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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.


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers

On: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:18AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers test 1-1

Despite the ongoing emissions scandal that has generated its fair share of woes for the company as a whole, Volkswagen is embarking on an ambitious yet crucial brand strategy that aims to completely revamp the way the company does business here in the U.S., a market that the company lists as one of its key targets for its long term future.


Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 5:10PM | By: Carl Malek


Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers test 1-1

The electric vehicle market is about to receive a high dose of fashion and boutique cues thanks to the launch of an all-new EV car maker by Italian designer Umberto Palermo that will make its inaugural debut at the Turin Auto Show in June.


Revised BMW i8 to receive new styling and power updates?

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:18PM | By: Carl Malek


Revised BMW i8 test 2

The i8 was a very compelling showcase for BMW when its made its debut back in 2014. Boasting futuristic styling cues and fuel-friendly power, the i8 proved to be a perfect showcase for the company's i brand, and it appears that it's about to receive its first major suite of updates, according to reports from several British media outlets.


 

Jaguar axes XE wagon rumors

On: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:23AM | By: Carl Malek


Jaguar axes XE wagon rumors test 1-1

Jaguar's XE sport sedan has been making waves in Europe, and is set to make its U.S. debut very soon. However, Jaguar has revealed that a wagon variant is not in the cards, silencing rumors that it was considering an estate version to challenge established rivals like BMW and Mercedes Benz.


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop

On: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:30AM | By: Bill Wilson


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop test 1-1

To some environmental skeptics, the idea of cars running on alternative fuels is a lot of BS. Well, it turns out they’re not far from the truth. A group of researchers at the University of California has developed a way to convert animal waste products (the aforementioned “BS”) into fuel that can power motor vehicles. The technology is currently in its infant stages. But, should it prove practical, the results could revolutionize the way the world gets from point A to point B. And that’s not just a load of cow dung.


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line

On: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 2:47PM | By: Carl Malek


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line test 1-1

When Ferrari was spun off by FCA several months ago, the Italian sports car company had goals of expanding its influence into other forms of luxury goods, but sluggish progress in this arena may force Ferrari to reset its long term goals, according to a report released by Automotive News.


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:28AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating test 1-1

Volkswagen's ongoing emission scandal has revealed many troubling factors that were rampant in the company during the period that emissions control-cheating software was installed in diesel-powered Volkswagen models. Now, new evidence appears to suggest that VW workers actually had a list of code words designed to cover up the cheating in oral and document exchanges.


FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:27AM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense test 1-1

Tesla just recently unveiled its long awaited Model 3 sedan and, with the car expected to take on rivals such as the Bolt EV, it is only a matter of time before other automakers put the futuristic four door in their cross hairs. Case in point is FCA; the has company stated that it is willing to build a Model 3 fighter of its own, but only if it makes sense on a business level, according to recent statements by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI

On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Carl Malek


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI test 1-1

Following the company's unveiling the newly updated Impreza hatchback and sedan, Subaru has released the pricing information for the revamped performance variants of the Impreza, the 2017 WRX and the WRX STI.


Mazda Puts Aside Plans For Production Version Of RX-Vision Concept,

On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 7:42AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Puts Aside Plans For Production Version Of RX-Vision Concept, test 1-1

In an announcement that appears to solidify the company's push to be a more "mature" auto company, Mazda has stated that it does not plan to produce a production version of the RX-Vision concept which was supposed to reignite the revival of the rotary engine to the company's new vehicle lineup.