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Rumor: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to feature Google's autonomous tech, details may come today
Rumor: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to feature Google's autonomous tech, details may come today

Last week, we reported on rumors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google were preparing to announce a strategic partnership. Rather than carrying out a merger, as FCA had wanted to do with General Motors (and Ford, and Volkswagen), we suspected that FCA might want to install some of Google's...Read More»

Bob Lutz 2004
Apple To Debut Car By 2019, But Bob Lutz Says It's A Disaster In The Making

Yesterday morning, we reported that Apple had discussed requirements for testing autonomous cars on California's public roads with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of that article, we made some predictions about Apple's automotive plans, and we guessed that, based on Apple's...Read More»

Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder Concept for Moab Easter Jeep Safari, 2015
So, Are You Gonna Buy That New Jeep Wrangler Pickup?

Detroit automakers are working overtime to renegotiate their contracts with the UAW. As news of those talks leaks out, so do some intriguing hints about products that may (or may not) lie down the road. ALSO SEE: Holy Crap, The Ford Bronco May Make A Comeback, Too Ford, for example, is considering...Read More»

O.J. Simpson chased by police in his Ford Bronco
Holy Crap, The Ford Bronco May Make A Comeback, Too

It's been a week of highs and lows for Ford fans. On Monday, the company's stock took a nosedive, thanks largely to fears about China and Ford's future there. But that bad news was balanced out a couple of days later, when rumors began circulating that Ford was planning to bring back the Ranger...Read More»

2015 Ford Ranger for global markets
5 Reasons To Bring Back The Ford Ranger ASAP

Remember the Ford Ranger? The often-maligned pint-sized pickup that disappeared from U.S. showrooms around 2011? According to Detroit News, it could be poised for a comeback, and the timing couldn't be better. THE FORD RANGER: A BRIEF HISTORY Truck fans of a certain age remember when the Ranger was...Read More»

Anthony Jannarelly's i-Mo concept
Apple's Car Project Is Picking Up Speed: Top-Secret Tests Allegedly In The Works In California

Back in February, the auto industry was abuzz with rumors about a new, top-secret division at Apple called "Project Titan" that was allegedly building an electric car. Pundits and observers debated the truth of those rumors and whether Apple was really building a car or just some souped-up version...Read More»

Ssangyong Tivoli
Rumor: Ssangyong & Mahindra To Sell U.S. Crossover That Will Compete With Jeep Wrangler

While car sales in China seem to be cooling off, and Europe continues to struggle toward economic stability, the U.S. auto market remains hot, hot, hot. That makes it a very attractive target for foreign car companies, and according to Auto News, South Korea's Ssangyong could be gearing up for an...Read More»

Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car Production Begins In Michigan In 2016

For those who've gazed upon the cute, chunky, Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept and wondered if it will ever go into production, today's your lucky day. According to Auto News, the Bolt is slated to hit the assembly lines late next year, in advance of its 2017 debut. READ: GM's Total Bill For...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
Rumor: Volvo Developing A New Service To Eliminate Stopping At Gas Stations

Last year, Volvo unveiled a service called "Roam Delivery", which was meant to solve a problem that many of us have -- namely, the problem of receiving large packages when we're at work or on the go. With Roam Delivery, mail carriers can use a one-time code to drop those packages in a Volvo's trunk...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
Rumor: Mercedes-Benz U.S. Headquarters Moving From New Jersey To Atlanta, Georgia

Last spring, rumors began circulating that Toyota planned to consolidate its U.S. operations under one roof -- not in California, its longtime base of American operations, but in Plano, Texas. As it turns out, those rumors were true. Now, another barrage of rumors are flying across the internet...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a decade-and-a-half ago, the Toyota Prius ran away with shoppers' hearts (and wallets), ultimately delivering a death blow to the Honda Insight. Now...Read More»

2011 MINI Paceman concept
2013 MINI Clubvan, Paceman May Be Followed By Two New Models

When BMW brought the retro-styled MINI to U.S. showrooms in 2001, it was an instant hit with shoppers, but the car had its share of critics, too. "Yeah, it's a nice, modern spin on a classic car," they said, "but where do you go from here? How can you turn that one model into a full line?" Over the...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Hold The Phone! Saab Not Dead, Sale Announcement Today

Poor Saab. More importantly: poor Saab fans. Just when they've come to terms with the death of their favorite car company, another rumor hits the interweb about Saab being revived on the operating table. That's what Automotive News is saying this morning, anyway. According to the report, Saab's...Read More»

VW Bulli Concept from Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen To Launch Retro-Styled Bulli Concept For 2014: Rumor

When Volkswagen unveiled its Bulli concept vehicle last March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the response from the press and the public was fairly unanimous: "Build it!" Now, there are rumors that VW is preparing to do just that, and it could hit the U.S. by 2014. The Bulli was a hit for at least...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
Report: Jeep Working On A New Compact Crossover/SUV

Just yesterday we chased up rumors of a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S., and today, the Jeep whispers are circulating again, this time with a compact B-segment crossover at the center. Based on a Fiat platform and leveraging Fiat's small 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesels and 1.4-liter Multiair...Read More»

Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo logos
Rumor: Volkswagen Wants To Purchase Alfa Romeo

According to an article in Germany's Automobilwoche, the Volkswagen Group wants to bring another child into its already-crowded family of brands: Alfa Romeo. Citing an unnamed senior VW manager, the report says that Wolfsburg would jump at the chance to sign adoption papers if the brand were to...Read More»

Tim Cook
Rumor: GM Eyeing Apple Exec For Its New CEO?

On Christmas Eve, we reported that General Motors had just hired Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell to be its new chief financial officer, and that he was rumored to be in the running for the CEO desk. Now, some new and intriguing chatter says that GM may in fact be looking to one of Microsoft's biggest...Read More»

2010 Mazda RX-8
Rumor: Mazda To Re-Launch RX-7, Retire RX-8

Folks of a certain age will no doubt recall the snazzy Mazda RX-7. In the early 1980s, while Van Halen fans were cruising the strip in Trans-Ams and Firebirds, their equally badass New Wave friends were tooling around in Madza's RWD sports coupe. (Hopefully, without their less-badass friends...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
Rumor: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake?

In America, station wagons began falling from favor in the late 1970s, when vans and, subsequently, SUVs became the preferred family ride. Today, however,  there appears to be a resurgence of interest in the lower-profile wagon and its two-door offspring, the shooting brake. In fact, rumors have...Read More»

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