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It looks like VW will keep the Beetle on the U.S. market for now

Far be it from us to compare the Volkswagen Beetle to any old bug, but despite the company's attempts to stomp on it for good, it might still have life left in it. USA Today is reporting that the current, 2011-introduced generation of the Beetle is to remain in production for the foreseeable future, based on a confirmation from a VW USA spokeswoman.


Two-and-a-half tons of Teutonic luxury in a desert junkyard.

Sold new for the equivalent of $134,000, this refrigerator-white 1998 S500 sedan gave its owners twenty years of luxury under the Arizona sun. Now it has reached the end of the road.


Audi executive squashes rumors of a turbocharged V6

Will they, won't they? Those are the questions we have to ask about the supposedly forthcoming Audi R8 V6. Road & Track writes that an Audi spokesperson told the mag, "There is no V6 planned for the R8." However, if that's true, then reports over the last 72 hours in other publications are misinformed and possibly hallucinating. Or else there's some key piece of information we haven't received yet to make sense of it all.


It promises electric-only range on par with the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche has released a new video highlighting its work testing a new generation of plug-in hybrid Cayenne crossovers that it says is due on the market soon. While details about the new PHEV are scarce, Porsche says the Cayenne E-Hybrid will have more range than the preceding model and be comparable to the Panamera, its other line of plug-in hybrids.


The SUV will be based on a Mahindra platform

Ford has announced that it will co-develop an SUV with Mahindra, the Indian manufacturer of tractors, EVs, and most importantly for this story, trucks. The new SUV will use a Mahindra platform, and it's implied that Ford will do the heavy lifting on the rest of the vehicle. The two companies will also develop an electric vehicle, perhaps with input or branding with Mahindra's Pininfarina subsidiary.


Photos of the museum's celebration of the brand, from 1939 to today

There may be no hotter marque than Porsche at the moment, with classic models skyrocketing in price and new models in higher demand than ever. So it was no surprise when the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced its newest exhibition would highlight the Stuttgart automaker. The museum has done a stellar job of gathering vehicles for new exhibits since its remodel two years ago, the "Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari" display coming quickly to mind.


‘Support, but skepticism’ among investors for unprecedented scheme

Shareholders of electric car company Tesla approved a compensation package potentially worth $2.6 billion for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk on Wednesday, though by a lower margin than U.S. CEOs typically receive on pay votes.

F1 TV was supposed to launch at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix

Formula One has pushed back the start of a new television streaming service it had hoped to launch in Australia this weekend.


Autonomy expert: ‘The sensors should have detected the pedestrian’

Police in Arizona on Wednesday released a short video of a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, as investigators probe the accident that has put new focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles.


New 2.4-liter 4-cylinder gives Hyundai's compact SUV a little punch

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson Sport its getting its own exclusive engine to help separate it from the rest of the Tucson lineup. It will also get some bragging rights over rivals like the Toyota RAV4.


Walter P. Chrysler Museum cars get a new home under one roof

After the Walter P. Chrysler Museum's clearout, it was obvious that the company's 400-vehicle collection would not be lost, but it took until now for FCA to announce new premises for the cars. The place for them will be created from the former home of the Dodge Viper, the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant close to the 8 Mile Road in Detroit.

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