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Another Automaker Abandons the V-8

Another Automaker Abandons the V-8

Way back in the late 1970s, when twin oil shocks and the then-new Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate forced automakers to start focusing on energy efficiency, conventional wisdom had it that the V-8 would soon vanish. It didn’t quite work out that way and the...
Kia Offers First Look at New “Global Small SUV”

Kia Offers First Look at New “Global Small SUV”

At the Seoul Motor Show in March Kia unveiled two concept vehicles hinting at how it plans to bookmark its SUV line-up. Now, it’s offering a pair of renderings that appear to show what the smaller of the two Korean concepts will actually look like in production. The...
Subaru NYIAS Display Shows Commitment to National Parks

Subaru NYIAS Display Shows Commitment to National Parks

Subaru of America Inc. has become the National Park Foundation’s single largest corporate partner. “Through our partnership with the National Park Foundation, we have provided nearly $20 million in support since 2013, funding programs and projects in more than 100...
Kia Ups the Performance Quotient with Stinger GTS

Kia Ups the Performance Quotient with Stinger GTS

For a brand traditionally known for affordable, albeit plain-vanilla products, Kia delivered a major shock when it rolled out the Stinger sports sedan two years ago. Stinger quickly nabbed a string of awards and was a finalist for North American Car of the Year. Now,...
Audi Tweaks Subscription Service Pricing Plan

Audi Tweaks Subscription Service Pricing Plan

Audi is experimenting with new wrinkles to its novel subscription plan in its test market in Dallas-Fort Worth. The German automaker unveiled a new pricing tier for its monthly vehicle subscription service called the Core Collection, which will become available...
Porsche Planning to Set New U.S. Sales Record in 2019

Porsche Planning to Set New U.S. Sales Record in 2019

Porsche has set its sights on setting another sales record this year as it rolls out a product plan that embraces electrification and keeps close contact with the brand’s proud heritage. Klaus Zellmer, president and chief executive officer, Porsche North America,...