Porsche Celebrates 70 Years of Iconic Sports Cars

Porsche Celebrates 70 Years of Iconic Sports Cars

by Paul Riegler

Porsche, known formally as Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH, is celebrating 70 years since its first vehicle, the 356 Model 1 Roadster, received street certification in 1948.
The 356 was a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two door that was available both as a hardtop coupe and a cabriolet.
Early prototypes of …

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Toyota Unveils 2020 Supra with Wireless Apple CarPlay in Detroit

by Paul Riegler
Toyota Unveils 2020 Supra with Wireless Apple CarPlay in Detroit

Toyota announced that its all-new 2020 Supra sports car will feature a wireless version of Apple CarPlay.
The Supra – a nameplate which hasn’t been on sale in the United States for two decades – was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.
Wireless CarPlay enables the …

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Review and Test Drive: 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited

When a 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited in Parisian Night Pearl – a rather striking color – arrived at our offices right before Labor Day, more than a few staffers thought a Lexus had been delivered by mistake. The confusion was understandable.
Now in its 25th year, the Avalon sports a …

JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Move to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

by Paul Riegler
JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Move to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

New York’s three airports – John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International – are in the process of deploying electric buses to replace vehicles in their diesel-powered bus fleet.
“We are continuing our commitment to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton.
The Port Authority …

Gas Prices Continue to Fall at the Pump

by Jesse Sokolow
Gas Prices Continue to Fall at the Pump

If you’ve noticed you can fill your tank at the pump for under $40 recently, it’s not an illusion. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in over a year.
The price at the pump averaged $2.321 on Monday according …

Lincoln Brings Back Iconic Suicide Doors with Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

by Paul Riegler
Lincoln Brings Back Iconic Suicide Doors with Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

The Lincoln Motor Company announced plans on Monday to bring back its iconic “suicide doors” in a special version of the Lincoln Continental dubbed the Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition.
In addition to the coach doors, the limited edition Continental sports a six-inch longer wheelbase, a pass-through rear seat …

GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

by Paul Riegler
GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

General Motors, the largest American automobile manufacturer, said Monday it plans to stop production at three car plants and two transmission facilities next year.
The list of factories includes the Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio; the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in southeast Michigan; the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada; the Baltimore …

Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

by Anna Breuer
Storm Hinders Efforts for Holiday Travelers to Return Home as Blizzard-Like Conditions Are Reported in the Midwest

A small but powerful storm is making travel difficult as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end.
Snow will move through the Chicagoland area overnight with blizzard-like conditions developing there and in other parts of the Midwest.  Other cities reporting blizzard-like conditions include Kansas City; Shenandoah, Iowa; and Independence, Missouri.
The …

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

by Anna Breuer
Thanksgiving Holiday Begins with Heavy Traffic and Thousands of Flight Delays

It’s a busy day on the nation’s roads and airports as over 50 million Americans travel in many cases not just over the river and through the woods but far greater distances, and the weather in much of the United States will cooperate.
This may be the busiest Thanksgiving holiday for …

Nissan CEO Ghosn Arrested for ‘Significant’ Financial Malfeasance

by Paul Riegler
Nissan CEO Ghosn Arrested for ‘Significant’ Financial Malfeasance

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan after an internal investigation revealed “significant acts of misconduct” over many years by him and another top executive, Greg Kelly.
“These two gentlemen were arrested this evening, that is what I understand,” said Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa at a press conference in Tokyo.
The …

Volkswagen Plans €20,000 Tesla Competitor

by Anna Breuer
Volkswagen Plans €20,000 Tesla Competitor

Volkswagen will reportedly introduce a new electric vehicle that will compete with Tesla yet sell for less than €20,000 ($22,719).
The German automaker will convert multiple factories to produce electric vehicles according to a report in the Handelsblatt. The new electric vehicles will be based on the automaker’s MEB electric vehicle …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Volkswagen Passat GT

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Volkswagen that was first introduced in the United States as the Dasher in 1974.It was mechanically identical to the Audi 80, while the five-door Passat wagon was in America as the Audi Fox.
One of the things that attracted me to the Passat …

Cadillac Presses Pause on Vehicle Subscription Service

by Paul Riegler
Cadillac Presses Pause on Vehicle Subscription Service

General Motors said it was suspending its Book by Cadillac vehicle subscription on December 1, ahead of a planned relaunch in 2019.
The program was revolutionary when it launched in February 2017 with an $1,800 fee that included registration, taxes, insurance, and maintenance with no limit on mileage.. The first city …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Prius c

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Prius c

Introduced in 2011, the Toyota Prius c (the letter “c” indicates “city”), is the third member of the Prius family and is marketed as the Toyota Aqua in the Japanese automaker’s home market.
The c is a hybrid gasoline-electric subcompact hatchback with a price tag lower than the traditional Prius. It …