2018 Opel Corsa GSi hot hatch revealed with 148 horsepower

German automaker Opel recently revived its GSi performance trim with a hot version of its Insignia sedan and wagon. Now, Opel has revealed the second model to receive the GSi treatment: the Corsa subscompact. The Corsa GSi is all about agile handling. That's why the car's 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivers just 148 horsepower and 162 pound-feet. It's...

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DS 3 Crossback to offer EV option, target Audi Q2

PSA Group's luxury brand DS launched its first standalone model last year in the form of the DS 7 Crossback, a small SUV with the refinement and technology to match the German marques. Now DS is in the final stage of testing of its second model, a compact SUV to be called the DS 3 Crossback. The Audi Q2 and BMW X2 rival is due to make its world debut in...

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VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, which previously participated in the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. Returning Volkswagen drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will compete in ARX with...

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Mobileye self-driving car runs red light during public demo

Companies continue to race at lightspeed to bring self-driving cars to market, but along the way, the robo cars have had their fair share of incidents. The latest error occurred in Jerusalem. While Mobileye showed off its latest self-driving car prototype, the vehicle ran a red light during a press demonstration. Bloomberg reported on the incident on...

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China to cut tariffs for cars, auto parts

In what could prove to be a major turning point in China's tough stance on trade in the auto sector, China's Finance Ministry on Tuesday confirmed cuts for import tariffs on cars and car parts. Due to roll in from July 1, the cuts will see tariffs on most vehicles reduced to 15 percent, and on certain parts reduced to 6 percent. Many cars imported into...

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Ford sues dealership that resold John Cena’s GT

Legal drama seems to follow the Ford GT wherever it goes. The latest installment of drama comes from a well-known story involving John Cena, his GT, and the fact the actor and wrestler flipped the car within a no-sell window. Ford sued Cena last year, and the ordeal is still playing out in court, but the automaker also filed a lawsuit against the dealership...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive review: the way forward for a classic

The scene in the rearview mirror of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is remarkably clear. It's all high-definition vineyards and crystal-clear coastline, for as long as I dare look back. Why it's so clear: Engineers fitted thinner rear and side windows that are not only 6 pounds lighter, but also skip a defroster and the unforgivable clutter of...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 mild hybrid arrives in late 2018 to replace the E43

Mercedes-AMG added the E43 sport sedan a couple of years ago to appeal to the buyer looking for a fast car but without the flashiness and firm ride of something like the full-fat E63. Well, the boffins at AMG have now enhanced the car by adding mild hybrid technology and in the process renamed it an E53. We first saw the technology in the CLS53 and E53...

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Report: Ford Mach 1 electric SUV will share platform with next Escape

Ford's electric SUV tentatively named the Mach 1 will be based on a platform shared with the next-generation Escape, Autocar reported Tuesday. The platform is the highly modular design that debuted this year in Ford's redesigned Focus. It should make an appearance in the redesigned Escape sometime next year, a prototype for which is shown below. According...

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