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The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.

10% Of EV Owners Have Been Left Stranded

In total, almost 10% of electric car owners have been left stranded by their EV, but the reason likely isn’t what you expect.

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2025 Honda Civic Si Updated

America's Si now sits closer in content to its Canadian cousin.

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Donald Trump Looks To Cut Federal EV Policy

During his nomination speech at the Republican National Convention, former President Donald Trump said that his changes to EM or elimination of EM Federal electric vehicle policies enacted by President Biden will be “saving the U.S. auto industry from complete obliteration, which is happening right now, and saving U.S. customers thousands and thousands of dollars per car.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Mazda Trademarks New Logo

Mazda has recently been granted a trademark in Japan for a new corporate logo.


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The AutoGuide Show: Lambo Life, Surprising Comparison, A4 is Dead

We summarize what life is like with a Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, a luxury SUV fails to impress us, and two luxury all-electric SUVs battle head-to-head with a surprising outcome. In the news, the Cadillac Escalade is heavily refreshed, the Audi A4 is dead, and Hyundai is getting a three-row all-electric SUV.

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Cadillac Sollei Is Sunshine On Wheels

Cadillac has once again tossed a curveball into the automotive world with the Sollei, an audacious open-air electric car that hearkens back to the days when cars were more about style and less about practicality.

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2025 Honda Odyssey Gets Another Facelift, 'Major' Tech Updates

It's different, honest!

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Your Minivan Might Catch Fire

Stellantis NV has issued a recall for over 24,000 plug-in hybrid minivans, advising owners to park them outdoors away from buildings and to cease charging them due to a potential risk of battery fires.


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Ford Increases Price of V8 Mustangs

Ford’s updates to the 2025 Mustang are minor in every regard save for pricing: the V8 Mustang has gotten a whole lot more expensive.

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Audi's Formula 1 Car Now Has A Sponsor

Audi has established a technical partnership with BP for its upcoming Formula 1 venture, where BP will supply the 100% sustainable fuel mandated by the 2026 regulations.


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Porsche Panamera Gets Faster Every Year

In addition to holding a Nurburgring lap record, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful Panamera ever, with 771 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. Power is split as such: the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 pushes out 591 hp, while an electric motor housed in the transmission adds another 187 horsepower (more than an entire Mazda Miata).

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Ford Chooses Trucks Instead Of EVs

Ford has announced a shift in its manufacturing strategy at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, swapping EV production for Super Duty trucks.

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Genesis Now Doubts All-EV 2025 Strategy

The auto industry is experiencing a shift in electrification strategies as consumer interest in electric vehicles isn't as anticipated.

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The Gran Turismo World Series Doesn’t Emulate Real-World Motorsports

The crowd erupts into a cheer as Takuma Miyazono pulls off a textbook pass at Road Atlanta’s tight turn 10 chicane, securing the lead of a hotly-contested race with just two laps remaining.

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Nissan Sentra Cup Heads To Lime Rock This Weekend

A uniquely Canadian series since 2015, the Nissan Sentra Cup is set to make its grand debut as a North American series at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, this weekend.

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The 2025 Porsche Macan EV Goes Rear-Wheel Drive

Originally, the Macan EV came in two flavors: the all-wheel drive Macan 4 and the high-powered AWD Macan Turbo. Now, Porsche has fleshed out the lineup, adding a new rear-drive base Macan EV and a hotter Macan 4S designed to fit between the Macan 4 and Turbo. Entry-level rear-drive Macans, simply called the Macan, will make use of the same 95kWh battery as the Macan 4, powering a single motor on the rear axle. Porsche says the base Macan will produce 355 horsepower, but a launch-control overboost function can pump that figure to 355 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 is, as a result, a quick 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 136 mph. Porsche makes no mention of range for either, but the base Macan will at least be 243 pounds lighter than the Macan 4, which should help out.

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2025 Cadillac Escalade: Upgraded Interior, Massive Screen

Despite Cadillac’s recent focus on electric vehicles, the brand hasn’t forgotten about the Escalade. Still a strong seller for the manufacturer, Cadillac is giving the jumbo SUV a major refresh for the 2025 model year.

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GM Quits 1 Million EV Target

In a development that seems to have caught only General Motors by surprise, the automaker's ambitious goal of producing 1 million all-electric vehicles in North America by the end of 2025 is in serious doubt.


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Hyundai's Three-Row Electric SUV Will Debut Later This Year

Hyundai has confirmed that its first three-row electric SUV will come to the US and is set to make an appearance later this year. Though there’s no word on when this year, we do know that the new SUV will launch with an update to Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 for the 2025 model year. Several other models will join the brand’s expanding electric lineup next year, and we believe the SUV will keep the “Ioniq” name, possibly debuting as the Ioniq 9.

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TOPDON PulseQ AC Portable EV Charger Review

As electric vehicles become more popular, so does the demand for quality home chargers or EVSEs. The latest charger to cross our path at the AutoGuide.com garage for testing and evaluation comes from TOPDON, with the PulseQ AC Portable EV Charger. We opted for the 32A model with a NEMA 14-50P at the end so that we could evaluate its Level 2 charging capabilities. The unit also comes with a 5-15P adapter if you need to do Level 1 charging off a standard household outlet. My test vehicles for this evaluation were a 2022 Toyota Prius Prime (plug-in hybrid) and a 2023 Polestar 2.

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Toyota's F1 Return Not So Straightforward

There is growing speculation that Toyota could be exploring a return to Formula 1 via a partnership with Haas.

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The Audi A4 As You Know It Is Dead

The Audi A4 as we've known it for decades is dead.

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2025 Lucid Air is Even More Efficient, Keeps Same Base Price

The Air Pure now (officially) hits a remarkable 5.0 miles per kilowatt hour.

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Climbing a Mountain in the Latest Toyota Hybrid Trucks

When someone asks you if you're up for climbing a mountain, the answer is always yes.

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Cheapest Car In America Will Disappear Soon

Nissan appears set to kill its sub-$20K Versa sedan, per “people familiar with the plans,” says Automotive News.


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Toyota Brings Back The Hakone Edition For The 2025 GR86

Toyota is bringing back the Hakone Edition for the current GR86.


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The Reborn Ford Capri EV is Here to Remind You Nothing is Sacred

It's not even the name of this coupe-over EV that has us scratching our heads most.

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Ford Raptor T1+ Debuts For Dakar

The Ford Raptor T1+ has stormed into the spotlight at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, aiming to conquer the grueling Dakar Rally.


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Red Bull RB17: The Two-Seat F1 Car

Red Bull has pulled back the curtain on its first customer track car, the RB17, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.


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2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Pro 4Matic+ Shows Up At FOS

The 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 Pro 4Matic+ just debuted at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.


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Watch The Goodwood Festival Of Speed Live All Weekend With Us

The 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed has roared to life, stretching from Thursday, July 11, to Sunday, July 14.


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Foreign Automakers Build More Vehicles In America Than American Brands

In a significant shift for the U.S. auto industry, foreign-owned manufacturers outpaced Detroit’s Big Three in domestic vehicle production last year for the first time.


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The New Ariel Nomad Has More Power And Still Weighs Nothing

The newest Ariel Nomad, Britain’s take on an ultra-light, ultra-fast off-roader, is now in its second iteration. The changes are significant. In fact, Ariel says that just three parts were carried over to what it calls the Nomad 2: the steering wheel, pedal box, and fuel filler cap. There’s a totally new engine, too. Gone is the Honda K24 four-cylinder, and in its place lives the Ford Focus ST’s turbocharged 2.3-liter four-pot. This Ford-derived powertrain packs a punch, considering the Nomad 2’s feathery curb weight of just 1,576 pounds, with 305 horsepower and 382 pound-feet of torque.

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Polestar Concept BST Teases More Future High-Performance EVs

The Concept BST takes the Polestar 6 "turned up to 11". We're not great with math but that sounds like a winning formula.

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Formula 1 Report: Our Favorite Race Tracks

This week on The AutoGuide Show brought to you by eBay Motors, Colum Wood and Mike Schlee skip the latest news and rumors–including Lewis Hamilton's fairytale win at Silverstone this past weekend–and discuss something different: their favorite F1 tracks.

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Mazda Rolls Out CX-50 Hybrid For 2025

Mazda has rolled out the 2025 CX-50, and this time they're shaking things up with a hybrid powertrain–they've borrowed the three-motor "eAWD" system from the Toyota RAV4, under Mazda and Toyota's technical alliance.

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Michigan Walks Back State Support For Ford Battery Plant

Ford Motor Company will receive a reduced incentive package from the state of Michigan for its upcoming battery plant in Marshall after adjusting its production expectations to align with the current demand for electric vehicles.


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EV Charge Times Being Rationed

Electrify America is launching a “Congestion Reduction Pilot” program aimed at reducing wait times by capping the state of charge at 85% for EVs at select charging stations.


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Toyota GR Corolla Adds A Transmission For Everyone

Earlier this year, Toyota updated the GR Yaris in Europe. The changes brought more power (268 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque to 300 hp and 295 lb-ft), optional upgraded cooling, and general improvements to the car’s suspension and chassis rigidity. But most importantly, the GR Yaris received a new 8-speed torque-converter automatic that Toyota is calling the “Direct Automatic Transmission.”

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Subaru's Fastest WRX Ever

Subaru is rolling into the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a WRX that’s anything but ordinary.


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Hyundai Accused Of Faking EV Sales Data

A group of Hyundai Motor dealers are dragging the South Korean automaker into a Chicago federal courtroom, claiming the company has been cooking the books on electric vehicle sales and punishing franchises that won’t play ball.

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Porsche Kills Its Best Car

Porsche production manager Albrecht Reimold tells Automobilewoche that the 718 lineup, comprised of the Boxster and Cayman, will end production in 2025. Porsche has already been forced to retire the 718 twins in Europe due to more stringent cybersecurity regulations (and the Macan along with it). More stringent emissions requirements across the pond would have done the pair in at some point as it is. The 718’s electric replacement is underway, and while Reimold didn’t share further details on the upcoming models, it’s hard to imagine Porsche will leave much of a gap between the end of 718 production and the next model’s introduction.

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2025 Nissan Rogue Adds Rock Creek Edition

Nissan’s clearly aiming at Subaru’s Forester Wilderness crowd with this one. But they haven’t forgotten the rest of the Rogue lineup. The 2025 models come with the new ProPilot Assist 2.1 system on the SL and Platinum trims, letting you take your hands off the wheel in certain conditions. ProPilot Assist, standard on the SV and Rock Creek trims, gives you adaptive cruise control and steering assist. The SL and Platinum also use ProPilot Assist 1.1, which uses navigation to adjust speed for upcoming curves.

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Is A Level II Home EV Charger Worth It?

The decision to invest in a Level 2 home electric vehicle (EV) charger depends on various factors and personal preferences. This type of charger isn’t for everybody, but it can be a very beneficial way to improve the convenience of owning an EV. Here are some considerations to help you make an informed decision:

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The Honda Prelude Returns

In a twist nobody saw coming, Honda is dusting off the Prelude name and slapping it on a sleek new hybrid.

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Fisker Hopes To Sell Remaining Ocean EVs For Just $14,000

EVs have historically struggled with depreciation, but Fisker’s Ocean is possibly the most depreciated new EV out there. Following the company’s bankruptcy, Fisker has found a buyer for its remaining inventory of unsold EVs. The company has petitioned the Delaware judge overseeing its Chapter 11 bankruptcy to sell the cars for around $14,000 each, reports TechCrunch.

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VIDEO: Driverless Waymo Tries To Run From Cops

According to police dispatch records and bodycam footage, a driverless Waymo vehicle freaked out and tried to run after a Phoenix police officer initiated a traffic stop.

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IMSA Introduces Public Qualifying For 2024 Esports Global Championship

IMSA is collaborating with iRacing and Virtual Competition Organisation (VCO) for the third consecutive year to host the 2024 IMSA Esports Global Championship, starting in November.


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OMFG: Ford Mustang Recalled Again

Get it together people. Ford has issued a recall for over 30,000 Mustang vehicles from the 2022 and 2023 model years due to a problem with a steering sensor, which may increase the risk of a crash.

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Land Rover Defender OCTA Brings The Jam

Land Rover has introduced the 2025 Defender OCTA with more power, exclusivity, and a higher price tag.


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Ford Says Selling Small Cars Is The Way

In 2018, Ford announced it would stop selling all passenger cars save for the Mustang. Then-CEO Jim Hackett said that Ford needed to shift its focus to a more profitable segment of the market at the time: trucks and SUVs. While speaking about the company's plans for its affordable $30,000 (ish) EV, CEO Jim Farley said that the brand needs to reconsider.

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GMC Hummer EV vs Ineos Grenadier Comparison: Toys Will Be Toys

What you’re looking at are two very different answers to the same question: how do you make the ultimate off-roader?

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You're Going To Own A Chinese Car One Day

Chinese automotive brands are poised to account for one-third of global vehicle sales by 2030.

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South Carolina Gets 17 New Ford Mustang Police Cars

The Richland County Sheriff's Department's Community Action Team has added 17 new Ford Mustang GTs to its fleet.

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People Are Returning Their Volvos

In North America, Volvo faces delays for its affordable EX30 electric crossover after new tariffs designed to curb Chinese EV imports to the US went into effect. Here, the crossover has been delayed until 2025, when Volvo can spin up manufacturing in Belgium to skirt the 100%+ tariffs. Overseas in Europe, however, the owners who do have their cars are having problems of their own, per Autocar.

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The AutoGuide Show Ep 25: "Green Cars", Heavy BMW, Jetta Talk with VW

This week we drive the 2024 BMW M3 CS and Jeep Gladiator Mojave. The new BMW M5 is introduced and it packs a lot of power and a lot of weight. We get the second last update on Project Genesis Coupe, and Aston Martin introduces a cool new supercar.

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Toyota Kills Base Supra

After 2024, the base, 2.0-liter four-cylinder Toyota Supra will exit the lineup.

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The Volvo EX30 Just Got Delayed Until 2025

Volvo will push back the sale of its entry-level EV, the EX30. The small crossover won’t be available in the US until 2025, with the company citing "changes in the global automotive landscape." Without saying it out loud, Volvo appears to be blaming the Biden administration’s new tariffs.

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Mercedes Says Combustion Engines Integral To Future

Mercedes-Benz is reassessing its electrification strategy, acknowledging that its initial targets were overly ambitious.


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How Do I Start Overlanding?

Starting overlanding is an exciting and rewarding endeavor that requires a thoughtful approach to preparation, gear acquisition, and skill development. The journey begins with understanding the essence of overlanding, which is an adventurous blend of off-road driving and camping, often undertaken in remote and challenging environments. This form of travel allows you to explore the great outdoors and experience the freedom of self-sufficient travel.

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