Autos: News

Tesla Model Y meets Sandy Munro, the king of lean auto manufacturing

Thursday  19:37,   02 april 2020

Munro is pleased with the Model Y, but he says Tesla still has some work to do to build a perfect car.Munro has decades of experience advising companies as CEO of Munro & Associates, a leading lean manufacturing consulting firm. But he gained a... >>>

Tested: 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Begs to Be Driven Hard

Thursday  15:25,   02 april 2020

Minor updates give us another excuse to fall for Alfa's characterful, high-performance Stelvio SUV. Twist the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio's drive mode selector into Race, which dials back the stability control and dials up everything else,... >>>

What to Know About Fuel Stabilizers

Thursday  11:40,   02 april 2020

Find out why this special liquid is so important for trouble-free operation of engines stored for more than a few months.Gasoline and diesel fuel are perishable commodities, and that's why fuel stabilizers matter. Add a small amount of fuel... >>>

Ford F-150 Hybrid's electrification gear may pair with V6 engine

Thursday  01:25,   02 april 2020

After a few years, it looks like we finally have some info on the electrified pickup truck.An F-150 Forum member published a supposed internal document on Wednesday that provides some basic details on the 2021 F-150's hybrid powertrain. According to >>>

Tested: 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe Just Earns Its Badge

Thursday  00:43,   02 april 2020

BMW's new front-wheel-drive-based compact four door is a good sedan but only a fair BMW. One incontrovertible truism in the car business is that vehicles get bigger with time. Today's Honda Fit, for example, is about the same size as the... >>>

This is likely the next Nissan Rogue

Wednesday  23:01,   01 april 2020

Pictures from a filing with Brazil's Ministry of Economics probably show what's in store for the next Rogue, called the X-Trail in other markets.These photos appeared along with a filing Nissan submitted with Brazil's Ministry of... >>>

DID YOU KNOW: Mazda began business as a producer of cork?

Wednesday  22:40,   01 april 2020

To honour its origins, Mazda is using cork trim in the new MX-30’s interior trim . Do you know any of these unique home hacks? Ad Microsoft Slideshow continues on the next slide Cork Trim in 2020 Mazda CX-30 To honour its origins, Mazda is using... >>>

Automaker Q1 sales reports reveal coronavirus' effects

Wednesday  21:26,   01 april 2020

Hyundai, FCA and Porsche are the first to report sales declines as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the US.Below, you'll find sales results for every automaker reporting them for Q1. We'll continue to update this story as automakers release their... >>>

Volvo Valet lets owners service cars without leaving home

Wednesday  19:23,   01 april 2020

An employee will pick the car up, leave a loaner vehicle and deliver the car after service is complete.It's similar to programs offered by competing automakers, though Volvo says it has sweated the details to ensure full transparency through the... >>>

FCA rolls out zero percent financing, no payments for 90 days

Wednesday  19:06,   01 april 2020

The deal is good on many 2019 and 2020 Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram models. FCA is offering zero percent financing for 84 months and no payments for 90 days on many of its 2019 and 2020 models. Customers can shop online via the... >>>

Interest in Car Ownership Increases Due to COVID-19: Survey

Wednesday  18:10,   01 april 2020

The daily life and habits of Canadians have changed drastically with the realities of COVID-19, and a new survey shows that interest in car ownership has increased as social distancing has become more important. As government and health officials at >>>

U.S. Auto Sales See a Steep Decline amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday  17:48,   01 april 2020

Eagerly awaited first quarter sales reveal the extent to which COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on car buying in the U.S. Stay-at-home orders prompted by the spread of COVID-19 have brought economies to a screeching halt and first-quarter auto sales are... >>>

U.S. Sets Final Fuel Economy, Emissions Standards for 2021–2026 Vehicles

Wednesday  16:40,   01 april 2020

The final rule is more of a compromise than before, but many states demand more stringent standards. The federal government has announced its new rules to finalize fuel consumption and emissions standards; they're in effect for the 2021–2026 model... >>>

Will the American Auto Industry Save Us All (Again)?

Wednesday  16:16,   01 april 2020

After all, it has before. A look at the history of the automakers' medical and military production achievements gives hope to our current crisis. These are tough times, but do you know what else seemed hopeless for the first many months? World... >>>

First Drive: 2021 VW T-Roc Cabriolet Is Another Try at the Convertible SUV

Wednesday  16:01,   01 april 2020

VW's compact convertible SUV works better than its unusual body style suggests. Up to now, all attempts at making an SUV into a convertible have failed. We're not talking about Jeeps; a Wrangler was a convertible first. We're talking about... >>>