2015 Toyota TRD Pro Tacoma - Quick Drive, July 2014
You’re looking at the future of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ is an iconic off-roader, in a class with only a few serious contenders. Yet it’s almost gone; it’s nearing its final act for 2014, and it won’t be back for 2015.
Ford has in recent weeks issued a recall for 2014 F-150 equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). On affected vehicles, an incorrectly installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet may lead to impaired steering, including loss of steering control, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware.
2014 Chevrolet SS
Reports of the Chevrolet SS muscle sedan receiving a six-speed manual transmission and magnetic ride suspension for the 2015 model year emerged back in April, and now we have semi-official confirmation of those reports via GM’s online ordering guide for fleet buyers.
Earlier this month, General Motors released a teaser for a new Buick crossover set to debut in China this year, which we said will most likely be formally revealed at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Images showing the new crossover in full have now surfaced, following a private presentation in China over the weekend.
Ford’s all-new, sixth-generation Mustang is now just a couple of months away from hitting the showroom floor, in base, EcoBoost and GT trim, but we’ve got details on an additional variant that will be arriving in the near future.
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
BMWs are big, aggressive gas-guzzlers, right? Not so much, in recent months. The BMW i3 electric car is already finding fans, as is the plug-in hybrid i8.
China is continuing its march of electric car progress with the announcement that 30 percent of all government vehicles should be plug-ins. Battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell cars will all be eligible under the plan, set to be phased in over the next two years.
The Tesla Model S is undoubtedly an excellent car. It's quick, efficient, looks good to most eyes and can compete with most fossil-fueled equivalents on even footing.