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What’s New for 2017: From Kia to Volvo

What’s New for 2017: From Kia to Volvo

Looking for a new car, truck or crossover? It can be quite confusing trying to figure out what’s best for your personal taste and needs. And it’s only going to become even more of a challenge with dozens of new models set to reach market for the 2017...
Volkswagen Contemplates Building a Gigafactory

Volkswagen Contemplates Building a Gigafactory

Since the scandal surrounding its diesel engines broke, Volkswagen has been pushing its electrification program to the fore to show its commitment to green technologies. Skeptics wondered how serious the maker was. Apparently giga-serious. The company is contemplating...
What’s New for 2017: From Alfa to Jaguar

What’s New for 2017: From Alfa to Jaguar

There was a time when dealers would soap their showroom windows and keep customers waiting in anticipation of the new model-year. Those days are long gone, and new models roll onto dealership lots whenever they’re ready. We’ve already seen a handful of 2017 models...
Mazda Remains Committed to Bringing Diesel to US

Mazda Remains Committed to Bringing Diesel to US

While the timetable has not been established and remains in flux, Mazda remains committed to putting a diesel-powered vehicle on the road in the U.S. Mazda last year quietly delayed plans for a diesel-powered version of the Mazda6 months before Volkswagen was forced...
GM Adds $2 Bil to Financial Safety Net

GM Adds $2 Bil to Financial Safety Net

General Motors has put in place a bigger safety net to protect the company in the event of hard times or a catastrophic market downturn that cripples new car sales. GM set up an unsecured $14.5 billion revolving credit facility consisting of a $10.5 billion five-year...
Senators Pressuring Automakers to Improve Seat Safety

Senators Pressuring Automakers to Improve Seat Safety

The crashworthiness of today’s vehicles are at levels not seen before, automakers claim, using a variety of test results to support the assertion. Those claims are most likely true, except for one, little-thought about part of the car: the seat back. Two of the...
First Drive: 2017 GMC Acadia

First Drive: 2017 GMC Acadia

In good times and bad, General Motors sport-utility vehicles have carried the company and satisfied a legion of loyal customers. But GM has tinkered with the some of its cherished formulas as it rolls out the new 2017 GMC Acadia, which has lost 700 pounds become...
BMW Gets Scoop of Ride-Sharing App

BMW Gets Scoop of Ride-Sharing App

BMW has joined the list of automakers investing in car sharing and ride sharing apps. BMW i Ventures, the German luxury carmaker’s New York-based venture capital fund, has announced a strategic investment of an undisclosed size in San Francisco Scoop...