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Could these Chevrolet, Dodge, Cadillac cars come back?

The Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Supra, and Land Rover Defender.

Those vehicles are among the many long-gone models that automakers have recently revived, breathing new life into nameplates that died decades ago.

With the enormous buzz surrounding the release of the Bronco and, now, the newly revealed and revived Jeep Wagoneer SUV, automakers are expected to continue looking into their past to determine their future.

One big reason: It costs a lot to market a new built-from-scratch model that no one’s heard of. In fact, sometimes it can even be hard for automakers to identify an original name.

“When it comes to real words, English words, it’s tough to find some that haven’t already been reserved or purchased, so to speak, and licensed by a car company,” said Karl Brauer, an analyst with car-buying site iSeeCars. “So if you still own one

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Diesel First Drive Review: The Power of Choice

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Here’s the good news for full-size luxury SUV buyers: Not only does the 2021 Cadillac Escalade diesel drive nearly identically to the excellent, gasoline-chugging model, it also costs the exact same amount, is just as impressive inside, and gets notably better fuel economy. The bad news? Well, there isn’t any, unless you’re a hardcore V-8 partisan.

Added as part of the Escalade’s wholesale redesign for 2021, the diesel version lacks the gasoline model’s ferocious growl under full-bore acceleration, as well as its mid-range and top-end muscle during freeway-speed passing maneuvers. But the diesel delivers in virtually all other circumstances. In terms of output, here’s how they stack up: The gas V-8 churns out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, while the Duramax inline six-cylinder turbodiesel is rated for 277 hp and an equal 460 lb-ft.

Striking Similarities

After punching the diesel’s

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2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings aim to be a gas on the track

Even as GM aims to go all electric by 2035, the U.S. automaker is introducing new performance cars with good ol’ fashioned gas-guzzling engines.

The 2022 CT4-V Blacking and CT5-V Blackwing will arrive this summer to replace the ATS-V and CTS-V, respectively, and they will do so with updated versions of the same basic engines.

The larger mid-size CT5-V Blackwing will feature a tuned version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the CTS-V to make 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque, up from 640 hp and 630 lb-ft. Cadillac says intake airflow improved by 46%, and additional power came from a revised exhaust system, a new throttle body and supercharger, and a calibration update. Each engine is hand built by one tech at the Bowling Green, Kentucky, factory that builds the Corvette, and each comes with a signed engine plate.

Cadillac quotes a 3.7-second 0-60 mph time when paired

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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 73e, 2021 Freze Nikrob EV: Today’s Car News

Cadillac’s true successor to the CTS-V will make its formal debut later today. The new super sedan will go by the name CT5-V Blackwing, and will be joined by a smaller CT4-V Blackwing which replaces the former ATS-V. Both go on sale this summer as 2022 models.

Another super sedan in the headlines today is a plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. Expected to be badged a GT 73e, the new model may end up boasting over 800 hp.

Last year Latvia’s Dartz said it planned to revive historic Russian brand Freze. The first model for the modern Freze has now been revealed as an electric city car called the Nikrob EV. It goes on sale later this year in a handful of European countries and is priced to start from about $12,000.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at

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