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Toyota turned a HiLux pickup into a real-life Tonka Truck

Toyota turned a HiLux pickup into a real-life Tonka Truck

At some point growing up, most kids spent some time playing in sand or dirt with big yellow toy trucks — more thank likely those from Hasbro's Tonka Trucks line. Those with fond memories of those times are just who Toyota is looking to appeal to with its latest concept: a 2016 HiLux pickup designed to resemble a life-sized Tonka Truck. Outfitted with plenty of off-road gear, it looks just as if a kid's toy was brought to life.

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Jeep unveils 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with 707hp Hellcat engine

Jeep unveils 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with 707hp Hellcat engine

The most powerful SUV from Jeep has finally been announced in the form of the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The all-wheel-drive monster is powered by none other than Dodge's SRT Challenger Hellcat engine, meaning it sports the same 707 horsepower as the sedan, along with 645 pound-feet of torque. The Trackhawk will be presented at this week's New York auto show, but details and photos can be found here.

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McLaren will 3D print spare parts for F1 race car

McLaren will 3D print spare parts for F1 race car

We already know 3D printing is poised to revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and the technology has already been used to produce mechanical parts for everything from watches to bikes to motorcycles. But McLaren's Formula 1 racing team has come up with the idea to use it to make spare parts where they're most needed: trackside in the pit.

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Ford designed a baby crib that simulates car rides

Ford designed a baby crib that simulates car rides

What you're seeing here is a baby crib designed and built by Ford. Yes, the car company, and no, this isn't a late April Fools' joke. It's dubbed the Max Motor Dreams, and it's essentially a "smart bed" for babies that can simulate the feel of riding in a car — a well-known trick for parents with little ones that have difficulty falling asleep. It uses sound, lighting, and motion to mimic the feel of a gentle car ride from the backseat.

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The limits of semi-autonomous driving tech: We go Volvo Pilot Assist II winter testing

The limits of semi-autonomous driving tech: We go Volvo Pilot Assist II winter testing

Semi-autonomous automotive tech has infiltrated a host of modern cars, but the luxury segment sees more than its fair share of systems designed to do as much of the driving for you as is legally possible. Unfortunately, when you pick up the keys to your new car or truck, there's very seldom any information provided about how and when you should use any of these features - let alone a discussion of situations where it might be dangerous to rely on them.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster First Drive: A silver bullet

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster First Drive: A silver bullet

Luckily, my fun in the sun with Mercedes-AMG’s new GT C Roadster in Arizona didn’t come to a premature end when my driving partner got a speeding ticket. The topless Solarbeam Yellow GT cruiser shot out as though the canyon had just given birth to it… and that happened to be the exact spot where we drove past the state trooper. I sat quietly in the passenger seat as he explained to the officer, “it’s this stupid car, it feels like it’s going 60…” only to have the officer reply “you’re really flying, I clocked you at 90 mph.”

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2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan pack turbocharged 205HP

2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan pack turbocharged 205HP

Want a Honda Civic Type R but driving on a budget? Honda thinks it has the answer with the new 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan, two fresh versions of the 10th generation Civic that promise more affordable performance. Set to arrive at dealerships next month, they'll take on Ford's Focus RS in the process.

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2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

2018 VW Atlas First Drive: A 7-seater SUV to dethrone Explorer

The 2018 Atlas is long-overdue: VW has needed a proper, 7-seater SUV for some time. More than that, it's needed a proper, 7-seater SUV that is built with the American market foremost in mind. The Tiguan is too small; the Touareg too expensive: enter the Volkswagen North American Region (NAR) and a big SUV that, while it'll be sold elsewhere in the world, really has America's best-selling Ford Explorer in its crosshairs.

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5 things you need to know about the 2017 Genesis G80

5 things you need to know about the 2017 Genesis G80

The 2017 Genesis G80 is part of the newly-minted luxury brand's one-two punch to shake up the premium segment. Positioned just under the long-wheelbase G90 sedan, the G80 represents an upgrade over last year's Hyundai Genesis four-door on which it is based.

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2017 Jaguar F-PACE 35t Prestige Review: A crossover with claws

2017 Jaguar F-PACE 35t Prestige Review: A crossover with claws

Jaguar knows how to make a handsome car, and the 2017 F-PACE is no different. The British automaker's crossover borrows liberally from the design language of the slinky F-TYPE coupe and the imposing XJ sedan, no bad thing in either case, and the result is a striking and aggressive SUV. Still, the styling isn't the only thing Jaguar poached from the F-TYPE: there's the engine, too.

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The 400 horsepower 2018 Audi TT RS just got a US price

The 400 horsepower 2018 Audi TT RS just got a US price

Audi is making good use of its all-new five cylinder engine, dropping the 400 HP monster under the hood of the 2018 Audi TT RS, which has finally been priced up for the US today. The latest addition to the renamed Audi Sport range, the 2018 TT RS is the most powerful production TT so far, with the automaker claiming a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 174 mph with the optional Dynamic plus package.

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T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE car system adds roadside assistance

T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE car system adds roadside assistance

T-Mobile has announced new roadside assistance to go with its SyncUP DRIVE automotive product. The roadside assistance comes from the Allstate Motor Club, and is made available to all SyncUP DRIVE customers who have a qualifying plan, according to T-Mobile. With the feature, of course, users can get assistance on the road if, for example, their vehicle breaks down or another issues arises.

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