• Hyundai, Volvo, Subaru top 2021 Top Safety Pick awards

    Hyundai, Volvo, Subaru top 2021 Top Safety Pick awards
    Volvo, Subaru, and Hyundai/Kia/Genesis led all other automakers in earning Top Safety Pick awards bestowed by the IIHS, the non-profit safety group announced Wednesday. On average, safety ratings improved and the number of Top Safety Pick+ winners more than doubled from 2020. “With these awards, we want to make it easy for consumers to find...
  • Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Passenger Vans in America for 2021

    Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Passenger Vans in America for 2021
    We’ve been on a cheapskate (or value, if you prefer) kick lately at Buy/Drive/Burn. We’ve covered the cheapest new sedans and trucks on sale in America for 2021, and today we tackle everyone’s favorite type of vehicle: vans. But these three aren’t just any plain cargo vans, they’re passenger vans you can use to haul […]
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  • Pennzoil Embraces Carbon Neutrality

    Pennzoil Embraces Carbon Neutrality
    Pennzoil has announced it will offer carbon neutral passenger car lubricants in North America, starting with their Platinum line of full synthetic motor oils. This is a quantum leap forward for parent corporation Shell to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner. Carbon neutrality is the word worldwide, as Shell’s global portfolio […]
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  • Nikola Embarrassed After Internal Review, Now Downsizing

    Nikola Embarrassed After Internal Review, Now Downsizing
    The outside firm Nikola hired to conduct the internal investigation looking into the validity of claims made by ousted founder Trevor Milton has reached a conclusion. Milton does appear to have been fabricating the status of the company’s technology and how far along its prototypes were. But Nikola wasn’t helping and ended up being implicated in […]
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  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 marks hot hatch's anniversary

    Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 marks hot hatch's anniversary
    296bhp hot hatch gets unique styling and 'Race' package to mark 45 years since the original GTI launchedVolkswagen is celebrating 45 years of its venerable Golf GTI hot hatch with a new commemorative edition of the latest model. 
    It is the sixth such anniversary model the GTI has received in its lifetime, with Volkswagen having offered a similar conceived limited edition every five years since the Edition 20 in 1996. 
    Due on sale in the UK in April from slightly less than £40,000
  • Continental Tire Recalls 93,959 Continental, General and Barum Tires

    Continental Tire Recalls 93,959 Continental, General and Barum Tires
    Continental Tires has announced the recall of about 93,959 Continental, General, and Barum brand passenger vehicle tires. Made in their Mt. Vernon, Illinois plant, the tires went to vehicle manufacturers, and the aftermarket. While Continental said they have not heard of any accidents or injuries resulting from a sudden air loss or belt edge separation […]
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  • Rare Rides: The 1951 Muntz Jet, First-ever Personal Luxury

    Rare Rides: The 1951 Muntz Jet, First-ever Personal Luxury
    Did you ever wonder which vehicle is credited with being the very first personal luxury car? Wonder no more, as it’s today’s Rare Ride, the Muntz Jet. The Muntz owes its creation to an earlier sports car that was creatively named the Kurtis Sport Car, or KSC. Created by Frank Curtis, the KSC was on sale […]
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  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival - pictures

    Pictures of Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival
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  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival

    Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival
    Hot on the heels of the recently revealed and more luxurious than ever Mercedes C-Class, the firm’s performance-focused AMG C63 has been spotted testing in estate form ahead of its arrival in 2022.
    It’s clear from our images that this is the new C63 Estate, with the prototype sporting wider bodywork to cover the extended track, a deeper front bumper and an AMG-specific quad-exit exhaust system. SEE MORE New 2021 BMW M4 on sale now priced from £76,055We’d expect the n
  • Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival

    Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate caught testing ahead of 2022 arrival
    Hot on the heels of the recently revealed and more luxurious than ever Mercedes C-Class, the firm’s performance-focused AMG C 63 has been spotted testing in estate form ahead of its arrival in 2022.
    It’s clear from our images that this is the new C 63 Estate, with the prototype sporting wider bodywork to cover the extended track, a deeper front bumper and an AMG-specific quad-exit exhaust system. SEE MORE New 2021 BMW M4 on sale now priced from £76,055We’d expect the
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge gets extra range in first over-the-air update

    Volvo XC40 Recharge gets extra range in first over-the-air update
    Volvo has released its first over-the-air update for the pure-electric XC40 P8 Recharge. The new software, which can be installed at home at the touch of a button, brings a range of improvements to the SUV’s driving range, charging architecture and interior technology.
    Volvo says its new software update has improved the XC40 Recharge’s driving range by tweaking the way each cell in the battery pack is managed. SEE MORE Best electric cars to buy 2021According to the manufacturer,
  • MPs launch review into safety of smart motorways

    MPs launch review into safety of smart motorways
    Transport Committee to investigate risks and benefits of controversial roads
    Members of Parliament have launched a new investigation into the safety of smart motorways, after they were labelled an “ongoing risk of future deaths” by a coroner.
    The inquiry has been launched by the Transport Committee following reports that there were 14 fatalities on stretches of smart motorway in 2019, up from 11 the previous year and five in 2017.
    Smart motorways were first introduced in England in 2
  • Deal of the week Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi GT-Line S - pictures

    Pictures of Kia Sportage 1.6T GDi GT-Line S
  • Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 26 February

    Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 26 February
    It was the hottest of hot hatches when it arrived in 2013, and the Mercedes A Class AMG still has fire as a used exampleWhen new in 2013, this example of the hottest of hot hatches (at least until the Audi RS3 landed in 2015) cost around £42,000, but today, seven years and 95,000 miles later, it could be on our driveway for £15,990. It is being advertised by a private seller and has a trade value of around £11,650, so there’s surely a bit of haggling to be done.
    Doubtless
  • Stellantis Laying off 150 Jeep Employees in Illinois

    Stellantis Laying off 150 Jeep Employees in Illinois
    Jeep is laying off 150 workers that would have otherwise been employed at its Belvidere Assembly Plant, which actually produces the Jeep Cherokee instead of the long defunct, full-size Plymouth. Based on the timing, this decision appears to have something to do with the FCA-PSA Group merger that formed Stellantis. We’re only able to guess the core […]
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  • UK car production falls 27.3% in January 2021

    UK car production falls 27.3% in January 2021
    Figures from the SMMT reveal the sharpest first-month drop in more than a decade
    UK car production fell 27.3% last month, making it the industry’s worst January output since 2009, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
    Just 86,052 vehicles were produced in the UK last month – 32,262 fewer than in January 2020, representing the most severe fall for over a decade.
    Manufacturing for both the domestic market and for over
  • Opinion: Lapland's Arctic Rally could be a WRC season highlight

    Opinion: Lapland's Arctic Rally could be a WRC season highlight
    Cancelled Rally Sweden steps aside for Finland, ensuring drivers will need to pack their snow shovelsChristmas has come extra early for the World Rally Championship (WRC). Because this weekend’s round starts in Rovaniemi, northern Finland: the home of Joulupukki, who you might know as Santa Claus.
    Just outside Rovaniemi is the Santa Claus Village – still open every day, with Santa and his elves having managed to escape furlough. In fact, in this frozen corner of Lapland with its scan
  • Mercedes-Benz: electric C-Class likely to arrive after 2024

    Mercedes-Benz: electric C-Class likely to arrive after 2024
    An EV equivalent to the C-Class saloon is at least a few years away, according to the company COOMercedes-Benz chief operating officer Markus Schafer says an electric equivalent to the C-Class executive saloon is unlikely to arrive until at least 2024, and will be built on the firm’s new electric-focused architecture.
    The firm is currently expanding its line-up of electric vehicles, which the EQC SUV set to be joined this year by the EQA crossover and EQB small SUV. The EQE and EQS saloons
  • Matt Prior: Consistent brilliance sets Porsche apart

    Matt Prior: Consistent brilliance sets Porsche apart
    The Porsche 956 is an incredible machine with a lasting legacy - does any manufacturer have the German brand's consistency?Quite a busy week at work, so naturally I’ve watched In-Car 956 twice after a friend discovered that it can be streamed on Amazon Prime.
    It’s the first time in years I’ve seen this sort-of documentary, which is basically five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell (three wins at the time of filming in 1983-84) hosting hot laps of the world’s great race tracks
  • Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDi 48V 2021 UK review

    Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDi 48V 2021 UK review
    Updated supermini gets new engine with, in its pricier forms, economy-minded accoutrements
    "Basically, it’s Kia’s Fiesta” is the way to explain the anonymous shape of the Rio, which remains largely unfamiliar to the public, despite having been sold in the UK since 2005 and twice since reinvented.This is the updated version of the Rio that arrived in 2017. The range opens at around £14,000, but that's with a 1.25-litre naturally aspirated engine that looks on paper like it
  • Mail’s Here: USPS Picks Oshkosh Defense NGDV

    Mail’s Here: USPS Picks Oshkosh Defense NGDV
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) has revealed its new mail truck after a 6-year competition, selecting the duck-billed option from Wisconsin-based defense contractor Oshkosh. Its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) will officially replace the Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV) starting in 2023. Though the LLV spent the last 20 years being gradually supplanted by anything […]
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  • NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May

    NASCAR Ready For Circuit of The Americas Races in May
    NASCAR’s inaugural run at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas will take place May 21-23, and Speedway Motorsports, the event organizer, announced their entitlement partners today. Sponsorships must be a term that’s passe these days, and so the entitlement partnerships made public were EchoPark Automotive, Pit Boss Grills, and FEVO. “The first-ever NASCAR at […]
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  • Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Ford CEO Calls for U.S. Battery Production

    Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Ford CEO Calls for U.S. Battery Production
    On Wednesday, Ford CEO Jim Farley told attendees of the Wolfe Research Auto Conference that the United States needs to start building batteries for the industry’s planned deluge of electric vehicles now that semiconductor shortages have revealed the dangers of needing to source essential components from the other side of the planet. Farley is likely correct […]
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  • New 2022 BMW M2 coupé spotted for the first time

    New 2022 BMW M2 coupé spotted for the first time
    Rear-drive 420bhp M2 will pave the way for an M2 Gran Coupé and fiery full-fat M 1 SeriesBMW is developing a new rear-wheel-drive M2 performance coupé, as part of a future compact M car line-up that will include a four-wheel-drive M2 Gran Coupé and a 1 Series with more than 400bhp.
    Spotted for the first time bearing similar cab-backward proportions to today's car, the second-generation M2 coupé, which takes the internal codename G87, is scheduled to go on sale in the
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs

    2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Hybrid Crossover SUVs
    Pickups aside, the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are the two top-selling vehicles in the U.S. And they’re both offered in high-mpg hybrid versions. The CR-V and RAV4 flaunt the compact-crossover goodness—laid out in cargo-friendly layouts, easy seating heights, and all-wheel drive—that’s pulled Americans away from mid-size...
  • Hybrid crossovers compared, Defender gets a V-8, Ioniq tops Model 3 in greenness: What's New @ The Car Connection

    Hybrid crossovers compared, Defender gets a V-8, Ioniq tops Model 3 in greenness: What's New @ The Car Connection
    2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid: Compare Crossover SUVs Two top-selling arch rivals from Toyota and Honda are both at their best when in hybrid form. Look at the way they prioritize styling and space to see which one wins for you. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets more power, same $37,490 price A new engine and a...
  • 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets more power, same $37,490 price

    2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets more power, same $37,490 price
    The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid gets a larger battery pack, a bigger engine, and a price that costs less than the 2020 model when factoring in available federal tax credits. The five-seat crossover SUV has an electric range of 24 miles, up from 22 miles, and a 2.4-liter inline-4 replaces the 2.0-liter inline-4, the automaker announced...
  • Vauxhall: talks on Ellesmere Port plant 'productive but not conclusive'

    Vauxhall: talks on Ellesmere Port plant 'productive but not conclusive'
    Vauxhall Ellesmere Port
    Stellantis bosses are in talks with the UK government over agreement to secure the long-term future of the plant, currently home to the Astra
    Vauxhall boss Michael Lohscheller says that talks with the UK government to secure the future of the firm's Ellesmere Port plant has been "productive but not conclusive" - and has hinted that government support will be key to a final decision.
    The future of the factory, which currently employs around 1000 people,
  • Vauxhall: Ellesmere Port talks 'productive but not conclusive'

    Vauxhall: Ellesmere Port talks 'productive but not conclusive'
    Vauxhall Ellesmere Port
    Stellantis is in talks with the UK government over agreement to secure future of Astra factoryVauxhall boss Michael Lohscheller has said that talks with the UK government to secure the future of the firm's Ellesmere Port plant have been "productive but not conclusive" - and has hinted that government support will be key to a final decision.
    The future of the Cheshire factory, which currently employs around 1000 people, has been in question for som
  • Toyota GR Supra 2.0 2021 video review: are four cylinders enough?

    Toyota GR Supra 2.0 2021 video review: are four cylinders enough?
    With four-pot power instead of six, does Toyota's sporty GT get better or worse? We've been finding outThis is the new 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0. Cheaper and less powerful than the 3.0-litre (obviously), it’s an entry-level Supra that has four rather than six cylinders. Gulp. Is that enough for a muscly grand touring sports car?
    The Supra 2.0 has 254bhp, which is good for a 0-62mph time of 5.2sec and a limited top speed of 155mph. The price is £45,995 rather than the 3.0’s other si