2016 Toyota 4Runner
From The Car Connection: 2016 Toyota 4Runner Review Remember what SUVs used to be like? The Toyota 4Runner is one of the few remaining utility vehicles left on the market that keep to that old body-on-frame formula—with all the truck toughness, plus just enough refinement and modern ride-and-handling attributes thrown in.
Lexus is one of the few luxury automakers that hasn't set up shop in China. That's undoubtedly lost the company plenty of sales, because vehicles imported to China carry high tariffs and cost around 30 percent more than cars made domestically.
Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of installing emissions-test-cheating software on a new range of vehicles from VW, Audi, and Porsche. Those brands have now pulled suspect vehicles from showrooms until additional testing sheds light on the allegations.
Supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8
One of the coolest cars at this week’s 2015 SEMA show was a custom 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Built by Chevrolet Performance, the classic muscle car was fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 just like the one in the latest-generation Corvette Z06. But this engine wasn’t lifted out of a Z06 donor.
Arabian supercar marque W Motors shocked the world when it first announced plans for a car with a price tag of $3.4 million. The car was the Lykan Hypersport, and its production run would total just seven cars.
Tesla recently launched a software update for its Model S enabling the car to drive autonomously in certain situations, such as along a multilane highway. Naively, Tesla trusted that Model S owners would use the system according to certain rules, such as keeping their hands on the steering wheel.
2016 Toyota Mirai
When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004.
Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few thoughts on one of the biggest news stories of the past month.
Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future said yesterday that it will invest $1 billion in a U.S. factory, which will begin producing cars within two years. The company has not selected a site, but said it is considering locations in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada.