Drivers may hear the self-cleaning taking place during a hot idle, and the process could last from 10 seconds to as long as 10 minutes, depending on driving patterns and the amount of build-up on the injectors....More
The auto-safety and medical groups are unhappy that while autonomous emergency braking is standard on new cars in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., it is a costly option in Australia or not offered at all....More
Of the seven SUVs crash-tested by ASEAN NCAP, the Rush is the first Toyota model. The vehicle tested is built in Indonesia, and although electronic stability control was not available, antilock braking is standard across all variants....More
A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries....More
The Bertone brand names and logo are going on the auction block, alongside the sports car designer and coachbuilder’s collection of 79 supercars, prototypes and models. Here are some of the classics up for grabs.
Both Audi and BMW have reached 4-cyl. penetration rates as high as 40% in their A6 and 5-Series sedans, so Lexus hopes to gain ground in the segment by offering a 241-hp 2.0L turbo-4 in the midsize sedan in ’16....More
Toyota is buying airbag inflators from Tier 2 supplier Nippon Kayaku instead of Takata, whose defective inflators have been linked to at least eight deaths and prompted a global recall of millions of vehicles....More
Debuting in November at the Los Angeles auto show as a ’17-model precursor, the new Elantra’s design is tweaked to present an upscale appearance, but no details of any drivetrain changes are being revealed....More
Despite early predictions that EVs only would be driven short distances, recent research in the U.K. and other countries indicates privately owned EVs are being driven distances comparable to those of internal-combustion-engine cars....More
Automakers argue shorter deadlines would force them into using untested or inadequately tested technologies that could lead to safety risks and reduce fuel efficiency. Meantime, the air in India’s cities is getting progressively dirtier....More
An industry lobbying group says it opposes increased personal importation of new vehicles or the importation of used vehicles because they may meet a lower safety standard, or may not be suitable for Australia’s environmental conditions, or both....More
Monterey Car Week was crawling with car events, including Concorso Italiano, held Saturday on the fairways of Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, CA, to celebrate the contributions of Italian automakers.
“We can get there with the technology,” Magna’s Swamy Kotagiri says at the Management Briefing Seminars. “The biggest hurdles relate to how much infrastructure (is necessary) and issues related to ethics and liability.”...More
“I don’t want to be in my vehicle thinking it will be truly a complete co-pilot for quite a few years. I use the term ‘teammate,’ because I think that’s important for the U.S. society in general to understand,” Toyota’s Chuck Gulash says....More
Similar to the LS9 small-block V-8, GM integrates the intercooler of the LF3 V-6 inside the V of the engine instead of mounting it remotely. That reduces compressed-air travel and shaves turbo lag to minimal levels....More
The combination of total LV inventory 3% above year-ago, and stocks of the strongest growing segment group increasing month-to-month, points to a fifth straight 17 million-plus SAAR in September....More