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October 5, 2016
 
 

The candy store that is the new car industry has never had more alluring choices for consumers than today.

Oh, the how times have changed. Family-sedan shoppers' best choices used to be either the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. Now, shopping lists should contain the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Legacy, and Mazda 6, for a full slate of contenders, all with slightly different personalities.

It's Tuesday and you're looking for a way to waste some time between Facebook posts. Maybe you should check out Moral Machine, a new game from the MIT Media Lab that puts you in the role of a self-driving car. 

2018 Volvo XC60 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Volvo XC60 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

 
 

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been more than eight years since we first saw Volvo’s XC60 SUV.

Geely to launch new global brand Lynk & Co

Chinese automaker Geely is preparing to launch a new car brand aimed at global markets.  

Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves. The world's automakers just keep developing new vehicles spanning a wide spectrum of luxury and performance. From ulta-luxury SUVs to high-performance hybrids to driftable hot hatches, automakers are finding new and better ways to coddle customers and create fun behind the wheel. Of course, the old staples work well, too, as sport sedans, and low-weight, high-horsepower coupes continue to hit the market.

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid


More VW court misery: Jetta Hybrid braking suit won't be arbitrated

Volkswagen has some legal troubles that go beyond the ongoing "Dieselgate" scandal.

South Korean firm LG Chem is one of the largest suppliers of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.

Current Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards require U.S. automakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker) by 2025.

 
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