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Recent articles by Sean:

Subaru Solterra STI concept revealed, but extra power missing in action

Really, it looks the part with lots of STI gear, but Subaru didn't mention any performance upgrades onboard. → Read More

Subaru's building an electric race car, hopes to set Nürburgring lap record

The STI E-RA concept is a first look at the project. Engineers want this bad boy to lap the 'Ring in 6:40. → Read More

Toyota GR GT3 concept: A track-only stunner of a concept car

The 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon is upon us, and Toyota decided to make a splash with its GT3 concept. → Read More

Toyota Supra will sprout a manual transmission option this year

Yes, the Supra will finally get three pedals and a stick. → Read More

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport needs new tires every 1,875 miles or 1.5 years

Every single Chiron Pur Sport is part of a new recall, and Bugatti doesn't have tires to fix the problem yet. → Read More

Bobcat's electric digger wants to clean up construction sites

The T7X truck loader can work for 4 hours nonstop on a full charge and Bobcat said it outperforms current diesel-powered models. → Read More

Average new car prices are close to $50,000 as inventory shortages drag on

Kelley Blue Book data shows Americans, on average, paid $47,000 for a new car in December 2021. Yikes. → Read More

Chrysler's EV plans include an electric minivan, CEO says

And aside from a production Airflow, a couple other electric SUVs are likely in the pipeline, too. → Read More

Carvana rival emerges from General Motors with launch of CarBravo

CarBravo will sell used Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, but also non-GM makes with added perks. → Read More

Ford Maverick, Bronco and Honda Civic win North American Truck, Utility and Car of the Year

It's a one-two for Ford with two of its biggest products. → Read More

Will Rivian make an e-bike? Patent application suggests so

Rivian has a lot to focus on right now, but one day, it may have an e-bike on sale. → Read More

Tesla Full Self-Driving has an 'Assertive' mode that can make rolling stops

FSD may now engage in illegal driving behavior. → Read More

Toyota wants to 'refurbish' cars like phones and make them like-new

Toyota UK is in the early stages of a program that could see cars remanufactured two times after their first build. → Read More

GM recognizes California's right to set emissions rules, in reversal from Trump era

It means GM is now an eligible automaker that the state can purchase government fleet vehicles from. → Read More

Hankook wades into the future with airless tire concept

We've seen plenty of companies dream up airless tires, and now it's Hankook's turn. → Read More

2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe review: Besting a niche segment

The M440i is a smart choice thanks to its blend of performance and livability. → Read More

Toyota plans solid-state battery for 2025, but it won't be for an EV

Instead, the automaker wants to slap the game-changing battery into a hybrid vehicle. → Read More

Ford F-150 Lightning customers banned from reselling trucks to discourage scalpers

Buyers must keep their electric trucks for one full year before trying to resell them, according to a new "No-Sale" provision. → Read More

Chevy Silverado EV First Edition trucks snapped up in just 12 minutes, GM CEO says

The model is fully reserved, but it's not clear how many of these trucks GM plans to build. → Read More

VinFast wants to build a US battery plant, report says

The Vietnamese car company ready to sell cars in the US wants to make a substantial local investment here. → Read More