http://blog.caranddriver.com - Volkswagen has detailed its first hardware fix for European-spec diesel engines. And the good news is that it’d one “without any adverse effects on the engine output, fuel consumption and performance,” or so the company claims.
http://www.autonews.com - General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a federal judge ruled today.
http://blog.caranddriver.com - No argument can be brokered that we do not live in an automotive enthusiast’s gilded age, where even big SUVs can be ordered track-ready from the factory, boasting performance numbers on par with exceptional sports cars like Porsche 911s and Chevrolet Corvettes. We’ve already forgotten what the world was like before 5200-pound utilities delivered sub-four-second 0-to-60-mph times.
http://www.motortrend.com - At the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, Buick showed the world that it knows how to do sexy and upscale when it unveiled the 2017 LaCrosse. The mild hybrid e-Assist variant has been ditched and a new V-6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox is now the sole powertrain available.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - By Brian WongDetails have been slowly trickling out about the new 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks, and they are impressive. The new trucks will offer a slew of segment-first technology features, increased towing and payload ratings, and of course, an aluminum body.
http://www.jalopnik.com - Do you remember when Chevrolet turned the Camaro into supercar-smashing track monster?
http://www.guideautoweb.com - During the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than one manufacturer was showcasing SUVs.
http://www.autoblog.com - The German Federal Motor Transport Authority has accepted Volkswagen's proposed repairs for the 1.6- and 2.0-liter versions of its emissions-cheating EA189 diesel engine in Europe. The 1.6 will need a software and hardware upgrade to be compliant, but the 2.0 will only require a software update. The first recalls in Germany will likely begin in January, according to VW.
http://driving.ca - “Is it real?” is a question I often have to ask myself at car shows. It’s a knee-jerk reaction I’ve developed after seeing dozens of poorly “cloned” Hemi ‘Cudas and Shelby Mustangs. It wasn’t a question I had to ask myself at the 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show.
http://www.motortrend.com - I’ve got to think that when Audi originally planned the introduction of its A3 Sportback e-tron, the PR folks smiled at the thought of presenting it at the NEWBLK gallery in San Francisco. Trendy.