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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: The Next 5 Years

The month of May was a notable time for the present and the future of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The automaker announced that by the end of May, it would have more cash on hand than debt in its books for the first time since the merger that brought about the new company in 2009. At the same time, FCA also announced its coming long-term plans in Balocco, Italy. In his last year as CEO, Sergio

McLaren Celebrates 15,000th Car

McLaren Automotive is known for its sports cars with touches of luxury as well as practical features. In 2010, McLaren Automotive was brought back as an independent manufacturer and closely related to McLaren Racing. This car manufacturer became wholly owned by the McLaren Group in July of last year.The 12C was launched in 2011 with the Spider model following in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, McLaren so

The Race to the Road: Autonomous Shuttles vs. Driverless Cars

Ever since the inception of autonomous vehicle technologies, car manufacturers and tech companies alike have been racing to put the best product on the market first and to continually improve their technology. It appears that shared autonomous vehicles are beating the personal driverless car in the race to the road. Companies like Waymo, GM's Cruise, Lyft, Uber, Baidu, Tesla, and others continue d

Subaru Celebrates 50 Years in America with Special Edition Models

In the 1960s, Americans saw an influx of Japanese cars. Many were known for their quirks, especially the compact cars that made their way through the massive vehicles of the time. Among these quirky vehicles, the Subaru 360 stood out. Since rolling onto American roads in 1968, Subaru has created one of the most unlikely stories of success in all of automotive history.The 360 had a two-stroke engin

Volvo Scaling Back Its Autonomous Car Experiment

It is quite possible that Volvo has overpromised on their Drive Me Program. Originally slated to begin in 2017, this audacious project involved the delivering of self-driving cars in Sweden to everyday drivers. Not only has Volvo scaled back the number of cars involved but they have pushed the date off until 2021.Volvo first revealed Drive Me in 2015 saying it would deliver 100 ofits XC90 SUVs to

Acura RDX Undergoes Extensive Overhaul

Already a top-selling luxury compact crossover, the Acura RDX is getting a makeover before hitting the market in 2019. Its extensive redesign is a preparation for the new rivals it will soon compete against. The RDX has the privilege of being the first Acura vehicle to get a complete redesign since designer Jon Ikeda was hired as general manager of this luxury brand in 2015. Acura’s parent c

The 2019 Silverado: What You Need to Know

Steel construction, butch-styling, new engine technologies, and an option for a diesel engine is what the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings to the table. The 2019 Silverado retains many of the superb qualities of its predecessors, yet adds some new and improved features to make it the best Silverado ever.With a mix of high-strength steel and aluminum, this truck shaves about 450 pounds off of i

Maserati’s Production Shutdown: What We know

Auto sales on American soil and all over the world can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes the history of auto sales and trends can predict what will happen in the future. Historically speaking, when an automaker releases a new SUV to the market, the entire brand experiences an upswing in sales. Unfortunately, this seems to be the opposite with Maserati as of late. This Italian automaker extendedits

The McLaren Senna: Automotive Masterpiece

With the much anticipated Senna, McLaren Automotive is personifying its DNA to an extreme. It aims to create a seamless connection between the driver and the machine. Racing auto manufacturer McLaren boasts that the Senna is the most track-ready vehicle ever produced by the brand and will achieve faster lap times than any other McLaren car to date. The Senna is legal for road use, but not built ju

Motor Matters | The Brilliant Clarity of Honda's Plug-in Hybrid

I had a chance to get behind the wheel of Honda's new Clarity plug-in hybrid. It seats five comfortably, has steering wheel paddle shifters and a leather-wrapped wheel; head-turning good looks. The fuel economy impressed me as I clocked an excellent 51.6 average mpg, nearly 10 miles more per gallon than the official EPA 42 mpg rating. It was during a week-long road trip in Southern California that