Autos: News

​Researchers find 'smoking gun' in VW emissions cheat code

Wednesday  21:55,   24 may 2017

A team has finally uncovered the mechanism Volkswagen use to cheat emissions tests on models including Jetta, Beetle and Golf.A team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego trawled through copies of the code, which ran on[...]

2018 Honda Odyssey Starts at $30,890

Wednesday  21:25,   24 may 2017
Motor Trend

<p>New minivan goes on sale May 25</p>The Odyssey commands a similar starting price to the 2017 Toyota Sienna, and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica before incentives. But a base 2017 Kia Sedona only costs[...]

Dale Earnhardt mocks his ’90s fashion sense with perfect throwback picture

Wednesday  21:11,   24 may 2017
For The Win

<p>There's a reason why we don't often display our high school yearbooks on bookshelves in adulthood: The embarrassing styles we wore.</p>Which has to be even rougher for someone like Dale Earnhardt Jr., who has had more pictures than[...]

Couple unknowingly drive 14 miles with drunk guy passed out on trunk lid

Wednesday  20:40,   24 may 2017

You've heard of the Elf on the Shelf? Well this is the drunk on the trunk!"We came down the aisle, walked right to the car, opened it up on both sides then we got in the car," Webb told WHBQ. Unbeknownst to the Webbs, though, they had a stowaway [...]

NASCAR's golden age, or a problem? A quarter of Sunday's starters likely Hall of Famers

Wednesday  20:30,   24 may 2017
The Charlotte Observer

The NASCAR Hall of Fame has a population problem, and it's only getting worse.&nbsp;With the announcement of the five-member Class of 2018 set for Wednesday, the Hall will boast 45 members. The inaugural class featured racing stalwarts such[...]

2018 GMC Yukon Denali gets a sculpted new grille

Wednesday  19:46,   24 may 2017

Chrome. Lots and lots of chrome."The new grille, which is flanked by HID headlamps and LED Signature Lighting, advances the design legacy established with the very first Yukon Denali in 1999," said Matt Noone, director of Global GMC Exterior Design. [...]

Geely Buys Majority Stake in Lotus

Wednesday  19:46,   24 may 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Move will give more resources to Lotus and its parent company</p>The deal will expand and accelerate the rollout of new products and technologies for Lotus, Geely CFO Daniel Donghui Li said in a statement. It should also help Malaysian[...]

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan: 2.0 TSI Engine Gets Modified Miller Cycle, More Torque and MPG

Wednesday  19:02,   24 may 2017
Truck Trend

Volkswagen will update its 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine for use in the 2018 Tiguan compact SUV, giving it a modified version of the Miller combustion cycle.The Gen3B’s most significant change is a modified Miller combustion cycle, unique to[...]

Volkswagen Isn't Sure What to Do With the Diesel Cars It Bought Back

Wednesday  18:43,   24 may 2017
Motor Trend

<p>Rigged cars can't be resold or exported; too expensive to fix</p>Volkswagen said it would buy back around 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles with emissions cheating software if it couldn't find a fix for them. This was part of an agreement [...]

20 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Wednesday  08:55,   24 may 2017
The Charlotte Observer

The 20 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. From the list of 20 nominees, five Hall inductees will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel, which includes a nationwide fan vote on Penske: Combined for four[...]

Andretti hoping his Indy 500 six-pack leads to victory lane

Wednesday  06:00,   24 may 2017
Associated Press

Michael Andretti's busiest month could turn into his best Indianapolis show. Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Chevrolet) Model (e.g. Equinox) He has four cars in the front three rows of Sunday's Indianapolis[...]

$2.8 Million Icona Vulcano Titanium Debuts at Cannes Film Festival

Wednesday  00:41,   24 may 2017

Remember that Icona Volcano we took for a spin last year? Now the one-off Icona Vulcano Titanium is getting the star treatment at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France. Prospective buyers will be able to take the Vulcano for its first public[...]

NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course

Wednesday  00:05,   24 may 2017
Associated Press

NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the[...]

Self-Driving Cars Could Steal 300,000 American Jobs a Year

Tuesday  21:41,   23 may 2017

Fully-autonomous cars may still be on horizon, but that far-off land isn't as distant as a lot of people think. And as we draw closer, many are wondering just what impact that promised future will have on the millions of professional driving[...]

Ford is vying for Tesla magic by doubling down on its self-driving dreams

Tuesday  20:45,   23 may 2017
The Verge

Last month, Tesla became the world’s most valuable automaker. ElonLast month, Tesla became the world’s most valuable automaker. Never mind that Ford saw record profits last year and that Tesla manufactures a fraction of the vehicles that Ford[...]