Feed aggregator

Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

Autoblog - 1 hour 3 min ago

Filed under: , , , , ,

From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.

Continue reading Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

NIssan's bird's eye, pedestrian alert technologies adapted for mining trucks

Leftlane - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:47
Two-story dump trucks can now be had with Nissan's Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection.






Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 22:01

Filed under: , ,

More details are leaking out about the 2016 Chevy Volt, including that the new Corvette influenced the design and that the ELR's adjustable regen braking levels will be available in the Chevy plug-in hybrid as well.

Continue reading Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels

Next-gen Chevy Volt gets Corvette looks, adjustable regen levels originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:59

Filed under: , , ,

There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

Continue reading Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

GM, Audi, Nissan, Jaguar halt sales in Russia

Leftlane - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:23
A 60 percent drop in value of the ruble has some calling it "a bloodbath."






Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:01

Filed under: , , , ,

Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car.

Continue reading Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:59

Filed under: , , , , , , , ,

We curate the week's events with a focus on the implications of Chrysler's new corporate name. New research by Jaguar Land Rover, the production debut of the Acura NSX and the Red Bull F1 robbery are also covered.

Continue reading Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:02

Filed under:

Nokia Here is working to develop new high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles, using a combination of satellite and GPS data, as well as "anonymized probe data" from trucking companies. All of that and a fleet of some 200 vehicles equipped with Lidar sensors, allowing resolutions down to the centimeter.

Continue reading Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps

Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:03

Filed under: , , ,

A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

VW prices 2015 Golf R, announces pre-order details

Leftlane - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 12:00
Buyers will be able to pre-order the first 500 Golf Rs starting next month.






First drive: 2016 Kia Sorento [Review]

Leftlane - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 06:45
Kia is making big strides with its redesigned 2016 Sorento crossover.






Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:01

Filed under: , , , ,

Hyundai is taking auto advertising to some very odd places with its latest commercial, called Exobaby, and starring a computer-generated robo-toddler. And yes, robot babies still make a doodoo now and again, it seems.

Continue reading Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

What you missed on 12.19.14

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:30

Filed under: , ,

Tesla testing battery swapping in the real world, Lotus may be pondering an Evora-based crossover, and the triumphant return of Bultaco to the two-wheeled world. Get your Friday recap on.

Continue reading What you missed on 12.19.14

What you missed on 12.19.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

Autoblog - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:02

Filed under: , , ,

Audi has announced a limited run of its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport, with just 75 of the customized, 450-horsepower two-doors being offered up to US customers. Prices start at $87,575, and add unique wheels and a completely reupholstered interior that's been finished in fine Nappa leather.

Continue reading 2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

2015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Autoblog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:32

Filed under: , , ,

Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV marketplace.

Continue reading China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

Autoblog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:59

Filed under: ,

Honda just opened a new museum on its Marysville, OH, campus as part of its just-completed, 160,000-square-foot Technical Development Center. It offers the chance to take a tour of the company's history while checking out some of its vintage and latest products.

Continue reading Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Fiat Chrysler expands Takata airbag recall to 3.3M vehicles

Autoblog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:33

Filed under: , , , ,

Chrysler is expanding its Takata airbag recall beyond high-humidity areas, adding a whopping 3.3-million vehicles to the queue in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.

Continue reading Fiat Chrysler expands Takata airbag recall to 3.3M vehicles

Fiat Chrysler expands Takata airbag recall to 3.3M vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition available this summer

Autoblog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:57

Filed under: , , , ,

Lamborghini is celebrating its decades-long relationship with Pirelli with a new, two-tone special edition of the Aventador. While the mechanicals stay the same, they are available in choice of two looks to add some extra flair to the supercar's style.

Continue reading Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition available this summer

Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition available this summer originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Nissan tells Titan story in first 'Truckumentary' segment [Video]

Leftlane - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:28
The series highlights the history, design and engineering behind the next-generation Titan pickup.






GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse

Autoblog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:00

Filed under: , , , , , ,

With the Russian ruble losing over 40 percent of its value since June, automakers are temporarily stopping sales in Russian until they can adjust prices, or see things stabilize.

Continue reading GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse

GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments