Automotive News

Infiniti debuts first compact

Sept. 15, 2015—Toyota Motor luxury brand Infiniti finally unveiled the Q30—its first compact—at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, and the car certainly looks familiar to us.

Toyota pulls cover off new-look Prius

Sept. 9, 2015—That’s a Prius? Toyota Motor debuted the fourth generation of its iconic hybrid vehicle, and it bears little resemblance to previous iterations as a result of a sporty design that’s 2.4 inches longer, LED headlamps that minimize the fascia and a rear spoiler.

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Related Department Briefs

Is travel safer on toll roads?

The results of a June 2015 study that was conducted by International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) indicate that traveling by automobile  on toll roads is safer than is traveling on other roads.

Used electric cars

Consumers who are interested in purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) would do well to look at used models. An excess supply of late-model EVs has pushed prices down.

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Automotive Recalls

Headlamps cited in Buick Lacrosse, Pontiac Grand Prix recall

Sept. 10, 2015—General Motors recalled 2005 Buick LaCrosse vehicles that were manufactured from May 31, 2004, through June 27, 2005; and 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles that were manufactured from April 12, 2006, through April 25, 2007.

Jeep Renegade requires crucial software update

Sept. 8, 2015—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 2015 Jeep Renegade vehicles that were manufactured from Sept. 18, 2014, through June 25, 2015. The Uconnect radios in the affected vehicles have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems.

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