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Honda Civic Type R Engine: So Powerful, They Had to Build It in America  Jul 1st, 2015 
So, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R is an absolute barnstormer, a 306-hp hot hatch that obliterated the Nürburgring lap record for front-drive vehicles with a 7:50.6 blast in a preproduction example. The bad news is, we won’t get it here in the U.S. But the heart of every European-market Type R will beat to […] 
 
 
2016 Mazda CX-3 Tested: 95 Percent Car, 5 Percent Plastic Cladding  Jul 1st, 2015 
Deputy editor Dan Pund gazed out from his cubicle into the Car and Driver parking lot, considered the 2016 Mazda CX-3 for a moment, and declared, “It’s just a Pontiac Vibe.” READ MORE ›› 
 
 
2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R – Instrumented Test  Jul 1st, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Mazda CX-3 AWD – Instrumented Test  Jul 1st, 2015 
 
 
 
CFPB Preparing to Cite Three Captives, American Banker Reports  Jul 1st, 2015 
According to proposed consent orders obtained by American Banker, Honda, Nissan and Toyota’s captive finance companies could soon be on the hook for dealer participation policies. 
 
 
Two Las Vegas Dealers Settle FTC Charges  Jul 1st, 2015 
Two auto dealers in Las Vegas agreed to settle FTC charges that they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers. 
 
 
Putting the Limited-Release Track Toys from Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin Into Context  Jul 1st, 2015 
From the July 2015 issue Speed limits, emissions regulations, and the always-newsworthy rift between rich and poor make today’s roads an inhospitable climate for supercars. But the pace of technological development means the segment is evolving faster than ever, especially with the advent of anything-goes mega-mutations made exclusively for the track. These monsters free engineers […] 
 
 
Mazda Rules Out Faster, More Powerful Miata Variants  Jul 1st, 2015 
Now here’s a report from Top Gear that, first of all, has nothing to do with a loud belligerent ex-TV-show-presenter, but that still has us torn. Pertaining to the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car, which already is a staff favorite here at Car and Driver, the crew over at Top Gear uncovered that there is […] 
 
 
MPG-eeek! Toyota Announces EPA Figures for the Mirai  Jul 1st, 2015 
In the months since Toyota unveiled the Mirai at last year’s Los Angeles auto show, the world’s been abuzz with talk of its homeliness. Toyota would like to take some of the chatter about the fuel-cell-juiced hydrogen car away from its questionable aesthetics and toward its capabilities. With the first cars due for delivery to […] 
 
 
Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 Vanish from the Lineup  Jul 1st, 2015 
After only two years in the lineup, the hybrid version of the Nissan Pathfinder and its upscale twin, the Infiniti QX60, have silently motored off into history. Neither is returning for the 2016 model year. Combining a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 20-hp electric motor, the hybrid SUVs didn’t offer a huge increase in fuel […] 
 
 
How Much for Those Range Rover Diesels? Now We Know  Jul 1st, 2015 
Diesel engines are nothing new to the U.S. or to Range Rovers, but never before have Range Rovers been sold in the U.S. equipped with a diesel. As we’ve reported before, a diesel V-6 with 254 horsepower and 440 stump-pulling lb-ft of torque will be offered in both the 2016 Range Rover Sport and the […] 
 
 
Putting the Limited-Release Track Toys from Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin Into Context  Jul 1st, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Ford Focus ST – Instrumented Test  Jun 30th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty V-8 Diesel 4×4 – Instrumented Test  Jun 30th, 2015 
 
 
 
Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart  Jun 30th, 2015 
With modern car technology advancing at a staggering pace, it’s nice to see early examples of automotive history, like this 1915 Smith Flyer, still alive and kicking. Beginning in 1915, the Smith Flyer was built by A.O. Smith Company. Its direct-drive “motor wheel,” a technology that was relatively new for the time, was especially unique […] 
 
 
Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart  Jun 30th, 2015 
 
 
 
It’s Targa-topped and Marlboro Red, But Is This GMC Syclone Worth $80K?  Jun 30th, 2015 
Back in the early 1990s, GMC went insane and built two trucks: The Typhoon and the Syclone. But instead of being useful haulers that could take all of your belongings to the junkyard or the dump, the Syclone was just plain faster than anything on the road. Nearly all of the Syclones were black, which […] 
 
 
Get Up Everybody and Sing: The Best New Cars for Growing Families  Jun 30th, 2015 
For parents who’d prefer their family vehicle include a little style, value, and, gosh darned it, maybe even a little fun, we're here to help. 
 
 
Going to Plaid: A Technical Look at the Car and Team Aiming for 1000 mph  Jun 30th, 2015 
From the July 2015 issue The land speed record has long been a curiously British obsession. Since it was first set back in 1898, when Frenchman Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove his electric Jeantaud to a dizzying 39 mph, Brits have held the title to the fastest land vehicle on earth for a combined 75 years […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Focus ST Tested: Refresh Makes for a Better Car with Worse Tires  Jun 30th, 2015 
All-season tires are a North American phenomenon; virtually nowhere else in the world do cars run on a single set of tires year-round when the climate can get cold enough for snow. Instead, drivers in those markets run summer tires when the weather is favorable and switch to winter rubber for the colder months. READ […] 
 
 
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty V-8 Diesel 4×4: Supersize Drag Racer  Jun 30th, 2015 
Eight thousand, five hundred and twenty pounds—that’s how much our big-as-it-can-get Ford F-350 dualie test truck weighs. Its eight-foot bed and spacious crew cab help contribute to an overall length that’s an inch shy of 22 feet, or four feet longer than a Mercedes-Maybach. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Automotive Loyalty Reaches Highest Levels in a Decade, IHS Reports  Jun 30th, 2015 
IHS reported this week that brand loyalty among automotive brands has reached a 10-year high, with 13 brands also realizing 10-year highs in loyalty rates. 
 
 
Experian Examines the Muscle Car Resurgence  Jun 30th, 2015 
Experian Automotive's review of the American muscle car resurgence found that Chevrolet Corvette and Dodger Viper buyers tend to pay cash, while the Dodge Charger was the most leased muscle car. 
 
 
Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement  Jun 30th, 2015 
The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers. 
 
 
J.D. Power Forecasts Strongest June Sales in a Decade  Jun 30th, 2015 
New-vehicle retail sales and the retail seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate are expected to be at their highest levels for the month of June since 2005, according to a monthly sales forecast by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. 
 
 
NADA’s Koblenz Joins Industry Summit Roster  Jun 30th, 2015 
The NADA official who has spearheaded the association's efforts to protect franchised dealers from federal regulatory overreach will be at Industry Summit 2015 to deliver a keynote address, event organizers announced this week. 
 
 
Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails  Jun 30th, 2015 
 
 
 
Why NHTSA Is More Defective Than the Defects It Investigates  Jun 30th, 2015 
The agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s vehicle safety is full of incompetent, mismanaged staff who are practically set up by their superiors to fail. According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, yes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is really that bad. The 11-month audit, coming after a scathing […] 
 
 
2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts (That’s the Entire Name—Save for “Debuts”)  Jun 30th, 2015 
We’re thinking of swapping our bromides for something a smidgen more potent, like, say, reading the name of Bentley’s new special-edition Continental GT Speed. Halfway through the car’s 65-character, 11-word name, we simply gave up, hit “copy” then “paste” just to stave off torpor and get it to you quicker: 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling […] 
 
 
Red Bull Gives You License Plates? Roadgoing Supercar May Happen  Jun 30th, 2015 
The Red Bull Formula 1 team may produce a roadgoing supercar, with company boss Christian Horner telling journalists at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that the idea is still being discussed. We’ve been here before, however. Red Bull first said it was looking to collaborate with Nissan on a road-car project as long ago as […] 
 
 
Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails  Jun 30th, 2015 
We should give credit to whoever signed the check for this one. Because Smart UK has spent some serious money to create a unique version of the Forfour seemingly solely so it can justify using the old “corners like its on rails” cliché in anger. The Forfour in question was fitted with 22-inch-diameter solid-steel wheels […] 
 
 
Model Fabio Lanzoni to Lead the 3rd Annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma Research in Los Angeles  Jun 30th, 2015 
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) is excited to announce the third annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride, proudly presented by Worthington & Caron, P.C. The ride will be on July 26, 2015 and start at the Glendale Harley-Davidson. 
 
 
Hyundai Creta Debuts in India. We Don’t Want It.  Jun 29th, 2015 
 
 
 
Nissan Juke on Two Wheels: The Slowest, Most Incredible Goodwood Record Ever [Updated with Onboard Video]  Jun 29th, 2015 
I think you’ll agree with us on this point: This is the slowest, most impressive run we’ve ever seen up the driveway at Goodwood. Stunt driver Terry Grant took a Nissan Juke NISMO RS and carefully tipped it onto two wheels using a ramp just past the start of the hill climb. And then it really became a sight […] 
 
 
Lotus Confirms SUV, Because Of Course  Jun 29th, 2015 
You really can’t be surprised that Lotus has confirmed it plans to produce an SUV, with sales starting in 2019. But you can certainly ask—very politely, of course—whether this is an avenue really suited to what the British sports car maker does best. According to reports in Auto Express, the Lotus SUV will be targeted […] 
 
 
Bentley With a Bond Connection Likely to Bring Big Bucks  Jun 29th, 2015 
This 1953 Bentley R-type Continental fastback, originally purchased by Ian Fleming for a World War II spy, is headed to Gooding & Company’s 2015 Pebble Beach auction where it may fetch nearly $2 million. Slightly more than 200 examples of the R-type Continental were built by Bentley starting in 1951. It was designed as a […] 
 
 
Super Fast, Super Topless: Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Confirmed  Jun 29th, 2015 
If Lamborghini drivers have two things in common, it’s that they like to drive fast and that they like to be seen driving fast. So we imagine that more than a few of Lambo’s wealthy bull riders will be thrilled to hear that the supercar firm has confirmed the imminent production of the mega-extroverted roadster version […] 
 
 
2016 Scion iA First Drive: It’s Not a Scion, But It Is a Really Great Small Car  Jun 29th, 2015 
The 2016 Scion iA is a great little car, but there are two things we’re all going to have to get over in regard to the new subcompact. First, Scion rebadged a Mazda 2 to bring the iA to life. And second: its awkward nose. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
Hyundai Creta Debuts in India. We Don’t Want It.  Jun 29th, 2015 
Last month, Hyundai India teased us with a rendering of its upcoming Creta SUV, and now we’re getting a look at the real thing that will be on the roads there starting this fall. We got excited. We shouldn’t have. Not surprisingly, the Creta looks like the Hyundai Tucson’s little brother, although while some subcompact […] 
 
 
Electric Bug: Bugatti Chiron Hypercar to Get Hybrid Powertrain  Jun 29th, 2015 
The upcoming Bugatti Chiron, likely to be the fastest supercar in the world, will be available with a hybrid powertrain on top of a regular powertrain with a gasoline engine. The confirmation came from none other than VW Group chairman Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German tabloid Bild am Sonntag. The lengthy interview was […] 
 
 
Aaron Robinson: Roll the Crash Reel, Boys—How I Got (and Nearly Lost) My Job at Car and Driver  Jun 29th, 2015 
People often ask me how I got this job. The short answer: I knew where then–editor-in-chief Csaba Csere lived. I rode by his house one day on my bicycle, not coincidentally while he had a stack of résumés on his desk for an open position. I don’t remember much except swearing that, if hired, I […] 
 
 
2016 Scion iA – First Drive Review  Jun 29th, 2015 
 
 
 
NHTSA Investigating Ford F-150 for Reported Brake Failures  Jun 29th, 2015 
Late Friday afternoon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it will open an investigation into 250,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built in 2011 and 2012, after numerous reports from customers who have experienced a loss of power brakes.The Detroit News reports that the NHTSA’s investigation involves 2011 and 2012 F-150s equipped with the […] 
 
 
Black Max: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Debuts, Is Quite Dark  Jun 29th, 2015 
The photo above, which at first blush appears to be a pair of taillights and exhaust tips floating in a dark, empty space, confirms what we’ve seen coming for a long time: The age of the factory murdered-out special is upon us. Nissan’s been in on the game for some time, having already debuted the black-painted-trim […] 
 
 
Black Max: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Debuts, Is Quite Dark  Jun 29th, 2015 
 
 
 
Bye, Bye, xB: Scion’s Boxy Hatch to Bow Out  Jun 29th, 2015 
The first-generation xB was the car that launched the Scion brand with a major bang back in 2003 (with an assist from the xA), but it faltered with a 2008 redesign and was never able to regain its momentum. Now Wards Auto is reporting that Scion vice president Doug Murtha has confirmed the model will […] 
 
 
2017 Audi A4 Unveiled: Evolutionary, Retro, and Futuristic All at Once  Jun 29th, 2015 
Yes, the all-new Audi A4 is clearly an Audi. The new model, the ninth iteration of a vehicle line that has also been known as the Audi 80, Audi Fox, and Audi 4000, has moved to the VW Group’s modular-longitudinal MLB Evo architecture, but it still closely resembles the outgoing model—at least at first glance. […] 
 
 
The Continental: Killing Manuals, Dumb Exhaust Pipes, and Euro Electrics  Jun 29th, 2015 
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. German carmakers appear to still be on a crusade to get everyone to forget manual transmissions. Just […] 
 
 
2016 Scion iM First Drive: Curb Your Enthusiasm  Jun 29th, 2015 
Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in a preproduction prototype automobile, you would think we’d get at least one knowing look. But we don’t. Here we are in a major hotbed of automobile culture—Los Angeles—in a car that probably no one around us has ever seen on the road, and exactly no one notices. We’re invisible. READ […] 
 
 
2016 Scion iM – First Drive Review  Jun 29th, 2015 
 
 
 
2017 Audi A4: Less Weight, More Elegant Interior – Official Photos and Info  Jun 29th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D Long-Term Intro: We Embark on Our First-Ever 40,000-Mile Test of an EV  Jun 26th, 2015 
It’s too early to know whether Tesla will amount to an entire chapter or a mere footnote in the annals of automotive history, but the company’s Model S will leave a record here at Car and Driver: We’ve embarked on our first full-length long-term test of a battery-electric car. (We previously conducted a four-month test […] 
 
 
McLaren Making More Money, Planning More Megacars  Jun 26th, 2015 
Financial results press conferences rarely set pulses racing, even when the company concerned produces cars as exciting as McLaren’s. So while we can tell you that McLaren turned more than £495.5 million [$780 million] last year and made a pretax profit of £15m [$23.6 million], and also invests an impressive 20 percent of its revenue back […] 
 
 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D – Long-Term Road Test Intro  Jun 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Forget the Hellcat, Take This 730-hp Charger to Track Day—for 1/3 the Price  Jun 26th, 2015 
Let’s face it; fast cars are expensive. Even a car with one of the best horsepower-per-dollar ratios out there, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, will run you north of $60 grand. So when a “Dodge Charger” pops up on eBay, one that makes more power than a Hellcat for one-third the monies, we’re going to take […] 
 
 
Forget the Hellcat, Take This 730-hp Charger to Track Day—for 1/3 the Price  Jun 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Deep Inhale: Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed, Supercharged 354 Hemi Debuts  Jun 26th, 2015 
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Although it starts life with the body of a production Dodge Challenger, the latest Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is not a street-legal vehicle. What it is, however, is a factory-prepped car specifically geared for drag racing. It is also the vessel for the brand-new supercharged 354 Hemi V-8—not the V-10 […] 
 
 
Deep Inhale: Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed, Supercharged 354 Hemi Debuts  Jun 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
10 of the Best Driving Video Games Ever Made (Plus Ours)  Jun 26th, 2015 
An important part of loving cars is loving everything related to cars. For many of us that includes video games about cars. ----With a massive number of driving games on the market now, we look back to the beginning of driving-game time and pick out a handful that have brought us, and probably you, many hours of bug-eyed, sweaty-palmed pleasure. -- 
 
 
Watch Ben Collins Assault Goodwood’s Hill with a Mustang Shelby GT350R  Jun 26th, 2015 
The Goodwood Festival of Speed hosts an astounding collection of vehicles, from priceless antiques to legends of mid-century motorsports to the racers of the modern day. Taking place in West Sussex, England, it’s a hallmark event for British car enthusiasts—and a must-see for those hailing from elsewhere—and the hill climb, where important vehicles both old and new […] 
 
 
Lotus 3-Eleven: Add Lightness, and a Massive Price Tag  Jun 26th, 2015 
We want Lotus to succeed, we really do. It’s to the company’s misfortune that “beleaguered British sports car maker” alliterates so well. But although it is still selling tiny numbers of cars, you can’t accuse Lotus of lacking confidence—it’s using this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to introduce a roofless two-seater based around its familiar […] 
 
 
2017 Cadillac XT5 Spied Completely Uncovered During New York Photo Shoot  Jun 26th, 2015 
Does the backdrop in the photo above look familiar? That’s because it’s pretty much the same hip, New York SoHo location that played host to the “Dare Greatly” Cadillac ad that introduced the world to the 2016 CT6 luxury sedan. This time, it’s playing host to the all-new Cadillac XT5, the replacement for the SRX […] 
 
 
Mazda Miata Could Also Spawn Second-Gen Toyota and Subaru Sports Cars  Jun 26th, 2015 
Is there nothing the new Mazda Miata cannot do? We’ve been singing its praises since the new model debuted, and other carmakers also seem to be hip to the little Mazda’s greatness. We already knew that Fiat will resurrect the 124 Spider using the Miata as a base. Now it appears that Toyota is eying […] 
 
 
Turbo Time: Lexus IS200t to Replace IS250  Jun 26th, 2015 
The Lexus IS has been an outlier among compact luxury sedans, with its V-6–only engine lineup. Well, no more. Lexus has unveiled the IS200t, which will use the brand’s 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and which will replace the IS250 as the entry model in the series. The 2.0-liter is currently in the NX200t, where it makes […] 
 
 
Turbo Time: Lexus IS200t to Replace IS250  Jun 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
Lego’s New Ferrari F40 Kit Is the Ferrari F40 of Lego Kits  Jun 25th, 2015 
Whoever runs Lego’s design department has excellent taste in cars, at least judging by which classic models have been turned into Lego Creator kits. The Mini Cooper. The 1962 Volkswagen Camper Van. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog. And now the Ferrari F40. Yes, Lego’s latest true-to-the-original car kit is a $89.99 Ferrari F40. Not only does that […] 
 
 
Lego’s New Ferrari F40 Kit Is the Ferrari F40 of Lego Kits  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Watch the Ford Focus RS Oversteer Like Mad, Hear It Snarl Like a Beast [Video]  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Audi’s Latest Quattro Project Is an All-Wheel-Drive Moon Rover  Jun 25th, 2015 
Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system appears in a lot of different vehicles, from the small and sort-of-affordable A3 mini-luxury sedan to the fire-breathing R8 supercar. Now, Audi is taking Quattro even further—to the moon, in fact, as a technical support partner for the Part-Time Scientists team competing for the Google Lunar XPrize. The competition, sponsored by […] 
 
 
2015 Infiniti QX80 Review: House of Luxe  Jun 25th, 2015 
We have entered the era of 1990s nostalgia—Kurt Cobain documentaries, the return of Jerry Seinfeld (in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee), and the reemergence of opulent, gas-guzzling, full-size SUVs. It’s true that sales of compact crossovers—and even subcompact crossovers—are booming, but the big-SUV market is still rich. When the Infiniti QX56 debuted in 2004, it […] 
 
 
2015 Infiniti QX80 – Quick-Take Review  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
EyePatch: Subaru Recalling 72,000 Vehicles for Faulty EyeSight Safety Tech  Jun 25th, 2015 
Subaru’s camera-based EyeSight bundle of active safety features has a flaw, at least in 72,000 2015 Impreza, XV Crosstrek, Legacy, and Outback, models as well as certain 2016 WRXs. Therefore, Subaru is recalling those vehicles, as a faulty brake-light switch can render the automatic braking portion of EyeSight’s capabilities inoperative, potentially leading to a crash. 2016 […] 
 
 
C/D Tested: The 10 Quickest Cars for 2015 Under $25,000  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Cruise Like Crockett and Tubbs for Only $3500!  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Group B For You, For Me! MTM Announces 421-hp Audi A1 Quattro Group B  Jun 25th, 2015 
Audi’s diminutive A1 remains frittata non grata here in the United States. Elsewhere, it’s a small car for people who need a small car, but would prefer a veneer of Ingostadtian niceness applied to the thing. Roland Meyer, former Audi engineer and current proprietor of the MTM tuning house, decided he’d give the little runabout […] 
 
 
Cruise Like Crockett and Tubbs for Only $3500!  Jun 25th, 2015 
Ferraris are great but the problem with them is they’re so darned expensive. That’s why we were excited to see this vintage ’87 model on eBay, which immediately brought back all those Miami Vice memories from back in the day. With the ask on this sinister, black-on-black example only $3500, how can you go wrong? […] 
 
 
Watch the Ford Focus RS Oversteer Like Mad, Hear It Snarl Like a Beast [Video]  Jun 25th, 2015 
Last year at this time, Ford debuted the refreshed 2015 version of its hot Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. This year, Ford is tackling the famous hill climb with a car that could make one forget all about the ST, at least for a minute: the wicked, all-wheel-drive Focus […] 
 
 
Nissan Juke-R 2.0: The Insane Crossover Gets a Refresh, (Even) More Power  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Nissan Juke-R 2.0: The Insane Crossover Gets a Refresh, (Even) More Power  Jun 25th, 2015 
It would appear as though Nissan’s sense of humor hasn’t diminished since first creating—and then putting on sale—the 545-hp, all-wheel-drive Juke-R, a regular Juke force-fed a GT-R supercar’s running gear. That’s because, following a refresh of the pedestrian Juke, Nissan is giving the Juke R an update as well. Since a typical nip/tuck and infotainment […] 
 
 
Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact  Jun 25th, 2015 
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court held that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act, dashing the hopes of industry insiders who believed a ruling against the controversial legal theory would put a kibosh on the CFPB’s actions in auto lending. 
 
 
Protective Asset Protection Receives 2015 Dealers’ Choice Award  Jun 25th, 2015 
Protective Asset Protection was named a Platinum winner in the vehicle service contract provider category of Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards. 
 
 
KBB Raises 2015 Sales Forecast to 17.1 Million Units  Jun 25th, 2015 
Kelley Blue Book said today that it expects June sales to total 1.5 million units, which would push first-half and second-quarter sales totals to their highest levels since 2005. The firm also raised its 2015 sales forecast from 16.9 million to 17.1 million. 
 
 
Hudson Cook Adds Partner to D.C. Office  Jun 25th, 2015 
Hudson Cook has announced the addition of Rebecca E. Kuehn as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. 
 
 
Can You Unlock GM’s 4G LTE and Use Mobile Carriers Besides AT&T?  Jun 25th, 2015 
By now you’ve almost certainly heard about 4G LTE. Yes, that 4G LTE, the fast data connection which is being built into seemingly every OnStar-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicle—as well as many vehicles from other manufacturers—as this is being typed. GM’s 4G LTE service is provided by AT&T, meaning that when the data service’s free […] 
 
 
Ford Focus RS Horsepower and Torque Confirmed—You Will Not Be Disappointed  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
Ford Focus RS Horsepower and Torque Confirmed—You Will Not Be Disappointed  Jun 25th, 2015 
The Volkswagen Golf R? The Subaru WRX STI? Ford rooster-tails sand in their faces with the announcement that the awesome new Focus RS will make a staggering 345 horsepower from its 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The VW packs 292 horsepower, the STI 305. Ford claimed “more than 315 horsepower” when it first detailed the car in February, and this announcement […] 
 
 
The New Acura NSX Is Your Pikes Peak Pace Car  Jun 25th, 2015 
This Sunday, plenty of wild machinery will be scrambling up the hill at the 93rd running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The next-generation Acura NSX won’t be the fastest by a long shot—but as the official pace car of the legendary hill-climb, it’ll be out in front for the entirety of at […] 
 
 
Toyota Builds the World’s Most Bad-Ass Minivan—from a Sienna  Jun 25th, 2015 
Toyota has only just broken ground on its new U.S. headquarters, in Plano, Texas, and it appears there’s already been a cultural rub-off. As evidence, we present this lifted, 4×4 Sienna minivan. Perched high atop the chassis of a Toyota Tacoma pickup, this former mom-mobile now rolls on ultra-wide, off-road tires, and features cool, rear-hinged […] 
 
 
Watch the Bentley Bentayga SUV Barrel Through Snowy Sweden in New Video  Jun 25th, 2015 
With the official reveal of the Bentley Bentayga coming later this summer, it won’t be long now before the SUV comes in from the cold. Before then, however, we get to watch it out in the cold one more time—undergoing winter testing in Sweden—in pictures and a video released by Bentley. The Bentayga shown here is […] 
 
 
Dashing Your McFly Fancies: Yes, Lexus Has a Hoverboard. No, They Won’t Sell One to You [Video]  Jun 25th, 2015 
Since the whole world’s been going PCP-laced bananas over this whole Lexus hoverboard video, we figured we’d call Lexus U.S. PR chief Moe Durand for comment. “This is Maurice.” “Hey! It’s Davey Johnson from Car and Driver.” “Are you talkin’ about the hoverboard?” “Yeah, how’d you know?” “Everybody else on the planet is. Can I […] 
 
 
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Unveiled: A Stunning Sports Sedan Headed for America  Jun 25th, 2015 
  The next new Alfa product after the 4C sports car would be a sedan, we knew that much. And that was well and truly confirmed once blurry photos of the new Alfa hit the internet a day before the official unveiling. But even so, very little concrete information had been known about the new […] 
 
 
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: A Stunning Sports Sedan Headed for America – Official Photos and Info  Jun 25th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Toyota Prius C Review: Slow Sipper  Jun 24th, 2015 
Overview: Introduced for the 2012 model year, the C is the smallest member of Toyota’s expanding Prius family, as well as the least expensive. It’s also the thriftiest around town, according to the EPA, although the standard Prius scores slightly higher ratings in the highway cycle. (We averaged 39 mpg in our last test of […] 
 
 
Courtesy Call: Chevrolet Adding Real-Time Theft-Alarm Notifications to OnStar Capabilities  Jun 24th, 2015 
Chevrolet, and many other OnStar equipped GM vehicles, will soon have the capability to alert system subscribers in real time via a phone call, text, or email when their vehicle’s alarm sounds, signaling that their car may be in the process of getting ganked. 
 
 
HOLY VESUVIUS! Hear Alfa Romeo’s New Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde Get Wicked [Video]  Jun 24th, 2015 
While Alfa Romeos have often been about some form of speed, they’ve never necessarily had much to do with outright Paul Bunyan–grade brawn. Hurl any allegations of effete namby-pambyness out the window, because the twin-turbo-V-6–powered Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde makes 503 horsepower and sounds like the ripping of God’s own Zegna trousers. Proof? Have a long, lustful […] 
 
 
Next Ford Super Duty Will Have More Cameras than a Small Movie Crew  Jun 24th, 2015 
Ford Motor Company refuses to be left behind in the race to the top of the cameras-per-vehicle heap: The company announced that the next generation of F-250 and F350 Super Duty trucks will come equipped with up to seven cameras. That’s more lenses than some small-budget movie productions. At Further With Ford, the Blue Oval’s annual […] 
 
 
2016 Mini Clubman Officially Unveiled: They Say Shooting Brake, We Say Station Wagon  Jun 24th, 2015 
When the Mini Clubman was launched in 2007, the company refused to describe it as a “shooting brake”—although with its elongated tail, its two-door concept with an additional half-door, and its altogether sporty demeanor, it met the very definition of that traditionally European vehicle type. With the new model, set to reach U.S. dealers in […] 
 
 
It’s Gotta Have Some of Your Attention: Ford Offers Special Edition Packages for 2016 F-150  Jun 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
It’s Gotta Have Some of Your Attention: Ford Offers Special Edition Packages for 2016 F-150  Jun 24th, 2015 
The big news last year, of course, was that Ford had moved its juggernaut F-150 from a conventional steel structure to an aluminum one. For 2016, the madness has calmed down quite a bit. We’ve already noted that Ford will be replacing the super-janky MyFord Touch infotainment system with Sync 3, and we’ve covered Ford’s […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze: The Second-Gen Car Arrives Lighter, Stronger, and Tech-ier – Official Photos and Info  Jun 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
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