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FRANKFURT — Continental said on Friday that it was taking action to reduce lead in some electronic components that exceeded certain European Union limits. The German partsmaker said it was identifying how many vehicles and which markets would be affected. Most of the components have been on the market since 2016. An EU directive dictates
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LONDON — McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar racing in 2020 in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Chevrolet. McLaren will be responsible for technical expertise, commercial experience and marketing for the race team in North America’s top open-wheel racing circuit. The British automaker sold more sports cars in the United States than anywhere
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Audi has pared down the Q3’s configurations for the new model year, but all are well-equipped, and the latest Audi infotainment interface works well. It’s not a stellar value, nor is its warranty notable, and options are somewhat slim. Given all that, we score the 2019 Q3 a 7 out of 10 for features. (Read
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TEMPE, Ariz. — The roadside memorial looks like thousands of others that appear on streets across America. Two small crosses, a balloon, faded flowers. A note that reads, “I love you, Mom.” I don’t know why, but I expected more. A plaque that signifies the importance of the location, a larger bouquet of flowers, a
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FRANKFURT — Continental said on Friday that it was taking action to reduce lead in some electronic components that exceeded certain European Union limits. The German partsmaker said it was identifying how many vehicles and which markets would be affected. Most of the components have been on the market since 2016. An EU directive dictates
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It’s back! The World’s Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world’s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic quarter-mile sprint for glory… and ultimate bragging rights! This year’s field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend’s 2012 Best Driver’s Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador,
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Drako GTE to combine performance, beautiful design and luxury with seating for four. Californian start-up Drako Motors has announced the unveiling of its first electric supercar Drako GTE on August 16th, 2019 at the prestigious Quail Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Car Week 2019. The company says that the car “embodies iconic Italian design and luxuriously
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Customs are a true exercise in style and balance. Defining that perfect combination is the ultimate key to creating one that’ll be memorable. When referencing design changes, too little can make the car lackluster while too much can ruin the vibe. Finding the ideal fusion of glamour and inventiveness—therein lies the art. Kevin Anderson of
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AutoCanada has rebranded its nine U.S. locations as the Leader Automotive Group under a turnaround plan that  includes selling underperforming stores, Canada’s lone publicly traded dealership group said Thursday. AutoCanada, which in April 2018 acquired nine stores from the Grossinger Auto Group, said in a news release detailing second-quarter earnings that it also plans to
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You ready for the truth? Very few crossovers start under $20,000. But wait! Before you go, let us show you highlights from new crossovers you can get for around $20,000 (including destination, before incentives). Plus, we’ll reveal a few surprises—cars that deliver part of the subcompact SUV experience you crave for an equally affordable price.
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FRANKFURT — Prosecutors in Stuttgart are set to fine Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler between 800 million and 1 billion euros ($897,000 to $1.12 billion) for diesel-related violations, German magazine Der Spiegel said in its online edition on Friday. The German motor vehicle authority (KBA) had discovered cheating software fitted to Mercedes-Benz C-class and E-class vehicles and
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With its 2020 Enclave, Buick aims for families looking for an upmarket crossover SUV with three rows of seats. For the most part, the 2020 Enclave hits the bullseye, but at a hefty price. With all-wheel drive and safety options we consider essential for any family, the Enclave costs upward of $50,000. With that in
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said the automaker will not have to pay fines for failing to comply with tougher European CO2 regulations in 2019 and 2020. FCA will be compliant because of a regulatory credit deal with Tesla, the forthcoming debuts of plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Compass, Renegade and Wrangler, as
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On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in
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It’s tough living in the shadows, but Ford has done its best to ensure the new-for-2018 Expedition gets its chance at the spotlight. Our 2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4×4, like all new Expeditions, is built with lessons learned developing the best-selling, Truck of the Year-winning Ford F-150. Its sleek new sheetmetal is made of aluminum,
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Uber Technologies Inc. reported a $5.2 billion loss for the second quarter on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down in after-hours trading. The latest red ink, up from a loss of $878 million a year earlier, reflected $3.9 billion of stock-based compensation expenses related to its IPO earlier
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Amazon offers a four-pack of TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs for $44.99 shipped. Each plug typically sells for $13-$20, marking some particularly notable savings today. These plugs are great for setting automatic schedules and banishing energy vampires from your home. Voice control and compatibility with most popular smart home systems make this four-pack an easy buy. Rated
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Kia has announced pricing for its unlikely new sport compact, and we’re impressed. The 2020 Kia Forte GT starts at $23,215. This price will get you a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission paired to a 1.6-liter turbo-four making 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, if you want a six-speed manual, you’ll pay $600 more. At
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