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Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup prices come in higher than Ford Maverick

Hyundai has released pricing information for the 2022 Santa Cruz, its first entry into America’s super-lucrative pickup segment. Based on the Tucson, the trucklet is priced closer to Ford Ranger than to the new Ford Maverick. Buyers have five trim levels to choose from called SE, SEL, SEL Activity, SEL Premium, and Limited, though the …

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Preview: 2022 Hyundai Veloster available exclusively in N performance grade

If you were looking to hop into any of the Hyundai Veloster variants apart from the Veloster N performance grade, you had better hurry as Hyundai is pruning the lineup for 2022. The automaker this week said only the Veloster N will remain once the 2022 model year rolls around. This means more affordable but …

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As it turns toward EVs, Volvo spins off internal-combustion engine operations

With buyers becoming less and less concerned with what’s actually under the hood, Volvo last week agreed to spin off all of its internal-combustion engine operations. Volvo and parent company Geely will form a joint venture under the name Aurobay to oversee all future combustion engine development. Under the deal, the two automakers will transfer …

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Volvo V60 and V90 wagons discontinued in US, Cross Country models live on

Standard versions of the Volvo V60 and Volvo V90 are being discontinued in the U.S., but lifted Cross Country versions of both wagons will live on. Motor Trend first reported the V90 would be discontinued after the 2021 model year last Thursday. The larger wagon was only available in the U.S. through special order, and …

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Audi Q6 E-Tron, Audi Grand Sphere concept, Lamborghini’s new V-12: Car News Headlines

Audi’s next electric vehicle will be a small crossover twinned with an electric Porsche Macan. The Audi will go by the name Q6 E-Tron, and the first prototype has just been spotted in the wild. Audi will present a trio of concepts over the course of the next year as a preview of the design …

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2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star available in new BackCountry Edition

Ram will use this week’s 2021 Chicago Auto Show to present a new BackCountry Edition version of its 1500 pickup truck. The special-edition treatment is being introduced for the 2022 model year, on the 1500’s Big Horn and Lone Star grades. Similar to the G/T versions of the 1500’s Laramie and Rebel grades unveiled last …

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