GM will recall its large crossover vehicles for a problem with the seat belt anchor cable. Issues can be found in the 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and the former 2009-2010 Saturn Outlook.
So far, 2014 has been a good year for car sales, with monthly tallies showing growth at almost all major carmakers, and predictions sunny for summer. May’s car sales figures reflect a continuation of that trend, with many brands reporting their best sales month in years.
Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month.
Spyker B6 Venator (production-spec)
When Spyker showed its B6 Venator concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, it was easy to write off the shapely coupe as just another design exercise from a company struggling to find its niche (and even stay afloat in a changing market).
Supercar startup Tushek, founded by Slovenian racing driver Aljoša Tushek, first hit the scene back in 2012 when it unveiled the Renovatio T500 at Top Marques Monaco. Since then, Tushek has gained new investors and relocated its operations from Slovenia to Austria. The company has also rebranded itself Tushek & Spigel.
McLaren Automotive, the road car division of the famous British racing team, has announced its financial results for 2013 and during the announcement also confirmed two new cars. Although we already knew the cars were coming, McLaren has now made them official and even confirmed a release date.
Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept
Light weight will soon be big business at Ford. The company's F-150 truck, going aluminum for the first time with the 2015 model, sheds 700 lbs over its predecessor, thanks to its new construction. Ford sells over half a million F-Series every year--big business indeed.
Plug-in hybrids will clearly be all the rage among carmakers for the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on one hand--BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S--virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrids planned for launch between 2015 and 2020.
Parking is one of those maneuvers that we all screw up now and then, no matter how experienced we are at driving. And there's nothing worse than having an audience just as you're trying to squeeze into a space. Even professional athletes can't experience that much pressure, surely?