Tonawanda’s mark will live forever on the engine of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Each midengine Corvette has a chrome placard on the valve cover reading, “Built by Chevrolet Tonawanda the number 1 team.” The original small block V-8 engine was built at Tonawanda Engine Plant in Buffalo, N.Y., more than 60 years ago. General Motors
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Kia on Tuesday previewed the 2021 Optima by showing the Korean-market K5. It’s our first look at the final shape of Kia’s next-generation mid-size sedan.  Kia uses the K5 nameplate for the Optima in its home market, so what we’re seeing here is the South Korean-spec version of the mid-size sedan that will replace the
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The 2020 Chevy Trax crossover has a low price for a tall ride height–and not much else. The 2020 Chevrolet Trax may lack eye-grabbing options, but its most stand-out feature can’t be found anywhere in the order guide: price. If you’re going to buy a Trax, buy a cheap one.  The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is
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Pros: Great handling Upgraded seats Thrilling performance Cons: Autopilot needs work Screen-centric controls Road and tire noise The Model 3 we received back then was an early production model with the long-range battery (310 miles) and rear-wheel-drive traction. Although we enjoyed its excellent driving dynamics, we criticized its seating position for rear passengers and were
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TORONTO — Pierre Boutin, the head of Volkswagen France, will lead the automaker’s Canadian operations beginning Jan. 1, VW Group Canada said Monday. Boutin, a Canadian citizen who was previously the head of VW in Russia, follows Daniel Weissland as CEO of VW Canada. Weissland was named president of Audi of America on Sept. 1,
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Even though the Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4 are mechanically related, they are different cars for different purposes. The Supra is a street racer, for the fortunate youthful few living out their “Fast and Furious” fantasies or more mature drivers yearning to relive their own youth. The Z4 is a roadster made for cruising
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GREER, S.C. — With one exception, all of Mini’s 121 U.S. dealers are also BMW franchisees, reflecting BMW’s desire to keep its small-car brand within the family. That could change now. Mini’s new Americas boss, Michael Peyton, intends to take a more brand-agnostic approach with the line and says he is open to bringing non-BMW
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Satisfies roadster cravings Great inline-six Soft top > hard top Sticker shock Muddled design Stressed turbo-four BMW‘s all-new Z4 roadster enjoys a heritage that dates to 1956 in the gorgeous BMW 507. Beginning officially with the low-volume Z1 in 1989 and skipping right over the nonexistent Z2, the Z models began in earnest with the
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Pros: Good starter car Good looks Nice interior finishes Cons: Underpowered engine Noisy interior Poor back-seat headroom Not too many economy cars offer the styling and value that the 2020 Nissan Versa does. With handsome looks and interior finishes, the Versa is a good option for college undergraduates who are looking for wheels to take
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SPRINGDALE, Utah — There’s a batch of consumers who’ve been clamoring for a diesel-powered Wrangler for a long time. Kevin Metz, the Wrangler’s senior brand manager, joined the Jeep team 15 years ago and remembers two main questions coming from the public: When will Jeep bring out a pickup, and when will Wrangler get a
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Magna International has lowered its 2019 financial outlook to reflect the estimated impact of the UAW strike at General Motors in the United States. The strike lasted 40 days and stretched from the latter part of the third quarter and into the fourth.   Magna, which supplies body exteriors and structures and power technologies, said Friday that it experienced
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A portly curb weight that’s as heavy as some well-equipped off-roaders holds the 2020 Lexus LC back when it comes to performance, even though the car’s chassis boasts a ride that borders on perfection. We rate the 2020 LC at 8 out of 10, tossing the competent handler points for its acceleration, its ride quality,
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