Daily Archives: November 21, 2016

Review: Weego Portable Jump-Start Battery Pack Aims to Keep You on the Road

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After a trip to, say, a Cleveland Browns game, your friends drop you off at your car. You turn the key, but nothing happens. As if your team losing yet another game weren’t frustrating enough, you’re now stranded in an empty parking garage. Weego, a manufacturer of advanced jump-starting battery packs, aims to make this a ...

Enter the Matrix: NextEV Launches Nio EP9, a Chinese Electric Supercar

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After flexing its muscles in Formula E, NextEV is taking its knowledge to the world of roadgoing production vehicles under its new Nio automotive brand. The Chinese company will release a mass-production vehicle in its home market in 2017; however, in an attempt to attract consumer attention, Nio is kicking things into gear with the unveiling ...

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4×4 Automatic Tested (and Jumped!)

Order tacos, and it’s inevitable that you’ll be asked whether you’d like a soft- or hard-shell tortilla. The same is true for tacos of the four-wheeled variety. Want a soft-shell Toyota Tacoma? Stick with the city-slickin’ Limited and TRD Sport models. But if you want a hard-shell truck formed with chunks of broken glass for ...

You Have to Trust Your Car

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November 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm by Car and Driver When you drive for a living, like Jeannette Klein does, every drive is a new opportunity to push your car—and yourself. “When I get behind the wheel I know that I’m about to discover something new,” says Klein, who has been racing for years. “I’m about ...

Not So Heroic After All: Fifth Mini “Superhero” Model to Be an EV

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November 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm by Joe Lorio In discussing his plan for Mini’s future, the brand’s CEO, Peter Schwarzenbauer, has said that Mini will offer a core lineup of five models, which he referred to as “superheroes.” Four of the five are in place: the Hardtop (both two- and four-door versions), the Clubman, the Convertible, ...

2016 Range Rover Diesel 20,000-Mile Long-Term Update: Settling into the Rich Life

WHAT WE LIKE: Like so many rail cars hitched to a locomotive, our Range Rover’s logbook contains a long chain of associations made between the SUV and a train. Staffers continue to be impressed by the Rover’s straight-ahead stability and willingness to draw itself toward the horizon, the diesel engine chugging along silently while being ...

Nix the Six: 2018 Ford Mustang May Drop V-6, Add 10-Speed Automatic

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November 21, 2016 at 11:50 am by Joseph Capparella | Photography by Marc Urbano Currently, the Ford Mustang‘s V-6 engine is restricted to a trim level that doesn’t offer many options, and Ford may kill it off altogether for the 2018 model year according to a forum post on Mustang6G.com. The information supposedly comes from a ...