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Takata airbag recall expands as Nissan, BMW, GM, Ferrari calls back already repaired vehicles

2008 BMW 3-Series 328iMore automakers are recalling vehicles already recalled and repaired in the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The latest and hopefully last surge in recalls covers vehicles that had a temporary replacement, or like-for-like repair, while regulators and automakers scrambled to assess the scope of the largest automotive recall in history. Last week...

2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai VenueSmall crossovers like the 2020 Hyundai Venue now have a big stage. With the Venue, Hyundai has fielded a smaller companion to its own Kona crossover, not to mention an urban runabout five-door hatchback that fits neatly in the shadow cast by its big new Palisade. Sold in SE and SEL editions, the 2020 Venue compares to vehicles such as the Nissan...

2020 Audi A4

2020 Audi A4The 2020 Audi A4 isn’t ready to be put out to pasture just yet. The model that helped Audi reinvent itself in the 1990s has been overshadowed by the automaker’s crossover SUVs, but it remains a solid choice for those in the know. This year, the 2020 A4 has a sharper look with pinched headlights flanking a stylish grille. Inside, last...

2020 BMW 8-Series

2020 BMW M8 Last year, BMW revived the 8-Series after a 20-year absence. The return of the new flagship is complete with the 2020 BMW 8-Series. The full lineup now comes as coupe or convertible in 840i, M8, M8 Competition, as well as a four-door Gran Coupe full-size sedan. Why does BMW offer so many iterations of what will overall be a low-selling vehicle?...

First drive: The 2020 Hyundai Venue sets a small but splashy stage

2020 Hyundai Venue (Australian spec)I struggle with sentience while a hotel clerk tells me there are four Australian accents: university, city, Western Australia, and everywhere else. None of them make sense at 9 a.m., not after a 24-hour ride over the ocean for a first drive in the 2020 Hyundai Venue. Hyundai chose Australia’s Sunshine Coast for this first drive because Oz is...