The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for something like 18,000 years and the best-selling vehicle in America for about 17,990 years (actually, the first figure is 43 years and we could argue forever about the latter number based on hair-splitting differences between the F-150 and all the other F-Series models compared to their rivals). Because work trucks stay useful for many decades and the appearance of the F-100 and its F-150 successor didn't change a whole lot between the early 1970s and middle 1990s, it's easy to overlook old Ford pickup after old Ford pickup as I walk the rows of my local vehicle graveyards.
The joint-venture car factory Mazda and Toyota are building in Alabama just got more expensive. Mazda's crossover will be a North American-specific model that should go into production in 2021. Toyota initially planned to build Corollas at the plant, but changed course to a crossover a little later.
How old is it? This second-generation Fiat 500 was sold in the UK from 2007 onwards How much does it cost?* Prices start from £1,500 What’s good about it? Stylish looks, characterful interior, cheap to run, teeny dimensions great in town And what’s not so good? Choppy ride quality, some noisy engines, questionable reliability, poor safety ratings What’s the Fiat 500 like? The Fiat 500 is everywhere. No matter which town or city you visit in the UK, the chances are if you stand at the side of a busy road for a few minutes, you’ll see one drive by. Such has been its popularity that Fiat’s now sold more than a quarter of a million of the things in the UK, and given the 500 is still going strong, that number is ever rising. The big attraction, of course, is the styling. The 500 draws heavily on its ancestor of the same name, yet mixes those retro lines with perfect proportions, beautiful detailing and a smattering of upmarket design cues.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was ‘embarrassingly late’ rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. Musk said in April that the additional security layer was "coming soon."
Earlier this week, Bronco Nation posted video of the 2021 Ford Bronco earning its stripes — some of them literal — on a trek through some of Moab's more famous obstacles. Turns out the development team took a Bronco Sport to Utah for durability testing as well, and kept the cameras rolling. This time, we can enjoy the atmospheric sounds of off-roading, including a couple of crunches when the Bronco Sport gets sicced on steep terrain.
The biggest obstacle to completing any of these trips is winning the car from Omaze in the first place. Matt had flatlined and needed an ECMO machine (a system that provides cardiac and respiratory support, allowing the heart and lungs to rest prior to and during surgery), but he wouldn't survive the ambulance ride to the machine.
Honda made the Civic bigger and more powerful for the car's third generation, which ran from the 1984 through 1987 model years, and sales figures were spectacular. For those Honda shoppers with thinner wallets, though, the frill-free Civic 1300 beckoned; very few of these ultra-cheap cars were sold here, and even fewer managed to survive into our current century. While Accords began rolling off Honda's new assembly line in Ohio in 1982, American-made Civics didn't hit the road until 1986.
The digitized ice cream truck jingle is a staple of summer in America, but like many things we take for granted, 'Turkey in the Straw' can be traced back to a darker time and place in the country's history, and in this, Good Humor saw the opportunity to present an alternative. Company representatives reached out to producer and Wu-Tang Clan front man RZA to pitch the notion of an ice cream truck jingle that is, in RZA's own words, "made with love." While there's no official standard ice cream truck jingle, 'Turkey in the Straw' is certainly recognizable to just about anybody who grew up in American suburbia.
Vettel insists there’s no tension at Ferrari despite two difficult races that saw him publicly question the team’s strategy calls.
California-based Lucid is nearly ready to introduce the Air, an electric sedan that recently, unofficially tested at a range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. All of the technology packed under the sheetmetal was developed in-house by the brand, and it's modular enough to underpin a full range of electric models, according to its CEO. Lucid is devoting a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources into bringing the Air to production.
Just like the Porsche 911 I performed a luggage test on not too long ago, the 2021 Jaguar F-Type is not a luggage-hauling machine. Use the button on the fob, a toggle switch on the interior, or press the button under the lid.
Summer isn't over yet, and we're still getting some days that are hotter than hot. A lot of us might be lucky enough to have a garage to pull our cars into on the hot days, but a lot of us don't have that luxury. There's nothing worse than dreading stepping into your car because you know that touching your steering wheel will feel like grabbing a hot pan off the stove.
F1 teams have been informed by the FIA of plans for new restrictions on engine modes for qualifying which will begin at the Belgian GP.
A few days ago, Jeep posted a somewhat cryptic teaser image to Twitter with a dictionary definition of the word "grand." Now we know that they weren't talking Grand Cherokee, but rather the long-anticipated 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The first confirmation of the Grand Wagoneer came roughly half a decade ago in Fiat-Chrysler product plans, with a target launch of 2018.
Subaru will introduce at least 10 new or updated models in the next three years, according to a leaked product plan. Canadian publication AutoGuide posted the product plan on its Instagram account in August 2020. 2021 will bring Wilderness-badged editions of the Forester and the Outback, though the slide does not reveal what the package will consist of.
The Polestar 2 is more comfortable, seemingly better built and has a better infotainment system. In all the traditional automotive metrics, it's a better car, and yet I find it hard to recommend it over the Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 often excels where the Tesla Model 3 falters.
If there’s any silver lining, it’s that the few remaining small enthusiast sedans and hatchbacks are by and large quite decent little cars, this 2020 Kia Forte GT included. Back when Mazda and Mitsubishi were still building cars like the Mazdaspeed3 and the Lancer Ralliart, Hyundai and Kia were effectively nowhere to be found in the sport compact segment. It can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The next-gen Mercedes SL has been kept behind closed doors somewhat effectively so far. Mercedes has confirmed the model is under development, but it’s not saying much more. Mercedes is keeping the front end flat, upright and short.
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 will haul its 13-year-old bones into the 2021 model year with the enticements of the Sport Package, along with an Inspiration Series model produced in a run of 500 examples. New features and options for 2021 are Amazon Alexa capability, Nori Green exterior paint, and interior leather colored Glazed Caramel. The Sport Package dials up bodykit add-ons for the front and rear fascias, a sport grille, body-colored side mirrors with chrome accents, and forged 21-inch wheels outside.
Sergio Perez will make his Formula 1 return with Racing Point at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for COVID-19.
Future product whisperer Georg Kacher submitted a report to Car magazine claiming the next-generation M5 will come with two powertrains, one a plug-in hybrid, one all-electric. Said to appear in 2023, one year after the next-generation 5 Series debuts, the rumored M5 will ride on the CLAR WE architecture BMW detailed in 2017 PowerPoint presentation. CLAR WE can accept the brand's Efficient Dynamics mild hybrid, Power PHEV, and BEV powertrains.