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2019 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy improves

The new seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will hit the streets this summer with a few more mpg, a refreshed interior and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Base model power continues from the 1.4-liter turbo-four making 150 hp and 184 lb-ft, but efficiency gains come from a clutch-driven air conditioner, a more efficient alternator and a

By |2018-08-22T19:30:35+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: News by Brand, Volkswagen|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Consumers still anxious about autonomous cars

  Increasing awareness of self-driving vehicles is fueling apprehension about the safety of the technology, a new survey reveals. Nearly half of the 1,250 consumers surveyed said they would never buy a Level 5 (or fully autonomous) vehicle, according to a Cox Automotive consumer attitudes study released Thursday. That's up from 30 percent of the

By |2018-11-30T15:55:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Aston Martin is making 25 James Bond-spec DB5s

Even to this day, 1964's “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond movie ever made, particularly if those fans are also car nuts. Yes, what endeared the movie into the hearts of many car enthusiasts was Bond’s tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he drives a Bentley Mark VI,

By |2018-11-30T15:55:06+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Aston Martin, News by Brand|0 Comments

2019 Subaru Forester Crossover Priced Starting at $25,270

Subaru’s venerable Forester has received a comprehensive redesign for its fifth generation. The 2019 model will have more interior space and safety features, a new sport trim level and Wi-Fi connectivity. The newness comes with a price increase of $500 over the old Forester, for a starting point of $25,270. The new Forester rides on Subaru’s Global Platform,

By |2018-08-17T23:42:14+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: News by Brand, Subaru|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dodge teases 2019 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat

Visual changes are minimal and aggressive. Dodge showed off teaser photos of the freshened-up 2019 Charger and Challenger this week. The Hellcat will get the option of a dual-snorkel hood that pays homage to old Mopar designs. The company says it’s a more sinister interpretation and will provide more air to the 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8. Otherwise, the new hot

By |2018-11-30T15:55:07+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Tags: , |0 Comments

BMW swears its 3-Series will be a sport sedan again

BMW's 3-Series has traditionally been the benchmark for the executive sport sedan. In recent years its top perch has been crowded out by impressive alternatives such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Cadillac ATS. The fact has not been lost on BMW, which is why the automaker is working extra hard to ensure its redesigned 3-Series, the

By |2018-11-30T15:55:08+00:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: BMW, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bentley Bentayga by Mulliner is a one-off special edition with ties to horse racing

Mulliner has done it again. Bentley's personal commissioning division revealed Thursday a one-off Bentayga SUV inspired by the brand's ongoing relationship with The Jockey Club, which has organized British horse racing since 1750. As the sport was fit for royalty, so is the Bentley Bentayga by Mulliner. The Bentayga Mulliner draws on The Jockey Club's

Aston Martin will probably race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was revealed by Aston Martin CEO Andy

2019 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy improves

The new seventh-generation 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will hit the streets this summer with a few more mpg, a refreshed interior and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Base model power continues from the 1.4-liter turbo-four making 150 hp and 184 lb-ft, but efficiency gains come from a clutch-driven air conditioner, a more efficient alternator and a

VW R division mulling hot electric model

Wolfsburg's upcoming range of ID electric vehicles could receive a sport-oriented R model, based on comments by R division head Jost Capito. The full range of models is currently just taking shape with a hatchback, a sedan and a crossover model due in 2020. More models are in the works in other body styles, including a retro-inspired electric Microbus due in 2021 or 2022. Is

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