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December 23, 2016

2012-2014 Land Rover Evoque, 2013 Jaguar XF investigated following rollaway complaints

Earlier this week, we reported on an investigation of the Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge Durango SUV stemming from 43 reports that the vehicles had rolled away while in "park". However, those aren't the only models being scrutinized following rollaway complaints: the 2012-2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque and 2013 Jaguar XF are in that number, too.

For more than a week, tensions have run high in San Francisco due to a stand-off between the California Department of Motor Vehicles and ride-sharing giant, Uber.

What's New for 2017: Land Rover

What's old is new again for 2017 for the venerable Land Rover nameplate.

Audi Q8 Concept

Audi Q8 Concept

From Motor Authority:

Audi teases Q8 Concept ahead of Detroit

Audi today showed two teaser sketches of the Q8 Concept vehicle it will unveil on January 9 at the Detroit auto show. The Q8 will be a new full-size SUV marketed above the Q7 in Audi's lineup. Audi says this concept is near production ready.

An old Toyota Celica is a classically cool machine with a healthy cult following. What it doesn't have is an overly powerful engine bolted in from the factory. A delightfully crazy person named Jamie Heritage has decided to change that. The Aussie owner of this particular 1971 Celica has decided he wants big power. How big? How does somewhere between 1,100 and 1,150 horsepower at the flywheel sound?

Google has been working on autonomous technology since 2009, and it recently spun off that business into a company called Waymo.

Car2Go in Chongqing, China

Car2Go in Chongqing, China


From Green Car Reports: 

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption.

Much of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California.

The Volkswagen Group has reached a preliminary agreement with U.S. regulators to address 83,000 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device" software.

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