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Drivers will get to choose their EV alert sounds

Drivers will get to choose their EV alert sounds

In 2018 the NHTSA finalized rules that require EVs and hybrid to emit alert sounds to warn pedestrians they are approaching. The deadline was extended to 2020 for full participation from automakers. The rules were first requested from Congress in 2010 and have been a decade coming.

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Vision Mercedes Simplex is a futuristic retro concept

Vision Mercedes Simplex is a futuristic retro concept

Mercedes has unveiled a design concept called the Vision Mercedes Simplex at Design Essentials 2019. The automaker says that the concept is a "sculpture embodying the heritage and future of the luxury brand." The design of the concept is meant to remind of the 1901 Mercedes 35 PS racing car that set the racing world on its head that year at a racetrack that ran from Nice to La Turbie.

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Interview: Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann opens up on new cars, daily-drivers and EVs

Interview: Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann opens up on new cars, daily-drivers and EVs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know Bugatti broke the mythical 300 mph - or 304.77 mph, to be exact - speed barrier in a prototype Chiron. Now that car, presented by Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann at the automaker's 110th-anniversary celebration in Molshein, is called the Chiron Super Sport 300+. It reached a top speed of 304.7 mph around Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien proving ground, and Bugatti is only making 30 examples for a starting price of roughly $3.9 million each.

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2020 Cadillac CT4 sports sedan takes aim at Acura and Lexus

2020 Cadillac CT4 sports sedan takes aim at Acura and Lexus

The 2020 Cadillac CT4 did not have a normal launch. Usually, we'd see the regular version of a new car, only to have the feistier model sprung upon us later on. Cadillac, though, opted to flip that script when it was announcing its new compact sports sedan.

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GM issues recall on 3.8M vehicles that may not stop

GM issues recall on 3.8M vehicles that may not stop

GM has issued a recall on several of its popular trucks and SUVs due to a potential braking issue that could lead to an accident. The recall was issued on 2014-2018 model year vehicles that include some Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon vehicles. GM recalled 310,000 vehicles in Canada for the same issue in June; it's not clear why it took so long to recall the vehicles in the States.

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We need to talk about the BMW Concept 4

We need to talk about the BMW Concept 4

Nobody can say BMW's latest cars have been forgettable in their styling. The German automaker brought along the gleaming BMW Concept 4 to the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 this week, and instantly divided opinion about whether its oversized snout was a stroke of design genius or a nasal abomination.

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The 2020 Defender is charmingly dog-friendly

The 2020 Defender is charmingly dog-friendly

The new Land Rover Defender isn't short on ways to make the long-anticipated truck your own, as the freshly-launched build configurator demonstrates, but there's more to it than just creating your own Baja monster. Land Rover is targeting dog lovers with its official add-ons, with plenty of customization options to keep a pup happy (and your new $50k+ SUV vaguely clean inside).

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This new LEGO Land Rover Defender is a glorious detail-fest

This new LEGO Land Rover Defender is a glorious detail-fest

You may not be able to buy a 2020 Land Rover Defender quite yet, but you could build your own - in LEGO form, at least. There's a new LEGO Technic model on the scene, and if you thought that the boxy styling of the 2020 Defender would lend itself nicely to a brick-built version, you're not wrong.

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Hyundai reveals 45 EV Concept at IAA 2019

Hyundai reveals 45 EV Concept at IAA 2019

Hyundai has unveiled its latest EV concept car at IAA 2019 in Germany. The car is called the 45 EV concept, and Hyundai says that the concept foreshadows a "new era" of automotive design at the automaker. The new era of design will focus on electrification, autonomous technology, and intelligent design.

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Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 debuts in Germany with monster V12 power

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 debuts in Germany with monster V12 power

Lamborghini is at the Frankfurt IAA and has debuted its awesome Sian FKP 37 hypercar. The car was officially announced earlier this month, but along with the official debut in Germany, we also have some real-world images of the car painted up just like the renderings.

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Audi AI:TRAIL quattro is the off-roader of the future

Audi AI:TRAIL quattro is the off-roader of the future

Audi has rolled out a new concept vehicle called the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro. The automaker says that the concept is the off-roader for the future of road transportation. The Audi AI:TRAIL quattro is a four-seat vehicle that has what Audi claims to be unrivaled all-around visibility.

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2020 Land Rover Defender is an all-new icon: US price and specs

2020 Land Rover Defender is an all-new icon: US price and specs

Some cars are just plain iconic, and so expectations for the 2020 Land Rover Defender are understandably high. Making its long-anticipated debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 today, the all-new SUV will come in 2020 Defender 90 three-door and 2020 Defender 110 five-door versions, with an optional mild-hybrid gas engine and plenty of off-roading ability.

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