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Next-Gen Lincoln MKC Changing Name to Corsair

Ford Motor Company's Lincoln brand has informed its dealerships it will rename its MKC crossover during its next redesign. According to dealerships, the MKC will switch names to Corsair in 2020.  Ford showed the Corsair and several other future Ford products to dealerships at a meeting in Orlando last month. During the meeting the Lincoln brand referred to the redesigned…

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2019 BMW 8 Series Bows in Production Guise

In celebration of this weekend's 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans race, BMW is finally revealing the revived 8 Series Coupe in production trim. As expected, this convergence of sport and luxury looks a lot like the recent 8 Series Concept - which is most definitely a good thing.  It's been decades since BMW has offered an 8 Series, but the…

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Volvo Announces 'Polestar Engineered' Trim Level

Volvo has announced plans to rollout new performance trim levels on some of its models. The new trim level will be engineered by the company's Polestar performance brand and focus on enhancing performance of Volvo's existing plugin hybrid models.  The S60 will be the first Volvo product to gain the Polestar Engineered trim, followed by the V60 and XC60. In all…

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Mercedes Shows off Working EQA Electric Car

It isn't exactly a production version of the car, but Mercedes-Benz has released a video of its Concept EQA driving through Sicily. The short clip is our first look at the EQA in motion and shows off the EQA's dazzling lights.  The Concept EQA was revealed at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show; showcasing a conceptual look at Mercedes' first electric…

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2019 Ram 1500 Faces Delays

Two key iterations of the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 are facing delayed approvals from the EPA. The delays are beginning to cost the new truck sales, putting it at risk of not achieving its goal of overtaking the Chevrolet Silverado in sales this year.  Right now there are only two versions of the 2019 Ram 1500 on the market. Trucks…

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Cadillac Super Cruise Expanding to all Models

Cadillac says its hands-free Super Cruise system will ultimately find its way to all Cadillac vehicles by 2020. The semi-autonomous feature first debuted last year on high-end trim levels of the Cadillac CT6 sedan. GM is also confirming Super Cruise will find its way to non-Cadillac products after 2020, while Cadillac will rollout V2X  communication on a new crossover in…

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Mercedes-Benz Subscription Services Starts at $1,095 per Month

Mercedes-Benz is formally joining a handful of other auto brands in the U.S. providing a vehicle subscription service. The Mercedes-Benz Collection will begin this week as a pilot in Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a starting price of $1,095 per month.  This week's announcement is a follow up to Mercedes announcing a similar program in German named Mercedes me…

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Jeep Shows off Refreshed Renegade

After four years on the marketplace, the Jeep Renegade is finally getting some kind of a makeover. The company is showing off a refreshed Renegade this week at the Turin Auto Show in Italy.  Basically the Jeep version of the Fiat 500x, it is actually somewhat fitting the refreshed Renegade is bowing in Italy. Oddly, Jeep is not offering any…

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Audi Q8 Sets Sights on Range Rover Sport

After much lead-up in recent years, Audi has finally taken the wraps off its new Q8 SUV. Denoted as the company's flagship SUV product, the Q8 is the largest, most-luxurious Audi ute to date and it has the Range Rover Sport as a target.  When it comes to the stylish, coupe-like SUV trend Audi has been behind the eight-ball. The…

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GM China Rolling out 20 Electrified Models by 2023

General Motors is ramping up its launch of electrified vehicles in China. The ramp-up is in response to China's policymakers putting a stronger emphasis on alternative energy vehicles.  The U.S. automaker is already in the process of an aggressive electrification plan in China. The current plan, launched in 2016, calls for 10 new electrified products by 2020. Apparently GM feels…

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