My first experience with adaptive cruise control was the last generation Merc S Class. Now it seems most luxury vehicles have the feature, but this is my first experience with GM’s version in the XTS Vsport. What’s nice? It is a full range adaptive cruise control. But through my week with the ride I actually more »
It’s a good thing Ford didn’t acronymize its “Auto Start-Stop” terminology, else we’d have to insert a dirty joke about how 70% of Fords are “gettin’ it” here.
The new 4.3-liter EcoTec 3 V6 in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado we tested was impressive in terms of its power, but I felt it was slightly handicapped by the tuning of the truck’s six-speed automatic transmission.
DETROIT, MI – Furthering its mission to help automakers meet stringent fuel economy requirements, the Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council has unveiled the results of its lightweight steel twist beam study. The project resulted in a 30 percent mass reduction at a significantly lower cost compared to designs using alternative materials. SMDI more »
FREDERICK, MD – A new study released by the Coordinating Research Council in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute highlights the robust low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010. The study found a more than 60 percent reduction in emissions of nitrogen dioxide as compared to previous 2007 more »
When it comes to cars, for me, it has always been what is on the inside that counts. Truth be told I have always had an affinity for Mustangs, and I coveted a 65′ for my first vehicle. But that was 25 years ago. And even back then the problem with Mustangs on Long Island is the more »
BETHESDA, MD – How about a holiday gift idea that is free, can help save money and shows how much you care? The non-profit Car Care Council‘s free Car Care Guide makes a great stocking stuffer for any driver on your holiday shopping list. “Our popular Car Care Guide is a thoughtful gift that shows more »
CORONA, CA – Saleen Automotive, Inc., the American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel, has confirmed that the Company is currently in development to produce an electric vehicle for eventual distribution and sale. “We recognize that electric cars are a trend, not a fad and expect this vehicle more »
Ford says the Police Interceptor Sedan’s skinnier, more genial sister, the Ford Special Service Police Sedan, got the official nod from the EPA, who rated it at 30 MPG highway.
Volkswagen’s XL1 may get a claimed 261 MPG, but it’s also hewn from automotive unobtainium. So applying the XL1′s powertrain goodies to the Volkswagen Twin Up! concept, based heavily on the production Volkswagen Up!, is interesting.
Jaguar has known to build some sexy sheetmetal. It is hard to say without seeing it in person, but proportionally the new F-Type coupe looks like it will have that tight little muscular Aston Martin Vantage appearance. Or a Kylie vs. a Khloe. Anyway, here are some specs to drool over after just watching The Stig beat more »
FREDERICK, MD – As American’s take to the road this week to kick-off the 2013 holiday travel season, more drivers than ever before will be doing so in a new generation of clean diesel cars. “For this year’s holiday road trip, drivers are taking to the road in more fuel efficient clean diesel choices than more »