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August 1, 2016

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2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive: Fetes of strength

Looking back at it, we've grown a lot in 17 years. But some things are better left behind.

2017 Audi Q7 recalled for airbag problem caused by software glitch

Volkswagen Group of America has announced a recall of select 2017 Audi Q7 SUVs. Some of those vehicles may be equipped with software that could cause the frontal airbags to deploy with excessive force during a collision.

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup.

Bernie Ecclestone. Photo via Ryan Bayona under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

Bernie Ecclestone. Photo via Ryan Bayona under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.



Police in Brazil have rescued 67-year-old Aparecida Schunck, the mother-in-law of 85-year-old Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, after she was kidnapped at her home in São Paulo on July 21.

At its March reveal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was estimated to deliver 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque.
 

Last week Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] sent out notices to the more than 7,000 applicants for its new GT supercar informing whether they were among the lucky individuals awarded a build slot. 

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


 
When a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid appeared at the 2016 New York Auto Show back in March, it seemed Mitsubishi was finally ready to bring its plug-in hybrid crossover to the U.S. after years of delays.
 
Under the settlement that got preliminary approval last week, Volkswagen must either buy back 466,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars or modify them to meet emissions standards.
 

Sometimes reality-television fame comes with some unforeseen side effects. 

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