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Hyundai and Kia will be the next brands to incorporate solar charging into their vehicles. Hybrid models are slated to receive the tech first, but solar systems will eventually roll out in EVs and conventional internal combustion cars after 2019. The Korean car brands haven’t said which models will get the solar roofs, and in
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Since August, buyers have been able to go online and configure their own 2019 Ford Ranger before it heads to dealerships early next year. Now, leaked documents reveal a host of accessories that will be available on the truck, from bed products to body graphics and kayak carriers. The folks at Ranger5G.com say they received a
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado stands apart from its competitors by offering a four-cylinder engine. Now that fuel economy numbers are in, we know how efficient this truck will be compared to rivals with V-6 engines. According to EPA ratings, rear-drive Silverado models with the 2.7-liter turbo-four engine can hit 20/23 mpg city/highway. That city rating
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BMW is launching the 8 Series in the U.S. this fall with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that produces a healthy 523 hp. Some markets also receive a 3.0-liter turbo-six with 315 hp. The automaker hasn’t announced other variants, but it’s looking like a V-12 or plug-in hybrid powertrain isn’t part of the plan, at least
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BMW rarely makes big design changes to its vehicles all at once. Some may complain about that, but in a way it’s a credit to the automaker. The design of the 3 Series, for instance, undergoes only gradual changes from generation to generation, and unlike other rivals, it hasn’t needed to reinvent itself. Once again, the
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The car uses an electrically turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 and a set of 120-kW electric motors to produce more than 1,000 hp and routes it through an eight-speed automatic transmission. As we previously reported, the car should reach 124 mph from a standstill in less than 6 seconds, on to a top speed of more than
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Good news for drop-top fans: the Porsche 911 Speedster gets the green light and will go into production during the first half of 2019. The sports car marque revealed another gorgeous Speedster Concept at the 2019 Paris Motor Show. It follows the silver and white 911 Speedster that was unleashed back in June during Porsche’s big
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Tony Swan, veteran automotive journalist and former Motor Trend editor-in-chief, has passed away at age 78. Born in Minnesota, Swan began his career in journalism as a writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, bringing auto racing to the paper’s sports coverage. He joined Motor Trend in 1975, serving as features editor and later as
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Mercedes-AMG has dropped the “Project One” moniker for its new hypercar as it inches closer to production. A year after the prototype debuted to the public, the model will be known as “ONE” from now on. Mercedes says the name befits its new top-of-the-line vehicle—as in “the One.” “The name stands for the highest automotive
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Chevrolet will introduce four concept Silverado trucks next month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The vehicles show how customers can accessorize the Silverado with parts backed by Chevrolet or other companies. First up is the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country concept, which is a bit more extreme than the luxurious High Country currently offered.
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We’ve long known that Jeep will have a pickup based on the current generation JL Wrangler. For a few years now, we’ve also heard rumblings of a Ram midsize pickup. Now, suppliers have confirmed to Automotive News that Ram will build its own midsize truck, and it will be body-on frame. The suppliers revealed that Ram’s midsize pickup
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We’re quite fond of the Ram Power Wagon, our new long-term vehicle and the winner of our recent off-road truck comparison. Now, the model receives a Mojave Sand package that doesn’t make it more or less capable, but adds a few cosmetic touches. The package includes a new beige paint job and all-black wheels. Other
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Later this week, Kia plans to introduce the newest addition to its lineup: the Proceed. The Korean automaker says the Proceed “merges stunning design with the space and versatility of a tourer in a five-door shooting brake body.” Based on these spy shots, we’ll just call it good-looking. If the Proceed looks familiar, that’s because it’s
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Quick Stats: Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains’ founder/lead guitarist/singer-songwriter, co-lead vocalist Daily Driver: 2016 Range Rover (Jerry’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Tacoma to Alaska Car he learned to drive in: 1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle First car bought: Early 1990s Ford Explorer After the
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Harley-Davidson and Tuscany Motor Company rolled out a Harley-Davidson Concept Custom 2019 Ford F-150 for the motorcycle marque’s 115th Anniversary Celebration this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Harley styling crew and Ford-authorized specialty vehicle manufacturer Tuscany Motor Company co-designed the new concept pickup, which takes its styling cues from Harley’s most popular and iconic ride—the
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Mercedes is revealing the first vehicle from its EQ electric sub-brand, an all-wheel drive electric crossover called the EQC, on September 4. Earlier this week, the automaker teased the vehicle’s rear end and headlights, but now we get an even better look at the front end as the video tease continues. !function(e,n,t){var o,c=e.getElementsByTagName(n)[0];e.getElementById(t)||(o=e.createElement(n),o.id=t,o.src=”http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.2″,c.parentNode.insertBefore(o,c))}(document,”script”,”facebook-jssdk”); Unlike the
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BMW revealed the 8 Series coupe body style earlier this summer, and now it’s beginning to tease its next variant of the flagship two-door: the 8 Series convertible. While hot weather testing in Las Vegas and Death Valley, BMW snapped its own spy shots of a camouflaged 8 Series drop-top. Like many other automakers, BMW
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