This year’s nearest to the cup winners of the 2012 Car and Truck of the Year event have been announced, they starting out with the Ford Focus, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Volkswagen Passat on the Car side of the battle. In the Truck category you’ll find no less than the Honda CR-V, the Land [...]
told AutoBlog that the Focus RS, the sporty hatchback also from the Performance lineup, would also make it to China in the near future, while there are currently no plans to bring the Performance Division variants of the Mustang over there.But for now, the few lucky ChineseFord Raptor customers will enjoy some serious off-roading capability mated to a 3.
Full-size trucks may look tough, but not every load-hauler is created equal according to the IIHS safety test scores for 2016. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put seven large pickups through their paces - some of the best-selling models on the market today - in a more stringent set of tests than normal, and the results are likely to cause more controversy among truck fans.
Volkswagen doesn't have a lot of friends right now out there in auto-land - the foot-in-mouth associated with the TDI diesel scandal has had far-reaching implications in terms of public trust in the brand - but those that continue to stick up for VW during this dim period do so because of cars like the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R.
Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand made quite a splash last week when it unveiled its stunning New York Concept at the 2016 New York auto show. The newly launched brand instantly became the talk of the show, receiving rave reviews from the automotive press. For Genesis, this is good news the brand desperately needs.
SAN JOSE, California — A giant Chinese media conglomerate has landed in Silicon Valley. LeEco, the company that's partnered with electric-car startup Faraday Future, just opened its new US headquarters in San Jose, California. Close to 300 employees occupy the building now, with capacity for up to 800, LeEco executives said at a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday.
The way we get around is constantly transforming. Uber is worth potentially billions, GM is setting up a separate business unit, Maven, to focus on ride-sharing, Ford is calling itself a "mobility" company and touting its fleet of self-driving cars, and Tesla is, well, Tesla. This has led Wall Street to peer into the crystal ball in an attempt to position investors for the brave new world.
BMW launched its $40,000 city-oriented i3 vehicle and $135,000 i8 EV supercar in 2011 , both to general acclaim. Sales for the vehicles have been respectable in the EV category, as the company sold 24,000 i3 models in 2015. However, the company delayed plans to introduce a new model called the i NEXT from next year to at least 2020.
When Tesla was founded 13 years ago, its ambitions were never to be just a one-hit wonder. The electric car maker has always dreamed big, especially since CEO Elon Musk arrived and took over in 2008. What started with the peppy Roadster in 2006 evolved to include the luxurious Model S sedan, which hit the streets in 2012, and the Model X SUV, a 2015 arrival.
This all played out in Florida where alleged hit-and-run driver Cathy Bernstein ran into a truck then smashed into a van before leaving the scene of the accident. The hit-and-run suspect didn't realize that her car wasn't so keen on bugging out before calling the authorities. The Ford's SYNC's 911 Assist alerted the emergency services and shared time and GPS information about the incident.
If you own a Hyundai Sonata, then you'll want to listen up. Today, the company announced a recall on roughly 173,000 Sonatas, due to an issue with the power steering. If left unchecked the power steering can go out, which would make the car significantly harder to steer.
We already know what the 2016 Honda Civic sedan looks like, in fact we spent hands on time driving the car back in October . At the time only the sedan debuted, we still don’t know exactly what the coupe will be like. Odds are they will look very similar. The official unveil is coming this month at the LA Auto Show.
"For two weeks' time we drove, lived-with, folded-down-seats-of, paired-phones-to and installed-baby-seats-in each and every one of the contenders," Jack R. Nerad, Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com executive editorial director and executive market analyst, said in a statement.
For a long time Ford and Chevy fought it out in the big SUV market with the Bronco and the Blazer. Both of those names eventually died off and then Ford started teasing Bronco fans with news and images of a Concept. Ford has now announced that the Bronco is happening, but not any time soon.
Automakers of the world underestimate the engineering acumen of General Motors at their own peril. After decades of less-than-stellar entry-level sedans wearing the Chevy badge, GM got serious about the compact segment in 2011 when it brought the Chevrolet Cruze to dealerships across America.
Consumer Reports has published its annual list of the best auto brands on the market as based on its research. The list is officially called the Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card and the results near the top of the list are interestingly sprinkled with some mainstream brands that pack as much reliability and quality as luxury brands.
"And we've had a lot of success implementing that strategy. We grew our sales and our market share two years in a row. In the first couple of months of this year our sales are up 19%."It goes without saying that this is costing Ford billions.