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7 Hours Ago   BMW expanded the second-generation 8 Series lineup with a four-door model named Gran Coupe. Developed to replace the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 8 Series offers the same six- and eight-cylinder engines in a more spacious package.

Yesterday   Porsche unveiled a pair of 718-based sports cars that brazenly buck the industry's downsizing trend. The 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder ditch the turbocharged flat-four in favor of a naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter flat-six rated at 414 hp.

Yesterday   General Motors is considering resurrecting the Hummer brand it axed in 2010 to make electric off-roaders. The plan hasn't been approved yet, and it risks alienating some die-hard Hummer fans, but it makes sense on several levels.

2 Days Ago   Nissan developed the electric Leaf with range and practicality in mind, but the hatchback could lend its hardware to a high-performance flagship. One of Nissan's chief executives announced a four-motor, 850-hp model could arrive during the 2020s.

2 Days Ago   Motorists are often underwhelmed and/or frustrated with their car's native infotainment system, so millions of them rely on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Intel is helping Google and Volvo change that by bringing phone-like tech to the dashboard.

4 Days Ago   Kia will expand its global portfolio of crossovers and SUVs when it unveils a model named Seltos on June 20, 2019. Developed for milennials, the Seltos is a small, high-tech model named after the son of Hercules.

5 Days Ago   Florida governor Ron DeSantis passed a law that establishes a legal framework for self-driving cars to operate within the state. It allows car and tech companies to test self-driving cars without a human operator behind the wheel.

6 Days Ago   Ford-backed Argo A.I. revealed its third-generation autonomous prototype in Detroit. Based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the car is fitted with technology that sees better and further, thinks faster, and is more comfortable to ride in.

6 Days Ago   BMW technicians in the United States have started wearing smartglasses, and it's not because they're shooting alien ships between oil changes. They use augmented reality technology to access workshop manuals.

7 Days Ago   Volvo and Uber have unveiled their latest autonomous prototype. It's based on the second-generation XC90, and it's fitted with the self-driving technology Uber developed in-house.

8 Days Ago   Good news, business tycoons: The new 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is here. Positioned below the flagship Mulsanne, the Flying Spur gets upgrades already seen on the Continental GT, as well as a model-specific all-wheel steering system.

8 Days Ago   The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB made its debut with a design that borrows a handful of styling cues from the G-Class. The model is about the same size as the GLC, but it rides on a front-wheel drive platform and can fit up to seven passengers.

8 Days Ago   Volkswagen-owned Electrify America has teamed up with Walmart to build electric car charging stations in America's heartland. The partnership is aimed at putting an end to range anxiety, while helping rural motorists go electric.

12 Days Ago   Hertz launched a subscription service named Hertz My Car in Austin, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Still at the pilot stage, the service gives users access to a wide selection of cars for a relatively high monthly fee.

12 Days Ago   Toyota and Subaru are joining forces again, but they're not interested in creating another sports car -- at least not for now. Instead, they're pooling their resources to design a platform capable of underpinning electric cars.

13 Days Ago   Fiat-Chrysler's search for a merger partner continues. The company sent Renault a merger proposal that outlined how to group the two companies plus all of their brands and businesses under the same roof, but it suddenly withdrew its offer.

14 Days Ago   BMW and Jaguar-Land Rover will set aside their differences to jointly develop components for EVs. The partnership will focus on motors, and the two companies made no mention of joining forces to design batteries or other parts.

15 Days Ago   While it looks like the smartphone had a formative influence on the in-car touchscreen, it's actually the other way around. Buick released the first series-produced car with a touchscreen-based infotainment system back in 1986.

16 Days Ago   On the surface, Cadillac's CT4-V and CT5-V models disappointed because they were considerably less powerful than their predecessors. Cadillac played a trick; the Vs are now midrange models, and true performance flagships are on their way.

19 Days Ago   Audi's answer to the Mercedes-Maybach is taking shape. The company is preparing to climb to a new plateau in the automotive industry, with an even more lavish offshoot of the A8, its current flagship model.

19 Days Ago   Mini is in the final stages of developing an electric version of the Cooper. The 2020 Cooper SE will receive powertrain components from the BMW i3, including a 181-horsepower electric motor and battery technology.

20 Days Ago   Chevrolet is filling the razor-thin space that separates the Trax from the Equinox with a new crossover that resurrects the Trailblazer nameplate. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer wears a sporty design inspired by the Camaro.

20 Days Ago   Lexus is making significant tech updates to the RX crossover for the 2020 model year. The model finally receives a touchscreen-based infotainment system, and it's finally compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

21 Days Ago   BMW is giving the X1, its entry-level crossover, updates inside and out for the 2020 model year. The soft-roader receives a new-look front end, a bigger touchscreen for the infotainment system, and a new trim level structure.

21 Days Ago   BMW released preliminary information about a model called iNext internally. Presented as its technology flagship, the iNext — which might be called i5 — will be entirely electric, partially autonomous, and fully connected.

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