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Renault’s Kids’ Racer

The strategy of using junior racing to interest youngsters in automotive engineering careers gets a boost in Europe with Renault’s decision to launch a UK Clio Cup Junior Championship for 2017.

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Energy

Mercedes EQ Concept Previews 2019 Electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz officially revealed its comprehensive electrified-mobility strategy at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, while unveiling a new electric concept vehicle, the Generation EQ, that...

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Transportation

New Peugeot SUVs Jump to Modular Platform, Increase Composites Use

PSA Peugeot Citroën used the 2016 Paris Motor Show for the public launch of the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 models, now re-defined as SUVs. The 3008 accommodates five...

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Energy

2017 Nissan Rogue Adds Hybrid System with EV-Only Mode

Nissan gives its Rogue compact crossover utility a hybrid-electric powertrain option for model year 2017, boosting the estimated fuel efficiency of the front-drive model to 33 mpg...

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Manned Systems

I.D. Concept Heralds VW’s Electric Bolt Fighter for 2020

“Our future is in efficient and ‘connected,’” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess as he introduced his company’s battery-electric product future at the 2016 Paris Motor...

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Transportation

Aero-Slick Land Rover Discovery Sheds 1,058 Lb, Gains Features

JaguarLandRover engineers continue to achieve significant vehicle mass reductions, this time with the new generation Land Rover Discovery. Shifting to aluminum construction...

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Automotive

Ram Rebel TRX Concept Has 2017 Ford Raptor in Its Sights

It was a showdown between the latest full-size performance pickups at the 2016 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, where SAE torque and towing ratings are worshiped as devoutly as...

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Transportation

Honda’s All-New 2017 CR-V: Larger, Lighter, Turbocharged

Barely a week after Honda announced its CR-V compact crossover posted an all-time U.S. sales record for the month of September, the company revealed an all-new, fifth-generation...

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Propulsion

Volvo S90: Niche for Now, But…

It’s no secret the reconstituted Volvo, since 2010 owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely, is doing interesting and innovative things—one of the most intriguing, maybe, being that it’s survived and in...

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Propulsion

With 2017 Fusion Sport, Ford Pushes Further Toward Audi

Nobody’s ever had much trouble liking the slinky look and agreeable driving dynamics of Ford’s Fusion midsize sedan since the second-generation model was launched for the 2013...

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Transportation

Citroën to Unveil CXperience Concept at 2016 Paris Show

Having shrugged off the inhibiting effects of conventional design that took it into the category of the mundane for many years, PSA Citroën’s latest...

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Automotive

2017 FiatChrysler: More Dodge Muscle, Fewer Fiat Models

At a mid-summer media program to reveal its 2017 model lineup, nobody from FiatChrysler Automobiles said anything about some fizzy rumors speculating the company might have...

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Software

Racing Toward Autonomous Future, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz Reveal Sultry, Drive-It-Yourself Concept Cars

In the autonomous-vehicle future, will the ultimate luxury become driving for yourself?

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Transportation

2017 Nissan Titan Gets New Platform, Powertrain, Cab and Bed Features

The second-generation Nissan Titan launches with the model's first-ever single cab and adds a direct-injection V8 and 7-speed transmission plus significantly improved...

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Transportation

All-New 2017 Porsche Panamera Moves to VW Modular Platform

Creating any new Porsche is one of the most challenging design and engineering tasks in the auto industry. Whether sports car, sedan or SUV it has to embody the essence of the...

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Propulsion

Nissan's New Direct-Injection V6 Muscles 2017 Pathfinder to 6000-Lb Towing Crown

The most significant mid-cycle revamp in the Nissan Pathfinder’s 30-year history provides the midsize SUV with a 6000 lb (2722 kg) towing capacity, a full...

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Propulsion

Volvo Bets on New PowerPulse, Not 48V, for Turbodiesel Boost Assist

Volvo is using a blast of compressed air to boost torque delivery and exorcise turbo "lag" of its new D5 diesel engine. It's a comparatively simple technology solution...

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Transportation

Shell Oil Unveils Radical City Car Concept

Oil companies typically don't announce concept city cars, but days ahead of the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, Shell did just that. A collaboration between Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo...

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Materials

New Steel-Intensive Mazda CX-9 Sheds Mass, Debuts New Turbo System

For a mainstream unibody SUV, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 pulls off a neat trick—it adds premium content and features while losing weight compared with its predecessor. The...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SEAT to Spearhead VW's New Platform and 48V Technology

“SEAT has been through hell, in a way," asserted Luca de Meo, who became chairman of the Spanish automaker, part of Volkswagen Group, late last year. But after it survived a...

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Automotive

Jaguar Puts a Brave Pace on Testing Its New Crossover

Rarely does an automaker choose the world's most dangerous roads to introduce a new vehicle to the media. So Jaguar's recent launch of the all-new 2017 F-Pace sports crossover in the...

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Transportation

Second Time a Charm for Honda’s Unibody Ridgeline Pickup?

Although its best-ever sales year was barely more than 50,000 units and many critics questioned the buying public’s desire for a midsize pickup based on a unibody structure...

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Transportation

Focus RS: Ford and GKN Create an AWD Masterpiece

If an international TV quiz show had the new Ford Focus RS as one of its subjects, Tyrone Johnson would have all the answers.

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Electronics & Computers

Enter Two New Plug-Ins: 2017 Outlander PHEV and Prius Prime

The best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Europe makes its North American debut this Fall and was on display at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Americans may be surprised to know it's...

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Transportation

New York Auto Show 2016: Lincoln Unveils Big-SUV Future with Navigator Concept

Intent on staying on its message of reinvigorating its brand under the banner of “quiet luxury,” Ford’s premium-vehicle unit, Lincoln, used the 2016 New...

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Transportation

Nissan Targets Cabin NVH, Makes Big Investment in Sentra Upgrade

Significant updates to the seventh generation Sentra make the 2016 model Nissan’s quietest and most dynamic-driving compact sedan to date. The automaker invested more...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Tesla's "Affordable" Model 3 Brings Technology Questions

The ravenous feeding habits of the 24-hour news cycle rarely turn toward automotive transportation, and usually only when a disaster has happened, such as Toyota’s acceleration...

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Design

Mercedes’ 2017 E-Class Takes a Leap Towards Autonomy

Michael Kelz, Chief Engineer for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, does not underestimate its present and future potential: “This car is a big step in the direction of autonomous...

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Software

Jeep Will Test Pickup Concepts at Moab 50th

Military vehicle strength, functionality and styling underscore two Jeep-based concept trucks that will take on the challenging off-road trails of Moab, Utah during the annual Jeep Safari.