Automotive News

Mercedes AMG GT S to arrive in U.S. in spring 2015

Sept. 10, 2014—Mercedes-Benz says its new 2016 AMG GT S sports car has a seven-speed, dual-clutch (automated manual) transmission and a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates 503 hp.

New Land Rover SUV opens storage option in third row

Sept. 3, 2014—The 2015 Discovery Sport SUV, which effectively replaces the LR2 model in the newly christened Discovery family of vehicles, can seat up to seven passengers when the third row of seats is used.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets modest updates

Sept. 2, 2014—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today unveiled details for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which the automaker says will deliver a little more power and a lot more towing capacity.

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Related Department Briefs

Chrysler developing hybrid minivan

Chrysler Group announced in May 2014 two major changes to its minivan lineup that will take place in 2016: A popular model is being retired, and the first hybrid minivan in the United States is on its way.

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Automotive Recalls

Chrysler recalls Fiat 500L because air bag might fail

Sept. 17, 2014—Chrysler Group recalled 2014–2015 Fiat 500L vehicles that were manufactured from March 3, 2012, through July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver’s knee air bag might result in improper deployment.

Continental Tire cites inflation risk in motorcycle tire recall

Sept. 17, 2014—Continental Tire recalled the following motorcycle tires in sizes 120/70ZR17 and 120/70R17: ContiAttack SM, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium, ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft, ContiRoadAttack 2 GTW, ContiSportAttack and ContiSportAttack2.

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