Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance....More
Fiat resurrects the beloved 124 Spider, unveiling it at the Los Angeles auto show prior to a summer 2016 introduction to the U.S. market. The ’17 124 Spider is built on a Mazda MX-5 chassis but features Fiat’s 1.4L turbocharged engine....More
The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches.
While many industry players are exploring the potential of lithium-ion batteries for vehicle electrification, the addition of ultracapacitors for hybrid electric systems provides another layer of energy-storage advantages....More
Galpin and designer Henrik Fisker recently unveiled the Rocket Speedster Concept, a 2-seat version of the $109,100 Rocket coupe, derived from the ’15 Ford Mustang GT. The Speedster has not yet been confirmed for production....More
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Sept 10 (Reuters) - FCA US LLC, a unit of Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles NV , is recalling about 1.06
million of its Ram trucks in the United States to fix a steering
wheel defect that may cause an air-bag to deploy inadvertently.
The company said an internal investigation discovered that
these trucks may have steering-wheel wiring harnesses that wear
because of contact with a spring....More
GMC unveils the Sierra HD All Terrain X, a Duramax turbodiesel-powered addition to the brand’s off-road trim lineup. The new Duramax in the Sierra and Silverado HDs produces 445 hp and 910 lb.-ft. of torque....More
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.