2019 Honda Accord lineup consolidated, price hiked to $24,615

The 2019 Honda Accord soldiers into the new model year with a $150 base price increase compared to where the model started last year, although some versions cost less than they did last year the automaker said last week. Honda has left its mid-size sedan untouched after debuting as a new model for 2018 and […]

admin 7 November, 2018 0

Ford’s plan for building profits in India

NEW DELHI — Ford Motor Co. made a profit in India for the first time in a decade in the last fiscal year, signaling that a strategy conceived two years ago by the U.S. car manufacturer for one of the world’s most competitive car markets is starting to show some success. Under an initiative called […]

Uber ready to restart self-driving car tests

Following a fatal crash this past March, Uber is ready to resume self-driving car tests on public roads. The ride-sharing company’s head of system safety for self-driving cars, Noah Zych, told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday that the goal is to regain the public’s trust after one of its autonomous vehicles struck and […]

admin 6 November, 2018 0

2019 Toyota Camry, Highlander gain blacked-out Nightshade special editions

Coinciding with the end of daylight savings time, Toyota unveiled last week Nightshade special editions for its 2019 Toyota Camry sedan and 2019 Toyota Highlander crossover SUVs. Both packages sport darker accents for SE trim vehicles and join the previously announced Toyota 4Runner Nightshade special edition. The Camry Nightshade is treated to black 18-inch wheels […]

admin 5 November, 2018 0

Hyundai dealers unfazed by executive changes at U.S. unit

Hyundai’s U.S. dealers, excited about fresh product, aren’t losing sleep about the changing faces at the top of the company. Hyundai dealer Scott Fink remembers encountering Yong-woo “William” Lee at a dealer council meeting and noticing there was something different about him. “I’ve been on the dealer council for 15 years,” said Fink, who has […]

Most parents don’t enforce teen driver safety laws

A new survey shows almost a quarter of parents don’t enforce teen driver safety laws, better known as Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) restrictions. Insure.com produced the results of its 2018 study last month, which showed 17 percent of parents said they sometimes don’t enforce the laws.  Five percent of parents acknowledged they never enforce the GDL […]

admin 4 November, 2018 0

Caresoft’s virtual teardown software saves millions and mess

Since offering a virtual teardown of a Tesla Model X crossover, Caresoft Global has scanned other high-profile electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Bolt, right, and the Tesla Model 3. DETROIT — Tearing down vehicles part by part has long been a way for automakers to glean insights about their rivals’ latest models. But engineering […]

Lyft to provide half-off rides to the polls this Election Day

On Nov. 6, Lyft will make it easier for individuals to hitch a ride to their local voting precinct. The ride-sharing service will offer half-off rides for any individual across the U.S. as part of its “Ride to Vote” campaign. Lyft announced the initiative in August, but the campaign will kick off this coming Tuesday […]

admin 3 November, 2018 0

GM to launch ebike brand in 2019

DETROIT — General Motors plans to launch a new brand and lineup of electrified bicycles beginning in 2019. The initiative, according to officials, is part of the automaker’s mission to provide additional zero-emission modes of transportation for consumers — particularly city dwellers. Jennifer Cathcart, eBike marketing manager, said the first two products of a planned […]