Toyota and Honda, two of Japan’s biggest manufacturers, have so far resisted turning to turbo power for their hot-selling midsize sedans, the Camry and Accord. However, after certain claims made to Automotive News, the two manufacturers have started contemplating the change. Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Chevrolet and Ford have all started using turbo tech in their midsizes, so it stands to ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles recalls almost 1.4 million cars in the U.S.
FCA North America issued an important recall affecting almost 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. for a reason we haven’t seen before in the auto industry, but may start seeing more often—car hacking. A video published on-line of a Jeep Cherokee being controlled from a distance has triggered concerns. To counter the problem, engineers released a software update for increased ...Read More »
Facelifted 2016 Honda Accord revealed
Look very closely; what you see in front of you is not a new Acura, but rather the Honda Accord, which the Japanese manufacturer as lightly refreshed for 2016. Yes, it looks more in-keeping with other models in the line-up, but it’s the addition of some new tech to the popular mid-size sedan that’s really notable. On the esthetic front, the ...Read More »
Porsche prepping Pajun EV reveal?
While it hasn’t yet been officially confirmed, the web and French magazine L’Automobile continue to stoke the fires that German manufacturer Porsche is preparing to reveal a 100 per cent electric vehicle in mid-September, likely at the Frankfurt Auto Salon. Very little info is available. All we’ve been able to glean so far is that the vehicle will likely be ...Read More »
BMW X1 to get plug-in hybrid variant?
The BMW X1 may soon be available in a new hybrid plug-in (PHEV) format as BMW tries to take advantage of increasing demand for alternative-energy SUVs. The BMW crossover’s second generation will undoubtedly find some new clientele by offering a rechargeable hybrid. The manufacturer could use the upcoming Frankfurt motor show to reveal the new crossover, suggesting it could be ...Read More »
Scenic Route: 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet Review
On the surface, the advent of ever-stricter speed regulations, heavier traffic, bigger vehicles and so on has an obvious effect: chances are, people are going to be more careful on the road. At the same time, though, cars themselves are becoming—again, on the surface—safer thanks in part to a host of driving aids: aids that keep your car in the ...Read More »