Autoblog (83)

We couldn't wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we drove one in New Zealand

Filed under: Videos,Ford,Pacific Region,Truck,Original Video There were lots of sheep.Continue reading We couldn't wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we drove one in New Zealand We couldn't wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we drove one in New Zealand originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 ...

VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany

Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Volkswagen,Emissions,Diesel No admission of wrongdoing in Europe, however.Continue reading VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany VW waives appeal, agrees to buy back dieselgate cars in Germany originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun ...

Living up to its name | 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast First Drive

Filed under: Ferrari,First Drives,Supercars Superfast? Agreed.Continue reading Living up to its name | 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast First Drive Living up to its name | 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use ...

Sell your own: 2006 Hummer H3

Filed under: Ownership,Hummer,Used Car Buying,SUV,Off-Road At the time of the Hummer launch, America's economy was on the rebound, and the truck had a role in pushing Iraq out of Kuwait.Continue reading Sell your own: 2006 Hummer H3 Sell your own: 2006 Hummer H3 originally appeared on Autoblog on ...

Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' goes for auction this summer, again

Filed under: Celebrities,Motorsports,TV/Movies,Porsche,Auctions,Coupe,Classics,Racing This one was on camera and behind it.Continue reading Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' goes for auction this summer, again Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans' goes for auction this summer, again ...

Tesla music streaming service? What's Elon Musk thinking?

Filed under: Rumormill,Tesla,Infotainment,Smartphone Going up against Spotify or Apple Music is no small task.Continue reading Tesla music streaming service? What's Elon Musk thinking? Tesla music streaming service? What's Elon Musk thinking? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 ...

Sampling the Hyundai Kona | Autoblog Podcast #519

Filed under: Podcasts We discuss discos of the Land Rover variety, overpriced Civics, and market price Demons.Continue reading Sampling the Hyundai Kona | Autoblog Podcast #519 Sampling the Hyundai Kona | Autoblog Podcast #519 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EDT. Please ...

Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China

Filed under: Etc.,Plants/Manufacturing,Tesla,Sedan,Electric,Luxury A huge market for electric cars.Continue reading Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China Tesla takes a step closer to building electric cars in China originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:45:00 ...

GM wants positive relationship with feds as ignition-switch oversight ends

Filed under: Government/Legal,Recalls,GM,Safety This all stems from the GM ignition switch recall.Continue reading GM wants positive relationship with feds as ignition-switch oversight ends GM wants positive relationship with feds as ignition-switch oversight ends originally appeared on Autoblog on ...

Ex-Uber CEO Kalanick knew about stolen Waymo files, lawyers say

Filed under: Government/Legal,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs Those files are pertinent to an ongoing patent lawsuit over autonomous technology between Uber and Google's former autonomous car unit now known as Waymo.Continue reading Ex-Uber CEO Kalanick knew about stolen Waymo files, lawyers say Ex-Uber CEO ...

Car buyers aren't thrilled about semi-autonomous features

Filed under: Autonomous JD Power's latest research into the likes and dislikes of car owners has two big takeaways.Continue reading Car buyers aren't thrilled about semi-autonomous features Car buyers aren't thrilled about semi-autonomous features originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 ...

Watch motorcyclist kick moving car, trigger chain-reaction crash

Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Videos,Motorcycle,Bikes California road rage at its finest.Continue reading Watch motorcyclist kick moving car, trigger chain-reaction crash Watch motorcyclist kick moving car, trigger chain-reaction crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 ...

Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on Apple iOS 11 beta

Filed under: Etc.,Safety,Emerging Technologies,Smartphone,Technology A feature that's long overdue.Continue reading Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on Apple iOS 11 beta Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on Apple iOS 11 beta originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:00:00 EDT. ...

Junkyard Gem: 1982 Subaru BRAT

Filed under: Etc.,Subaru,Automotive History,Truck Subaru love is strong in Colorado, which means that many BRATs are kept alive until they are completely used up. Here's a good example of such a truck: this 1982 model in a Denver wrecking yard.Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1982 Subaru BRAT Junkyard ...

Audi A8's active suspension will even protect you in a crash

Filed under: Videos,Audi,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Sedan,Luxury It also helps ride and handling.Continue reading Audi A8's active suspension will even protect you in a crash Audi A8's active suspension will even protect you in a crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 ...

Autonomous shuttles start this fall at University of Michigan

Filed under: Green Driving,Transportation Alternatives,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous,Electric Two EVs will run along a route in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Continue reading Autonomous shuttles start this fall at University of Michigan Autonomous shuttles start this fall at University of Michigan ...

Trump climate decision energizes business for Proterra electric bus

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Misc. Automakers,Green Automakers,Transportation Alternatives,Electric Electric bus maker Proterra secures another $55 million in equity funding, while Trump's Paris decision may have boosted sales.Continue reading Trump climate decision energizes business for ...

Study shows correlation between legal pot and more car crashes

Filed under: Driving,Safety There was a 3 percent increase overall.Continue reading Study shows correlation between legal pot and more car crashes Study shows correlation between legal pot and more car crashes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for ...

RWD Subaru? 'Baby Driver's' stunt genius tells us how he drove those scenes

Filed under: TV/Movies We chatted with the movie's behind-the-scenes star, Jeremy Fry.Continue reading RWD Subaru? 'Baby Driver's' stunt genius tells us how he drove those scenes RWD Subaru? 'Baby Driver's' stunt genius tells us how he drove those scenes originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 ...

Sell your own: 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL

Filed under: Ownership,Mercedes-Benz,Used Car Buying,Convertible,Luxury If you're hoping to bridge the socioeconomic gap, try a pre-owned Mercedes.Continue reading Sell your own: 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL Sell your own: 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:00:00 ...

Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE is shockingly quick at the Nurburgring

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising,Chevrolet,Coupe,Performance Lots of aero, barely street-legal tires, and high-tech suspension do wonders.Continue reading Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE is shockingly quick at the Nurburgring Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE is shockingly quick at the Nurburgring originally appeared on ...

Effortless economy | 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive

Filed under: Green,Chevrolet,GM,Fuel Efficiency,First Drives,Sedan,Diesel Its impressive fuel economy figures are a breeze to achieve.Continue reading Effortless economy | 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive Effortless economy | 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel First Drive originally appeared on ...

For thousands of US auto workers, the downturn is already here

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing,Chrysler,Ford,GM,United States Continue reading For thousands of US auto workers, the downturn is already here For thousands of US auto workers, the downturn is already here originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for ...

Nissan-Renault and game developer plan driverless ride-hailing

Filed under: Etc.,Nissan,Renault,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Electric,Future Competing with Alphabet, Uber, and many others.Continue reading Nissan-Renault and game developer plan driverless ride-hailing Nissan-Renault and game developer plan driverless ride-hailing originally appeared on ...

Kia Motors again tops J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Filed under: Etc.,Plants/Manufacturing,Hyundai,Kia Kia topped the rankings for initial quality of new vehicles sold in the United States based on owner responses for the second consecutive year, business consultancy J.D. Power said on Wednesday. Hyundai Motor's Genesis cars came second in the ...

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Honda Accord LXi Sedan

Filed under: Etc. A fully-optioned, top-trim-level example of the iconic third-generation Honda Accord, now awaiting the crusher in a Denver wrecking yard after not quite 150,000 miles of service.Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1987 Honda Accord LXi Sedan Junkyard Gem: 1987 Honda Accord LXi Sedan ...

Sure, Travis Kalanick's out, but Uber's future is tied to him

Filed under: Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Smartphone,Technology And the company was made in his very image.Continue reading Sure, Travis Kalanick's out, but Uber's future is tied to him Sure, Travis Kalanick's out, but Uber's future is tied to him originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 ...

Harley-Davidson enters race to buy rival Ducati

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Etc.,Motorcycle Harley will be bidding against some other big names.Continue reading Harley-Davidson enters race to buy rival Ducati Harley-Davidson enters race to buy rival Ducati originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms ...

Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team

Filed under: Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Tesla,Green Automakers,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous,Electric Lattner "just wasn't the right fit for Tesla."Continue reading Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team Tesla reshuffles its Autopilot self-driving team originally appeared ...

Workhorse SureFly is the next step toward a flying car

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Future The arms fold, meaning you can store it inside a garage.Continue reading Workhorse SureFly is the next step toward a flying car Workhorse SureFly is the next step toward a flying car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 ...

A brief taste of Korea's latest dish | 2018 Hyundai Kona

Filed under: Etc.,Hyundai,First Drives,First Ride,Crossover,SUV The future looks promising.Continue reading A brief taste of Korea's latest dish | 2018 Hyundai Kona A brief taste of Korea's latest dish | 2018 Hyundai Kona originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT. Please see ...

Hennessey will finally reveal the production Venom F5 this year

Filed under: Coupe,Supercars It has been a long wait.Continue reading Hennessey will finally reveal the production Venom F5 this year Hennessey will finally reveal the production Venom F5 this year originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of ...

London mayor wants zero-emissions transport system by 2050

Filed under: Government/Legal,Emissions,Green Culture,Transportation Alternatives,UK,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Electric,Hybrid First step: a "zero emission zone" in central London by 2025,Continue reading London mayor wants zero-emissions transport system by 2050 London mayor wants ...

2018 Nissan Leaf spied with hardly any camouflage

Filed under: Green,Spy Photos,Nissan,Hatchback,Budget,Electric The Leaf evolves into a more conventional car.Continue reading 2018 Nissan Leaf spied with hardly any camouflage 2018 Nissan Leaf spied with hardly any camouflage originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:10:00 EDT. Please ...

Trump EPA will keep California emissions waiver in place for now

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States EPA head Scott Pruitt was thought to be eliminating California's emissions waiver, but the Golden State's right to set its own mandates remains in place.Continue reading Trump EPA will keep California emissions waiver in place for now Trump EPA will ...

Hyundai Veloster N spied hard at work at the Nurburgring

Filed under: Design/Style,Spy Photos,Hyundai,Hatchback,Performance Expect at least 250 horsepower from the hot hatch.Continue reading Hyundai Veloster N spied hard at work at the Nurburgring Hyundai Veloster N spied hard at work at the Nurburgring originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 ...

Volvo relaunches Polestar as standalone electric car brand

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Volvo,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Electric But it will still do performance upgrades.Continue reading Volvo relaunches Polestar as standalone electric car brand Volvo relaunches Polestar as standalone electric car brand originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 ...

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

Filed under: Green,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Transportation Alternatives,Smartphone,Technology The 40-year-old's pugnacious style defined Uber's approach and helped it become a transportation colossus valued at $68 billionContinue reading Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns under investor pressure ...

Desirable at last | 2018 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid First Drive

Filed under: Green,Toyota,First Drives,Sedan,Hybrid This time around, the Camry will be more deserving of its popularity.Continue reading Desirable at last | 2018 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid First Drive Desirable at last | 2018 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on ...

Bizarre Robbery Attempt | Autoblog Minute

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Prince George's County Police Department posted security footage of an odd robbery attempt. Suspect stole a backhoe to break into an ATM in Maryland, and failed. Leaving behind $10K worth of damage.Continue reading Bizarre Robbery Attempt | ...

Jaguar teases E-Pace crossover details - and price under $40K

Filed under: Jaguar,Crossover,SUV,Luxury The full reveal is on July 13.Continue reading Jaguar teases E-Pace crossover details - and price under $40K Jaguar teases E-Pace crossover details - and price under $40K originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:01:00 EDT. Please see our ...

Tesla in talks to open Superchargers to other automakers

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Green Automakers,Green Driving,Electric It's unclear how this would benefit Tesla owners.Continue reading Tesla in talks to open Superchargers to other automakers Tesla in talks to open Superchargers to other automakers originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 ...

Uber belatedly offers tipping as part of its renewed focus

Filed under: Etc.,Green,Transportation Alternatives,Technology It also adds $2 for teen riders, and optional injury protection insurance.Continue reading Uber belatedly offers tipping as part of its renewed focus Uber belatedly offers tipping as part of its renewed focus originally appeared on ...

How Dodge is making sure dealers don't gouge Demon buyers

Filed under: Dodge,Car Buying,Car Dealers,Coupe,Performance Production priority goes to cars at or below MSRP.Continue reading How Dodge is making sure dealers don't gouge Demon buyers How Dodge is making sure dealers don't gouge Demon buyers originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 ...

Almost Jeffersonian | 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Second Drive

Filed under: Green,Ownership,Kia,Car Buying,Sedan,Electric,Hybrid In the science of the plug-in hybrid, there's little new.Continue reading Almost Jeffersonian | 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Second Drive Almost Jeffersonian | 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Second Drive originally appeared on ...

BMW i3 still has the coolest interior on the market

Filed under: Green,Hatchback,Electric,Hybrid,Luxury A production car that actually feels like a concept.Continue reading BMW i3 still has the coolest interior on the market BMW i3 still has the coolest interior on the market originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:30:00 EDT. Please ...

Sell your own: 2001 Honda S2000

Filed under: Ownership,Honda,Used Car Buying,Convertible,Performance Honda's two-place convertible is a Miata with more power or a Z4 with more attainability.Continue reading Sell your own: 2001 Honda S2000 Sell your own: 2001 Honda S2000 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:12:00 ...

Texas brings back $2,500 EV incentive, but excludes Tesla

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla,Car Buying,Green Automakers,United States,Electric Texas had discontinued the state-funded electric vehicle perk in 2015.Continue reading Texas brings back $2,500 EV incentive, but excludes Tesla Texas brings back $2,500 EV incentive, but excludes ...

2018 Jaguar E-Pace revealed in new spy photos

Filed under: Spy Photos,Jaguar,Crossover,SUV,Luxury Just clean bodywork on display here.Continue reading 2018 Jaguar E-Pace revealed in new spy photos 2018 Jaguar E-Pace revealed in new spy photos originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of ...

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz | Autoblog Minute

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Old-school vw fanboys & girls rejoice. Volkswagen I.D. Buzz EV Concept is slated for production. Volkswagen is going all-in on electric vehicles in an effort to reinvent itself and move past its current diesel-darkened image.Continue reading ...