Hyundai is recalling 62,811 Sonata and Sonata Hybrid cars in the United States because the panoramic glass sunroof can detach while driving and fly into traffic. The recall covers model year 2015-2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles manufactured Dec. 8, 2014, to Aug. 18, 2015, and Hyundai Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to March 18, 2016, equipped with the panoramic sunroof option.
According to recall documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there is a problem with the bonding of the wind deflector anchor plate in front of the sunroof. A loose deflector can detach and interfere with the roof as it closes. A follow-up inspection by Hyundai technicians discovered “if customer repeatedly cycled sunroof or tried to force sunroof closed by hand, the sunroof panel could detach.”
Christmas is still more than two months away, but we’re already seeing festive decorations in stores. Some may think it’s still too early for Christmas themed products, but Neiman Marcus thinks otherwise. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the car selected for the annual Christmas Book is the 2017 Infiniti Q60 based on the 400-horsepower Red Sport 400 model – the limited edition ride.
What really sets this Neiman Marcus version apart from the average Red Sport is the striking paint job. Called Solar Mica, the paint looks a bit like a glossy gold leaf. Combined with the Gallery White leather interior with Silver Optic Fiber trim, this is an Infiniti that would be perfect for Yukon Cornelius. In addition to the color scheme, the car comes with an ivory leather weekend bag, an indoor car cover with Neiman Marcus branding, a plaque with the VIN number, and a certificate of authenticity. Oh, it also comes with a $63,000-price tag, which is about $10,000 more than an entry level Red Sport 400 with rear-wheel drive.
One sector of the U.S. automotive industry will be quite unhappy at the announcement of the new car brand, from the Chinese industrial group Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. We are talking about the franchised car dealers.
The new brand, aimed at Millennials, is likely to be sold under a non-traditional retailing approach, according to cryptic postings on various websites. Geely and Volvo, which Geely owns, likely are planning to sell via the Internet and company-owned stores, not through franchised dealers. Lynk, an “affordable premium” vehicle resembling those built by Volvo, is expected to arrive in the U.S. and Europe by 2018.
This picture has inspired our team on revising the subject of old versus new car size, and it shows us how much the car industry has evolved since then. These two brothers, sitting one by one don’t look that similar as you thought they are anymore, right?
While the setup of the image skews the comparison a little bit, the new TT is indeed a larger than the first-gen car by a reasonable degree. It’s 150mm longer, and 69mm wider.
Tesla Motors Inc. said buyers who place new orders for Model 3 vehicles can expect to begin receiving deliveries as soon as mid-2018, with production starting as scheduled late next year. To dispel any misunderstandings with customers who’ve placed pre-order deposits and those considering, the automaker announced it wants to clarify timing for the long-anticipated electric car.
The Model 3, which is slated to begin at $35,000 before government incentives, is the key to Tesla’s plan to create a larger market for EVs. The company first unveiled the Model 3 at an event at its Hawthorne, Calif., design studio on March 31. In May, Tesla said it had received about 373,000 pre-orders for the car. Tesla’s update on the Model 3 came on the eve of another announcement scheduled to be made today. Analysts are speculating about a long list of possible company news, including that it could have something to do with an Autopilot update, a replacement for supplier Mobileye, or launching an entirely new vehicle.
Do you know why Audi decided to kill off its $1M supercar? Have you already thought about it? Maybe it was the million-dollar-plus price tag. Maybe it was the “supreme hand-built quality.” Maybe it was the fact that a non-electric R8 could be had for $164,150. Whatever the reason, was killing the R8 E-Tron a good idea?
As we all know, the VW Group – and Audi especially – is in the middle of an electrification kick, and the R8 E-Tron would have been a good halo vehicle for the brand. Instead, it can stand as a prime example of waffling on the promise of plug-in vehicles. After all, Audi used to be incredibly proud of the R8 E-Tron, even if it had a tough history. The whole program was an on-again/off-again kind of thing, but with enough momentum to get the EV some time at the Nurburgring. With both Mercedes and the EQ brand and BMW with its i brand moving strong into EVs, letting the headline be “Audi killed an EV” is not exactly fitting. It’s not like Audi was wasting time making a lot of these. The R8 E-Tron went on sale in 2015 to customers who made a special request for it, and apparently only 100 did.
The new $400K Bentley Mulsanne isn’t just another pretty vehicle, it’s a speedy car people would turn their heads at while you are driving in the middle of the city. Trust me, when you’re driving eighteen feet of British hyper-luxury sedan, it probably doesn’t matter much what you’re doing. You’re going to get attention either way.
When it comes to how fast it is, I would simply say that even the regular Mulsanne is eclipsed by its faster, pricier sibling. The $335,600 starting price (or £252k in the UK) won’t cause you to wince, or go slightly cross-eyed, or take out a second mortgage. Neither will the near-$70-grand’s worth of options, including more than seventeen thousand dollars’ worth of carbon ceramic brakes.