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August 31, 2015
2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

From The Car Connection:

2016 Smart ForTwo Review

The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first complete redesign of the iconic two-seat minicar since it went on sale in Europe almost two decades ago. The new car is no longer than before--it's still just 8.8 feet--but it's close to 4 inches wider, which gives it the feel of a compact car if you don't look over your shoulder.

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Will Go Mainstream In 5-10 Years

Auto enthusiasts and analysts have been debating autonomous cars for years. Some critics think they're decades away from becoming a reality, and at least one survey has shown that a majority of motorists don't want to be anywhere near them (despite the fact that autonomous cars are better drivers).

2016 Dodge Viper SRT Review

In its distant past, the Dodge Viper had a bad-boy reputation--one that it earned with delicate handling and a tendency toward copious oversteer. In the right hands, it was a handful.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

From Motor Authority:

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R First Drive: Video

Blame it all on notorious badass Carroll Shelby. The man was a goddamn prophet. Back in 1965 he knew what was wrong with the Mustang—it needed more power.

2017 Volvo S90 Revealed In Scale Model Form

With the 2016 Volvo XC90, the first model based on the Swedish automaker’s modular SPA platform, now in showrooms all across the country, attention turns to the next SPA model in the works, a new flagship sedan reviving the S90 nameplate. The car will replace the aging S80 in Volvo’s lineup and should make its debut next year, as a 2017 model.

Google Exec Buys Wife A Ferrari FXX K

We first heard about Google executive Benjamin Sloss and his admiration for the Ferrari brand in 2012 when he paid close to $1.8 million for a Ferrari 599XX Evo in a charity auction. Now he’s back in the headlines and proving his generosity once more, this time by presenting his wife Christine with a LaFerrari-based FXX K for her birthday.

2016 Toyota Prius leaked - Image via Prius Club Malaysia

2016 Toyota Prius leaked - Image via Prius Club Malaysia

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked

With the 2016 Toyota Prius scheduled to make its global debut in Las Vegas on the evening of September 8, you had to figure that photos of the car would leak out at some point. And so they have.

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air pollution. Until late last year, car buyers didn't seem to show much interest.

Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning could help carmakers further reduce weight, as they look to increase fuel efficiency.


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