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  • A truck carrying Takata airbag inflators and propellants exploded last week in Texas, killing one person and injuring four others, reports Automotive News. On August 22, the truck was reportedly driving to a Takata plant in Eagle Pass, Tex., when it was involved in an accident, causing an explosion which burned down one home. Although […] The post Truck Carrying Takata Airbag Inflators Explodes in Texas, Kills One appeared first on Motor Trend.

  • GM announced specs for the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado last week, and now the automaker has details on its sister truck, the 2017 GMC Canyon. Not surprisingly, the GMC version gets many of the same mechanical updates as the Colorado, including a revised 3.6-liter V-6 and new eight-speed automatic transmission, but the Canyon also receives a […] The post 2017 GMC Canyon Gets Eight-Speed Auto, New All Terrain X Trim appeared first on Motor Trend.

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  • A car theft ring was using Fiat Chrysler’s internal DealerCONNECT software to steal cars in the Houston, Tex., area. Now, FCA has issued a warning to all that use the software that there will be consequences for those that provide “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures” to outsiders, Automotive News reports. […] The post Internal FCA Software Was Used to Steal 100 Cars in Houston appeared first on Motor Trend.

  • On the street, it may not matter which wheels propel your vehicle. But on the track, drivetrain layout has a big influence on how you approach corners and get around the course. That’s what Randy Pobst talks about on the latest episode of “The Racing Line.” Pobst begins by going over the differences between rear-, […] The post The Racing Line Goes Over Differences Between RWD, FWD, and AWD appeared first on Motor Trend.

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