FCA Recall

FCA Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are telling drivers of some vehicles to stop using cruise control until it can be repaired.  FCA is recalling about 4.8 million vehicles to fix a problem that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging.  NHTSA says if drivers find themselves in this situation they should… Read More

Electric Racer

Electric Racer

Volkswagen is showing us their first fully-electric racer.  The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak will race against the clock with an electric motor on both the front and rear axles generating 671-horsepower.  Engineers made it as light as possible using a variety of materials including, steel, aluminum, and carbonfiber/Kevlar composite.  The race car tips the scales… Read More

2019 Ford Raptor Gets Even Better

2019 Ford Raptor Gets Even Better

  The Ford Raptor goes from ultra-capable to extra-ultra-capable with some new additions for 2019. Starting with the suspension, Ford worked with FOX on new, electronically controlled Live Valve shocks that adjust damping on the fly. The system uses various sensors to determine the appropriate damping setting, whether it be for comfort, handling or off-road… Read More

Factory of the Future

Factory of the Future

We focus a lot on the latest technology in cars, but how they’re made also has to keep up with the times.  Mercedes-Benz is building what they call “Factory 56” in Sindelfingen, Germany.  They say it will be “a new way of building cars”.  Mercedes says the new plant will operate around three main ideas: digital, flexible, and green.  Factory 56 will build… Read More

Mercedes-AMG debuts GT S Roadster

Mercedes-AMG debuts GT S Roadster

Mercedes-AMG is adding another open-air model to its sports car portfolio with the new AMG GT S Roadster. The GT S slots in between the GT Roadster and the more powerful GT C Roadster, with a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo delivering 515 hp and 494 lb-ft. of torque, capable of delivering its occupants from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and… Read More

Electric Jaguar XKE Spirits Royal Couple Away!

Electric Jaguar XKE Spirits Royal Couple Away!

As reported by The Independent, The Daily Mail newspaper, and numerous other sources, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drove a one of a kind all-electric Jaguar XKE to the reception following their Royal Wedding. The restored Jaguar E-Type Zero was originally built in 1968, but has had its inline-6 engine replaced by an electric motor and battery pack. Reportedly it… Read More

Honda Begins 2019 Insight Production in Ohio

Honda Begins 2019 Insight Production in Ohio

Mass production of the all-new 2019 Honda Insight hybrid begins this week in Greensburg, Indiana with three plants in Ohio providing the powertrain components. Honda invested $61.5 million in upgrades to the four plants, including a new 19,200 sf building expansion at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) for assembly of the vehicle’s front-end module.  HMIN will… Read More

RU Surius?  Subaru Announces PHEV Crosstrek

RU Surius?  Subaru Announces PHEV Crosstrek

The Crosstrek Hybrid is returning to Subaru showrooms after a 2-year absence, and will become the company’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).  The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid uniquely integrates the Toyota Hybrid System (THS), one of most proven alternative drivetrains in modern automotive history (Subaru + Prius = Surius?), with Subaru’s four-cylinder… Read More

Cool VW Concepts

Cool VW Concepts

There’s driving, and then there’s making a statement.  That’s what Volkswagen is doing with its enthusiast show concept fleet for 2018. Five VW models received special attention to reflect diverse design tastes.  2018 Golf R Abstract concept… with camouflage print wrap influenced by urban street art 2019 Jetta R-Line SoCal concept… inspired by the Mk2 Jetta 2018… Read More

Chevrolet Serious About Pickup MPG Crown

Chevrolet Serious About Pickup MPG Crown

Washington may be doubting how much consumers really care about fuel economy, but not General Motors. They’re ramping up their quest for the best overall MPG ratings for full-size pickups by greatly expanding the engines available for the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado light-duty, including a new turbocharged I4 that can cruise on only two cylinders. Paired… Read More