Apple Adds Former Chrysler VP for Car Project – or Not

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Doug Betts, former senior vice president at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in charge of quality, quietly began work at Apple this month, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Betts, who led the effort to turnaround Chrysler’s quality rankings beginning in 2009, left the car company last year one day after Consumer Reports ranked the car company […]

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Review – Hope On Four Wheels

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

When you are one of the world’s largest automakers, deep in what is a healthy growth period in American automotive sales, and you can’t muster sales gains … well, it’s time to re-evaluate your strategy. This is the situation in which Hyundai finds itself. After entering the U.S. utility market in 2000 with the Santa […]

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Infiniti Confirms Compact Q30 for Frankfurt Auto Show

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Confirming their June confirmation, Infiniti will bring a production-ready version of their compact Q30 to the International Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The compact, which will be built in the United Kingdom, powered by the same 2.0-liter, turbo four that powers the Mercedes GLA and CLA under a joint agreement between Mercedes and Renault-Nissan. The […]

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Chart Of The Day: GM Set A Chevrolet SS Sales Record In June, Caprice PPV Sales Plunge

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Often criticized for flopping in the U.S. marketplace, Chevrolet set a sales record with the Aussie-built SS in June 2015. Prior to June’s “surge” up to a still rather paltry 354 units, Chevrolet hadn’t sold more than 300 SS sedans since March of last year, the only other time the SS has crested the 300-unit […]

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TTAC Reader Pits Simulated MX-5 Against the Real Deal [with Video]

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

My company, Force Dynamics, builds full-motion driving simulators. They work by tilting you as the simulated vehicle corners or accelerates, so your brain is tricked into feeling lateral or longitudinal accelerations. Sometimes people who watch our machines in action say, “This is moving way too much!” So when we started racing a Mazda Miata in the […]

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