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The Smart car goes electric before it plans its autonomous future

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio Mercedes-Benz USA Look at some of the autonomous vehicle concepts, predicting a future of us being able to treat a car as a lounge or work area when we don’t want to actually drive, and you’ll notice one thing: space. By that, I mean the space they take up on the road. Everyone seems to be ... Read More »

‘It’s a no-brainer’: are hydrogen cars the future?

Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready? In the mid-1990s, Hugo Spowers ran a Formula Three racing team. At the time, motorsport was in the pocket of big tobacco. Every weekend, Formula One cars emblazoned with cigarette brands – Marlboro, Camel, Silk Cut – raced on TV in ... Read More »

Jaguar’s Reveals It’s First In-House Developed GT Car In More Than 50 Years

It’s been 5 years since Jaguar started production of the F-Type and now it has introduced the car in the GT avatar. The F-Type GT4 was built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) and is based on the F-Type SVR road car. It’s Jagars first in-built GT car in over 50 years. It’s one of two specially-prepped racecars created by ... Read More »

Toyota Reveals Its 4 Steps for an Electrified Future

Toyota Mirai Cars.com photo by Brian Wong CARS.COM — Toyota announced today that it is committing to increasing both sales and availability of electrified vehicles as it plans for the future. Related: VW Powers Up Electrify America Initiative The Japanese manufacturer set four goals for the coming years: 1. Increase sales of electrified vehicles to 5.5 million cars by around 2030, with the ... Read More »

Aston Martin reveals its all-new Vantage, a 503hp V8 sports car

On Tuesday morning, the second vehicle in Aston Martin’s new “Second Century” plan was revealed to the world. The new Vantage sports car is a modern replacement for the company’s best-selling model of all time. Powered by a 503hp 4.0L twin-turbo V8, it’s a lighter, more-focused vehicle than the related DB11, which first saw daylight in 2016. The Vantage is ... Read More »

Facebook will pull used car ads into its Marketplace

Facebook Facebook Marketplace has been around for a year now. In that time, the social network has gotten a firm grasp on what users are buying and selling on its Craigslist rival. (It’s also made sure to stop you from hocking certain things like, ahem, hedgehogs). But, cute critters were always going to be a niche category anyway. What’s really popping on Marketplace are cars. ... Read More »

You Can Avoid Paying Taxes on Your New Car, Although It’s Risky Business

From the October 2017 issue A few years ago, at a Kruse auction, I sat beside a bald bidder who’d already lost precious portions of his mind over a 2007 Ford Mustang GT-H, the black-and-gold Hertz clone. “I will get this car,” he assured, and he did, but for a sum greater than the Mustang’s original sticker. I asked about applicable auction ... Read More »

Kelley Blue Book announces its 10 best new-car deals

The car expert editors at Kelley Blue Book just released their list of the best new-car deals for September 2017. These include the top lease, financing and cash-back offers available for new cars. “This month’s list of good deals on good cars features some of the biggest savings we’ve seen all year,” Jason Allan, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, ... Read More »

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

Roberto Baldwin / Engadget In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior lighting taps on his tablet and a series of black ... Read More »

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »