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BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment

On: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 9:10AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW changes focus of i sub-brand; will target self-driving vehicle segment test 1-1

BMW's green-focused i sub-brand is still relatively new, but for the first time in its short life, the brand is changing its core mission and is shifting its attention from electric vehicles to creating the ultimate self-driving machine. This could be a sign of BMW's bold ambitions for this relatively new segment. It also points towards a new future where i could become a rolling showcase of the company's driverless vehicle technologies.


Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run

On: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 8:46AM | By: Carl Malek


Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run test 1-1

Bentley currently has one convertible in its lineup, the Bentley Continental GTC; but not too long ago it had a second convertible. Dubbed the Azure, the bigger droptop was based on the Brooklands sedan and brought top-tier luxury to buyers who wanted to feel the wind in their hair. The Azure went out of production several years back, but, if executives at Bentley have their way, the Azure could very well be resurrected for a new generation of well-heeled buyers.


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:34AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market test 1-1

Despite several years of empty promises, as well as several missed deadlines, Mazda has stated that it is still firmly committed to offering U.S. buyers a diesel-powered Mazda variant in the near future in what could be the first tangible evidence of the technology finally making the jump to production models.


Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp

On: Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:53AM | By: Carl Malek


Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp test 1-1

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will change its name to SUBARU Corporation; the change expected to take place in April of 2017, if shareholders in Fuji approve of the proposal.


 

Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 1:59PM | By: Carl Malek


Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit test 1-1

With the newest Iron Man movie currently playing on the silver screen, having an exosuit that is just like Tony Stark's has always been a must-have item for every man's dream garage. While the technology needed to craft a suit like that is still a bit out of reach, Hyundai is working on the next best thing, and has crafted a suit of its own that can be used in a wide range of applications. 


Volvo previews mystery concept

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:21AM | By: Carl Malek


Volvo previews mystery concept test 1-1

Volvo has released a mysterious teaser image that appears to show an all-new concept vehicle that could make its debut at a private event in Gothenburg, Sweden (the site of Volvo's HQ), next week.


Audi teases 2017 A5 Coupe

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 3:08PM | By: Carl Malek


Audi teases 2017 A5 Coupe test 1-1

With Audi's A5 coupe quickly reaching the end of its shelf life, the German luxury car maker has previewed the next generation A5 coupe which is expected to make its debut at a private event on June 2nd in Ingolstadt, Germany, where the brand's largest factory is located.


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.]

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:21AM | By: Andrew W Davis


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.] test 1-1

While the car you see above looks like every other “Heritage Edition” Ford GT, this one hides a terrible secret: Somebody invested a fortune into cutting its value in half. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought one of the ultra-rare and ultra-desirable Gulf-liveried 2006 Ford GTs and basically destroyed it in the most pathetically-ironic way: They turned it into a “racecar.”


Nissan recalls 100,000 vehicles

On: Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Nissan recalls 100,000 vehicles test 1-1

If you own a 2014-2016 Nissan Rogue, you may need to take a trip back to the dealer very soon. If your vehicle was built between July 31, 2013 through January 16, 2016, it may be susceptible to a factory defect. It seems that in these vehicles the supports for the rear lift gate may corrode because they were not given sufficient anti-corrosion treatments when they were built. This recall affects a total vehicle count of 108,503 Rogues.


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:04AM | By: Carl Malek


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative test 1-1

Last year, BMW undertook a bold initiative that was meant to make the Bavarian luxury car company king of the market (while upstaging Audi, and Mercedes Benz). While the final results of this campaign are mired in controversy, it appears that the campaign has also had the unexpected consequence of swamping BMW with excess inventory. 


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology

On: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:48PM | By: Carl Malek


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology test 1-1

The folks at AutoGuide have discovered, in the database of a Japanese patent office, a series of new patents show that Honda engineers are seriously looking into new engines that would feature variable piston heights in a bold move to increase fuel efficiency for Honda's lineup.