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  • Tesla sold 10,300 cars between January and March; sales up 55 percent

    Tesla released its quarterly sales results Friday, reporting 10,300 vehicles sold and a 55 percent increase in sales from the first quarter of last year. Most major automakers release monthly sales figures, but Tesla has never done so. 

  • 'Dynamic' new Honda Civic debuts at 2015 New York Auto Show

    2016 is shaping up to be a great year for the Honda Civic thanks to new models coming soon to the US. Honda promises the new Civic Type R will be 'flat out, the most dynamic, the most technologically advanced and the most refined and stylish Civic we’ve ever made.'

  • Audi A4: 2016 model with interior leaked (+video)

    The Audi A4 sedan for 2016 will be Audi’s second model to ride on the lightweight MLB Evo platform that debuted in the 2016 Q7 SUV. A debut for the new A4 in its sedan bodystyle will likely take place at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

  • The 10 worst-reviewed cars of 2015

    These are the lowest-rated vehicles for the 2015 model year. A bad review doesn't necessarily mean a car should be avoided at all costs. Some simply aren't up to the class standard; some are designed with good intentions, but lack in execution. 

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 begins US production. How much will it cost?

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    Th 2016 Mazda MX-5 will  have three different price  points, depending on trim level. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 just began production and will hit US dealers—and the first lucky buyers—later this summer.

  • Jeremy Clarkson to 'start again' with new car show

    Jeremy Clarkson will return to television with a new car show, he wrote in his Sunday newspaper column. Whether Clarkson will enlist Richard Hammond and James May is unknown, but the idea of 'the lads' sharing a stage again is hardly inconceivable.

April 27, 2015

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Artist Kaya Mar poses for photographs with his painting entitled "Saint Kate" across the street from the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, Monday. Britain's Kate the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to her second child with her husband Prince William at the hospital in the coming days. A small number...

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  • Audi A4: 2016 model with interior leaked (+video)

    The Audi A4 sedan for 2016 will be Audi’s second model to ride on the lightweight MLB Evo platform that debuted in the 2016 Q7 SUV. A debut for the new A4 in its sedan bodystyle will likely take place at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

  • Tesla pushes investors for a gigafactory in Japan

    Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Reno, Nev. could be the first of many, and the automaker was in Japan last week courting suppliers for a possible gigafactory in that country.

  • Hybrid SUV plug-in coming from Mercedes this fall

    SUV hybrid plug-ins are new territory for Mercedes, which will launch its 2016 GLE 550e in the fall. In addition to its first ever hybrid plug-in SUV, Mercedes has released details of the full range of 2016 GLE models. 

  • Is Mercedes planning a pickup truck?

    Mercedes-Benz may be about to branch out into the light truck segment with a new pickup. Assuming the announcement isn’t an early April Fools’ Day prank, the new Mercedes pickup would compete against other small to mid-size trucks from Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen. 

  • Toyota RAV4 electric hybrid will debut at 2015 New York Auto Show

    Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show. Toyota has long said that it intends to offer a hybrid version of every volume car in its lineup by 2020.

  • Jeremy Clarkson fired from Top Gear despite fan support

    Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has finally reached the end of the road with the BBC. The network confirmed today that it will not renew Clarkson's contract, effectively bringing an end to his BBC career and his stint as the host of the world's most popular car show.

  • Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon miss five-star safety ratings

    The 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, GM's new mid-size pickups, offer more safety features than rival models from Toyota and Nissan, but there's still room for improvement.

  • 2015 New York Auto Show: 12 important vehicles to watch

    The 2015 New York Auto Show kicks off next week, and the deluge of previews, sneak peeks, and teasers has already begun. Here's a sampling of the most important new vehicles to watch for at the 2015 New York Auto Show. 

  • Elon Musk: Self-driving Tesla Model S will be here in three months

    The Model S will get a software update in about three months that will include some basic self-driving functions, including reading speed limit signs and making lane changes, according to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. 

  • Richard Branson: Virgin has a team working on electric cars

    Richard Branson has hinted that his Virgin empire may eventually expand into the world of electric cars in the past, but he confirmed this week that he has a team of people working on them. 'You may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business,' Branson said. 

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