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Elliott Signs Contract Extension

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http://www.mrn.com - Hendrick Motorsports and driver Chase Elliott have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep the 2016 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year with the No. 24 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2022 racing season.

Slithering In: Verizon, Other Non-OEM Brands Use Telematics To Forge Relationships with Car Owners

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http://www.forbes.com - Long the province basically of GM's OnStar service and some johnny-come-latelies, on-board connectivity lately has drawn a variety of other players from aftermarket-service outfits to telecommunications companies.

Germany Acts To Cut Diesel Emissions And Clean Up Testing

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http://www.hybridcars.com - Germany moving to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles and to make emissions testing more realistic as regulatory pressure mounts. The transport ministry spoke Monday with automakers on updating engine management software to reduce emissions from up to 12 million diesel vehicles in Germany.

Will Toyota’s 2018 Camry Hybrid Rise Back To The Head of Its Class?

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http://www.hybridcars.com - When Toyota releases its next-generation 2018 Camry Hybrid this summer, eyes will be on how it does in taking back sales in the competitive midsized hybrid sedan segment. Intended to come in three trim levels, the most-efficient and base-level 52-mpg LE will match the fuel economy of the 52-mpg Prius – a remarkable 30-percent better than the outgoing Camry Hybrid which relied on a powertrain dating back to 2012.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is a Demon Doppelganger

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http://www.motortrend.com - If you like the looks of the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but can’t swing its $86,090 sticker price and don’t need all the extra horsepower, you are in luck. Starting in July, Dodge is offering a Challenger SRT Widebody featuring the Demon-spec wheel flares that add 3.5 inches of overall width to the beast. It comes with a new electric power steering (EPS) system with Street, Sport, and Track SRT modes (all Hellcats trade their hydraulic assist for this system, which represents a retune of the one found on lesser SRT Charger/Challengers).