We reported last week that a new small Ford truck might be coming, and a Ford executive confirmed the news yesterday at a conference in Detroit. The truck might also be called the Courier. Hopefully it looks as good as the old Courier or Bantam. Will it come to America? Maybe! We can only hope.
Ford (apparently) isn’t doing enough, Carlos Ghosn’s arrest continues to reverberate, GM is having problems in Canada, and more await you in The Morning Shift of Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
There were nearly 500 electric carmakers in China when we last counted over the summer, and surely well over 500 by now. One of them is Xpeng, maker of this (somewhat convincing) Tesla Model X knockoff, called the G3. Here’s the first in-person video close-up I’ve seen of it.
The 377-horsepower Vauxhall Lotus Carlton was powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter, inline six-cylinder that produced 419 lb-ft of torque, or enough to go from 0 to 100 mph in under 11 seconds, with a top speed of 177 mph. This was more than enough to escape the grasp of UK police in the early ’90s, whose cars…
Monster Jam is, nominally, a competition, but really it’s just a cool monster truck show—and apparently a profitable one. Or at least profitable enough for toymaker Mattel to recently start their own competing show, the end result of a simmering dispute between the two that has been stewing for months and closed the…
Cadillac is going electric, Jim Hackett is making moves, and VW might be the world’s biggest carmaker. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 11, 2019.
The day after Christmas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an unexpected gift. Brake pads on Teslas would “literally never” need to be replaced, he said, thanks in part to the electric car’s regenerative brakes cutting way down on brake pad use compared to a conventional car. That seemed a little too good to be true! But…
The YouTuber Salomondrin owned a McLaren Senna for all of 11 days, putting 400 miles on it in that time before it caught fire. How that fire started is a mystery for now, though Salomondrin—legal name Alejandro Salomon—says in a new video that the car “burned itself.”
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
If you’re not in New York City, the long-planned L train shutdown probably doesn’t have much to do with you. But in this city, it’s a line that 275,000 riders rely on daily, and its looming shutdown for long-term maintenance caused people to move to new neighborhoods, sell their homes, quit their jobs and even buy…
Will this 1994 Toyota Supra with 7,111 miles on it and an accident-free history be the most expensive used Supra ever? I don’t know about that, but at $90,000 and counting, it’s eye-raisingly expensive, especially for a car not once driven by Paul Walker.
The problem with financial advice is that one’s personal finances are, in the end, a zero-sum game. Pay down my credit card debt and put more into my 401(k), you say? I’m trying! The reality is a little more black-and-white. You can’t spend money that you don’t have, after all. Which is why we have car loans.
Here we have a Tatra 8x8 and a Mercedes 8x8—among others—being put through their paces in eastern Germany. Truck trials will never stop being the real-life Tonka playgrounds of your dreams.
The race car driver Andy Pilgrim has long been associated with GM’s most powerful offerings, driving C5 Corvettes for Chevy in the early aughts, later moving on to CTS-Vs for the Cadillac factory team. All of which is to say this isn’t his first rodeo, though it might be the first time OnStar flipped on mid-lap.
Toyota’s got big plans for robots, Elon Musk’s Twitter feed might finally be reined in, and palladium is “this year’s hottest metal.” All that and more on The Morning Shift for Friday, December 28th, 2018.
I can’t remember when I first noticed the scratches on my rear bumper, which run the gamut from understandable little nicks to more violent gashes, but when I finally did the sheer volume and variety stood out. Sometime ago the bumper cover also became dislodged, necessitating tape to keep it attached at speed.…
Earlier today Jason posted about some Truck People who blocked Tesla chargers with their Big Trucks. One of you had a simple way to found out what’s what.
Remember when the Trump administration proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards and the auto industry’s response was basically, “Whoa, we didn’t actually want all that”? That was weird, if also revealing. Behind the scenes, Big Oil never wavered though, according to a new New York Times report, which…
Nissan-Renault’s partnership isn’t on the best of terms, Hyundai’s leadership is getting younger, the U.A.W. is gearing up for a big summer, and much more on The Morning Shift for Wednesday, the 12th of December.
If you live some place where it gets cold and snows, you should get winter tires, a thing we’ve said until we’re blue in the face. How many winter tires, though? The answer is not, “Just two for the drive axle, because I want the tires powering the car to have grip.” No, this is a bad solution.