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President Trump demands GM CEO "do something quickly" about former Chevy Cruze plant

Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to put pressure on General Motors CEO Mary Barra, demanding she "do something quickly" about the assembly plants GM intends to close in the near future. After General Motors announced last November that it would "unallocate" and idle four U.S. manufacturing plants, it put the company squarely in...

2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size luxury sedan revealed, and there's turbo power everywhere

2020 Cadillac CT5 SportCadillac has been thick and fast with new crossovers for the last 12 months. Last year, the brand unleashed long-awaited compact and full-size crossover SUVs to round out its lineup, the 2019 XT4 and 2020 XT6, respectively. On Monday the luxury automaker turned its attention to its aging sedan lineup. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size sedan broke...

2019 Smart Fortwo

2019 Smart FortwoEurope and Austin, Texas, have at least one thing in common: Smart cars on nearly every corner. That’s because the 2019 Smart Fortwo can park in spaces that normal cars can’t. Perfect for the busy piazza or a hoppin’ taco stand, we suppose. Not much else about the 2019 Fortwo appeals to us, however. We give it a 5.0 on our...

Improved optional headlights net Volvo XC40, XC60 Top Safety Pick awards

2019 Volvo XC40 First DriveVolvo has earned its first two Top Safety Pick awards for the 2019 model year with the XC40 earning the far more prestigious Top Safety Pick+ and the XC60 walking away with the standard Top Safety Pick. Headlight updates for the new year improved IIHS crash-test scores for the 2019 Volvo XC60 and 2019 Volvo XC40. The 2019 XC60 earns a Top Safety...

Lincoln Continental recalled for doors that may fly open while driving

2019 Lincoln ContinentalDoors that could swing open without prior warning prompted Ford Motor Company last week to recall approximately 27,000 2017 through 2019 Lincoln Continental sedans.. According to recall filings released by the NHTSA last week, a faulty door latch motor may not shut the doors entirely. The problem increases the risk that a door could fly open while...