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Waymo announces new fleet of self-driving Jaguar I-Pace crossovers

The next wave of self-driving Waymo cars will be electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, the automotive supplier said Tuesday. Up to 20,000 electric crossovers will be fitted with the self-driving hardware by 2020, a significant commitment for the relatively small automaker. Later this year, Waymo said it would launch an app for self-driving taxis that can be...

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Daimler’s dedicated EV brand for China updates its 1 car

German auto giant Daimler in 2014 launched a dedicated electric car brand in China together with local automaker BYD. The brand was called Denza, and its sole product was a homely hatchback with a 115-horsepower electric motor powered by a lithium iron phosphate battery. The stated range was 186 miles. Denza has now updated the car, which in updated form...

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Lynk & Co. reveals 02 SUV, confirms 2019 launch in Europe

Meet the Lynk & Co. 02, the second car from the new youth-focused brand of Chinese auto giant Zhejiang Geely Holding. The compact crossover SUV is a more coupe-like alternative to Lynk & Co.'s 01 (shown below), which went on sale in China last year, and is set to spearhead the brand's launch in Europe in 2019. A launch in the United States is...

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2018 Volkswagen Touareg revealed

Volkswagen revealed a redesigned Touareg on Friday at a special ceremony in Beijing marking the automaker's presence in China, which it calls its second home. The new Touareg represents the third generation of the nameplate, and it's one that's been pushed much higher upmarket to reflect its new status as flagship of the VW brand. That role was previously...

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatch heads to 2018 New York auto show

We just saw it at the 2018 Geneva auto show, but now Toyota's new Corolla Hatchback is on its way to the United States for a local debut at next week's 2018 New York auto show. The new compact hatch, which is called an Auris in Europe, is due in showrooms this summer as a 2019 model. It replaces the Corolla iM and will be joined shortly by a redesigned...

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Norwegian company working on self-driving snowplows

Self-driving-car technology won't stop at everyday transportation. The systems that will likely make their way to ride-sharing services first have the potential to aid numerous industries, and Yeti Snow Technology announced on Monday that it's working to bring automated snowplows to market. Yeti, a Norwegian company owned jointly by a company called Semcon...

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Opel Corsa latest to receive GSi performance trim

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 comes with the same sport-tuned suspension from the previous Corsa OPC. Honed on the...

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Jeep Wrangler JL donut doors no longer confirmed for 2019

Remember the Jeep Wrangler JL's nifty "donut doors" shown at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show? Those are no longer confirmed for 2019, and according to a Jalopnik report from Saturday, they aren't happening anymore. The donut doors were to feature set of plastic "plugs" painted the color of the door to cover the holes when needed, and a removable plastic...

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New Netflix show pits modified machines against supercars

Old-fashioned cable television has car-themed shows, Amazon's Prime service scored "The Grand Tour," and now, Netflix wants in on car-related programming. The service announced Tuesday that it will bring "Fastest Car" to subscribers starting on April 6. The show's premise is pretty simple: it pits supercars against modified vehicles and sleepers in heads-up...

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