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2019 Porsche Cayenne keeps you connected

2019 Porsche Cayenne

When the next-generation 2019 Porsche Cayenne arrives next year it will take vehicle networking to a new level, thanks to its Porsche Connect Plus system. With the Porsche Connect Plus system, drivers can now access Amazon Music, Smart Home functions provided by Nest, and Radio Plus. Like your phone, the new Cayenne is permanently online thanks to the integrated, LTE-compatible...

Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in its Alabama plant for EVs

mercedes-benz invest $1 billion EQ electric vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to introduce its new line of EQ electric vehicles and has announced plans to invest $1 billion in its Vance, Alabama plant for the new EVs. The Alabama plant will be expanded to specifically build fully electric utility vehicles. The investment is part of the automaker's plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2022, with plans...

2018 Honda Odyssey gets top IIHS and NHTSA safety ratings

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The 2018 Honda Odyssey has received the highest safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA by earning a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS and a 5-Star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2018 Odyssey equipped with Honda Sensing and LED headlights earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating by earning Good ratings in all of IIHS...

Kia Stinger may get a V8 in the U.S.

2018 Kia Stinger

Kia's new high-performance rear-wheel drive sedan, the Kia Stinger, may offer a V8 option in the United States. The Kia Stinger has already been unveiled with 2.0L four-cylinder and 3.3L V6 engines, but Kia may be working on a new V8 version for North America. Kia Australia general manager Kevin Hepworth revealed to CarAdvice that a V8 version of the...

Lexus LS F might debut in Tokyo

Lexus LS F Sketch

Is Lexus getting ready to reveal the high-performance Lexus LS F? Lexus has teased the idea of an LS F, but has yet to confirm any production plans. Now a photo of what looks like the LS F has surfaced on Instagram from a Japanese magazine. The single photo shows the LS F's front fascia with its aggressive spindle grille...

McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is ready for Gran Turismo Sport

McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo

McLaren has announced that it has created the Ultimate GT car for the upcoming PlayStation 4 title, Gran Turismo Sport, which will be available starting October 17, 2017. Game creator, Kazunori Yamauchi asked for automakers to design ‘visionary GT cars’ to compete in Gran Turismo Sport, which McLaren has answered with the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. McLaren says that the...

Land Rover Discovery tows 121-ton road train

Land Rover Discovery tows train

To prove how strong the Land Rover Discovery is, Land Rover set up a test in the Australian Outback where the Discovery would try to tow a 121-ton road train. The unmodified Discovery HSE Td6 managed to tow the 328-foot long road train for nearly 10 miles. The test was used to showcase the towing ability of the 2018 Land...

Chrysler says a 300 Hellcat is not happening

2018 Chrysler 300S

On Monday it was reported that Chrysler is working on a 707-hp Chrysler 300 Hellcat, but sorry to disappoint you, those reports are false. Chrysler has now confirmed that it isn't happening, ever. Motor Authority spoke with a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokesman who confirmed that Chrysler has no plans to put the 707 horsepower engine under the hood of the...

Nissan partners with Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars The Last Jedi and Nissan

When Rogue One: A Star Wars Story launched, it was a natural fit for Nissan to create a unique Nissan Rogue crossover to promote the latest Star Wars movie. Now Nissan and Lucasfilm have teamed up again, but this time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will be released on December 15, 2017. "This film will be blazing new...

2018 Buick Cascada brings the color back

2018 Buick Cascada

Buick says that "color is back," which is why the 2018 Buick Cascada is getting some new, more vibrant color options for the new model year. The 2018 Cascada gets three new exterior color options and two new convertible top colors. Plus if you want the Sport Touring Dark Effects Package, its available in two additional exterior colors. The 2018...

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