From The Car Connection:
Automakers are rushing headlong into niches, with compact crossovers and coupe-like sedans, yet they're not exactly pushing for what's become more of a niche than it used to be: minivans. Over the past few years, the class has pretty much settled down to the big four sellers—Odyssey, Sienna, Town & Country, and Grand Caravan—and outliers like the Nissan Quest, Mazda 5, and Kia Sedona.
Some people are worried about the arrival of autonomous cars. For others, though, the self-driving revolution can't come soon enough.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. According to government documents, the sensor that determines whether the passenger seat is occupied may have a pattern of malfunctioning and turning off the front air bags.
Audi Prologue Allroad concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
A new form of Audi’s stunning Prologue concept car makes its debut next week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show: the Prologue Allroad. As the name suggests, the new concept has been designed as a soft-roader and hints at future developments for cars like the A4 and A6 Allroad.
After running out of cash last May due to a failed deal with a Chinese backer, Saab’s owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) was facing bankruptcy but was thrown a lifeline by a Swedish court that awarded the struggling firm a reorganization period.
The topography of the automotive art world is as varied as Malibu's famous canyon roads—lots of highs and lots of lows. The pinnacle is populated by greats like Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol and the nadir by execrable carnival barkers like the pompous louts who crushed a Type-997 Porsche 911 just to display its corpse.
2014 Honda Insight
Automakers and their dealers know that when a vehicle is updated, redesigned, or discontinued, the last lagging examples of the old model may sit on lots for months, perhaps even years. So it appears to be with the Honda Insight, the subcompact mild hybrid hatchback that the company discontinued after the 2014 model year.
Well, they did it. General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
If you follow our coverage on fuel efficiency, you know that real-world mileage numbers don't always measure up to the official EPA ratings. But if you think failing to meet those EPA numbers by five or ten percent is already a letdown, be very careful about your cargo-carrying expectations in your next sedan, hatchback, or crossover.