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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz EV concept slated for production

The EV is styled like the old Microbus. Continue reading Volkswagen I.D. Buzz EV concept slated for production Volkswagen I.D. Buzz EV concept slated for production originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

2018 Cadillac XTS: You’ve Seen the Face, Now Ask About the Seat Foam

Thanks to China’s media, as well as General Motors’ aggressive pursuit of new buyers in that populous, prestige-seeking country, we’ve already seen the facelifted 2018 XTS sedan. The Chinese market model appeared a month ago, powered by a downsized motor you won’t find in U.S. Show More Summary

Ford Focus spy photos reveal a Fiesta-style interior

Call it "Fiesta Grande." Continue reading Ford Focus spy photos reveal a Fiesta-style interior Ford Focus spy photos reveal a Fiesta-style interior originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Should All Smart Dealers Burn Down Their Lots This Summer?

It’s been roughly a decade since Daimler’s Smart Automobile first caressed America’s purple mountains and amber waves of grain with the microscopic Fortwo. Despite a promising first year in the United States, the brand never really managed to carve a space out for itself in a competitive and size-obsessed marketplace. Show More Summary

Goodwood to celebrate Ecclestone's career

Uniting to honor a divisive figure. Continue reading Goodwood to celebrate Ecclestone's career Goodwood to celebrate Ecclestone's career originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic Coupe Review – the Story of the 10 Percent

Two turbochargers. 362 horsepower. 384 lb-ft of torque. AMG’s 31:69 front/rear torque bias. 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. AMG-tuned air suspension. 14.2-inch front rotors. 285/40R20 rear tires. 640 watts and 14 speakers of Burmester surround sound. Show More Summary

10th-generation Honda Accord set to debut on July 14

Two turbocharged engines replace the V6. Continue reading 10th-generation Honda Accord set to debut on July 14 10th-generation Honda Accord set to debut on July 14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Chrysler Will Stay Alive in Japan (Where It’s Almost Dead): FCA

We all remember former Chrysler Corporation chairman Lee Iacocca railing against the Japanese for their uber-expensive land and not-so-open borders. Well, Jeep sales are slowly picking up in that Detroit Three-averse country, but one storied American brand isn’t doing so hot. Show More Summary

2018 Cadillac XTS does its best CT6 impression

It comes with new tires and interiors. Continue reading 2018 Cadillac XTS does its best CT6 impression 2018 Cadillac XTS does its best CT6 impression originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Mercedes-Benz A-Class is Coming, Could Start Below $30,000: Dealers

Get ’em young and get ’em poor upwardly mobile. That seems to be Mercedes-Benz’s rationale behind the upcoming A-Class sedan, which should arrive in the U.S. later next year. According to dealers who spoke to Automotive News, the German...Show More Summary

Activist investors are wasting their time with automakers

Tesla, naturally, is the exception. Continue reading Activist investors are wasting their time with automakers Activist investors are wasting their time with automakers originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

For as long as I have been poking around in American automobile graveyards (35 years), the presence of the occasional Fiat 124 Sport Spider has been a constant. Even while Pininfarina-badged, Malcolm Bricklin-imported 124 Sport Spiders...Show More Summary

FCA denies report it's pulling Chrysler brand from Japan

FCA sold just 300 Chrysler 300s there last year. Continue reading FCA denies report it's pulling Chrysler brand from Japan FCA denies report it's pulling Chrysler brand from Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Even Cummins, synonymous with diesel, is moving toward hybrids and electrics

Diesels aren't going away, yet, though. Continue reading Even Cummins, synonymous with diesel, is moving toward hybrids and electrics Even Cummins, synonymous with diesel, is moving toward hybrids and electrics originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Porsche Won Le Mans 24 Hours (but That Wasn’t the Race You Were Watching)

While Porsche saw a remarkable comeback victory at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, clawing its way from the back of the pack as practically every LMP1 class car suffered a catastrophic breakdown, all the real action was taking place among the LM GTE Pro cars — as usual. Show More Summary

Auto supplier Magna to build BMW's 5-series plug-in hybrids

North America's largest automotive supplier is alone among its competitors in performing contract manufacturing for carmakers. Continue reading Auto supplier Magna to build BMW's 5-series plug-in hybrids Auto supplier Magna to build BMW's 5-series plug-in hybrids originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:40:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his traffic tunnels

Elon Musk says he's having "promising conversations" with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about using The Boring Company's underground tunnel technology. Continue reading Elon Musk says Los Angeles is open to using his traffic tunnels Elon Musk...Show More Summary

Bosch building $1.1B self-driving, smart-city chip plant, its biggest investment ever

Bosch, Intel, Qualcomm, and others are all scrambling. Continue reading Bosch building $1.1B self-driving, smart-city chip plant, its biggest investment ever Bosch building $1.1B self-driving, smart-city chip plant, its biggest investment ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Texas explicitly allows driverless car tests

Critics are worried the new law in Texas is too lenient. Continue reading Texas explicitly allows driverless car tests Texas explicitly allows driverless car tests originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

General Motors to Turbocharge Its Engine Offerings for 2018, Literally

Rising emissions regulations are forcing many automakers to adopt forced induction across the board. While some, like Mazda and Honda, have been milking naturally aspirated engines for all their worth, even they have turned to turbochargers to do some of the heavy lifting. Show More Summary

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