e-mustang: electric Ford muscle car

Ford drops big hint about e-Mustang

October 19, 2018 David Zatz 1

An electric Ford Mustang is coming, if a brief commercial placement is any indication. Robert S. Miller pointed us to this freeze-frame showing a blue Mustang grille emblem in the middle of a commercial. While any automaker can put lighted emblems onto the grille, the color blue is usually reserved […]

mitsubishi PHEV hybrid

Now we know why Nissan-Renault wanted Mitsubishi

October 18, 2018 David Zatz 0

Mitsubishi, known by some for their economy cars and by others for their sports cars, has done a surprising amount of work in hybrid-electric propulsion — which may (along with a bid for the #1 sales title) be why Nissan-Renault ended up buying into the small Japanese automaker. Some of […]

2019 Mitsubishi Outback PHEV

Hey, remember Mitsubishi?

October 16, 2018 David Zatz 0

Mitsubishi is coming back. Okay, to be more accurate, they never left, but they’re getting more popular. The Mitsubishi car company was only a small part of the huge Mitsubishi keiretsu which builds the container ships that transport its cars, the stereos in their (and other) cars, and some of […]

ford ranger 2019 pickup

Lots of looks at the 2019 Ford Ranger

October 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Courtesy of Real Fast Fotography, we have a portfolio of 2019 Ford Ranger pickup spy shots, covering several models. The Ranger is already available for pre-orders, and will show up in XL, XLT, and Lariat forms; we’re not sure why one of our spy shot pickups has Sport decals. The […]

2020 lincoln aviator spy shot

Here’s the Lincoln Aviator, a big SUV for a small brand

October 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Lincoln sells a lot of cars — well, they sell a lot of car models, anyway. Sales for any particular Lincoln have been minuscule since Ford stopped making Crown Vics, which was the death knell for the closely related Lincoln Town Car. Now, “black car” companies are buying Toyota Avalons, […]

mercedes diesel

Serious emissions tests killing EU diesels

October 12, 2018 David Zatz 0

The European Union has clarified its almost insanely vague rules surrounding diesel emissions, and started new tests which are tougher and, more important, not chock full of loopholes. The new rules came into effect on September 1, and diesel sales have already been plummeting. One immediate result appears to have […]

pacifica warning

Watch out for E15

October 11, 2018 David Zatz 0

Some time back, SEMA and other “grassroots” (yet company-funded) organizations sent dire warnings of destruction to our cars, because the EPA was going to allow 15%-ethanol blends to be sold. Never mind that the EPA was ordered by Congress to do this; the EPA was definitely “the bad guys.” Earlier […]

GM’s four-cylinder truck gives a bit more power, less economy

October 10, 2018 David Zatz 0

There’s no mistake in the headline; the 2019 Chevy Silverado four-cylinder engine actually gets lower fuel economy than Ford and Ram V6 engines. Where it shines, oddly enough, is in power, where it beats entry-level V6 engines from any American automaker. The EPA estimates for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado four-cylinder […]