News Roundup: Lincoln Ditches Alphanumerics, Ford Lays Off Workers, Acura Dishes NSX Details

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/17 - 04/24.

In order to keep us lusting after the supercar with no on-sale date, Acura's put out some more details regarding the eventually-upcoming 2016 NSX. The frame will be Acura's first foray into multiple-material usage, specifically high-strength steel and aluminum. The engine is confirmed as being a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 mated to multiple electric motors in an all-wheel-drive configuration.

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LIST: Here are the 10 Best New-Car Interiors, According to WardsAuto

And for once, we can actually afford most of 'em!

It must be tough working for WardsAuto. Every year, their analysts get together and check out all the new vehicle interiors that hit the market. From that group, they select what they think are the best interiors across all vehicle segments, from bargain-basement to penthouse. This year, their choices span a wide variety of socioeconomic and chassis segments; there are pickups, domestic sedans, imported EVs, and even a minivan.

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Hyundai Marketing Stunt Will Warm the Cockles of Your Heart

11 Genesis sedans help a 13-year-old girl send a message to space.

While the internet can be a dark and destructive place, where the trolls of the world hide behind their keyboards, it also has the redeeming quality to warm the cockles of our hearts with a cute cat video or perhaps a clever meme. One of the latest viral videos that's getting us all verklempt comes from Hyundai, with one of the most genius marketing stunts out there.

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Subaru Confirms Plans to Bring a BRZ STI to the U.S. ... Eventually

The details are still being hammered out, but it's official.

Subaru excited GT-loving rally enthusiasts with their 2016 BRZ STI Performance Concept, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show last month. And now, Subaru fans have another reason to celebrate. Officials from the Japanese automaker have confirmed plans for the company to offer a BRZ STI in the United States "in a couple years."

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News Roundup: Two New Volkswagen Group Concepts and One Donated COPO Camaro

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/10 - 04/17.

The COPO Camaro is a Chevrolet-built drag racer, far different from any normal road-going Camaro. Instead of just selling the first one to some well-heeled individual for a giant pile of money, Chevrolet's giving it away, and for a good cause, too. The COPO is being donated to Barrett-Jackson, who will auction it off at their Palm Beach event. All proceeds from the sale will go to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which helps disabled athletes and veterans return to racing.

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NHTSA Just Initiated a Recall Into Hercules Tires Over a Link to Dangerous Chinese-Made Tires

Almost 95,000 tires have already been recalled and there may be more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating allegations that defective Chinese-made tires were not properly recalled by U.S. distributors. On March 10, the agency opened a query to investigate claims that tires manufactured by Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Co., Ltd, were recalled by ITG Voma in October, but not by Crown Tire.

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