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Founder of Brabus dies at 62

Bodo Buschmann, founder and CEO of Brabus, has passed away after battling an illness, the company announced on Thursday. Buschmann was 62 years old. Brabus has long focused on building luxurious high-performance models based on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The company did work with Smart and even Tesla, too. Some of the company's most-recent creations include...

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2018 VW Golf R review, Range Rover 6×6, Ford’s car lineup: The Week In Reverse

We reviewed the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R; a Range Rover 6x6 is being created; Ford's pruning its car lineup. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We spent some time with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R hot hatch and found it as exciting as it needs to be. It brushes aside the childish antics from the competition for a more grown-up approach to...

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Volocopter needs improved infrastructure to see its autonomous drones take off

The promise of flying cars has been replaced with the vision of autonomous drones. Neither one is a reality at the moment, but Volocopter is determined to make the latter come to fruition. With the backing of Daimler, it at least has the resources available to work out a way to bring such a concept to market. One of the major hurdles, however, is an...

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Lotus planning more than one SUV

It's a brave new world. As automakers bend to consumers' love of utility vehicles, numerous brands have jumped aboard the SUV bandwagon—even Lotus. We knew the British sports car brand, now owned by China's Geely, had one SUV in the works, but there will be more than one. That's according to Peter Horbury, Geely's design boss, who told Autocar in a...

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Next-generation VW Golf getting mild-hybrid system

Volkswagen has already laid out aggressive plans for a future full of battery-electric cars, but the German car brand will also electrify nearly every vehicle in its lineup in some way. VW announced Thursday that it will begin with the next-generation Golf. Specifically, the eighth-generation Golf will feature a 48-volt, mild-hybrid system, which the brand...

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MG X-Motion Concept debuts in China, previews future large SUV

The 2018 Beijing auto show hosted numerous debuts this week, and MG released its X-Motion SUV concept. The concept vehicle previews a future large SUV model. The X-Motion follows last year's MG E-Motion concept, an all-electric sports car concept. MG said Wednesday it aimed to echo the E-Motion's design in what it calls "Emotional Dynamism." We see a lot of...

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Charging ahead: Volvo wants 50 percent of its cars sold to be electric by 2025

Volvo said Wednesday that it wants half of its cars to be fully electric by 2025, the next step in its plans for a fully electrified future. The Swedish automaker made its dedication clear at the Beijing auto show this week, where every single car on display was a plug-in hybrid model. Volvo said it plans to position itself as a major player in China to...

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Netflix is working on an animated Fast & Furious series

Netflix will soon let fans of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise dive into an animated series. But we won't see familiar characters in the new animated series. Instead, Netflix said in its announcement Monday that the series will revolve around Dominic Toretto's (Vin Diesel) teenage cousin, Tony Toretto. Per the streaming service, "Tony and his friends...

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Ford’s new Focus ST tipped to receive RS’s 2.3-liter engine

Ford has just redesigned its Focus but the sporty ST version isn't quite ready yet. (The debut is expected to take place at the 2019 Geneva auto show next March.) Prototypes for the new Focus ST suggest the car will follow a familiar path in terms of styling, but what's making up the mechanicals remains unclear. Last year we heard reports that Ford will...

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