2015 BMW X6, Corvette Z06, Ford Drops Its MPG, Tesla Opens Up: The Week In Reverse

June 14, 2014
2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Whether you're about to go shop for a new car, wondering about the gas mileage of the one you've had for a year or two, or happily still in the honeymoon stage, it's worth emphasizing that we have some very different expectations in terms of what we look for in a four-wheeled relationship.

Because of that, we're providing you this (hopefully insightful) wrap-up and roundup of auto-related news from the past week, looking back. May it inspire you to take that next step—or at the very least, a pleasant Sunday drive.

Here it is, The Week in Reverse, for June 13, 2014:

First off, it was a somewhat embarrassing week for Ford Motor Co., as the automaker made a blunder—a couple of mistakes, really—in calculating fuel economy on several of its small cars and hybrids, and so it's making good to current owners (possibly nearly 200,000 of them) with payments of up to $1,050.

Ford Admits To MPG Blunder, Downgrades Fuel Economy For Six Models

GM did announce another round of recalls this week—including nearly 465,000 U.S. Camaros for an issue similar to the company's ignition-switch problems. And a huge recall of more than 844,000 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac models going back ten years or more aims at fixing flawed airbag components.

More Recalls: 2010-14 Chevrolet Camaro, 2004-11 Saab 9-3, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2014 Buick LaCrosse

GM Recalls Another 89,000 Cars: Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado, Sonic, GMC Sierra, More

Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, Pontiac Vibe Recalled For Faulty Airbags (Again)

It's not even summer yet, officially, but it's definitely the time of year when new-model-year announcements and information are rolling in almost daily. This past week, we brought you details of the redesigned 2015 BMW X6, talked more doors for the MINI Cooper, and ran through details for the eagerly anticipated Alfa 4C sports car. And we added a Video Road Test of the luxurious 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

Honda Pilot Soldiers On For 2015 With New Special Edition Model

2015 BMW X6 Unveiled

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: How Much It Costs & Where To Buy It

2015 MINI Cooper Adds New Five-Door Model

2015 Hyundai Genesis Video Road Test

This was a big week for Tesla Motors in the news, as the California company is finally on the up-and-up for sales in New Jersey. Then CEO Elon Musk made a radical move, stepping back from its patents and welcoming collabopration—if not quite going 'open source.'

Tesla Poised For Triumph In New Jersey, Could Relaunch Sales Next Month

Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry?

Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents 'In Good Faith'

What car should you really drive? Anyone and everyone who drives probably asks themselves this question at some point—if not every time you read about cars or entertain the thought of a new one (because many of us think of the car-repair process as more painful than going to the dentist). We think you'll get some amusement—and possibly some insight—out of our new survey tool, which sends you out with an answer in hand.

What Car Should You Really Drive?

For Women, Getting A Car Repaired Is More Painful Than A Trip To The Dentist

And GM dropped horsepower figures for its upcoming Chevy Corvette Z06. At 650, it's the automaker's most powerful car ever. May the horsepower be with you as you head out this weekend.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: GM's Most Powerful Car Ever At 650 HP


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