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Are the Ford Taurus and C-Max being killed?

2017 Ford Taurus

The past few days there have been a lot of news about the GM and Ford's future lineups. While GM may end up cutting a few models in the next few years, Ford has already killed the Fiesta in the United States. Now comes news that the Ford Taurus and Ford C-Max may also disappear in the near future. According...

Toyota long-range EV coming in 2022

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota electric car

Toyota has been pretty quiet about its future EV plans, but a new report says that Toyota is preparing a new electric car that will be introduced in 2022. The new Toyota EV will use a solid-state battery and be able to recharged in a few minutes. According to the Chunichi Shimbun daily, the new Toyota EV will be built...

Daimler and Bosch show off a driverless Automated Valet Parking system

Bosch und Daimler Automated Valet Parking

Daimler and Bosch have teamed up to create a driverless Automated Valet Parking system in a multi-story car park at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Don't worry about having to wait for a valet driver to fetch your keys and park your car, since this automated system allows your car to automatically proceed to a parking spot. Automated valet parking...

2018 Honda Ridgeline priced at $30,570

2018 Honda Ridgeline

Honda has announced the pricing and updates for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, which starts at $30,570 with the destination fees included. The Ridgeline was all-new for the 2017 model year, so the 2018 Ridgeline largely carries over to the new model year with some small changes and a few new color options. The 2018 Ridgeline now has nine trim levels,...

Infiniti QX70 is dead, but a replacement could happen

2015 Infiniti QX70

Infiniti has officially decided to kill the midsize Infiniti QX70 crossover, which will not be offered for the 2018 model year. Infiniti is dropping the QX70, which was formally known as the FX, as the brand wants to focus on its new QX50 compact crossover. The QX70 is the second generation of the five seater crossover, which originally launched as...

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre revealed

BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre

BMW is going to bring a new limited edition 7 Series to the Frankfurt Motor Show, called the 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre. The new limited-edition 7 Series celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 7 Series. Only 200 units are slated for production, but if you're lucky enough to get one you can choose between a Frozen Silver metallic or...

Tesla goes vegan by deleting leather seats

Tesla Model S

Following news that the rear-drive Tesla Model S 75 is going away, Tesla has also revealed another update - leather seats are no longer available. Tesla hasn't made an announcement about the deletion of the leather seat option on its vehicles, but if you check out its configurator, you won't see leather listed. All Tesla's will now come with seats...

2017 Kia Forte gets Top Safety Pick Plus rating

2017 Kia Forte Sedan

Kia has announced that the 2017 Kia Forte has received the highest safety rating possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Top Safety Pick Plus. The recent news is great for the Forte, which was also recently named the highest-rated compact car in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. “Kia Forte is one of our most popular...

2018 Infiniti Q50 priced at $35,105


Infiniti has announced the pricing for the refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50, which starts at $35,105. There are 12 versions of the 2018 Q50 available - with four powertrain choices, plus rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. The 2018 Q50's trim levels debut a new global naming convention for Infiniti's trim levels: Pure, Luxe, Sport and Red Sport 400. The 2018 Q50 features...

Nissan’s semi-autonomous ProPILOT Assist tech is ready

Nissan ProPILOT Assist, Nissan, ProPILOT Assist

Nissan has announced that its new semi-autonomous ProPILOT Assist technology is ready to launch in the United States and it will start arriving later this year. The system is similar to other semi-autonomous systems as it helps reduce driver fatigue by assisting with the steering, braking and acceleration on the highway. ProPILOT Assist uses a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors...


2017 Tesla Model S, Tesla Model S Review

2017 Tesla Model S – Review

Ever since the Tesla Model S came on to the market in 2012, it’s been the poster child for electric cars - everyone wants...