Hummer maker AM General reportedly up for sale, GM and FCA interested

AM General, best known for bringing the Hummer brand into the world, has reportedly hung up a "for sale" sign. The company is allegedly seeking potential bidders, which may include both General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Reuters reported Monday the list of potential buyers includes GM, FCA, and a group of AM General's current industry rivals such...

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AMG A45 details surface: 8-speed dual-clutch, drift mode, 400-plus horsepower

Although all eyes were on the Mercedes-AMG A35 at the 2018 Paris motor show, it's the upcoming A45 that promises real performance credentials. Now we have the latest details on the AMG A45 hot hatchback straight from AMG boss Tobias Moers. The chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG told Car Advice in a Tuesday report the next-generation A45 will...

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First 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rolls off assembly line

Demonic Dodges are ready to roll into dealerships. No, not those Demons that you're more likely to find rolling across an auction block. Today we're talking about the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the first customer example of which rolled off the Brampton Assembly line floor Tuesday. Dodge continues to build up its lineup with vehicles boasting...

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2019 Kia Niro EV sneak peek: More range, more details, more coming

The Kia Niro EV made its European stop Tuesday, likely the last stop on its world tour before a U.S. model is revealed. The Niro EV that showed at the 2018 Paris auto show gave us the most detailed look at the electric crossover heading to the U.S. next year, although Kia hasn't yet said when the electric car would go on sale in the U.S. nor how much it...

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Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been transformed into a sporty speedster instead of a convertible...

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2019 Porsche Macan brings new look to 2018 Paris auto show

Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It's the marque's most popular model, with more than 97,000 delivered in 2017 alone. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan is now at the midway point in its life cycle, and to keep sales brimming Porsche has given the small SUV a substantial update. Porsche unveiled the...

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Updates to Audi R8 previewed by 2019 LMS race car

Audi Sport's R8 LMS racing into the 2019 motorsport season made a pit stop on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The version shown is designed for GT3 competition but Audi Sport also offers an R8 LMS GT4. Crucially, the car shown features the design bound for an updated version of the R8 road car due in showrooms next year, a prototype for which is shown...

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Honda will invest $2.75B in GM’s Cruise self-driving car business

In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major backing from rival automaker Honda. The companies announced Wednesday that Honda will invest $2.75 billion in the Cruise unit over the next 12 years, with $750 million of the investment...

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Aston Martin shares start trading at $24, value company at $5.6B

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand's 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards, but the company finally took the plunge on Wednesday with its shares listing on the London Stock Exchange at a price of $24.60 under the ticker symbol AML. Only 25...

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