July 2016

Oshawa Will Lose ‘Doomed’ Consolidated Line in 2017: Report

July 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

There might be some light at the end of the assembly line for Oshawa — but it will come with a price. According to the Windsor Star, the plant’s Consolidated Line, which produces the Chevrolet Equinox in an overflow capacity using bodies shuttled from CAMI, won’t get another stay of execution and will certainly close in […]

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Study Shows Red Light Cameras Reduce Accidents, so Why the Hate?

July 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s few feelings more stomach-churning than looking up from your mirror (or radio) and seeing an amber light looming ahead. Do you go for it, or hit the brakes? If the intersection boats red light cameras, the potential fines make a good argument for mashing the pedal on the left. That’s how the cameras are […]

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Musk Pushed Back Against Tesla Employees’ Autopilot Concerns: Report

July 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s drive to develop and market new driving technology is well known, but former employees say he brushed aside their concerns about the safety of the company’s Autopilot system. Several employees, including a former Autopilot engineer, told CNN Money that their concerns fell on deaf ears, as Musk always reverted back to […]

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Overfinch Sets Up Shop in Virginia, Aims to Make Range Rovers Great Again

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

This small-scale British invasion is good news for U.S. Range Rover owners whose vehicle just don’t feel exclusive enough. UK-based Overfinch, which designs and installs mechanical and appearance “enhancements” for Range Rover products, is coming to the small city of Danville, Virginia. The 40-year-old company plans to open new retail outlets, in addition to its […]

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Buick’s Avista Concept Seriously Pissed Off Some People at GM: Report

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

You remember the Avista — the sexy concept coupe unveiled by Buick at the North American International Auto Show in January (before being spirited away forever)? Apparently, several people at General Motors weren’t happy that the concept’s shapely flanks and lithe profile saw the light of day, despite favorable reaction from the media. According to an […]

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Skoda Teases America, Again: CEO Says the Kodiaq Would Be a ‘Home Run’ in the U.S.

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The hints keep piling up that the Škoda brand could one day arrive on our shores. Volkswagen Group’s Czech subsidiary keeps dropping clues that it wants to enter the U.S. market, but the surging automaker’s CEO recently added his own voice to the rumor mill, according to Autocar. Company head Bernhard Maier said if the automaker does […]

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The Greatest (Attainable) Car You Never Owned Was Just Killed in Australia

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s sad news from Down Under. No, Paul Hogan is still alive, and no, dingoes didn’t get into a local kindergarten. The last Ford Falcon Ute rolled off the assembly line in the Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows today, ending 55 years of continuous production, Car Advice reports. The death of the FG X Falcon Ute heralds […]

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2016 Lexus RX 350 AWD Review – Tradition in Disguise

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

“I hope someone’s watching.” That thought ran through my head on my first night in the 2016 Lexus RX 350. No, I wasn’t doing something the cops should know about. This is TTAC, not Vice. See, night had just fallen, and Lexus’s stalwart midsize luxury crossover was taking me home. I pulled up to the […]

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Again Postponed, Won’t Arrive Until Next Summer

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The long-anticipated Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid, expected later this year, has once again been postponed for the U.S. and Canada. This is at least the fifth time it’s been delayed in North America since its 2013 Japan-market launch. Mitsubishi’s U.S. market public relations manager, Alex Fedorak, confirmed the latest delay. “Following a thorough evaluation process, we […]

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