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Audi A4 Cabriolet may replace the A3, A5 and TT droptops

2005 Audi A4 Cabriolet

The Audi A4 Cabriolet was discontinued in 2008, but a new report claims that it may be coming back. Audi currently offers the A3 and A5 Cabriolet and TT Roadster, but all three droptops may be replaced by a new A4 Cabriolet. According to Autobild, the A4 Cabriolet may replace the current slow selling Audi convertible models. Sedans are not...

2019 Toyota Avalon priced at $36,395, Avalon Hybrid priced at $37,395

2019 Toyota Avalon Review

The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon is going to start rolling into showrooms next month and now Toyota has released all the pricing details for the fifth-generation Avalon. The base Avalon XLE is priced at $36,395, which is priced $2,000 higher than the outgoing model, although Toyota is quick to point out there are more standard features on the 2019...

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup will arrive in 2020

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

It's been a few years since Hyundai tested the waters with the Santa Cruz pickup concept and although there have been rumors that the truck would enter production, Hyundai hasn't made any announcements. Now Hyundai is giving a few details about the Santa Cruz concept, including hints that it will arrive in 2020. Speaking to Motor Trend, Brian Smith, CEO...

Infiniti announces plan to build five models in China

Infiniti China Production

Infiniti has announced that it will build five vehicles in China, for China, within the next five years. The new plan is part of Infiniti's 5x5 plan, with the QX50 being the first of the five vehicles. Also in addition to announcing the new production plans, Infiniti has also reaffirmed that by 2021 all of its vehicles will be...

Chevy drivers can buy gas at Shell stations using their touchscreen

Chevy and Shell in-dash fuel payment

Chevy and Shell have teamed up to make it easier for Chevy drivers to pay for gas with the first ever in-dash fuel payment system. The new feature allows drivers to pay directly through their touchscreen in their Chevy vehicle without having to swipe a credit car or use a mobile device. The new feature is accessed via the new...

Buick Velite 6 plug-in hybrid debuts in China

Buick Velite 6 plug-in hybrid

In addition to the new Enspire electric SUV concept, Buick has also unveiled the new Velite 6 plug-in hybrid in China. The Buick Velite 6 plug-in hybrid is based on the Velite concept that debuted in 2016 and is part of its new Buick Blue new energy vehicle strategy. The Buick Velite 6 plug-in hybrid is powered by an CVT...

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury and A-Class sedan head to Beijing

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury

We're just about a week away from the 2018 Beijing Motor Show and Mercedes-Benz has announced what it's bringing to the show. One of the big debuts will be the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept, which is teased here, while the second big debut will be the A-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz hasn't revealed too many details about the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate...

GM cuts 1,500 jobs in Ohio, will the Chevy Cruze survive?

2019 Chevy Cruze

Earlier this month Chevy unveiled the updated 2019 Chevy Cruze, which comes as Cruze sales continue to decline. Now General Motors announced that it's cutting half the jobs at its Lordstown, Ohio plant, which produces the Cruze. Does this mean that the Cruze could become another victim of the popular crossover? Chevy Cruze sales are already off by 28 percent...

Lincoln to build five vehicles in China by 2022

Lincoln China production

Lincoln wants to ramp up its presence in China and to do so, Lincoln is planning on building at least five new vehicles in China by 2022. Ford has already confirmed plans to start building a new SUV in China next year, which is likely the new Lincoln Aviator. According to sources, Ford will begin building the production version of...

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Viper head to Barrett-Jackson

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Viper

Dodge has announced that it will auction off the last 2017 Dodge Viper built and final 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon as a pair at Barrett-Jackson. Dodge has labeled the pairing as "The Ultimate Last Chance," since this will literally be your last chance to get both models. “An avid collector could search a lifetime to try to put two...

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