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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Convertible revealed in patents

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Convertible patents

It seems like just about almost everyday a patent image leaks, which provides a preview of what the future holds. Following a few patent image leaks in June, we now have another look at the upcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Convertible models. The latest patent leaks come to us thanks to Dutch site Auto Visie, which posted several...

2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition priced at $52,695

2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition

The first special edition version of the Jeep Wrangler JL is almost here - the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition. While Jeep has yet to announce the new Wrangler Moab edition, JL Wrangler Forums has managed to get their hands on an order guide that provides all the juicy details, including the staggering $52,695 price tag. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler...

2019 Chevy Silverado gets new towing features

2019 Chevy Silverado Advanced Trailering System

Chevy wants to make it easier for 2019 Silverado owners to be able to tow, since in a recent study it found that 60 percent of Chevy buyers named towing as a named towing as a key purchase consideration. To improve the towing experience, the 2019 Silverado will be offered with several new towing features, like the trailering phone...

Automotive-HMI and Driver Distraction: Solutions Needed

Automotive HMI

Times have changed, in the past immense amounts of power under the hood and stunning looks were all that an automaker needed to have a winner. Now it’s all about the technology with cars now becoming rolling computers. With the growing number of features, the ultimate challenge for an evolving Automotive-HMI (Human Machine Interface) industry is the creation of...

Hyundai and Audi team up on fuel cell vehicles

hyundai nexo

Hyundai and Audi have announced that they have entered into a new partnership to develop fuel cell vehicle technology. Even though the agreement is between Hyundai and Audi, the technology and fuel cell vehicles developed as part of this new agreement can be used by Kia and Audi’s parent company Volkswagen. The partnership between Hyundai and Audi will leverage collective...

Toyota wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota has taken home the victory today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the first time its come taken home a win. Even more significant is that Toyota took the first and second spots. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso in the #8 TS050 Hybrid started from pole position and took the chequered flag, while Mike...

Subaru celebrates the sale of the first 2019 Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent first sale

Subaru is celebrating the sale of the first 2019 Subaru Ascent SUV, which was by Sommer’s Subaru in Mequon, Wisconsin. The first 2019 Ascent went to to long-time Subaru owner, Samantha Ernest of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, who was accompanied by her two sons, Caden and Oliver, and their Boston Terrier, Brewer. To celebrate the sale first Ascent, Subaru gave the new...

Bentley Bentayga Speed confirmed

Bentley Bentayga V8

Bentley has confirmed that it's working on a range topping Speed version of the Bentayga SUV. We don't know when it will arrive, but Bentley design boss Stefan Sielaff has confirmed the Bentayga Speed and that its design will be a "big change" compared to the standard version. Sielaff recently revealed the details to Autocar, where he also said to...

Porsche teaches us how to say Taycan in new teaser

Porsche Taycan teaser

Now that Porsche's new electric car has a name, some of us have been trying to figure out how to pronounce "Taycan." Is it tie-can or tay-can? Well Porsche is ready to teach us how to pronounce it, according to this teaser video, it's pronounced "Tie-Kahn." The teaser doesn't reveal much else about the new Taycan, but we do know...

2018 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee perform poorly in IIHS passenger side tests

2018 Ford Explorer IIHS Passenger Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently put several popular midsize SUVs through its series of passenger-side overlap tests and the results are a bit scary for a few of them. The worst performers were the 2018 Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee, which both received a "poor" rating, the lowest score possible. A small overlap crash occurs when...