Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

2019 Chevrolet Suburban RST to offer 460-hp 6.2-liter V-8

The Chevrolet Suburban Rally Sport Truck (RST) may not be a new thing, but the 6.2-liter V-8 engine under the hood is. Chevy has decided to roll out the RST Performance package as an available option for the 2019 edition of its largest SUV, the Suburban. Recall, the Suburban and Tahoe RST made their debuts last year, but the Performance package has only...

Read More »

Honda Civic Type R price bumped $600

For the second time, Honda has given its raucous Civic Type R a price bump. Now, the hot hatch costs an extra $600. Cars Direct reported on Friday that as of May 1, a new Civic Type R will set buyers back $35,595, including destination. That includes the $600 MSRP increase and an extra $5 increase to the destination charge. When the Civic Type R was first...

Read More »

Night vision system coming to Volkswagen cars

Night vision systems for cars have been around for several years but they're still a rarity among mainstream models. That's starting to change and Volkswagen is the latest mainstream brand to introduce the tech. VW is introducing it as an available feature in its redesigned Touareg SUV, which sadly isn't coming to the United States. (We get the Atlas...

Read More »

Amazon accidentally ships F1 race clutch to BMW M3 customer

Someone, somewhere has made a serious boo-boo. An M3 Forum user by the name of "breadvan" posted to convey his confusion over a replacement ZF Sachs clutch kit for his BMW M3. When the box arrived, it appears he actually received a Formula One-spec carbon racing clutch. It's quite apparent this isn't a part meant for a road car, even a performance sedan...

Read More »

Doing grown-up things with the do-it-all 2018 VW Golf GTI

No one car can do it all, but the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes pretty close. VW's hot hatch is almost as happy snaking through twisty canyon roads as it is doing adult stuff like hauling home lumber for a weekend project from the corner big box hardware store. Slap a roof rack on top and swap out the Pirelli all-season performance rubber for winter...

Read More »

VW Group boosts battery purchases to $48B, or the same market cap as Tesla

New Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess revealed Thursday that the automaker has awarded $48 billion in contracts to battery suppliers. The goal is to reach $50 billion to cover the automaker's battery needs through to 2025. The $48 billion figure is roughly equal to the entire market capitalization of Tesla and double what the VW Group had been planning...

Read More »

Toyota plans self-driving test site for emergency maneuvers

Toyota on Thursday revealed plans to build a dedicated test site for self-driving cars. The site will be located within the 1.75-mile oval test track of the Michigan Technical Resource Park at Ottawa Lake, Michigan and span approximately 60 acres. It will include congested urban environments, slick surfaces and a four-lane divided highway with high-speed...

Read More »

Chinese electric car startup Singulato reveals iS6 SUV

The newest electric car startup hailing from China is Singulato, which this week unveiled the iS6 mid-size SUV. The iS6 is the first model from Singulato and is due in showrooms in China by the end of the year. The iS6 blends elements of SUVs and minivans and includes rear-opening suicide-style doors for access to the rear seats. An upmarket design greets...

Read More »

2019 Porsche Macan spy shots and video

Like the Cayenne before it, the Macan has been a huge hit for Porsche. It's the marque's most popular model, with 19,332 sold nationwide in 2016. This compares to 15,383 Cayennes and 8,901 911s sold during the same period. Having been introduced for 2015, the Macan will soon be at the midway point in its life cycle. To keep sales brimming...

Read More »