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Cars & Concepts

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Will Jaguar go EV only?

Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, according to Autocar, one in which the longtime British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

A force for good GM design

A new coffee table collection, Maestro: Bill Mitchell and the Iconic Cars of GM Styling, recalls icons of the 20th century.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

Paris auto show was a showcase for wagons, hatchbacks

Europeans still are showing some love for wagons and hatchbacks even as sales of crossovers and SUVs boom, just as in the U.S. While these models won't be arriving stateside, they attracted attention (and some wishful thinking from American enthusiasts) during the Paris auto show this month.

BLOG: Richard Truett
GM's 2.7-liter turbo engine is in the wrong truck

I'll give General Motors' new four-cylinder exactly one year in the redesigned Silverado before it fades into the Colorado and becomes a big success. A misfire of this magnitude is rare for GM these days.

Opel confirms it will end Cascada convertible

Opel said it would stop selling the Cascada, the Adam city car and the KARL at the end of 2019. A spokesman for Buick, which sells the Cascada in the U.S., would not confirm its plans for the car.

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