Jeep released the European version of the 2019 Renegade recently, and we showed you (via Real Fast Fotography), a week or two ago, an American version being tested. But what’s under the hood?… Read the rest
South Korea’s Hyundai-Kia has been playing a long game in quality. Over a decade ago, the company decided that, rather than going for low prices alone, it would try to compete based on quality, just as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan did when they first entered the United States.… Read the rest
Jeep Wranglers sold in Europe differ from their American counterparts in lighting, available engines, and other ways; some countries only get four-cylinder VM diesels. Now that Jeep has a four-cylinder option, though, Europeans will be able to get the 2019 Wrangler JL with a 2-liter, 265-horsepower turbo-four or a new 2.2 liter diesel with 200 horsepower.… Read the rest
China is undergoing a massive economic boom, creating millionaires and billionaires as well as millions of impoverished, suicide-prone factory workers. For the priviledged few, Ford Performance has localized the F-150 Raptor pickup, as seen in these spy shots from Real Fast Fotography.… Read the rest
Maserati has already announced its next step in crossovers — the V8-powered Levante Trofeo, designed to spark more interest in a vehicle that hasn’t gained quite as many sales as it was supposed to.… Read the rest
Are car shows losing their relevance?
It seems like just yesterday that automakers were spending millions of dollars every year on car shows (perhaps they still are), making blockbuster presentations in their allocated 20-minute spaces, with Chrysler, for a time, taking the lead — crashing a car through glass, performing little plays, letting cattle run through the streets.… Read the rest
According to Bild am Sonntag, the German government has found no less than five illegal devices for switching off emissions controls in Mercedes’ new Euro 6 diesel engines, so far placed under the hoods of around one million vehicles.… Read the rest