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2018 Mazda CX-9 Presents an Interesting Variable Horsepower Option

It’s not often that we find a bargain priced 3-row SUV that dives as good as it looks, in rolls Mazda's SUV flagship. Fuel Sensitive 2018 Mazda CX-9 presents an interesting fuel related variable horsepower option while holding MSRP on overall package value, and much more. Torque News takes a closer look.
2018 VW arteon

Coupes have two doors, not four; it can’t be anything else so Arteon is a sedan

No matter what you want and how badly you want it, sometimes you just can't have it. That's the case with the VW Arteon. It's copywriters want the world to believe that coupes have four doors. Here's a news flash: coupes can only have two doors, whether it is here or on the far side of Mars. You can't change it.
2019 VW Atlas

VW Atlas wins Good Housekeeping 2018 Best New Car Award

There are lots of car of the year awards out there, but how do you determine which one is best. Could it bet the work of Consumer Reports whose sleuthing turns in some of the best work in the business? Could it be the gold-standard of awards, the MT Car of the Year Award? Or could it the Good Housekeeping award which combines the work of the Good Housekeeping Institute Lab with the expertise of Car and Driver?
Honda Passport

Honda goes back for its future SUV name as Passport to return to the lineup

Honda is reportedly ready to reintroduce a name that hasn't been in the lineup for 16 years, the Passport, as a two-row crossover. The first Passport, introduced in 1994, was honestly a proof of concept, as the automaker wanted to see the public's reaction to a Honda SUV. They borrowed a vehicle made by Isuzu, the Rodeo, and rebadged it as a Honda and sold it for eight years. It served its purpose quite well.
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Report says Audi still selling illegal turbodiesels in Germany; recall ordered

Audi has been selling illegal luxury models in Germany a report in the tabloid newspaper Bild says. According to the story, the automaker has continued to sell the turbodiesels even though it has known the vehicles are illegal and they were selling them and continued to market the vehicles even as the Dieselgate scandal was breaking.

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