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McLaren Expanding Line-up to Include 570GT

McLaren Expanding Line-up to Include 570GT

McLaren continues to rise from the ashes with the second of what is expected to be three vehicles in the 570 family – the 570GT – just in time for the Geneva Motor Show. Actually, it’s the third of three, but only the 570GT and 570S are sold in the U.S. The 570GT gets...
EPA Looking at Claims Mercedes Rigged Diesels

EPA Looking at Claims Mercedes Rigged Diesels

Barely a week after a Seattle law firm filed a class action lawsuit against luxury carmaker Daimler AG, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Monday that it is looking into claims the automaker’s diesel vehicles were illegally rigged to pass American...
Ford Pumps Up Fiesta with ST200 Edition

Ford Pumps Up Fiesta with ST200 Edition

Ford is heating up the hot hatch wars with the Geneva Motor Show debut of the new Fiesta ST200. Already one of the sportiest entries in the subcompact class, the new Ford Fiesta ST200 gets a big pump in performance out of its 1.6-liter EcoBoost enging, generating up...
Nissan Spending $3.5B on Share Buyback

Nissan Spending $3.5B on Share Buyback

Nissan Motor Co. announced plans to repurchase $3.5 billion worth of its own shares before the end of 2016 to enhance return to shareholders, the company said in a statement. “Return to shareholders is one of Nissan’s key objectives. We took this decision...
Tesla Wins First Round in Fight with GM

Tesla Wins First Round in Fight with GM

Round one of the fight between Tesla and General Motors over the EV maker’s ability to sell cars in Indiana without a dealer network has gone to Elon Musk. Indiana lawmakers essentially tabled a bill put forth by State Representative Kevin Mahan that would have...
Federal Judge Demands Fix for VW Diesel Problem

Federal Judge Demands Fix for VW Diesel Problem

A federal judge in San Francisco is giving Volkswagen a month to come up with an acceptable fix that would bring 600,000 polluting diesel vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions laws. The announcement by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer comes as the maker...
Acura Considers Option for Brawnier NSX Type-R

Acura Considers Option for Brawnier NSX Type-R

Acura began taking orders this week for the all-new 2017 NSX, marking the return of the 2-seat supercar after a decade’s absence. The new model isn’t just an update of the old NSX. Acura has opted for a unique new hybrid drivetrain pairing a twin-turbo V-6 with three...
Ford Powers Up Production of EcoBoost Engine Family

Ford Powers Up Production of EcoBoost Engine Family

Even with cheap gas, motorists have been migrating away from traditional engine choices, and that’s convinced Ford to pump $145 million into the Cleveland Engine Plant producing one of its key alternatives, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine used in a variety of models...
Auto Loan Delinquencies on the Rise

Auto Loan Delinquencies on the Rise

Even with sales booming, the auto industry got another warning about easy credit as Fitch Ratings reported that delinquencies on U.S. subprime auto-related asset backed securities have reached a level not seen since the 2008-2009 recession. The underperforming loans,...