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Tesla taking a huge risk with Model 3 production

Tesla is often known as an unconventional automaker, which can be traced to many facets of its operations. However, the electric car company's unconventional procedures surrounding the much-hyped Model 3 represents a major gamble. It turns out Tesla will skip the normal production procedure of...

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Has the collector car market finally peaked?

The collector car market in recent years has experienced never before seen levels of growth, due mostly to rock-bottom interest rates pushing up prices of almost all assets. Yes, sadly, cars are now viewed more as investment vehicles similar to jewelry or fine art, with many owners parking their...

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Borgward confirms electric SUV, German plant

Revived German car brand Borgward, backed by state-owned Chinese automaker BAIC, unveiled its first model in almost 50 years during the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. The model was a mid-size SUV called the BX7 that Borgward started selling in China in 2016. The BX7, which is also built in China, has...

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Lynk & Co says its cars will have lifetime warranties

Lynk & Co at its Wednesday press conference at the 2017 Shanghai auto show came out with the unusually bold promise of lifetime warranties for its cars. The brand didn't provide details on the terms but said roadside assistance will also be offered to customers. That's not all as...

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BMW M exec says dual-clutch, manual transmissions on their way out

There was a time when opting for the manual transmission, and later the dual-clutch transmission, over an automatic was a no-brainer for anyone serious about performance driving. The choice of transmission isn't so straightforward these days as modern automatics are shifting much quicker than...

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Volvo’s first electric car will be built in China

Volvo will launch its first electric car in 2019. The car will be based on the Compact Modular Architecture designed for smaller cars and offer a range of 250 miles or more. The battery will be placed in the vehicle floor and an electric motor will be at the front axle. At the 2017 Shanghai auto...

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Volkswagen will build second SUV in US

Volkswagen will build a second SUV at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. VW Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken confirmed during last week's 2017 New York auto show that a second SUV will be built at the Chattanooga plant, and that the vehicle would be a five-seater, Automotive News...

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S60 on track to be first Volvo made in US

Volvo has only just broken ground on its first-ever U.S. assembly plant, but we already know what vehicle will first roll out into the southern breeze of Ridgeville, South Carolina when the plant becomes operational in 2018. The next-generation S60 sedan has been selected as the first vehicle to be...

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Audi Q8 entering production in 2018, Q4 in 2019

Audi currently has three new SUVs in the pipeline. They are the Q4, Q8 and e-tron, the latter being an electric offering based on 2015's e-tron Quattro concept. Audi in 2016 confirmed that the e-tron will enter production at a plant in Brussels, Belgium in 2018. Note, the e-tron name is yet...

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