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VW reviving Scout as EV sub-brand for off-road pickup and SUV

The Hummer, Bronco and Blazer have all returned in recent years as a result of the ongoing SUV boom. The International Harvester Scout is next. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Volkswagen Group’s board is expected to give the green light on Wednesday to a Scout revival. Later in the day, VW …

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Rivian sticks to annual production outlook despite missing targets

Rivian sticks to annual production outlook despite missing targets

Rivian on Wednesday reaffirmed its annual production forecast of 25,000 units, saying ongoing supply chain disruptions and material costs prevented the electric vehicle maker from reaching its original target of 50,000 vehicles. The Irvine, California-based company’s shares rose 5% in extended trading after closing the day down 9.6%. “We remain focused on ramping production throughout 2022. We believe that the …

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Scout to Return in 2026 as VW’s EV Off-Road Brand

Scout to Return in 2026 as VW's EV Off-Road Brand

Volkswagen will join the electric off-road market by creating a new company with the long defunct Scout nameplate, once used by International Harvester. The Scout brand will begin production in 2026, with an electric pickup truck and SUV duo. Prototypes will be revealed next year, and the vehicles will be based on a new platform and designed specifically for the …

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How I learned to love Formula 1 at the Miami Grand Prix

How I learned to love Formula 1 at the Miami Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas waits out a brief rain shower at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, May 8, 2022. He goes on to finish seventh, after Verstappen and Perez’s pair of Red Bulls, the Ferraris of Leclerc and Sainz, and a Mercedes duo of Russell and Hamilton. It’s the biggest racing series on the planet, with a global TV audience that accounts …

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2023 Toyota Highlander drops the V6 for a turbo inline-four

2023 Toyota Highlander drops the V6 for a turbo inline-four

Toyota has been holding onto naturally aspirated V6s longer than many automakers for its mainstream products, but that seems to be coming to an end. The 2023 Toyota Highlander will be losing its V6 in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder. It also gets some other small updates such as a new infotainment system. The new engine is a turbocharged 2.4-liter …

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2023 Honda Odyssey Review, Pricing, and Specs

Overview The 2023 Honda Odyssey will make you forget any negative thoughts about minivans once you experience its refined ride, solid handling, and quick-accelerating V-6 engine. Don’t worry—if a minivan is on your shopping list because you need practicality, the Odyssey won’t disappoint there either. Its novel Magic Seat system allows you to position the second row seats in a …

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Used-car retailer Carvana to lay off 2,500 in post-Covid slide

Used-car retailer Carvana to lay off 2,500 in post-Covid slide

Carvana will lay off about 2,500 employees, or 12% of its workforce, the company said on Tuesday, as the online used-car retailer works to get back to profitability weeks after it reported dismal results. While the pandemic offered a perfect opportunity for Carvana’s online business model to shine, industry shortages also forced the company to burn through cash in order …

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1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Is Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick

1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Is Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick

• The Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce is one of the quintessential Italian roadsters. • Collectors shunned third-series Spider models for decades due to their rubber-intensive design, but in many ways they’re better than some of the earlier cars—and considerably more affordable. • This well-kept convertible is for sale right now on Bring a Trailer, and the auction ends on May …

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2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport arrives with handsome looks, available V-8

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport arrives with handsome looks, available V-8

Land Rover redesigned the Range Rover for the 2022 model year, and now the luxury SUV’s smaller, more athletic Range Rover Sport sibling has arrived. The third-generation Range Rover Sport is currently available to order and is due to start deliveries as a 2023 model. It’s priced from $84,350, including destination, and brings with it a new platform, svelte styling, …

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