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Is this the next Shelby GT500 engine?
Keeping potent performers under wraps is getting harder for automakers thanks to sneaky smartphone usage and social media.
Lamborghini bets on power with Urus SUV
Lamborghini's 650-hp, $237,000 Urus is poised to enter at the top of the ultraluxury SUV segment, which already includes the Bentley Bentayga and Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and Rolls-Royce poised to enter the fast-growing sector .
Porsche crossovers may go EV, coupe route
Porsche will make a final decision next year whether to build full battery-electric and coupe versions of its Cayenne and Macan crossovers.
Toyota Avalon relaunch signals faith in sedans
Consumers may be abandoning traditional midsize and large sedans in droves, in favor of crossovers and SUVs, but Toyota remains faithful to the segment with plans to redesign the Avalon.
U.S. transportation chief Elaine Chao to keynote AutoMobili-D expo
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will give the keynote speech at the Detroit auto show's AutoMobili-D exposition in January.
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How GM can gain from carbon fiber in trucks
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We've known for a long time that General Motors was going to respond in a big way to Ford's lightweight aluminum F-150. Here it comes.
An electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles
A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. A battery pack takes up storage room, reducing utility in a vehicle where it is crucial to haul lots of gear.
Lexus readies crossover flagship concept
Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $100,000. The concept will debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show next month.
Legos, drain plugs and caves: What people are saying about the '18 Jeep Wrangler
While the basic design of the retooled 2018 Jeep Wrangler is similar to the current Wrangler, FCA has updated, and modernized, its popular off-roader with offerings such as an eight-speed automatic transmission, an available 8.4-inch touch-screen display and a backup camera. Production of the 2018 Wrangler has begun with the soft- and dual-top four-door versions. Here's some initial reaction from the automotive media.
GM first to offer in-car purchases via Marketplace app
General Motors is launching a new in-vehicle app named Marketplace that will allow drivers to pay for goods such as gasoline or coffee and schedule service through their infotainment systems.
BMW may expand EV range with iX-badged crossovers, SUVs
BMW may expand its EV range with iX-badged crossovers and SUVs as it seeks to benefit from the industry shift toward battery-powered cars.
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How Chevy's Corvette ZR1 packs 755 hp
A ZR1 is a special thing. The engine that powers any ZR1 is even more special.
Automakers clearly expect the crossover boom to continue, with nearly a dozen crossovers making their world or U.S. debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
L.A.'s hot new model? Subscriptions
Automakers took the opportunity at the Los Angeles Auto Show to promote alternatives to the basic retail sales model and the American tradition of personal car ownership.
BMW i8 line will get bigger batteries
BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars will boast a big boost in battery capacity and range when they go on sale in the spring.
Plug-in 911 is on the way — about 2023
Porsche will push for more power and battery range when it electrifies its flagship sports car early next decade.
Toyota's show cars: The onslaught begins
Executives at Toyota and Lexus promised that the Los Angeles offerings were just the start of an onslaught of new ideas and products as they take up Akio Toyoda's call for more get-up-and-go across the company.