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2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost First Test: Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In the past, base-level Ford Mustangs were seen as secretary cars because they didn’t have the performance to back up their looks. If you wanted all-out performance from your Mustang, you jumped straight to the V-8-powered GT.

Ride in minutes, or now hours with Lyft’s new scheduled pickup

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Today via their blog, Lyft announced its plans to add scheduled rides as a new option to its service. This gives Lyft a solid advantage over their main competition, Uber, which does not yet allow users to schedule rides in advance. While on-demand rides are still the primary function of Lyft, they noted that this new development is in response to user feedback, and it is always nice to see a company taking such feedback seriously.

Toyota targets petrol-electric lead in Europe

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Toyota is betting on becoming the established hybrid brand in Europe, with sales of petrol-electric models now accounting for 30% of its sales in western Europe. Speaking to Autocar, Karl Schlicht, executive vice president of Toyota Europe, said Toyota’s western European sales climbed by around 10% last year, rising to 874,000 units.

Is Chevy's 2016 SS The Spiritual Successor Of BMW's E39 M5?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The 2016 Chevrolet SS is not only one of the most honest performance sedans in the market, it’s also one of the very few four-door V8 models offered with a manual gearbox.

Challenger Falls Behind Camaro, Mustang In IIHS Crash Tests

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Detroit's trio of muscle cars may be at the top of their game when it comes to performance, but none of them excelled in new crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2016 McLaren 570GT review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The entry-level McLaren perfected for the broadest audience. Brilliant to drive, with impressive cruising manners and enhanced usability. McLaren Automotive will chalk up three profitable years out of a six-year car-making career in 2016 and is apparently in the mood to branch out.

Force: New Camaro will be repaired, ready for Epping event (with video)

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - John Force damaged his new Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car in the second qualifying session Friday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals. Force launched hard but experienced tire shake, smoked the tires, and did a quick pedal job, but hit the left lane guardwall.

Autocar Awards - the 2016 winners

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - This year’s Autocar Awards had a new look, a new venue and even more recognition for the automotive industry’s high achievers. Held in the impressive Silverstone Wing on Tuesday evening, after the highly successful CDX Car Dealer Expo earlier in the day, our revamped event recognised the cars that have achieved our coveted five-star road test rating in the past 12 months, as well as five other stand-out vehicles that we regard as industry game-changers.