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Volkswagen Dealer Payout Leaked; Automaker Plans to (Gasp!) Lower its Prices

It didn’t take long for sources to squeal about the size of the settlement forged yesterday between Volkswagen and its ornery U.S. dealer network. According to people familiar with the deal, 652 VW dealers will share about $1.2 billion to offset losses from unsold vehicles and sunk costs, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali talks doubling production and saving the V12

He chatted with us about supercars, the Urus SUV, and the future of the company. Continue reading Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali talks doubling production and saving the V12 Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali talks doubling production and saving the V12 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:00 EDT. Show More Summary

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Gets V6 Engine Upgrade, Eight-Speed Transmission

Sales of midsize trucks are heating up, and General Motors doesn’t want its slice of the pie to grow stale. Changes are coming to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado by way a host of powertrain updates aimed at squeezing better performance and fuel economy out of its volume model. Show More Summary

Increase Door Visibility With Reflective Tape | Car Hacks

Easily add a bit of nighttime visibility with this simple modification. Continue reading Increase Door Visibility With Reflective Tape | Car Hacks Increase Door Visibility With Reflective Tape | Car Hacks originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Opel's version of the Chevy Bolt will confuse people at Paris Motor Show

European version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle prepares for its unveiling across the Pond. Continue reading Opel's version of the Chevy Bolt will confuse people at Paris Motor Show Opel's version of the Chevy Bolt will confuse people at Paris Motor Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:10:00 EDT. Show More Summary

2016 BMW M3 Competition Package Track Test – Bitcoin Bimmer

Welcome to the $82,470 “small” BMW. I suppose it’s not that outrageous; correct the $34,810 MSRP of the original 1988 M3 to modern Bernankified pesos, and it’s just over seventy grand for a car that had less than half the power of this 2016 M3 Competition/Executive Package and absolutely none of the luxury accoutrements. Show More Summary

Question of the Day: What is the most metal car ever?

What would Horgh drive? You must choose the most metal car, or be expelled from the skeletal, frostbitten winter forest forever. Continue reading Question of the Day: What is the most metal car ever? Question of the Day: What is the most metal car ever? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:45:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Save The Manuals? Let’s Not Save Them All, Including The 2016 Chevrolet Spark’s

Are you sure you want to save the manuals? In theory, of course, you want to save the manual transmission. You enjoy driving. You enjoy enhancing the man-machine connection by synchronizing movements between your left foot, right hand, and right foot. Show More Summary

Detroit Electric Says it Doesn’t Want to Copy Tesla, Does Exactly That

Detroit Electric, the fledgling electric car maker with the historic American name, wants to follow its limited edition roadster with a mass-production sedan and SUV. The company recently told a Dutch newspaper that it doesn’t want to...Show More Summary

We test Lincoln's 20-speaker Revel Ultima stereo with a rock star

Wise cracks and hot tracks with the MKZ's 1200-watt stereo. Continue reading We test Lincoln's 20-speaker Revel Ultima stereo with a rock star We test Lincoln's 20-speaker Revel Ultima stereo with a rock star originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Get ready for higher octane gas...in 2025

Some automakers say mix of higher-octane fuel and higher-compression engines reduce emissions. Continue reading Get ready for higher octane gas...in 2025 Get ready for higher octane gas...in 2025 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Jeep Compass Reporting For Combo Car Duty, Sir

Editor’s Note: Yes, yes, I know there weren’t many reader submissions posted this week — but fear not! We are working our way through the wave of emails. Thank you all for sharing. Next up: Justin Hughes of RightFootDown.com wringing every last horsepower possible out of a rental Compass. Show More Summary

Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto

Naturally, more miles driven also means more roadwork is needed. Continue reading Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:55:00 EDT. Show More Summary

FordPass app lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking spots

You don't even have to have a Ford to use it. Continue reading FordPass app lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking spots FordPass app lets you find, reserve, and pay for parking spots originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Everything we drove and saw at Pebble Beach | Autoblog Podcast #485

We recap Monterey Car Week and discuss what's been making news in the automotive world. Continue reading Everything we drove and saw at Pebble Beach | Autoblog Podcast #485 Everything we drove and saw at Pebble Beach | Autoblog Podcast #485 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Most hybrid vehicles don't make financial sense for buyers

Lower fuel costs and higher gas-powered fuel economy narrows the gap in vehicle-operating costs. Continue reading Most hybrid vehicles don't make financial sense for buyers Most hybrid vehicles don't make financial sense for buyers originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal

Governmental approval of the deal moves Tesla one step closer to buying – or perhaps more appropriately bailing out – Solar City. Continue reading Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:30:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car

The mother thinks her son was perfectly safe. Continue reading Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman

A police officer in Jackson, Mississippi was fired after a video surfaced of him sexually harassing a young woman from his patrol car. Continue reading Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:18:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Massive Wheel Heist Leaves Another East Texas Dealership Up on Blocks

It’s the latest in a string of similar nighttime thefts, but it’s not surprising — after all, when four hours’ work can net you hundreds of thousands of bucks, who expects thieves to stop? This past weekend, the inventory of a General...Show More Summary

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