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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S  Mar 26th, 2015 
Now that the California Highway Patrol is switching to Ford Explorers, every Ford SUV in the mirrors looks like a threat. The stress level is especially high when you’re traveling in a three-car, jelly bean–hued convoy propelled by 1810 horsepower. And this excuse probably won’t fly: “But officer, it’s hard to say how fast we […] 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Driven: We Drive the Pluggable C-class  Mar 26th, 2015 
“PLUG-IN HYBRID” is dead. Mercedes-Benz has sensibly abandoned its insistent, all-caps designation for a subtler “e” appended to the model’s alphanumeric. With the recent announcement that 10 plug-equipped Mercedes models will hit the streets by 2017, we applaud anything that lessens the sensory shock of that many capital letters. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Auto Truck Group Helps Bartlett Fire Protection District Display a Piece of the World Trade Center  Mar 26th, 2015 
The Bartlett Fire Protection District consulted with Auto Truck Group on construction of a World Trade Center display 
 
 
2016 Infiniti QX50 Revealed: Stretched for China, Now Coming to America  Mar 25th, 2015 
In answer to the obvious question about the Infiniti QX50, yes, they still make it. Formerly known as the EX35, it was really one of the first luxury crossovers—it debuted back in 2008—but despite the soaring popularity of the category, the EX35-cum-QX50 has been all but invisible on American roads. Maybe the QX50 is too […] 
 
 
2016 Infiniti QX50: Longer But Not Any Stronger – Official Photos and Info  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Lincoln MKT Hearse/Limo Recalled for Fires, Plus 200K Ford Explorers and Super Duty Ambulances  Mar 25th, 2015 
Because nothing upsets the decorum of a funeral like the hearse’s engine catching fire, Ford is recalling specialty versions of its Lincoln MKT. It’s also expanding a recall for faulty door latches on late-model Explorers and recalling other specialty fleet models, including its F-series ambulances. On 2013-2015 MKT hearse and limo models, which are prepped […] 
 
 
Five-Oh vs. Eco: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Manual and Mustang EcoBoost Manual Performance Compared  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-class: What You Used to Call the M-class – Official Photos and Info  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-class Debuts: It’s What Used to Be the M-class  Mar 25th, 2015 
Sometimes, unremarkable styling isn’t a bad thing—at least in the automotive world. The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz M-class is selling with great success, even though those in the auto-design community are largely in agreement that it represents an aesthetic step backward from the 2006–2011 model. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 33K C-class and CLS-class Cars for Gas Tanks, Taillamps  Mar 25th, 2015 
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 33,180 cars in the U.S. to fix taillamps and fuel tanks, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On some 2015 C300 4MATIC and C400 4MATIC sedans, Mercedes may have botched several parts attached to the fuel tank during production. At the company’s Alabama plant, workers had to remove […] 
 
 
Richard Hammond Responds to Clarkson Firing, Stig Still Silent  Mar 25th, 2015 
This morning, the BBC confirmed that it would not be renewing Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s contract in the wake of an altercation with one of the show’s producers. We’ve already heard from co-host James May, and we now have Richard Hammond‘s first statement on the subject. Gutted at such a sad end to an era. We're all three […] 
 
 
2015 BMW M135i First Drive: Hot Hatch Supreme  Mar 25th, 2015 
At one point, a six-cylinder engine was the hallmark of an ultimate hot hatch, offering smoothness and superior power. The Volkswagen Golf R32 had one as did the Audi A3, and Mercedes-Benz offered the slightly bigger C-class Sport Coupe with a V-6, as well. With the advent of more stringent fuel-economy regulations and the corresponding […] 
 
 
2015 BMW M135i – First Drive Review  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Ram Texas Ranger Concept Debuts at Dallas Auto Show, Because Texas  Mar 25th, 2015 
Typically, not a lot of news comes out of the Dallas auto show. It’s a great show for Texans looking to see the latest new cars, but it’s not much of a news-maker beyond the Lone Star State. This year, however, something never seen before has shown up, and it is—surprise!—a pickup truck: the Ram […] 
 
 
IT’S OFFICIAL: Jeremy Clarkson Fired by BBC  Mar 25th, 2015 
Well, it’s official: A statement just released by the BBC confirms that Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed as a result of the loudmouth presenter’s physical altercation with a producer. BBC general director Tony Hall says he has “not taken this decision lightly” but that he “cannot condone what has happened on this occasion.” The […] 
 
 
VIDEO: James May Comments on Jeremy Clarkson BBC Firing  Mar 25th, 2015 
Following the breaking news that the BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson over his assault on a Top Gear producer, reporters flocked to James May’s front door to get his reaction on the news. In typical fashion, May was direct, humorous, and did not mince words. Wearing what can only be described as a psychedelic fedora, […] 
 
 
Ram Texas Ranger Concept Debuts at Dallas Auto Show, Because Texas  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Promises Better Than 45 MPG Combined  Mar 25th, 2015 
We still haven’t actually seen the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu yet—aside from a handsome if unrevealing teaser image. The all-new Chevy sedan will have its official debut at the New York International Auto Show next week, but ahead of the unveiling, Chevy is touting the accomplishments of the hybrid version’s Volt-inspired hybrid drivetrain. How does 45 […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Manual – Instrumented Test  Mar 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
McLaren’s Sport Series Starts with the 570S  Mar 25th, 2015 
McLaren’s new Sports Series model officially has a name: the 570S Coupe. The whole thing will be revealed next week at the New York Auto Show. The 562-hp (570 ps, hence the moniker) two-seater is engineered to give the likes of the unbreakable Porsche 911 Turbo fits, and based on this teaser, will look every […] 
 
 
Auto/Mate, DealerPeak Integrate DMS and CRM Solutions  Mar 25th, 2015 
Auto/Mate announced an integration of its dealership management system with DealerPeak’s customer relationship management solution to benefit customers using both systems. 
 
 
Former Florida Regulator Joins Midwest Compliance Summit  Mar 25th, 2015 
Organizers announced today that Reynolds and Reynolds’ Terry O’Loughlin, who spent 16 years in the Florida attorney general’s office, will kick off the Rules and Regulations portion of the event. 
 
 
U.S.-Spec 2016 Ford Focus RS Revealed, Still Looks Nasty  Mar 25th, 2015 
The first images and specs of the hotly-anticipated U.S.-spec Ford Focus RS are here.  
 
 
Global Automobile Battery Market to Cross USD42.6 Billion by 2019 Says TechSci Research  Mar 25th, 2015 
Growing global automobile production and increasing penetration of passenger cars in developing countries to continue boosting global automobile battery market. 
 
 
Chevy Cruze Named Fleet Car of the Year for 2014  Mar 25th, 2015 
The new 2015 Cruze sedan received a majority vote from qualified fleet professionals. 
 
 
Driven! 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack: SRT Power at a Nicer Price  Mar 24th, 2015 
Dodge knows a good thing when it has it. And we’d argue that its 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is a very good thing. Dodge is making that good thing more widely available by putting it into another model—the Charger R/T, this time—and lowering the price of entry. Power to the proletariat! READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Our Man Does Time on the Lamborghini V-12 Assembly Line  Mar 24th, 2015 
A little over a decade ago, Lamborghini’s V-12 assembly line looked like a colorized version of the black-and-white photos in the company museum. A few milling machines hummed and spat white fluid while a skeleton crew casually bolted together Murciélago engines as if someone had replaced their espresso beans with decaf Folgers crystals. I recall […] 
 
 
Watch the Jaguar XF’s Record-Breaking High-Wire Car Stunt  Mar 24th, 2015 
Jaguar introduced the all-new, largely aluminum XF sedan today and used the occasion to perform a slightly perplexing feat: The company had a stuntman drive an XF across the waters of London’s Canary Wharf, precariously perched on a pair of cables barely thicker than an inch. Apparently the stunt broke a world record. Jaguar claims that […] 
 
 
Out of the Bag: All-New 2016 Jaguar XF Revealed!  Mar 24th, 2015 
Having made a successful high-wire crossing in London, the redesigned, 2016 Jaguar XF can now be revealed to the world. The 2016 model is the second generation of Jaguar’s first modern-era sedan, and as such, its styling is evolutionary. Although the overall look is familiar, the proportions have been altered: The wheelbase has been stretched […] 
 
 
Equine Overload: Roush Opens Order Book for Stage 3 Mustang  Mar 24th, 2015 
Stud-Mustang heads rejoice, for the Roush Stage 3 is now available for order at your local Roush emporium. Courtesy of a supercharger, the 5.0-liter engine thwonks out in the neighborhood of 630 horsepower. Roush suggests the final power number could be a smidge higher. Though the company boasts that it produces more horsepower per liter […] 
 
 
Porsche Lawyers Pressure Aston Martin Into Renaming the Vantage GT3  Mar 24th, 2015 
Aston Martin wowed the socks off of everyone at the Geneva auto show when it showed off the Vantage GT3, a track-focused special edition with a 592-hp V-12 and looks to kill. All 100 examples have already sold out, but when those lucky owners receive their lightweight, carbon-fiber-intensive Astons, they won’t be getting a GT3. Thanks […] 
 
 
2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack – First Drive Review  Mar 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Out of the Bag: All-New 2016 Jaguar XF Revealed!  Mar 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Electric Zoo: Mercedes-Benz to Offer a Spate of Plug-In Hybrids by 2017  Mar 24th, 2015 
Daimler must’ve gone long on stock in Glade, as they’ve announced that they’ll be releasing a new plug-in-hybrid Mercedes about every four months as we lurch toward 2017. The S500 plug-in, out this spring, will be the first, followed by the C350e that comes this fall—the lowercase-e suffix set to replace Benz’ all-caps “PLUG-IN HYBRID” […] 
 
 
DealerRater, J.D. Power Examine Service’s Connection to Sales  Mar 24th, 2015 
A new analysis by J.D. Power and DealerRater examines the connection between the service experience and sales. It concludes that to boost sales, dealers need to tune up their service centers. 
 
 
N.Y. Dealer Pleads Guilty to Felony Tax Charges  Mar 24th, 2015 
The owner of a dealership in New York pled guilty last week to five felony charges and will serve up to one year in jail for failing to file sales tax and personal income tax returns. 
 
 
Consumers Want Lenders to Bid for Their Business, Study Shows  Mar 24th, 2015 
Swapalease.com released a new study that shows a majority of customers aren’t interested in car-sharing services or autonomous driving. What they do want is lenders bidding for their business. 
 
 
Fidelis PPM Responds to GM's Modification of Free Maintenance Plan  Mar 24th, 2015 
The president of DRIV technologies and Fidelis PPM says General Motors' decision to cut service visits under its free prepaid maintenance program provides an excellent opportunity for dealers to 'cement the value' of their own programs. 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Trax AWD Tested: A Tidy, No-Fuss Machine  Mar 24th, 2015 
In this episode of “Badge Engineering: GM,” the Chev­rolet Trax gets the better of its Buick Encore cast-mate. Following the Encore’s lead, the Trax is Chevrolet’s entry into a new class of diminutive SUVs, one occupied by the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, and the Nissan Juke. But the Trax is more interesting than […] 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Trax AWD – Instrumented Test  Mar 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Here’s Your Best Look Yet at the Production-Ready Tesla Model X  Mar 24th, 2015 
Tesla’s long-promised Model X crossover is almost a familiar sight to car fans on the internet. Where it’s not so commonly seen is on the road: The electric carmaker has pushed back the gullwing-doored truckster’s debut more than once. Now, a sharp-eyed citizen in the Palo Alto, California, area has caught our clearest view yet […] 
 
 
Whiskey Rebellion: Blasting through Moonshine Country in a Lingenfelter-Blown Chevrolet SS – Instrumented Test  Mar 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Lingenfelter-Blown Chevrolet SS Tested: Through Moonshine Country with a Trunk Full of Hooch  Mar 24th, 2015 
American whiskey is having a moment. According to the Distilled ­Spirits Council, revenue from “super premium” bourbon and Tennessee whiskey went up 104 percent between 2008 and 2013. Lesser hooch made nice gains, too, as Americans developed a newfound appreciation for a liquor historically synonymous with saloon brawls and slurred arguments over who done left […] 
 
 
BMW Settles FTC Charges  Mar 24th, 2015 
BMW of North America has agreed to settle FTC charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work. 
 
 
Preferred Warranties Names New VP of Marketing and Sales  Mar 24th, 2015 
Kathy Calderini has been selected as the new vice president of marketing and sales for Preferred Warranties Inc. She brings more than 20 year of sales and marketing experience to her new role. 
 
 
Black Book Adds Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP  Mar 24th, 2015 
Laird Popkin has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer and senior vice president. He will have responsibility for all product development and IT operations. 
 
 
Land Rover Details 2016 Range Rover Sport Lineup’s Changes, New Diesel V-6  Mar 24th, 2015 
Right on schedule, Land Rover has announced a series of minor changes for the Range Rover Sport, including the SUV’s first-ever (in the U.S.) diesel V-6 engine option. We already knew the Range Rover Sport was getting the diesel six, but Land Rover is giving us the full details of the model’s other updates for […] 
 
 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition: Bridging the 170-hp Sport Gap  Mar 24th, 2015 
Coinciding with an update that spans the entire range of Range Rover Sport for 2016, Land Rover is adding a new model to the baby Rover mix, in between the entry-level Range Rover Sport and the beastly Supercharged model. Dubbed the Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition, it comes with a more powerful version of […] 
 
 
Honda Recalls 105K More Cars, But Too Many Owners Can’t Be Bothered to Get Them Fixed  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Honda has expanded its driver’s-side airbag recall again to include more 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot models that were incorrectly identified by VIN when matched to Takata production records, the company said. An additional 104,871 cars are included and owners will be notified at a later date. Honda, which has recalled the most […] 
 
 
Saleen’s Mustang S302 Black Label Joins the 700 (hp) Club  Mar 23rd, 2015 
We’re not fans of war games, unless they involve horsepower. And we knew that once Dodge threw down the gauntlet with its 707-hp supercharged Hellcat V-8, the 700-plus-hp arena would see some incredible battles. Enter Saleen Automotive, Inc.—technically an OEM—with its new 2015 Mustang S302 Black Label. When it was announced last year, output of […] 
 
 
2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label – Official Photos and Info  Mar 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro: A More Powerful, More Efficient Le Man Racer  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Audi‘s racing arm, Audi Sport, has a hefty crown to defend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Having taken overall victory 13 times in 15 appearances at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the four-ringed racing team seeks to maintain its competitive edge. It’s the guiding principle behind the heavily revamped R18 e-tron Quattro racer that […] 
 
 
Mitsubishi Teases New 2016 Outlander Before New York Debut  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Remember the Outlander? Mitsubishi still makes it, and it’s, well, adequate. Nothing to write home, or even to your ex-lover, about. Mitsubishi has a new Outlander ready to debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 2nd, and judging by these two teaser images the automaker just released, it’ll look rather similar to the […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Test: Entering the Full-Exotic Realm  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Our old mental image of the Porsche 911 as that expensive but attainable little sports car for people willing to stretch just a bit from a Corvette has been outdated for several years now. First off, the 911 is no longer little, being nearly an inch longer than the hardly-small C7 Corvette. And its attainability, […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet – Instrumented Test  Mar 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Brings More Power and Efficiency to the 2015 Season  Mar 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Honda Extends Leasing Opportunities on Discontinued Fit EV  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Honda announced last year that it would stop producing the Fit EV, a battery-electric flivver based on the previous-generation Fit hatchback. Don’t despair though: If you were really hoping to get your hands on a plug-in Fit, Honda just announced that it will extend the Fit EV lease program by two years, for both current […] 
 
 
Orange Juiced: BMW’s First EV Paved the Way for the i8 Amid an Olympic Tragedy  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Were it not for the tragic Munich Massacre, in which seventeen people died as a result of terrorists’ actions in the middle of the 1972 Olympic games, BMW’s first electric car might’ve been a lot more memorable. BMW gave two battery-powered prototypes based on its 1600 to Olympic stewards, who used the emissions-free cars to support […] 
 
 
Orange Juiced: BMW’s First EV Paved the Way for the i8 Amid an Olympic Tragedy  Mar 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
7 Questions with Frank Stephenson, the Designer of the Modern Mini, McLaren P1, Ferrari F430, and More  Mar 23rd, 2015 
C/D: You started with Ford in Europe, where you’re best remembered for the Escort RS Cosworth. FS: It was my highlight, definitely. If you look at that car you see it has a big wing on the back and a smaller one on the tailgate. But when I first did it there were three wings; […] 
 
 
Lotus Offers Exige and Elise Special Editions—But Not to Americans  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Things are getting busier at Hethel, with Lotus announcing two new iterations of the evergreen Elise/Exige. The Exige S Club Racer is a faster and lighter version of the already extremely fast and impressively light Exige S, while the Elise 20th Anniversary Edition is a tweaked version of the mid-engine roadster that, as its name suggests, […] 
 
 
2016 Jaguar F-type Pricing: Manual Transmissions or AWD Now Optional  Mar 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Jaguar F-type Pricing: Manual Transmissions or AWD Now Optional  Mar 23rd, 2015 
Jaguar brought a whole host of new improvements to the alluring F-type and F-type R models for 2016. The good news? Now you can get your Coventry cat with a true, three-pedal manual transmission. The slightly bad news? You’ll have to forego the optional all-wheel drive, and the F-type R’s supercharged 550-hp V-8, to do […] 
 
 
A Record Number of Cars Were Recalled in 2014—Here Are the Details  Mar 23rd, 2015 
From the April 2015 issue Last year, automakers recalled nearly four times as many vehicles as they sold, for a record 63.5 million cars and light-duty trucks in 350 separate recall campaigns. Previously, the worst year for do-overs was 1981, when upward of 30 million vehicles were recalled. But 2014 made that look paltry. Ignition […] 
 
 
Italy’s Pirelli Headed into Chinese Hands  Mar 23rd, 2015 
A deal has been signed to put famed Italian tire maker Pirelli in the hands of the state-owned chemical conglomerate ChemChina. The deal is expected to be finalized this summer pending regulatory checks, reports Automotive News Europe. ChemChina will start by buying the 26.2-percent share of Pirelli owned by a company called Camfin, and then […] 
 
 
The NSX Hybrid: Successor of the NSX Super-Car  Mar 23rd, 2015 
The NSX hybrid is the successor of the NSX super-car. 
 
 
Convoy Technologies' VIDEOMATICS Incorporates Telematics and Live Video for Commercial Driver Safety, Security and Productivity  Mar 22nd, 2015 
Streaming live video, GPS, and events to smartphones, tablets or PCs. 
 
 
LeMons Sears Pointless Inspections: Dead Presidents, Dirty Vanagon-Driving Hippies, and an AMC Eagle  Mar 21st, 2015 
The 24 Hours of LeMons has returned to Sonoma Raceway aka Sears Point once again, and this time we’re going to squeeze in the maximum number of entries this track will hold: 180 cars! Plenty of old friends, plenty of wild new cars, and plenty of really terrible ideas were on display during the pre-race […] 
 
 
2016 BMW 650i Coupe First Drive: The Update Is Still Great  Mar 20th, 2015 
With the 6-series, BMW has a clear winner on its hands. The beautiful coupe, based on the 5-series sedan, has exceeded expectations—despite highly ambitious pricing that positions it close to the range-topping 7-series. Even though the four-door Gran Coupe, a direct competitor of the Audi A7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS, has become the most popular […] 
 
 
Float On: First Teaser Reveals “Floating” Roof of the 2016 Lexus RX  Mar 20th, 2015 
This is the first official teaser for the 2016 Lexus RX, and by Jo-o-ji, it looks just like the renderings we found in February. With the side-glass area extending to through the C-pillar, Lexus designers evidently were clearly on the same wavelength—or imbibing the same substances—as the Nissan designers who created the “floating roof” look […] 
 
 
Video: Clarkson Says He’s Been “Sacked” and BBC “F**ked Up” Top Gear  Mar 20th, 2015 
Jeremy Clarkson has been mostly quiet after being suspended by the BBC for allegedly punching a producer. At a charity event in London last night, he spoke his mind a little bit, in typical carefree Clarkson fashion. And U.K. newspaper The Guardian has video. The videos, shown below, only catch a brief few seconds of […] 
 
 
A Street-Legal DeltaWing Would Be the Most Fuel-Efficient Car Ever, Says DeltaWing  Mar 20th, 2015 
Last year, Don Panoz and the DeltaWing crew hinted that a roadgoing variant of the oddly proportioned design could make for a majorly fuel-efficient daily driver. Today, DeltaWing is offering statistical evidence to back up that claim. According to a study commissioned by DeltaWing, a street-legal production vehicle with the racer’s trademark narrow beak could […] 
 
 
The Magnificent Seven: 2015 Jeep Concept Vehicles Headed to Moab  Mar 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Acura NSX Designer Michelle Christensen on the Influence of Nature, and the ’67 Chevelle  Mar 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Cadillac’s Next-Gen V-6 Engines: The Fun One Has Two Turbos and 400 Horsepower  Mar 20th, 2015 
  Cadillac is on the march to become the world-class luxury brand of your dreams. A $12-billion investment, eight new products by 2020, and entry into five previously unexploited market segments are the crux of that initiative. In addition, GM has refurbished its Romulus, Michigan, engine plant to the tune of $540 million, enabling that […] 
 
 
2016 BMW 650i Coupe – First Drive Review  Mar 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Remember the Oddball DeltaWing Race Car? It Could Soon Become a Road Car That You Could Buy for $60K  Mar 20th, 2015 
Sometime later this summer, a curious new sports-car prototype will cruise the streets of northern Georgia. Today, on the eve of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Don Panoz announced that his company will soon build roadgoing versions of the DeltaWing race car. Quick recap on the DeltaWing: It’s a narrow-nosed smack in the face of […] 
 
 
Acura NSX Designer Michelle Christensen on the Influence of Nature, and the ’67 Chevelle  Mar 20th, 2015 
When Acura charged Michelle Christensen with designing the exterior of the 2016 Acura NSX—the resurrection of the game-changing supercar and the brand’s halo car—she turned her gaze to nature for inspiration. “When I was younger I drew people and animals and trees,” she says. “Even in car design, though it’s mechanical, you can draw from […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu to Debut New Spyware Targeting Teen Drivers  Mar 20th, 2015 
Chevrolet has announced that it will offer parents a creepy level of oversight when it comes to letting the kids borrow the family ride, and the NSA-style spying begins with the 2016 Malibu. A system dubbed Teen Driver will debut on the bow-tie brand’s newest mid-size sedan (which itself bows at the 2015 New York […] 
 
 
Top Gear Fans Drive Tank to BBC to Deliver “Save Clarkson” Petition  Mar 20th, 2015 
Blogger Guido Fawkes’ online petition to “save” Jeremy Clarkson reached its goal of a million signatures, and to mark the occasion, they were ceremoniously delivered to the BBC in a rented tank, complete with a “Stig” posed atop the turret. Not agreeing with the ‘bring back Clarkson’ but everyone loves a tank on a busy […] 
 
 
Doggie Day Care: Five Ways to Protect Your Pooch on the Road  Mar 20th, 2015 
From the April 2015 issue Sorry dogs, but man has two best friends—one walks on four legs and the other rides on four wheels. The tricky part is combining the two without either one doing damage to the other. These canine car accessories should help, and to make this test legit, we had a real, […] 
 
 
2015 GMC Canyon Named Autoweek's Best of the Best Truck  Mar 20th, 2015 
GMC's all-new midsize truck is receiving praise from automotive journalists. 
 
 
Creating Interest  Mar 20th, 2015 
The magazine’s resident F&I wiz says answering the customer’s true objection to extended coverage is just a matter of creating real interest in the product. 
 
 
PRIVATE! Fall in and Salute This Ridiculously Awesome Jeep Staff Car Concept  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept Can Get Away from It All—and Stay Away  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Jeep Red Rock Responder Concept: A Wrangler with Serious Junk in the Trunk  Mar 19th, 2015 
Of Jeep’s 2015 Moab Easter Safari concepts, the modded Jeeps it plans to bring to the annual Easter Jeep Safari off-road party in Moab, this Red Rock Responder concept is the only one that leaves us scratching our heads. Sure, it has presence with those beadlock rims, 37-inch tires, and red paint job, but the thing’s […] 
 
 
Jeep Red Rock Responder Concept: A Wrangler with Serious Junk in the Trunk  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Jeep Wrangler Africa Concept: Built to Safari  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Porsche CEO Reveals Due Date for Next-Gen Panamera  Mar 19th, 2015 
With pretty much every expected permutation of the Porsche Panamera already on the market, including short- and long-wheelbase models, V-6 or V-8 engines, some turbocharged, some not, a hybrid, and a base-price range stretching from about $79K all the way up to over $200K, there’s little left for Porsche to do with the Panamera other […] 
 
 
PRIVATE! Fall In and Salute This Ridiculously Awesome Jeep Staff Car Concept  Mar 19th, 2015 
Every spring, Jeep rolls out a treasure basket’s worth of deliciously awesome concept cars at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, before packing them up and shipping them to the annual Easter Jeep Safari off-roading bonanza in Moab, Utah. This year, Jeep’s crop of Moab concepts didn’t disappoint, but this incredible military-themed, Wrangler-based Staff Car concept is […] 
 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept Can Get Away from It All—and Stay Away  Mar 19th, 2015 
For the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the difference between an Overland and an Overlander is greater than one might think. The Overland is the penultimate trim level for the Grand Cherokee, slotting just below the Summit. (Price-wise, both of them live in the shadow of the SRT, but that’s a different animal altogether.) The Overlander, meanwhile, […] 
 
 
Jeep Wrangler Africa Concept: Built to Safari  Mar 19th, 2015 
Jeep showed off plenty of wild and wonderful concepts at its annual unveiling of dream concepts ahead of the Jeep Easter Safari at Moab. And while many of them were rad in the way your ten-year-old self admired in Hot Wheels cars, the Jeep Wrangler Africa concept is the one we grown-ups find most desirable. That’s […] 
 
 
Tesla Software Update Brings Auto Steering, “Ends” Range Anxiety, and Lets You Summon Car With Smartphone  Mar 19th, 2015 
Tesla Motors held a press call today to detail some of the big new features coming over-the-air to current and future Model S owners, and they’re pretty significant. According to what Elon Musk had to say, an update coming in a few weeks will “end range anxiety” both in town and on long-distance trips, while […] 
 
 
Jeep Chief Concept Brings the Beach Vibe Anywhere  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC – Instrumented Test  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Jeep Dressed Up the Renegade and Cherokee for Easter Safari, Too  Mar 19th, 2015 
 
 
 
Gnarly Jeep Chief Concept Brings the Beach Vibe Anywhere  Mar 19th, 2015 
Three days ago, the C/D office lost its collective mind over an insanely clean 1977 Jeep Cherokee Chief that popped up for sale on the internet. Pristine in nearly every measure, the Chief escaped our grasp and was awarded to a higher bidder (for nearly $27,000). But just as we were coming to terms with […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC Test: Twin-Turbo V-6 Replaces V-8  Mar 19th, 2015 
A funny thing is happening with the extinct woolly mammoth: Russian scientists are trying to clone one, using DNA extracted from a corpse preserved in ice. Employing an elephant as a surrogate mother, they seek to render the mammoth . . . um, is “un-extinct” a word? Similarly, full-size luxury SUVs may escape the boneyard […] 
 
 
Jeep Dressed Up the Renegade and Cherokee for Easter Safari, Too  Mar 19th, 2015 
After drooling over the awesome Wrangler concepts Jeep built for this year’s Easter Safari, the customized Cherokee and Renegade the company brought along seem a little lackluster by comparison. But while we’d love to daydream about bashing through the wilderness in the Africa or Staff Car concepts, the baby Jeeps we saw today are probably a […] 
 
 
Deceptive Practices Suit Against Pa. Dealer Dismissed  Mar 19th, 2015 
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has dismissed a lawsuit against a Porsche dealership that claimed the business violated consumer protection and unfair trade practice laws after it refused to reimburse a customer. 
 
 
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