Saturday 16 February, 2019
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Category Archives: Autos
Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa

Nissan has taken a 9.2bn yen ($83m; £64.5m) charge tied to compensation for former chairman Carlos Ghosn. The charge was reported in the firm’s first results since Mr Ghosn’s arrest for financial misconduct, and Nissan said it...

By Howard Johnson on Feb 13th, 2019
Mustang-Inspired Ford F-150

The blurry photograph posted on Twitter was striking and unsettling, the Patterson-Gimlin film of car spots. A cloudy day. A rain-darkened highway. And like Bigfoot streaking through the frame, a Ford F-150-Mustang fastback mashup. We had to...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 10th, 2019
Most Unsafe Cars Ever Made

Overall, modern cars are safer than they have been in the past, thanks to design improvements and technology, but that is not to say that there haven’t been a few models that gained all the wrong headlines because of their poor safety record. Here...

By admin on Feb 6th, 2019
Nissan New X-Trail

Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan. In a letter to workers, it said continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to “plan for the future”. In...

By Steve Weichel on Feb 4th, 2019
VUHL 05RR

Mexico’s new track vehicle could cause serious trouble for Ariel Atom and KTM X-Box Do you remember the VUHL 05? It is forgotten, if not now. It is a hardcore track tool from Mexico that first hit the automobile map in 2013. The company...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 24th, 2019
Tesla

Electric-car maker Tesla has reversed a decision to drastically increase prices for its charging stations, following a backlash from customers. Owners had complained the price rise – estimated to be around 30% – would mean electric...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 23rd, 2019
Shelby GT500

Shelby GT 500, 5.2-liter V8 supercharged with more than 700 hp. The sixth generation Ford Mustang has been on the market since 2014. Now comes the top version: The Shelby GT500 will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show 2019. With more than...

By Howard Johnson on Jan 16th, 2019
Electric Car

Outside China, few drivers have heard of brands such as Hit BYD or Beijing Automobile Works. But they’re two of the largest players in the world’s biggest market for electric cars. For a decade, the Chinese government has coaxed...

By Steve Weichel on Jan 14th, 2019
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

The successor to Mercedes-Benz’s first front-drive compact for America, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 and CLA 250 4MATIC, is finally here. And—no surprise here—it looks like a scaled-down CLS-Class. If you’ve looked at the...

By Howard Johnson on Jan 9th, 2019
Elon Musk first Boring Company tunnel

For Elon Musk’s very difficult year, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Specifically, it’s a 1.14-mile tunnel the inventor and beleaguered CEO of Tesla Motors says is a first step in solving “soul-destroying” urban traffic....

By Howard Johnson on Dec 20th, 2018