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  • Rare Rides: The 1994 Alfa Romeo 164, Saab-adjacent Sedan
    by Corey Lewis on April 14, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Rare Rides has featured many an Alfa Romeo previously, spanning several decades from the Fifties to present day. Among all the featured cars from the illustrious marque, only one was a sedan. That figure grows to two today with the lovely, stylish, and luxurious 164. The 164 was Alfa Romeo’s […]

  • France Offering $3,000 Vouchers for E-Bikes if You Throw Away Your Car
    by Matt Posky on April 14, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    France is offering 2,500 euros (about $2,993 USD) to individuals interested in purchasing electrically driven bicycles. But it’s pursuing the Cash for Clunkers mentality that often leaves us questioning whether the people instituting these environmental plans are familiar with the concept of […]

  • 2022 Nissan NISMO GT-R Special Edition Flaunts Exclusivity
    by Jason R. Sakurai on April 14, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      The 2022 Nissan NISMO GT-R Special Edition was unveiled today in Japan. How much more exclusive can a limited-edition sports car be? It turns out this GT-R is pretty distinctive. It’s not just a badge and some decals that sets it apart.   First, it’s painted a NISMO-exclusive color called […]

  • Ford Introduces ‘Hands-Free’ BlueCruise System for F-150, Mach-E
    by Matt Posky on April 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. announced its upcoming hands-free driver-assist system intended to rival Tesla’s Autopilot or General Motors SuperCruise. The service, which the manufacturer has renamed BlueCruise, will be available on top trimmed “Mustang” Mach-E crossovers and F-150 pickup […]

  • 2020 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab – Bowing Out at the Right Time
    by Tim Healey on April 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    As you know by now, the 2022 Nissan Frontier is all new. I haven’t yet gotten my hands on one, and nor has, it appears, most of the rest of the automotive press. But I did get to sample one of the last-gen trucks before it moved into the dustbin of history. The model-year of The post 2020 Nissan […]

  • 2022 Honda Civic Unmasked, Previews Cleaner Look
    by Tim Healey on April 14, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Here’s your first official look at the 2022 Honda Civic. And like a kid getting to open one Christmas present a little early, that’s it, that’s all you get. You’ll have to wait two whole weeks to get the rest. That’s when Honda will give us the full deets, at least on the sedan. Honda’s […]

  • Domino’s Delivers Pizzas Autonomously in Houston
    by Jason R. Sakurai on April 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Domino’s has launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston, Texas this week. Customers can choose to have their meal delivered by Nuro’s R2 robot. Nuro has the first completely autonomous on-road delivery vehicle approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Domino’s and Nuro combo […]

  • Rare Rides: The 1999 Lexus SC 400, Predecessor to The Lame One
    by Corey Lewis on April 13, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    You know what? The Rare Rides series has never before featured a Lexus vehicle. The other day, a helpful commenter provided a link to an extra clean SC 400 for sale, so here we are with our first Lexus installment of Rare Rides. Shortly after Lexus debuted in late 1989 for the 1990 model year The […]

  • South Korean Battery Firms Reach Settlement, Georgia Factory Approved
    by Matt Posky on April 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    It looks like the White House won’t be needing to take any action in response to the International Trade Commission’s decision on how to handle the feud between South Korea’s LG Chem and SK Innovation. The duo has reached a settlement that would allow the former battery manufacturer to […]

  • 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx XT Edition – Keeping the Wagon Flame Going
    by Tim Healey on April 13, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Subaru’s Outback has long been a standard-bearer for wagons. The addition of the Onyx Edition XT trim level for 2020 won’t change that. Really, that’s the big news, and I don’t mean that sarcastically. While minor trim-level additions and changes sometimes seem so minor as to not be […]

  • Rubber Shortages Become Latest Problem for Auto Industry
    by Matt Posky on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Those of you tracking the semiconductor shortage can probably take it easy for a while, as practically every industry group on the planet has tentatively agreed we’ll be seeing a chip deficit for a few years. Meanwhile, market analysts are trying to predict the next material we won’t have […]

  • 2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas
    by Jason R. Sakurai on April 13, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    There’s a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Texas Trail. Unveiled this week, the Trail is offered only in Texas, the country’s largest truck market. The Gladiator Texas Trail is based on the Gladiator Sport S, with 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to enhance the […]

  • Arcimoto FUVs a NASDAQ Addition
    by Jason R. Sakurai on April 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Arcimoto, makers of fun, utility vehicles for commuters and fleets, announced NASDAQ’s approval today. The company can now list its shares of common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market, a positive growth sign. A Eugene, Oregon manufacturer of affordable three-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs), […]

  • Hyundai Pony Heritage Becomes Design Studio Centerpiece
    by Matt Posky on April 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    While automotive enthusiasts have mixed opinions on the cultural clout of electric vehicles, there’s one aspect of electrification that’s undeniably cool — the resto-mod potential. Despite the historic appeal of driving around in vintage automobiles, they’re often painfully slow with […]

  • Rare Rides: The Excellent 1988 Mazda 323 GT-X, a Four-wheel Drive Hot Hatch
    by Corey Lewis on April 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Today’s Rare Ride is an Eighties hot hatch from the good people at Mazda. Offered for a short time, the 323 GT-X sold in very limited numbers.  Today it’s difficult to find one for sale, but there happens to be one in the rustproof state of Washington. The fifth generation of Mazda’s Familia […]

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