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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

Next-gen Land Rover Defender will debut at the end of 2018

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover has revealed a few details about the next-generation Land Rover Defender, but has stopped short when it comes to details about when we'll finally see it. Now it's being reported that the new Defender will debut in production form at the end of 2018, before it goes on sale in 2019. According to Autocar, the next Defender codenamed...

EV tax credit is safe in new US tax bill

Tesla Supercharger

Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have yet to reveal the final details of their new tax bill, but some Republicans have reportedly revealed that the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit will survive. The House tax bill eliminated the EV credit, but the Senate bill does not and that part of the bill will reportedly be used for...

Ford Fusion production might move to China in 2020

2018 Ford Fusion

Earlier this year Ford announced plans to shift production of the Focus to China when the next-generation Ford Focus debuts in 2019. Now it looks like Ford may be getting ready to send even more production to China, since a new report suggests that the next-generation Ford Fusion will also be built in China. According to Reuters, the next-generation Ford...

VW confirms plans to expand the Atlas lineup

2018 VW Atlas

Last month it was discovered that Volkswagen has trademarked the names Atlas Allsport and Atlas Cross Sport, which provided some proof that the automaker is planning other variants of the Atlas. Now Hinrich Woebcken, VW's CEO of the North American Region has confirmed that the Atlas badge will be used on more than just the current three-row crossover. At an...

Acura CDX crossover may finally be coming to the U.S.

Acura CDX

Acura may soon jump into the compact crossover segment with the arrival of the Acura CDX in the U.S. Acura originally unveiled the CDX crossover at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, but when it debuted, Acura only planned it for the Chinese market. With the growing popularity of luxury compact crossovers, Acura may have finally decided to bring the...

Lexus LC F could get a 621-hp twin-turbo V8

2018 Lexus LC 500

A Lexus insider recently revealed some details about the long awaited Lexus LC F Coupe, which will grab the title as the most powerful Lexus ever produced. According to Holiday Auto, who spoke with an insider, the Lexus LC F will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 with 621 horsepower. That's a healthy increase over the current LC 500...

Latest 2019 Volkswagen Jetta teaser previews its new face

2019 Volkswagen Jetta teaser

Earlier this week we saw the first official teaser of the all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and now we two more teasers. The latest teasers provide a look at the 2019 VW Jetta's new face, which is more expressive than the current model, while the interior will look a bit more modern. The 2019 Jetta will officially debut next month at...

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior revealed

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior

Mercedes-Benz is going to take the covers off the first all-new 2019 G-Class next month at the Detroit Auto Show. This is the first redesign for the G-Class, since the iconic SUV debuted in 1979. Mercedes-Benz hasn't unveiled its exterior, but instead we're getting our first look now at the interior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Mercedes-Benz says that the...

Mercedes-Benz will show off its MBUX infotainment system at CES

Mercedes-Benz User Experience MBUX

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will reveal its new infotainment system, called the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. The new infotainment system features technology based on artificial intelligence and "is set to usher in a new era in terms of infotainment and Mercedes me connectivity." The Mercedes-Benz User Experience will...

PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks

tesla semi

PepsiCo has placed the largest preorder yet for the electric Tesla Semi truck. A PepsiCo executive has revealed that the snack and beverage maker has reserved 100 Tesla Semi trucks as the company seeks to reduce its fuel costs and emissions. PepsiCo now follows other companies like Walmart, J.B.Hunt and Anheuser-Busch who have placed orders for the Tesla Semi. PepsiCo...

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