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2020 Toyota Camry TRDToyota will charge a little more for its new Camry TRDsedan. The sporty mid-sizer will join the larger Avalon TRD, which was priced early this month, in dealer showrooms later this year. According to a pricing guide obtained by CarsDirect, the 2020 Toyota Camry TRD will cost $31,995, which includes a mandatory destination charge of $955. That…

2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertibleThe 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible has performed well as a daily driver for the better part of a week, but now I’m headed to the one twisty road in the Chicago area to test its handling prowess. The roughly 3/4-mile stretch of Sheridan Road just north of Tower Road is a little piece of the Nurburgring nestled in the affluent town of…

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid A redesigned Chevy Suburban with independent rear suspension is coming soon. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the vehicle, which looks to share some styling with the related Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Porsche’s new range-topping Cayenne will hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and top out at 183 mph. That’s thanks to 670 horsepower generated by…

Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logoFiat Chrysler Automobiles proposed a merger deal to Renault in late May but the former pulled its offer off the table within a matter of weeks. However, both automakers are still keen on a merger and the talks between the two never ceased, Italy’s Il Sole 24 Ore reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. After FCA pulled its…

2019 Tesla Model 3 PerformanceVolkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was reported Thursday by Germany’s Manager Magazin to have expressed an interest in acquiring a stake in Tesla. However, a spokesman for the automaker denied the report to CNBC, calling it “unfounded.” Diess has long been a proponent of Tesla. It’s rumored he suggested buying the company to the VW board shortly…

2021 Chevrolet Suburban spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienA prototype for the redesigned Chevrolet Suburban has been spotted, revealing a few clues about the upcoming SUV. General Motors is in the process of redesigning its full-size fleet around the T1 body-on-frame platform for SUVs and pickups. The platform is an evolution of the current K2 design and swaps out some steel for aluminum to shed the…

New technology will allow self-driving systems to “see” through fog, rainOne of the major roadblocks for self-driving cars is the ability for their various sensors and cameras to see in poor weather, such as fog, rain or snow. It’s why most testing of self-driving cars takes place in areas with fine weather throughout most of the year, such as Arizona and California. There are companies working on solutions, however…

2020 Lexus LS 500 Inspiration SeriesToyota is committed to launching at least 10 battery-electric cars by 2025, with the first expected to arrive in 2020. Some of these will come from Toyota’s upmarket brand, Lexus, which may give us a preview of what’s to come during October’s Tokyo Motor Show. Citing comments made by Koji Sato, Lexus’ chief engineer, Autocar reported Thursday that…

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienPorsche looks to be already testing a Touring Package for its yet-to-be-revealed 992-generation 911 GT3. New spy shots and video show a prototype that resembles earlier testers for the new GT3 but without the huge rear wing. The prototype seen here instead features the same rear wing found on the regular 911 Carrera models. Porsche introduced the…

Teaser for Hyundai 45 concept debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto showHyundai will use next month’s Frankfurt International Motor Show to preview the design direction of its future electric cars with a new concept. Hyundai said the concept will reference the automaker’s first car, the Pony, though judging by a teaser shot released on Thursday, the concept will more closely resemble the wedge-shaped Pony Coupe…

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