Ford Recalling Nearly 550K Super Duty Trucks

Ford Recalling Nearly 550K Super Duty Trucks

Ford Motor Co. issued a recall Friday for nearly 550,000 Super Duty pickups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The action, which covers 547,538 trucks in the 2017 through 2019 model year, covers carpet flooring that could catch fire after a crash, the company said. The...
GM Investing $1.5 Billion to Update Midsize Trucks

GM Investing $1.5 Billion to Update Midsize Trucks

General Motors is investing $1.5 billion to update its popular midsize trucks – Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon – including $1 billion at its Wentzville, Missouri plant. While revealing the amount it plans to spend to make remain competitive with the competition...
Mazda Miata Tops 2020 Reliability List

Mazda Miata Tops 2020 Reliability List

Newer isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to cars and how reliable they are. Keep that in mind when reviewing Consumer Reports latest “Auto Reliability Survey.” Updated models or entirely new replacements for outdated models certainly attract a lot of...
McLaren Opens New Composites Center in Northern England

McLaren Opens New Composites Center in Northern England

British supercar maker McLaren is known for its extensive use of advanced lightweight materials in its vehicles and is now looking to take its technology to the next level, as well as some of its neighbors too. The company has invested more than $63.2 million, or £50...
Toyota Defies the Downturn

Toyota Defies the Downturn

It’s been a tough year for the auto industry. And not just in the U.S., where sales are off by nearly 2% this year. China, the world’s largest automotive market, is expected to end the year with an 8% decline, according to the China Association of Automobile...
Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

The threat of depreciation has always been one of the great killers of the buzz around new vehicles for practical minded buyers and the improving quality, reliability and durability really has not changed the equation much. Vehicle depreciation also is critical in the...
Harley-Davidson Puts Stop to LiveWire Production

Harley-Davidson Puts Stop to LiveWire Production

Harley-Davidson suffered another setback with its first-ever battery-electric motorcycle, LiveWire, stopping production of new cycle due to a production problem. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker discovered a “non-standard condition” with LiveWire, forcing the...
First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

First Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat

When all is said and done the F-150 is undoubtedly the most famous vehicle built – save the Mustang – by the Ford Motor Co. since Henry Ford brought out the Model T more than 100 years ago. But the F-150 pickup has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more...
Strike Cuts Off Flow of Replacement Parts to Dealers

Strike Cuts Off Flow of Replacement Parts to Dealers

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors Co. has curtailed delivery of service parts used to repair cars and trucks at GM dealerships across the country, the company acknowledged. GM’s network of parts distribution centers and warehouses wasn’t really...