Goings on in the automotive world.
There’s a strong argument that VW started the camper van craze, way back with its Westfalia pop-up campers on the original Microbus. Camper vans are all the rage now (I live in one myself), yet you can’t get VW’s version in North America, despite being named the California. Why? The Drive did some digging and … Continue reading Why Volkswagen Won’t Bring Us Camper Vans →
You’re not going to see Ford Mustang Mach-E police cars in your rear view mirror next week. But in the future, you could. The Michigan State Police have pretty much established the standard when it comes to testing cars for police use. They put cars through grueling acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit, and emergency … Continue reading Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Testing →
“Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” the saying goes. BMW has taken that expression to a whole new level. According to The Drive, BMW took a fuel cell powered X5 and tested the structural integrity of its hydrogen tank protection by blowing up a grenade under it. Seriously. It’s only slightly less crazy … Continue reading BMW Tests Hydrogen X5 With Hand Grenades →
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups advertise themselves as “two great tastes that taste great together.” After rumors flying basically since the Bronco itself was confirmed, Ford has officially confirmed that the Bronco will be getting the Raptor treatment next year. Jalopnik and The Drive have more. It makes sense. Ford has sold countless examples of the … Continue reading Ford Confirms Bronco Raptor Coming in 2022 →
Despite not having built a single production truck yet, Ford has already announced a production increase to 80,000 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks annually. Ford will invest another $250 million across three Michigan plants involved with F-150 Lightning production, and hire 450 more workers to build them. The Drive has more details. It may seem … Continue reading Ford Boosts F-150 Lightning Production Before It Even Begins →
Without warning, Subaru suddenly dropped the covers off the 2022 WRX this past Friday. (I was at IMS Outdoors so I’m only getting to this now.) The result is… underwhelming. Appearance wise, it’s very similar to the current car. I had a 2015 WRX, so I’m quite familiar with it. The main difference is the … Continue reading New WRX, Same as the Old WRX →
Subaru’s been slow to hop on the electric bandwagon, but they’re getting there. They just released teaser photos of the Solterra, their first electric model. Naturally, it’s an SUV. I agree with Elektrek’s take on this. All-wheel-drive is what Subaru is best known for, and they’re doubling down on that. But when it comes to … Continue reading Subaru Teases Their First Electric Vehicle: The Solterra →
Morgan must’ve read my love letter to their 3 Wheeler, the last of which was built recently. Or was it? A Morgan press release says there will be another, and they have photos to prove it. The camo color scheme is amusing, because it’s impossible to disguise a Morgan 3 Wheeler to look like anything … Continue reading There Will Be Another Morgan 3 Wheeler →
Colin Chapman would be spinning in his grave. The company once known for “simplify and add lightness” has announced big plans to do quite the opposite, reports Electrek. We knew Lotus was going electric, but three of the four new models on the way aren’t what you’d expect from Lotus. They include two SUVs, a … Continue reading Lotus Goes Large On Electric →
Fans of Top Gear likely remember the trope where James May would report some piece of news about the Dacia Sandero, after which they would immediately move on to some other piece of news that we actually cared about. We have to care about the Sandero now, though, as Automotive News Europe reports that it … Continue reading Good News! Europe’s Best Selling Car Is the Dacia Sandero →
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