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Are You Ready? GM Adds 400 Jobs To Build The C8 Corvette

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The C8 Corvette is just three months away from its official reveal, and General Motors is ramping up production to meet the demand.

This Is The Next Big Safety Hurdle For Automakers: The Back Seat

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new study of frontal crashes that paint rear-seat passenger as the next place automakers should focus their attention. According to their release, "Front-seat occupants have benefited greatly from advancements in restraints (airbags, seat belts technologies, etc.) -- back-seat occupants haven't benefited from this technology to the same extent."

GM May Face A Class-Action Lawsuit Over Defective 8-Speed Transmissions

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Certain Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC models built between 2015 and 2019 may have a defect in their 8-speed transmissions, according to a class-action lawsuit posted to ClassAction.org. GM Authority spotted the lawsuit, which says there are serious problems with GM's Hydra-Matic 8L90 and 8L45 transmissions.

Porsche Taycan Drops The Camo, Reveals Its True Headlights And Side Windows

As the upcoming Porsche Taycan inches ever closer to production, we're getting a clearer idea of what it will ultimately look like. Unlike previous spy shots, these ones actually show the car's true headlights, underneath the plastic assembly that hid their details. We can also see the car's side window, which was also covered in older spy shots.

Is Tesla In Trouble? Company Posts $700 Million Loss In The First Quarter of 2019

Tesla posted a $702 million loss in the first quarter of 2019. It was one of the worst quarters in the company's history, even as it closed some stores and laid off employees in an effort to keep costs down.

This Is A 1,600 HP Nissan GT-R With A Wing Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before

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Taking on hillclimb events is not really about out-and-out top speed. Instead, it's all about downforce for high-speed cornering. We've seen plenty of huge-winged hillclimb cars right in our own back yard thanks to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, but never anything like this. Franco Scribante Racing came up with this Nissan GT-R, and it's poised to take on South Africa's Simola Hillclimb in May.

Carlos Ghosn Has Been Released In $4.5 Million Bail, But There’s A Twist

A Tokyo court granted Ghosn a 500 million yen ($4.5 million) bail Thursday, after prosecutors indicted him for a fourth time earlier this week. The latest charges against him concern the misappropriation of $5 million from Nissan for his personal enrichment. Prosecutors appealed the decision, but ultimately failed. He left the detention center at 10:22 P.M. local time, according to a Reuters report.

2019 Lexus UX 250h Review: Big Style In A Small Package

You could consider the 2019 Lexus UX 250h to be the spiritual successor of the lost, but not forgotten, Lexus CT 200h. Currently, this UX represents the entry-level hybrid in the Lexus lineup, and we want to find out if it is...

Mazda’s SkyActiv-X Engine Is Still Coming To The U.S., But It May Be Awhile

As the all-new Mazda3 continues to arrive at U.S. dealers, there's one curious omission: the company's SkyActiv-X engine.

Rumor: The Next Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ Will Be More Toyota, Less Subaru

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The new model will reportedly move to Toyota's newest architecture. The first generation Toyota 86/Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ resulted from a joint venture between Toyota and Subaru in 2011. After getting some confirmation from both companies that a second-generation model is in...

After Conquering Pikes Peak, The Volkswagen ID. R Is Gunning For The Nürburgring Record

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Last year, the electric Volskwagen ID. R race car tackled the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with Romain Dumas at the wheel. It shattered the course record, hitting the summit in 7:57.148 minutes. Now, the company is setting its sights on one of the most demanding tracks in the world: The Nürburgring Nordschleife. Dumas gets the shot at another record, after winning the Nürburgring's 24-hour endurance race four times.

2020 Tesla Model S and Model X Get Range Boosts And More Power

While most of the spotlight has been on the Tesla Model 3 and impending Model Y for the past several months, the company hasn't forgotten about the cars that really got the ball rolling. The 2020 Tesla Model S and Model X have received improvements and both range and power. The newest models set to come off the line this week are getting a boost thanks to a more efficient motor design, according to Tesla.

Aston Martin Drops The Top On The 211 MPH DBS Superleggera Volante

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Whenever Aston Martin releases a new car, you can rest assured that it's going to be a looker. This DBS Superleggera Volante -- the even more stylish version of the DBS Superleggera Coupe -- is no exception. Now, after months of waiting, the brand's flagship roadster is here in full glory. But it's not just the looks that impress: The numbers are equally remarkable.

Hyundai Is Already Planning An N Line Version Of Its Pint-Sized Venue

The 2020 Hyundai Venue hasn't even gone on sale yet, but another model is reportedly coming. Australia's Drive spoke to Hyundai North America's chief operating officer, Brian Smith, who revealed an N Line version would debut some time in the near future.

Report: New Land Rover Defender Will Launch In September, May Arrive in Early 2020

Time and again, we've seen the 2020 Land Rover Defender testing in our own back yard. One viewer spotted it in Moab, while another spied in the Colorado Rockies. Its arrival is imminent, no doubt about that. However, a recent CarAdvice interview with JLR communications boss Tim Krieger gave a clearer picture as to when the car would actually launch. Krieger said, "...the car will be revealed around September."
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    Full disclosure -- the prospect of a new hot Mazda3 is still potentially a long shot. However, according to Autocar, it may actually happen in the next year or two. Despite Mazda boss Akira Marumoto flatly dismissing a new model, called the "MPS" overseas, there's some new evidence Mazda may have been listening to our pleas. Program manager Kota Beppu said he wants a "hyper" version of the new Mazda3 hatchback.