Loved by Musk, mocked by critics, Tesla's tent gets put to test

If Elon Musk makes good on his pledge that Tesla will be pumping out 5,000 Model 3 sedans a week by the end of the month, it may be thanks to the curious structure outside the company's factory.


10 millionth patent brings autonomous future closer

The U.S. Patent Office issued its 10 millionth patent last week, bringing our autonomous future a step closer. The patent was issued to inventor Joseph Marron and his employer, Ratheon Co., in Waltham, Mass., for a technology with direct applicaton for driverless cars.

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Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

Mercedes retailers get a preview of A-class sedan

Mercedes-Benz will put its premium A-class subcompact sedan into U.S. showrooms this year. But now that the automaker has begun giving U.S. retailers a look at the car, product plans and details are coming into sharper focus.

UPDATED: 5/18/18 10:29 am ET - corrected
GM will equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in mpg battle vs. Ford, Ram

GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.7-liter, I-4 turbo is a milestone for the company and industry.

UPDATED: 5/10/18 11:13 am ET
Cadillac scraps ATS sedan

General Motors will discontinue the Cadillac ATS sedan after the 2018 model year, just six years after introducing the small car as a worthy rival to the strongest German competitors.


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