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 Widens Support for Apple CarPlay

by Paul Riegler
Toyota Widens Support for Apple CarPlay

Toyota announced it will add Apple CarPlay support to multiple vehicles for 2019.
The Japanese automaker first announced plans to support CarPlay in January starting with the mid-size Avalon model.  It quickly added the Toyota Corolla to the list and now says it will include CarPlay on all 2019 Sienna models …

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Dollar and Thrifty Lower Minimum Age for Car Rentals

by Anna Breuer
Dollar and Thrifty Lower Minimum Age for Car Rentals

Hertz announced that two of its units, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, were lowering the minimum age for customers to rent a car to 20 in the United States and Canada.
“Lowering the minimum age requirement at our Dollar and Thrifty locations will give more customers the opportunity …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

The Infiniti Q50, which made its debut in 2013 as a replacement for the Infiniti G sedan, became much sportier two years ago with the introduction of the Q50 Red Sport.
The Q50 Red Sport is equipped with a powerful engine, quick-shifting transmission, sporty styling, performance brakes, model-specific Red Sport 400 …

Hertz Turns 100, Offers Special Edition Corvette Z06 to Celebrate

by Paul Riegler
Hertz Turns 100, Offers Special Edition Corvette Z06 to Celebrate

Hertz, which turns 100 this year, announced it will celebrate the milestone by offering the Hertz 100th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06.
Originally known as Rent-a-Car, Inc., the company was founded by Walter Jacobs in Chicago in 1918. It began operations with one dozen Ford Model Ts. In 1923, it was purchased …

BMW Adds Lower-Cost ‘Icon’ Tier to Access New-Car Subscription Service

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BMW Adds Lower-Cost ‘Icon’ Tier to Access New-Car Subscription Service

BMW announced that it will add a new tier to its Access by BMW new-car subscription service.
The new tier, Icon, includes the BMW 330i, the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid, the BMW i3 electric vehicle, the BMW X2, and the BMW M240i cabrio. The cost per month is $1,099.
Access by BMW is …

Mazda to Offer Apple CarPlay Starting in September

by Paul Riegler
Mazda to Offer Apple CarPlay Starting in September

Mazda announced plans to offer Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto in Mazda6 sedans.
The feature will be available in all Mazda6 models except the base Sport version.
Starting in September, the option will be installed by dealerships prior to delivery. In November, new Mazda6 vehicles will arrive at the dealership with Apple …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota Corolla XSE

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota Corolla XSE

Introduced over 50 years ago in 1966, the Toyota Corolla became the world’s best selling car by 1974 and has remained a best seller since then, hitting a milestone of world’s best selling nameplate in 1997.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla received a sportier look as well as new safety features in …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve and Black Label

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve and Black Label

Back in the day, when I was in high school secretly reading car magazines instead of the approved reading assignment, the battle for the best luxury sedan or coupe was a fairly big deal. One of the leading car magazines of the period would refer to the winner as “King …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Toyota C-HR

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2018 Toyota C-HR

Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota C-HR keeps everyone guessing what C-HR might stand for. In introducing the car, Toyota said the name was derived from both Compact High Rider and Cross Hatch Run-about, but that really doesn’t matter.
What does matter is that it has a distinctively …

BMW to Move Some Production from U.S. to China in Response to Tariffs

by Paul Riegler
BMW to Move Some Production from U.S. to China in Response to Tariffs

BMW, which is the largest exporter of autobiles in the United States, said Monday it plans to build more of its SUVs overseas as a result of new tariffs on U.S. goods in China.
BMW also said it would raise the price of vehicles built in South Carolina and sold in …

5 Tips for Driving in Europe This Summer

by Jonathan Spira
5 Tips for Driving in Europe This Summer

Planning a trip to Europe this summer? If so, consider touring the continent by car. Whether it’s the Romantische Straße in Germany, the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße in Austria, the Adriatic Highway from Split to Dubrovnik, or an equally beautiful but less well known path such as the Donau Straße in Lower …

EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns Following ‘First Class’ Scandals

by Anna Breuer
EPA Chief Pruitt Resigns Following ‘First Class’ Scandals

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned Thursday.
The news was announced by President Trump in a tweet.
“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” he said. “Within the agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always …

Volkswagen to Launch ‘We’ Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Service

by Paul Riegler
Volkswagen to Launch ‘We’ Electric Vehicle Car-Sharing Service

Volkswagen announced plans to introduce its own car-sharing service. The new offering, dubbed We, will be available in its home market of Germany in 2019 and worldwide the following year. The fleet of cars available to drivers will be comprised solely of electric vehicles.
The automaker is entering the market “with …