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Elon Musk confirms September 29 delivery for first Model X EVs

Elon Musk says that the company is handing over the first examples of the Tesla Model X at its factory in Fremont, CA, on September 29. Continue reading Elon Musk confirms September 29 delivery for first Model X EVs Elon Musk confirms September 29 delivery for first Model X EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:15:00 EST. Show More Summary

As Other Automakers Abandon Russia, Mazda Sees Opportunity with Engine Plant

As the price of oil and gas sinks to below $50/barrell, so does Russia’s economy. The former Soviet state, highly dependant on oil and gas revenues for growth, is expected to experience economic shrinkage between 3.4 and 6 percent this year. Show More Summary

VW CFO Hans Dieter Potsch nominated as new board chairman

The Volkswagen board is supporting the nomination by the Porsche family to name the company's current chief financial officer to serve as its new chairman. Continue reading VW CFO Hans Dieter Potsch nominated as new board chairman VW...Show More Summary

Car Slut Confessions: Minivan Fantasyland

I have a horrible fantasy. It’s dark, disturbing and completely out of character. But when I’m honest with myself, it’s very, very real. I sometimes fantasize that I drive a minivan. And it’s not just any mini van, it’s a white Honda Odyssey with family stick figures and a school mascot and everything. Show More Summary

Chevy finishes restoration of damaged 1 millionth Corvette

The one-millionth Corvette looked like a pancake when it emerged from the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. After 1,200 man-hours of hard work, the convertible is perfect again. Continue reading Chevy finishes restoration ofShow More Summary

The Saudi Royals Ride In Benzes and Escalades, Not Audis

Notwithstanding Remy’s hugely popular Saudis in Audis rap video, it appears that Saudi Arabian King Salman and his entourage prefer Stuttgart and Detroit to Ingolstadt. The King and his retinue arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Thursday, flying in on four Boeing 747 airliners for a state visit with President Obama. Show More Summary

Seat hitting Frankfurt with updated Ibiza Cupra hot hatch

Seat updates the Ibiza Cupra with revised styling and trim, upgraded equipment, and most important of all, a more powerful and responsive engine, just in time for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Continue reading Seat hitting Frankfurt...Show More Summary

Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes-AMG C63 S pitted Head to Head

Motor Trend pits the Cadillac ATS-V against the Mercedes-AMG C63 S to see which super sedan will earn the right to face off against the BMW M3. Continue reading Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes-AMG C63 S pitted Head to Head Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes-AMG C63 S pitted Head to Head originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

Autoblog Minute: Marchionne seems prepared to lead FCA in takeover of GM

It's no secret that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wants industry consolidation but without any deal takers it seems as though he's ready to consider a hostile takeover. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.Show More Summary

Dealer sues Maserati for fabricating sales numbers

Maserati North America is being sued by a dealer over allegations that the company incentivized its stores to fabricate sales of the Ghibli. Continue reading Dealer sues Maserati for fabricating sales numbers Dealer sues Maserati for fabricating sales numbers originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:31:00 EST. Show More Summary

Watch out world, even Oprah loves Tesla

Oprah Winfrey is latest celebrity to declare her love for the Tesla Model S. Her endorsement for the EV on social media could provide a temporary bump for the brand. Continue reading Watch out world, even Oprah loves Tesla Watch out world, even Oprah loves Tesla originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Are supercars becoming less special?

As smaller manufacturers look for ways to stay viable, wholly unique models are becoming a thing of the past. Will that hurt the image or experience? Continue reading Are supercars becoming less special? Are supercars becoming less special? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

You're a great driver. Your spouse? Not so much

More than 85 percent of drivers consider themselves fairly good or very good drivers, according to the results of a new survey. But they're far less likely to extend such praise in assessing the performance of family members. Continue reading You're a great driver. Show More Summary

Elon Musk says Model 3 needs 'fully operational' Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that in order to make the lower-cost Model 3 electric sedan it needs a "fully operational" Gigafactory. Continue reading Elon Musk says Model 3 needs 'fully operational' Gigafactory Elon Musk says Model 3 needs 'fully operational' Gigafactory originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Autoblog Minute: Wrangler production to remain in Toledo, pickup may come

Jeep seems to be changing its production strategy, with Wrangler to remain in Toledo but Cherokee slated to leave. Autoblog's Mylencia Gillenwaters reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute. Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Wrangler...Show More Summary

Tesla Model X Referral Winner Accused of Spamming Referral Links

According to the Tesla Motors Club, the referral program that would award one Model X to a lucky loyalist in exchange for referring 10 new Model S buyers may already be over. “Kevin2686? may likely be the North American winner for the free Model X considering he managed to refer 10 new buyers. Show More Summary

Tesla’s ‘Free’ Model X for Referrals Probably Eligible for Federal Tax Credit

Details on Tesla’s “free” Model X for the first 10 referral buyers have been few since the beginning. First it appeared that the program would be limited by time, then it appeared it would be limited by country, now it appears that it’ll be limited by continent. Show More Summary

Detroit 3 and UAW could create healthcare pool

The Big Three and UAW are negotiating on a way to reduce ballooning healthcare costs by possibly creating a pool among the active workers at Ford, GM, and FCA US. UAW President Dennis Williams came up with the idea. Continue readingShow More Summary

2015 Honda Fit recalled over ignition coils

Honda is recalling 17,800 units of the 2015 Fit in the US to replace their ignition coils. Continue reading 2015 Honda Fit recalled over ignition coils 2015 Honda Fit recalled over ignition coils originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Add Renault Alaskan to List of Cars Not Sold in Their Namesake Markets

Renault has released their latest global pickup concept, the Alaskan, and by global they mean almost everywhere except Alaska. Go figure. Regardless, the Alaskan looks like a beefed-up version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept revealed in Detroit. Show More Summary

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