While nothing succeeds like excess, the trend for downsizing is reaching higher and higher into the auto industry. Now Audi has confirmed that the newly introduced 2019 A8 sedan will be the last model the company produces to use a 12-cylinder engine. “We will not have the 12-cylinder forever,” Peter…""
Ford formally confirmed that the next-generation Explorer lineup will include a sporty ST variant, much like the recently announced Edge ST. Expect the high-performance Explorer ST to take the place of the current Sport trim level in the Explorer hierarchy. Like the Sport, the Explorer ST is likely to be motivated…""
Six vehicle manufacturers are in contention to claim a government contract to create and build a new mail truck for the United States Postal Service, one of which is Oshkosh. We recently spotted the Wisconsin-based truck manufacturer’s proposed mail truck testing on the streets. Compared to the unique styling of the Karsan and Mahindra proposals (AM General,…""
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 strip show continues, and the American automaker has given us our best look yet at the face of the forthcoming Mustang model. Fitted with flared front fenders and a big Audi-like grille, the GT500 will include a robust front splitter and large lower vents that extend…""
Mazda has applied three sets of updates to the Mazda 6 in the past two model years. For 2017, it received G-Vectoring Control plus a mid-model-year revision that increased standard equipment, and a 2018 full refresh included new looks and the addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to the lineup. Yet pricing for…""
Ford laid out future plans to Car and Driver and other assembled journalists in Dearborn, Michigan, today, with news touching on several upcoming performance and off-road-capable vehicles. Among the several teasers released at the briefing was the first look—sorta—at the upcoming Ford Bronco and a surprise announcement of a second,…""
For the past few years, Ford has tried to transform its image from that of a car company into something resembling a Silicon Valley tech company that just happens to have 115 years of automotive baggage. There were countless presentations on self-driving cars, man-machine-technology interfaces, and other eye rollers. Generally, the…""
The melding of Silicon Valley and the traditional automotive industry continues. Ride-hailing service Lyft and Magna International, one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, said they’re embarking on a long-term collaboration to build self-driving systems capable of operating without any input or oversight from human drivers. Magna will…""
Our stock of fresh superlatives has already been depleted by the performance claims Aston Martin is making for the forthcoming Valkyrie AMR Pro. Based on the company’s early numbers, this track-only special is going to make any garden-variety hypercar seem barely more exciting than an overloaded minivan. We’re told to…""