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Saudi women officially begin driving

For the first time, Saudi Arabian women can now get behind the wheel of a car to drive themselves. The ban on women driving lifted this past Sunday. CNBC reported on the historic moment for women in the country, which is part of a grander plan to transform the ultra-conservative kingdom by 2030. Titled "Vision 2030," Saudi Arabia hopes to shift its economy...

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2019 Volvo S60, 2019 Chevy Blazer, 2019 BMW 8-Series: This Week’s Top Photos

It's been a long time coming but Volvo finally has a redesigned S60 small sedan in its fleet. The new model is one of the best looking and most advanced in the segment, and it's built right here in the United States. We haven't driven it yet but have sampled the car's V60 wagon sibling. Another car we sampled this week was the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, in...

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Tesla sues ex-employee who claims whistleblower status

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused an ex-employee of being a saboteur, Tesla filed suit against former Gigafactory technician Martin Tripp on Wednesday in a Nevada federal court, according to a Thursday report in the Washington Post. The lawsuit accuses Tripp of stealing confidential photos and video of Tesla's manufacturing systems and other trade secrets...

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2019 Chevy Blazer, 2018 Lexus LC 500h, Ford vs Ferrari: The Week In Reverse

Chevrolet brought back the Blazer nameplate; we slid behind the wheel of the 2018 Lexus LC 500h; and a new film is in the works depicting the battle between Ford and Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The Chevrolet Blazer has returned for 2019 as a five-seat unibody crossover SUV. Set to hit the...

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Watch the first trailer for season 6 of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Jerry Seinfeld, comedian and car guy, has a new group of comedians to grab coffee with in some very neat cars. The first trailer for season six of Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" premiered on Wednesday and showcases some very funny guys and gals. The trailer opens with Seinfeld aping a vintage new car commercial to quickly explain that the...

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer: it’s back, but it won’t fight the Bronco

What's old is new again, as Chevrolet formally took the wraps off the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Monday night in Atlanta. Enthusiasts hoping the return of the Blazer nameplate would mean Chevrolet is ready to square off with Ford's upcoming Bronco will be disappointed. The new Blazer trades its namesakes body-on-frame construction with four-wheel drive for a...

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More 600-hp, carbon-fiber Polestar 1 coupes coming, and you can have one too

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Wednesday that the newly minted electrified performance brand could produce more versions of its first car than the company had originally planned. When the Polestar 1 was announced the automaker said it would build 500 cars per year for three years starting next year, but a surge of interest has forced Polestar to...

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Second-generation Audi A1 Sportback debuts

How do you angry up a compact car designed to prosper in an urban environment? If you're Audi, the answer is simple. Apply your current design language, which is filled with creases and vents, on top of a new A1 Sportback. Voila! Instant eye-catching city commuter car. The second-generation A1 Sportback is marketed toward folks who live in cities. It's just...

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: more power, higher redline

It's finally official. Mazda on Wednesday upped the zoom-zoom baked into its MX-5 Miata for 2019. This fall, when the 2019 MX-5 Miata hits dealerships, it will boast 181 horsepower—a 17 percent increase over 2018, Mazda said. A number of engineering upgrades allowed for this increase in power. Internally, Mazda reduced the weight of the pistons by 27...

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 first drive, Tesla building cars in a tent, Toyota building a hypercar: Car News Headlines

We know just the place in Georgia to get great fried chicken livers, and we had just the car to go get them. It was the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a car so blazingly fast that it conquered the Nurburgring in 7:12.7. We found the right twisty country roads for the drive, too, because that's what you do in the 911 GT3. How were they? Read our first drive review to...

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