Male and female bodies behave differently in crashes, but female crash dummies are used only as passengers in many government and insurance frontal crash tests, according to a report by ConsumerReports.org. A 2019 study from the University of Virginia — which controlled for occupants’ age, height, collision severity and vehicle model year — found female
Porsche just launched the Taycan, its first all-electric car, but it’s also about to follow it up with a “Cross Turismo” wagon version of the car and a prototype was recently spotted on the racetrack. After unveiling the Mission E, the concept on which the Taycan is based, Porsche quickly unveiled the Mission E Cross
Mitsubishi Motors isn’t relocating its North American headquarters from beachy Southern California to suburban Nashville just to save money and cozy up to alliance partner Nissan, which made the move there more than a decade ago. The smallest of Japanese automakers in the U.S. is also reinventing its work culture — down to the coffee.
Suzuki has been making SUVs long before they were cool, but just as demand for such vehicles started hitting the roof, they withdrew from the U.S. market. Seven years have passed since Americans can buy a new Suzuki straight from the dealer, and during this time, we’ve learned to live without the Jimny, a tough
BorgWarner employee Paul Whelan was ordered Thursday to remain in custody through Dec. 29, a year and a day since he was arrested in Russia on suspicion of spying. The 49-year-old security chief for the suburban Detroit auto supplier has been behind bars since he was arrested at a Moscow hotel on Dec. 28 with a flash
What happens when a barn find hunter and classic Jaguar enthusiast happen upon two different XK-series roadsters less than a quarter mile apart? Tom Cotter, the host of Hagerty‘s “Barn Find Hunter,” says he always dreams of opening a barn door and finding an old Jaguar XK120 or XK140. He’s about to strike gold twice, and
A new TRD Pro package this year adds some excitement to the 2020 Toyota Sequoia but doesn’t disguise this design’s age. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia is a thirsty, ponderous large SUV that hasn’t changed much in the 12 model years the current design has been on the market. An upgraded TRD Pro trim level this
If you want to be in a Michael Bay movie that bad, then you probably shouldn’t be driving at all, because spectacular crashes only look good on IMAX, not a dashcam. In all seriousness though, Bumbletwit here decided it was a good idea to overtake that white sedan despite not being able to see around
Vacant commercial storefronts — the real estate remnants of retail consolidation and the ongoing consumer trend toward shopping online — litter urban and suburban landscapes across America. But in Milford, Conn., when a 35,000-square-foot grocery store closed next door to his Toyota dealership, third-generation dealer Bobby Crabtree spotted a retailing opportunity in that vacant building.
There is only one Mustang that Ford had yet to recreate—the baddest of all, the Boss. That is, until now. Meet the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, the best, most well-rounded Mustang ever. We take it to the track to see how it performs. READ THE STORY HERE: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1102_2012_ford_mustang_boss_302_test/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: Tweets
Van life was a big deal in the U.S. in the ’70s. Remember those port-hole windows, shag carpeted interior walls and ceilings, stripe jobs, and “If this van’s a rockin’…” stickers? There’s none of that extroverted nonsense in Japan, but mono-space one-box vehicles are everywhere around here, and some of them manage to exude a
The goal was to prove LEAF capabilities to automotive experts, IT journalists and lifestyle media. Thailand is one of the latest markets for the Nissan LEAF, as sales just started in late 2018. It’s not strange that the general public there is not yet aware of electric cars. One of the everlasting questions that first
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the U.S., but its auto show has long lived in a shadow. In 2020, the creator of that shadow — the North American International Auto Show in Detroit — is getting out of the way. Detroit’s move from January to June leaves a major void in the heart of
When Volkswagen launched the Mk 1 Golf in 1974 it started a small car revolution. With its iconoclastic Giugiaro-penned origami styling, front-transverse engine, and front-wheel-drive layout, the Golf was VW‘s first successful attempt at replacing the Beetle. Though the Beetle would stick around for another 44 years, the Golf became an icon in its own
By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 27, 2019 Elon Musk remarked during the recently-held third-quarter earnings call that Tesla is continuing the production of the Model S more for “sentimental reasons.” The vehicle, after all, is a niche product compared to the best-selling, reasonably-priced Model 3. Yet, the Model S remains Tesla’s flagship car, and
DETROIT — General Motors’ new contract with the UAW, which members ratified last week after a 40-day strike, gives the automaker what it wanted: the closure of three underutilized plants, a key piece of its restructuring plan. But the win comes with a trade-off. The sweeteners offered to secure workers’ approval, including a record $11,000
Almost 50 years ago, Land Rover invented the luxury SUV segment with the original Range Rover. Little would they know how popular their creation would become, as it quickly became the favorire of the British Royal House, movie stars, singers, athletes and businessmen. Today, the segment includes offerings from Rolls-Royce and Bentley, with their first-ever
Gorden Wagener, the man behind such wild concepts as the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Shuttle thinks the keys to a healthier tomorrow are ease and aesthetics, as he explained in an interview with Bloomberg. Let’s get right to it: Is “sustainable luxury” an oxymoron? No, it’s not. Sustainability will be key to the luxury of the
What does a well-to-do adrenaline junkie put in an underground garage in Park City, Utah? Well, the answer could be any number of things, but when you’re Ken Block, it’s toys—really cool toys. It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that Block likes to keep some of his more interesting rides close to home,
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has reached the end of the line, probably. Mercedes calls the 2020 model the final one, though it remains uncertain whether it will replace the two-seat roadster. It’s dithered before, and the SL’s always returned. This time, we’re not so sure, given the success of the AMG GT coupe and coming
Tesla has been criticized in the past for having its owners essentially beta test ais dvanced semi-autonomous driving functions on public roads, and the exact same argument has been made for the recently-introduced ‘Smart Summon’ feature. The function, rolled out officially in late September, allows owners to operate their Tesla through a smartphone as long
Presenters at the fourth annual Automotive News Leading Women Conference shared how they are taking the lead and cultivating change in the auto industry. Deloitte and Ally were the exclusive lead sponsors of last week’s event. A discussion on driving change among, from left, Constellation Agency CEO Diana Lee; Diehl Automotive Group CEO Corina Diehl;
Day 1 Recap. We’re rolling in our stock 1967 Chevy II Nova for a one-week transformation from grocery getter to gasser in 5 days! Today’s build we have a lot of things to do. We’re going to dismantle the car, bolt in the front and rear suspension (straight front axle), and get the brakes going.
Volvo has a guilty conscience. Perturbed by the impact its vehicles have had on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the brand is committed to reinventing itself as a leader in sustainable transportation. To that end, it will unveil one new all-electric vehicle each year through 2025. With the debut of the XC40 Recharge, that
The hardball tactics started in an airport parking garage. Car owners arrived at Orlando International Airport expecting to hand keys to their vehicles to arriving guests, who had arranged to borrow them on the Turo car-sharing platform. Instead, they received citations for illegally operating businesses on airport property. A Turo executive who examined the rash
Ford‘s upcoming Mustang-inspired all-electric SUV has been teased once again ahead of its official debut on November 17 at the 2019 Los Angeles auto show. A teaser showing the EV’s sleek profile hints at a swoopy look and taillights taken straight from the Mustang. Like most electric SUVs, Ford’s Mustang-inspired model has a roofline that
Tesla started pushing a new software update that enables more power out of its vehicles, a new Automatic Navigation feature, scheduled charging and more. During a conference call with analysts after Tesla’s Q3 2019 earnings, Tesla’s management announced plans to release a new software update that would increase vehicle power, range, charging speed, and more. CEO
Wholesale used-vehicle prices, which have been on a wild ride for the better part of the last two years, appear to be cooling off, Cox Automotive analysts say. And overall used-vehicle sales volume is expected to dip in 2019. Wholesale prices on the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index fell 1.04 percent from August to September.
While the original DS3 was a supermini pinned against the Mini Cooper, the new one has become a crossover and is targeting the likes of the Audi Q2, Mini Countryman and BMW X2. Named the DS3 Crossback, it has several unique design elements, both inside and out, like the sharp creases that merge together with
DETROIT — Hourly UAW members at General Motors have ratified, according to projections by Automotive News, a four-year labor pact that includes significant wage gains and bonuses. The vote, which officially concludes at 4 p.m. Eastern time Friday, would end a 40-day national strike that has idled plants in three countries. Unofficial results compiled by