Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford CEO Farley Wants to Make Quality Job 1 Again

Ford’s new CEO Jim Farley has plenty of challenges facing him in the coming year, and many of them can be traced back to the automaker’s ongoing quality and reliability issues that are hurting both its reputation and its bottom line. The depth of the problem was...
Travel Numbers Expected to Drop for Long Holiday Weekend

Travel Numbers Expected to Drop for Long Holiday Weekend

Some parts of the country are in the next round of pandemic-related lockdowns so traveling for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend is expected to decline this year. However, there is plenty of research that shows the folks that are planning to trek over the hills...
First Look: 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580

First Look: 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S580

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class long has served as the brand’s flagship, a highly polished example of what German luxury is all about — but for those who want to take things a big step beyond, there’s the new Mercedes-Maybach S580 making its formal debut today. While...
GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

GM Testing Battery Pack for Autonomous Cruise Origin

Correction: This story has been amended. GM is currently testing only the battery system for the Cruise Origin at its proving grounds.  General Motors expects to begin testing preproduction models of the self-driving Cruise Origin at its Michigan proving grounds next...
First Drive: 2021 Ford F-150

First Drive: 2021 Ford F-150

It’s been a tough year for auto buyers and automakers alike. But, if anything, demand for full-size pickups has been running at a frantic pace. Detroit automakers continue to dominate the market and despite strong competition from its crosstown rivals, Ford Motor Co....
NHTSA Expands Probe into Tesla Touchscreen Issue

NHTSA Expands Probe into Tesla Touchscreen Issue

While Tesla’s financial picture continues to be rosy, the California-based EV maker’s struggle with safety issues keeps clouding that view, including a growing federal investigation into camera failures. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...
First Look: 2022 Subaru BRZ

First Look: 2022 Subaru BRZ

This would have been a big week for the auto industry but the annual Los Angeles International Auto Show was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, there’s a lot happening and Subaru is one of several automakers sticking with the original schedule – in...
First Look: 2021 Infiniti QX55

First Look: 2021 Infiniti QX55

It’s been nearly two decades since Infiniti rolled out its first two crossover-utility vehicles, the innovative FX and EX models. A lot has happened since then and, if anything, Nissan’s luxury brand has slipped into the shadows. But now, it says, it’s betting “the...
First Look: 2022 Honda Civic

First Look: 2022 Honda Civic

A small group of designers at Honda may have the worst job in the automotive industry: updating the Civic to meet the expectations for the company and the public for the 11th-generation version of the top-selling compact. American Honda unveiled the prototype of the...