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FCA Sweeps CUV, SUV and Truck of Texas Awards at Texas Auto Writers Truck Rodeo

Photos courtesy Kevin McCauley / Texas Auto Writers Association Record-setting rain couldn’t wash out the Texas Auto Writers Association’s most important event of 2018. Journalists braved freezing rain to evaluate this year’s newest vehicles, with Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati capturing top honors. Pastures quickly flooded into mud pits at the ranch serving as a remote test site, necessitating an…

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Tag Creeps to $49,000

Chevrolet announced pricing for the 2019 Blazer last month, including an attractive entry price just under $30,000. While the announcement made it sound like the new Blazer is going undercut competitors in price, further information concludes that's actually not the case.  Cars Direct has uncovered more details regarding the Blazer's price tag, including the fact it will creep up to $49,000.…

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Jaguar Considering Transition to EV-Only Brand

Luxury automaker Jaguar is in the advanced planning stage of potentially becoming an all-electric vehicle brand. The transition could begin soon with completion happening over the next decade.  According to a report from AutoCar the brand's product planners have already drafted an outline of what the brand could look like if it were to transition to all EV's. Effectively the plan calls…

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Jeep Confirms 2020 Renegade Plug-In Hybrid

Fiat Chrysler has confirmed plans to produce a plug-in hybrid variant of the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The company's Melfi, Italy assembly plant is already preparing to produce the electrified Jeep.  The plug-in variant of the Renegade will be produced alongside the gasoline version and the Fiat 500x inside the Italian assembly plant. FCA says pre-production of the hybrid will begin…

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New Ford Interceptor Data Previews 2020 Explorer

Ford Motor Company has yet to offer any details regarding the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer. Their silence hasn't translated to third parties though, including the Michigan State Police, who have published data suggesting the new Explorer is going to be quite fast.  The state policy agency has tested several 2020 model cop cars, including the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor SUV,…

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AM General For Sale; GM, FCA Reportedly Interested

Humvee manufacturer AM General has put itself up for sale. The company has retained investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd to identify potential bidders, potentially valuing the owner of the Hummer brand at about $2 billion.  Reuters reports AM General already has several interested parties. Potential bidders include competing manufacturers of military vehicles, such as General Dynamics, Oshkosh and BAE Systems. Another source suggests that…

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Honda Joins General Motors For Autonomous Vehicle Development

General Motors has announced it and its Cruise subsidiary are joining forces with Honda Motor Company with regards to the development of autonomous vehicles. The partnership is being launched with a $750 million investment into Cruise by Honda.  Honda will work jointly with Cruise and General Motors to fund and develop a purpose-built autonomous vehicle for Cruise that can serve…

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2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan Revealed

The BMW 3 Series has been around for nearly 40 years. Over the past four decades the car has become an icon for the German brand and a unsung success. Naturally, BMW is cautious when updating the nameplate, something that is shining through with this redesigned 2019 3 Series.  Dubbed the G20, the 2019 3 Series does not look significantly…

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