With the supremely capable 5.0L, the Titan XD can go anywhere, do anything. Most importantly, this twin-turbo V-8 may be a plow in fertile terrain, helping Nissan cultivate a small patch of neglected turf in the ground war that is the U.S. pickup market.
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
If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle....More
GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs.
The CX-9 CUV gets a long-overdue makeover, including a Mazda-first turbocharged gas engine and the latest expression of the automaker’s Kodo design. The second-generation CX-9 goes on sale in spring 2016....More
Asian OEMs have tried to upset Detroit’s dominance in fullsize pickups. With a stout 5.0L V-8 from diesel specialist Cummins, a stylish and functional interior and impressive offerings for those who tow, Nissan may have a grip on this U.S.-centric market....More
In just 12 months, the West Midlands-based facility has moved from prototype production to full-scale manufacturing of more than 50,000 engines a year. The center builds the low-emissions Ingenium 2.0L diesel 4-cyl....More
Renault has spent the biggest portion of its €600 million 2014-2016 investment program on retrofitting the Palencia plant to the Common Modular Family platform on which the new Megane, Kadjar and Nissan Pulsar models are built....More
All future Volvo models will be based on just two platforms: Scalable Product Architecture for larger vehicles and Compact Modular Architecture for small cars. Volvo is jointly developing CMA with Geely in Sweden....More
A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says....More