Volvo's New Car, Mercedes' New Price, and Some Bad Drivers

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/22 - 08/29.

After what felt like a decade of teasing, Volvo finally unveiled the exterior of its all-new XC90 full-size crossover. The XC90 is going to represent the future of Volvo's design, and we've got to say, we like what we see. The LED daytime running lights have been nicknamed "Thor's Hammer." That fact alone makes the car worth buying. And speaking of price, it'll come well-equipped (including all-wheel drive) for a hair under $49,000. Full details are still on the way.

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News Roundup: Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency!

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/15 - 08/22.

We're all pretty excited about the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang, especially the one that comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That four-pot slots into place between the base V-6 and the hi-po V-8, and thanks to some window stickers leaking out, now we know what sort of gas mileage to expect from the lower two engines. The EcoBoost I-4, will earn 22 mpg in the city and a staggering 31 mpg on the highway.

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New Trucks, Armored Cars, and Driving High

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/01 - 08/08.

If you assumed that legal weed in Colorado would leave people too stoned to leave their couch, thereby helping drop traffic-accident rates, it looks like you assumed correctly. According to the Washington Post, since legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Colorado's traffic fatalities have dropped to nearly record lows. It seems that all the fear mongering about a state filled with high drivers turned out to be little more than a pipe dream.

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Jeremy Clarkson's Ice Bucket Challenge, Tesla Drag Racing

The Web2Carz top 5 kick-ass car videos of the week

Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed. @MrJamesMay @RichardHammond You're next." The Top Gear host is one of many celebs who've taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in recent weeks. Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed.

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Two More Caterhams, One More Hellcat, One Less Hyundai

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/08 - 08/15.

If you haven't seen a Caterham on the road, we don't blame you. These lightweight, assemble-it-in-your-garage roadster isn't terribly popular, considering it's really only useful on sunny days with bone-dry roads. That's not stopping Caterham from releasing two new models in the U.S., though. The Seven 360 and the Seven 480 are the two new models, meant to sit in-between the current two offerings.

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6 Pickups that Offer Plenty of Pickup

Trucks can be plenty fast, too. Here's some of the quickest.

Rumors are circulating that Chevrolet might be building a hi-powered truck based on its upcoming Colorado, which the brand could use as lighter version of Ford's bat-spit crazy Raptor performance pickup. With that in mind, we did some thinking about other hot-rod trucks, past and present. The list is relatively short, but it's a doozy.

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