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Hyundai Elantra Sport likely to get 201 hp, optional manual

The Korean-market Avante Sport gives us a good preview of the sporty compact sedan we'll get.

2017 Honda Ridgeline boosts fuel economy by 5 mpg

The EPA figures make the truck the most efficient midsizer with a gas V6.

Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday

Coupe raced in the 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Porsche Great Britain will mark the 924's 40th birthday by restoring a 924 GTP that raced at Le Mans. The car comes from Porsche's archives.

Toyota 'Mirai C,' a smaller, cheaper FCEV, could debut in 2019

It would make the 2020 Olympics look extra shiny and clean.

Toyota will reportedly broaden the Mirai lineup with a smaller, cheaper model for Japan, and it will launch in 2019 just before the Tokyo Olympics. The launch would be the perfect time to take advantage of the country's hydrogen push.

Volkswagen's new engine packs a variable geometry turbo

Automaker unveils the engine at the Vienna Motor Symposium.

Volkswagen's new EA211 TSI Evo uses the Miller cycle, variable turbine geometry, and cylinder deactivation to maximize efficiency and torque in a small package.

Watch MotorWeek review the last great air-cooled Porsche 911

The 993 Targa was great, but now all air-cooled Porsches are frighteningly pricey.

As air-cooled Porsche prices spike, MotorWeek shows the joy of owning one by remembering the 1996 911 Targa.

Ford Mustang, F-150, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator recalled

Transmissions could mysteriously shift into first on certain 2011 and 2012 models.

Ford will recall certain Mustang, F-150, Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator models from 2011 and 2012 because the gearbox can suddenly shift into first gear. There are three accidents linked to the problem but no injuries.

Clarkson, Hammond and May still mulling Amazon show's name

Wouldn't we all rather just play with online configurators?

What's in a name? Aren't car configurators more fun anyway?

EPA, CARB want Mitsubishi to retest US fuel economy figures

The MPG scandal in Japan is spreading to our shores.

The EPA and CARB are requesting fuel economy info from Mitsubishi and want the company to do additional testing on some US models.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers new styling and tech

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport offers customers sharper styling with the new Dynamic Design Package, and the SUVs have more tech to play with, including a 10.2-inch widescreen infotainment system.

Does Porsche have a new supercar coming soon?

5 signs we may get a new range-topper from Zuffenhausen

Evidence is mounting that Porsche may have a sportscar above the 911 Turbo under development.

Mitsubishi cheated on Japanese fuel economy test since 1991

Mitsubishi admits that it didn't use a portion of Japan's mandated fuel economy test since 1991, which allowed the company to inflate vehicle fuel economy.

Despite scandal, Volkswagen is the world's top-selling carmaker

Volkswagen's 2.49 million global deliveries made the German company the world's largest automaker for Q1, but Toyota was a very close second place.

You will spend hours playing with this Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Building it will take some time, too.

A new Lego Technic kit lets you park a massive scale model of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on your bookshelf. It's available online on June 1 for $299.99.

VW won't release diesel scandal investigation report

Volkswagen lawyers say it's too risky. We want to know what it says.

Volkswagen believes that it's too risky to release Jones Day's interim diesel scandal report and no longer plans to publish the documents in April. The company thinks the information could negatively affect negotiations with the Department of Justice.

Jay Leno SHO-guns the Ford Festiva to its full potential

Jay Leno gives his Shogun the spotlight this week, and he shows why this hatch was one of the hottest vehicles on the street when it went on sale.

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Car salesman becomes amateur ISIS investigator, goes to jail

Tony Lopez's obsession led him to and allegedly threatened an FBI agent.

The New York Times shows how obsession caused a Toyota salesman to investigate ISIS and eventually go to jail for allegedly threatening an FBI agent.

Is now the time to snap up a Lexus LFA?

Lexus LFAs are starting to show up on the used market for less than their original price, which hints the Japanese supercar might become more a little more accessible. So far, you still need over $300,000 to get one, though.

Maserati plans to launch Alfieri and GranTurismo by 2018

Maserati now thinks it can launch the Alfieri sports coupe and the GranTurismo grand tourer by the end of 2018. Under the original plan, the Alfieri should have been nearly ready to launch by now.

NHTSA begins inquiry into Mitsubishi fuel economy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting details from Mitsubishi to check whether the fuel economy issue affects US models. Japanese media claim more models there might have false fuel economy ratings than just the current micro cars.

Nissan recalls 2016 Maxima and Murano for brake issue

Nissan will recall the 2016 Maxima and Murano because of a potentially damaged O-ring in the ABS actuator, which could lead to a braking problem.

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