As NAFTA battle lines are drawn, repercussions loom on dealership lots

FCA's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plantNAFTA negotiations have reached an impasse in several key areas, chief among them a series of regulations surrounding the automotive sector. While Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland referred to a “series of unconventional proposals” and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said, “we all have our…

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Seven things you should know about Cadillac Super Cruise

Cadillac Super CruiseIn a time when every automaker is telling us that self-driving cars are coming, one automaker is taking a giant leap. That automaker is Cadillac, and the giant leap is the launch of its Super Cruise driver assist system. It’s a monumental step forward in the march toward self-driving cars, as it provides consumers with the first real hands-free…

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Wide-body Roush among 7 custom Mustangs headed to SEMA

2018 Ford Mustang by Roush, 2017 SEMA showSEMA is almost upon us for another year and you can bet one of the most popular cars will be the Ford Mustang, especially now that the pony car has been significantly updated. To build the excitement, Ford has given us a sneak peek at seven custom ‘Stangs set to be unveiled at SEMA. Most of them don the predictable body and interior mods but…

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Mazda rotary range extender, Nissan’s chill electric van, 2018 Zero motorcycles, Cummins buys Brammo: Today’s Car News

Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister HigginsToday, we’ve got a very cool electric van, a diesel-engine maker moving into electric trucks, Mazda’s rotary range-extending engine, and new and better electric motorcycles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Refrigerated trucks are a small but crucial piece of the commercial van market; now Nissan has an all-electric refrigerated van concept…

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Mazda rotary range extender, Nissan’s chill electric van, 2018 Zero motorcycles, Cummins buys Brammo: Today’s Car News

Apple’s self-driving system atop a Lexus RX - Image via MacCallister HigginsToday, we’ve got a very cool electric van, a diesel-engine maker moving into electric trucks, Mazda’s rotary range-extending engine, and new and better electric motorcycles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Refrigerated trucks are a small but crucial piece of the commercial van market; now Nissan has an all-electric refrigerated van concept…

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McLaren P15 spied, Audi A7 revealed, Aussie car production ended: Today’s Car News

2019 Audi A7McLaren is out testing a new supercar to sit in its flagship Ultimate Series range. The test car is disguised like the 675LT but the final result should look even more extreme. Audi didn’t invent the fastback sedan segment when it introduced the original A7 for 2012, but the car is one of the first that springs to mind when you think of a…

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2018 Zero electric motorcycles: longer range, 6-kw charging, only a few price hikes

2018 Zero electric motorcycle lineupThe research and development engineers at Zero Motorcycles were busy this past year, and for 2018, they’ve delivered electric motorcycles with exactly the improvements their riders asked for. Faster charging and bigger batteries are the two most critical features holding back electric motorcycles from mass adoption, and both got an upgrade this…

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Passenger-side crash tests, Design icons, Best green car: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Malibu in the IIHS' new passenger-side small-overlap crash testLatest crash tests show big discrepancy in front-seat passenger safety A new round of crash-testing from the IIHS illustrates that not all new cars are as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. Buick Enclave: Best Car to Buy 2018 Nominee Straddling the line between mass-market and luxury, the Buick Enclave offers families a…

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Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Porsche Panamera

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-HybridThe Porsche Panamera isn’t the crazy bit of heresy that the Cayenne was. After all, a sedan/hatchback isn’t as far a leap for a sports car maker as an SUV. But like the Cayenne, it’s a Porsche, and that means it has to be sporty, even if it doesn’t have two doors and an engine located anywhere but up front. Now in its second generation, the…

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