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Automotive lenders keeping subprime loans under control: Experian

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  Automobiles are shown for sale at a car dealership in Carlsbad, California, U.S. May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Subprime lending has not significantly hurt the health of U.S. automotive lending “which has continued to show steady growth and remarkable stability,” Experian Automotive said on Tuesday in its second-quarter report. The amount of the […]

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Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

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Several manufacturers have launched models that produce more pollutants when driven in real-world conditions A Volkswagen Golf 2.0 being tested for emissions. The only new diesel model to meet the official limit was a Volkswagen Tiguan. Photograph: Patrick Pleul/Alamy New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when […]

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Volvo’s 2,400-hp semi is the quickest truck in the world

This massive semi would embarrass some sports cars.Volvo Trucks isn’t a stranger to doing cool, innovative things with its semi trucks. The automaker has done some crazy stunts in the past to showcase its technology, which includes putting a four-year-old in control of one of its dump trucks and racing against a Koenigsegg on a […]

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Ford to extend GT production two more years

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Now that production has been extended, Year 3 production will go to applicants who were placed on the wait list, Ford said. DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is officially extending production of its GT supercar for two additional years. The initial run included 500 GTs, with 250 being built a year at a facility in […]

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All The Gross Toxic Automotive Chemicals I’m Pretty Sure I’ve Ingested

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Photo credit: Stef Schrader My racecar was built with burritos. Hot, gooey, spicy, finger-lickin’-good burritos. It’s easy to eat with your hands when you’re busy, and easier yet when the closest fast-ish food to your project car is a Freebirds. How can something so wholesome, cheesy and good be the likely end of me? Jason’s […]

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Keyless systems of older VW cars can be hacked, researchers say

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Vehicles vulnerable to this attack include most Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda models sold since 1995. Photo credit: Reuters FRANKFURT — Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer […]

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McLaren Automotive sees sales doubling after 2015 profit drop

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The McLaren P1 car is pictured during the second media day of the 83rd Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 6, 2013. REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE McLaren Automotive, which only began building its range of luxury sports cars for general sale in 2010, said on Thursday it was on course to double its […]

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Mitsubishi concept hints at “high-end SUV coupe”

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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer Concept TOKYO — Mitsubishi is dangling a new “high-end SUV coupe” concept to showcase a new direction in design and product. The Ground Tourer Concept will debut at this autumn’s Paris auto show. A teaser photo of the coupe-styled utility vehicle shows a low-riding body with a narrow greenhouse, muscular fender molding […]

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Reference and reverence: Heritage in automotive design

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We worship the concept of heritage, especially in motoring, but, asks Stephen Bayley, what is it exactly? And does it stifle creativity? Look at the Land Rover DC100 concept and you can see nearly 70 years of design heritage. Though glittery and modern, it is recognisably derived from the ancient Series I that the then-chairman […]

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