VW to Offer Buyback for Diesel Vehicles

As the fallout from Dieselgate continues, Volkswagen AG has reached a tentative plan after months of deliberation. According to Automotive News, the deal proposed by VW, would buy back nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles that were equipped with emissions defeating software. 

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EPA Won’t Ban Racecars

In February, the Environmental Protection Agency created a firestorm with the automotive enthusiast community. A proposal — originally targeted at reducing medium and heavy-duty truck emissions — included language that would ban the conversion of street cars into track cars. As Automotive News reports, the EPA’s attempt to regulate auto racing has been halted. 

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Spied: Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake

In 2012, Porsche teased the Panamera Sport Turismo concept at the Paris Motor Show. Since its reveal, test mules have been spotted in various locations, but none were more promising than the latest sighting at the Nürburgring. According to Autoblog, the sporty wagon was seen at the legendary track, which is known as a test bed for pre-production cars.

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IIHS Sheds Light on Vehicle Headlamps

Over the past few years the automobile industry has seen major advancements in headlight technology. Halogen bulbs are slowly being phased out for brighter, whiter high-intensity discharge (HID) or LED units. Brighter does not always mean better. According to IIHS, in a recent study of 31 midsize vehicles, only one received a good rating in the company’s first ever headlight ratings. 

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Mazda Surprises with Miata Hardtop

Since its introduction in 1989, the Mazda Miata has been known as a driver’s car. The small, lightweight, rear-wheel drive convertible has been touted for its excellent, scalpel-like precision. Its only real complaint over the years has been the lack of a hardtop model. That’s about to change as Mazda shocked the world yesterday, with the debut of the MX-5 RF. 

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Shelby GT-H Could Make Rental Cars Fun Again

In 1966, Carol Shelby and Hertz teamed up to give rental car customers an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a performance car. That year, the GT350-H was born and the “Rent-A-Racer” program gave the masses a unique driving experience. Fifty years later, the iconic car is set to make its second comeback as Ford Motor Company released the 2016 Shelby GT-H. 

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News Conference on New and Used Vehicle Market to Be Held at 2016 NADA Convention

All members of the media are invited to attend a press conference covering the latest developments in the used vehicle market, lease penetration, gas prices, and an analysis of Volkswagen’s EPA emission violation and its effect on the brand.

 

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Corvette Grand Sport Returns for 2017

Corvette fans all over the world can rejoice in knowing the racing-inspired Grand Sport is making a return for summer in 2017. After a three year hiatus from the Corvette lineup, Chevrolet announced its plans to bring the Grand Sport back last week at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Quick Spin: 2016 Jaguar XF S

This mid-size luxury sports sedan was in need of a refresh, and Jaguar hit it out of the park. Here's what we thought.

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Ken Block Drifts Dubai in Gymkhana 8

Ken Block has a history of filming internet gold when it comes to his Gymkhana videos. What automotive enthusiast hasn’t dreamed about being behind the wheel of a 600 horsepower rally car with nothing but open road ahead?

Ken and the team at Ford Performance are at it again and Gymkhana 8 doesn’t disappoint. The video is set in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai and features some of Ken Block’s most extravagant stunts yet. 

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