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Will the Next Subaru WRX STI Be a Hybrid?

The Subaru WRX and the WRX STI are both known for being street-legal rally weapons that can out-perform quite a few cars that cost significantly more money. Traditionally, neither car has offered much in the way of creature comforts, instead putting the R&D budget to use on the parts that improve handling. It’s a simple approach that’s worked for years, but if ... Read More »

New cars sell well in November, in Augusta and nationwide

  They bought cars at a near-record pace at dealerships throughout the U.S. and across the Augusta-Aiken area in November, logging the best record for the month since 2001 and putting the industry on a year-end track to challenge the 17.35 million sales peak reached in 2000. The National Auto­mobile Dealers Association is forecasting even higher sales in 2016 based ... Read More »

Faraday Future: The Mysterious New Car Company Making Big Promises

“The mysterious new car company making big promises” is something we’ve heard many times before with no result, but this particular new company is making big hires and even bigger commitments, including a brand new billion dollar factory. The Verge’s Tamara Warren sat down with Faraday Future’s Senior Vice President and co-founder Nick Sampson, who worked with Tesla early in ... Read More »

20 Best Black Friday New-Car Deals

It’s that time of year again, and though we doubt many people will be lining up outside their local car dealerships in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, automakers are nonetheless offering some of the sweetest deals of the year as part of their annual Black Friday events. “Black Friday programs in the auto industry ... Read More »

A swanky new car may cost you a bomb

NEW DELHI: If the latest proposal of North Delhi Municipal Corporation is implemented, then a swanky new car will make a substantial dent in your pocket. Nearly five years after the erstwhile MCD made a failed bid to double the cost of night parking charges, which is paid by the buyer of a new non-commercial vehicle while registering it, the ... Read More »

High Point donors a ‘turn of a key’ away from new car

HIGH POINT —Contestant No. 5 takes the bus to work. No. 1 tries not to think about being a finalist to win a new car: “I think I would jinx it,” the retired bank president said of his chance. If her key works, No. 7’s husband will get an early Christmas gift to replace the old truck he drives. In ... Read More »

Baltimore officials: New car-sharing program to ease traffic

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials are expected to launch a new car-sharing program in the next few months to ease congestion and parking woes in crowded areas. Peter Little, head of the Baltimore City Parking Authority, tells the Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1lNQGyl ) the program will allow drivers to take one-way trips anywhere and drop off the vehicles at any metered ... Read More »

A third of buyers research their new car purchase on a smartphone

New research from Auto Trader has revealed that irrespective of whether we’re looking for a brand new or used car, the smartphone is increasingly what we reach for when we want to find out more. Indeed, the figure has risen to 41% in the last month, an eight-fold increase in just three years. Using devices to research our new car ... Read More »

Fairfax takes aim at new car sales with joint venture

The high-yielding new car sales market is being targeted by a new joint-venture which will see Fairfax Media partner with The Motor Report. The 50:50 joint venture between 112, which owns themotorreport.com.au, and Fairfax’s Drive.com.au will aim to capitalise of the latter’s reach across Australia with publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The venture will be headed by ... Read More »

Samsung announces new automotive business

Samsung Electronics has announced the creation of a new business unit dedicated to developing products aimed at carmakers. However, aside from confirming that the new division will focus on the development of infotainment systems and autonomous driving technology, Samsung’s announcement was pretty short on detail. The move has been expected for some time. Some of Samsung’s divisions have already been ... Read More »