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Junkyard Find: 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Turbo

The quantity of Chrysler PT Cruisers in the high-turnover self-service wrecking yards remained close to zero for the first decade after the car’s 2001 model year debut (while the Cruiser’s Neon cousins showed up in large quantities starting at about age five). Show More Summary

Josef Newgarden holds off Simon Pagenaud to win IndyCar title

He's the third Penske driver in four years to win the championship. Continue reading Josef Newgarden holds off Simon Pagenaud to win IndyCar title Josef Newgarden holds off Simon Pagenaud to win IndyCar title originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Vettel crashes out from pole

Of 20 cars that started, only 12 finished. Continue reading Hamilton wins in Singapore as Vettel crashes out from pole Hamilton wins in Singapore as Vettel crashes out from pole originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

VW is content to let Tesla and Daimler lead in electric commercial vehicles for now

Volkswagen is content being a "second mover, who would rather check a couple of times more whether the standards are right." Continue reading VW is content to let Tesla and Daimler lead in electric commercial vehicles for now VW is content...Show More Summary

Strike at GM’S CAMI Plant in Ontario Looks Imminent

The workforce at General Motors’ Canadian sport-utility plant are threatening to strike unless a new labor deal is reached by Sunday night. Traditionally union deals close at the last minute but GM is cutting it exceptionally close this weekend. Show More Summary

The Rationale Behind Toyota’s Insane New Styling

Toyota has been the brand par excellence in terms of quality and reliability for as far back as many of us can remember. But, as value became its hallmark, someone decided to turn the excitement volume down to a faint whisper — breaking...Show More Summary

This electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads

It has a rugged, four-wheel-drive design that can handle dirt roads and off-roading. Continue reading This electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads This electric car prototype is built for Africa's rural roads originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

In Photos: 2017 Hearse Fest in Hell, Michigan

Get me the hell out of here. Continue reading In Photos: 2017 Hearse Fest in Hell, Michigan In Photos: 2017 Hearse Fest in Hell, Michigan originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Honda aims to put Torro Rosso into top three in F1 next year

"Our spirit, Honda's spirit, is going to come back and for next year our goal is to fight for the top three at the front of the grid." Continue reading Honda aims to put Torro Rosso into top three in F1 next year Honda aims to put Torro Rosso into top three in F1 next year originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:50:00 EDT. Show More Summary

The Pressure’s On: Hyundai Motor America’s Newly Minted CEO Needs to Turn It Around

After Hyundai’s American division canned former CEO David Zuchowski for failing to meet internal sales targets last December, it’s no mystery what Job One is for the new guy. Kyung Soo Lee, a 61-year-old veteran of the company who started...Show More Summary

Alphabet considers $1 billion Lyft investment

In May, Waymo and Lyft announced they were working together on testing self-driving taxis. Continue reading Alphabet considers $1 billion Lyft investment Alphabet considers $1 billion Lyft investment originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

More Internal Combustion Abandonment: Mazda Plans Fully Electric Fleet By ‘Early 2030s’

Mazda recently announced the testing of its Skyactiv-X compression ignition engine, which promises to burn gasoline with diesel-like efficiency — no spark required. If it hits its projected launch date of 2019, it will become the first...Show More Summary

Freaky Friday: When Your Free Jeep Cherokee Recall Costs $24,000

Lucky is the new car buyer who isn’t saddled with a trip to the dealer for recall work within the first few years of ownership. The modern age provides us with a great many wonderful things — avocadoes year-round, transmission cogs we...Show More Summary

Next-generation Ford Fiesta ST won't be sold in America

Get the current Fiesta ST while you can. Continue reading Next-generation Ford Fiesta ST won't be sold in America Next-generation Ford Fiesta ST won't be sold in America originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

2016 Fiat 500X Long-Term Wrap Up | Exceeds expectations

Flawed, but still charming. Continue reading 2016 Fiat 500X Long-Term Wrap Up | Exceeds expectations 2016 Fiat 500X Long-Term Wrap Up | Exceeds expectations originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

BMW Executive Has Prophetic Vision of a World Without Car Keys

Way back when the sun first rose on the automobile, hand cranking was the preferred way to start an engine. Keys didn’t really come into fashion until magneto and coil-operated ignition systems were mainstreamed. But the car key has evolved since its infancy as a finely shaped lump of metal. Show More Summary

Genesis G70 vs sport sedan rivals: How it compares on paper

How does the new Genesis sport sedan stack up? Continue reading Genesis G70 vs sport sedan rivals: How it compares on paper Genesis G70 vs sport sedan rivals: How it compares on paper originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s

It could get some support from Toyota. Continue reading Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Rare Rides: A 1987 Buick Grand National That Belonged to David Spade

Turning the sedate Buick Regal into an extra-special Grand National injected some much-needed sportiness into the Buick brand in the early 1980s. And while the Grand National is not as rare as the very limited edition GNX variant, this particular car just happens to have a famous prior owner: David Spade. Show More Summary

The 2018 Ford EcoSport Starts at $20,990, But How Much Could You Spend on a Loaded EcoSport?

For the 2018 model year, your local Blue Oval dealer will sell you an India-built Ford EcoSport Titanium AWD, with a handful of options, for $29,960. Yes, that’s an uncomfortable MSRP for the funny-looking, tippy-toe-styled EcoSport, which Ford likes to pronounce echo-sport as if it’s a particularly athletic Toyota subcompact sedan circa 2003. Show More Summary

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