Tesla Inc. is splitting its elevated shares in a 5-for-1 exchange, a move timed to make the stock price less expensive for individual investors after becoming the world’s most valuable automaker. Its shares surged on the news in aftermarket trading. Each shareholder of record on Aug. 21 will receive a dividend of four additional shares
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Brian Murphy’s 2007 Nissan Frontier will live out its retirement at the Tennessee plant where it was made 13 years ago. The Illinois man, who works as a delivery driver, swapped out his trusty pickup for one of the first 2020 Frontiers last week. Nissan gave Murphy the new truck so it could memorialize his
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The hills are calling and the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is ready to answer the call. This year, the 4Runner returns with a new special edition but not much else has changed from last year. The blocky, off-road SUV earns a 5.2 TCC Rating. Its capability and style give it some legs, but outdated safety scores
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DETROIT — Buick is positioning its newest vehicle, the 2020 Encore GX, to overtake its top-selling U.S. nameplate, the Encore. Over the past year, Buick has eliminated the upper trim levels of the Encore, which is now down to only the base model. Buick says reducing the number of trims helped increase sales last year,
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Roughly one month after production of the long-awaited Aston Martin DBX commenced, Harry Metcalfe has had the opportunity to test the performance-focused SUV. Aston Martin has spent roughly five years making the DBX a reality, and its future arguably rests on the DBX’s shoulders. Power is supplied by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG
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Audi last week apologized for a social media ad that some critics called too provocative and others said showed a young girl in danger. The ad showed the girl leaning against the grille of an RS4 station wagon. The caption: “Lets your heart beat faster — in every aspect.” After complaints poured in, Audi removed
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The difference in Performance and Long Range trims mostly comes down to performance, not features. But with an evolutionary infotainment system, over-the-air updates that keep the car as fresh as a smartphone, and good standard equipment, we give it an 8 out of 10.  The most noticeable feature spans overhead. A tinted glass roof stretches
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The 2021 NADA Show must go on — but it may be time to declare it virtual only. As the coronavirus continues to spread, National Automobile Dealers Association leaders are weighing whether they can safely gather Jan. 21-24 in New Orleans. It isn’t looking good. In recent weeks, more in-person industry events have been canceled
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Simon Cowell had an accident on a CAB Recon and tells people to read the manual before they ride. An oil spill in Mauritius is causing catastrophic damage to the Indian Island nation’s marine life. Barbados gets 33 electric buses — the largest fleet in the Caribbean. Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor Co. is launching a global battery-electric brand using the Ioniq name from its current hybrid and EV hatchbacks. It plans to release three electric vehicles from the new brand in the next four years, starting in early 2021 with a midsize crossover. Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia and Genesis,
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When thinking about certain modern classics, nostalgia tends to hit like a train. And it’s even worse whenever you’re out driving, because it seems like there’s a BMW 3-Series E46 around every corner, and practically every petrolhead loves an M3 from that very same generation. Depending on the model, miles and overall condition, the best
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The 2021 Hyundai Sonata banks on fewer rivals competing for buyers of mid-size sedans. The way it’s chosen to surface in the still-congested group: dramatic flair, along with lots of features and value. With the Sonata, Hyundai’s shaped a silhouette with luxury overtones, crafted a cabin with the same, and stocked it all with some
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