Review and Test Drive: 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWC

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2.4 GT AWC

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – which should not be confused with the Mitsubishi Outlander (yes, I know) was first introduced in 1991 as the RVR, which stands for Recreation Vehicle Runner, in its home market of Japan and was sold in the United States under several Chrysler nameplates between 1992 …

Photo Essay: A Surreal Look at New York City in the Age of the Coronavirus

by Anna Breuer
Photo Essay: A Surreal Look at New York City in the Age of the Coronavirus

Over the past few weeks, Green Car Driver Editorial Director Jonathan Spira has been photographically documenting New York City.
Most streets are deserted and cultural landmarks have gone dark. Indeed, since mid-March, there has been a 90% decline in subway ridership, a 20% drop in the crime rate, a 60% decrease in …

General Motors Shuts Down Maven Car-Sharing Service

by Paul Riegler
General Motors Shuts Down Maven Car-Sharing Service

General Motors said Tuesday it would shutter its car-sharing service, Maven.
The General launched Maven in 2016, calling it a competitor to Zipcar.  The service offered new GM vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, and a 4G LTE Internet connection but it struggled to build a substantial following.
Maven …

Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Volvo to Restart Production in Europe Next Week

by Paul Riegler

Automakers in Europe – which employ some 9% of factory workers in the European Union – said they would cautiously begin to reopen their plants.
Volkswagen will reopen assembly lines in Zwickau, Germany, and Bratislava, Slovakia, on Monday, and Volvo will restart production at its Torslanda factory in Sweden.  Daimler, parent …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid

While I’ve always admired Volvo from afar, it wasn’t until the launch of the new 90 Series, specifically the XC90 and the S90 that quickly followed it, that I actually lusted after one.
All 90 Series vehicles are built on the automaker’s global platform, SPA or Scalable Product Architecture. They all …

It’s a Pandemic, But Can I Travel?

by Paul Riegler
It’s a Pandemic, But Can I Travel?

‘The Life You Save May Be Your Own’
Readers of The Green Car Driver were always on the go, until of course they weren’t, a trait now shared with the rest of the world.
While most of the population might think such a question as the one posed in the headline is frivolous, …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and Nightshade Edition

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and Nightshade Edition

If you want a bit of fun, park your Army Green Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro somewhat adjacent to an off-road trail or gravel road.  For even more fun, wear a safety vest and hold a large walkie-talkie in your hand. For no good reason whatsoever, almost every car turning off will …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC

by Paul Riegler
Review and Test Drive:  2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWC

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is permanently enshrined in my personal hall of fame of marketers. Why?  The automaker hitched its wagon, perhaps quite literally, to what was truly rather remarkable total solar eclipse that traveled across entire continental United States for the first time in almost a century in the summer …

2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

by Paul Riegler
2020 New York International Auto Show to be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2020 New York International Auto Show, which was slated to take place in early April, will be postponed until August, the show’s organizers said.
The show dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central …

Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

by Paul Riegler
Nissan to Offer ‘Switch’ Car Subscription Option

Nissan announced the launch of a new-vehicle subscription service, Nissan Switch, on Wednesday.
The automaker is piloting the program in the Houston area.
Switch by Nissan will provide members with a selection of Nissan vehicles ranging from the Altima, Frontier, Pathfinder, and Rogue that are included in the Select program, and the …

GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

by Paul Riegler
GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

General Motors said it will discontinue its iconic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand and pull out of those markets.
“At the highest levels of our company we have the deepest respect for Holden’s heritage and contribution to our company and to the countries of Australia and New Zealand,” said …

German Court Orders Tesla to Stop Cutting Down Trees for Gigafactory

by Paul Riegler
German Court Orders Tesla to Stop Cutting Down Trees for Gigafactory

U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla was ordered by a Germany court to stop clearing trees in in a forest near Berlin as it prepared to build a so-called Gigafactory to build cars and batteries in Grünheide.
The ruling by the Oberverwaltungsgericht of Berlin and Brandenburg came after the state Landsat für …