Month: June 2021

While Renault Sport is no longer the king of hot hatches like it was a decade ago, the current Megane R.S. is still a very impressive piece of kit. We’ve had the chance to drive the current R.S. Trophy on a handful of occasions and absolutely adore it and recently, Henry Catchpole had the opportunity
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What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Encore GX? What does it compare to? The Encore GX five-seat crossover blends hatchback utility, crossover-SUV traction, and a layer of premium trim that’s more than a thin veneer. It’s bigger and better than the Encore still sold in Buick showrooms, but trust us: The GX is
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U.S. light-vehicle sales slowed in June from the booming pace of April and May, as shortages of many popular vehicles kept consumers on the sidelines, forecasters said. Second-quarter sales are still expected to reach the highest level since at least 2018, but analysts anticipate declining volume in the months ahead. Cox Automotive expects total sales
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FRANKFURT — Renault and Royal Dutch Shell are among companies interested in taking a stake in electric vehicle charging group Ionity, two people familiar with the matter said. Ionity, whose owners include Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW and Ford, in March said it was examining ways to expand its network of fast-chargers across Europe, adding additional shareholders
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Record-holding dealer Billy Fuccillo Sr., known for his “It’s huge!” advertising slogan and splashy marketing efforts, died June 17 at home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 65. “Known for his legendary generosity and larger-than-life personality, Billy was thoroughly committed to the communities he served and to the people who knew him as a friend, a
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What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Envision? What does it compare to? The Envision is a five-seat crossover SUV with premium looks and a premium price. It’s engaging to drive, spacious and supportive for four adults or more, and has good infotainment with either its smaller or bigger screen. It competes with the
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Valuable supercars usually spend most of their time inside heated garages but this is not the case with the yellow-wrapped Ferrari F40, the owner of which enjoyed a long drifting session on dirt and grass. The Italian supecar appears on a YouTube video by TheTFJJ going around a dirt track. The loose traction makes the F40 even
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Renewable energy provider Core Development Group has announced a contract to design, implement, and maintain over 15,000 EV chargers throughout the US. The portfolio of this new agreement promises 100 to 500 chargers per site. Core Development Group describes itself as “a leading renewable energy developer and provider of full turnkey Engineering Procurement and Construction
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There are lots of special-edition Rolls-Royces with interesting details and backstories. Heck, there’s one with the entire Arabian peninsula on its hood. Or how about another that includes a cryptographic mystery concealed in glyphs hidden around the car? The special models Rolls-Royce recently pulled the wraps off of, however, are a little more traditional. These models are
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LONDON — Nissan is expected to confirm as soon as this week that it will build a battery gigafactory in Sunderland, northeastern England, as part of its electric vehicle strategy. “I understand Nissan will confirm as soon as this week details of its EV strategy for the UK, including the construction of a battery gigafactory
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LOS ANGELES — Honda has chosen a forward-looking name for the battery-electric crossover that it is developing with General Motors for the 2024 model year: Prologue. The Honda crossover will use GM’s Ultium platform and batteries, but Honda will develop the vehicle’s body style and interior. The Honda-GM venture also will develop a battery-electric Acura
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What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Seltos? What does it compare to? The Seltos anchors Kia’s crossover lineup with a five-seater with available all-wheel drive, which the smaller Soul lacks. With that feature and crisp styling, the 2022 Seltos also sports a smart base price of $23,665. Rivals include the Hyundai Kona, Kia
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Automakers, suppliers, policymakers and traffic safety advocates are all proponents of autonomous vehicle technology as a key development to making roads safer. And self-driving vehicles have additional supporters: those working to fight drunken driving. A vehicle that could safely navigate itself without needing a human driver could have major implications for not only eliminating driver
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