Diesel is, ahem, in bad odor in Europe right now. Following the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, state and local governments have announced that diesel vehicles will be banned from cities, and there have been astonishing allegations that Daimler, BMW, and VW funded tests that involved live monkeys being forced to breathe diesel exhaust fumes. The end […]
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If you like a dreary days, don’t move to Los Angeles. On average, we get well under two feet of rain per year, and it’s normal to go months without so much as a drop. I, on the other hand, was perfectly happy to move here. After putting up with Boston weather for the last […]
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The Viper is history, and now the Conner Street plant where the sports car was hand-built will house the automaker’s history. FCA is converting the 51-year-old Detroit plant into a space to house its collection of about 400 historic vehicles, concepts, prototypes, show cars, and some new cars. Most will be stored, but at any given […]
After Hyundai redesigned its compact crossover, the Tucson, for 2016, we wanted to add one to our long-term fleet. We’ve liked it well enough so far, but perhaps we should have waited. Today, Hyundai announced a new mid-level Sport trim for the Tucson that drops our long-termer’s unrefined dual-clutch transmission while offering a more powerful engine. Priced starting at […]
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Hyundai entered the competitive and smile-making world of hot hatches with the i30 N that is slated for other markets and the Veloster N that is coming to North America. Both vehicles—which share the same powertrain—come equipped with an enthusiast-preferred six-speed manual but a dual-clutch transmission could be offered later in production. The i30 N will […]
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