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April 1 is the wonderful day when PR departments really push themselves to top the zany jokes they came up with the previous year. And it's not just fast-food chains competing with each other, or breweries announcing they have released stuff like a fermented herring flavored beer: carmakers' media teams rarely miss out on the opportunity to play a little joke on their audience. Here are a few of our favorites from this year.


Apparently it actually works.

"Be unopposable," says Lyft.


We round up some of the best automaker pranks for 4.1.16.

Automakers from all over the world love to have a little fun on April Fools' Day. Check out our roundup of the gags.


The Smother Bag replaces the need to carry a bulky fire extinguisher

Tired of thermal runaway heating up your hoverboard commute? The folks from do-it-yourself-repair website iFixit have a new solution.


Lexus has announced a new application for an old, beloved piece of technology that will keep drivers pegged in seats while handling three-G turns.


Mercedes-Benz might be a little early with its April Fools' Day joke, but the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S is still a ridiculously cool idea. With 503 horsepower from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, it should drastically cut the wait time for deliveries.


Ah... let the April Fools' Day automotive jokes begin. Honda is kicking things off, following up on last year's Honda Hair joke with a prank video featuring the 2015 Honda Fit.

Happy April, everyone. And we all know what this first day of the month means: April Fools' Day. Today is a national holiday for pranksters with the Internet acting as a serious enabler, and it's always fun to see what kind of vivid imaginations exist out there in the automotive world. The abundance of fake news gets a little old as the day rolls on, but we did manage to get in a few chuckles thanks to a handful of major automakers and automotive news outlets that got into the pranking spirit th

It's that time of year again. April Fools' came and went over the weekend, and a handful of the world's automakers joined in on a little Spring time fun. From intelligent anti-theft devices and TSA-inspired driver aids to automated NASCAR racers and high-performance hybrids, this year's raft of pranks were as good as any we've seen in past years. With April 1 falling on a Sunday, we saw fewer wise-cracking creations than before, but that didn't spoil the fun, so we thought we'd recap them for yo

With perfect timing, the engineers at Callaway Cars have introduced a more powerful version of the Chevrolet Volt that should provide the speed boost some drivers are looking for.

Some times, we just can't fit in all of the news of a day into our schedule of posts, so here's a brief round-up of some of the green car stories we missed on this important. Enjoy!

Props to Road And Track, which got someone at GM to spill the beans on a surprise debut for the upcoming New York Auto Show: a two-door, convertible version of the Chevy Volt.

Car and Driver's April Fools' Day joke about President Obama ordering the Detroit 3 automakers out of stock car racing has apparently got NASCAR officials pondering the ramifications of such a mass exodus. Suffice it to say, they are not laughing. Jeff Burton, driver of a Chevrolet-badged racecar for Richard Childress Racing, said, "I think the climate that we're in today, it would be poor business to not look at the worst-case scenarios." Of course, he's right.

Click above for a high-res image of the Hyundai i10

Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt

Click above for a high-res image of the wind-assisted SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive

Just when it looked like all hope was lost for us diesel fans when it comes to light duty vehicles in the US market, our buddy Mike Levine at Pickuptrucks.com has the scoop on a plan to revive GM's 4.5-liter DuraMax. Several months back, Ford shelved plans to build a 4.4-liter diesel of its own design for the F-150 and more recently General Motors canceled its engine. The beleaguered Detroit automakers have now decided that there is still a market for such an engine even if it didn't make sense

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