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America to Get Its Own Honda HR-V for 2022

Honda has just taken the wraps off the next-generation HR-V (known as the Vezel in Japan). If you like it, well, you’d better buy a plane ticket, because it isn’t coming to the United States. Instead, Honda will develop a separate version of the HR-V that Honda says will be “designed to meet the distinct […]

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Kia Shows Hints of Nine Future Electric Cars and Concepts

We’ve seen Kia’s new logo, and now we’ve learned a more about the brand’s future plans, including seven all-electric models and three battery-powered concepts by 2027. Kia’s intent is to stake out a leading position in the EV market, and it teased five of those future production models in silhouette. The models will be known […]

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Is REE Automotive’s Skateboard Chassis the Future of Commercial EVs?

Sure, you could always buy a prefab skateboard from Element or Zero, but the cool kids pick their ideal size deck and then select custom trucks and wheels to suit. Tel-Aviv-based REE Automotive reckons it should be just as easy to build your electric mobility as a service (MaaS) shuttle or delivery van. At CES […]

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The Stellantis Era Dawns: FCA Is Dead, Brands Like Chrysler May Not Survive

Another milestone in the tumultuous history of the company originally known as just Chrysler: On Saturday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group will merge to create Stellantis, the fourth-largest automaker in the world by volume. Stellantis will be listed on the New York, Milan, and Paris stock exchanges next week. There will be repercussions. Stellantis […]

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‘Ferrari’s Ass Is Mine’ Shelby Cobra Once Owned By Paul Walker Up For Sale

A Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobra—except when it isn’t. Shelby managed to complete just over 1,000 original Cobras between 1961 and 1968; add another zero and triple, maybe quadruple, that to account for all the Cobra replicas shaking windows and terrorizing tire shops around the world. Carroll Shelby’s drawn-out fight with […]

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Dax Shepard Is Building an LT4-Swapped Chevy 454 SS Pickup

Actor, automotive enthusiast, and co-host of the MotorTrend App’s new Top Gear America, Dax Shepard is building a Chevrolet 454 SS pickup with a supercharged LT4 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. HOT ROD Garage co-host Lucky Costa is doing the work at his personal shop and invited us to check in on his progress. Related: […]

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Simplify, Then Add Partnership: Lotus and Alpine Collaborating on an Electric Sports Car

Two companies that are both defined by the relentless pursuit to do away with any and all unnecessary weight in their sports cars will soon be working together with nickel, cobalt, and lithium and taking a shot at electrification. That’s right, Lotus and Alpine are collaborating on an electric sports car, and believe it or not, this […]

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My Doctor the Car? Future Cars Might Monitor Drivers’ Health and Wellbeing

Smile, you’re on candid camera when you’re in a modern car with sophisticated driver-assist systems. And in the near future, those cameras will be joined by lidar VCSEL and radar sensors, as well. Yes, the same gadgets that vehicles must use to perceive the environment sufficiently to drive themselves will soon be keeping tabs on […]

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Can (and Should) This 1972 Triumph TR7 Be Saved?

British sports cars have a well-deserved reputation for indestructible build quality and stolid reliability, and the Triumph TR7 is possibly the crown jewel of them all. Between Triumph’s reputation for building affordable and credible sporting cars and motorcycles, coupled with the “Shape of Things to Come” styling, the 1972 Triumph TR7 was one of the […]

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