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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

April 19, 2015

Photos of the weekend

Young gymnasts practice at a gymnasium of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China.

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