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Calling All Cars: Automotive Technology & Design. Free Course Open to Young Persons Interested in Automotive Technology

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Productions Plus has partnered with SynaVoice SOL to offer weekly online summer courses to high schoolers on different topics. Starting on July 6th, Productions Plus and SynaVoice SOL will host Calling All Cars: Automotive Technology & Design. This week-long program will introduce high schoolers to the automotive industry and provide insight into how cars work. The free virtual class is l...
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Calling All Cars: Automotive Technology & Design. Free Course Open to Young People Interested in Automotive Technology

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Productions Plus has partnered with SynaVoice SOL to offer weekly online summer courses to high schoolers on different topics. Starting on July 6th, Productions Plus and SynaVoice SOL will host Calling All Cars: Automotive Technology & Design. This week-long program will introduce high schoolers to the automotive industry and provide insight into how cars work. The free virtual class is l...
Tags: Autos, Smith, Ken Smith, Car News, Matt Troyer, Troyer, SynaVoice SOL, Audi Nissan Toyota, Lexus Troyer


2022 VW Tiguan Sports New Look & Upgraded Tech Features

2022 VW Tiguan heads to the United States in the fall of 2021.Styling features include a change in VW’s logo on the vehicle.New Travel Assist feature helps control steering and braking. Volkswagen refreshes their Tiguan, prepping it for both the European and U.S. markets. Available first in Europe as a 2021 model, it will take some time to get to us here in America. We won’t see the new Tiguan until the fall of 2021 when it will actually be a 2022 model.  We’ll walk you through the 2021 m...
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Mazda Releases 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata

My love for Mazda’s Miata is well known. Sure, call it bias, but, from my perspective, it’s a hard car for a gearhead not to like. Light, tight, handles right; sure, it could use more power, but show me a car that doesn’t. Mazda’s had a good thing on its hands since the get-go, and they’re not about to mess with it . . . much. They are coming up on the company’s centenary, and to mark that 100 years, they’ve chosen their Miata to carry a special package. Miata 100th Anniversary Special E...
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2021 Kia K5: Kia’s Newest Midsize Contender is a Certified Stunner

2021 Kia K5 is built on the automaker’s new N3 platform. All-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine are available. Kia says buyers still want sedans despite the popularity of SUVs. The automotive realm is shifting as I speak. Needless to say, we knew Kia was renaming the Optima to the K5, but we weren’t expecting it to be a stunner. Dare I say it looks better and more well-sorted than the new Hyundai Sonata? I’m beginning to notice a pattern here. Parent company Hyundai was first to relea...
Tags: Autos, Hyundai, Kia, Android Auto, Kona, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Car News, Hyundai Palisade, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Kia Motors America Original, Kia Motors America Inc


Ford Performance Introduces 3 New Ranger Off-Road Packages & Here’s What’s Included

The Ranger off-road packages were put together by Ford Performance.FOX monotube shocks and Rigid LED light bars are among the upgrades.Packages are dealer-installed and available for both 2019 and 2020 trucks. Ford Performance is offering three new off-road packages to enhance the Ranger’s off-pavement chops. Between the three dealer-installed packages (which Ford calls “levels”), buyers will find things like BFGoodrich tires, FOX shocks, leveling and light bar kits, and painted tow hooks. F...
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Quick but Detailed Walk Around This Sleek SUV

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is certainly a stylish little guy. He’s the latest in what has been a busy year for Mercedes-Benz when it comes to their SUV and crossover lineup. We saw the new GLB roll into town, a compact city cruiser with a third row (it even has an AMG variant because why not). From there, Mercedes-Benz released the new midsize GLC, followed by the three-row GLE (we like the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe). After that, the larger GLS entered the fold with a whopping 500-plus lb-ft...
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42 Million Spot Welds Later, Bentley Mulsanne Production Fades Away

As times change – even for the better – we find ourselves saying goodbye to old friends and favorites. This is exactly what happened in Crewe, England on a bittersweet June day. After a decade of loving production, the Bentley Mulsanne is truly as good as it ever was. It still represents the highest degree of Bentley’s pedigree. Yet the Flying Spur is eager for its chance to become the flagship as Bentley looks to carve out a new history from this day forth.   “The Mulsanne is the culmination...
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2021 Ford F-150 Engines: This New Chart Has All The Important Specs

When the 2021 Ford F-150 hits the market this fall, six engines will be available, including a full hybrid option. The engine lineup includes some familiar favorites by now for the F-150, like the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0-liter V8. New for 2021, however, is the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6.  Although horsepower and fuel economy figures are forthcoming, Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid has a 12,000 lbs. max towing capacity (when properly equipped) and a range of 700 miles on a f...
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2021 Ford F-150: Fresh From The Oven With New Tech & Full Hybrid Option

The 2021 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most important new vehicle to debut in 2020. And from some angles, the new truck looks erringly similar to the outgoing model, which is not exactly a bad thing. True to form, the F-150 is still competing with Ram and GM for class-leading capability and bragging rights. Ford is hoping to edge out the competition with a host of new and innovative features for the 2021 F-150. “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what ...
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2021 Honda Pilot Arrives With New Updates & Tweaks

The 2021 Honda Pilot arrives with a new trim level and a new color option.All-wheel drive and wireless charging are also available for Honda’s largest SUV. At the bottom is a chart that shows each trim level along with its starting MSRP. Honda recently unveiled the 2021 Pilot and, in the process, announced several updates to their signature SUV. Among these updates is the inclusion of dual-climate control and a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard equipment. Also...
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2021 Nissan Rogue: Complete Overview of This Newly Redesigned Crossover

The 2021 Nissan Rogue has some big shoes to fill. Nissan sold 412,110 units of the outgoing second-generation Rogue in 2018. Although Nissan sold only 350,447 units (representing a 15 percent drop) in 2019, the message is clear: The Rogue is Nissan’s most popular vehicle in North America, so the third-generation model better be good. “The all-new Rogue was purposefully designed to meet all the needs of today’s young families,” said Mike Colleran, Senior Vice President, Nissan U.S. Marketing a...
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Mustang Mach-E Allows for Hands-Free Driving via New Active Drive Assist System

This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission. Ford is expanding the capabilities of Co-Pilot360 to allow for hands-free driving on more than 100,000 miles of divided highways in the United States and Canada. The feature, known as Active Drive Assist, employs a driver-facing camera that monitors head position and eye gaze.  Active Drive Assist is part of the Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package, available for the forthcoming Mustang Mac...
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Rezvani Hercules 6×6: Jonah Ryan Your Vehicle Is Ready & Waiting

The world of boutique supercars is a crowded one. You’ve got your Paganis and your Koenigseggs and such. And you also have Rezvani, the Orange County-based makers of the Beast. Rezvani, after getting even further afield with their Tank SUV, has decided to dial up the crazy by about 150 percent with the introduction of the Hercules 6×6. What Is The Rezvani Hercules 6×6?  Yes, 6×6. It has six wheels! It’s sort of like a bespoke, American-made version of those Mercedes G-Wagen 6x6es they s...
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2021 BMW M5: High-Performance 5-Series is Better Than Ever

The 2021 BMW M5 packs a mighty punch with its turbocharged V8.xDrive is standard along with BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant.BMW will do the global market launch of the 2021 M5 in August. In my mind, the last great BMW M5 is the E39 model from 1998 to 2003. Conceived before the Bangle era of V10-powered M5s, the third-gen E39 represented the pinnacle of luxury-sport sedans, with particular emphasis on ‘sport.’ And while we all love the refreshed 2021 BMW 5-Series, it’s hard not to notice...
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LS427/570 Crate Engine: Chevrolet Performance Unveils Powerplant Inspired by LS7 7.0L

The LS427/570 crate engine is an enhanced version of the production-based LS7.Unique features include an F-body aluminum oil pan and a wet-sump oil pump. Chevrolet Performance recommends Mobil 1 15W50 fully synthetic motor oil. Chevrolet Performance recently unveiled its all-new LS427/570 crate engine. This engine serves as an increased output rendition of the already robust LS7. The newly debuted LS427/570 produces an estimated 570 horsepower and 540 lb-ft. of torque, which bests the LS7 by ...
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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe: Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe features a new EQ Boost system.Horsepower is up slightly, but torque is up significantly versus the prior model. Zero to 60 mph is estimated by Mercedes-AMG at 4.8 seconds; top speed is TBD. The Germans are just going to keep calling these swoopy sedans coupes. I guess we should just give in to the new convention and go along with it. In this case, we’re talking about the 2021 Mercedes AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe. And sure, it tries to have it both ways, bu...
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Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid: Ford’s Answer to Rising Gas Prices

On June 8th 2020, the Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid was unveiled for the first time. Ford’s latest rendition of the Escape offers an EPA estimated all-electric fuel economy rating of 100 MPGe (combined) and an EPA-estimated 37 miles of all-electric driving range. The company anticipates this level of efficiency will be received positively by consumers, as fuel prices are expected to return to a pre-COVID-19 lockdown point in the coming months. Though the Escape Plug-In Hybrid sounds quite practi...
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TVR Griffith: Fast, Noisy, Eccentric & British In Every Way!

The TVR Griffith is “British in every way” with a big and loud engine up front!Launch Edition (LE) models are available, but production will be limited to 500.  Like a scene from a Monty Python movie, TVR is not dead yet. The legendary (some would say infamous) maker of crazy British sports cars is back with a new model, the Griffith. The great news is that it’s like the TVRs of old. And the bad news is that it’s like the TVRs of old. Stop Me if You Have Heard This One . . . There are...
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BMW Alpina XB7: Complete & Total Overview of This Stellar SUV

High-performance manufacturer Alpina announced they will offer the BMW Alpina XB7 for sale in the United States, with the first deliveries set for September. The BMW Alpina XB7 will be Alpina’s first “Sports Activity Vehicle” (BMW-speak for SUV) available to U.S. consumers. The XB7 is based upon BMW’s X7 model line. Starting at $141,300 (excluding a $995 destination fee), performance-minded consumers with money to spend will be curious about what the XB7 brings to the table. Let’s take a look...
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek: A Quick Walk Around This New “Right-Size” SUV!

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek will roll into dealers later this summer! The biggest news for the loveable right-size SUV is a new Sport trim with a cool X-MODE function. Naturally, Subaru’s Boxer engine is in the house, along with a host of tech and safety features. Here is a quick but detailed look at the new Subaru Crosstrek. Standard Features Across The Board Every 2021 Crosstrek comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with a black machine finish, roof rails, black side cladding, and a gloss ...
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2021 Mini Countryman: New & Improved But Still Super Fun!

Mini just rolled out its new Countryman for 2021, and although they keep trying to say it’s a crossover/SUV-thing, it’s better to think of it as a little station wagon. Or perhaps just a right-sized four-door hauler that works well in urban environments. However you choose to look at it, the 2021 Mini Countryman has a bunch of new features for the coming year. 2021 Mini Countryman: What’s New & Different With what’s new for 2021, we’ll start right up front with the now-standard LED head...
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2021 Buick Envision Debuts: What We Know So Far About The New Crossover

On May 29th, 2020, Buick revealed their Envision crossover would receive a facelift of sorts for the 2021 model year. The 2021 Buick Envision will feature a restyled interior and exterior, and a host of upgraded amenities for a more upscale feel. “The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, Vice President, Global Buick and GMC. “It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality, and styling tailored around th...
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Quick but Detailed Look at the Trim Levels & Options

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the PHEV variant of the popular SUV. Two trim levels are available along with several optional packages. Expect the Toyota RAV4 Prime in dealerships later this summer. Toyota recently shared more information about the 2021 RAV4 Prime, the RAV4’s first-ever plug-in model. Unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota bills the RAV4 Prime as a performance-minded rendition of their SUV line. Also, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime serves as a further extension of th...
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2020 Land Rover Defender: First Shipments Headed to The USA

Deliveries of the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 are underway to retailers and customers in the United States. Every U.S. retailer is due to receive an initial supply of vehicles. Land Rover says dealerships will begin contacting customers who want to see the new Defender and will work with current social distancing guidelines.  “In the coming months, we will ramp up availability as global circumstances allow,” said Joe Eberhardt, Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO. “We want to t...
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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: Even Q Would Be Impressed

The Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation pay homages to James Bond.True to form, this special DB5 will feature all the spy gadgets from the film.Production is currently underway, although it’s limited to just 25 examples. Well would ya look at this, Aston Martin is pulling a fast one with the DB5 Goldfinger! The storied British marque from Newport Pagnell has announced they are making a limited run of their ultra-famous DB5 model from the 1960s. Yes, that’s James Bond’s car. And yes, ther...
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2021 BMW 5 Series: Free Ultimate Reference Guide to This Swoon-Worthy Machine

This guide provides a complete overview of the 2021 BMW 5 Series. We go through the updates and changes, take a peek under the hood, and provide a comprehensive list of the standard and available features and packages. The 2021 BMW 5 Series has kicked down the double doors and is now standing on the tables before us. (Sorry I was listening to John Mayer earlier). Anyway, the new 5 Series is easily the belle of the ball with updated styling, enhanced aerodynamics, and a new 48-volt mil...
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2021 Acura TLX: Renaissance of Japanese Sport Sedans? We Think So!

The 2021 Acura TLX is everything we’re hoping for and more. The second-generation TLX bears no resemblance to the outgoing model, and that’s a good thing. For starters, the old TLX was underpowered and bland to drive, making it a hard sell compared to the feisty Germans. But when Acura previewed the unforgettable Type S Concept at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering in California last year, we knew the incoming TLX would signal the renaissance of Japanese sports sedans. And based on what we’re...
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2021 Genesis G80: Quick but Detailed Look at the Pricing, Trim Levels & Engines

2021 Genesis G80 will go on sale this summer. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. The G80 has a generous array of standard features. Genesis recently announced pricing for its all-new, third-generation G80 luxury sedan. And boy oh boy, we’re betting the established marquee is having sleepless nights with the G80’s value for money proposition. The 2021 Genesis G80, like the larger G90, is the perfect meal for buyers craving affordable luxury. “The all-new G80 midsize luxur...
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How Engineers Fine-Tune The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport On The Track

Coming off weeks of lockdowns at the hands of COVID-19, Bugatti engineers were finally able to reach a milestone in the development of the Chiron Pur Sport. Bugatti’s hyper sports car had its moment in the sun, as on-track testing got underway. The mission was to refine, tune, and perfect every aspect of the Chiron Pur Sport’s performance. Here is how Bugatti’s engineers worked safely, yet diligently, during a recent round of testing on the track. Enter The Bilster Berg Circuit These...
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