Ford reveals the specs for the new 2015 F-150

Ford reveals the specs for the new 2015 F-150

In an effort to increase fuel economy, the 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck relies more heavily than ever on downsized engines. That’s left some wondering whether the new F-150 will have the capability truck buyers expect. Well, the numbers for the all-new 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 and naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 are in. In a popular Lariat crew-cab model, with optional payload package, the 2015 2.7-liter truck could haul about 1,900 lbs., Ford says. A current-model crew-cab with the 5-liter V-8 engine … [Read More...]

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Convertible car owners tend to be wealthier and more educated

Convertible car owners tend to be wealthier and more educated

Summer is here and to get into the spirit, Experian Automotive has released findings from an analysis looking at trends on the ultimate summertime vehicle, the convertible. The analysis shows that during the first quarter of 2014, convertible car buyers tended to be wealthier and have a higher education than the average new car buyer. [...]

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A town in Kentucky has lowered its gas prices with the power of socialism

A town in Kentucky has lowered its gas prices with the power of socialism

The current average gas price in the United States for regular unleaded fuel is, as of the time of this writing, $3.59 a gallon. One city in Kentucky, however, has brought the price of gas down to $3.36 by undercutting the privately-owned filling stations and selling gas to the public themselves. The small town of [...]

A row of used cars

Subprime loans are making a comeback, this time for used cars

When you think back to 2008, what is it that you remember most? Well aside from the United States electing its first black president, the most memorable event of 2008 for most people was probably the financial crisis, which was one of the worst in human history. The crisis happened as a result of the [...]

Smart Fortwo crashing into a Mercedes-Benz

Smart tests its Fortwo mini-car by crashing it into a Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Streets in Europe, especially in the bigger cities, tend to be very narrow and crowded. It’s for this reason that scooters and miniature cars are so popular. In the United States, however, roads tend to be very wide and can accommodate numerous large cars and trucks. This is a problem for Daimler’s Smart brand. Whereas [...]

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Can the auto industry face the challenges of cyber threats?

We’re living in the Digital Age, where analogue technology is slowly but surely becoming obsolete and our everyday items are turning into computers. A telephone isn’t really a telephone anymore, it’s a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator isn’t a refrigerator anymore, it’s a computer the keeps your food cold. A care isn’t a [...]

Diesel Vehicle Sitting at a Pump

Diesel vehicles are on the rise while hybrid vehicles are declining

Contrary to popular belief, diesel vehicles are actually doing quite well in the United States. In fact, sales are up by about 25% for the first six months of 2014. Clean diesel uptake in the States is becoming increasingly more noticeable as time goes by. The fuel has been gaining a lot of ground, recording [...]

BMW Factory in North Carolina

Southern-built German cars are the biggest auto exports in the U.S.

In South Carolina’s Blue Ridge foothills, the Hans & Franz Biergarten serves Wiener Schnitzel, German spaetzle and a concoction of sauerkraut, cream cheese, bacon, and corned beef rolled in bread crumbs and fried. The Bavarian-themed eatery in Greenville, like the annual Oktoberfest in nearby Greer, are testament to the mark made by BMW in the [...]

Carlos Ghosn

Nissan breaks down its plans for self-driving vehicles

For the last few years, Nissan has asserted that it will release a self-driving vehicle to the automotive market by 2020, which is a tad ambitious to say the least. However, now the company is scaling back its plans for autonomous vehicle technology and is shooting for a much more realistic goal. Carlos Ghosn, the [...]

Lyft New York City

Lyft’s ride-sharing service has been delayed in New York City

Friday was the day that the ride-sharing service known as Lyft was supposed to launch in New York City, however, the launch was delayed due to legal battles with both the state and the city. The governments are claiming that Lyft has neither completed necessary licensing requirements nor complied with necessary safety requirements and is [...]

Akihiro Nagaya

Toyota’s top designer is heading over to Yamaha

Akihiro Nagaya, who goes by the name of Dezi, is the man who is responsible for injecting some attitude into Toyota’s designs in recent years. Working as both a design executive and a freelance consultant, Dezi has styled countless concept and production cars for Toyota and its Lexus brand. However, as of July 1st, Dezi [...]

Volkswagen Chattanooga

Volkswagen has big plans for its Chattanooga plant

Volkswagen has announced that its new “mid-size SUV” will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, a move which is expected to bring in over 2,000 jobs to the Tennessee city. The factory was opened in 2011 amidst much fan-fare as part of an ambitious plan to sell at least 800,000 vehicles domestically [...]