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Toyota (NEW YORK) — An average of 38 children die every year in hot cars. Tuesday marked the 14th hot car death in the U.S. this year, a number that is expected to rise as heat waves continue across the country. These tragic deaths are 100% preventable “if we can use a little tech to help,” […]

Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — You won’t find many electric vehicles on the back roads in Alabama and Tennessee yet thousands of residents in these states are building them to meet growing demand. Automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Volkswagen are investing billions of dollars in high-tech plants that will supply the […]

Cris Cantón/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Still concerned about COVID-19 transmission in automobiles? One carmaker may have a novel approach to keeping passengers safe. British luxury marque Jaguar Land Rover claims the Cabin Air Purification Pro filtration in its new Range Rover SUV can “significantly reduce odors, bacteria, viruses and allergens including SARS-CoV-2 virus” thanks […]

Morgan Korn, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Isaac Marchionna had always been a loyal SUV owner until he upgraded his Toyota 4Runner to a Ford F-150 Raptor, a massive truck with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, three years ago. Marchionna, who lives in Oregon, originally bought the $72,000 pickup to go off-roading in the […]

Morgan Korn/ABC News (NEW YORK) — When the Volkswagen ID. Buzz goes on sale in the U.S., consumers may be seduced by the microbus’ nostalgic design and electric powertrain. They may also become enamored with its three passenger rows. “It’s a family hauler, a people mover … a majority of our buyers will probably be […]

Morgan Korn/ABC News (NEW YORK) — Auto shows were once a marquee event for automakers — a way to let interested buyers see, sit in, touch and get acquainted with the latest models. With many companies pulling out of shows over exorbitant fees and the COVID pandemic canceling shows all over the world, automakers are […]

George Rose/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With the national average for a gallon of gasoline stuck above $4, some Americans may be ready to go electric. Searches for “green vehicles” on jumped 39% over the last month as fuel prices skyrocketed. Battery electric vehicles totaled 2.6% of new vehicle purchases in 2021, according to Edmunds, […]

Lamborghini (NEW YORK) — Walk into a Lamborghini dealership and brace yourself for the bad news. The wait time for the new Huracan STO supercar, a track weapon with a conspicuous carbon-fiber wing, air ducts and shark fin, is at least a year. Same goes for the Italian marque’s brawny Urus sport utility vehicle. The […]

Stellantis (NEW YORK) — You may not know Ralph Gilles by name but you may have owned (or admired) his cars: the Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram truck, to name a few. Gilles, the 52-year-old chief design officer of Stellantis, the automotive giant that owns the Chrysler, Peugeot and Fiat brands, has been […]

KIA (NEW YORK) — Looking to buy a new Kia Telluride sport utility vehicle? Expect to pay $48,509 — more than $3,700 above the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Luxury SUVs like the Range Rover ($117,890) and Cadillac Escalade ESV ($102,584) are selling for $3,000 to $6,000 over MSRP, according to Edmunds, which compiled a list […]