Mazda to build new CX-7 at US plant?

Mazda in August revealed plans for a new plant to be constructed in the United States in partnership with Toyota. Due to be operational in 2021, the plant will build Corollas for Toyota and an SUV for Mazda. In an interview with Automotive News (subscription required), Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai said the new SUV is being designed specifically for the U.S...

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Cadillac celebrates 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title with special V-Series models

Cadillac is celebrating its win in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s premier Prototype class with some special versions of its sporty V-Series models. Called the Championship Editions, the cars are based on the 2018 ATS-V, ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V, and offer a number of sporty upgrades any racing fan will appreciate. The cars are offered in either black or white, …

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"The Grand Tour" hosts see a future with self-driving cars

For decades, the automotive media has taken automobiles and discussed how they drive, their features, and why one might be a better buy than the other. When the day arrives where a car is ready to do the driving, there may be a bit less to talk about. Nevertheless, "The Grand Tour" hosts believe auto journalists will still have a place in the world. In an...

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuts with bold look, raucous V-8

The current Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage, which made its public debut this week at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, is shaping up to be an absolutely brilliant sports car.

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Chris Bangle designs a bigger-than-it-looks electric city car

The company is called Redspace, and the vehicle shown here is its new electric city car. The design is certainly...different, which starts to make sense when you discover that ex-BMW head designer Chris Bangle is responsible for it. Yes, we're pretty sure it's going to leave onlookers split in their opinions. At first glance it doesn't make sense, but the...

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Ford sues John Cena for flipping his 2017 GT early

Actor, pro wrestler and all-around car nut John Cena is in a bit of trouble with Ford. The automaker filed a lawsuit on November 30 with the U.S. District Court in Michigan claiming Cena violated his purchase agreement for a 2017 Ford GT by flipping the car early. The lawsuit, a copy of which is posted on WXYZ Detroit, alleges Cena sold the car shortly...

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Saleen reveals S1 sports car, plans Chinese production

Saleen hasn’t had standalone car in its lineup since the S7 supercar went out of production in 2009. That all changed at this week’s 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show where Saleen took the covers off the new S1 sports car. The S1 actually made its world debut in China on November 8. It’s where the car will eventually be built, thus fulfilling a...

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EPA rates 2017 Tesla Model 3 at 310 miles of range, now find one

Step aside, Chevrolet Bolt EV. There's a new king of the (sort of) affordable electric-car segment. Well, maybe the Bolt EV can stay right where it is for two main reasons. First, there are very few Model 3s on the road at this point due to Tesla's problems with "production hell." Second, no early buyers will see a price anywhere near the $35,000 Tesla has...

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