AUTO FRIDAY IN-DEPTH: 50 Breaking News & Top Stories 8/8

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  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from TheMotorReport -
    The first of Aston Martin’s next-generation supercars is expected to appear in 2016, but reports this week suggest the company is still undecided on a name. According to the UK’s Autocar, Aston Martin design boss Marek Reichm...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from TheMotorReport -
    Subaru has reportedly ruled out any chance of a uniquely styled offering in the rapidly growing compact SUV segment, but it may yet return to the global motorsport stage. Compact SUV Ruled Out? According to the UK’s Auto Express, a...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from TheMotorReport -
    The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has called for a revised road funding model should the proposed increase to fuel excise pass the parliament, reinforcing its earlier stance that the excise was a “back-door carbon tax&rdq...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from TheMotorReport -
    Toyota will revisit its popular FT-1 concept for Sony’s new Vision Gran Turismo program, and this new video offers a first look at its plans. First teased way back in December through a stylised silhouette, it is now clear tha...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from TheMotorReport -
    GM has confirmed that its new second-generation Volt will make its global debut at January’s Detroit Auto Show. Accompanying the news is a first teaser image, offering a glimpse of the new model’s tailgate and familiar Volt b...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Automotive industry | The Guardian
    The recall covers about 189,000 vehicles in North America, mainly from the 2006 and 2007 model years General Motors troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a th...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Top Gear Car News
    Last of the six limited edition Veyrons has been revealed, three will be built, at €2.35m each
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Top Gear Car News
    Gaydon's 'Q division' cooks up a cabin inspired by cured internal organs. Ewww
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from BBC News - Global Car Industry
    China's anti-monopoly investigation into foreign car manufacturers spreads to Toyota as authorities probe the Japanese company's Lexus brand.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from International Business Times
    Takata Corp. (TYO:7312), the Japanese maker of vehicle safety parts used by auto manufacturers, is only now beginning to realize the immense cost it’s going to pay for selling faulty airbags to at least 10 different automakers dating to ...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from International Business Times
    Considering that Tesla's Model S electric sedan is such a California car, it’s a wonder Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) didn’t have a convertible option from the start. After all, the company’s Tesla Roadster, built from 2008 through 201...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Automotive News Breaking News Feed
    Santander Consumer USA said it received a civil subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice related to its nonprime auto loans.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from CTV News - Autos
    In a fitting end to the series, the sixth and final exclusive edition of the Bugatti Veyron will honor the company's founder and be unveiled in California, in the very same spot where the collection was launched just one year ago.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The Mazda 2 is a subcompact hatchback that’s the smallest car the brand makes, with a shorter wheelbase than the MX-5 Miata. Aimed at the budget-conscious commuter who needs a basic car -- but one to be enjoyed -- to handle the urb...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from autoevolution news
    Twenty-five years ago, Land Rover introduced its then-new 1990 Range Rover in the U.S. by inviting member of the media on a 12-day Great Divide Expedition. To celebrate this incredible event, Land Rover is announced that it is recreating...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Top Speed
    With its imposing attitude, modern technologies, generous storage places and first class ergonomics, the Victory Cross Country has all it needs to be considered the perfect solution for those who are looking for a capable bagger motorcyc...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Top Speed
    Since its inception, the Indian Chieftain has been constantly upgraded, and the 2015 model makes no exception. It comes with a long list of smart features which include a hard fairing, hard saddlebags and an adjustable windshield. The 20...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from The Car Connection
    Either as a sedan or a hatchback, the Mazda 3 compact-car family offers great driving dynamics and handling. As such, the Mazda 3 is essentially an entry-level car for those who like to drive. Many small-car models do fall on the fun-to-...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from AutoGuide.com
    Q by Aston Martin to be Showcased at Pebble BeachQ by Aston Martin to be Showcased at Pebble Beach A new collection of bespoke Aston Martin vehicles will be on display at this year’s Pebble Beach Automotive Week, but you can see them here first. Commissioned by dealer partner Gal...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Autoblog
    Filed under: Motorsports , Etc. , Videos , Hatchback , Volkswagen , Australia , Racing Mastering an impression is hard enough - even if you're trying to do a person with highly recognizable tendencies, like Christopher Walken or Al Pacin...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from Autoblog
    Filed under: Hybrid , Europe , Safety , Chevrolet , Volkswagen , Electric First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R What better way to celebrate your Thirsty Thursday than with an illicit sip of some forbidden fruit? The newly updated Volk...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from freep
    The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired because they could catch fire when left unattended.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from The Car Connection
    Positioned to replace the minivan—not just functionally, but psychologically—the Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size crossover with seats for up to eight passengers. Like its GM siblings (all very closely mechanically related),...
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The Mazda CX-5 is a compact, sporty crossover, with just enough space to fit five adults plus their luggage with comfort. It replaced the CX-7 crossover for 2013, and continues to compete with mainstream models like the Honda CR-V, Ford ...
  • One of the things I love most about the auto industry is how it’s constantly changing, for the better. Every year we see new makes, models and amenities that not only make our rides more interesting and enjoyable, but often our lives mor...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Autoblog
    Filed under: SUV , Etc. , Government/Legal , Videos Some crimes just make you shake your head in disbelief in wonder of how a human being even gets in such a position. Take the bizarre example of Luis Motola-Palacio in Nebraska, who was ...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Automotive News Breaking News Feed
    GM says it hasn't been able to reach nearly 140,000 owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars it has recalled for faulty ignition switches, highlighting the challenge it faces in trying to track down vehicles that have likely c...
  • Of all the supercars, wild custom cars and classics scheduled to be on display at the first Ultimate Car Show — more than 300 in fact — this 2015 McLaren 650S just might be the ultimate. McLaren Vancouver has two of these rear-wheel driv...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    Just last year, the Ford Escape fled its boxy, SUV-influenced past and became a rakish, sporty, more carlike crossover with crisp handling, potent engines, and even a little more passenger space. The 2014 Escape latches onto that well-re...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The Toyota Corolla has been one of the best-selling small sedans in the U.S. market for decades, and its penny-pinching, trouble-free reputation is what's buoyed that. Meanwhile, the small-car field has evolved rapidly, with more seducti...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from AutoGuide.com
    BMW M7 in the WorksBMW M7 in the Works The next-generation BMW 7 Series will finally see a high-performance variant. The German automaker is putting the finishing touches on the 2016 BMW 7 Series, which is expected to debut at next year’s Frankfurt M...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The Chevrolet Cruze compact four-door sedan, even in its fifth year, remains a segment leader that competes head to head with the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Kia Forte. It'll likely be replaced with an all-new model in ...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Auto news - CNNMoney.com
    The automaker knew of a brake problem in 43,500 Genesis cars a year before it told owners and issued a recall.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe remains one crossover nameplate, but it's not two flavors. There's the Santa Fe Sport, a compact- to mid-size five-seat version, or the full, seven-seat Santa Fe, a family-size model meant to replace the Veracru...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The smallest car that GM sells in the U.S., its Chevrolet Spark is more sophisticated than you would likely expect from a hatchback minicar that's more than a foot shorter than the subcompact Chevy Sonic. The Spark competes with the Mits...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Autoblog
    Filed under: MPG , Dodge It is totally possible, today, to take the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck, load it up with gear and people, and drive it from Texas to Michigan while getting 38 miles per gallon. We know because we did it . Offi...
  • On a recent summer road trip, Lisa had a toothy non-stop grin plastered on her face as she fired up a golf cart to an impressive 10 km/h. Source: Garry Sowerby [PNG Merlin Archive] ORG XMIT: POS2014080712110432The bugs bouncing off my teeth beg the question: I am into this? With a toothy non-stop grin plastered on my face, my hair blowing wildly, I must be going at least 10 km/h. Oh, yes. Perhaps not the deathly thrill of acceleration you’d ge...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The Chevrolet Volt, the first range-extended electric car ever offered in volume production, still isn't well understood by the public. It's an electric car with almost 40 miles of range, which doesn't sound very useful--but then its eng...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    In its sophomore year on the market, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek gains a new powertrain option and remains the king of the new category it defined: You might call the compact-hatchback all-wheel-drive crossover utility vehicle. Beefier ...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is a competitive package that's both well thought-out and attractive, with carefully calibrated features and trim levels that provide just what families who want a mid-size crossover really want. Among crossove...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Wide Open Throttle (WOT)
    Bugatti will reveal the sixth and final Veyron Legends Edition model at Pebble Beach this month. Bugatti will reveal the sixth and final Veyron Legends Edition model at Pebble Beach this month. Like the five previous Legends Edition mode...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The 2014 Kia Sportage has more design flair and sportiness than most other compact crossover like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4. But for that, it also has some clear tradeoffs; and against most of those rivals it's not quite up to the sa...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Autocar RSS Feed
    Fourth generation MPV to offer more space inside and new engines, but it'll be geared more towards fleet sales than retail customers Ford has started development work on its next-generation Galaxy MPV, ahead of a planned debut at the Gen...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Autocar RSS Feed
    Aston's DB9 replacement will get a twin-turbo AMG V8 engine, a new look and possibly a new name when it goes on sale in 2016 Aston Martin executives are hotly debating what to call the DB9 replacement, due in 2016. “It’ll definitely be a...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan is the Germany luxury brand's first-ever front-wheel-drive car in the U.S. market--and it's priced, styled, and engineered to grab eyeballs and younger buyers before competitors Audi and BMW have co...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Autoblog
    Filed under: Government/Legal , Buick , Chevrolet , Chrysler , Dodge , Ford , GM , Lexus , Toyota The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a treasure trove for auto enthusiasts, especially those who double as conspiracy theorists...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from The Car Connection
    The 2014 Ford Explorer, now in its fourth year as a large crossover utility vehicle, continues to be both one of the best-known U.S. nameplates and a strong seller among those who need seven seats and a lot of interior volume. The origin...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Car and Driver Blog
    AMG’s Twin-Turbo M178 V-8 Is Going to Show Up Everywhere—Including the Next-Gen GLKMercedes-AMG is revving up its upcoming, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which carries the internal code name M178. (Read our deep dive on the engine here.) Officially, the company has thus far only confirmed its use in the AMG GT sport...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from Forbes - Autos
    Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney told the industry seminars in Traverse City, Mich., that General Motors will show the next-generation Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit auto show in January. But he also told me that GM considers...
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014 from NYT > Automobiles
    With Lyft Line, a new service first being offered in San Francisco, the company’s founders hope to make ride-sharing part of the workday routine.

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