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Cross-border Drug Smugglers are Using Ford Fusions as Mules: Report

According to a report from a Minnesota news outlet, Mexican drug smugglers and their American co-conspirators are using imported Ford Fusions to ferry marijuana across the border. The news follows recent drug busts in the state, with...Show More Summary

Kelley Blue Book Names 2017 Image Award Winners; Subaru Takes Three, GMC Wins an Odd One

The importance of favorable perception is invaluable when it comes to sales. If a product or brand doesn’t inspire some sort of positive association, then it’s not likely to be around for much longer. Automotive brands are specifically interested in gaining recognition for their strengths. Show More Summary

Renault taxis of WWI | The Exposition

On this episode of The Exposition we look at how the French used a relatively new invention, the car, in World War I. Continue reading Renault taxis of WWI | The Exposition Renault taxis of WWI | The Exposition originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla will double its worldwide Superchargers this year

California-based electric vehicle maker Tesla will double the deployment of its Superchargers this year as it unveils the lower-priced Model 3 sedan. Continue reading Tesla will double its worldwide Superchargers this year Tesla will double its worldwide Superchargers this year originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:30:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Sedans and Missiles: Hyundai Slams Into Another Sales Roadblock

The frustration never seems to end for Hyundai executives. After last year’s Korean labor strife and political scandal, the brand now faces flagging fortunes in the all-important North American market, all thanks to a car-heavy lineup that once guaranteed piles of profit. Show More Summary

See the evolution of McLaren F1 cars in one GIF

From bare bones to be-winged, this.gif has it all. Continue reading See the evolution of McLaren F1 cars in one GIF See the evolution of McLaren F1 cars in one GIF originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Fit LX

Eight months ago, we took a sojourn through the build and price tool for the Honda Fit LX. Since then, Honda’s increased the price and added a paint option. So far in 2017, the Fit has sold at a more rapid pace than last year, despite...Show More Summary

Correction: Stop The Violence

Yesterday, we discussed one automotive journalist’s rather hysterical reaction to the Dodge Demon. That writer contacted TTAC shortly after the article was published to request a particular sentence be removed. In the interest of complete clarity, I’ve elected (and Mark has agreed) to publish this correction instead. Show More Summary

Nissan Leaf AT-EV to tackle 10,000-mile Mongol Rally

Mountains, deserts, and steppes, oh my! Continue reading Nissan Leaf AT-EV to tackle 10,000-mile Mongol Rally Nissan Leaf AT-EV to tackle 10,000-mile Mongol Rally originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Parked In Drive: 1968 Volkswagen Transporter Type II ‘Doublecab’

Pickup trucks are a stereotypically American product, right up there with blue jeans and barbeque. The best-selling vehicle in America for the past 35 years? Ford F-Series. And the pickup truck defines our needs as a nation, maximizing towing, luggage, and passenger capacities as much as possible at the lowest possible price. Show More Summary

1 in 7 Americans say they might buy an EV next, as sales of electrics build

AAA poll indicates 30 million Americans may buy an electric vehicle within three to five years. Continue reading 1 in 7 Americans say they might buy an EV next, as sales of electrics build 1 in 7 Americans say they might buy an EV next, as sales of electrics build originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:34:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Massive crash, explosion, and fire kills 1, snarls L.A. freeways

10 people injured, one of them critically. Continue reading Massive crash, explosion, and fire kills 1, snarls L.A. freeways Massive crash, explosion, and fire kills 1, snarls L.A. freeways originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

QOTD: What Vehicle was the First Ride of Your Life?

Last week, I asked you to think back to your formative years and your driving experiences therein. Many of you responded with tales of when your nervous fingers first gripped the wheel, and the happy experiences (sometimes dangerous if you’re Chris Tonn) you had in whatever vintage automobile you piloted that first time. Show More Summary

Another day, another Google guy, another flying machine: Sergey Brin's 'secret airship'

"Secret airship"? And what is "Ltare"? Continue reading Another day, another Google guy, another flying machine: Sergey Brin's 'secret airship' Another day, another Google guy, another flying machine: Sergey Brin's 'secret airship' originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla Model S stripped of Consumer Reports top safety rating

It was promised as standard equipment Continue reading Tesla Model S stripped of Consumer Reports top safety rating Tesla Model S stripped of Consumer Reports top safety rating originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Won A Comparison Test Conducted By Buick

Native advertising is funny. Not because native advertising, the kind of marketing that appears as though it is the content of a specific publication aside from a disclaimer or two, shouldn’t exist. In a land of free speech, companies should be permitted to tell stories in just about any way they wish to do so. Show More Summary

Lounging Meets Transportation With Hammocraft | Autoblog Minute

Wyoming based company Hammocraft has made a frame that allows you to attach a hammock to some of your favorite water crafts. Designed to be used with paddle boards and kayaks this metal frame was inspired by the desire to lounge on the go. Show More Summary

Type R Sets New Nürburgring Record | Autoblog Minute

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R set a new record at the famed Nürburgring ring. Setting a new front-drive record with a lap time of 07:43:08. Type R’s new and improved body beat the former record holder, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, by 3 seconds. Show More Summary

Watch this Polaris RZR jump, slide, and backflip all over the place

It also takes on a "wall of death." Continue reading Watch this Polaris RZR jump, slide, and backflip all over the place Watch this Polaris RZR jump, slide, and backflip all over the place originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Repair Costs on the Upswing After Declining for Two Years

Nothing lasts forever, as Axl Rose once said. After flatlining for a couple of years, during which time car owners — on average — saw no increases in repair costs stemming from “check engine” lights, bills are headed back up. A study...Show More Summary

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