We’ve loved the GT350 from the giddyup, and a GT350R did well in our 2016 contest. But for 2020 Ford added some updates, including stickier tires, stiffer springs, and smarter brakes. Unchanged are the flat-plane-crank V-8 and six-speed manual, making it the only stick-shift car in the bunch. How will that affect its ranking? Follow along
TOKYO — Panasonic Corp. reported its fiscal first-quarter operating profit nearly halved, as trade tensions dampened demand for its components business in China and the battery business with Tesla Inc. remained in the red. The China-U.S. trade dispute is making it more difficult for Panasonic to execute its strategy of shifting focus to corporate clients and automakers from
Love it or hate it? Automotive design — or any design for that matter — is highly subjective. One person could fall in love with a certain design while another is disgusted by it. Early on, many EVs were considered polarizing to many people. While this is starting to change, some EVs are still quite “different.” The
It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world’s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend’s 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador,
Last year, Toyota dropped the Avensis from Europe, only to replace it with something those living in the Old Continent haven’t seen in a long time: the Camry. Like its predecessor, the new Camry is a mid-size sedan, which rivals the likes of the Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Ford Mondeo and Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. Now,
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stuck to its full-year profit guidance on Wednesday after it posted record results in North America and a small profit in Europe helping the automaker defy an industry slowdown. In its first earnings release since a failed attempt to merge with France’s Renault, FCA said its was confident its adjusted earnings would
The modern De Tomaso P72 supercar will meet the world’s only P70 during Monterey Car Week, the race car originally developed by Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock and Alejandro de Tomaso. The P70 is the car De Tomaso’s designers took inspiration from in developing the P72. A lighter, more powerful version of the Pagani Huayra Roadster
If the name Soraja Vucelic doesn’t ring any bells that’s perfectly fine since we’re talking about a Playboy model who was once linked to soccer superstar Neymar Jr. The reason we bring her up is her most recent feat which includes a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, high heels, and poor driving skills. While on vacation in
Santander Consumer USA boosted its bottom line by improving its business with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, including revising their partnership. Now it has a new CFO, who had a hand in those negotiations, as well as a new head of relations with the No. 3 U.S. automaker. Fahmi Karam, head of pricing and analytics for Santander
But the U.S. also does not get the performance variants that Europeans will enjoy. So try not to lust for the lower roofline of a Q3 Sportback or pine for the performance of an RS or SQ3. The closest we get is the S Line with a $500 Sport interior package, which is cosmetic only.
DETROIT — UAW Local 909 leaders and workers told reporters Tuesday that General Motors’ Warren, Mich., transmission plant will close in three days, leaving about 100 workers without jobs. GM said all displaced workers at the plant will have opportunities to transfer to other GM operations. The company’s plant closings could be a major issue
By Simon Alvarez Posted on July 30, 2019 Hyundai Canada has stated that it is actively investigating the case of a Kona Electric that recently exploded while it was parked at its owner’s home in Montreal. The mysterious, fiery incident resulted in a garage door getting ripped off its track and flying across the street.
Uber Technologies Inc. said it’s cutting a third of its marketing department globally, as the chief executive officer seeks to address concerns that the business is slowing down. The ride-hailing company will dismiss about 400 employees. Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO, told employees of the changes in an email Monday. “Today, there’s a general sense that
On this episode of The Downshift, we head to the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari to check out Jeep’s Mighty FC Concept. Watch this rock-ready concept conquer the Moab terrain alongside its military forebearer, a 1964 Jeep Forward Control. The Downshift appears every Tuesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure
Following hot on the heels of the Atlas, Volkswagen will launch the Atlas Cross Sport, a more stylish variant aimed at those who favor looks over practicality. Set to arrive at dealers early next year, it will be a while until you’ll be able to sit behind the wheel and test it out. However, as
ZURICH — Swiss prosecutors said on Tuesday they are assisting Japanese authorities in their investigation into former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi boss Carlos Ghosn, who faces charges of fraud and misconduct. Ghosn, who has denied wrongdoing and is free on bail as he awaits trial, is pursuing claims against Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. Both automakers ousted him from
The 992-generation Porsche 911 has spawned its entry-level Carrera model, which offers 379 horsepower for under $100,000. It can be had as a coupe or convertible, and shortly there will be an all-wheel-drive option as well. Alpina is out testing its biggest model yet. The semi-official BMW tuner has been spotted testing a hardcore version
Running a red light is never a good idea. Actually, it’s an extremely dangerous traffic violation, and yet people do it frequently, most of the time fully aware of what they are doing. Whether they do it on purpose or are, perhaps, distracted makes no difference at all, as the consequences are the same and
Faced with evaporating profits, Nissan Motor Co. will take the pruning shears to a global lineup that includes more than 60 nameplates across the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. The Japanese automaker last week said it will trim its product portfolio by at least 10 percent by March 31, 2022. It’s part of a sweeping
Sonic Automotive Inc. has named two new members to its board of directors, including the company president, as the nation’s fifth-largest dealership group increases its board size from eight directors to 10. Sonic President Jeff Dyke and Marcus Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc., were named to Sonic’s board last week. Their terms will expire
Tesla is launching today its ‘Megapack’, a massive new energy storage product that combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. Electrek exclusively reported last year that Tesla has been working on a new energy storage system called ‘Megapack’. We found out that Tesla was going to use the Megapack
Lithium miners are bulking up for a booming future when electric vehicles go mainstream. But speed bumps loom, with prices tumbling on a burst of new production and demand growth slowing in China. Between mid-2015 and mid-2018, prices for lithium, the soft, silvery-white metal crucial for rechargeable batteries, almost tripled as the world’s fleet of electric
This is the first product after Westfield bought Chesil. Nowadays, with running restrictions to cars in many cities, even mainstream manufacturers are willing to convert their classics into EVs. Jaguar, for example. But what if you could buy a classic that is already electric? Or build it yourself? This is what the Chesil Motor Company
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Car Powered by Mothers. The Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE is one of 12 contenders competing for the title of 2016 Best Driver’s Car. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 22nd
After revealing itself online last month, the new generation BMW 3-Series Touring has started arriving in the hands of journalists in Europe. And if you haven’t heard, we’ll remind you that we won’t be getting it in the United States, as the German company decided to stop offering estates completely and focus instead on SUVs
PSA has threatened to end car manufacturing in the UK if the country leaves the European Union with no trade agreement, according to a report. PSA CEO Carlos Tavares told the Financial Times newspaper he was prepared to shut the company’s plant in Ellesmere Port, northwest England, if the UK government wasn’t able to secure
LOS ANGELES — Once upon a time, automotive marketing executives spent lots of money on advertising but had little idea whether they were converting those eyeballs into buyers. The salespeople were generating the revenue. But the Internet broke that, says Dean Evans, chief marketing officer for Hyundai Motor America. And now he’s the revenue chief.
The Audi A1 Sportback subcompact hatch sold overseas is now available as a soft-roader. Just don’t call it an Allroad. The car that spawned the legendary Bugatti Atlantics, the magnesium-bodied Aerolithe, has been recreated. It was no easy task as the team behind the project had nothing to rely on other than some old photos.
While the cause of this accident isn’t disclosed within the video description, we can only assume that it was driver error at its “finest”, with the person driving that first-gen Audi A1 either asleep or simply unaware of what they were doing for various other reasons. Thankfully, the crash didn’t result in any major injuries
BMW has invested about $10 million in its vehicle assembly plant in Spartanburg, S.C., to boost U.S. production of lithium ion battery packs. The fourth-generation batteries will be used in plug-in hybrid models of the Spartanburg-built BMW X5 and the future BMW X3, the automaker said last week. BMW is making production plans to support