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GM to squeeze out more production capacity for midsize trucks

General Motors was predicting a strong showing for the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon before they debuted, and demand among dealers for the midsize trucks even exceeded company’s expectations. The positive situation has left GM with a problem, though: finding ways to increase capacity for the pickups at the Wentzville Assembly plant in Missiouri. With a third shift already running, ...

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Translogic 177: Ford Research and Innovation Center

Translogic heads to Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley for a peek behind the scenes at the latest tech being produced by the Blue Oval. We hear why the automaker moved some of its R&D operations from Dearborn, MI to Palo Alto, CA, and get an early look at the all-new Ford GT supercar with Ford CEO Mark ...

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In First Drive

Hyundai is coming to the plug-in hybrid sedan party a bit late. No surprise there. Company execs are fully aware of that fact and were eager to say, “Hey, no big deal,” at a media briefing on the new 2016 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid in California last week. The press materials for the new cars offered lots of comparison ...

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to start at $47,870

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Ladies and gents, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be something of a bargain. Mustang6G has a leaked pricing sheet that indicates the base model will start at just $47,870, while the track-oriented R adds $13,500 to that price. Neither figure includes an $825 destination charge. That means that the high-performance Mustang will undercut, well, a lot of stuff. The ...

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Hyundai pickup truck sounding more likely

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Hyundai looks poised to get into the pickup market, according to the latest report from Automotive News. The Korean automaker revealed the Santa Cruz concept at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, previewing a vehicle that combines the best attributes of a pickup truck with those of a small crossover – sort of like a Honda Ridgeline, but smaller. ...

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BMW and Roland Sands show off Concept 101 custom bagger

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Though BMW may not be the first motorcycle manufacturer that comes to mind when you think of cruisers, that’s precisely what the German marque has unveiled – in concept form at least – at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this year. Appearing alongside the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept, the BMW Concept 101 is a custom “bagger” created in California through ...

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Hotter Cadillac ATS-V+ could use LS7 power

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Rumor has it Cadillac is working on an even hotter version of the ATS-V, possibly called ATS-V+. And the latest intel from Motor Trend suggests this new model might have a great, big V8 under the hood. The V8 in question is the high-revving, naturally aspirated 7.0-liter LS7 from the Camaro Z/28. The hand-built engine makes 505 horsepower and 481 ...

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Formula E zips around Berlin Tempelhof airport [w/videos + spoilers]

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Germany may have been dropped from the Formula One calendar this season, but the country did get to host a Formula E race on the tarmac of the Tempelhof airport. Still, the Berlin ePrix was not without its controversy. After a pair of practice sessions topped by Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi – both former F1 drivers and Formula ...

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Ferrari 212 Barchetta highlights RM auction at Villa d'Este

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While show-goers sip champagne and basque in the glow of some of the most beautiful classics and most notable concept cars at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, at the Villa Erba just down the shore, collectors bid on some of the most tempting automotive creations. And this year was no exception. Highlighting RM Sotheby’s auction this year was a rare ...

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Nissan Maxima was almost axed

The redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima goes on sale in early June, but according to Automotive News, this eighth-generation model almost didn’t see the light of day. That’s the word from Pierre Loing, vice president of North American product planning. “A lot of people assume it was a forgone conclusion that, of course we will continue with another Maxima,” Loing told ...

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