Ford Gains Approval to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Ford is on a roll this week! After making Fortune’s Blue Ribbon list earlier in the week, the team is at it again securing a permit to test its self-driving vehicles in California. Ford announced on Tuesday, that it will be testing a Fusion Hybrid as the race for autonomous technology heats up. 

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Ford Takes Home Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Award

Being a part of the Fortune 500 list is no small deed. Making several of Fortunes list’s is an even bigger feat. The Blue Ribbon award is a premium designation representing the best of the best and companies that are “firing on all cylinders”. Today the Ford Motor Company announced it is one of the prestigious companies receiving the Blue Ribbon. 

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2016 Mazda CX-9 May See a Value Retention Boost

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show a few weeks ago, Mazda Motor Corporation President and CEO Masamichi Kogai revealed the brand’s newest-generation CX-9 model, a seven passenger crossover. It was a celebration of sorts as the three-row crossover is the final model in the product lineup to transition to Mazda’s Kodo design language. Resultantly, the unveiling was the completion of a shift to a new era for the company with a new look and array of SkyActiv technologies. Thus far, the transformation has had a positive effect on the brand’s portfolio, but to get a sense of how one-year value retention may improve for the 2016 CX-9, we will analyze the company’s three highest-volume models, the CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6 during the periods each model was updated.

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2016 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Receive ‘718’ Moniker

In 1957, Porsche built a four-cylinder open cockpit racecar dubbed the ‘718’. It claimed a class win and overall third place at Le Mans, as well as several other podium finishes. Fast forward nearly 50 years and Porsche has plans to revive the moniker.

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Volkswagen Diesel Price Update — Week 11

Wholesale auction prices of 2.0-liter diesel engine Volkswagen Jettas and Passats — the most voluminous of those involved in the automaker’s well-publicized emissions violation issue — have fallen by approximately 13% to 16% since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its initial notice of violation (NOV) mid-September. 

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BMW i8 Gets Spyder Variant

BMW is approaching its 100 year anniversary in 2016. As the company prepares for celebrations, it also has something special planned to mark the milestone. As Motor Authority reports, a new BMW i8 Spyder Concept will be previewed at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. 

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Review: 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD

An award recipient in the J.D. Power Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, this CUV is meant for utilitarian-focused buyers who enjoy driving.

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Review: 2016 Honda Pilot AWD Elite

The sensible alternative to a minivan, the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot ticks all the amenity boxes. 

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Review: 2015 Lexus IS350

Lexus’ four door sport sedan impressed even our most die-hard BMW 3-series reviewer. Should BMW be nervous? 

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Win the Ultimate Car Enthusiast Gift Bag

If you don’t know what gift to give your car enthusiast this holiday season, we’ve got the perfect gift, and it’s free!

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