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Jeep Gladiator JT Scrambler Concept

Yet another Gladiator-based concept to mark its presence at the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari, the Jeep JT Scrambler concept is quite similar to the J6 - a throwback to the Jeep's history. But this time, it's not just about the colors, but also the graphics. The graphics and color combination strongly resonates with the CJ8 Scrambler from the '80s. Just like all the other concepts present at this year's Easter Jeep Safari, this one too is a showpiece to exhibit... [read more]

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Mazda3 Skyactiv-D hatchback - Driven

Mazda has created one of the most beautiful shapes in the compact hatchback segment, its new Mazda3 hatch, a shape that lifts it above any competitor in terms of design. It has a pretty face, nice sides, and a unique rear end that lends it a lot of personality, but at the same time, it also needs to do all the boring, practical stuff well in order to be a serious class contender. Its interior feels upmarket, and the driving... [read more]

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Theres No Electric Version of the Mercedes GLS Coming, But There Will Be One With a Maybach Badge

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the third-generation GLS at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and the company is already talking about future products based on the full-size SUV. The German company confirmed at least two new variations but dismissed an electric model, so we hope you weren't expecting one.

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Hyundai Has a Sonata N Line in the Works and It Will Have More than 275 Horsepower

The midsize Hyundai Sonata has been around since 1985, and the latest eighth generation is definitely the most exciting of the bunch. However, it looks like Hyundai will add even more heat to the four-door with a new N Line edition next year, as revealed during the 2020 Sonatas debut at the New York Auto Show.

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Jeep Gladiator Gravity Concept

The Jeep Gladiator Gravity Concept is perhaps the smartest looking truck of the lot that was presented at the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari. We are not sure if it was the design team that worked on this concept or the marketing team, but knowing that Jeep uses this event to create, innovate, and display new Mopar products, we have to say that this truck will bring in maximum revenue for Jeep. The Gravity concept is basically a table, shaped like... [read more]

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2019 Acura RDX A-Spec Long-Term Update 4: Safety and Infotainment (Again)

Evaluating safety tech is trickier than ever. Its not enough to just check a box on a features list; its important to know how the tech works and on what trims its offered, too. With regard to safety, the Acura RDX excelsbut its not perfect. The $3,200 Technology packages safety additions include a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic monitoring, as well as front/rear parking sensors. Unfortunately, as I mentioned in a previous update, none of those features can compensate for... [read more]

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The Lincoln Zephyr Could be a Rear-Wheel-Drive Replacement for the Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln's switch from alphanumeric nameplates to actual names could bring back the iconic Zephyr name in a couple of years. The badge is rumored to return in 2021 and word has it we could see it on the next-generation MKZ.

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The Mercedes GLB Has Been Confirmed for a 2019 Launch, Mercedes EQB to Follow in 2021

The compact crossover segmentshows no signs of slowing down, and Mercedes is adding to the momentum with the promise of two new models, one of which is powered by gasoline, the other of which is all-electric. Dubbed the GLB and EQB respectively, the fresh nameplates are set to arrive very, very soon, as confirmed by Board of Management member Britta Seeger at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

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8 Things to Know About the 2020 Subaru Outback

Subaru has given its best-selling model a full redesign . On the surface, the 2020 Subaru Outback doesnt look radically different from the model it replaces, but dig a little deeper and youll find major improvements under the sheetmetal and inside the cabin. Read on for eight things you need to know about the new Outback. --> The design has been updated, but you might not notice   You may have to look closely to see the design changes on... [read more]

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The 7 Hottest SUVs From the 2019 New York Auto Show

As you're no doubt aware, crossovers and SUVs are blazing hot. Even if you're not a huge fan of the things and prefer carswe're with you therethere's no denying every auto show these days is packed full of significant reveals. That held true at this years New York auto show, where automakers from Ford to Volkswagen rolled out several key new models. Scroll on for the list of the most significant and interesting models on display, and be sure to... [read more]

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GM Files Trademark for Bolt EUV, Hinting at Possible New Crossover

General Motors plans to launch at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023, and it makes sense the automaker would leverage the existing Bolt to achieve this goal. Apparently, GM has been mulling over the possibility of a new vehicle named the Bolt EUV. GM filed a trademark application for Bolt EUV on April 9, as GM Authority reports. The trademark filing confirms the name will be used for motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles. Although we cant be sure, it... [read more]

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The 8 Coolest Electric Vehicles at the 2019 New York Auto Show

For many automakers, the 2019 New York auto show was a major event. Among others, Toyota showed off the new Highlander, Mercedes introduced the redesigned GLS, and Subaru finally revealed the next-generation Outback. But if you're interested in cars that are a little less mainstream, perhaps even futuristic, don't worry. There were plenty of electric vehicles at the New York auto show, too. Here are eight of our favorites. --> Audi E-Tron Quattro Audi 's first long-range electric crossover was... [read more]

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If Volkswagen Brings the Tarok to The United States, Itll Carry a Price Tag in the Mid-$20,000 Range

Volkswagen brought the Tarok pickup truck concept to the 2019 New York Auto Show before its production debut in South America saying that it has no plans to sell it in the U.S. However, Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh says that the Tarok would make sense in North America with "an extremely smart price point."

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Land Rover Plans to Reveal the Redesigned Defender in September

Late last year, Land Rover released official images of a camouflaged Defender prototype . The camouflage not only confirmed that the redesigned Defender would be a 2020 model, but it also made it clear that the new Defender would be sold in the U.S. After years of being left out, that was great news for us. But now we actually know when Land Rover plans to reveal its next-gen off-roader. Speaking with Australia's CarAdvice this week,Tim Krieger, Jaguar Land Rover's... [read more]

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2020 Qiantu K50 by Mullen: A California-Built Bargain EV Supercar

What would you expect to pay for an all-electric, two-motor, all-wheel-drive, two-seat, carbon-fiber-bodied sports car thats roughly the size and shape of a Rimac C_Two ? Before you answer, be aware that the 78-kW-hr battery is good for some 200-plus miles, and the doors merely pivot out sidewaystheres no scissoring, butterflying, or scarab-winging drama to draw smartphone camera fire. $200 grand? $300 grand? Well, have we got a deal for you! This little gem right here, assembled in California, could... [read more]

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Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car, Daytona 2019

When it comes to bucket list automotive venues, few would have Daytona International Speedway anywhere outside the top-three destinations. Sure, there are faster tracks and longer road courses to be found, but any venue that rivals the mystique of Daytona would be subject to great debate. Optimas Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts first visited Daytona five years ago during the series inaugural season. Since then, the series has grown dramatically in every way and... [read more]

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Toyota Plans 12 New or Redesigned Vehicles Over Three Years

Toyota will launch 12 all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles over a three-year span that began last fall with the introduction of the redesigned 2019 RAV4 , a top executive said. That doesnt count eight other vehicles that will be refreshed in that same time span, said Jack Hollis, Toyota Division general manager. And that total only applies to Toyota Division; it doesnt include special edition models. Nor does it count vehicles coming from Lexus . This is more new-vehicle launches... [read more]

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AMG Boss Confirmed 420 Horsepower for the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45, GLA 45, and CLA 45

The AMG 45 series is an impressive lot, offering high-strung four-cylinder performance and oodles of Mercedes-branded gloss for just over $50,000. Now, word has it the next batch will come with even more heat under the hood.

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Seven Magnificent Features of the New 2020 Hyundai Venue

The Kona wont be Hyundai s entry-level crossover for long. Thats thanks to the new 2020 Venue, a tiny crossover that essentially fills the void left by Hyundais decision to stop offering a four-door hatch version of the Accent subcompact. We took a close look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue at the 2019 New York auto show and talked with the automakers head of design to get the full storykeep reading for seven magnificent features of the new 2020 Venue... [read more]

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Uber's Self-Driving Arm Gets $1 Billion From Toyota, Other Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. secured a $1 billion investment from three Japanese companies, ahead of an initial public offering expected next month. Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp.s Vision Fund bought stakes in the self-driving unit, valuing the arm at $7.25 billion, according to a statement. The deal will help Uber , which tallied a $3 billion operating loss last year, to continue funding a very costly endeavor. Uber publicly filed a prospectus to go public last week... [read more]

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NBA Champion Ray Allens One of One Maserati Levante Was Just Revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show

Maserati didn't have any new vehicles to showcase at the 2019 New York Auto Show, but it did display a Levante customized by its Centro Stile division through its new One of One program. This time around, the unique Levante was designed for Ray Allen, two-time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. This One of One model follows the Levante that Maserati built for Allegra Antinori, the vice president of famous Italian wine producer Marchezi Antinori.

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What Is The Heritage Design Package of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster?

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster is a really cool sports car that comes with a lot of extras over the regular 911, but you can customize it beyond that by ordering the Heritage Design Package. Crafted by Porsche Exclusive, the division responsible for bespoke features, it adds classic styling elements that link back to the roots of the German company.

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The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Can Also Be Had With an Optional Heritage Design Package

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster is a really cool sports car that comes with a lot of extras over the regular 911, but you can customize it beyond that by ordering the Heritage Design Package. Crafted by Porsche Exclusive, the division responsible for bespoke features, it adds classic styling elements that link back to the roots of the German company.

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Strange Shark Tales from San Luis Obispo

This story starts at the dry cleaners in San Luis Obispo, California. It was the Sunday after the Race of Gentlemen Santa Barbara Drags, and I was still... continue reading

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Aston Martin Marks 60 Years Since Only Le Mans Win with Special DBS 59 Edition

If you want the ultimate front-engined Aston Martin experience and your bank accounts are adequately full, you have to go with the DBS Superleggera - the 715 horsepower monster that weighs under 4,000 pounds and can reach 211 mph. If you're crazy about the brand's history, then the DBS 59 is the car for you as it looks back at Aston's first big splash in motorsport. We've talked about the DBS Superleggera 59 before when Aston Martin first released a... [read more]

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The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Debuts With a Look That Proves Its Stepped Into the Premium Segment

As one of the most essential Hyundai sedans, the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata debut marks a pivotal moment for the Hyundai brand. With a revolutionary and bold design, new technology on board, and all-new architecture under the metal, some would even say that the Sonata reaches for the premium segment. While completely redesigned, and now inspired by the gorgeous Le Fil Rouge concept, the Sonata features a few bold styling novelties we have never seen before. More importantly, Hyundai stretched... [read more]

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Eggy Car

Just in time for Easter! Eggy car game challenges you to drive an innocent easter egg home without breaking it and while collecting rewards along the way. One cool bonus allows you to freeze the egg on the car, allowing you to accelerate without consequences. But watch out when the egg starts blinking, it will unfreeze soon and may crash and crack open unless you get your car back in check. Have fun driving the easter egg back to your... [read more]

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A New Mercedes SL is Coming for 2022 and Itll Be Designed By AMG

Mercedes-Benz came to introduce six new models at the 2019 New York Auto Show, but it also brought us news on the next-generation SL-Class. A brand-new two-door will arrive in 2022, and the German brand has big plans for it as it will, apparently, be built by AMG.

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Jeep Gladiator M-715 Five-Quarter

This Jeep is only concept of the lot from this year's Easter Jeep Safari that is not a 2020 Gladiator dressed in pretty clothes. Moniker'd the 'Five-Quarter,' this concept truck is actually a resto-mod of the 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715, Gladiator-based, military vehicle. This concept will surely draw a lot of attention from the die-hard fans and enthusiasts who have followed Jeep with loyalty. Let me stress on this again - this is a resto-mod operation, not a replica. This... [read more]

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Forza Street Mobile Game is Out and You Can Get it for Free

Hype around a possible mobile Forza game was extremely high, even though some people in the know warned that the upcoming title wasnt what people were expecting. In fact, as it turns out, the new Forza Street game is not even a new game, but rather a rebranding of an older game that Microsoft launched last year, one that never really saw much success, called Miami Street.

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Ram Heavy Duty Kentucky Derby Special Edition

The 145th Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 4th, and Ram is celebrating with the release of a fresh limited run of its popular Heavy Duty truck. Making its big debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the new special-edition workhorse gets a few unique exterior styling bits, extra interior comfort-enhancers, and a raft of standard gear to make hauling your four-legged investments even easier.

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Spied! Bright Green 992 Porsche 911 Targa Tests Near the Nurburgring

Late last year, Porsche finally took the wraps off the redesigned 2020 911 . As we found when we drove it a few months later , the new 911 Carrera S is thrillingly fast, telepathically responsive, and wonderfully communicative. It's all 911, all the time, yet more approachable and trustworthy at the limit than ever before. Even if we're not entirely sold on some of the styling changes, a review like that has us anxious to drive other variants. And... [read more]

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Auto Showdown: 2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

The two big dogs of the three-row SUV segment have undergone recent redesignsthe Ford Explorer debuting in Detroit in January, and the Toyota Highlander coming out this week in New York. At a quarter-million annual units each, give or take, they are crucial to the bottom lines of these automotive titans. So we crawled in, over, and around the Explorer and Highlander at the 2019 New York auto show to let you know which one is better. As these two... [read more]

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2019 NY Auto Show Debuts: MotorTrend's Best Cars of the Show

Even though most folks in New York City perceive cars in shades of yellow or black, the New York International Auto Show is still a big draw for automakersand this year was no exception. While there were no standout show-stoppers, there were many solid entries in key segments. In other words, it was more about what customers are going to buy next, rather than the cars of their dreams (well, OK, Porsche 911 Speedster). Read on to see which vehicles... [read more]

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Auto Showdown: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 Lincoln Navigator

Three-row SUVs can be sexy, especially when they come from luxury automakers. The available technology, fancy trims, and smooth leather can enhance the experience without sacrificing utility or space. But Germans and Americans have differing senses of luxury. The Lincoln Navigator has completely changed the game in terms of American luxury and offers bold and brash styling, while the well-tailored GLS comes with a sharp interior and an impressive 12.3-inch touchscreen. How do these two luxury family SUVs compare? Lets... [read more]

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Jeep Gladiator J6 Concept

The Easter Jeep Safari, held at Moab, Utah, is a Mecca for Jeep lovers. Jeep uses these 10-odd days to showcase its concepts that not only bring out the creative side of the designers but also serves as a perfect platform to further market the lineup of highly sought-after Mopar products. One of the six concepts, the J6, is the product that serves this purpose completely. It is filled with Mopar products in and out and will undoubtedly intrigue the... [read more]

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7 Things to Know About the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

The Navigator helped put the Lincoln brand back in the buyers eye a few years ago, and ever since, the automaker has been on a roll introducing new utility vehicles. The follow-up was the three-row Aviator that rides on a new rear-wheel-drive platform and is also a stunner. Next up to bat: the compact Corsair. Whats in a name? Lincoln has thankfully abandoned its alphabet soup naming strategy. The MKX became the Nautilus , and the Aviator also continues the... [read more]

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Auto Showdown: 2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Honda Passport

In a vehiclescape increasingly dominated by high-riding crossovers that mostly just haul folks around on pavement, its fun to zoom in on the few that still pretend to serve the outdoorsy mission the genre was created for in the first place. For 25 years people have been taking Subaru Outbacks out to the back of beyond. Sure, the Outback started life as a mildly hiked up wagon and no, it never featured butch rock-crawling gear like a ladder frame or... [read more]

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Auto Showdown: 2020 Hyundai Sonata vs 2019 Honda Accord

While FCA, Ford , and others have walked away from the midsize sedan segment in favor of crossovers and SUVs, Toyota , Honda , and Nissan still lead the space with stalwarts Camry, Accord, and Altima. Hyundai is keenly aware that the segment is shrinking, but the automaker believes the 2020 Sonata has the chops to take market share with sleek new styling, an all-new powertrain, and tons of high tech features. How does Hyundais new hotness stack up against... [read more]

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Dodge Challenger and Charger Stars Stripes Military Edition

Heres a fact, according to Dodge: Numbers-wise, it has the most active military buyers of any major U.S. auto brand. Bonus fact: The Challenger and Charger both claim the same in their segments. Not to mention, Americans in general are pretty patriotic people. Thats the answer if youre wondering why theres an all-new Stars & Stripes Edition. Among the items giving a nod to the military theme are American Flag decals on the fenders, center stripe, bronze-accent interior stitching, bronze... [read more]

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These are the 10 Best Interiors of 2019 According to WardsAuto

Every year, WardsAuto picks 10 vehicles that they believe have the best interiors. And while spending more often means you get nicer materials and more features, that doesn't mean all of the interiors that make the list belong to expensive luxury cars. In fact, some of them are surprisingly affordable. Considering how many crossovers were on the list last year , it's refreshing to see sedans and even a wagon represented this time around. Here are the 10 vehicles WardsAuto... [read more]

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Jaguar Design Boss Ian Callum Rants About Big Screens in Cars

When people ask Ian Callum , director of design at Jaguar , if hes going to put a big 12-inch iPad-like screen in his cars, he says, Not if I can help it. The 20-year Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC veteran who transformed the lineup with models such as the XJ and new F-Type was presenting the refreshed XE sports sedan at a newly remodeled dealership on Manhattans west side Tuesday night. He launched into a minor screed against giant... [read more]

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Its Official: The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel in On Sale In America

Mazda has officially confirmed that it will start selling its first modern diesel in the U.S., and it will come under the hood of its CX-5 crossover. This, all while the manufacturers that have always been very pro-diesel, the Europeans, are now shunning compression-ignition engines and looking for alternatives.

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The 2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Brings Redefined Performance to China

The Lotus Evora is already ten years old as of 2019, but it's still going strong. Although Lotus is working on a successor, the current Evora is still being used as a base for special-edition sports cars. The latest model is called the GT410 and was unveiled in China, at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. This isn't the first Evora to sport a "GT410" badge — a one-off was built for the Jim Clark Trust Foundation in 2018 — but... [read more]

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Kia HabaNiro Provides Strong Clues on Design of Next-Gen Niro

Well spare you the hot n spicy jokes. And well spare you the portentous pronouncements about Kia s latest concept being a commuter, crossover, sport utility, state-of-the-art technology workroom, and adventure vehicle. These are the two things that really matter about the Kia HabaNiro : Its a concept based on the next-generation Hyundai -Kia BEV architecture; and, according to Kia sources, the exterior design gives a very strong indication of what the next-gen Niro will look like. Unlike the current... [read more]

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Want One of the 1,948 Examples of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster? Itll Cost You $275,000

The Porsche 911 Speedster just broke cover at the 2019 New York Auto Show after months of speculation and a couple of concept cars. It's the last 911 based on the 991-generation sports car and one of the nameplate's highlights alongside the GT3- and GT2-badged models. It's limited to only 1,948 units, and it's far from cheap: Porsche wants more than $270,000 for one!

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The Habaniro is Kias Spicy New Crossover Concept

Kias been on a roll with its concept vehicles lately. A month after unveiling the Imagine by Kia Concept and its 21 digital screens at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Korean automaker took its traveling concept carnival to New York where it unveiled the Habaniro, a concept it claims is the worlds first-ever ECEV, as in everyday car, electric vehicle. The Habaniro is a bold concept. Its also imaginative in terms of Kias vision for the future. Kia didnt... [read more]

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Hot Rod Cover Cars at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours

You may have read this earlier thread on a vintage Hot Rod class coming back to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance for 2019 Specifically historic cover cars from... continue reading

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Mercedes EQ Lineup Just Got a Little More Exclusive Thanks to the 2019 Mercedes EQC Edition 1886

Unveiled in late 2018, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is back into the spotlight at the 2019 New York Auto Show as the EQC Edition 1886. This special-edition SUV is offered with unique features inside and out and celebrates a special event in automotive history.

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