The Sao Paulo Auto Salon has just wrapped up, and auto makers had the chance to show off their wares for Brazil, and the broader South American market. While the economy may have slowed in Brazil, OEMs have Audi and Volkswagen Audi is...Show More Summary
In this German-language video, we see a batch of Audi engineers wiring up an A3 Cabriolet with a network of small cameras. The goal? To help identify where and how stone martens - small, ferret-like animals - attack cars. The idea is...Show More Summary
After the ’79 Chevy LUV Junkyard Find we saw yesterday, it seems appropriate to follow up with another Malaise Era Japanese small pickup with Detroit badging. I found this Ford-badged Mazda B1800 just a couple of rows away from the LUV. Show More Summary
The budget-focused Datsun Go and Maruti Suzuki Swift models sold in India have been lambasted after scoring zero stars in the most recent round of Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash testing. Both market-specific vehicles were put through a crash test scenario under the newly formed Indian arm of NCAP, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program. [...]
Of the all-new 2015 BMW M4, available as both a coupe and convertible, Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson says "it is a powerful and quick car, and it uses technology to transform itself into something that's docile and can cruise through...
Does anyone know some sort of trick to get Austrians to give you expensive stuff? Specifically, I'd like the Austrians who run We-Inspire to set up one of these multi-projector based digital drawing walls in my house. Should I just drug some Almdudler and wait? Read more...
How does one make it in America? Grow your product portfolio by 50%. Grow your North American dealership network by 29%. Make all-wheel-drive a part of your business’s best practices. Spend $11 million airing a commercial during the Super Bowl while only bothering to display your product at the tail end of the ad. Show More Summary
The Chevrolet Volt came into this world through a combination of engineering, design, and a twee song/interpretive dance number. The second-generation PHEV, due out of Detroit late next year, plans to aim a bit higher than its quirky beginnings. Show More Summary
"The Subaru Outback has been redesigned and updated for the 2015 model year; it's got new exterior styling, some interior refinement, a new drivetrain and improved fuel economy," said Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson. "But has Subaru done enough to appease...
It’s another underwater lease question! Never learned to swim! But I think this one will be even easier to answer. my wife has a 2013 toyota prius persona with the nice 17 inch wheels. she has a 3 year lease. we are 16 months in and she already has over 23,000 miles out of the […] The post Ask Jack: Prius Inter Pares appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Workers preparing the surface on the five-mile high-speed circle at Goodyear’s San Angelo, Texas, proving ground. Photos courtesy of Goodyear. Recognizing 70 years of successful tire testing in the Southwest, Goodyear this past weekend celebrated with employees, retirees and families at their San Angelo, Texas, proving ground. Show More Summary
I have a fond spot in my heart for the Pontiac G8. I was once the proud owner of a White Hot G8 GT. I bought it new in March of 2009 and somewhat regrettably traded it in June of 2012, putting nearly eighty thousand loving miles on it along the way—you can see a […] The post Bark’s Bites: Please Stop Ruining Your G8 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
As self-driving cars inch their way closer and closer to reality, drivers are forced to step back and contemplate how they would actually affect our lives on the road. Industry consultancy firm IHS carried out a study in January that predicts self-driving cars will hit the consumer market by 2025. Will they solve all the […]
The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls ass. Read more...
BF Goodrich dropped a set of their new KO2 off-road tires out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet, rounded 'em up, slapped them on a Jeep Wrangler, and drove off. Even if that test isn't particularly relevant to a tire's primary function (providing traction) it's a damn impressive display of durability. Read more...
If you want to be recognized for your brilliance, it’s best to do something that is less than completely brilliant. The reason for this is simple: Ideas that are very good but less than truly brilliant are generally well-received by the critics and the public. Show More Summary
The Alfa Romeo 4C is an important car for both Fiat/Chrysler and us, the enthusiast consumers. It offers the purest driving experience available from a road car, Italian styling, properly advanced carbon construction, and a great soundtrack. But what's it like to drive on American roads? Mind bending. Read more...
Here's a new video from the elusive 'Meow Man' showing the tug OSG Horizon pushing a barge inbound on the Delaware River, filmed by an arial drone. The post Video: Drone Films Inbound ATB on Delaware River appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
I felt very conflicted following a quick nighttime Boston-to-New York City drive in this new Jag. It just did not meet my expectations. The car drove nice on the twisty and hilly Merritt Parkway but it was neither the sports car I desired, nor the grand tourer that the XKR was. Show More Summary
Why are you so angry? On the face of it, you would think for a nation with a prosperous economy, low unemployment level, decent health care and a generally strong middle-class, people’s anger might be tempered. But when it comes to anger on the roads, at least, the facts suggest otherwise. Statistics show that not [...]