Automotive News

Kia takes wraps off Stinger

Jan. 9, 2017—Kia Motors showed off what it calls the highest performance production vehicle in the company’s history at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the least, the 2018 Stinger looks fast.

Alfa Romeo reveals Giulia pricing

Dec. 9, 2016—Alfa Romeo’s return to the mainstream U.S. automobile market finally has a price, and it’s about what we expected.

Alfa Romeo unveils first SUV

Nov. 16, 2016—Alfa Romeo has big plans for the U.S. automotive market, and what better way to try to achieve them than through a big vehicle.

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Related Department Briefs

Shining a little light on pickups

According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pickups are leaving drivers’ vision obscured when it comes to the vehicles’ headlights.

Hey, salesman: Don’t “baby” me!

As the CEO of a company that champions the equitable treatment of women in the automobile-shopping realm, Jody DeVere’s work includes training automobile salespeople in regard to what’s inappropriate when a woman shops for a vehicle—new or used—at their dealership.

Manuals stuck in neutral

Just because Ferrari is abandoning manual transmissions, that doesn't mean that U.S. sporty cars will follow. However, don't expect more manuals, either.

Expert: Tesla’s charges for full power a one-off

An automobile analyst tells Consumers Digest that you shouldn’t worry that automakers will make you pay extra to get full mileage performance out of their electric vehicles (EV)—even though one automaker already does.

Ford takes the wheel

Ford claims that its new adaptive-steering technology alleviates driver fatigue, which occurs during long hauls and daily driving, by providing easier steering at all speeds.

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Automotive Recalls

Certain 2016 BRP utility UTVs might roll away unexpectedly

Jan. 16, 2017—BRP recalled its 2016 Can-Am Defender, Defender DPS and Defender XT side-by-side off-road vehicles, because the vehicles might roll away unexpectedly even if the instrument cluster shows the gearbox to be in the “park” position, which poses an injury hazard.

Transmission issues in 2017 Levante S vehicles

The engine software might cause the transmission to shift into neutral, or cause the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is about 2 miles per hour. As a result, this increases the risk of a crash.

Air-bag issues in certain 2017 Volvo vehicles

Jan. 16, 2017—Volvo recalled 2017 Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country and XC60 vehicles that were manufactured from Aug. 16, 2016, through Oct. 21, 2016.

Side air bag might fail in certain BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles

Jan. 10, 2017—BMW recalled the following models:

* 2016 BMW 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 535d, 550i, 550i xDrive and M5 vehicles;

* 2017 BMW 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive, X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i, i3, i8, M4, M6;

* 2017 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, Hardtop 4 Door, Clubman (all trim levels of each); and

* 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn vehicles.

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