A massive increase in Defender thefts has followed JLR’s January termination of the all-wheel-drive workhorse’s 67-year production run. Rural insurer NFU Mutual says more than 500 Defenders were stolen across the U.K. last year....More
The March result left the Thai market’s first-quarter sales down 8.2% at 181,560 units. Car deliveries fell 26.6% to 57,973 units, while CVs edged up 4% to 123,857. The 1-ton pickup segment rose 6.9% to 99,313 units....More
The affected models remain on sale in Nissan dealerships across Australia, with the remaining stock expected to sell out before year-end. The moves are limited to Australia and do not affect any other Nissan markets globally....More
The XT5’s interior achieves design harmony, while retaining the edgy style Cadillac has been establishing over the past decade. Plus, the cabin feels ergonomically correct for both driver and passenger, as all controls are within easy reach.
Ford will invest $1.4 billion at Livonia, MI, to build a new 10-speed transmission and another $200 million at Ohio Assembly to produce F-Series Super Duty chassis cab units, while FCA has earmarked $75 million to build a 4-cyl. replacement for the 3.6L Pentastar V-6 at its Trenton, MI, Engine Complex....More
Easing new-car import rules will give Australians greater choice, says consumer watchdog Roger Featherston, who dismisses claims buyers may end up with a vehicle that neither meets their needs nor can handle local driving conditions....More
The Emissions Analytics index offers potential buyers a list of new cars’ nitrogen-oxide-emissions test results based on driving on open public roads. The agency says the index also will let automakers demonstrate their vehicles’ clean credentials....More
There is more technology than ever in the car, but the layout is simple, the purpose of buttons and knobs is easy to fathom and the ubiquitous iDrive now complements the user experience rather than detracts from it.