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The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Convertible Dune is retro-styled to pay homage to the Dune Buggy.

VW Beetle to Chevy Volt to Ford Focus: goodbye, farewell

The end of the year in the automotive world always marks the end of the run for a car or two and sometimes more...
The ionic Ford F-150 truck has been recalled for the second time in three months.

Ford calls another massive recall in F-150, Super Duty trucks

For the second time in three months, Ford is recalling large quantities of the best-selling F-150 vehicles in North America over a several-year time...
2020 Mercedes-Benz all-electric SUV

NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2020 models aplenty set for debuts

Some 2019 car models haven't arrived in dealerships, yet many 2020 new cars and trucks are on the near horizon. More sport utility vehicles,...
A crash captured by tow truck driver Ray Elliott, publisher of www.idiotsontheinterstate.com.

Opinion: Driving is a privilege; it’s not your right

Driving in the State of California is not a right; it is a privilege, revocable at any time. Operating a motor vehicle is not just...

Commentary: Elon Musk unhinged on 60 Minutes?

During the mid-1980s, comedian Martin Short had a recurring character on Saturday Night Live named Nathan Thurm, an always-defensive defensive attorney. I...

Elon Musk unplugged set for 60 Minutes interview

There's no one more innovative, controversial and eccentric in the automotive industry than Elon Musk. The founder of Tesla and SpaceX will...

Ballerina Misty Copeland defines beauty in Pirelli calendar

For decades, the Pirelli calendar, the annual calendar published by the famed tire manufacturer, has featured famous female models scantily dressed, topless...
The Byton is expected to debut in China in late 2019 as a challenger to Tesla.

Byton concept set to challenge Tesla but with China debut

Byton, the much-touted electric concept SUV and sedan with Chinese financing and projected as a challenger to Tesla, is getting closer to its production...

2019 Genesis G70 debuts with Car of the Year honors

The 2019 Genesis G70, the entry-level compact luxury sport sedan new to the two-year manufacturer morphed from Hyundai, has been named Car of the...
The Chevrolet Impala, first manufactured in 1958, will be among six cars departing from the GM lineup — at least in the United States.

GM shocker: Here are the plants, cars destined for demise

It didn't take long after GM announced its massive downsizing and demise of several vehicles to provide specific details of plant closings and the...
The 2019 BMW 3 Series will include the 330e trim car's seventh generation.

NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2019 BMW 3 Series gets 330e

The 2019 BMW 3 Series, the perennially top-ranked sedan, recently had its global unveiling at the Paris Auto Show. It will be available to...
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is the debut of the sport utility vehiche's fifth generation.

PREVIEW: 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts new design, features

The Toyota RAV4 debuted 22 years ago. The new fifth-generation 2019 edition of the sport utility vehicle will debut in dealerships in December in...