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Mercedes-Benz Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2039

Most automakers have announced a self-imposed deadline to implement all-electric fleets, but Mercedes-Benz has taken it a step further. At a press event this week the company announced plans for its passenger car division to become completely carbon neutral by 2039.  Called Ambition2039, the plan is parsed into a couple phases. The first phase calls for half of the Mercedes…

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Kia Planning Electric Crossover Coupe

Kia's dramatic Imagine Concept from this year's Geneva Motor Show may have a production future after all. The brand's design boss has confirmed plans to roll out a new "emotional flagship" that's likely based on the Imagine.  Former Lamborghini designer Luc Donckerwolke recently spoke with AutoExpress regarding the Imagine Concept, saying it foreshadows a future flagship product.  Per the usual, the executive did…

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Ford Bronco Hybrid Confirmed

Ford Motor Company has confirmed there will be a Ford Bronco Hybrid when the rugged SUV launches next year. The news came straight from Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who confirmed the powertrain option during the company's recent earnings call.  The news comes as little surprise. Ford has been announcing a slew of new hybrid models, so bringing the company's electrification…

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Honda's First Dedicated EV has a Name

Honda has announced the name of the company's first dedicated battery-electric vehicle. It will simply be called the Honda e, when it begins production later this year.  The e will be the production version of Honda's cute little Urban EV prototype the company showed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. Praised for its retro design, the production version…

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Buick Crossover Coupe Approved for Production

The Buick brand has been a quiet one lately, but the silence is apparently nearing an end. A new report suggests the brand has approved a new coupe-like crossover for production, a vehicle that will be an addition to the lineup; not a replacement.  Recently the folks over at Car Design News got an inside look at Buick's design studio. The look…

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FCA CEO Wants Ram Midsize Pickup

Light truck sales are hitting all-time highs and that isn't going unnoticed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley. The chief executive made it clear on the company's recent earnings call that he wants the Ram brand to develop a midsize pickup sooner rather than later.  Automotive News reports Manley stated the Ram brand is "focused on solving a metric…

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Chevrolet Makes the 2020 Camaro SS Less Ugly

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro SS is getting a revised look after buyers were turned off by the car's 2019 refresh, which included a controversial huge ass front grille. The revised SS look capstones several noteworthy changes to the Camaro lineup.  Chevrolet has pulled the front clip design from the Camaro Shock Show Car, which was shown at last year's SEMA…

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Cadillac Drops Four-Cylinder CT6

The future of the Cadillac CT6 sedan has been under question for several months, but in the meantime one variant of the car appears to have completely died off.  According to Cadillac's own website, the luxury brand has removed GM's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder from the CT6 lineup. The four-pot was originally the base engine on the car, offering 258 horsepower…

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Rumor Mill: Lincoln Getting Rivian-Based EV

The Lincoln brand is rumored to be the first to gain a new battery-electric vehicle based on Rivian's skateboard electric vehicle architecture. The rumor comes just a week after Ford Motor Company announced a $500 million equity investment into the electric vehicle startup company.  Ford disclosed plans to leverage Rivian's platform for a Lincoln product at a recent employee town…

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Mercedes-AMG Says Rear-Wheel-Drive Dying Off

Mercedes-AMG says the days of the brand having pure rear-wheel-drive products is quickly coming to an end. The brand's boss Tobias Moers confirmed in a recent interview that all next-generation AMG products will be all-wheel-drive.  In speaking with AutoCar Moers stated consumers have spoken when it comes to the driveline layout of AMG cars, and they generally want all-wheel-drive. The executive took…

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