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2021 Audi RS 7 Sportback, 2023 Lotus Emira, Lexus 3-row crossover: Car News Headlines

We’ve posted up a review of the 2021 Audi RS 7 Sportback. The svelte super hatch is an upgrade over the old car in nearly every way. It’s more luxurious, features better technology, offers superior comfort, and the handling has improved as well, but there’s something still missing. Lotus this week announced the new Emira …

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Daimler, Volvo developing fuel-cell trucks via Cellcentric joint venture

More companies are looking toward hydrogen fuel cells for achieving zero emissions in long-haul trucking, and two industry heavyweights have joined forces in developing the technology. Daimler Truck and Volvo Group (separate to the Volvo car company) last April announced plans to establish a joint venture to develop and produce on a large scale fuel-cell-electric …

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Toyota announces two all-new 8-passenger SUVs are in the works, and one is a Lexus

Toyota announced yesterday that its Princeton, Indiana, manufacturing plant is getting a big $803 million infusion of cash. The reason? Toyota casually dropped that it will soon build “two all-new, three-row SUVs” there. They’ll be “designed with the active Gen Y American Family in mind,” which is another way of saying that Toyota is targeting …

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GM announces EV charging partnerships, new ‘Ultium Charge 360’ platform

GM on Wednesday announced deals with major electric vehicle charging networks to offer its customers access to nearly 60,000 charging points across the United States and Canada. The No. 1 U.S. automaker said it had signed agreements with seven companies including Blink Charging, ChargePoint and EV Connect. “EV customers will soon be able to easily …

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First drive review: 2021 Audi RS 7 Sportback grows up for better or worse

Reunions can be funny things, where memories run headlong into current realities in unpredictable ways. The more fondly you remember someone, the more nervous you will be to see them again. What if they’ve changed? What if you’ve changed? It’s with this sense of trepidation that I headed into my time with the redesigned 2021 …

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2023 Lotus Emira spy shots: Last Lotus with internal-combustion engine spotted

Lotus is in the process of phasing out its Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars, and plans a new mid-engine model called the Emira that will replace all three of them. The car was previously referred to by its Type 131 code name. Lotus on Tuesday released the first details on the Emira and confirmed …

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New 3-row Lexus and Toyota crossovers to be built in Indiana, feature hands-free driver assist

Toyota on Wednesday announced an investment of $803 million to support production of two new crossovers at its plant in Princeton, Indiana—and one of them will be a Lexus. The investment is expected to create approximately 1,400 jobs at the plant and even more at supplier facilities. Both crossovers will be large, three-row models aimed …

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