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First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

First Look: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Long the laggard in the booming U.S. sport-utility vehicle market, Volkswagen is playing a fast game of catch-up, one quickly paying off as it defies this year’s downturn in the American automotive market. The German manufacturer rolled out its latest entry during a...
NHTSA Investigating Problems With Tesla Battery Update

NHTSA Investigating Problems With Tesla Battery Update

Tesla Inc. is facing charges that it should have issued a recall of 2,000 vehicles after a software upgrade reduced the driving range of the vehicles and made them more susceptible to non-crash fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it...
Tires May Be Major Source of Ocean Plastic Waste

Tires May Be Major Source of Ocean Plastic Waste

Ever since the automotive age began, tires have been a major source of pollution. There are hundreds of millions of them lying in dumps and landfills, often serving as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other pests. And, when they catch fire – which is not uncommon –...
First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

First Drive: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

All but abandoned when the domestic auto industry nearly collapsed a decade ago, Lincoln was given a reprieve – with enough funding to bring six new models to the road. That included its first-ever compact crossover, the MKC. Targeting the likes of the Audi Q3 and...
Volvo Offering Popular XC40 as a Battery Electric

Volvo Offering Popular XC40 as a Battery Electric

Volvo’s XC40 has been one of its top selling models since its introduction and now a new version of the ute is likely to provide another boost to its numbers: The electric XC40 is coming in October. The Swedish/Chinese automaker isn’t just debuting a new EV to its...
Baby Boomers are the Best Drivers — Just Ask Them

Baby Boomers are the Best Drivers — Just Ask Them

That old guy who lives down the street not only wants youngsters to get off his lawn, he’d like them off the streets as well, according to a new study. Liberty Mutual Insurance found that 77% of all drivers say the biggest distraction on the road is other drivers’...
Tesla Model 3 Gets IIHS Top Safety Rating

Tesla Model 3 Gets IIHS Top Safety Rating

The Tesla Model 3 earned a coveted safety rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safey, getting the Top Safety Pick + as its first-ever rating from the group. The battery electric joins the Audi e-tron as plug-in EVs securing the top rating as well as...