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Nissan boosts price of hot-selling Pathfinder SUV for 2018
The Pathfinder Midnight Edition features exclusive black 20-inch Midnight Edition aluminum-alloy wheels, black mirror caps, black spoiler, black splash guards, illuminated kick plates, chrome rear bumper protector and available Midnight Edition floor mats. The package, offered on the Platinum model, has an MSRP of ,195 USD1 and is available now. (Photo: Nissan, Nissan)
(USA TODAY) - Nissan has bumped up the price of the 2018 Pathfinder three-row SUV — which goes on sale earlier this month — by $500 for the new model year. More

Proterra claims world record, says its electric bus traveled more than 1,100 miles on a single charge

(Los Angeles Times) - Proterra, the electric bus company based in Burlingame, Calif., with an assembly plant in City of Industry, claimed a world record for electric vehicle range on Tuesday. More

Toyota creates sportier RAV4 Adventure model

(USA TODAY) - Toyota's RAV4 is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, and now the automaker is looking to further boost its appeal and catch the eye of outdoors enthusiasts with the RAV4 Adventure. More

Carmakers can expect sales surge after Irma, Harvey

(The Detroit News) - Damage dealt by catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida, striking nearly back-to-back, has automakers and dealers accounting for losses even as they prepare to get people back on the road down south. More

Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz launch electric cars: 'anything Tesla can do, we can do better'

(USA TODAY) - German automakers Volkswagen Group and Daimler on Monday announced ambitious new plans to make long-range electric vehicles in a rapidly intensifying competition with Tesla, General Motors, Nissan and other global auto companies. More

494,000 Ram trucks recalled for fire hazard

(Detroit Free Press) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling almost half a million medium- and heavy-duty Ram trucks over a water pump issue that could potentially cause a fire. More

Dodge sees payoff on its Demon hype

(The Detroit News) - Dodge began revving up the hype machine for the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon back in January, smack in the middle of steadily rising demand for all things SUV. More

Carrera GTS may be Porsche’s best 911 - and definitely the bargain of the family

(Detroit Free Press) - If there were a Hall of Fame for option packages, Porsche’s Powerkit would be a shoo-in first-ballot selection. It’s the heart of a set of upgrades that turn the already legendary 911 Carrera into a near supercar, at a price that could be called near-reasonable. More

Ford alone flies U.S. flag while Benz, BMW unveil supercars at Frankfurt auto show

(Detroit Free Press) - Ford will be the sole member of the Detroit 3 present as Europe’s new-car season kicks off at the Frankfurt auto show in Germany this week. Watch for new vehicle unveilings through Tuesday, but keep your expectations manageable. More



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