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2019 Harley-Davidson F-150 Priced From $97K
   Published February 20, 2019
Can’t decide on a Harley or a Ford F-150? Well this gets you both. Well, sort of.

Check out the all-new custom 2019 Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup truck that was unveiled at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The price tag? $97,415 and up.

The truck, developed by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Tuscany Motor Co., is the production version of a concept. (Tuscany Motor Company is a Ford Motor Company speciality vehicle manufacturer.)

Tuscany will provide the F-150 and manufacture the  Read More
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Best-Selling Small and Midsized Luxury Cars For 2019
   Published February 20, 2019
As with all cars, this segment is down also, and pretty substantially. Of course, we are missing some sales results due to General Motors and Ford not reporting sales on a monthly basis.

Here are your top 10 small and midsized cars after sales were reported for January 2019:

SMALL LUXURY CARS:
Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 4,676BMW 4-Series: 2,842Mercedes-Benz CLA: 2,278Infiniti Q50: 2,249Audi A4: 1,691Acura TLX: 1,669Audi A5: 1,1651Volvo S60: 1,400BMW 3-Series: 1,226Lexus IS:   Read More
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Updated 2020 GMC Acadia Adds New AT4 Trim, Turbo Engine
   Published February 20, 2019
When the 5- to 7-passenger 2020 GMC Acadia rolls out later this fall, it will do so with a new sporty trim, a new available turbo engine and interior upgrades including an updated infotainment system. But the best news? All engine offerings feature a stop/start deactivation switch. Can we hear some applause please?

What’s New and NotableAT4 TrimThe 2020 GMC Acadia lineup includes the first-ever AT4 trim. It’s designed to be the sportiest trim of them all offering a rugged, off-road inspired  Read More
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If You Want A Buick Cascada, You Better Hurry
   Published February 20, 2019
We will soon be bidding farewell to the Buick Cascada. Buick has told its dealers that they are going to end production of the Buick Cascada convertible by the end of the year, according to trade publication Automotive News.

The Poland-made roadster was never intended to be a big volume car, but talking to dealers, sales have never been as good as they expected, and the dealers haven’t ordered a lot of them in recent months.

When the Cascada was introduced, GM had an ad on TV in 2017 for  Read More
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This 2019 Lexus UX Is Rolling On Nike-Inspired Tires
   Published February 20, 2019
As far as tires go, these have to be some of the coolest we’ve seen yet. They are bespoke tires modeled to look like sneakers. And not just any sneakers, designer John Elliot’s Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.

They are part of Lexus’ collaboration with Elliott for the new UX compact crossover launch. Seen here on a custom all-white UX, the tires have white on white layers, double-stitched leather and a stepped metal air valve evocative of his stacked metal lace tip.

“The first-ever Lexus UX  Read More
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Weekly Recalls: Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, VW
   Published February 20, 2019
HYUNDAINHTSA Campaign Number: 18V934000

Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 100,000

SummaryHyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport vehicles previously repaired under recall numbers 15V-568 and 17V-226. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued during the engine  Read More
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Lexus Tops 2019 J.D. Power Dependability Study, Again
   Published February 20, 2019
Lexus is at the top of the heap in the new 2019 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability study. The automaker is the highest rated brand for the eighth year in a row, with Porsche and Toyota tying for second and Chevrolet and Buick rounding out the top five.

The study, in its 30th year, measures the number of owner-reported problems of three year old vehicles - so in this case 2016 models. Researchers report that dependability improved 4% over last year, yet issues remain.

“Vehicle  Read More
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First-Ever Edmunds Editors' Choice Awards Announced
   Published February 20, 2019
Edmunds.com is handing out its first-ever Editors' Choice Awards. They go to vehicles in seven categories that Edmunds’ editors rate as best in their class. They ratings are based on selected criteria like driving and performance; comfort; interior; utility; technology; fun factor and value.

"Our editorial team tests more than 300 vehicles a year ― that's more than a collective 17,000 hours behind the wheel," said Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief at Edmunds. "We're going beyond what's  Read More
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Ford Recalls Nearly 1.5 Million F-150s Due To Crash Concern
   Published February 14, 2019
Ford is recalling 1.48 million F-150 pickups in North America, most of those in the U.S, because they could downshift into first gear without warning.

In a statement, Ford says it’s aware of five accidents, one of which resulted in whiplash, that are linked to the problem.

The recall impacts select 2011-2013 F-150s with 6-speed automatic transmissions, the gearbox at the center of the issue.

Ford says these vehicles may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed  Read More
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2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Offers New 7.3-Liter V8
   Published February 13, 2019
Ford is rolling out its most powerful Super Duty F-Series yet. The 2020 Super Duty will launch with two new engines, including a new V8 and an upgraded Power Stroke diesel. Toss in an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, chassis upgrades, exterior and interior design updates, along with new smart technology and Ford says the 2020 model raises the bar in towing, payload and connectivity for its many HD customers that include government, petroleum and utility services.

All-New 7.3-liter  Read More
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Best-Selling Large Luxury SUVS For 2019
   Published February 13, 2019
This segment of SUVs continues to do well in America. About 1000 more large luxury SUVs were sold this January versus January 2018. The big winner was Range Rover, it doubled its sales this year from a year ago.

Here are your volume leaders that we know of, with Escalade and Navigator excluded, since neither manufacturer reports sales monthly.
Mercedes-Benz GLS: 2,007Infiniti QX80: 1,943Land Rover Range Rover: 1,651Mercedes-Benz G-Class: 427Lexus LX: 251Toyota Land Cruiser: 114  Read More
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Chicago Auto Show Is Going On Now
   Published February 13, 2019
There is still time to check out the Chicago Auto Show which runs through Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place. This year marks the show’s 111thth year and nearly 20 vehicles made their debut during the show’s 2019 media preview including:
2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2019 Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition 2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany2020 GMC Sierra HD 2020 Kia Sportage 2020 Land Rover Range Rover  Read More
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Ram 1500 Debuts New Multi-Function Tailgate
   Published February 13, 2019
The tailgate wars are heating up between Ram Truck and GMC. Ram just unveiled a new multifunction tailgate for the Ram 1500. It’s to compete with the Sierra’s MultiPro tailgate.

New Ram 1500 Multifunction TailgateIn addition to retaining the capabilities of a fully dampened, drop-down tailgate with remote release options, the Ram multifunction tailgate adds a first-of-its-kind 60-40 split, swing-away functionality.

The tailgate’s dual-hinged doors allow for four different configurations:  Read More
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Lamborghini Urus Is The Robb Report Car Of The Year
   Published February 13, 2019
The 650p-horsepower Lamborghini Urus is the Robb Report’s 2019 Car of the Year.

The 17th year of the luxury and sports car competition pitted 10 cars against each other. (You can see them all here.) The winning vehicle was chosen by a panel of more than 200 judges. Select readers were invited to test-drive the vehicles at an invitation-only event that took place in Napa, California as well as Boca Raton,.Florida.

Nine groups, averaging 20 judges each – included musician Curtis “50  Read More
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U.S. News 2019 Best Cars For The Money
   Published February 13, 2019
Quality and value are two musts on our list when it comes to shopping for a new car at places like the Chicago Auto Show. That’s also where U.S. News & World Report recently handed out its 2019 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The awards cover 14 automotive categories and highlight vehicles that provide consumers with the best combination of quality and value. The winners are scored on data-driven rankings, along with ownership and pricing info.

One glance at the list and you’ll quickly  Read More
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Weekly Recalls: Porsche, Ford/Lincoln, Tesla, Ferrari
   Published February 13, 2019
PORSCHE
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V898000

Manufacturer Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 17,667

SummaryPorsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Porsche Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive, 2018 Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera S E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4  Read More
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition Sells Out Hours After Pre-Orders Open
   Published February 13, 2019
If you were hoping to get your hands on a limited 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition that recently debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, it will be something of a challenge. Mazda is only as of now sending 500 to the U.S. and those were snagged quickly during U.S. pre-orders.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary EditionThe 30th Anniversary Miata MX-5 Edition celebrates the roadster’s 30th decade on the road and in that timeframe more than 1 million of them have been sold.   Read More
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Frigid Weather Decreases EV Range Dramatically, Study Finds
   Published February 13, 2019
Electric vehicle range can be impacted drastically by extreme temperatures, according to a new study from the American Automobile Association. It’s especially true when using the car heater during frigid temps, but hot weather has an impact, too. Using either the car’s heating or A/C system can reduce range and result in the need to charge more often. Both are things drivers should keep in mind when they head out on the road in those conditions.

Extreme Temps Decrease EV RangeHere is a  Read More
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2019 Ram Chassis Cab With New Limited Trim Makes Debut
   Published February 7, 2019
Hot on the heels of revealing the new Ram Super Duty lineup in Detroit, Ram is showing off its new Ram Heavy-Duty 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 model-year brings changes to the Cummins Diesel engine, a new sharkfin antenna and a new top of the line luxury trim to the lineup.

New Limited ModelFour trim levels are offered on the 2019 Ram Chassis Cab: Tradesman, SLT, Laramie and the new top-of-the-line Limited. It adds even more luxury touches than the  Read More
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700-Horse Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Details
   Published February 6, 2019
Ford is rolling out its most powerful street-legal Ford ever with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing more than 700 horsepower.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Arriving this fall to join the Shelby GT350, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is engineered to attack on all fronts. On the drag strip, a projected 700-plus horsepower delivers blistering straight-line performance via its first-in-class dual-clutch transmission. At the track, performance improves even more thanks to its race-bred chassis,  Read More