Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (3LT Z51) around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hcwLr7#MotorTrend #Corvette #C8 #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot
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As expected, Volkswagen Group of America has ended production of the Golf at the automaker’s plant in Puebla, Mexico, which supplied U.S. dealers, as the base-model hatchback is wound down in the U.S. A new eighth-generation Golf R and Golf GTI, manufactured in Germany, will be imported into the U.S. for the 2022 model year
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Electric vehicle startup Rivian has raised $2.65 billion in a new round of financing. The cash injection comes at a time when the company’s expenditures are increasing in the run-up to the start of production. Not only is Rivian working to deliver its first vehicle, the R1T electric pickup, to customers by early June, but
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport? What does it compare to? The Discovery Sport scales down the classic Land Rover look and adapts it to a five- or seven-seat crossover cabin. It’s practical, affordable, and comfortable, but it’s not as ruggedly capable as other Landies. Compare it to a Mercedes
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Aurora has made no secret its first foray into autonomous driving will come aboard big rigs. The self-driving tech company underpinned that strategy in a big way Tuesday, unveiling a partnership with truck manufacturer PACCAR. The two companies plan to collaborate on integrating Aurora’s virtual driver onto Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. While there’s not yet
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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chopra, whose consumer advocacy views align with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, had been considered a top candidate for the job running the agency created after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Separately, former Commodity Futures Trading
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Renault plans to strengthen its collaboration with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi even as it undertakes a major overhaul itself, Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said in interviews with Japanese media.  Among the areas where the three automakers will seek more commonalities to increase profits include platform sharing, electric vehicles and the Chinese market.  “In a very
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Chuck Cook knew exactly what he wanted for his 90th birthday. When he picked it up at Cecil Clark Chevrolet last week, the Florida dealership threw him a party. Cook bought the store’s first 2021 Corvette, a Torch Red midengine C8. It’s the Air Force veteran’s fourth Corvette over 40 years. “This is my birthday
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If you’re steeped in 1990s nostalgia, but think a Ferrari or Lamborghini is too common, this 1993 Cizeta V16T is for you. Scheduled to cross the block January 22 at an RM Sotheby’s auction, it’s one of just nine built. Cizeta was the brainchild of former Lamborghini test driver and engineer Claudio Zampolli. After leaving
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Aspirations to place self-driving technology in the hands of ordinary vehicle owners had largely been relegated to the back burner. As automakers and technology companies better understood the enormity of that challenge in recent years, they’ve chosen to focus on simpler tasks in the shorter term, concentrating on building virtual drivers for niches such as
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After work on Dec. 17, a used-car salesperson at Bird-Kultgen Ford in Waco, Texas, tested positive for the coronavirus. The next day, the dealership closed the used-car building, which housed one manager and three other salespeople. Then about a week later, a salesman came into F&I Manager Amanda Lesikar’s office with a question. Three days
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A remarkable shift has been taking place in automaker executive ranks: Women now rule the U.S. marketing world. In 2018, Joy Falotico took on the chief marketing officer title at Ford Motor Co. The next year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles tapped Marissa Hunter to fill a new role, head of North America marketing. Months later, Deborah
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Since the original version launched, fans have been clamoring for a more powerful version of the Subaru BRZ, i.e. one fitted with a turbocharger, a la the WRX. But Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske is glad the redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ doesn’t have a turbocharger. Here’s why. The second-generation BRZ gets a 2.4-liter flat-4 engine,
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What kind of car is the 2021 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio’s a car in the most basic, dutiful sense. It’s a frugal sedan or hatchback with an excellent warranty and good infotainment but it needs to adopt standard automatic emergency braking. Cross-shop it with the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent.
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