Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly characterized the ID Buzz’s U.S. arrival as delayed until 2023. Volkswagen had initially planned a 2022 launch when production was confirmed in 2017; the revised plan for a 2023 debut had been reported previously. The anticipation for the Volkswagen ID Buzz is building among dealers —
TOKYO — Kia is dumping “Motors” from its corporate name as part of a global brand relaunch meant to position the South Korea automaker as a mover in electric vehicles and new mobility. In changing its name to Kia Corp., from Kia Motors Corp., the company is reaching for a new identity that better reflects
At the end of the 1960s, Porsche was on the hunt for a model that could slot into the family lineup below the 911. Working with Volkswagen to make this happen, it came up with the 914, a car that proved to be quite popular. Despite this popularity, the 914 today isn’t exactly lighting up
What kind of car is the 2021 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio’s a car in the most basic, dutiful sense. It’s a frugal sedan or hatchback with an excellent warranty and good infotainment but it needs to adopt standard automatic emergency braking. Cross-shop it with the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent.
A 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been filmed slamming into two concrete poles in Arizona. Th footage was captured by a security camera and was recently shared on Reddit. While the exact cause of the crash is yet to be determined, the driver of the powerful muscle car claims that it wasn’t his fault.
From scooters to air taxis, a tectonic shift in how people and goods move around is underway. As mobility changes, so do work force needs. The Michigan Mobility Institute, founded in 2018, is attempting to prepare workers for the jobs of the not-too-distant future, bringing together educators, startups and global companies to ensure talent needs
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We at MotorTrend love big adventure rigs. After all, these vehicles subscribe to such a wonderful automotive recipe. Take something ostensibly ordinary (a 2021 Toyota Tacoma) and garnish it with something extraordinary (a miniaturized house). Cue the TruckHouse BCT: a made to order, carbon-fiber-clad, go anywhere, do anything home away from home. The whole thing
General Motors is working on a strategy to build at least one new electric vehicle inspired by its Corvette sports car, potentially expanding the brand from a single performance model into a family of vehicles, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. If the plan is approved, the most likely model to emerge later this
SONDORS has just pulled up the curtain on its first-ever electric motorcycle, the SONDORS Metacycle. The new commuter electric motorcycle may just be the first truly low-cost electric motorcycle capable of both city and highway riding. Of course terms like “affordable” and “low-cost” will always be relative. But to put things in perspective, we live
In 2019 the High Court ruled Bentley Motors had infringed the trademark of Manchester-based Bentley Clothing.
You’re looking at David Hasselhoff‘s personal KITT, a highly modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am given the full Knight Rider treatment. While this isn’t one of the vehicles used in the show, of which few survived, it appears to be an exacting replica of the hero car of the early ’80s drama. And while you’d expect
WASHINGTON — U.S. traffic deaths jumped dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020, rising 13.1 percent in the three months ending Sept. 30 to the highest rate since 2005 despite a decline in driving, auto safety regulators said on Wednesday. In total, 11,260 people died on U.S. roads in the third quarter of 2020, up
The website, Chasing Cars, came up with the great idea of reimagining some of the most popular modern electric vehicles as if they were designed in the 1960s. That era is considered by many as the glory days of automotive design, spawning vehicles like the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Jaguar E-Type. So
Every single car to roll out of Koenigsegg’s factory in Sweden is special, but the limited-run One:1 is certainly one of the most remarkable. Based on the Agera, the One:1 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 as the ultimate expression of what a Koenigsegg could be at that time. Just six customer
HAMBURG — Volkswagen said it would further cut car production at its Wolfsburg plant in northern Germany due to a shortage of semiconductors that has hit the industry worldwide. Staff producing the Tiguan, Touran, and Seat Tarraco models at Wolfsburg will work reduced hours, VW said in a statement on Wednesday. Production of the Golf
During college football’s biggest New Year’s Day bowl games, instead of running another ad about the capabilities or popularity of the F-150, Ford Motor Co. aired a spot that encouraged a renewed commitment to coronavirus safety. It’s a message that needs to be echoed at the start of a vaccine rollout that is going to
Audi late on Friday unveiled the new Q5 Sportback. When attached to an SUV, the Sportback name indicates a coupe-like roofline ending in a liftback, as opposed to the more upright tailgates traditionally found on SUVs. It adds a bit of style by creating a more dynamic profile, though the cost of this is reduced
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 GMC Canyon? What does it compare to? The 2021 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck that shares DNA with the Chevy Colorado. It competes with the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier. Is the 2021 GMC Canyon a good truck? Review continues below It is
What’s that saying, “there’s no such thing as a coincidence?” Well, here’s Lamborghini of Newport Beach stating that they now accept cryptocurrencies as payment, during the most massive bull run in Bitcoin history no less. Although, you will have to call them and see which coins are accepted and which are not – Bitcoin is
For Mike Stanton, leading the nation’s largest franchised dealer association is a “dream opportunity.” As the Washington, D.C., native settles into the role of CEO of the National Automobile Dealers Association this month, the opportunity comes with an unprecedented challenge for a new leader: steering the organization and its 16,000-plus members through the coronavirus pandemic.
The only problem is a test drive at your local dealership usually isn’t long enough to get a real feel for what the Bronco Sport—or any car, for that matter—can really do. Luckily Turo, the app-based car sharing service, seems to the perfect solution to this particular problem. If you aren’t familiar with Turo, here’s
Supplier Denso Corp. announced Seiji Maeda as its new CEO of North American operations, a move effective Jan. 1. Maeda, 55 who also serves as a senior director for Denso, replaced Kenichiro Ito in the role. Ito, 58, who served as the North American CEO since 2016, is now Denso’s chief human resources officer in
By Eric Ralph Posted on January 13, 2021 Around 12:30 pm CST (UTC-6), SpaceX Starship prototype serial number 9 (SN9) ignited its Raptor engines for the second time, followed by another Raptor ignition at 2:22 pm. Both tests were extremely brief, mirroring SN9’s first static fire, which ended sooner than SpaceX intended back on January
Alternative fuels and power sources for automobiles are front of mind for automakers these days. Porsche is looking extensively into e-fuels, many automakers offer at least one electrified car or SUV, and even a few have offer hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The use of hydrogen as a future fuel is, for now, quite limited, with only a
Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, on trial over charges related to Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal, blamed engineers for his failure to uncover widespread cheating on emissions tests. Stadler, testifying for the first time, told a Munich court on Tuesday that engineers gave the management board at the VW Group’s luxury-car unit insufficient information to detect
The Germans continue to have a stranglehold over the sports sedan segment, but there is a new player in the segment in the form of the 2021 Acura TLX. To see if the Acura is up to the task, the guys over at Throttle House put it to the test at their test track and
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to help Archer, a California startup, try to reduce production costs on a proposed electric aircraft designed to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. The automaker’s low-cost supply chain and expertise in advanced materials and engineering will help to make Archer’s vehicle more affordable, the companies said in statement Tuesday. Archer said
DETROIT — General Motors is launching a commercial electric vehicle business called BrightDrop and locked in FedEx Express as the first customer for a delivery van later this year. The BrightDrop brand will offer electric products, software and services, GM said Tuesday. Its products will include a commercial van known as the EV600 and an