Auto Shows

Ford worker shoots himself to death at factory, police say

<b>WOODHAVEN, Mich. --</b> Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor Company factory in suburban Detroit.<p>Ford says other …

McLaren teases new hypercar due out in early 2018

McLaren teased a new hyper car as part of their ultimate series of cars, set to be unveiled in early 2018 – likely at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>“Its …

Canadian News

Five new trucks to anticipate next year

Truck lovers, it’s fall and pickup sales in Canada are as strong as ever — each of the Big Three posting significant gains in year-to-date sales over …

Trucks

Testing is underway for North American Car of the Year

<b>WILLOW RUN, MI. –</b> Testing of the 29 vehicles vying for top honours in the annual North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) program …

Autos (Canada)

BMW confirms inspection by EU antitrust officials

MUNICH (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW <BMWG.DE> on Friday confirmed that EU antitrust staff were in Munich this week to search its offices.<p>The EU separately said an unannounced inspection at a German carmaker was related to a possible violation of antitrust rules that "prohibit cartels and …

Antitrust Laws

2019 McLaren P15 spy shots

Only this week we saw McLaren confirm plans for a new member for its flagship Ultimate Series range, and now we have the first spy shots of what’s …

Trucks

Nissan says to suspend all Japanese car production

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan said on Thursday it was suspending all car production in Japan after finding that some final vehicle checks were still being carried out by uncertified inspectors at three of its plants.<p>The company's Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa added that the suspension of its …

Business

Tesla improves in Consumer Reports survey -- but what about Model 3?

Money

McLaren Is About to Introduce Its Wildest Road Car Ever

Code-named P15, McLaren says this is its most track-focused street car.<p>Earlier this year, we heard that McLaren was working on a new addition to its "Ultimate Series" product line. McLaren just confirmed today that this car, codenamed P15, is set to arrive early next year, and that it's the …

Autos

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Will Have Coupe-Like Profile, CEO Says

New sedan will be shown at Detroit auto show<p>During a roundtable discussion at the Red Bull GRC Championship race this past Saturday in Los Angeles, Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen North America, revealed a few details regarding the next-gen Jetta. The new sedan will have a coupe-like silhouette …

Autos

The new Porsche 718 Boxster GTS blends turbo power with razor-sharp handling

The countdown to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show has begun. Two of the stars of the event will be the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS, …

Autos

McLaren’s next Ultimate Series car confirmed: P1 successor is go

McLaren Automotive has announced a new ‘Ultimate Series’ model for 2018, succeeding the P1 as the Woking firm’s fastest and most intense road-legal …

McLaren

Polestar 1 flagship could cost as much as $177,000

The upcoming Polestar 1 flagship performance coupe will launch as a subscription-only vehicle, but Polestar said on Wednesday that if it does …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette Will Enter Production on January 29, 2018, Report Says

Is the mid-engined Corvette's arrival just three months away?<p>Chevrolet<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

Autos

Volvo abandons plan to sell Governmental Sales unit

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Trucks and construction equipment maker Volvo said on Tuesday it had decided to end a sales process for its Governmental Sales business due to insufficient offers.<p>The Gothenburg-based firm, announced its plan to sell the business in November last year.<p>Governmental Sales, which …

yamaha’s motoroid experiments with fusing AI + motorcycles at tokyo motor show

yamaha presents the motoroid, a motorcycle concept that can interact with the rider thanks to artificial intelligence.The post yamaha’s motoroid …

Tokyo Motor Show

Volvo's High-Performance Luxury Polestar Brand Aims to Invade Tesla's Space

Volvo unveiled a vision of its future Polestar brand Tuesday, introducing a high-performance hybrid sedan aimed at the increasingly crowded segment …

Consumer News

Daimler plans new structure for Mercedes, truck business

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler says it is moving toward implementing a new structure in which its Mercedes-Benz car division and truck and bus business would become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof.<p>The company said Monday that the changes would give the …

Business

Numerous details revealed in leaked owner’s manual for 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep’s Wrangler is about to undergo its first redesign since the JK was introduced for 2007. Prototypes have been testing for a while and at next …

Trucks

Toyota: CEO wants its driverless cars to know how you feel

Money

What Is Flow Battery Technology? Is It Organic, Sustainable and Realistic?

nanoFLOWCELL<p>The flow battery jumped back onto the scene at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. Liechtenstein-based nanoFLOWCELL unveiled the prototype QUANT …

Batteries

Car review: 2018 Kia Stinger takes the Kia brand to a whole new level

Money

Ford offers repairs to prevent exhaust leaks in 1.4 million Explorers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Friday it will offer free repairs to North American owners of more than 1.4 million Explorer sport utility vehicles to help ensure that carbon monoxide and other exhaust gases cannot get into the vehicles, following the U.S. government's decision …

Carbon Monoxide

BMW recalls 85,000 X3 SUVs to fix air bag problem

BMW is recalling 85,302 SUVs in the U.S., saying air bags for the front passenger seat may not activate.<p>The recall includes certain 2006 to 2010 X3 vehicles. A notice issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the mat that detects occupants in the front passenger seat …

Business

Milpitas: Annual Veterans Car Show canceled this Saturday

A weekend event that would have offered the public the sight and sounds of hot rods, muscle cars and vintage autos has almost literally gone up in …

Air Quality

Final Mercedes-Maybach G650 sells for $1.42M at charity auction

Mercedes-Maybach revealed the ultra-posh G650 Landaulet in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, at which time it was revealed that 98 of the planned …

Luxury

Alphabet's Waymo Moonshot May Soon Be A Robocar Business

It may be showtime for Waymo. After years of semi-secret work developing self-driving cars the Alphabet Inc. unit has begun sharing a surprising amount of information about how its vehicles work and kicked off a safety campaign, suggesting the long-time Google moonshot is about to turn into a …

Technology

2017 Texas Auto Show: Towing in the Lap of Luxury

While the world’s most famous auto shows transform themselves into “mobility exhibitions” where automakers restyle themselves as purveyors of a …

Trucks

Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter.<p>A public rollout is not imminent. Companies need to perfect the technology before unleashing it for regular drivers, and that means more of the …

Transportation

Are Electric Vehicles Pushing Oil Demand Over a Cliff?

With China now planning to phase out gas-powered cars, automakers are talking about an all-electric future. It could mean a big drop in emissions. By …

Electric Vehicles