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August 3, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2017 Nissan GT-R Review

The 2017 GT-R ranks as one of the world's top-performing production cars. With its front-engine, all-wheel-drive layout, it offers immense capability and accessible performance, and it's pretty much a class of one.

Mitsubishi: Fuel economy fibs blamed on company-wide problems

Mitsubishi has been in the headlines for the past several months due to decades of falsified fuel economy stats. The automaker recently funded an investigation to uncover the root of the problem, and it appears that the problem is the company itself. All of it.

Disappearing spare tires, keyless systems cause spike in roadside assistance calls

In America, the average car on the road is over 11 years old. You might think that all those "senior" vehicles would cause a spike in roadside assistance calls, but you'd only be half right.

Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) - Image via China Xinhua News

From Motor Authority:

China’s traffic-straddling bus is real, carries first passengers

The Chinese port city of Qinhuangdao was the location for the first test of an innovative new mode of public transport called the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a high-riding bus that can glide over gridlocked traffic.

Why I sold my 1991 BMW M5

On May 31, a collective gasp bellowed from every soul that knew me: My 1991 BMW M5 went live on Bring A Trailer.

Famous collector sues Ferrari after denial of LaFerrari convertible

Perhaps as a sign of how comical the exclusiveness in the supercar scene has become, a famous collector is suing Ferrari’s North American division for defamation after being denied a build slot for the upcoming LaFerrari convertible.

2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

2016 Chevrolet Cruze unveiling, Detroit, June 2015

From Green Car Reports:

What can VW diesel owners buy now? Perhaps a Chevy Cruze diesel?

Following the revelation that it used illegal "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests, Volkswagen has essentially walked away from the U.S. diesel market.

Now there will be a Tesla 'SpaceBus' too, Musk says

In his recently-released "Master Plan Part Deux" for Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk specifically mentioned a handful of new products. They included a semi truck and an autonomous bus that would mark Tesla's entry into the commercial-vehicle market, as well as a pickup truck and a small crossover to expand its passenger-vehicle lineup.

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (updated)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to reach 100,000 units, and Chevy's justified in celebrating the occasion with a press release and a bit of fanfare.

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