Here’s What California Wants Volkswagen to Do with Its Penalty Cash

The California regulator that played an important part in uncovering Volkswagen Group’s emissions cheating plot detailed a list of options on how the automaker will be required to spend the $800 million penance by advancing green tech and nonpolluting cars. Some of the choices the California Air Resources Board came up along with are truly terrible.  On Thursday,…

No Holding Back: Seat Belt Failures Spark Sizable Ford Recall

Ford Motor Company has actually announced a recall of 680,000 vehicles to fix seat belts that might not protect occupants during a crash. The automaker claims two crashes and two injuries are connected to the failure of driver and and front passenger seat belt anchor pretensioners in vehicles spanning four model years. According to Ford, the…

2017 Bentley Bentayga, 2018 Kia GT, 2018 Ford Fiesta: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2017 Bentley Bentayga; the 2018 Kia GT gets an early reveal; and Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] shows us the brand-new 2018 Fiesta. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. It was only a matter of time prior to a Bugatti Chiron crashed, and now it has. According to Bugatti…

General Motors Incentives Skyrocket In November; GM Inventory Still Ballooning

General Motors moved to increase the standard incentive spend per Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicle by 36 percent in November in order to clear out an inventory glut that seemingly refuses to be cleared out. According to Autodata, General Motors now has actually more than 873,000 vehicles in stock, nearly three months of supply….

Do you want a gas or electric Maserati Alfieri sports car? Poll results

Here’s just what we know: The Maserati Alfieri concept from the 2014 Geneva auto show is headed towards production sometime after 2018. Also, Maserati will certainly get hold of its initial electric car around 2020. It’s been hinted that a version of the Alfieri could be the brand’s initial electric car, though most likely arriving…

Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #6: November 2016 Sales Flat, Market Share Keeps Falling

U.S. sales of midsize cars remained on an even keel in November 2016, decreasing by only one-tenth of one percent compared along with November 2015. But make no mistake: the midsize car category still took a hit in November. While volume remained level, the segment’s share of the overall U.S. brand-new vehicle market fell below…

Gen Xers, Millennials Struggle to Find Trusted Mechanics

Everyone knows a friend or, more frequently, a friend’s middle-aged dad who has actually “a guy.” The guy in question doesn’t necessarily need to be male and the friend only needs to know them tangentially. They just have actually to be some kind of professional or tradesman that they trust implicitly with a single important aspect of…

Nikola One electric truck, 2017 Ford GT, 2018 Toyota Camry: Today’s Car News

America’s Nikola has actually unveiled an extended-range electric semi-trailer truck where the range-extender is a hydrogen fuel cell. The company plans to supply hydrogen via its own network of fueling stations and says owners can easily expect a range of up to 1,200 miles between stops. Thanks to rally driver Ken Block, we now have…

Next-gen Toyota Camry Headed for Detroit, Hopes to Rekindle the Midsize Fire

Midsize cars just don’t excite like they used to. North American buyers have actually happily made the switch to voluminous crossovers and SUVs, turning the once top-ranked segment into a raisin on the vine. Toyota hopes to change that, announcing that next month’s North American Worldwide Auto Show will reveal the next generation of the…

2017 Ford GT’s interior is just like on show car

Deliveries of Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] brand-new GT supercar ought to be commencing any week now. Despite this, Ford is yet to fully showcase the car in production trim. We did get a glimpse at a production version during the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, yet only its exterior. Now we have actually our…

F1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

World champion Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg announced that he would certainly retire from the motorsport, only few days after winning his initial championship. “Since 25 years in racing, it has actually been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula One Globe Champion,” Rosberg said on his Facebook page. “Through the hard work, the…

Forget the X-Class–give us the Mercedes-Benz G-Class pickup

Along with all of the excitement following October’s reveal of the brand-new X-Class concept, it’s easy to forget that Mercedes-Benz already manufacturers a handful of pickup trucks. Everyone’s well aware of the tough-as-nails Unimog offerings, yet if we had our pick we’d go Along with the much more daily driver friendly G-Class pickup. Instead of…

2016 McLaren 570S Review – The Entry-Level McLaren, a Bargain at $200,000

After I spent some time along with the McLaren 570s, the British supercar company’s entry-level model for North America, I asked Jack Baruth if he believed the 675LT was worth $200,000 dollars more than the 570S. I’d driven the 675LT around Los Angeles back in January and Jack’s driven both cars as well. The 570S’ performance impressed…

No Fixed Abode: Give The Customer What He (Doesn’t Know He) Wants

“Well, I bought that car last night.” Craig has actually this unnerving habit of simply appearing at my cubicle while I’m trying to do something productive, like texting people or reading random articles from the Last Psychiatrist archive on my phone. He’s a soft-spoken fellow, entering late middle age the same way that I am…

Volkswagen ‘Korama’ concept hides a production truck secret

Volkswagen’s Australian division is gearing up for the local launch of an updated version of the Amarok pickup truck. Because it’s Australia, which is the residence of Mad Max, the local group decided to grab creative along with the launch of the refreshed ute. Taking the Mad Max theme pretty seriously, VW turned to the…

Meet Nikola’s hydrogen fuel cell extended-range electric truck

It joined June that American electric vehicle startup Nikola turned up from the blue and announced plans to unveil an electric semi-trailer truck by the end of the year. On Thursday, the company stayed true to its word and presented the One electric semi-trailer Class 8 truck. The Nikola One is an extended-range electric truck,…

Kia GT (Stinger) teased ahead of 2017 Detroit auto show

Kia has actually started the teaser campaign for its brand-new sports sedan based on the GT concept that we very first saw at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show. The automaker on Wednesday released a video highlighting the car’s Nürburgring-honed handling and capability of reaching speeds of up to 232 kmh (144 mph). The automaker likewise…

Rolls-Royce SUV (Project Cullinan) takes shape

Rolls-Royce is set to enter the SUV game in 2018 along with a brand-new model code-named Project Cullinan. It joined early 2015 that Rolls-Royce very first announced it’s launching an SUV. Only, the automaker doesn’t want you to believe of the vehicle as something well-heeled soccer moms will certainly be clamoring for. Instead, Rolls-Royce describes…

Lucid Motors Plans $700 Million EV Plant in Arizona for Mystery Car Production

Lucid Motors, which hopes to someday be an EV manufacturing heavyweight rivaling Tesla, took an important step on Tuesday by announcing plans for an assembly plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The automotive startup claims it could create up to 2,000 jobs over five years. Governor Doug Ducey appears particularly pleased to divulge Lucid’s commitment to training and hiring…

14 Years Later, Cadillac Returns to the Endurance Track

Cadillac Racing has actually dutifully fielded entries in the Pirelli World Challenge since 2005, but the automaker’s motorsports division will now return to endurance racing after a 14-year hiatus. The automaker revealed its 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R, designed to hit the track in January as an entry in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Collection Prototype…

The science behind the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR

When Dodge brought its Viper ACR to the production car party back in 2015, the automaker additionally brought a long a sheet filled along with brand brand-new monitor records. The ACR broke production-car lap records at 13 different tracks. These weren’t rinky-dink little local circuits that you’ve never heard of, either. We’re dealing along with…

2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of Detroit auto show

Toyota isn’t about to let its main bread-winner, the Camry, get hold of old. It is, after all, the most effective selling car in America. The Camry was brand-new for the 2012 model year, and Toyota gave it a major refresh for 2015 after some negative reviews. Now Toyota is preparing to release an all-brand-new…

Volvo Trucks latest stunt combines a mountain pass and a crazy paraglider

If you don’t know by now, we’re big followers of Volvo Trucks, not so much for the trucks themselves, as we have actually never driven one. Instead, we love the way the company goes about its marketing. First, we saw Jean-Claude Van Damme in the most effective ad ever. Next, Volvo decided to put a…

Mazda’s New Ad Campaign Uses Ben Collins and a Dog to Suggest Consumers Are Idiots

Mazda, which has actually seen its previously strong sales slip in Israel, feels the brand has developed a bum rap. Its once exciting cars have actually become unworthy of praise in the Jewish republic — claims the company finds flagrantly objectionable. So, rather than take the perceived abuse lying down, the automaker developed the “Prepare to be Amazed” campaign in response. Its essence isn’t that…

U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: November 2016 YTD

U.S. sales of brand-new vehicles, year-over-year, declined in three consecutive months between August and October 2016. Forecasters expected November 2016 to be a much brighter month thanks to buoyant incentives, a lack of post-election economic turmoil, and a lengthier sales month. Indeed, auto sales rose by nearly 4 percent thanks in no small part to big…