Volvo’s Profits Soar in First Half

Volvo Cars is on pace for a record setting year. The premium automaker is set to release additional models to their current lineup and sales are already 10.5 percent above last year’s mark. In fact, according to the folks at Volvo, the company has more than tripled its operating income for the first half of the year.

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EPA Backtracks on 54.5 MPG Target

In 2011, the EPA took an assessment of the U.S. auto industry. The study concluded that by 2025, average fuel economy across the country should be 54.5 mpg. Yesterday, according to Automotive News, U.S. regulators announced the industry would likely fall short of that projection. 

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2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t Premium AWD

All-wheel drive luxury is just one of the many niceties in this aggresively priced sedan.

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BMW May Revive CSL Badge for M2

The BMW M lineup is known for its all-out performance. M-badged cars walk a fine line between daily driver and track machine. The M2 is a prime example of this recipe, but sometimes it’s not enough. According to Motor Authority, BMW has a more hardcore performance version of its smallest M car coming.

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2017 Porsche Panamera Blends Sports Car and Luxury Sedan

The Panamera has always been a good theory.  Blend the style and performance of a 911, with the space and comfort of a luxury sedan. Porsche got most of the exercise right,  but the first-generation sport sedan’s biggest flaw has always been its styling. The German automaker can now put all that behind them as they revealed the  2017 Panamera earlier this week. 

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Ford Mustang Will Get 10-Speed Transmission

On the heels of an announcement from Chevrolet that the 2018 ZL1 Camaro would receive an all-new 10-speed automatic, the Blue Oval has followed suit. Reports from Motor Authority indicate the decade-geared transmission is the result of an almost inconceivable partnership between GM and Ford, which was originally intended for Ford’s pickup trucks.

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3D Printing Adds Unique Touch to Automotive Industry

Printing in 3D is a relatively new technology but is becoming available to the masses. The technology utilizes a printer that extrudes molten plastic and builds a design that was created by a computer. Mostly a homebrew concept until this point, Autoblog reports that Daihatsu will be the first automaker to offer factory 3D printed parts.

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The Fiat 500e Exemplifies FCA CEO’s Disdain for EVs

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed how little he believes in the potential of electric vehicles, and portrayed driverless vehicles as “a mandatory future option and not even expensive.” After failing multiple times to court other automakers — many of whom have spent far more on EV technologies and alternative powertrains — into a merger with his troubled company, Marchionne’s positive remarks about autonomous vehicles are not only convenient, but a bit self-serving (Google already works with FCA on self-driving minivans). That being said, despite the automotive titan’s disregard for electric vehicles, his company does offer one electric car for sale in California and Oregon. So how has it performed in the marketplace?

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Driven: Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

With off-road ability, around town smarts, and best-in-class value retention, the Renegade Trailhawk offers a compelling "buy" statement.

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2016 Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic

Land Rover's small CUV offers a sporty driving setup that caters to performance-minded buyers in need of cargo capacity.

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