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Ford F-150 parts have UV ray-beating tech

We’ve all seen vehicles that age not-so-gracefully. We’ve even seen our share of vehicles that age disgracefully. A lot of the blame centers on ultraviolet (UV) rays. Ford engineers have been working on Ford F-150 parts to ensure they can withstand the worst UV conditions on earth and still look as good as day one when you make your last truck payment.

Life with LaCrosse: With few exceptions, ’15 Buick LaCrosse interior is super well-done

Here goes a statement you may not be ready to hear: The Buick LaCrosse is among the best interiors in all of GM, and perhaps among all American automakers.

Ferocious Canine K900: Kia K900 is in the hunt for uber-luxury sedans

I’m telling ya, I had more interest in the Kia K900 than the Rolls-Royce Wraith. After years of lower-priced but good products like the Sportage, people are fascinated by the idea of a $66,000 Kia.

Charter Communications orders more than 800 Ford Transit vans

Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest cable operator, has purchased more than 800 new full-size Ford Transit vans for its fleet.

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Elio Motors says Peterson springs key in 84 MPG claim

Elio Motors’ latest Tech Talk e-mail gave some insight into just how much thought is going into making the three-wheeled eponymous car a lightweight machine capable of reaching the company’s claimed 84 MPG highway fuel efficiency goal.

Toyota U2 concept is highly customizable for makers

Inspired by the “maker” movement — that is, young, high-tech do-it-yourselfers — the Toyota U2 concept is highly customizable, according to the automaker.

Real Wraith: Top 5 Rolls-Royce Wraith tech conversation starters

A friend of mine of means told me, “You won’t be able to get gas in the Wraith.” Huh?

Life with LaCrosse: We test the 2015 Buick LaCrosse

The 2015 Buick LaCrosse got a redesign and tech upgrades like its Chevy Impala cousin did the year before, and it paid me a visit to show it all off.

Real Wraith: We spend time in the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

This is it. The epitome of luxury, class, and dare we say driving pleasure all wrapped up in one package and priced for successful hedge fund managers sans families.

Why no families? Although I installed a car seat today in the rear of our 2014 Rolls Royce Wraith test vehicle, the impractical-but-gorgeous suicide doors are just not meant for the supermarket. However, egress from the valet is more than pleasant.

2015 Lexus RC-F is most powerful Lexus V8 performance car ever

Add this one to our “must drive” list: The 2015 Lexus RC-F is reportedly the most-powerful V8-powered performance Lexus ever, with a 5.0-liter, 467-horespower engine and tons of go-fast tech.

WTF-SPORT, Hybrid Edition: Lexus GS 450h gets F-SPORT variant

We’ve tested a 2013 Lexus GS 450h and found it to be a veritable hot rod among hybrids, with tuning seemingly focused more on outright performance than on maximum fuel economy. To further that hi-po hybrid strategy, the Lexus GS 450h is getting an F-SPORT model.

New Mazda MX-5 is a looker, adopts SKYACTIV tech

The new Mazda MX-5 is finally unveiled! It’s pretty, and it promises to bring Mazda’s SKYACTIV powertrain and chassis strategy to the brand’s halo car.