Dodge: What’s new for 2017

Dodge in recent years has actually transformed from a mainstream brand in to a performance-oriented one specializing in muscle cars. The transformation really kicked in to higher gear in 2014 once parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] announced that Dodge was to reabsorb the SRT division, along along with the Viper supercar. Unfortunately, there…

Big Yellow Taxis: New Checker Vehicles Are Still Coming in 2018, Company Says

Being a non-conformist used to mean driving a German or Japanese car. For those who really wanted to make a scene, Sweden was more than happy to provide a quirky Volvo or Saab. Well, that strategy is out. Everything’s just too mainstream. What’s an individualist to do? Electric cars have actually become too commonplace, and…

‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ moving to Netflix

Netflix may have actually lost out to rival Amazon in snagging former “Top Gear” hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, yet the popular streaming service will certainly soon have actually a celebrity-studded car reveal of its own. It’s been confirmed that the car reveal concerning nothing, Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,”…

The Big Chill: Management Wages Frozen as Hyundai and Kia Ride Out Financial Storm

Hyundai Motor Group has actually placed its supervisory employees’ wages into stasis in an effort to minimize costs and better cope along with the financial hardship it expects to face in 2017. Roughly 35,000 staff managers are affected by the wage freeze — the majority being employees at Hyundai and Kia Motors.  While talk of the salary…

Report: Mazda to launch HCCI engine in 2018

Not all gasoline engines need spark plugs to ignite their fuel. A process called homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) uses compression to ignite the fuel, merely like in a diesel engine. Several automakers have actually experimented along with HCCI engines over the years, yet Mazda could be the very first to actually put one into production….

BMW Takes an ‘If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it’ Approach With the 4 Series

Going over the announcement of BMW’s updated 4 Collection was reminiscent of my childhood attempts to parse out the difference between two nearly identical images in the monthly Double Check of my Highlights for Children magazine. Beyond the M Sport styled front bumper and newly standardized LED headlights and taillights for each trim, there is nothing obvious about this mid-cycle refresh…

McLaren 650S replacement to double aerodynamic efficiency

McLaren’s Super Collection family will soon be in the process of renewal, along with the 650S earmarked as the very first member to be replaced. The replacement has actually been confirmed for a debut in March at the 2017 Geneva auto show and on Wednesday McLaren released a teaser shot and revealed some brand-new details….

2017 Porsche 911 GTS laps ‘Ring in 7:26

The forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS has actually lapped the 12.9-mile, 73-turn Nürburgring-Nordschliefe in 7 minutes 26 seconds. That’s 12 seconds faster compared to the last 911 Carrera GTS and four seconds faster compared to the most up to date 911 Carrera S. The so-called 991.2 generation of the Carrera GTS features a twin-turbocharged…

Reborn Volkswagen Microbus Headed to Production: Report

If we’re to believe a source inside Volkswagen, 2022 could bring a latter-day Summer of Love. The company’s latest Microbus concept — the eye-rollingly named I.D. Buzz — might not stay a concept for long, an insider claims, stirring chance in eco-conscious Germanophiles and fans of the original hippie wagon. VW’s all-electric I.D. Buzz concept,…

2017 Toyota Corolla XSE Review – A Little Respect

So you say you want to understand Toyota. You want to look the company in the eye and get a sense of its soul. Without spending hours studying kaizen and poring over 2000GT imagery and learning the significance of the number 86, you want to know why Toyota is different from, say, Porsche. Allow the…

Ask Bark Brief: What’s as Great as a G8?

Cory writes: My 2009 Pontiac G8 GT is finally getting to the mileage where a replacement may soon be needed. It has actually 103,000 miles on the odometer but still runs fine and has actually not been abused. Just the random aging that comes along with a higher mileage car that I’d prefer not to…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW X7, Mini JCW Countryman: Car News Headlines

Alfa Romeo has actually revealed the Stelvio in standard trim. We’re glad to report that the vehicle looks good even without the upgrades of the Quadrifoglio model. And along with 280 horsepower on tap, it undoubtedly won’t be a slouch. BMW’s upcoming full-size luxury SUV, the X7, has actually been spied again. This time we…

QOTD: Does Mitsubishi Need to Exist?

Thinking back to just over a decade ago, Mitsubishi was still in the full-line automaker business. For most needs, there existed an option at your Mitsubishi dealer, which then was a place along with functioning lighting and definitely not a former Pizza Hut or Carl’s Jr. But that’s all changed now, and it has actually me wondering —…

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio revealed in standard trim

Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio, the Italian marque’s first-ever SUV, was shown to the globe last fall at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Yet the vehicle on display in L.A. was the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the 505-horsepower model that will certainly only make up a small percentage of Stelvio sales. Alfa Romeo has actually since revealed the…

Shattered! When Rental Cars Go (Sort Of) Wild

I closed the driver’s door and the back window of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata simply fell into the passenger compartment, a thousand little pieces sprinkled over my luggage, my spare pair of shoes, my son’s child seat. It was about 10:45 on a Saturday night. Danger Girl, my son, and I were nearly 400 miles away…

Genesis mulls building cars in US

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are the latest to commit to increasing investment in vehicle manufacturing in the United States in the wake of threats from President-elect Donald Trump of brand-new tariffs on vehicles and components imported in to the country. The Korean automakers on Tuesday confirmed they will certainly invest $3.1 billion in…

Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Odyssey LX

Sometimes a manufacturer churns out a base trim that — all things considered — might just be the most effective choice for that particular model. Here’s a candidate. Wait, wait, wait! Yes, this is a minivan … but before you scroll past this post to revel in Steph’s news reports or one of Jack’s adventures, consider…

2019 BMW X7 spy shots and video

After years of sitting on the sidelines, BMW is about to jump in to the full-size luxury SUV segment along with an X7. Talk of an X7 dates back more compared to a decade yet BMW was reluctant to launch such a model for most of that time, focusing instead on smaller sized vehicles. Strong…

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman revealed ahead of 2017 Shanghai auto show

A brand-new generation of the Mini Countryman has actually just gone on sale and will soon be joined by a high-performance John Cooper Works model. Revealed today ahead of a globe debut in April at the 2017 Shanghai auto show, the latest John Cooper Works Countryman follows a familiar formula along with its turbocharged inline-4,…

Very special Porsche 959 Sport heads to auction in Paris

To some, the Porsche 959 is one of the most intriguing sports cars of the modern era. It was forbidden fruit on these shores until Bill Gates helped adjustment the laws and brought on the arrival of Reveal and Display rules. He wasn’t the very first person to bring a Porsche 959 in to this…

Buick: What’s new for 2017

Business for Buick continues to boom, especially in China where it’s the second most popular brand in the passenger car market. General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is yet to reveal overall figures for 2016 yet we know in China alone Buick managed to move 1,180,372 cars. That’s much more impressive when you think of Buick sells…

For Trump, Erasing Stringent Fuel Economy Rules Might be a Wasted Effort

It would certainly be fair to suggest that government agencies have held the automotive industry by the testicles with both hands for much of the Obama administration. America’s fuel economy and emissions targets are noble, but have cost manufacturers peace of mind and plenty of money. Enter President-elect Donald Trump, who spent a great deal of his campaign promising…

FCA Slammed With Twin Lawsuits While Waiting on EPA Investigation

The Environmental Protection Agency alleged last week Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had installed undisclosed emissions software in 104,000 of its diesel vehicles — issuing the company a notice of violation for its Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. While the EPA continues its investigation into whether or not FCA will become the next Volkswagen, Canadian law firm Sotos LLP and America’s Heninger…