By Joey Klender Posted on February 29, 2020 A Tesla Cybertruck in 1:2 scale recently competed in a series of tug-of-war matches against several vehicles, including a full-sized Ford F-150 pickup truck. Just like its full-sized, brutalist big brother, the smaller Cybertruck outperformed its competitors, though it needed some help to beat the formidable F-150.
Global automakers and suppliers are scrambling to respond to the massive dislocations in their supply chains caused by the coronavirus that broke out in China. How did we get here? China does offer colossal market opportunities and unmatched industrial scale. But it is not a place to put all of your eggs. No market is.
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in
The Ford Bronco is a fan favorite for restoration in the US and now there’s an all-electric steel version of it going for sale starting at $185,000. Last year, Hawthorne, California-based Zero Labs Automotive unveiled an electric classic Ford Bronco with a carbon-fiber body. Now they are launching a cheaper version of their electric classic
Lincoln makes some very nice SUVs, particularly the Aviator and Navigator, and Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to test out the marque’s entry-level SUV, the Corsair. Like always, DeMuro goes over some of the lesser-known details of the Corsair in his review – he usually calls them quirks, some might say, too often. One
FRANKFURT — Deutsche Post will stop producing its StreetScooter electric delivery vehicle, bringing to an end a much-hyped venture that was once seen as a possible disrupter to conventional van makers such as Volkswagen and Daimler. The company had suffered “years of losses” from developing and producing the vehicle, Chief Financial Officer Melanie Kreis said
In its quest to shed lingering concerns that it has gotten too soft, BMW may have overcompensated with its 2020 X5 M and X6 M. These M-ified versions of BMW’s mid-size SUVs—think X5 for practicality and X6 for a more evocative roofline—have been conceived with track use in mind. We ventured south and west to
Far be it from us to tell you how to waste your money, but why would any rational being pass by the Mazda MX-5 Miata on their quest for the best convertible money can buy? Yes, there are more expensive topless whips. Some of them have three times…Read More»
A frustrated ambulance crew in Maine recently took to social media to share a video of a driver refusing to move over for the emergency responders. WCVB 5 reports that paramedic Michael Blakemore and his crew were heading to an emergency when they came up behind a red car on Route 136 in Auburn. They
Auto parts maker Tenneco Inc. shuffled its board Friday in a move that could provoke a fight with former Icahn Enterprises executive Dan Ninivaggi, who in January demanded the board make more-sweeping changes or risk a proxy battle. Dennis Letham, a 12-year veteran board member, will become lead director effective April 1 in a move
As many as 90 percent of Volkswagen’s 650 dealers in the U.S. are expected to sign up to sell the brand’s coming lineup of battery-electric vehicles after the automaker revealed plans during its NADA Show make meeting to subsidize up to half of facility upgrades necessary to service and sell the vehicles. In addition, the
MINI has announced a partnership with OVO Energy in the UK to slightly enhance its offer of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE (aka MINI Electric). The customers who purchase the MINI Electric and switch from their current home energy supply to OVO’s EV Everywhere package can get a discount equivalent to some 5,000 miles (8,000 km)
FRANKFURT — Automakers scrambled to reorganize press conferences and vehicle presentations after Swiss authorities forced the cancellation of the Geneva car show on Friday in an effort to contain the coronavirus. More than 160 exhibitors were scheduled to show off their latest cars, light trucks and services at the 90th Geneva Motor Show, which was
Watch the full episode for FREE on MotorTrend! https://bit.ly/2NzwX4B On this prievew of Dirt Every Day Episode 86 presented by Tire Rack, it’s time to get Fred’s 1986 Toyota rockcrawler Clampy out of California and into some rugged terrain. Will it crawl, bounce and roll?
By Eric Ralph Posted on February 27, 2020 SpaceX has published the first renders of a massive tower (MST) designed to fully enclose a Falcon Heavy rocket, giving the US military access to certain prized satellite payloads even when the vehicle is vertical at the launch pad. Stretching some 70 m (230 ft) tall and
Jeremy Clarkson famously used to say back in the day that if you can afford a new Porsche Boxster, then your life is very good, but not perfect, as it’s not a 911 after all. That saying still applies to the base variant of the open-top sports car, but not when it comes to the
SAN FRANCISCO — Spin, the scooter-sharing service owned by Ford Motor, is expanding to new markets outside of the U.S. The company will launch its first international fleet of electric scooters in Cologne, Germany, as soon as the spring, according to a statement. It will start with several hundred scooters and plans to increase the
Unless you drive a rotary-powered Mazda, the characteristics of your gasoline or diesel engine are largely defined by its bore (the width or diameter of the cylinders) and stroke (the distance the piston travels within the cylinder). But if you want to make more power, is it better to increase bore or stroke? Jason Fenske
Sure, you could order a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in beige with a tan interior and no options and call it a day, but you probably won’t. The automaker’s long list of optional extras extends well beyond convenience features to help well-heeled buyers make a 2020 Velar that feels as special as its
In 1993, a website was launched dedicated to the ‘Darwin Award’, a tongue-in-cheek award used to recognize someone contributing to human evolution by “making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives” in what’s usually an extraordinarily stupid manner to protect our gene pool and further the human species. The long-boarder in this video will surely
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario is returning to a two-shift operation in June, a move that will result in approximately 1,500 layoffs at the longtime minivan factory. The company informed Unifor, which represents hourly workers at the plant, of the decision Thursday. The plant, which had been operating on three
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ truck- and crossover-heavy lineup has aligned nicely with market demand. But the automaker isn’t giving up on cars, said Reid Bigland, FCA’s head of U.S. sales. Although car sales have struggled as consumers shift to crossovers, FCA has found a safe haven for the Dodge Charger and Challenger in the muscle-car space.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a car with a nice interior, the latest technologies, and solid performance. We already wrote about the cheapest new SUVs you can buy, and now we’re taking a look at the lowest-priced sedans on the market. Keep reading to learn about the cheapest new
While the regular Subaru Impreza and other members of the Subie lineup switched to the new Subaru Global Platform four years ago, the higher-performance WRX and WRX STI versions of the Impreza have yet to follow suit. They’re still based on the previous-generation Impreza models. If a new report from Forbes is accurate, however, that might
Despite Volkswagen‘s harried push toward electrification, the automaker is letting one key sleeping dog in its stable lie: The iconic Golf GTI. The all-new MkVIII GTI hot hatchback arrives for 2021 with its tried-and-true turbocharged four-cylinder engine, standard manual transmission, and available tartan plaid seats in place. The closest VW gets to electrifying the GTI
What makes the Telluride such a powerhouse? Everything. When you’re doing battle in one of the most contested automotive segments, you can’t be a one-trick pony. From its exterior styling to its interior fit and finish to its driving dynamics, the Telluride has positioned itself as a leader. Even before the arrival of our long-term
Good news: Volkswagen is sending the all-new sporty eighth-generation Golf GTI to America. The probably not-so-bad news to everyone but a handful of edge cases who’d want to see a more fuel-economy-minded GTI? Volkswagen has no plans to bring the newest GTD and GTE versions of the GTI to America. This is hardly a surprise,
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Car Powered by Mothers. The Porsche 911 Carrera S is one of 12 contenders competing for the title of 2016 Best Driver’s Car. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 22nd on
More automakers are selling cars online in China as worried consumers stay away from showrooms to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Chinese carmaker Geely is the latest to launch a new online service to try to boost sales in the country. It joins the likes of Tesla, BMW and Mercedes-Benz who are now actively
LONDON — Aston Martin’s chief finance officer, Mark Wilson, will leave the company following a tumultuous 2019 in which the automaker’s losses ballooned after sales dropped and it drafted in a new investor to help turn around the company. Aston Martin posted a 104.3 million-pound ($136 million) pretax loss in 2019 after a 7 percent