Here Are Your Hurricane Discounts for 2018

This time last year, automakers were busy offering discounts to Houston-area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. With Hurricane Florence now leaving billions of dollars in damage in her wake, we appear to be settling into an new trend of annual incentives stemming from natural disasters. It’s like truck month for a very specific and […]

Fear Not – a Lincoln MKT Might Still Cart You Off to the Afterlife

Seldom talked about by the teeming masses, the slow-selling Lincoln MKT crossover gets a lot of buzz among certain subsets of the population. People transporting corpses, for example, or perhaps prom-goers who’ll soon learn their tolerance for badly mixed alcoholic drinks. The aging, whale-faced MKT fills a niche role, and Lincoln isn’t ready to ditch […]

EU Launches Emissions Collusion Investigation Against German Automakers

Roughly one year ago, German automakers were confronted with a crisis. Following Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fiasco, European antitrust regulators became suspicious that BMW, Daimler, and VW Group were involved in a longstanding automotive cartel that cooperated on decisions regarding technical issues, development, supplier management, and illegal price fixing. Investigators were also concerned manufacturers worked together […]

Nearly Three-quarters of Tech-savvy Ford Owners Don’t Trust Their Kids

Once upon a time, a kid who’d been handed the keys to the family car only stopped accelerating when a stop sign or red light approached, the vehicle ran out of gas, a speed trap appeared in the distance, or they hit the governor. Today, technology allows parents to pry into their kids’ lives like […]

Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data

Automakers began hunting for new revenue streams about two milliseconds after realizing they could put the internet into vehicles. While the earliest endeavors involved ride-sharing applications and new infotainment features, companies are now beginning to see new opportunities via automotive e-commerce, data acquisition, and in-car marketing. However, the delivery system used for these new sources […]

Like Manual Transmissions, Handbrakes Are Also Hurtling Towards Extinction

We’ve long bemoaned the death of the manual transmission. But with few practical advantages other than being more enjoyable to a limited subset of the population, it’s quickly (and understandably) slipping into obscurity. It’s not alone. Based on research conducted by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, the good ol’ handbrake is also rapidly losing relevance as […]

Rare Rides: A 1991 Maserati Shamal – Sporty, and Very Square

In the 1990s, nobody in North America spent much (any?) time thinking about Maserati products. So you’d be forgiven if today’s Rare Ride slipped from your fond early-90s memories long ago. It’s the Shamal, and it’s a bit homely. Named, like many of Maserati’s other models (not the Biturbo), after a gust of air, Shamal […]

British automaker group meets with EU, says Brexit could cost billions

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2019 Toyota Supra First Drive Review | Speed-dating the fifth-gen Supra

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Toyota,First Drives,Coupe,Performance Toyota is hush on in-progress specifications, but the car offers plenty of fun behind the wheel. Continue reading 2019 Toyota Supra First Drive Review | Speed-dating the fifth-gen Supra 2019 Toyota Supra First Drive Review | Speed-dating the fifth-gen Supra originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, […]

Leaked: 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Details Shared Before Paris Debut

While the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback was supposed to be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show next month, Australia’s Redline released details and images a little prematurely. Normally, a leak this premature would leave us feeling overwhelming suspicious. But the accompanying imagery, all of which is appears to be sourced from Daimler’s marketing department, seems valid. […]