Report: BMW i8 Roadster to debut at 2017 LA auto show

BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for its i8, and as part of the update the plug-in hybrid sports car will be available as a convertible. The convertible version of the i8 will be known as the i8 Roadster, and according to Automotive News (subscription required) we'll see it debut in...

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2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this year, it was reported that Mazda was looking to introduce an HCCI engine in 2018. Now, Motoring is reporting that the first...

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2019 Subaru Forester spy shots

A prototype for Subaru's next-generation Forester has been spotted for the first time. The small SUV is expected in showrooms in late 2018, as a 2019 model. Judging by the spy shots, the new Forester will resemble a scaled-down version of Subaru's upcoming 3-row, 7-seat SUV, the Ascent...

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German firm plans Tesla Gigafactory-rivaling battery plant

The race to capitalize on the growing need for electric car batteries is well and truly underway. Although Tesla has an early start with its massive 35-gigawatt-hour Gigafactory, a German firm has announced plans for its own battery plant to rival Tesla's operation. A consortium known as Terra E...

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