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Subaru’s STI celebrates its 30th anniversary

Subaru dates its motorsports history to 1972, when a Leone (GL) competed in the Southern Cross Rally in Australia. Eight years later, the Japanese automaker became the first to enter a car with four-wheel drive in the World Rally Championship series. By 1988, the company's motorsports program had grown to the point that it was ready to stand as a...

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Mercedes-Benz jumping into the subscription game in June

This coming June, Cadillac, BMW, Volvo, and Porsche will have another premium car-subscription service to contend with from Mercedes-Benz. The brand announced a pilot program for the upcoming service at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting, per a report Tuesday in Automotive News (subscription required). Details on the new pilot service were...

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Mercedes-Benz isn’t ready to walk away from diesel

Diesel has, more or less, become a rather dirty word in the aftermath of Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal. However, as the majority of European automakers back away from the fuel, Mercedes-Benz isn't ready to walk away from it just yet. Mercedes-Benz head, Dieter Zetsche, told Autocar in a Monday report that consumer confidence in diesel powertrains is still...

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CT6’s twin-turbo V-8 exclusive to Cadillac, says Johan de Nysschen

Cadillac in March revealed a new 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 whose first application will be in the 2019 CT6 V-Sport, where it's estimated to deliver 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. General Motors tends to use its V-8s across its brands, so fans are already wondering when the engine, which features double overhead cams plus a compact and...

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Lincoln test-drives used-car subscription service

Lincoln announced on Thursday it will launch a pilot for its car-subscription program in West Los Angeles and San Francisco. Unlike rival services, the vehicles will be used 2017 models, not new cars. The pilot will run through the Ford Canvas program, Ford's own subscription program that also offers used vehicles. Subscribers will have their particular car...

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Nvidia pumps brakes on self-driving car development after Uber crash

The March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona, where one pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car based on a Volvo XC90, has caused massive reverberations across the industry. The latest company to take a step back from self-driving car technology? Nvidia. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Nvida, which sold some of the computer hardware to Uber...

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Arizona blocks Uber from testing self-driving cars on state’s roads

Arizona on Monday blocked Uber from conducting further tests of self-driving cars on the state's roads as a result of last week's fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of the test cars. In a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with Bloomberg, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he found a video of the accident released by police to be...

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Uber retreats from Southeast Asia by selling operations to rival Grab

Uber is paring back more of its loss-making operations with the announcement on Monday that it is retreating from the Southeast Asian market. Uber will sell its operations in the market to Singapore-based Grab, a rival ride-hailing company that's been the biggest challenger to Uber in Southeast Asia. As part of the deal, Uber will gain a 27.5 percent stake...

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Ford and Mahindra in talks to develop electric car, 2 SUVs together

Last September, we learned that Ford was in talks with Mahindra to explore ways to expand into the Indian market and potentially collaborate on product development. The two automakers on Thursday announced they have since signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibility of developing an electric car, a compact SUV and a mid-size SUV...

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