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Road-Going VW I.D. Hatchback Will Look A Lot Like The Concept

The production version of the Volkswagen I.D. concepts will arrive in Europe in early 2020, and it will look a lot like the show car from the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The proportions, the design cues, and the wheel size are the same as the concept.

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It wasn’t possible to implement the camera-system rear-view mirrors for legal reasons, nor the electric door handles due to cost. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same. The I.D. is the size of a VW Golf and features a sleek, futuristic take on the classic five-door hatchback. The LED headlights imitate human eyes by blinking up and down at startup and a pupil­like center section that moves left and right with the steering.

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Trump Considering 25 Percent Tax On Car Imports

President Donald Trump has the intention to put a 25 percent tariff on imports of cars under a similar authority that allowed him to slap duties on imports of steel and aluminum in order to protect U.S. national security, a senior administration official has confirmed.

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The Commerce Department, at Trump’s request, on Wednesday launched an investigation into the national threat of imported automobilestrucks and auto parts, this being the first step toward imposing the tariffs. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that there is evidence suggesting that imports from abroad have eroded U.S. auto industry.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan Will Arrive In The U.S. Late This Year

Mercedes-AMG introduced the E43 model only a couple of years ago and now it’s getting ready to retire to make room for the electrified E53 family. It made its debut at the beginning of the year during the Detroit Auto Show in Coupe and Cabriolet styles before the reveal of the more practical sedan and wagon flavors last month.

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Now, Mercedes announces that the E53 Sedan will be going on sale in the U.S. towards the end of the year as a 2019MY to replace the E43 Sedan and it will come along with the fancier two-door E53 models. It’s not just a name change as the new cars carrying a higher number live up to the badge by packing more punch.

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Car Ownership Will Probably Dip by 2025

Most auto industry execs think that half of today’s car owners will lose interest in owning a car by 2025. Of the nearly 1,000 execs surveyed via KPMG for Business Insider Intelligence, 60 percent agree, while 22 disagree, and 8 percent strongly disagree.

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That’s not very representative because it targets people who already see the value of a car and ignores millennials who may never own a vehicle. While there is some mixed opinion about millennial attitudes toward car ownership. That generation is buying fewer cars than previous generations at their age.

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Ford Reveals Rally-Inspired Van

If you’re tired of never completing your deliveries on time, worry no more. Ford and the M-Sport World Rally Team have the right thing for you. It is called the Ford MS-RT Transit Custom, and it’s what happens when a van loses a bit of weight and takes up running.

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The MS-RT is based on the regular Transit Custom, but it has undergone a facelift, which includes a full front bumper and grille replacement with integrated factory fog lamps, extreme front diffuser, sills, wide body arch extensions, rear diffuser and rear spoiler, as well as a smattering of stickers to complete the look. There are also 18-inch Anthracite OZ Racing alloys, lowered Eibach springs, and a sports exhaust system that makes this van more than just pretty.

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Volvo Will Dump Diesel Starting With Next S60 Sedan

Volvo will not offer a diesel in its new S60 sedan, which will be released this spring. The new S60 will be available with a range of four-cylinder gasoline engines as well as two versions of its gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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This move comes as Volvo accelerates its shift toward electrified powertrains and away from diesels, which accounted for almost 80 percent of its sales in Europe last year. Diesel sales have taken a hit in Europe because of potential bans on older, more polluting cars with the powertrain and the high cost of improvements to ensure that new diesel vehicles comply with tougher European emissions regulations.

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