Tesla has changed the terms of its borrowing agreement with banks to allow it to pledge its Fremont auto plant as collateral — a move seen by some analysts as an effort to boost liquidity.
Uber Technologies said on Tuesday it would work with the U.S. Army to advance research on a novel, quiet aircraft rotor technology that could be used in future flying cars, or military aircraft. Uber also revealed passenger costs for its air taxi service.
It's becoming clear that buying a BMW M model will not get you the ultimate performance variant of the base car. Instead, just wait a bit for the BMW M Competition models, the latest of which is the BMW M5 Competition Edition. This M5 takes the previously most-powerful M5, the normal one, and tops it off with an extra 17 horsepower, and a slightly broader torque peak.
We're a bit split in the office about the introduction of the 2018 Nissan Kicks compact crossover and its replacement of the quirky Juke, but one thing we're in agreement about is that the price is a definite improvement. The base model 2018 Nissan Kicks S starts at $18,965, which is more than $2,000 less than the base model Juke in its final 2017 model year.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat won't be the only Mopar muscle car getting an update for the new model year. One of our spy photographers caught an updated Charger Hellcat testing near the SRT office. It appears that the car will continue on mostly unchanged, since everything behind the fenders is uncovered and unchanged. But the fascia must be getting some noteworthy changes considering how well it's hidden.
Many cars that come into our office are pretty mainstream. They're Chevys, Toyotas, Hyundais and such. But sometimes we get something special, such as a 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560 4MATIC. Now it is the "entry-level" Maybach with just the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and the lowest Maybach base price. But, it still starts at a not unsubstantial $168,600, which also makes it the third-most expensive S-Class behind the V12 Mercedes-Maybach S650 and the most expensive V12 Mercedes-AMG S65. That V8
Volvo has announced new details in its partnership with Google, saying it's working with the Silicon Valley behemoth to embed Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other voice-controlled services into Volvo's next-generation Sensus infotainment system.
Plug-in vehicles make up just a little over one percent of cars sold in the U.S. That's not a huge share, but it is quickly rising. And if a new survey from AAA is any example, the country's taste for electric vehicles should only help accelerate demand, as the insurance group found that 20 percent of customers want their next car to run on electricity, up from 15 percent in 2017.
Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than 2½ years after it first admitted to cheating U.S. diesel exhaust tests.
Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.
Based on new spy shots, it appears the new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is just about ready to be revealed. And the update can't come soon enough, considering the current version dates back to about the 2012 model year when it was still called the M-Class. Two versions of the midsize luxury crossover were caught, one of them likely the basic version, and the other with the AMG Line exterior upgrades.
Subaru began production Monday of the new Ascent, its much-anticipated three-row crossover, at its plant in Lafayette, Ind. It's set to arrive at dealers in June as a 2019 model and will start at $32,970, including shipping.
The Jaguar Race Taxi experience will give you a hot lap around the 13 miles and 73 corners of the Nordschleife in the 575-horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR and the equally powerful four-door Jaguar XJR575. You'll ride with professional drivers who won't coddle you — Jaguar promises cornering forces of 1.2g.
No supercar better demonstrates this trend than the McLaren Senna. And, it just so happens, McLaren invited Autoblog to Beverly hills to roleplay as one of the 15 LA-area residents who bought Sennas. I'd be assisted in the act by two MSO Bespoke Liaison Managers – Katie Newell and Emily Monk – who were on an international jaunt shepherding actual buyers through the process.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess traveled to the United States this month to testify to authorities about the carmaker's emissions scandal, German newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday.
It has become a tradition for Mercedes to create a special Edition 1 version of any new model it launches, regardless of whether it's an entry-level crossover or a fresh AMG-tuned car. And the new Mercedes-AMG GT four-door is no exception. Its Edition 1 will only be available on the top-spec GT 63 S with a 630-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and all-wheel drive.