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General Motors Will Build a New Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Car in Michigan General Motors Will Build a New Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Car in Michigan

GM’s been making headlines lately because of plant shutdowns and job cuts, but now for some not-terrible news: The company says it will add 400 jobs in Michigan as it invests $300 million into a new electric car, which will be sold in addition to—and based on the architecture of—the Chevrolet Bolt.

I Don't Know What's Going on With This Mercedes Sprinter/Ford Super Duty Pickup—But I Like It I Don't Know What's Going on With This Mercedes Sprinter/Ford Super Duty Pickup—But I Like It

While sitting in traffic on California State Route 17 between Santa Cruz and San Jose, a member of the car enthusiast Facebook group Oppositetalk named Diego Imprenta spotted a bizarre mechanical creature that appears to be some combination of Ford Super Duty and Mercedes Sprinter.

Yesterday we wrote about how Peugeot is trying to get back in on the U.S. Market, so here’s an advertisement from around 1987 showing a beautiful Peugeot 505 Turbo S. The car’s 2.2-liter boosted “Simca” inline-four made 150 horsepower and could apparently hit 60 MPH in 8.1 seconds—that’s actually not bad for the ’80s.

Sum 41—'In Too Deep' Sum 41—'In Too Deep'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

The Most Pathetic Manufacturing Defect I've Ever Seen in a New Car Was in a Chrysler 200 The Most Pathetic Manufacturing Defect I've Ever Seen in a New Car Was in a Chrysler 200

Coined by Toyota, there’s a term in the automotive industry called “Poka Yoke,” which basically means establishing a manufacturing process so that it’s essentially error-proof. One way this can be done is by designing a part so it can only be installed in the correct orientation. Well, it appears that whoever designed…

Peugeot May Be Interested in a Merger with Fiat Chrysler Peugeot May Be Interested in a Merger with Fiat Chrysler

Talks of a possible partnership or even merger between Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler abound after a French newspaper interviewed PSA Peugeot-Citroën executive Robert Peugeot, who implied that Fiat Chrysler might make for a suitable partner for the French automaker.

Two First Edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8s on eBay Have Under Ten Miles on Them Two First Edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8s on eBay Have Under Ten Miles on Them

Right now there is not one, but two First Edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8s with fewer than 10 miles on their odometers on eBay, from two different sellers. Their owners probably assumed the model was going to be a classic, and I bet never would have guessed that Dodge would be pumping out 797 horsepower versions of…

Ford Will Build Electric Cars Based on a New 'Flexible' Architecture in the Mustang Plant Ford Will Build Electric Cars Based on a New 'Flexible' Architecture in the Mustang Plant

Ford just announced that it’s investing in a second manufacturing plant for electric cars, adding to the one in Mexico set to build a “Mustang-inspired” electric SUV in 2020. This new location will be churning out cars on a new “flexible’ architecture that we really don’t know much about.

“How underrated is the Isuzu Trooper?” is a question I wake up in the middle of the night asking myself, usually in a thick sweat. These little boxy SUVs are so handsome, their interiors are basically perfect, they’ve got their spare tire in the right location, they offer amazing visibility and off-road capability,…

Let Top Gear Host Chris Harris Give You The Answers to the 'What Car Should I Buy?' Exam

If you’re on the hunt for a new automobile, sensible consumer advice can be hard to come by. You’ll spend many hours reading reviews, deliberating over how to spend your hard-earned cash, when really, what you should do is watch this four minute Top Gear clip in which host Chris Harris basically gives you all of the…

This 1,180-Mile Mercedes 500 SL Was Stolen Before It Became a Barn Find This 1,180-Mile Mercedes 500 SL Was Stolen Before It Became a Barn Find

There are lots of reasons to love the Mercedes R129-generation SL, not the least of which are its inline-six and V8 power, rear-wheel drive layout, and delightfully 1990s looks. But if those aren’t enough, this 1,180-mile 1992 Mercedes 500 SL “barn find” for sale on insurance auction site Copart may just win you over…

How Much Are You Bothered By Your Car's Rusty Rotors? How Much Are You Bothered By Your Car's Rusty Rotors?

“I hate how our car’s brakes always rust,” my parents often tell me when I visit them. They own a 2015 BMW 320i, and they love it. What they don’t love is seeing nasty orange oxidation on an otherwise beautifully maintained machine, but unfortunately, they’re just going to have to deal with that. Because few cars, not…

Everything Still Wrong With My $500 Postal Jeep With Just Three Weeks to Go Everything Still Wrong With My $500 Postal Jeep With Just Three Weeks to Go

I do this every year despite how much it costs me psychologically, physically, socially, and financially. But I don’t learn. I procrastinate until I lose sleep, tossing and turning at thoughts of just how much I have to fix in so little time. Just look at this enormous list of jobs I have to complete in the next three…

My coworker Jason may have called the 2009 Kia Borrego a “Meh Car,” but I find the short-lived SUV quite interesting, with its body-on-frame construction, available 337 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine, three rows of seating, and styling that remains modern to this day.

The Needlessly Complicated Cupholders in the Porsche 911 Are Awesome The Needlessly Complicated Cupholders in the Porsche 911 Are Awesome

Automakers know full well that we humans harbor deep, primal needs for useless gadgetry—the more complex, the better. Among the devices that never ceases to fascinate me are fold-out cupholders, and yesterday, I discovered the crème de la crème. Behold the Porsche 911's amazing pop-out drink receptacles.

Porsche Is Being Extremely Careful About Electrifying the 911 Porsche Is Being Extremely Careful About Electrifying the 911

Porsche is in a tough spot. The brand has to offer electric vehicles to stay relevant, but at the same time, it’s got to avoid diluting its identity, which is—especially in the case of the Porsche 911—inherently linked to internal combustion engines. I spoke about this with Porsche’s member of the executive board for…

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 May Only Go 180 MPH but Its Cooling System Looks Legit The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 May Only Go 180 MPH but Its Cooling System Looks Legit

When the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in January, we wrote that it would “Slay Hellcats And Camaros With At Least 700 HP.” Two months later, we still don’t have an exact power figure, but we do have borderline-pornographic images of both cooling system hardware and aerodynamic…

Fiat Chrysler Will Recall 862,520 Gasoline Cars For Not Meeting Emissions Standards Fiat Chrysler Will Recall 862,520 Gasoline Cars For Not Meeting Emissions Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Fiat Chrysler will recall 862,520 vehicles for failing to meet U.S. emissions standards, Reuters reported early Wednesday. Surprisingly, the cars involved allegedly weren’t diesels, but actually gasoline vehicles like the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass.

Ford and Volkswagen Are Clearly in Love and Just Need to Get On With It Ford and Volkswagen Are Clearly in Love and Just Need to Get On With It

Ford’s executive chairman fawns over VW, many European cars may be about to get Brexit-ed, and two men have been charged for allegedly stealing dozens of Dieselgate VWs from an NFL stadium in Michigan. All that and more for The Morning Shift this Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Owners Say Engines are Catastrophically Failing After a Recall Fix Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Owners Say Engines are Catastrophically Failing After a Recall Fix

Jalopnik has received a bunch of tips about Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ engines failing after being taken in for a valve spring recall. Yes, you read that right: The cars aren’t breaking and being recalled as a result, they’re allegedly being fixed under recall and then, as a result, breaking. Here’s what’s going on…

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