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2019 Cadillac XT3 plug-in hybrid, Nissan Leaf pros and cons, 2018 Hyundai Accent: Today's Car News

Today, spy shots indicate a possible plug-in hybrid version of the upcoming 2019 Cadillac XT3 crossover, an owner discusses pros and cons of Nissan Leaf ownership, and why the 2018 Hyundai Accent subcompact may not come to the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out how the Tesla Model S P100D does 0 to 60 mph in 2.28 seconds with
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:00 pm
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Is Ford cooking up a more hardcore GT Competition Series?

The new Ford GT is barely here, and already we're hearing whispers that there could be another version in the pipeline. As Autoblog has discovered, there is some interesting wording in the owner's manual for the 647-horsepower supercar. Specifically, there's mention of a rear hatch that's different than the standard hatch (shown below). That
Posted: February 22, 2017, 10:00 pm
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2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

Sometimes being a revolutionary requires a lot of personal sacrifice, and sometimes it doesn’t. After one year of driving of a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, I was surprised to find that daily driving with a gasoline car requires more sacrifice than with my electric. Like most people, before buying the Leaf, I had concerns about owning an
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:45 pm
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Another Chinese electric car startup hits snags

When you hear the phrase "Chinese electric car startup", you probably think of Faraday Future, an ironically named enterprise with no past and diminished future prospects. But Faraday is far from the only Chinese company that's set its sights on the electric car market. At last count, there were at least seven such firms, and soon, there'll be a
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:31 pm
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Range Rover Velar, Italdesign supercar, Ford Fiesta ST: Today’s Car News

Land Rover is filling the gap between its Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport with a new model called the Range Rover Velar. The first photo was released today and reveals what looks to be a stylish and sophisticated design. We wish we could say the same about the new supercar from Italdesign’s recently established road car division
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:30 pm
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Feds investigate auto lenders who track borrowers by GPS

Ever had the feeling you were being watched? If you've taken out an auto loan in recent years, your hunch may have been correct, and now, the U.S. government is investigating. It's not uncommon for lending institutions to require that borrowers equip their new vehicles with GPS devices and other gadgetry. These devices keep tabs on cars, which
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:11 pm
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Loan delinquencies, Range Rover Velar, Hyundai Ioniq review: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Uh-oh: auto loan delinquencies hit a new high Economists aren't typically known for their unbridled optimism. They tend to be a cautious lot, who seem most anxious when the markets are doing well. They trade nervous glances waiting for something to go wrong. 2017 Subaru Impreza nabs IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award Subaru's all-new Impreza lineup has
Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:00 pm
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What is a self-driving car?

Self-driving cars are a popular topic in both the auto industry and general media coverage these days, with several makers testing vehicles and promising fully autonomous cars at some future point. But when it comes to self-driving cars, different automakers may not be talking about the same thing. Some vehicles on sale today offer
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:30 pm
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2018 Hyundai Elantra Touring (i30 Tourer) revealed

Hyundai’s latest Elantra has already spawned sedan and hatchback body styles. At next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show, the Korean automaker will add a wagon to the range. Hyundai is yet to confirm whether the vehicle will be sold in the United States, though if it ends up here expect it to be called an Elantra Touring. The last Elantra
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:15 pm
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Is 2019 Cadillac XT3 crossover the next plug-in hybrid for luxury brand?

Spy shots are continually fascinating, for both future buyers and auto journalists. They can reveal hints about the shapes, design aspects, and powertrains of vehicles that may not hit showrooms for as much as two years. Some recent spy shots of the 2019 Cadillac XT3 small crossover utility vehicle have a very distinctive feature that tells a lo
Posted: February 22, 2017, 8:00 pm
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