As the hand struck who-knows o’clock, the online car shopping vortex sucked me in once again. For months I’d been on the hunt, motivated by whimsy as much as need. Instinctually I punched in my search parameters. Image? Has. Color? Green. Transmission? Manual. Price? A Camaro’s convertible top costs more. By that point I was
The automotive industry is in a new age of innovation as we’re seeing rapid developments involving everything from alternative powertrains to autonomous vehicles. The latter promise to revolutionize transportation, but some of the most interesting developments involve semi-autonomous driving technology which can be found in cars today and in the near future. Among them is
Germany is lobbying the European Commission to set stricter climate protection targets for the region’s car and aviation industries, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. In a position paper sent to the European Union executive, the government urged “ambitious fleet limits” for emissions from new cars in Europe by 2030, the newspaper reported. CO2 limits for
After launching a retro design package for the Ford F-150 about two years ago, Ohio dealership Beechmont Ford is back with another version for the redesigned 2021 F-150. First spotted by Motor1, the 2021 BFP Retro Ford F-150 features basically the same ingredients as before, including a two-tone vinyl wrap, retro 17-inch wheels wrapped in
Owning a supercar has its perks but it also has its downsides, among the biggest of which is the lack of practicality. Put simply, supercars will carry a suitcase or two or the proverbial set of golf clubs, but that’s (mostly) as good as it gets. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. This
Even when utilizing General Motors’ Super Cruise to control vehicles, human motorists like to maintain an active role in the driving process. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which researchers analyzed the driving behavior of motorists who use the advanced driver-assist system. Far from passive monitoring of
PLANO, Texas — For years, Lexus dealers and brand leaders have admitted that the weakest link across the Japanese luxury brand’s lineup has been right there at their fingertips. Whether it was a joystick or unwieldy touchpad, the center console-mounted controls for the brand’s lackluster infotainment system have hurt its vehicles with reviewers and customers,
Our own video director Kyle Conner makes a ton of videos for several different YouTube channels, and each channel has its own unique content. While you’ll find some traditional car reviews from Conner, a lot of his coverage is quite different from what you’ll see from rival video producers. With that said, one of Conner’s
Considering the compact 2022 Ford Maverick and midsize 2021 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks are in two different classes, this breakdown of the specifications is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. What these Ford and Honda trucks share in common, however, are construction methods. Rather than traditional body-on-frame construction, the Maverick and Ridgeline both rest on car-like unibody bones.
LOS ANGELES — Last year was rough on automakers as they struggled to maintain production and keep up with surprisingly strong demand. It was particularly rough on luxury upstart Genesis, whose U.S. sales plunged 23 percent to just more than 16,000. The Hyundai Motor Group brand began 2020 with a splashy Miami debut of its
By Joey Klender Posted on June 12, 2021 Tesla is ironically facing pushback from environmental groups in Germany who claim that the automaker’s Giga Berlin production facility, which has not started manufacturing cars yet, will produce poisonous gases that will escape from the plant. The claims are strange and ironic, especially considering Tesla is one
Ever catch up with that scrawny kid from high school, perhaps at a reunion a few years later, and they’ve transformed into a buffer, more outgoing person? Lining up the 2022 Lexus NX and its predecessor, which came out in 2015, is a bit like that. The newer NX is more powerful, more user-friendly, and
Thanks to the aggressive styling cues and strong road presence, you could be excused for mistaking the 2021 Hyundai Kona N Line for the flagship Kona N. While the Kona N Line doesn’t have the same performance credentials as the true N model, it is still a very impressive vehicle, as we recently discovered after
BERLIN — Daimler head Ola Kallenius defended plug-in-hybrid cars from critics who say the vehicles’ environmental friendliness is overstated. Green activist groups say plug-in hybrids, which combine an electric drivetrain with a combustion engine, are mostly driven in non-electric mode, sometimes making their CO2 emissions higher than combustion engine cars because their greater weight makes
Bugatti this week launched a new variant of the Chiron packing 1,578 hp. It’s related to the recent Chiron Super Sport 300+ but features a lower top speed and tuning that prioritizes comfort. Tesla Model S Plaid specs If you’re looking for a car that accelerates quicker to 60 mph than the Bugatti above, look
What kind of car is the 2022 Lexus NX? What does it compare to? The 2022 Lexus NX is a five-seat crossover SUV that’s been revamped for the new model year with a dramatic shape, a plug-in hybrid edition, and massive touchscreen-driven infotainment. It’s a competitor for cars like the Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, and
The owner of a BMW 5-Series in the UK clearly has quite the fascination with gold accents and has transformed the look of the German sedan with a number of aftermarket accessories. Found at the front of the 5-Series is a gold splitter that features two small steel tubes attaching it to the front bumper.
Waymo’s autonomous big rigs will soon be hauling goods along one of the busiest freight corridors in the country. The Google affiliate said Thursday it has partnered with trucking and logistics firm J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc. to carry freight along Interstate 45 between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. The service – which begins with
Despite a precipitous drop in travel, pedestrians are dying in increasing numbers across the United States. Highway safety officials say speeding motorists and diminished traffic enforcement may be driving an increase in pedestrian fatalities that’s reached historic proportions during the pandemic. Approximately 6,721 died in 2020, according to estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Diecast car collecting has been around for over five decades, but in recent years has seen a pretty significant upswing—and with it a wave of customizers that pride themselves in dissecting and personalizing these 1/64-scale specimens. Meet Jun Imai, an artist, diecast customizing wizard, dedicated car enthusiast with an admitted obsession with Japanese cars of yesteryear,
The latest forces to rock used-car values this spring have also shaken some dealers’ use of various vehicle pricing tools on the market. Leaders at Kelley Blue Book, Black Book and J.D. Power say they’ve invested in technology, increased the pace of valuation reports and added more retail transaction data to their calculations to help
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the launch of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, Anonymous going after Elon Musk, and Tesla’s Jerome Guillen leaving. Thank you to Volkswagen’s new ID.4 for sponsoring today’s show! The show is back live every Friday at
There’s good news and then there’s even better news. The first bit is that Audi, like many automotive manufacturers, has committed to a sustainable future. The expansion electrification of their lineup, with the all-electric E-Tron GT and Q4 E-Tron leading the way. The other piece of good news, the one we’re more excited about? Audi
There are many Porsche 911 variants to suit different customer tastes and demands from the entry-level model through to the flagship 911 Turbo S. Sitting in the top half of the 911 range in the U.S. is the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. Unveiled roughly 12 months ago, the car is based on the
MG Motor is beginning to overtake more established brands in Europe as it rolls out its electrified range across the region. The brand, owned by China’s SAIC, posted sales of 10,811 in the region in the first four months, up 79 percent on the year before and passing Alfa Romeo, data from JATO Dynamics show.
Jeep confirmed another Grand Cherokee variant for 2021, a 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda is for sale, and the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser broke cover. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. As the three-row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L launches, Stellantis confirmed a two-row Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid will debut this year.
What kind of car is the 2022 Audi Q3? What does it compare to? The Q3 inaugurates Audi’s lineup of crossovers. It’s a compact luxury SUV according to the measuring tape, one that rivals vehicles like the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, as well as the Buick Encore GX. Is the 2022 Audi Q3 a
It’s not very often that you’ll see a vehicle like a Rolls-Royce Wraith being sold by a Hyundai dealership but that’s exactly what recently happened in Long Island, New York. While Hyundai of Long Island is most familiar with selling hatchbacks and SUVs, it recently listed a used 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith up for sale through
The Shyft Group Inc. is developing its first all-electric chassis platform to meet growing demand from major parcel delivery customers including Amazon, FedEx and UPS. The specialty vehicle manufacturer (NASDAQ: SHYF) plans to begin production on the first electric Class 3 chassis platforms in mid-2023 and make anywhere from 500 to 1,000 units in the
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group’s U.S. unit said a data breach at a vendor impacted more than 3.3 million customers and prospective buyers in North America. Nearly all those impacted were current or potential customers of Audi, one of the German automaker’s luxury brands. Volkswagen Group of America said on Friday an unauthorized third party obtained