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Musk Gives Twitter Users a Peek Behind the Curtain

Musk Gives Twitter Users a Peek Behind the Curtain

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk went “all Oprah” on Twitter yesterday. He asked his followers for input on how to improve the company’s vehicles and as the answers came back he basically rubber stamped approvals like Oprah gives out cars. The charismatic EV company...
China Bans Production of 553 Vehicle Models

China Bans Production of 553 Vehicle Models

China continues to crack down on the causes of air pollution in its largest cities with the latest measure being the banning of production of 553 vehicles starting in January. The halt begins Jan. 1, the China Vehicle Technology Service Center said, according to...
Nissan Hints a Revival of Xterra May Be in the Works

Nissan Hints a Revival of Xterra May Be in the Works

All things go in cycles, even when it comes to booming demand for utility vehicles. Make that CUVs, or crossover-utility vehicle, which have all but bumped traditional sport-utes off the market. But there are signs a revival of classic, body-on-frame SUVs just might...
Nissan Set to Debut Leaf Grand Touring Concept

Nissan Set to Debut Leaf Grand Touring Concept

Much as Toyota has done with its Prius hybrid, Nissan appears ready to create an entire “family” of Leaf battery-electric vehicles. The second-largest Japanese automaker plans to pulls the wraps off the Leaf Grand Touring Concept during the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon next...
General Motors Catches Break in New Ignition Ruling

General Motors Catches Break in New Ignition Ruling

General Motors Co. may have just gotten a significant break related to private lawsuits filed about its faulty ignition switches on thousands of its small vehicles courtesy of a new ruling from the district court judge handling the lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Jesse...
McConaughey Hyping New Lincoln Navigator

McConaughey Hyping New Lincoln Navigator

Ford’s luxury division, Lincoln finally produced a new Navigator full-size luxury sport-utility vehicle. However, this big profit generator will be promoted by a familiar face: Matthew McConaughey. The actor, known for movies like Magic Mike, The Wolf of Wall Street...
Alfa’s Next SUV Will Be Bigger, Hybrid-Powered

Alfa’s Next SUV Will Be Bigger, Hybrid-Powered

Alfa Romeo’s next SUV will not only be the brand’s biggest model ever but also its first hybrid, according to the Italian automaker’s chief technical officer. With the Stelvio, Alfa’s first ute, clicking with buyers around the world, the brand is betting the next, as...
First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport

First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport

As a challenger brand, Hyundai has never been shy about pushing into new segments so the fact the South Korean automaker elected to take one of the company’s most popular models and turn it into a “hot hatch” should not come as a big surprise. The...
Analysts Predicting December Sales Slide

Analysts Predicting December Sales Slide

Despite dropping millions of dollars on advertising during the holidays, analysts estimate that sales of new vehicles in December 2017 will drop 7% year-over-year with virtually every major manufacturer seeing its sales drop. However, manufacturers can take comfort...
Make Your Own Mini With New Personalization Program

Make Your Own Mini With New Personalization Program

For decades, Mini owners have been customizing their cars with all kinds of lights, roll bars, roof racks and other adornments, not to mention specialized graphics and paint colors, but now the brand has a way to make your vehicle, well, yours. The Mini Yours...
Chevy May Be Ready to Unplug the Volt

Chevy May Be Ready to Unplug the Volt

General Motors is reportedly looking at unplugging the Chevrolet Volt, although the world’s first mass-market plug-in hybrid might remain in production until the end of its current lifecycle, around 2022, according to a report by AutoForecast Solutions. The move would...
Uber Taking More Lumps Over Evasive Tactics

Uber Taking More Lumps Over Evasive Tactics

Uber, even though it has promised to clean up its odious management culture, is still getting into trouble of trying to evade laws and regulations in various countries where it operates. Taxi drivers in London, in one case that his gotten an enormous amount of...