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Honda Is Bringing The Hornet Back

Hornet is a storied nameplate in the motorcycle landscape. Well, it is everywhere but here, anyway. Back when the Hornet originally launched back in 1998 Chrysler still held the Hornet name in the U.S. market thanks to a long dead AMC product, so here it was known as the CB600F. Maybe it would have done […]

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The EV Boat Company That GM Just Bought Into Looks Pretty Promising

General Motors is dipping a toe back into the marine power business. The announcement of GM taking a $150 million stake in a boat startup on Monday may come as surprising to some, but buying into a company that’s making electric boats is just another part of the company’s transition to electric vehicles.Read more… Continue […]

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The 2022 Honda Navi Is The Bargain Beginner Bike High Gas Prices Will Have You Begging For

If the Honda Grom designers set out to build something that was cheap, efficient, and fun, the design brief for the Navi must have been ‘Cheaper! More efficient!’ and in tiny font at the bottom of the page ‘Not quite as fun.’ The Navi was built as a go-between, with a whole lot of scooter […]

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Honda Cars Could Politely Text Pedestrians To Get The Hell Out Of The Way

Honda and Softbank are working together to try to reduce the number of accidents involving pedestrians and cars, as the Japanese carmaker tries to make good on its promise of a collision-free society. Honda has been developing its suite of ADAS to that end, but the carmaker is turning to the other half of the…Read […]

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ Addresses The First Gen’s Fatal Flaw

If you ask armchair enthusiasts what the worst thing is about the first-generation BRZ/86, most of them will tell you it’s horsepower — either the peak number of 205, or the infamous torque dip. But BRZ and 86 owners, who regularly take their cars to the track, will tell you something completely different: These cars…Read […]

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Cadillac Is Trying Too Hard

Cadillac has fully immersed itself in the EV reinvention game. Obviously it’s far from the only brand doing that, but you kind of have to respect General Motors for the strength of the commitment. The company told its entire Cadillac dealer network to get with the times or get out, and it’s clearly attempting to […]

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What Do You Want To Know About The $1800 2022 Honda Navi

Look at this ‘lil guy! Doesn’t it just make you want to pinch its cheeks? This cute little sub-Grom Honda scoot is the thing I’ll be testing on Wednesday afternoon, and I’m so freakin’ excited about it. Not only is this thing smaller and lighter than a Grom, but it’s WAY cheaper, too! Launching at […]

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Honda Put A Face On An Autonomous Metal Mule And Made A Friend

Honda likes to tinker. Remember Asimo, the robot that served no obvious purpose except to shake the hands of dignitaries? Asimo’s life was a lie, but damn if it wasn’t an adorable one. You have to remember, this was like 15 years ago, so the existential dread of technological overreach hadn’t really taken root yet,… […]

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Toyota Thinks It Has Finally Turned The Corner

Toyota is going back to full production in Japan, a monitor says that the UAW is still far from perfect, and now selling to rental car companies is cool or something. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 12, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Ford Nearly Lost Rivian To General Motors

At this point, we’re more than well aware of the fact that both Ford and Amazon have invested in electric startup Rivian, which has promised to build electric delivery vehicles, electric trucks and electric SUVs. But there was a point in time where General Motors very well could have taken Ford’s place. Read more…

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GM Is Using A Shuttered Microchip Plant To Store Thousands of Chipless Trucks

General Motors has not been having a great time recently. The chip shortage has tanked the company’s output, drastically reducing sales, but those numbers are based on finished cars. The General has consistently been pumping out nearly-finished trucks from plants like those in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Is Using A Shuttered Microchip Plant To Store Thousands of Chipless Trucks

General Motors has not been having a great time recently. The chip shortage has tanked the company’s output, drastically reducing sales, but those numbers are based on finished cars. The General has consistently been pumping out nearly-finished trucks from plants like those in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Tacozilla Tacoma Camper Masters Old-School Overlanding at SEMA

Toyota unveiled the full build of its Tacozilla Tacoma Camper at SEMA. And I come bearing sad news, the Tacozilla is not a production vehicle. I’m not even sure it’s really a build that’s meant to “inspire” Tacoma owners, which is what carmakers usually say when they want to persuade drivers to buy overpriced OEM…Read […]

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Honda Is Bringing Swappable Batteries And An Exchange Network To Rickshaws In India

Honda is going to put its swappable battery packs into rickshaws in India starting in 2022, and I will say this seems like another significant step for electrification. I would say it’s just as significant as anything from Tesla or Rivian, and more significant than the many EV startups peddling vaporware, because…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Stellantis Takes A Plea Bargain On Diesel Emissions Cheating

Long ago, back when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was an independent company with an earthbound name, it fell under the watchful eye of the EPA. Its 3.0-liter diesel engines, found in the 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, were alleged to have “defeat devices” used to get around emissions requirements. Now, four…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Stellantis Takes A Plea Bargain On Diesel Emissions Cheating

Long ago, back when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was an independent company with an earthbound name, it fell under the watchful eye of the EPA. Its 3.0-liter diesel engines, found in the 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee, were alleged to have “defeat devices” used to get around emissions requirements. Now, four…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Honda Is Spreading The SEMA Overlanding Craze Onto Two Wheels

If you’re going to bring a motorcycle to SEMA it has to land with a splash, because there are so few two-wheelers on the show floor that people tend to overlook them. Honda partnered with Overland Expo to develop this gnarly Africa Twin that can do almost anything and go almost anywhere. If you wanted […]

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My Supposedly Reliable Buick 3800 V6 Hydrolocked On A Perfectly Dry Day

Last month I marveled at the comfort of my fiancée’s 1997 Oldsmobile LSS. It was old-school American luxury mixed with the kind of delightful hubris that led General Motors to believe that it would pull buyers from Mercedes and BMW. But that car, with its La-Z-Boy levels of comfort is now dead after hydrolocking on […]

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GM’s Dumbest Anti-Union Play Just Got Thrown Out Of Court

There’s really no way to frame this as anything but an anti-union tactic, and it just blew up in GM’s face. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 18, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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