On July 7, a 2006 Ford Ranger driven by a 23-year-old struck a white sedan in Pensacola, Florida. A photo from local TV station WEAR shows the Ranger at the crash scene, looking like it sustained only minor damage. But WEAR reported that the driver of the Ranger was dead, while the 21-year-old driver of the white sedan was uninjured. Watch WCSYB? | Electrified Comfort for the Family 02:04 Now playing Diana-Maria Riva's First Car Yesterday 5:27PM 02:04 Now playing Richard Petty's Pepper-and-Mayo Sandwich Tuesday 2:38PM WEAR said at the time that no further details were released, though a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document from July 19 reveals that a Florida Highway Patrolman had determined the 23-year-old died because of “driver’s side air bag deployment.” From the NHTSA document: Takata Recall. The contact was a … [Read more...] about A 20th Person Has Reportedly Been Killed by a Takata Airbag in the U.S.
Automakers in the U.S. are pushing back against Senator Joe Manchin’s EV tax credit proposal due its domestic supply and production requirements. The proposal would restore credit eligibility to some EVs by removing the current cap of 200,000 vehicles sold, which ruled out subsidies for popular models from Tesla , Chevrolet and Toyota . Under Senator Manchin’s proposal, the EV tax credits would have less to do with cars sold, and more to do with domestic supply and production, favoring EVs sourced and made in America. Watch Top Gear America Sneak Peek: A Jaguar ... Monster Truck? 01:50 Now playing What Recession? Car Companies Insist Everything Is Fine Today 1:54PM 02:04 Now playing Diana Maria Riva's First Car Today 10:12AM Automakers had been pleading with the U.S. government to extend EV tax credits , but, … [Read more...] about U.S. Automakers Demand Changes to EV Tax Credit Proposal That Favors EVs Made in the U.S.
As a jealous American who tends toward small hatchbacks, I Watch CC Off English Top Gear America Sneak Peek: A Jaguar ... Monster Truck? 01:00 Now playing Carspotting, Monterey Auction Edition: 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Yesterday 11:27PM 01:53 Now playing The Mundane Cars You Can’t Help But Love Friday 4:01PM Audi chairman Markus Duesmann made the depressing premonition in an interview with Autocar published today, saying that the brand may have to bid farewell to the A1 or anything similarly tiny: “We do discuss what we do with the small segments. In the A1 segment, we have some other brands [in the Volkswagen Group] who are active there and very successful, with very high production, so we do question the A1 at the moment.” “We will certainly offer Q2s [small SUVs] and the like,” he continued. “That might be the new … [Read more...] about Small Cars Could Start Disappearing Even From Europe
After car subscriptions fell flat and all but disappeared , the last few years have shown that automakers are exploring ways to continuously make money off consumers long after their initial purchase. Slowly but surely, automakers have started to turn down the road of trying to charge people for things their cars already came with. Volkswagen charging for autonomous driving , Toyota is planning a subscription for remote start, Stellantis is expecting to make $23 billion a year from subscriptions, and even Rivian is looking to make money off of subscriptions. But a new study from Cox Automotive shows that customers aren’t here for it. Watch CC Off English Price Markups are Killing Customers' Loyalty to Automakers and Dealers 01:26 Now playing Ferrari Recalls Thousands of Cars Tuesday 5:55PM 01:19 Now playing My Weekend … [Read more...] about Automakers Take Note: Most People Don’t Want Subscriptions
There could be bad news around the corner as more and more car buyers are having difficulty keeping up with auto loan payments . Watch CC Off English Carspotting at Sotheby's: Ferrari Edition 01:46 Now playing Carspotting at Sotheby's: Maserati Edition Yesterday 6:35PM 01:49 Now playing It's Okay to Call the Mach-E a Mustang Monday 2:34PM According to a report from Automotive News , 1.63 percent of auto loans haven’t received a payment in at least 60 days. That number is 0.4 percent higher than it was the same time last year, and the highest in the past four years . That being said, car loan default rates are still below pre-pandemic levels. Satyan Merchant, the Senior Vice President of TransUnion told the outlet Borrowers who took out auto loans in the second and third quarters of 2020 are keeping up … [Read more...] about It Sure Feels Like a Car Loan Crisis Is Coming
The all new Chevrolet Colorado is here , and it looks good. Watch WCSYB? | Electrified Comfort for the Family 02:04 Now playing Diana-Maria Riva's First Car Yesterday 5:27PM 02:04 Now playing Richard Petty's Pepper-and-Mayo Sandwich Tuesday 2:38PM The Trail Boss is the second most expensive of the five trim levels available on the new Colorado , a range that starts with the base-model WT and climbs through LT, Z71, Trail Boss and finally ZR2. The Trail Boss comes M Chevy’s 2.7-liter turbo inline-four ( first seen in the Silverado ), with different power and torque outputs based on trim level. The Z71 and Trail Boss both get the Turbo Plus version of the engine, spool-valve d , nor the new ZR2's Turbo High Output engine with 310 hp and a whopping 430 lb-ft of torque. Advertisement Chevy expects the … [Read more...] about The 2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss Is the Goldilocks Off-Roader of the Lineup