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Yet Another Stakeout: Ford Positions Its Plug-in Fusion As the Cure for Idling Cops

If Lennie Briscoe were alive today, it’s hard to say how the fictional.38-packing NYPD detective would view this break from tradition. He might dryly wonder aloud whether the force faced an easier time cleaning up its fleet than cleaning up the streets, and went with the path of least resistance. Show More Summary

Nissan Mulls Extra U.S Manufacturing Capacity

Earlier this year, the big bosses at Nissan expressed their desire to grab a full 5 percent of pickup truck market share in the United States. However, chasing arbitrary targets has now fallen in favor of smart growth. Still, lighting...Show More Summary

Watch former Formula One driver Mark Webber audition for ‘The Grand Tour’

Poking fun at rival Mercedes, but maybe sabotaging his audition. Continue reading Watch former Formula One driver Mark Webber audition for ‘The Grand Tour’ Watch former Formula One driver Mark Webber audition for ‘The Grand Tour’ originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Rare Rides: A 1955 Citroën Traction Avant – the Front-Drive Car That Started Everything

The car you see here is quite possibly the most important vehicle to ever come out of France. Pioneering no less than three major advances in technology, it would effectively set the stage for passenger cars of the future — continuing to this day. Show More Summary

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI First Drive – Nothing to Anger the Faithful

The formula for the Volkswagen Golf GTI is simple; take a good car, add horsepower, add styling flourishes, and make something special. For the past 35 years in the United States, the GTI has done this more often than not. Sure, there...Show More Summary

New Rolls-Royce Cullinan spied with production-spec lighting

We also get a brief glimpse of paint and chrome trim. Continue reading New Rolls-Royce Cullinan spied with production-spec lighting New Rolls-Royce Cullinan spied with production-spec lighting originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Elon Musk teases a flying version of Roadster supercar. Is he serious?

Elon tweeteth, the world taketh note. Continue reading Elon Musk teases a flying version of Roadster supercar. Is he serious? Elon Musk teases a flying version of Roadster supercar. Is he serious? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla’s Big Gamble With Other People’s Money

Unless you were living under a rock or on the moon late last week, you know Tesla introduced not one but two concepts on Thursday night — a Class 8 semi truck and a kinda-sorta-maybe Roadster (is it a roadster or a targa? It’ll only cost you a quarter mil to find out). Show More Summary

5 Japanese Cars with the Most Ridiculous Names

We take a look at five cars from Japan with the most ridiculous names and some insane TV commercials. Continue reading 5 Japanese Cars with the Most Ridiculous Names 5 Japanese Cars with the Most Ridiculous Names originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Hennessey provides a peek at the Venom F5 hypercar's interior

It has so much carbon fiber. Continue reading Hennessey provides a peek at the Venom F5 hypercar's interior Hennessey provides a peek at the Venom F5 hypercar's interior originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:36:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Another Hybrid Bites the Dust: Toyota Prius V Packs It in After VI Model Years

Okay, the “V” stood for “versatility,” but the largest Toyota Prius family member’s obvious usefulness hasn’t earned it a lasting place in the American automotive landscape. After arriving for the 2012 model year, the lengthened hybrid, which boasted 50 percent more interior volume than its Prius sibling, will disappear from the U.S. Show More Summary

Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

This builds on the companies' three-year relationship. Continue reading Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Mercedes-Benz teases new CLS with two photos

Mercedes offers a peek at the CLS ahead of its L.A. debut. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz teases new CLS with two photos Mercedes-Benz teases new CLS with two photos originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

F1's Alonso turns rookie for endurance test with Toyota

His goal: auto racing's Triple Crown. Continue reading F1's Alonso turns rookie for endurance test with Toyota F1's Alonso turns rookie for endurance test with Toyota originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

QOTD: Ignoring That Recall?

Yesterday, young Mr. Posky brought us news that Honda has recalled a number of Odysseys for problems with their second-row seats. Now, reading into the details, it seems to be more of a user problem, rather than a design flaw. Nevertheless. Show More Summary

Saleen bringing new Chinese-built S1 sports car to LA Auto Show

The Saleen S1 gets Ford's 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost tuned up to 450 horsepower. Continue reading Saleen bringing new Chinese-built S1 sports car to LA Auto Show Saleen bringing new Chinese-built S1 sports car to LA Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

10 million cars in U.S. remain unrepaired. Continue reading Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Junkyard Find: 1989 Ford Tempo All Wheel Drive

Ford Tempos (and their Mercury Topaz siblings) were sold in such vast numbers during their 1984-1994 run that I encounter plenty of examples during my junkyard explorations. Normally, I wouldn’t bother photographing a discarded Tempo/Topaz,...Show More Summary

Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid for non-pursuit law enforcement

The Ford Fusion Energi gets dressed up as the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for police and government officials. Continue reading Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid for non-pursuit law enforcement Ford Special Service Plug-In Hybrid for non-pursuit law enforcement originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi

Electric trucks, including the Tesla Semi, are inevitable and welcome. But questions remain about this particular implementation. Continue reading This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi This ex-trucker has some questions about the Tesla Semi originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:25:00 EST. Show More Summary

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