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2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV announced

2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV announced

Subaru has announced its very first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). That vehicle is the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid (not pictured) and the automaker promises that the PHEV will maintain all the capability of the traditional Crosstrek with improved fuel economy. Subaru says that the new hybrid will be able to drive like a normal hybrid or an EV for local commutes.

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Nissan makes mass-market play for ProPILOT Assist driving tech

Nissan makes mass-market play for ProPILOT Assist driving tech

Nissan plans to roll its ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system out to another US vehicle by the end of the year, the automaker has confirmed, as it makes its way further into mainstream cars. The driver-assistance technology combines adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance, though Nissan is cautious about over-playing its talents.

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Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Smarter Autopilot attention tracking reportedly vetoed by Tesla execs [Updated]

Tesla engineers considered adding a driver attentiveness system to Autopilot to ensure users weren't leaving their electric car to its own devices, but Elon Musk and other executives overruled the suggestion, according to a new report. The leak is likely to bring Autopilot safety back into the spotlight, amid long-standing suggestions that some Tesla owners over-estimate - intentionally or otherwise - just how capable the semiautonomous system actually is.

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BMW wireless EV charging is coming

BMW wireless EV charging is coming

One of the technologies that many are waiting for that has the potential to make owning an EV much more convenient is wireless charging. As it stands now, EV owners must use cords to charge the vehicles. BMW has wireless charging tech that is said to be available soon. How soon? How about July 2018.

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Millennium Falcon-inspired Nissan Rogue Has it where it counts kid

Millennium Falcon-inspired Nissan Rogue Has it where it counts kid

Nissan has a history of making Star Wars themed show cars to celebrate the launch of new Star Wars flicks. It's made a Rogue One version of the Rogue that fans could buy in the past. With the next film in the Star Wars universe, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" landing soon, Nissan has a new Star Wars-themed vehicle to show off.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is a tempting tweener

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is a tempting tweener

Mercedes-AMG's family of potent AMG GT cars is gaining a new member, with the 2019 AMG GT S Roadster offering a third droptop version to better hear the V8. Expected to arrive in the US late this year, the new car is expected to do 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, balancing the affordability of the entry-level Roadster and the performance of the flagship in the process.

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2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR takes flagship spot with 630hp V12

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR takes flagship spot with 630hp V12

More power, more driving performance, and more style: if you're going to give your Grand Tourer a makeover, the 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR isn't a bad way to do it. Replacing the existing DB11 V12 - despite that only being launched in 2016 - and throwing 30 more horsepower into the mix, it gives the range a new, more potent flagship.

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Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla Model 3 AWD and Performance orders open next week

Tesla plans to open the order books for two of its most-anticipated Model 3 options next week, with AWD and the Performance package finally going on sale. Production of the Model 3 began in mid-2017, but so far Tesla has been focusing on a single drivetrain configuration.

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Audi’s talking traffic lights tech expands to 10 US cities

Audi’s talking traffic lights tech expands to 10 US cities

Audi's Traffic Light Information system, which puts a countdown to the next green light on your dashboard, is launching in ten more cities across the US, the automaker has confirmed. First launched in 2016, the technology is one of the earliest examples of V2I, or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, to reach production cars.

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$300k reality check: Grand Tourer fantasy meets McLaren’s 720S

$300k reality check: Grand Tourer fantasy meets McLaren’s 720S

Cars are nothing without context. Though many do a little bit of everything, most are built with a primary focus in mind. Performance cars take to the track, where they plane seconds off lap times like so much wood shaving. SUVs are the rugged overlanders that are handy when the road ends, yet traversal continues.

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The Cadillac ATS sedan is the latest four-door fatality

The Cadillac ATS sedan is the latest four-door fatality

Cadillac is axing its ATS sedan, giving its BMW 3 Series rivaling luxury compact the chop after the 2018 model year. The news comes as the automaker prepares for some of its most rapid range replacement in Cadillac history, with plans to reveal new models every six months on average between now and the end of 2021.

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Ford stops F-150 production due to parts shortage

Ford stops F-150 production due to parts shortage

One of the biggest sellers in all the automotive realm is the Ford F-150 truck. Ford had to stop production of the F-150 this week due to a parts shortage from a supplier. The reason for the parts shortage was a major fire at that supplier. The same fire forced other automakers to also halt or at least slow production.

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