Ranger Raptor Automotive News Featured Ford 

Spy Video Shows Ranger Raptor Testing in Detroit

Back in February, we posted about how Ford was going to let us know whether the Ranger Raptor would be available in the United States by 2035. Obviously, there was a little—OK, more than a little—exaggeration in that report, but coming on six months later, the Blue Oval is still keeping quiet about whether or not you’ll be able to get the dune-tackling Ranger at your local AutoNation Ford dealer. New video from Detroit, however, shows it’s likely a done deal. Our friends over at Ranger5G have just posted this clip…

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2019 Chevy Blazer Automotive News Chevrolet Featured 

The Chevy Blazer is Back for 2019

On Wednesday, Chevrolet tweeted a picture of a grimly serious guy sporting a pistachio-colored blazer paired with this message: “The hottest look of the year. Coming soon.” So it didn’t take a genius to figure out that a new version of the Blazer was on the way. But we were curious as to exactly what form it would take. More precisely, we wondered if the General was prepping a rugged off-roader to compete with the forthcoming Ford Bronco. This morning, Chevy answered that question, and it’s a resounding no. The…

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Genesis Essentia Concept Automotive News Featured Genesis Hyundai 

Power Move: Genesis Tops 2018 J.D. Power Study

What a difference a year makes. The 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study has been released, and one thing is clear — Hyundai is on a tear. Last year, the Korean automaker was eighth on the list, but this year, its Genesis luxury line shot to the top, knocking off venerable regulars like Lexus and Porsche. What’s even bigger news is that Hyundai basically owns the top three spots, as KIA (which it owns 30 percent of) is second, and Hyundai itself is third. Expect to see plenty of advertising pushing this…

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Honda Civic Type R Automotive News Featured Honda 

The Honda Civic Type R Has Set Another Lap Record

The Honda Civic Type R has already snagged the record for fastest front-wheel drive car around Germany’s notorious Nürburgring. But it seems owning the competition at the Green Hell wasn’t enough, because Honda has just released footage of the little pocket rocket tackling the famed bends at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, and the results were predictably impressive. Ace pilot Bertrand Baguette, who also won the LMP2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013, managed to fling the 306-horsepower Type R around the track in a scant 2:53.72, and did it without…

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Automotive News Featured Mazda 

Mazda Confirms 2019 MX-5 Miata is Getting More Power

Rumors that the Mazda MX-5 Miata will be getting more power have been circulating for quite some time. But this morning, we got official confirmation that they’re no longer rumors. And if you’re an enthusiast that suddenly feels compelled to send the folks at Mazda a nice fruit basket, you’re not alone. To recap, here’s what we know. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be packing a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine good for 181 horsepower and 151 lb-feet, and will rev all the way up to a lofty 7500 rpm. To help…

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