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Michigan Based Company Building The Promised Autonomous Future

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In 2009, I was coming home from a sales meeting in Minneapolis-St.Paul with my co-workers from Sioux Falls Ford. We sustained a rear impact in a road construction zone on I-35; the truck that hit us was traveling too fast and didn’t see us stopped in traffic. The blunt force caused us to side swipe […]

2018 Subaru Forester Product & Performance Overview

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Subaru, the Japanese manufacturer of all things practical, dependable, and inexpensive, no matter the weather, just rolled out the latest details for the 2018 Forester. They also revealed a new trim package, The Black Edition Package, which seems rather snazzy. All in all, this looks to continue the car subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industry’s winning […]

Honda Proving Center Returns To Action Following Renovation

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Following a complete renovation, the Honda Proving Center (HPC) is open again and ready to function as a full on testing ground for future Honda and Acura products. Located in the Mojave Desert, near Cantil, California, HPC is an ideal place for Honda to test and develop a wide range of automobiles, motorcycles, side-by-sides, and ATVs. “The […]

The Enzo Ferrari Years With Alfa Romeo

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Triple Crown of Motorsport is quickly approaching, leaving automobile enthusiasts eager to see who will come out on top during what is considered a series of the most important auto races in the world. From May 25th to May 28th, all eyes will be on the prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix on the Circuit […]

Ford Names Jim Hackett As CEO, Announces Global Business Strategies

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Ford Motor Company has named Jim Hackett as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement comes as Ford emphasized “key global leadership changes in an effort to strengthen core automotive business and capitalize...Show More Summary

Brembo, General Motors Team For Advanced Braking Technology

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Brembo recently unveiled a new line of advanced braking upgrades for select General Motors vehicles. The Brembo Performance Brake Upgrade System is available for the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban; the GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL, and the Cadillac Escalade. Show More Summary

BMW M5 Marries M xDrive

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

I greeted this news with a smirk at first, and then, after half a second of thoughtful reflection, decided that adding all-wheel drive, or as BMW calls it, xDrive, to the Bavarians mighty M5 is probably a good move. BMW can lose all notions of restraint from time to time, especially when it comes to […]

Ford Invests $350 Million For Powertrain Technology, Job Creation

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Ford Motor Company is investing $350 million in the Livonia Transmission Plant. The move will help Ford expand their lineup of fuel-efficient powertrains while fortifying core automotive business, according to a press release from the automaker. In addition, Ford will create or retain 800 hourly jobs to support new transmission production. “We remain committed to […]

Audi Announces Full 2018 Lineup (Chart Included)

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Even though 2018 is a ways off, Audi got the jump by announcing features and pricing for their full lineup. Before we get into the specifics for each, here are the generalities. For starters, the advanced driver assistance systems, such as Audi side assist and all those “we’ll brake for you” and “look out, your […]

General Motors Restructuring International Markets To Strengthen Global Business

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

General Motors has announced “key restructuring actions” for its international business to increase overall financial health. The move comes as GM is looking to focus capital and resources on opportunities expected to yield higher returns, according to a press release from the automaker. “As the industry continues to change, we are transforming our business, establishing […]

2018 Volvo XC60 Pricing Announced, Ordering Open

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2018 Volvo XC60 is on its way and the automaker has announced pricing for the model range. The T5 starts at $41,500, the T6 at $44,900, and the T8 at $52,900. The T5 turbocharged engine produces 250 horsepower with all-wheel drive, the T6 (turbo and supercharged) engine hits 316 horsepower with all-wheel drive, and […]

Lotus Elise: The Sweet Spot Between Fun & Cost

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When I first looked at the presser titled “Own the best ever Lotus Elise for a lot less,” regarding the new Elise I misread it as “Own the best Lotus ever.” And I almost had an infarction. “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” my brain said. Yeah, the Elise is a very good car. But the best Lotus […]

2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Tops Forthcoming Lineup

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, the Camaro for the hardcore track enthusiast, is configured accordingly from the factory and with unique options at the dealership. The Extreme Track Performance Package, for example, is expected to build upon...Show More Summary

Detroit Event Aims To Connect Engineers Working On Vehicle Perception Technology

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Next Monday in Detroit, Michigan, AutoSens will kick off a 4-day event dedicated to autonomous driving and vehicle perception technology. The occasion will serve as a meeting point for engineers, connecting them to one another in a setting that showcases the latest academic research, industrial R&D, and OEM insights. AutoSens is not about marketing a […]

Letter From The UK: Drive Of Our Life

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Great Britain is very much a place of mixed fortunes; much like America I imagine. Some privileged people live in trendy places like Islington in London, holidaying comfortably in their organic yurts with their organic children, Jocasta and Tristram. They eat organic foreign-sounding foods and drive an eco-conscious Prius because they believe what they are […]

2018 BMW 2 Series: 3’s A Crowd

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In 2014 there was a schism in the BMW world akin to Martin Luther and Pope Leo X: BMW introduced the new 2 Series and, without saying it, more or less plugged that into where the 3 Series was. The 3 Series was moving upmarket – getting bigger, more luxurious, fatter, in a word – […]

Volvo Partners With Google To Introduce Android Tech For Future Models

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Android technology is coming to future Volvo models; the Gothenburg, Sweden automaker has partnered with the Mountain View, California tech company for a new venture. According to Volvo, the partnership is meant to bring about the “next generation of award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity.” New Volvos will offer a broader selection of apps and services […]

Automoblog Book Garage: The Complete Book of Camaro

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Every so often (daily), Danielle and I talk (have long conversations) about the “dream cars” we will one day own. While there are a few (many) on the list, living in Detroit gives us an inherent affinity for American muscle. Which is why the Chevrolet Camaro, especially the first generation, always appears on our list. […]

2017 Honda Civic Si: Product & Performance Overview

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are available now and quite affordable with a starting MSRP of $23,900. This Civic Si duo was revealed only a month ago and represent, according to Honda, the most ambitious remake in the Civic’s 44-year history. Both cars, be it coupe or sedan, have solid performance attributes, […]

Ford Hot Shot: The Jimmy John’s of Parts

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Right, so Ford has this new parts delivery service called Hot Shot that aims to get parts to repair shops and customers really fast. But don’t car companies and second tier parts suppliers already do this? I thought they already did, but I could be wrong. As both my loyal readers know, I’ve got this […]

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