Automotive News

Zanardi takes on DTM without legs

The BMW M4 DTM Zanardi is driving has been modified with hand controls

To compete in DTM, Zanardi must meet the regulations of exiting the car in less than 7 seconds on the driver’s side or 9 seconds on the passenger side. Read More

Volkswagen makes design virtuallty easier

All work now handled digitally to the benefit of Volkswagen’s workforce Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

Infiniti teases new electrified concept

Electrified performance concept furthers Infiniti vision of joy-to-drive EVs Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Aug 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford celebrates 10 millionth Mustang

10 millionth car is a Wimbledon White GT V-8 convertible, like the original Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Aug 10, 2018, 6:30 AM


Audi concept performance depends on recuperation

Audi e-tron concept extends range through 3-level regeneraton Read More

Auto Technology Future Cars Aug 9, 2018, 2:20 AM

Automated technology could spell end for driving test

Parking assist, lane change systems, automatic braking lessen driver tasks

For the majority, driving is a chore, and the banality of modern commuting will push an increasing number of drivers to explore automated technology. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Aug 8, 2018, 1:45 AM

Honda makes EV charging easier and more rewarding

SmartCharge suggests charge times for Honda EVs to save electricity costs

Available initially only to iPhones, Honda is rolling out SmartCharge to Fit EV owners in California , with expansion plans to other EVs and regions soon. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Aug 7, 2018, 1:55 AM

Over 340,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Ram pickups accounted for bulk of the total to address tailgate unlatching

Ford Escape and Fusion, Volkswagen Golf, Golf Wagon and Tiguan, and Audi A6, A7, S6, S7 and RS7 also recalled large numbers for variety of problems. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 PM


Ram recalls pickups over tailgate unlatching concerns

Recall affects Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 with power locking tailgates

A Fiat Chrysler investigation revealed a small internal component in the power-locking mechanism might fail over time, allowing the tailgate to unlatch. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 3, 2018, 2:30 AM

GM pickups make advancements in beds

Chev Silverado, GMC Sierra get largest, most-functional beds in segment

Made from higher-grade steel, the beds are best-in-class in cargo volume, box depth and floor length, and accessible through larger CornerStep cut-outs. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Aug 1, 2018, 10:30 PM

Audi ramps up e-tron excitement with supercar concept

PB 18 e-tron concept meant to convey the purist form of a future supercar

Conceived and designed at Malibu’s Audi Design Loft, the concept car has been designated Audi PB 18 e-tron, with the PB 18 standing for Pebble Beach 2018. Read More

Future Cars Green Cars Jul 30, 2018, 10:30 PM

Auto producing nations band together against US

Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, EU meet to discuss US-tariff action

Though no counter-measures have been proposed, representatives of auto-exporting nations are to meet with WTO chief Roberto Azevedo to discuss the matter. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 30, 2018, 3:55 AM


McLaren reveals Speedtail; delivers first Senna

Speedtail meant to evoke images of hyper-velocity and streamlined design

Businessman David Kyte took his new Senna on a drive from the McLaren Technology Centre to the Circuit Paul Ricard for a McLaren Experience track-event. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Car Nuts Jul 29, 2018, 2:25 AM

Technology analyzes driver emotional state at Goodwood

“Empathic AI” mapped running scores of participants’ emotional responses

UK technology start-up Sensum analyzed the emotional responses of drivers and riders as they raced up the Goodwood course and displayed them in real time. Read More

Auto Technology Motor Sports Car Nuts Jul 28, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford builds a more powerful and luxurious F-150

New high-output engine makes it most powerful F-150 ever and in its class

Raptor’s EcoBoost 3.5-litre turbocharged V-6 generates 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, delivering power to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Jul 27, 2018, 2:30 AM

Hyundai concept shows new design direction

Hyundai says design language exploits 4 fundamental car design elements

Le Fil Rouge takes Hyundai away from “fluidic sculpture” and into “Sensuous Sportiness,” which will drive design for the company’s entire model range. Read More

Future Cars Auto Shows Jul 24, 2018, 2:30 AM


Fiat Chrysler names Mike Manley new CEO

As Marchionne health worsens, FCA board makes Jeep boss Manley new CEO

Marchionne was recovering from shoulder surgery but complications arose, forcing FCA to issue a statement saying the 66-year-old would return to work. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jul 23, 2018, 2:25 AM

Mercedes to test autonomous cars in major California city

Project to include car sharing, ride-hailing and multi-modal platforms

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch will be putting fleets of fully autonomous shuttle services on controlled routes in a major city in California’s Silicon Valley. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jul 22, 2018, 2:30 AM

Audi celebrates 20 years of TT with limited editions

Limited edition coupe and roadster pay homage to originals inside and out

TT 20 Years limited editions are available in Arrow Grey or Nano Grey with seats finished in moccasin brown Nappa leather, both paying homage to originals. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jul 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford recalls half a million vehicles for shifter, wheel problems

Ford Fusion and Escape, stripped chassis trucks recalled in two actions

Ford Fusion and Escape may have degraded shifter cable bushings; F-53 stripped-chassis trucks may have improperly heat-treated front wheel studs. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jul 19, 2018, 2:30 AM


Canadian auto sales slip downward through first half of 2018

Five years of continuous year-over-year sales increases came to an end in June

For the first time since March 2013, new-vehicle sales in Canada fell below their year-ago levels in June, ending five years of steady sales growth. Read More

Auto Industry Jul 18, 2018, 5:25 PM

VIDEO: Ford shows how adaptive cruise eliminates gridlock

Ford and Vanderbilt University set out to explain phantom traffic-jams

Variety of factors outside of crashes and construction contribute to traffic-jams, including poor merging and overly aggressive or unnecessary braking. Read More

Range Rover climbs to glory on two wheels at Goodwood

Range Rover Sport SVR shatters existing Guinness World Record by 30 seconds

In the hands of stunt-driver Terry Grant, the 575-hp Range Rover Sport SVR completed the fastest mile ever on two wheels, stopping the clock in 2:24.5. Read More

Motor Sports Car Nuts Jul 16, 2018, 10:30 PM

McLaren plans 18 new models, hybridize entire lineup by 2025

Track25 plan also calls for expansion into more markets, including India

Track25 also calls for boost in hand-made production to 6,000 cars per year (up 75% from current production) and a successor to the P1 hybrid hypercar. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Jul 15, 2018, 10:30 PM


Mercedes recreates land-speed-record car that never did

T 80 was designed by Ferdinand Porsche to attempt to surpass 600 km/h

Chassis, cockpit are original but the space frame, onto which the body attaches, was built new, and the DB 603 aircraft engine is from a later series. Read More

Classic Cars Car Nuts Motor Sports Jul 14, 2018, 2:45 AM