2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review: Boldly Going…

You have to applaud Toyota’s derring-do. The company CEO, whose name just happens to be on the headquarters building, has ordered his lieutenants to shake up the franchise midsize sedan. Leaden with a (deserved) sand-beige image, the Camry needed some invigoration and sex appeal, especially as more families were seen migrating from sedans to SUVs. For 15 years, Toyota engineers have taken incremental, calculated risks while maintaining the core values that have kept the Camry atop the sales heap. Why change when the best-selling flavor of ice cream is vanilla, executives would parrot. But for 2018, those risk-averse days are gone. Example one is the…Read entire story

NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

NTSB on Tesla crash, electric VW Microbus, Ioniq demand, diesel ban: Today’s Car News

Today, we’ve got news on last summer’s Tesla Autopilot crash that killed a driver, high demand for the Hyundai Ioniq, all-wheel-drive fuel economy, and a new, all-electric VW Microbus (but not for a few years). All this and more on Green Car Reports. Volkswagen has confirmed the all-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus will enter production, though it…Read entire story

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

“I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won’t buy one without all-wheel drive; what’s the best?” It’s a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree that AWD is a must-have in wintry climes, the selection of cars with high fuel economy and AWD is limited. DON’T MISS: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon…Read entire story

New Ferrari 812 Superfast review

New Ferrari 812 Superfast review

Road tests 20 Jun, 2017 The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the replacement for legendary F12, and it certainly lives up to its name. Watch the video…Read entire story

It’s no Raptor, but FX4 has claws: Ford shows off-road-ready 2018 Expedition

It’s no Raptor, but FX4 has claws: Ford shows off-road-ready 2018 Expedition

<p>The 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 is not an SUV analogue to the mad-dog Ford F-150 Raptor, but it is the most off-road-ready variant of Ford's all-new, aluminum-bodied full-size SUV.</p>Read entire story

8 best SUV deals in June

8 best SUV deals in June

<p>The Best SUV Financing and Cash Back Deals</p>Read entire story

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Overwhelmed with trucks…

6speedhaven: detailingadventures: Overwhelmed with trucks…

6speedhaven: detailingadventures: Overwhelmed with trucks lately. I’ll be back next week for an interior steam cleaning on this Silverado.  GOT DAMN who knew a truck could be so clean…got a motherfucker reconsidering life decisions.Read entire story

Next-Gen BMW 3-Series Enjoys A Good Run On The Nurburgring

Next-Gen BMW 3-Series Enjoys A Good Run On The Nurburgring

BMW is getting ready to put some more pressure on the luxury compact segment by introducing a new generation of the 3-Series. Read more » Read entire story

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

Half-Ton Coupe Utility: 1984 Nissan Sunny B20 in Florida

This 1984 Nissan Sunny pick-up isn’t LHD or super-clean like the last one featured on BaT, but it’s priced 50% less and still looks like a good starting point. The ad contains no information apart from what can be gleaned through photos, though it’s clear that the truck is Stateside and not still in Japan waiting to be put on a boat. A bit of elbow grease, a mild, functional drop and some cool period wheels could make for a really cool shop truck, and chances are you’d never see another in the US. Find it here on eBay in Orlando, Florida with a $8k starting bid…Read entire story

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans Concept

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans Concept

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans ConceptPanoz hopes to field an electric race car at Le Mans. moreRead entire story

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

25th Anniversary Edition E-Class Cabriolet introduced for a $13,400 premium; pricing is available for Mercedes-AMG SLC models Mercedes announced a starting price of $62,600 for the E-Class Cabriolet as well as a special 25th Anniversary Edition for about $75,000. Since Audi doesn’t offer an A6-badged convertible and BMW doesn’t strictly offer a 5-er convertible either, the E falls in line between these. Offering a bit more speed and kit, BMW’s 6er convertible starts at $86,700, and Audi leaves a ‘yuuuuuge gap between the A5 (at $49,600) and the R8 Spyder (at $175.100). Pricing for the …Read entire story

Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs

Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs

Toyota Australia has posted an after tax profit of $99 million during the 2016/2017 Japanese financial year, with the company taking a big hit due to restructuring costs. The local arm’s after tax profit is down from $236 million in the previous financial year. The Australian operation attributes a large chunk of this to rising costs due to the end of local manufacturing, including consolidating most of its corporate facilities to Melbourne, and reducing its employee count from around 3900 to 1300 by 2018. Above: Current-generation made-in-Australia Camry. In 2016/2017, the company took a restructuring hit of $131 million, compared to $81 million the year before. Toyota Australia also blames “adverse foreign exchange in export markets” for its lower profit in the past financial …Read entire story

EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015

EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Jeep,RAM,Emissions,SUV,Truck,Diesel Marchionne says FCA did not intentionally “set up a defeat device that was even remotely similar to what (Volkswagen) had in their cars.”Continue reading EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015 EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story