Autos: News

BMW 4 Series Receives Subtle Facelift

Friday  17:26,   20 january 2017
Motor Trend

It may be difficult to tell, but BMW has made a few cosmetic changes to its 4 Series cars. Along with new lights, the BMW 4 Series receives an updated body design and a few mechanical tweaks to keep it fresh.Standard LED headlights replace the[...]

Ducati debuts limited-edition bike at fashion week

Friday  17:26,   20 january 2017
Autofile.ca

Bike maker and clothing retailer Diesel partner on Ducati Diavel DieselMotorcycle maker Ducati and clothing retailer Diesel have partnered to create the limited-edition Ducati Diavel[...]

Spoiler alert: McLaren teases Geneva-bound supercar's aero prowess

Friday  17:26,   20 january 2017
CNET

It's a slippery little thing, apparently.The second teaser for McLaren's new Super Series entry, which will replace the 650S, features the car's active rear wing. It spans the whole rear end, and it can move upward to add downforce when[...]

Tesla’s Unlimited Free Charging Is Over—Meaning Used Teslas Just Became More Valuable

Friday  17:25,   20 january 2017
Car and Driver

Access has been free and unlimited until now.Although Tesla announced the change in November, this past week it detailed exactly how it will work. U.S. owners get a 400-kWh annual allowance—enough to cover approximately 1000 miles—and then pay for[...]

Spied! 2018 Ram HD Facelift

Friday  17:25,   20 january 2017
Truck Trend

Big Rams Adopt 1500 Styling CuesAside from the styling tweaks, expect more power under the hood, especially for the Cummins I-6 diesel. With the high-water mark among HDs for torque output currently at 925 lb-ft for the Ford Super Duty, don’t be[...]

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is 200+ Pounds Lighter Than Hellcat

Friday  17:22,   20 january 2017
Motor Trend

The tease for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon continues with a new video posted to www.ifyouknowyouknow.com. The video, titled “Reduction,” reveals that the Demon trims more than 200 pounds from the curb weight of its Hellcat sibling. Dodge says [...]

Don’t count diesels out just yet!

Thursday  22:50,   19 january 2017
Autofile.ca

Ford and GM are the latest automakers to expand their diesel engine offeringsBut diesels are not dead yet. Far from it, in[...]

Ram and Jeep diesel emissions allegations spur class action lawsuits

Thursday  22:50,   19 january 2017
Autoblog

The suits claim deception, losses, damages.The violation notice – and the subsequent lawsuits – covers 2014 to 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models equipped with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, a total of about 104,000 vehicles in the US. The[...]

Volkswagen Beetle to Go Electric?

Thursday  17:21,   19 january 2017
Automobile

Prospects haven’t looked great for the VW Bug lately, but hope may be on the horizon. "There have been no decisions so far," Bischoff told Automobile at the Detroit auto show, "but it's possible the Bug's future is[...]

Hyundai Announces $3.1 Billion Investment in American Operations

Thursday  17:21,   19 january 2017
MSN

Hyundai-Kia announced Tuesday that it would be investing $3.1 billion in operations in the United States in the next five years following pressure from President-Elect Donald Trump to keep and add automotive industry jobs in America.The auto group[...]

Bullying works: GM moves work from Mexico, promises thousands of new jobs

Thursday  17:21,   19 january 2017
CNET

These moves are part of a $1 billion investment in US operations.A big shift in GM's manufacturing efforts is sure to earn a certain President-Elect's approval on[...]

Mazda's next-gen SkyActiv engines will drop spark plugs in favor of high compression

Wednesday  16:26,   18 january 2017
Autoblog

The new engines employ a system that improves fuel economy and reduces emissions.According to Nikkei, a new SkyActiv family of engines is set to debut under the hood of the next-gen Mazda3 sometime in 2018 before making its way into other vehicles.[...]

Toronto Among Many Cities Adding Red Light Cameras in 2017

Wednesday  16:06,   18 january 2017
autoTRADER.ca

City of Toronto officials have announced plans that could nearly double the number of red-light cameras in the city. The increase is part of an effort to curb red-light running and improve safety in a way that is becoming increasingly popular[...]

Ram launches perfectly predictable Super Bowl ads early

Wednesday  16:06,   18 january 2017
Autoblog

They're pretty much what you'd expect from truck commercials.It's good news, bad news time. The good news is that Ram has released some of the first new Super Bowl ads of the season. The bad news is, these commercials from Ram are pretty[...]

How Pedestrians Will Destroy the Autonomous Car

Wednesday  16:06,   18 january 2017
MSN

There is much optimism regarding the arrival of self-driving cars. We will be saved by autonomous cars, people say. Autonomous cars will allow us to nap, work, smoke weed, have sex (with others and with ourselves), go nuts with social media, and[...]