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2024 Maserati GranCabrio looks just as stunning as GranTurismo

It should come as little surprise, perhaps, but just as every good turn deserve another, so does every great gran turismo deserve, well, a gran cabrio . Or, in the case of Maserati, because the automaker’s trademarked the name, a GranCabrio. Badging semantics aside, Maser’s new GranCabrio really is a chip off the GranTurismo block . Indeed, Maserati makes much mention of the fact that, although the development of the new architecture started in...


Biden Administration May Relax EPA Rules Driving Electric Vehicles: Report

Potentially bowing to dealer, automaker and union pressure, the Biden Administration may back off rules leading to wider EV adoption.


Triumph & Tragedy: America's great lost auto companies

These once-great brands are all in the pantheon of automotive history


Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global Auto Conference in New York that the company always took pride in its rela...


2024 Range Rover Sport SV Edition One is a track-worthy, off-road capable, luxury SUV

A fatalist might call Land Rover’s new Range Rover Sport SV its last hurrah for the internal combustion engine, a giant fireworks spectacular before the company, like most of the others, starts transitioning into the inevitable full electrification of its product line-up. Naturally, Land Rover has a more complex explanation for “the most powerful and dynamic Range Rover Sport ever,” saying it “blends supreme performance and dynamism with...


The most interesting European cars we’ve ever spotted in American junkyards

American junkyards are inevitably full of Detroit's finest - but we've unearthed plenty of European models on our travels too


2024 Genesis G70 First Drive: New Engine, Same Old Excellence

Auto123 gets in a first drive of the 2024 Genesis G70. Phoenix, AZ – Why is Genesis making such a deal about this new 2024 edition of the G70, exactly? Why were we gathered under the Arizona sunshine to drive the newest iteration on the road and on the track? On the surface, the answer to those questions is not obvious. Yes, the luxury car is getting a few updates for 2024 – a tweaked back end here, a new frameless rearview mirror there – but...


The world’s most influential cars

These are the cars that truly changed the direction of the motor industry, one model at a time


Biden orders US investigation of national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing potential national security risks, the Biden administration says it will investigate Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them. The probe could lead to new regulations aimed at preventing China from using sophisticated technology in electric vehicles and other so-called connected vehicles to track drivers and their personal information. Officials are concerned that...


Tesla to fix software in 8,700 vehicles in China product recall, regulator says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's market regulator said on Friday that Tesla Inc would fix software in 8,700 vehicles to reduce the chance of accidents. The action involving 1,071 imported Model S and Model X and 7,629 China-produced Model 3 is described as a product recall under Chinese regulations, the regulator said. It was not immediately clear if drivers might need, or would be eligible, to return


US new vehicle sales rise 12% as buyers shake off high prices, interest rates, and auto strikes

DETROIT (AP) — Undeterred by high prices, rising interest rates, autoworker strikes and a computer-chip shortage that slowed assembly lines, American consumers still bought 15.6 million new vehicles last year, 12% more than in 2022, the biggest increase in more than a decade. Yet sales still haven’t returned to the 17 million rate in the years befo...


US safety regulator opens recall query on some Ford E-series vehicles

(Reuters) - A U.S. safety regulator said on Thursday that it was opening a recall query into about 44,219 Ford E-series vehicles over loss of power brakes and steering assist. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it received some consumer complaints in 2023 alleging power steering line detachments in the vehicles that had passed Ford's inspection after they were


How GM's Ultium Electric Car Revolution Went Off The Rails

General Motors once hoped to unseat Tesla as America’s EV leader. Sources tell us what went wrong with batteries, software and more.


Remote software updates transforming auto industry, experts say

TORONTO — Picture a broken-down car at the side of the road. Most likely, it's an image of a frustrated driver looking under the hood or using their phone to call for help. But that may be changing. Advanced software in connected cars is progressing faster, making it possible to fix some problems withouta trip to the garage or dealership. These so-...


18 awesome homologation specials


Fold-Up Cars Coming This Summer from Israeli Company, But Wider is Better for Some Things

The classic TV cartoon The Jetsons featured flying cars. But how about another trick George Jetson had - a car that could be folded? Knewz.com has learned that could be on the way this summer, thanks to a project in Israel. You can’t turn it into a briefcase, as Jetson’s car could. But it’s billed as “the world’s first adaptable car.” City Transfor...


Tesla Claims DMV Implied Approval of Autopilot and FSD Branding

The regulatory body didn’t reprimand Tesla in the past, which Tesla says was implied as a green light.


The 60 most beautiful cars ever made

We take a look at the finest looking cars ever sold


Tesla-Rivaling 'Ionna' Charging Network From Seven Automakers Starts Taking Shape

Honda, GM, Hyundai, BMW, Kia, Stellantis and Mercedes-Benz are forming the charging supergroup the EV industry needs right now.


Yes, there are 18 different car gearbox types

There are rather more gearbox types out there than you might think? We take a look at them all


Would your ECD Land Rover restomod go V8, or be EV?

Everyone wants a classic 4×4. Prices of old Land Rovers, Ford Broncos, and Toyota FJs are at record highs, and it’s plain to see why. They have rugged good looks, you get to sit up high, and they visually stand out in a world of blobby, rounded crossovers. The only fly in the ointment is that classic 4x4s are actually rubbish to drive anywhere that isn’t a muddy, rutted track in the forest. They make meagre power from quasi-industrial engines,...


2025 McLaren Artura Spider loses top, keeps performance

One of the truisms of supercar-dom is that convertible versions of the fastest vehicles in the world are always slower and heavier than the coupes they’re based on. As contradictory as it may seem, the lopping off of a seemingly heavy top is the culprit. Besides the fact the various mechanisms that magically drop said top add more avoirdupois than you might think, the fact is a rigid roof plays a large part in chassis stiffness. Its elimination...


SUV Review: 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

First arriving on the scene in 2000, Toyota’s very popular-selling, three-row Highlander spot-ute is now four years into its fourth generation, the hybrid version initially added to the lineup back in 2005. Toyota Canada sold almost 6,000 Highlander Hybrids in 2023. What’s new with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for 2024? Last year’s mid-cycle refresh saw a new technology package, one upgraded with the Toyota Multimedia system that integrates...


Toyota Landcruiser, Tundra recalled across Australia

More than 28,000 Toyota models have been recalled over fears an issue with the cars could result in severe injury or death.


Hybrids, gas vehicles fuel legacy automakers' shares past EV rivals

By Nathan Gomes (Reuters) - Shares of legacy automakers have outpaced their electric counterparts over the last few weeks, as investors respond to company decisions to prioritize higher-margin, gas-powered models instead of pure battery vehicles. Automakers, including Ford Motor , General Motors, Mercedes, have scaled back on their ambitious EV plans. Electric vehicle demand has slowed of late,


Canada needs ‘auto czar’ to combat car theft problem, MPs hear

Canada needs an 'auto czar,' among other measures, to combat the problem on ongoing car thefts, industry officials told lawmakers on Thursday.


Aussies 'stockpile' thirsty utes and big 4WDs as Anthony Albanese flags new fuel efficiency standards that threaten the great Aussie weekend

The Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Toyota LandCruiser and Isuzu D-Max were bestsellers in January. Now a climate expert predicts motorists could stockpile utes and four-wheel drives in 2024.


25 exciting cars for sale this month


2025 Mini Countryman JCW First Drive: A Larger, More Wagon-Like Format

• Auto123 gets in a first drive of the 2025 Mini Countryman JCW. British engineer John Cooper made motorsport history by reintroducing the mid-rear engine concept to Formula 1. He also made the little Mini famous in rallying and lent his name to the brand's sportiest versions, the John Cooper Works (JCW). Mini has kept this legend alive with the JCW Countryman, which comes to us with 312 hp for 2025. Design of the 2025 Mini Countryman JCW The...


Renault leads Europe's EV defence in Geneva as Chinese rivals expand

By Gilles Guillaume and Nick Carey GENEVA (Reuters) -Renault and China-owned MG launched new electrified cars in Europe at the Geneva car show on Monday as Chinese automakers seek to take more market share from legacy European rivals. Europe's auto industry is scrambling to cut costs and roll out more affordable, well-reviewed electric vehicles (EVs) to counter the arrival of cheaper Chinese


Electronic Car Driver Aids Still Don't See Motorcycles Well, Studies Find

Two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate both progress and the need for significant improvement.


Frank Stronach: The last gasp of the gas-guzzling vehicle

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault stirred up a hornet’s nest recently, when he said that Ottawa will stop investing in new large-scale road infrastructure projects. Regardless of whether people agree or disagree with this, the days of new multi-lane asphalt highways for carbon-spewing cars are coming to an end. Even before Guilbeault’s comments on funding for new roads, the federal government announced that it is phasing out the sale of...


Mobileye CEO Shashua expects more autonomous vehicles on the road in 2 years as tech moves ahead

DETROIT (AP) — Six years ago, automakers and tech companies thought they were on the cusp of putting thousands of self-driving robotaxis on the street to carry passengers without a human driver. Then an Uber autonomous test vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, multiple problems arose with Tesla's partially automated systems, and General ...


Transformers: Cars that changed into something quite different

Take a look at these shape-shifters who, despite being related, are poles apart


China Plug-In Car Sales Almost Doubled In January 2024

Plug-in hybrids of various types are growing quickly.


Missouri House passes property tax cut aimed at offsetting surge in vehicle values

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents could see a roughly $138 million tax break under legislation passed Thursday by the House in an attempt to offset a recent surge in local tax collections caused by higher vehicle values. The legislation changing the way Missouri's personal property tax collections are calculated comes as lawmakers in nu...


Elon Musk says next-gen Tesla Roadster to ship in 2025

Investing.com-- Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that the firm had completed production design on a long-planned update to its Tesla Roadster, and that the car was likely to ship starting next year. In a series of posts on the...


Toyota boss unleashes at Albanese government and warns they could be forced to break proposed emissions laws

Carmakers need more time to adapt to the federal government's proposed rules for vehicle emissions, Toyota said as it launched an Australian EV offering.


Japan's Automakers Shift Into Crisis Mode Over The EV Race

Also, Ford sounds the alarm on China too, and Scout is looking for cheaper batteries.


The things all car lovers must do at least once

20 things every enthusiast should do before kicking the bucket


20 ways to wreck your car - and what to do instead

Small, basic steps can keep your car running longer -- and save you money


Death of the gearstick? Advances in technology mean fewer Brits are learning to drive manual cars

A new analysis reveals that the number of people taking their driving test in an automatic car has more than trebled in a decade.


2023 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss Review: The Art of Compromise

• Auto123 reviews the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss. Tracing the history of Chevrolet's compact and mid-size trucks takes us back to the 1950s. Indeed, the American automaker first offered a compact-sized pickup back in 1959. Actually that model was a car with the part behind the B-pillar cut off and replaced by a bed. Older folks will remember the El Camino. Chevy produced it in 1959 and 1960, before bringing it back in 1964 to keep it in...


The first-ever cars of the world's most famous automakers

The origins of more than 50 car makers are charted here


2 Auto Stocks That Could Roll Higher in 2024

Magna International (TSX:MG) and another auto play are beaten down and could have huge upside once the economy turns. The post 2 Auto Stocks That Could Roll Higher in 2024 appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


Industry shifts as demand stalls for electric vehicles

A pair of industry experts tell CityNews that Canada's automotive sector will survive the early ups and downs of a transition to electric vehicles. David Zura explains and hears what major gap in the domestic supply chain still remains.


Ultra-exclusive 2025 Audi RS 6 Avant GT headed to Canada

When Audi gives one of its models the performance treatment, it offers it as an S model; if it wants to go beyond that, it adds even more to turn it into an RS. For the A6 Avant – “Avant” being the brand’s term for a wagon – that means you can opt for the A6 Allroad S ; or head on up to the RS 6 Avant Performance . But later this year there will be a step above that , as the Audi RS 6 Avant GT rolls out with a roar. We’ve only gotten a look-see...


China boosts Volkswagen's January deliveries, up 13%

(Reuters) - Volkswagen on Friday said group deliveries rose 13.3% in January to 698,200 vehicles, with China the leading growth region. The German automaker's sales in China jumped 43%, while the group saw the biggest decline in its "Asia-Pacific Rest" region with 16.3%. Sales rose by 8.2% in Central and Eastern Europe. The strong growth in the Chinese market was partly thanks to a very low


Best selling cars of all time, from each car maker

Some of the information was easy to find, others difficult, and some of the results were surprising


Vehicle theft a focus of 2024 Canadian International AutoShow

The 2024 Canadian International AutoShow has rolled into Toronto, showcasing some of the latest and greatest new vehicles. The event arrives as Canadians and the federal government are grappling with a rise in auto thefts. Nivrita Ganguly reports.