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Nutson's Weekly Auto News Nuggets - Week Ending August 10, 2019

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Nuggets - Week Ending August 10, 2019

Auto News Nuggets: ZF Says Real Autonomous Ain't So Easy; GM Still Believes In EV; Tesla Trouble; Dodge Horsepower Crook-Magnet; No Cars In Jakarta; 6.6-liter Duramax Harmed By Thin American Diesel Fuel; MyFord MyLincon Entertainment System Lawsuit; GM Ignition Lawsuit; Ford Recalls; Ford Leads Horsepower War; Congrats ... Continue reading

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Fifty Years Later - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved!

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Fifty Years Later - Review By Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved!

I was in the audience on that day back in January when the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in the award-winning movie “Bullitt” drove onto Ford stage at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Molly McQueen, a third-generation member of the McQueen family, ... Continue reading

2020 Infiniti QX60 Earns IIHS Safety Award

2020 Infiniti QX60 Earns IIHS Safety Award

Improved headlight performance helps the 2019-20 Infiniti QX60 earn a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The midsize luxury SUV earns the award when equipped with specific, acceptable-rated headlights. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback XSE Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

For 2019, Toyota has added the Corolla Hatchback to its short list of completely revamped products based on the new TNGA global architecture program. This moves insures that the newest addition to the Corolla family offers the latest advances in platform strength, crash safety and packaging convenience. ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

New Car Review: 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Rabbit Edition Review By John Heilig - It's E15 Approved

When it comes to automobiles, I am schizophrenic. My demographic group and my hair color lead me to large, comfortable American sedans. However, I was weaned on small British sports cars and the thrill of driving a fun small car is still in my blood. AGE By John Heilig Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Mid-Atlantic Bureau ... Continue reading

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate Review By John Heilig

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate Review By John Heilig

Overall, the Hyundai Santa Fe has all the practicality and utility required of an SUV, coupled with very good fuel economy and a luxury sedan nearly silent ride. ... Continue reading

WAJ Test Days In Carmel Valley CA - Tough Duty But Someone Has To Do It

WAJ Test Days In Carmel Valley CA - Tough Duty But Someone Has To Do It

WAJ-the Western Automotive Journalists group has a great tradition of holding excellent events at least once a year and 2019 was no exception. Instead of hurtling around aimlessly at a nearby track and wrecking tires on cars belonging to someone else-namely the manufacturers- this year the event was a more civilized af ... Continue reading

China's Car Buyers Pull Plug On EV Sales

China's Car Buyers Pull Plug On EV Sales

Excerpt from and Automotive News Chins August 8, 2019 titled: China's soft market turns brutal for domestic brands By YANG JIAN orm Most domestic Chinese carmakers, spurred by generous government subsidies, have allocated much of their resources on launching electrified vehicles in the past few years. It has turned out ... Continue reading

Jeep Gladiator Launch at the Aircraft Carrier Hornet - 2020 Preview by Jon Rosner +VIDEO

Jeep Gladiator Launch at the Aircraft Carrier Hornet - 2020 Preview by Jon Rosner +VIDEO

Special Feature from Jon Rosner - The choice of location for the presentation of the Jeep Gladiator was nothing short of brilliant. The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splash Down by the USS Hornet, an American icon. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota 86 GT Review by David Colman

2018 Toyota 86 GT Review by David Colman

The deal of the 21st century for dedicated sports car drivers. By David Colman Special Correspondent to The Auto Channel A couple of years back, Toyota eliminated their youth-oriented Scion model line, folding a few holdover products into the main Toyota catalog. ... Continue reading

2019 Nissan Altima SV Review By John Heilig

2019 Nissan Altima SV Review By John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Nissan Altima SV ENGINE: 2.5-liter DOHC I-4 TRANSMISSION: Xtronic CVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 188 hp @ 6,000 rpm/180 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm WHEELBASE: 111.0 in. ... Continue reading

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

If you’ve followed pickup truck news in the last couple years you know there has been lots of discussion on body materials. The new 2019 Ram has a new frame that features 98 percent high-strength steel. The body is steel, and to improve light-weighting and fuel efficiency, the new Ram has an aluminum hood and tailgat ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4x4 Dbl Cab by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4x4 Dbl Cab by David Colman - It's E15 Approved +VIDEO

You won't find much new at Tacoma headquarters this year unless you happen to be an off- road enthusiast. But if you find the notion of plunging into the scenery appealing, then you'll be ecstatic to discover what Toyota has done to upgrade their sportiest version of the compact Tacoma pickup. ... Continue reading

2019 Volvo V60 T6 AWD Momentum Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2019 Volvo V60 T6 AWD Momentum Review by David Colman +VIDEO

A finely crafted alternative to the glut of SUVs on the market. If you're interested in buying a station wagon, a Volvo specialty since 1962, you've come to the right place. ... Continue reading

2020 Subaru Outback First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Subaru Outback First Drive Review By Larry Nutson

On the road with this 182-HP Outback acceleration and overall performance is very good. I really liked the calibration of the CVT automatic which also has an 8-speed manual mode controlled with shift paddles. There’s low engine noise, unlike many other CVT-equipped vehicles. . ... Continue reading

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