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Mercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaThe Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News reported Monday that the ultra-luxury Maybach version of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation will cost around $200,000 to start and will square off...

2019 Audi Q8, A6 earn high marks in latest crash tests

2019 Audi Q8, Park City to TellurideBoth the 2019 Audi Q8 and A6 earned high marks in IIHS crash test ratings, but headlight effectiveness separated them from top honors. The 2019 Q8 walked away with a Top Safety Pick award, while the 2019 A6 and its better-rated headlights earned it a Top Safety Pick+. More often than not, headlight performance is the defining factor for an IIHS...

Trump demands action at GM, Cadillac CT6-V, Tesla Model Y rivals: What's New @ The Car Connection

Donald J. Trump in November 2016       [photo: The Trump Organization]President Trump demands GM CEO "do something quickly" about former Chevy Cruze plant President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put pressure on General Motors CEO Mary Barra, demanding she "do something quickly" about the assembly plants GM intends to close in the near future. Federal regulators want to know what the public thinks of...

2020 Cadillac CT5 preview

2020 Cadillac CT5 LuxuryCadillac has a long history with sedans—although sometimes it helps to have a short memory. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 is a mid-size sedan that’s smaller than its predecessor, but right-sized for car buyers around the globe—not just folks in the U.S. Dimensionally, the 2020 CT5 fits between the outgoing compact ATS and mid-size CTS. A...

Federal regulators want to know what the public thinks of self-driving cars

GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EVSafety officials are asking for the public's help to rewrite the rules for self-driving cars, which were written decades ago. General Motors last year petitioned the NHTSA to allow self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs on the road that lacked steering wheels and pedals. The federal agency languished for more than a year without making a decision and now...