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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...

Toyota reveals GR sports car series in Japan

Toyota GR sports car series

Toyota has pulled the covers off of its new GR sports car series in Japan. The GR series, which stands for Gazoo Racing, will offer models in three performance categories. "Toward making "ever-better cars," GAZOO Racing, established as a company within TMC, refines its cars and trains its personnel through motor sports activities such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring...

2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e debuts with 25 mile EV range

2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e plug-in hybrid sedan, which is expected to go on sale in the U.S. by mid-2019. The large sedan has an electric driving range of 25 miles. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e is powered by a 365-hp 3.0L V6 that's mated to a 90 kW electric motor. The plug-in hybrid powertrain sends its power to...

Chrysler 300 Hellcat expected next year

2018 Chrysler 300C

Chrysler is reportedly going to introduce a Hellcat version of the Chrysler 300 next year. The Chrysler 300 Hellcat will be introduced as a 2018 model before the whole Chrysler 300 lineup gets a refresh for the 2019 model year. Chrysler has yet to make an official announcement, but Automotive News is reporting that the Chrysler 300 Hellcat is in...

McLaren Special Operations creates bespoke 570GT

McLaren MSO Collection 570GT

McLaren has announced that six very lucky buyers will be getting their hands on a bespoke McLaren 570GT that's been created by McLaren Special Operations as part of the MSO Collection. The six special 570GT models are finished in McLaren's historic ‘XP Green’ exterior paint, which is the same color as the F1 XP GT ‘Longtail’ homologation model built...

Volkswagen planning new small crossover for America

2018 Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen pulled the covers off the sub-compact VW T-Roc crossover this month in Frankfurt, but VW has no plans to offer it in the United States, since it's deemed as too small for U.S. buyers. Even though the small crossover segment has taken off here, VW executives are still trying to decide if it needs to offer a smaller...

Daimler beats Tesla with electric Fuso eCanter truck

FUSO eCanter

Tesla has made lots of headlines lately as we wait for the arrival of its electric semi-truck. Well Daimler has been working on an electric truck as well and has announced that it is ready. Daimler recently unveiled the Fuso eCanter in New York City. The Fuso eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be...

You can now pay to drive a Land Rover Defender in the U.S.

Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program

Sadly Land Rover no longer sells the iconic Land Rover Defender in the United States, but fans of the SUV still have a chance to get behind the wheel of one. Land Rover has announced the new Land Rover Experience Center Heritage Program, which gives you a chance to drive it off-road in the U.S. The Land Rover Experience Center...

Ford confirms Fiesta ST is done in North America

ford fiesta st north america

Ford has basically given up on the Ford Fiesta in North America, which means that we won't be getting the next-generation Fiesta or even the Fiesta ST hot hatch. "It's simply a matter of a lack of interest in the B-segment in America. It doesn't make sense, nor is it possible financially speaking, to import a single trim level, and...

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