Monthly Archives: July 2014

Infiniti to get Leaf-primarily based electrical sedan after all

Infiniti LE

Infiniti suffered a huge blow a number of weeks in the past when CEO Johan de Nysschen jumped ship right after two years on the task to consider the helm at Cadillac. As boss, he spearheaded modify inside the Japanese luxury brand and was amid the largest champions of the Q50 Eau Rouge. Nonetheless, the firm is far from sunk. Programs place in place prior to de Nysschen leaving are nonetheless on the table, according to Nissan item planner Andy Palmer to Automotive News, and that could suggest a rosy future for the after AWOL LE sedan (pictured over) and other models.

GM also sheds parts from its pickups to enhance payload ratings

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The row amongst Ford and Ram over who boasts the best-in-class tow rating for hefty duty pickups has uncovered a amount of things. Chief amid them is a report that Ford removes items like the spare tire, jack, radio and center console from its vehicles in a bid to lower its base curb excess weight and as a result hold the truck’s gross motor vehicle excess weight rating down.

Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

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We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you feel the Nissan Juke is actually pretty desirable, guide transmissions aren’t usually much better, or you honestly didn’t detest the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or modest, for which we catch copious flak on expression.

As the Oldest Teslas Turn Two, Nagging Questions About Reliability

As Tesla (TSLA) ready to swing by Wall Street for a fiscal update Thursday evening, the upstart automaker was badly dented on The California-based automobile critic just sold its Tesla sedan and published a lengthy listing of servicing issues it encountered in its 17 months of ownership.

Tesla marketing like gangbusters in China

Earns Tesla

“Will it perform in Peoria?” asks the age-previous question about how Broadway displays would be received in Middle America. Nicely, apparently Tesla Motors plays nicely in Beijing. It’s element of Tesla chief Elon Musk’s grand strategy, of course.

Delivery Giants Last but not least Shrinking Their Carbon Footprints

Shipping millions of packages all around the globe on airplanes and trucks is a carbon-intensive organization that delivery giants like FedEx and UPS have struggled to manage. In the previous, they’ve fallen far brief of goals to use more hybrid-electrical choices (even as FedEx touted its environmental efforts), as Bloomberg News reported in December.

Bret Michaels Poisons Nissan’s business trucking ops

Mötley Crüe is not the only 1980s hair-metal band obtaining into the globe of auto promotion. Poison frontman and actuality present “star” Bret Michaels is following their lead and performing some promoting of his very own. Exactly where the Crüe have been all more than the airwaves in recent years with a Super Bowl ad for Kia and music licensing with Dodge, Michaels has taken a extremely distinct route by becoming the pitchman for Nissan Business Automobiles.

Aston Martin crafts 1-off equestrian-themed DB9 Volante

Aston Martin DB9 Volante Equestrian Edition

Request most individuals what type of vehicles Aston Martin helps make and they will almost certainly inform you it tends to make sports activities autos. But it isn’t going to. No, Aston Martin actually makes luxury GTs that target at least as a lot on fine craftsmanship as they do on outright performance. In other words, any Aston Martin – from the ‘entry level’ V8 Vantage to the flagship Vanquish – packs an unrivaled focus to detail. But for these searching for that additional measure of exclusivity and intricacy, there’s Q by Aston Martin. And this is its newest task.

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally vehicle presages for-sale customer racecar

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car

Rallying could enjoy a very sturdy association with all-wheel drive, but it wasn’t so prolonged ago that the Globe Rally Championship was populated by automobiles that slipped and slid across gravel and tarmac making use of rear-wheel drive. 1 of people was the Toyota Celica. Even though the tiny Celica sooner or later joined the gravel-spewing masses with an all-wheel-drive rally automobile, Toyota is returning to its rear-drive rally roots with a modified version of the critically acclaimed GT86.