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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Revealed, Confirmed for U.S.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Revealed, Confirmed for U.S.

BY JOEY CAPPARELLA | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars The PHEV version of the crossover will go on sale in the second half of 2022, and more info is coming October 28. Mitsubishi has shared official images of the 2023 Outlander plug-in hybrid. The hybrid version will join the standard model in the U.S. in the second half of 2022. We know it will offer all-wheel drive and a third row seat, but more details will be released October 28. The Mitsubishi Outlander looks quite different from the Nissan Rogue it's based on, and the Mitsu will also differentiate itself from the Nissan by…
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Tested: 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Channels Greatness

Tested: 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Channels Greatness

BY DAVID BEARD | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Cadillac's junior Blackwing sedan will go down as one the best driver's cars of all time. Stand around our cluttered, oil-soaked office garage and the conversation will eventually turn to tales of BMW's E90 M3. Sold from 2008 to 2012, the M car's legend continues to grow because subsequent M3s couldn't quite re-create the E90's magic blend of size, power, handling, and feel. In a turn of events unthinkable 20 years ago, Cadillac took up the mantle with the ATS-V and now the CT4-V Blackwing. The smaller of the two Blackwings, the CT4-V drives, handles,…
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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Turns Up the Fun

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Turns Up the Fun

BY MIKE SUTTON | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars With 480 horsepower and sharper handling, Ford's new performance-oriented electric SUV brings some of the entertainment we expect from a Mustang. Look past the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E's tenuous connection to the brand's traditional pony cars and you'll find a very compelling electric vehicle—one good enough that it earned Car and Driver's first ever EV of the Year award. But the Mustang badge that it wears conjures images of powerful, speed-addled thrills. The Mach-E simply struggles to deliver those in its lower states of tune, which top out at a mere 346 horsepower. For the…
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Tesla Headquarters Will Move to Texas, Says CEO Elon Musk

Tesla Headquarters Will Move to Texas, Says CEO Elon Musk

BY CALEB MILLER | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Musk revealed the move during Tesla’s 2021 shareholder meeting. The headquarters is expected to be built alongside the new Gigafactory in Austin. At the annual Tesla shareholder meeting on Thursday, October 7, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla will move its headquarters to Austin, becoming the latest Silicon Valley company to make the switch to Texas. Musk did not reveal when the move would happen and emphasized that Tesla will not be abandoning California, with production at the Fremont factory set to increase by 50 percent. Musk pointed to the Bay Area’s high…
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Airless tires are finally coming in 2024: Here’s why you’ll want a set

Airless tires are finally coming in 2024: Here’s why you’ll want a set

Brian Cooley | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Immunity to flats is just the beginning for a tire that could change your driving life. We have phones that can survive being immersed, watches you can drag over a cheese grater and screens you can fold without breaking, but a common nail can strand your car on the side of the road. Tires need to lose their air, but not that way. Michelin is one of several tiremakers that have been developing airless tires but they seemed as improbable as GM's early vision of self-driving cars. Now, however, the two companies are putting a pin…
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Tested: 2022 Lexus NX350 Goes for the Middle Ground

Tested: 2022 Lexus NX350 Goes for the Middle Ground

BY DEREK POWELL | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars A punchy turbo engine and much-improved multimedia tech highlight this substantial redesign. Performance SUVs continue to proliferate, but it's unlikely Lexus will ever join in the revelry. Its only model within spitting distance is the NX, the smaller and spunkier sibling to the cushy RX. Since the NX debut in 2015, sharing a platform with the Toyota RAV4 and having the brand's first turbocharged engine, it has been a hit—trailing only the RX in sales. For 2022, the second-generation NX continues this successful formula. The new design is evolutionary, and the sheetmetal again…
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New Car Buying Advice: Always Get the Hitch

New Car Buying Advice: Always Get the Hitch

BY EZRA DYER | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars A receiver hitch opens up a lot of possibilities, even if you never tow a thing. A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law was looking to buy a Ford Bronco Sport. "Tell me which things it needs to have," she said. I told her to find one with adaptive cruise control. The Big Bend package (heated front seats, sunroof, wireless charging) would be nice. But above all else, get the tow package. Not because the Bronco Sport can tow all that much—it's rated at 2000 pounds, regardless of engine—but because a tow package…
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2022 BMW iX xDrive50: Novelty with Substance

2022 BMW iX xDrive50: Novelty with Substance

BY DAVE VANDERWERP | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Unconventional features and 300-plus miles of range converge in BMW's new iX electric SUV. When BMW formed its i division a decade ago, the prevailing thinking at most of the world's auto­makers was to build electric based on inexpensive models. Instead, BMW birthed the i3. Not only did it look unlike any other BMW before it (okay, maybe the Isetta), but it also featured a carbon-fiber-intensive structure, hemp-based fabrics inside, narrow tires, and a two-cylinder scooter engine as a range extender. How's that for not following the herd? BMW wants half its global sales…
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Testing

Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Testing

BY WESLEY WREN | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars Ford submitted the Mustang Mach-E EV to the Michigan State Police for evaluation as a police vehicle. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has passed the Michigan State Police test to see if it is eligible to be rolled into the fleet. The Michigan State Police put Ford's Mustang Mach-E through a battery of tests to evaluate everything from its vehicle dynamics to its ergonomics. A police-ready version of the Mach-E has already been rolled out for the United Kingdom. A Ford Pro electric police pilot vehicle based on the Ford Mustang Mach-E has passed rigorous Michigan State Police…
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Feds Taking a Harder Stance on Chip Shortage, May Suspect Hoarding

Feds Taking a Harder Stance on Chip Shortage, May Suspect Hoarding

BY SEBASTIAN BLANCO | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Cars The White House may use the Defense Production Act to start solving the logjam of semiconductor chips that's hitting car manufacturing and other industries so hard. The U.S. government isn't going to use the Defense Production Act to force companies to start making chips (that takes too long), but they might use it to get better information out of automakers and other big chip users in order to figure out what's really going on. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is asking for information about how many chips companies actually need, as well as details…
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