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September 27, 2016

The new 2017 Jeep Compass manages to actually look like a Jeep

Jeep took the covers off its newest Compass on Monday night at its Goiana, Pernambuco plant in Brazil ahead of its North American debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The unveiling in the southern half of the hemisphere underscores the importance of the model worldwide, and just how much Jeep has riding on the Compass in other countries.

2017 Porsche 718 Review

The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are no more -- sort of. For 2017, the duo picks up a new first name along with a new turbo-4 powerplant. The new 2017 Porsche 718 still come in convertible Boxster and coupe Cayman form, but the 718 tag signifies the change in cylinders, while it also references the open-cockpit, mid-engine 718 of 1957 to 1962.

Cadillac weeds out smaller dealerships with $120,000 buyout offers

Cadillac's head honcho, Johan de Nysschen, loves to ruffle feathers, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that his grand vision for General Motors' premium brand is bold, brash, and a little controversial. However, critics charge that de Nysschen's plan isn't just unorthodox, it may be illegal.

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

From Motor Authority:

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition revealed

The Nissan GT-R for the 2017 model year has undergone its most significant update to date. Nissan says the 2017 GT-R  will eventually offer four models for customers to choose from.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard is a glorious--and tough--limo

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a luxurious machine. Yet it has nothing on the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman and its 21.3 feet of opulence. If you're a well-heeled individual, head of state or perhaps even a drug lord, you might want that luxury but plenty of protection as well.

Mark Webber hits London in a Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche surprised commuters in London this morning with a drive by of its 919 Hybrid. The 919 Hybrid was driven by Mark Webber in a stunt to highlight the technology transfer between the Le Mans-winning race car and Porsche’s new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. A battery-pack capacity increase of 10 kilowatt hours over the previous 90D versions brings a bump in range, of course.

Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite for sale in China: report (updated)

The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market. General Motors sold the first-generation Volt under different brands in various international markets.

China ratchets down green-energy growth for first time ever

Over the past few years, China has made a major push to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging use of green technologies. Thanks to generous government incentives and fleet purchases, it is now the world's largest market for plug-in electric cars.

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