Automotive News

Ram’s towing guide going mobile

Feb. 19, 2015—Executives at Ram tell Consumers Digest that the company will launch its Mobile Towing Guide by early March 2015. (The nonmobile version made its debut in spring 2013.)

Lotus unveils new Evora 400

Feb. 18, 2015—Lotus says it will unleash its fastest production car ever when its new Evora 400 arrives later in 2015 as a 2016 model.

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Related Department Briefs

Audi plans electric crossover SUV

Audi is working on an electric-powered crossover SUV that's expected to arrive in 2017, according to a December 2014 Bloomberg report.

Android vehicle? Not yet

Google released its Android Auto application programming interface (API) to the public in November 2014. Developers can start to adapt their Android mobile applications to be displayed on the screen of an automobile’s smart-entertainment system.

MINI to downsize lineup

MINI announced the departure of two of its models at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2015. Production of both the Cooper Coupe and Cooper Roadster—both 2-passenger vehicles—will end.

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Automotive Recalls

Kia recalls Soul because accelerator pedal might fail

March 13, 2015—Kia Motors recalled 2014–2015 Soul and Soul EV automobiles that were manufactured from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 8, 2015, because a section of the accelerator pedal might bend and fracture.

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