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You can now find and reserve a parking spot with your Cadillac

Cadillac owners will be among the first to be able to locate, reserve and pay for a parking spot via the ParkWhiz app directly from their vehicle. The app is included in Cadillac’s version of parent company General Motors’ Marketplace, the commerce platform for on-demand reservations and purchases run through a vehicle’s infotainment system, which was rolled out in 2017. ParkWhiz has been up and running for several years and booking through the app guarantees you a spot, normally in a public parking station, at your destination. The app provides…

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Lexus customers the most loyal among luxury brands

When it comes time for Lexus owners and lessees to shop for a new vehicle, they’re most likely to step into another Lexus. New data from the first year of J.D. Power‘s new Automotive Brand Loyalty Study shows Lexus customers are, in fact, the most brand loyal. Toyota’s luxury division topped the rankings with a 47.6 loyalty percentage. The results and final percent figures are based on the percentage of vehicle owners who choose the same brand when trading in or purchasing their next vehicle. J.D. Power Automotive Brand Loyalty…

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Old Crow Ford Mustang, mid-engine Chevy Corvette, Lotus Evija: This Week’s Top Photos

A one-off 2019 Ford Mustang GT honoring World War II flying ace Bud Anderson will be auctioned off for charity. Unveiled this week, the car has been developed with Roush and Ford Performance and packs over 700 horsepower. 2019 Nissan Skyline (Japan spec) Nissan updated its Skyline sedan sold in Japan. The car is a rebadged version of the Infiniti Q50 sold here, but it now features unique styling and technology to help set it apart, including a GT-R-inspired nose and the Skyline nameplate’s signature quad-ring taillight design. 2020 Chevrolet…

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BMW promotes production chief Oliver Zipse to CEO role

The BMW Group, responsible for the BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, on Thursday named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO. Zipse replaces Harald Krueger who earlier this month announced his resignation, just four years after taking the top job. The 55-year-old started at BMW in 1991 as a trainee and has since held various management positions, most recently as head of production. Another candidate for the role was R&D chief Klaus Froehlich. Harald Krueger Zipse is thought to have impressed the board due to his performance during both the Brexit…

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2020 Cadillac CT5 priced from $37,890, or less than a 3-Series

Cadillac’s focus has been on crossover SUVs for the last few years but the brand is bringing two new sedans for 2020: the compact CT4 and mid-size CT5. The latter has just been priced and will start from a very reasonable $37,890, including destination, thus continuing Cadillac’s strategy of offering more car for less bucks. For example, a BMW 3-Series starts just over $41,000, but at 185.7 inches in length is a full eight inches shorter than the CT5. 2020 Cadillac CT5 Luxury Although it hasn’t been priced yet, the…

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Former Jaguar design chief to start own company

Ian Callum has been responsible for some of the most beautiful cars on the roads over the last few decades, with most of his career spent with Jaguar. Over 20 years, in fact. He announced his resignation from the lead design role at Jaguar in June, stating at the time that he planned to pursue other design projects. We now know what those other design projects are. In an interview with Car and Driver published Wednesday, Callum revealed that he has starting an eponymous design firm focused on automotive and…

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Ferrari invites the public to its Maranello headquarters for first time

For the first time, Ferrari fans and enthusiasts who may not be in the position to afford one of the company’s cars are invited to head down to the headquarters in Maranello, Italy. Ferrari in September will host Universo Ferrari, an exhibition covering all aspects of the company’s activities, from classic cars to racing, as well as the latest showroom offerings. Ferrari normally reserves such opportunities for its top customers, but Universo Ferrari will be open to the general public. The highlight will be the new Ferrari flagship, the SF90…

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2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet spy shots

Audi’s sporty S5 is about to come in for a facelift. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update for the entire A5 range and will reflect changes already introduced on an updated A4 arriving for 2020. An updated S5 Cabriolet has been spotted testing in prototype form, and judging by the spy shots the changes to the car will include subtle tweaks to the front and rear fascias, as well as new internals for the lights at both ends. We can also see that the front grille is wider…

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Mario Andretti’s 1984 Lamborghini Countach is for sale

The Lamborghini Countach may duke it out for the title of the most recognized car from the Italian firm with the Miura, but this particular car is bound to be highly desirable. None other than Mario Andretti owned the classic Italian supercar and it’s for sale via Motor Car Gallery. For those unaware of Andretti’s career, here’s a short breakdown to understand his success. He’s a Formula 1 World Champion, a NASCAR Daytona 500 winning, a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, and he’s placed first at the Indy 500.…

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Bentley EXP 100 GT, 2019 Cadillac CT6, 2019 Porsche 911 RSR: This Week’s Top Photos

This week we saw Bentley unveil a concept to celebrate its centennial this year, as well as to look toward the future of grand touring. The concept is an EV measuring 19 feet in length and capable of traveling over 400 miles on a single charge. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 first drive, Arizona, November 2018, Jim Resnick photo The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 turbodiesel is a tool for both on- and off-road adventures. After previously testing it off-road, we took another look at life with the Colorado ZR2, this time…

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