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Virgin Galactic and Land Rover Presents the Range Rover Astronaut Edition

Virgin Galactic and Land Rover unveiled the exclusive Range Rover Astronaut Edition, a model only available to members of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut community. Space exploration is making headlines these days. US President Donald Trump has just asked for $1.6B to Congress to resume the lunar space program, Elon Musk sends satellites (and Tesla Roadster) into orbit with his company SpaceX, and China wants to conquer the planet Mars. But there is also space tourism, ...

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First Drive: 2019 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2018

For a long time, Kia’s sales pitch was mainly focused on value, the deal that the customer gets when choosing a Kia. This customer had – and still has – plenty of choice in the segments where the Korean manufacturer is active. Today, Kia is changing its game plan and wants to focus more on the product, and the lifestyle the product in question could be associated with. Last week, we got a chance to ...

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First road test 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

Denver, COLORADO. With Ford recently announcing that all but two cars will remain in their product portfolio within the next two years, there’s even less reason to wonder why they invest so heavily in their trucks. Until I get to drive and review the new GM and RAM trucks, and even after I’ll have spent some time with them, I can safely say that the F-150 is an unfathomably good truck. What Ford’s done over ...

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First Road Test: 2019 Infiniti QX50

The luxury compact SUV segment is one of the most important niches in the automotive industry, and automakers know it. To be successful as a luxury brand, you need a successful luxury compact utility vehicle, plain and simple. The big German three sit at the top, but other manufacturers like Infiniti are trying hard to get their slice of the pie. Part of wanting to seduce consumers is developing unique and innovative technologies. Technologies like ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 RAM Power Wagon

Making a statement is now more important than who you actually are. This is why people lease upper-trim luxury cars ever though they’ll never truly exploit the 400+ horsepower lurking beneath the bonnet, if they even know what they’ve got to begin with. They selected the car because they’ll look the part. In the pickup world, it’s more or less the same. People will opt for the Platinum, Denali or Laramie Limited but never take ...

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AUTO NEWS: Hyundai unveils next-generation hydrogen vehicle

Like many manufacturers, Hyundai wants to offer greener vehicles, and in combination with Kia the Korean automaker wants to introduce no fewer than 31 eco-friendly models by 2020. To do so, Hyundai will go with a mix of technologies currently available, namely electric, hybrid and fuel cell engines. This week, Hyundai unveiled the next generation of its hydrogen-powered SUV that will replace the current Hyundai Tucson FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) next year. The latter ...

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CAR HISTORY: the first ticket was given in 1896

Almost all motorists have received a ticket at some point or another in their lives. It’s never pleasant, and we could argue for a long time about how effective they are in reducing the speed of drivers in too much of a hurry. In general, we will obey posted speed limits for a few minutes following our ticket before climbing back to our usual pace. I am not saying that’s alright and that speed limits ...

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CAR NEWS: FCA to be acquired by the Chinese?

The Chinese are in the market to make further automotive acquisitions worldwide. North America remains very attractive but the local Chinese carmakers have yet to make strides with we highly demanding car buyers. FCA may very well become the gateway to the American dream from the Chinese as the American car company has been for sale for a while. In truth, their plan was to initially create a partnership and merge with GM or create ...

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CAR NEWS: Almost all Canadians claim to be good drivers

It appears that Canadian drivers are quite proud of their driving skills, with 95% of them saying they are good drivers in a recent study conducted by Belairdirect. On the other hand, 93% of respondents say they adopt certain dangerous driving behaviors. These contradictory results come from a study of 1,551 Canadian motorists 18 or older. Respondents were also able to give their opinion on the most risky habits when driving. These include impaired driving ...

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TECH: Apple Tackles Distracted Driving with IOS 11 “Do Not Disturb While Driving”

Do Not Disturb

Apple’s attempt to combat the danger that presents itself while using your phone while driving has resulted in a new feature to be introduced in its IOS 11 operating system. The feature, entitled “Do Not Disturb While Driving”, has a host of features with the goal of preventing drivers from accessing their phones while driving. The feature does exactly what it sounds like. It blocks the driver from receiving any notifications while driving. By using ...

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