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VW backs ID. electric vehicles with eight-year/99,418-mile battery warranty

Said to retain 70 percent of 'usable capacity'

Said to retain 70 percent of 'usable capacity.'

Official
Toyota won’t make a lIftback version of Yaris for 2019

An announcement about the Yaris is planned for New York in April

An announcement about the Yaris is planned for New York in April.

Detroit
Report
Mercedes-AMG A 45 will top out at 421 hp, per German insurer

That’s pretty hot for a four-cylinder

That's pretty hot for a four-cylinder

SEMA
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo gets new performance parts at SEMA

Expect a steady stream of aftermarket goodies for Hyundai sport models

Expect a continuous stream of aftermarket parts for Hyundai sport models.

Official
Fiat brings back throwback 1957 Edition for the 500

This time around it costs $995 and is available this fall

This time around it costs $995 and is available this fall.

Official
Trump says tariffs mean Ford can build Focus Active in U.S.; Ford says it won't

Ford maintains car wouldn't be profitable at expected low volumes

Ford maintains car wouldn't be profitable at expected low volumes

Report
Hyundai could eventually get a bespoke N performance model

N boss Albert Biermann says dealers need time to take on performance Hyundais

N boss Albert Biermann says dealers need time to take on performance Hyundais.

Report
Chevrolet Sonic subcompact will live on for 2019, at least

The biggest change is making the 1.4-liter turbo engine standard

Despite rumors that it was headed for the chopping block as early as this year, the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact will live to see another model year, at least. The changes are minor but include a powertrain consolidation.

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Tesla Model S shooting brake video shows EV wagon in motion inside and out

The conversion starts at $84,000 and takes about 10 weeks

Remember that Tesla Model S shooting brake we told you about a few months ago? No, not that Dutch-customizer version, which has yet to see the light of day, so far as we can tell. We're talking about the wagonized version from British outfit Qwest Norfolk. The finished version was just featured in a new episode of U.K. YouTube show Fully Charged.

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Buick Velite 6 to come in PHEV, electric versions for China

The battery-electric version is set to launch at a later date

In addition to the all-electric Enspire crossover concept revealed this week ahead of the Beijing auto show, Buick is adding a new production variant to its Velite series of electrified vehicles for China. It's called the Velite 6, a plug-in hybrid that will launch this year in Buick's largest market, with a full-electric version, shown in the lead photo above at right, coming later.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

Democratization of tech: Same – or better – amenities as luxury cars

One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

Quick Spin
2018 Kia Rio Quick Spin Review | A grown-up subcompact for grown-ups

A little car to boast about (with a name to whisper)

Her name is Rio and she's just a little hatch.

Official
Another Tesla Model S shooting brake is on the way

Italian outfit Ares Design wants to give it a far more luxurious interior.

Italian outfit Ares Design wants to give it a far more luxurious interior.

Auctions
No buyers for Tesla Model S stretch limo

It begs the question: What will become of the 90-percent completed project?

We can't say we're surprised.

Official
British firm builds first Tesla Model S shooting brake

Tesla conversions are coming fast and furious.

The Tesla conversions are coming fast and furious.

First Drive
2018 Buick Regal Sportback First Drive Review | Eyes wide shut

Don’t call it a hatchback, but admire its versatility.

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback is a serious driver's-car contender that can compete against our favorites.

Report
VW Arteon prototype gets 409 horsepower from turbo VR6

A more powerful 3.0-liter gas engine would take it from 276 hp to 409.

A more powerful 3.0-liter gas engine would take it from 276 hp to 409.

Official
Tesla Model S shooting brake design images revealed

A design-forward conversion of a design-forward electric car.

A design-forward conversion of a design-forward electric car.

Tokyo
Mazda Kai concept hints at a more muscular, refined Mazda3

Mazda plans to put this into production with a Skyactiv-X engine.

Mazda plans to put this into production with a Skyactiv-X engine.

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