Automotive Subscription Plans in a State of Flux

Automotive Subscription Plans in a State of Flux

While Mercedes-Benz and Cadillac may have scrapped their subscription services, these low-commitment options are still being offered by at least nine other manufacturers – as well as several third-party vendors. These services, which offer flat-rate, all-inclusive...
Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz Takes Stake in Chinese EV Battery Maker

Mercedes-Benz is pushing ahead with what the company describes as its “electric first” strategy by taking an equity stake in a Chinese maker of battery cells – Farasis Energy. The announcement of the new partnership represents another “important milestone towards...
Ford Set to Launch Full Family of Bronco SUVs

Ford Set to Launch Full Family of Bronco SUVs

The long-awaited Ford Bronco will make its debut a week from today – but when it does, the Detroit automaker actually plans to reveal three separate versions of the SUV, part of what will serve as a standalone “sub-brand,” company officials revealed during a...
First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Toyota’s little “soft-roader” has come a long way since its introduction back in 1994. It has grown larger and more lavishly equipped. The RAV4 has also grown substantially in terms of sales, several years ago displacing the time-tested Camry as its number-one product...
GM EV Program Charging Ahead Despite Pandemic

GM EV Program Charging Ahead Despite Pandemic

The auto industry has taken a hard hit from the coronavirus pandemic, sales plunging to recession levels, production disrupted and as many as a third of the products originally scheduled to debut this year pushed back, some into 2021. The Cadillac Lyriq, the luxury...
Mercedes-Benz Offers New Diesel in Cargo Van

Mercedes-Benz Offers New Diesel in Cargo Van

European carmakers have been focused on electric vehicles and the COVID-19 pandemic has put new pressure on vehicle emissions. Despite this, many carmakers – Daimler AG specifically – have not given up on the diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz Vans this week announced it...