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July, 2017

  • 13 July

    Seven Key Areas About the 2019 Audi A8 We Explored at the Audi Summit

    BARCELONA, Spain – “A brand is always a promise,” proclaimed Audi CEO Rupert Stadler in front of more than 2,000 journalists and friends of the four rings from across the globe who gathered in this vibrant, historic Spanish city for the first-ever Audi Summit. Indeed, Audi execs made a lot …

  • 12 July

    2019 Audi A8 Rolls in Ready to Drive Itself

    Last month, Audi promised that we would soon see the fourth-generation A8. At its Audi Summit event in Barcelona, Spain — a gathering similar to the Group Night VW has previously put on before auto shows — the automaker did just that. Due in German showrooms late in the year …

  • 11 July

    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Gets Its Own Insurance Provider

    Known for insuring classic cars and enthusiast vehicles, Hagerty will now provide its services to owners of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The company will offer specialized coverage to the 3,000 U.S. and 300 Canadian customers who order the 840-hp muscle car. “We are living in the golden age of …

  • 10 July

    Seven Favorite Aston Martins from the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    The fine folks behind Goodwood understandably have a penchant for British cars, so it’s no surprise there was a large showing from some of the most visible Brit brands. Aston Martin was particularly exuberant, firing-up some seriously special cars for the occasion. Here are our favorite Astons that graced Lord …

  • 9 July

    Hello, First Production Tesla Model 3!

    And production of the Tesla Model 3 officially begins. Like a proud parent Elon Musk shared photos of his latest, more affordable electric sedan in a stately shade of black. The first photo of production model number one was posted in black and white on Twitter. It was taken outside of …

  • 8 July

    Avalon, Continental, and E-Class Nab IIHS Award, Tesla Model S Falls Short

    In its latest round of crash testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety examined six large cars and gave three of them a Top Safety Pick+ award. The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, and Toyota Avalon nabbed top honors from the agency. All three vehicles earned “Good” scores in all crash …

  • 7 July

    Volvo Goes All-Electrified

    The headline “Volvo Cars to go all electric” is a bit misleading. “Volvo Cars get electrified,” though not nearly as elegant, might be a better way to put it. Between 2019 and 2021, Volvo will launch three standard battery-electric vehicles plus two high-performance Polestar models, which will “be supplemented by …

  • 6 July

    France Wants to Ban All Gas and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

    Is this the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine? It just may well be, but they’ll have to pry our cold, dead fingers off of our steering wheel first (though by then, there might not be one to pry them off of). France wants to ban all …

  • 5 July

    545-HP Ford ‘F-22 Raptor’ F-150 Set to Soar

    Looking for a 545-horsepower truck that looks like it’s ready to fly? Here’s one that is poised for take-off — Ford Performance has modified a 2017 Raptor F-150 for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to support its youth aviation programs. A one-of-a-kind “F-22 Raptor” F-150 Raptor will be auctioned off during the …

  • 4 July

    June Auto Sales: Domestics Lead Another Decline

    The long awaited launch of the Volkswagen Atlas already is paying off for its maker. Although just a few have trickled in to U.S. dealers, sales of the large midsize three-row sport/utility accounted for nearly 9 percent of VW’s sales in June. The German automaker sold 2,413 Atlases, out of …