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March 29, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Honda quietly asked Takata for new airbags in 2009, didn't notify NHTSA [Updated]

Honda has taken lots of heat over the past couple of years because of its close relationship with Takata.

2016 GMC Canyon review

The GMC Canyon, and its near-twin, the Chevy Colorado, were introduced for the 2015 model year, and both carry over to the 2016 model year with few changes. A new turbodiesel powerplant coming late in 2015 is the most important one—and we've yet to get our hands on one.

2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could dramatically affect drivers' ability to slow their vehicles.

2016 Ford F-150 MVP

2016 Ford F-150 MVP

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From Motor Authority:

Ford rolls out 2016 F-150 MVP edition pickup truck

The new season of baseball is just days away and to help get things started Ford has unveiled a special edition F-150 honoring the Kansas City Royals. The truck was unveiled today by team legend Bret Saberhagen and current star Salvador Pérez.

2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype revealed: Video

The 2016 World Endurance Championship is now entering its fifth season and out to defend its title is Porsche. The German automaker will once again field its successful 919 Hybrid though for the latest season there have been key changes made.

Another Lamborghini Veneno turns up for sale

Considering there were only three Lamborghini Veneno coupes ever sold, it’s surprising to see two of the cars currently listed for sale. The first listing for a Veneno appeared only a few weeks ago.

2016 Chrysler 300S

2016 Chrysler 300S

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From Green Car Reports:

Fiat Chrysler is last Detroit maker to convert cars to use E15

Corn growers and policymakers eager to blend greater amounts of ethanol into U.S. gasoline supplies may have just achieved a significant goal. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently approved E15 fuel for use in all of its 2016 models.

Tesla Model 3 specs: what do competitors Audi A4, BMW 3-Series tell us?

With the Tesla Model 3 set to be unveiled this Thursday, we expect the hype surrounding the new electric car to reach a fever pitch. But in the meantime, what can the Model 3's likely competitors tell us about the car?

VW diesel scandal now 6 months old; what have we learned?

The actual six-month anniversary of the Volkswagen diesel-cheating scandal came 10 days ago. Most recently, all three parties who must agree on a regulatory settlement were granted a further delay in a court-mandated deadline to release plans for updates to 580,000 affected vehicles.

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