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Geneva preview: 2018 Ford Fiesta ST

4 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Ford's smallest hot hatch gets a downsized engine and new drive modes.

Barge Glut Chokes U.S. Shipping Sector Despite Record Harvest

6 minutes agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Karl Plume and Michael Hirtzer CHICAGO, Feb 23 (Reuters) – A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses. Show More Summary

The new Ford Fiesta ST is a three-cylinder speed machine

Nearly 200 horsepower from 1.5-liters. Continue reading The new Ford Fiesta ST is a three-cylinder speed machine The new Ford Fiesta ST is a three-cylinder speed machine originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Next-gen Ford Fiesta ST gets 3 cylinders, 3 drive modes

18 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

When does 3 equal 4? When you turbocharge the 3. That's the philosophy with the next-generation Ford Fiesta ST, which is set to be revealed at the Geneva motor show next month. The most notable change is the switch from a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder to a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine. Power remains the same at 197 horses, but you...

Waymo sues Uber over alleged stolen self-driving tech

19 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Otto and its parent company Uber over allegations of stolen technology and infringement of patents. Otto is a startup working on self-driving technology for transport trucks and was acquired by Uber last August for approximately $600 million. Several...

Uber Is Doomed

32 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.” But after a month marked by one disaster… Read more...

Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive

The new Duramax makes good use of air in the heavy duty wars. Continue reading Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive Torque time | 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Lyft expands to another 50 cities

The ride-hailing service continues its ambitious growth. Continue reading Lyft expands to another 50 cities Lyft expands to another 50 cities originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Ferrari Finally Got F1 Cars To Sound Decent Again

46 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

One thing I dearly miss in the offseason is the roar of Formula One cars. While they’re not as loud as the V8s or V10s of eras past, the V6 turbo engines have slowly upped the volume back up to an acceptably rowdy level. Here’s what this year’s Ferrari SF70H sounds like. It’s finally decent again. Read more...

Get Amped: Shanghai Custom’s electrifying street tracker

54 minutes agoLifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF

Despite a mind-boggling population of 24 million, Shanghai seems like a questionable location for a custom bike shop. Chinese laws make it expensive to register imported vehicles, and the bigger the capacity, the harder it gets. Still, this hasn’t deterred Kiwi Matthew Waddick and his crew at Shanghai Customs. Show More Summary

How Would You Configure Your 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon?

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

While the absolutely bonkers Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon is the one you want, but the wonderful E400 is the long roof you need. It’s got a twin-turbo V6, seats seven and comes in brown. What does yours look like? Read more...

You Can’t Buy A 2017 Nissan Quest At A Nissan Store, But It Exists

Skeptical of the Nissan Quest’s future in the latter portion of 2016, we demanded — on more than one occasion — to know whether there would even be a Nissan Quest in the 2017 model year. Despite all the signs that pointed to a discontinued...Show More Summary

Hyundai dodges recall in Sonata brake investigation

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Complaints of locked parking brakes have been addressed via a service campaign rather than a safety recall.

500 miles in the 650-hp 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible - Roadshow

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

While I never got a speeding ticket, the threat of earning one was always gloriously present.

Ferrari's F1 Car Already Found The Same Loophole As Mercedes

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Once more, the much heralded 2017 Formula One season has not even started and already we have a question of which team came up with which loophole not-cheat first. A day after Mercedes showed off its how-many-wings-was-that car, Ferrari has shown its new racer with a very similar rear setup. Read more...

2017 Ferrari SF70H, 2017 Ford GT Competition Series, 2017 Jeep Compass: Today’s Car News

Ferrari has revealed its new race car for the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Interestingly, the car dons the Alfa Romeo name and Quadrifoglio logo on its engine cover. Following some leaked details, Ford has come out and confirmed the new GT Competition Series. The car is a lighter, more hardcore version of the GT supercar. How many will be...

McLaren Finally Gives Us The Ridiculously Orange F1 Car Of Our Hopes And Whines

1 hour agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Have you been kvetching over the lack of orange on a McLaren Formula One car for the past few years? Talking endlessly about how McLaren needs to have more than just a thin orange stripe? Speaking at length not about McLaren’s lack of performance, but about how you wish they would paint their car in the team’s iconic… Read more...

Voices: Todd Roberts, President, Marine Group Boat Works

"As a kid, I worked for our sister company, Flagship Cruises (formerly San Diego Harbor Excursion),” said Roberts. “I wanted to be a deckhand on the ferry but I was told that I was too young, so I started out sweeping the floors in the boathouse…

Waste of Base: Deals Don’t Always Extend to Base Models

Most readers are aware of my unbridled enthusiasm for base model cars. Sure, there are a few luxury models that spring to mind where it’s imperative buyers select the top trim, lest they run the risk of an arch nemesis pulling alongside them in an Escalade Platinum when they are piloting a lowly Escalade Luxury. Show More Summary

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