Report: Geely, PSA Group compete for Lotus parent Proton

Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom is looking to offload its majority stake in fellow Malaysian firm Proton and two of the potential bidders are reported to be China’s Geely and France’s PSA Group. The write-up was reported on Sunday by the Financial Times which cited an anonymous source familiar along with the matter. Geely and PSA are…

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross spy shots

A prototype for Mitsubishi’s upcoming Eclipse Cross has actually been spotted for the very first time. Mitsubishi will certainly use next month’s 2017 Geneva auto prove to to introduce the brand-new SUV which will certainly sit between the automaker’s compact Outlander Sport and mid-size Outlander. It’s meant to be a sportier, much more design-focused alternative…

Acura NSX buyers can watch their car being built

Potential buyers of the Acura NSX now have actually one more reason to sign on the bottom line. Acura has actually launched a special program called the NSX Insider Experience that includes a one-on-one tour of key Acura facilities across Ohio, including the Performance Manufacturing Focus (PMC) and Anna Engine Plant, where the car and…

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s top speed confirmed at 198 mph

Back in the halcyon days of 2011, Ford revealed the wildly fast—however exceptionally primitive—Mustang Shelby GT500 could crest the magical 200-mile-per-hour mark thanks to its 650-horsepower supercharged 5.8-liter V-8. More recently, Dodge revealed its Charger SRT Hellcat will certainly do the same. And Chevrolet? Close. So. Crushingly. Close. The…

Ford recreates Paris ‘Rendezvous’ run… with a twist

Any car enthusiast knows the story of “Rendezvous,” the video of a highly illegal drive through the streets of Paris, supposedly, in a Ferrari 275 GTB. The video was produced by filmmaker Claude Lelouch in August of 1976, and years later we learned that the car he used was actually a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9. Ford…

Are Sport Utility Vehicles About to Become Passé or Simply More Affordable?

Sport utility and crossover vehicles have actually gradually become hotter than the surface of the sun as the public has actually come to treat sedans along with the sort of disdain usually reserved for an old high school flame. It was decent while it lasted, but now you don’t even really want to acknowledge that it was ever a…

Honda Confirms Civic Type R for Geneva Debut and Summer Production

There has actually been so much nonsense surrounding the 2018 Honda Civic Type R that it was becoming difficult to separate fact from the fiction. Speculation on the car’s engine and transmission was endless. There were rumors that it could be as large as 3.5 liters or a substantially smaller mill mated to a continuously variable transmission….

Company demonstrates working hoverbike

There’s a surprising number of companies attempting to produce personal hovercraft. Most are working on skateboard-style hoverboards, a concept popularized in the 1989 movie “Back to the Future Portion II.” Some, however, have actually more ambitious plans. Take for example Russia’s Hoversurf which is working on a hoverbike. The…

What to Do When Your Honda Dealership Has the Same Name as a Dead Klansman

It’s been a rough week at Frank Ancona Honda of Olathe, Kansas. The family-owned dealership, in operation just southwest of Kansas City since 1961, has actually successfully weathered all of the storms that periodically pummel dealers of all stripes. Then, last weekend, a body discovered on the banks of Missouri’s Big River — about a…

GMC’s Purpose Can Be Boiled Down to One Word – Denali

In the dark days of the recession, as General Motors was frantically attempting to save itself from the abyss, lots of believed it odd that the automaker’s GMC division was saved while a storied brand like Pontiac met its executioner. As for Saturn and Hummer, well, let’s just say far fewer tears were spilled over…

2018 BMW i3 spy shots

Engineers from BMW are out testing an updated version of the i3. The electric hatch didn’t generate the impact BMW had hoped as soon as the auto was launched in 2014. It was cramped, compromised and didn’t deliver the typical BMW driving experience, and its 81-mile range was additionally down compared to some rivals. BMW…

Pagani Huayra Roadster, Ferrari 812 Superfast, next-gen Audi A6: This Week’s Top Photos

6 years after Pagani very first showed us the Huayra, the automaker has actually finally unveiled the open-top version. Thanks to brand-new materials, the open-top car, dubbed a Huayra Roadster, is actually stiffer and lighter than the coupe. It’s likewise more powerful. Mercedes-Maybach has actually its very first SUV. The vehicle is the brand-new G650…

2017 BMW M2 Performance Edition amps up already great car

Yesterday, Bimmerpost and BMW Blog spotted order code ZL9 for the 2017 BMW M2 in the U.S. BMW dealership ordering system. It specifies the 2017 M2 Performance Edition. We reached out to a spokesman from BMW, that confirmed that this limited edition package is indeed available to order at this time along with an MSRP…

The merits of heel-and-toe vs. clutchless shifting on snow

Heel-and toe shifting is a fairly cool trick that you can easily pull out to try to impress your car guy buddies on the street. If you get it right, maybe they’ll be impressed. If that passenger is your wife, boss, any various other non-car person, odds are they won’t even know just what you…

Scott Pruitt Confirmed by Senate to Head EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has actually a brand-new administrator. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general and President Donald Trump’s first choice for the role, was confirmed today following a 52-46 Senate vote that fell mainly along party lines, with some exceptions. In an odd twist of fate, the man who once sued the EPA multiple times…

General Motors Wants $2 Billion For Opel/Vauxhall: Report

What’s the selling price for a huge automaker’s entire European operations? $2 billion, apparently — one billion in cash and yet another billion in gained liabilities. That’s the valuation that General Motors and PSA Group are discussing as the American automaker attempts to unload its Opel and Vauxhall divisions, Bloomberg reports. Sources close to the discussions…

BMW Sticks First ‘M’ Badge on 7 Series, Creating Sporty V12 Beast

For the first time, BMW has actually given its flagship 7 Collection an M badge. And while that may conjure up images of a standard 7 Collection with a bit of performance tinsel, that’s not really the case here. The numbers are quite impressive. The full name of this brand-new model is a mouthfull: M760Li…

Cigarette Racing celebrates Mercedes-AMG’s 50th with GT R-inspired speedboat

The folks at Florida’s Cigarette Racing build a few of the coolest-looking speedboats in the business, and the coolest of them every one of is the Marauder series. Stretching 51 feet and 7 inches in length, these come along with not one yet two top-of-the-line Mercury Racing V-8 engines delivering a combined 3,100 horsepower on…

Denali is big news (and money) for GMC

Nearly 20 years after General Motors’ truck brand slapped chrome wheels and fancy leather on its big Yukon SUV and called it the Yukon Denali, the profits keep on to roll in. Today, a quarter of all GMCs sold are badged as Denalis, something noteworthy not only because the package isn’t even more than a…

The Early 1980s are Back! GM Anticipates Big Demand for Diesels

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal may have actually killed that company’s diesel presence in North America, but it didn’t kill demand for diesel engines in general — especially ones that don’t pollute like Chernobyl and end up in the trash heap. At least, that’s General Motors’ take on it. The automaker hopes to fill the void created…

Dodge Demon, Jeep Trackhawk, 2018 Bentley Continental GT: The Week In Reverse

Dodge teased the Demon again; Jeep’s bringing the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to the Brand-new York auto show; and the 2018 Bentley Continental GT has actually been spotted. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Ferrari announced the 812 Superfast. This supercar is an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta along with a…

World’s Most Desirable Vehicle is Coming to Geneva, and You Probably Can’t Have It

Earlier this week, Citroën released teaser images and information on the SpaceTourer 4×4 Ë Concept, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. And you’re going to want one. The tall, boxy van appears to have actually everything the Internet Car Enthusiast claims to want. There’s space for people and cargo, four-by-four capability, adventurous-looking styling, and…

Fiat Chrysler Announces 3,200 Extended Vacations in Toledo

To get its Toledo Assembly Complex ready for the all-brand-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needs to go dark for a little while, meaning extended vacays for thousands of employees. The proper term would certainly be “temporary layoff,” but in an autoworker’s life, a job you know you can go back to makes these…

Autonomous Vehicles are a Snoozefest and Ford Engineers Can’t Stay Awake

Apparently, it’s not just Uber drivers that enjoy extended naps behind the wheel. Ford engineers, tapped to put the company’s self-driving technology on the fast track to production, are taking the off-ramp to Slumberville so often that the company has actually had to get other engineers to devise ways of keeping them awake. It turns…

Williams FW40, BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid, Cadillac XT3: Today’s Car News

Williams is the initial Formula One group to reveal its car for the brand-new season. The 2017-spec cars feature some radical changes aimed at making them faster, though the power units carry over mostly unchanged from the previous year. BMW’s 7-Collection was redesigned last year. For 2017 it gains a plug-in hybrid model in the…