User login

Home | Feed aggregator | Sources

The Top Zones

www.thetopzones.co.uk - aggregated feeds in category Cars
Updated: 17 hours 2 min ago

Auto Blog News Feed: Automakers' March was like a lion, including 45 percent Jeep sales spike

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 23:10

Filed under: ,

Major automakers on Tuesday reported higher new vehicles sales for March on the back of a strong U.S. economy and big consumer discounts, sending shares in Detroit's automakers up.

Continue reading Automakers' March was like a lion, including 45 percent Jeep sales spike

Automakers' March was like a lion, including 45 percent Jeep sales spike originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: U.S. states and cities tell EPA to leave fuel-economy standards alone

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:40

Filed under: ,

Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency standards against a rollback proposed this week by Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Continue reading U.S. states and cities tell EPA to leave fuel-economy standards alone

U.S. states and cities tell EPA to leave fuel-economy standards alone originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Woman executive of South Korea's Hyundai Motor resigns amid #MeToo wave

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:40

Filed under: ,,

SEOUL — A female executive of South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor has resigned after being accused of pressuring female subordinates to pour drinks for, and dance with, senior male members of staff, the Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

Continue reading Woman executive of South Korea's Hyundai Motor resigns amid #MeToo wave

Woman executive of South Korea's Hyundai Motor resigns amid #MeToo wave originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: These were the best-selling vehicles of March, 2018

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:15

Filed under: ,,

As usual, the Ford F-Series pickup truck was the best-selling vehicle in America in March 2018. The Chevy Silverado followed, but there's a big surprise in third place.

Continue reading These were the best-selling vehicles of March, 2018

These were the best-selling vehicles of March, 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: It's the beginning of the end for the Top Gear test track

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:55

Filed under: ,,,

The last episode of the latest BBC Top Gear season was just shown in the UK. If that makes you sad, there's another reason to feel wistful: as has been reported for over a decade now, the Dunsfold Aerodrome runway and Top Gear test tack will eventually be replaced by housing. Last week the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government personally greenlit the project.

Continue reading It's the beginning of the end for the Top Gear test track

It's the beginning of the end for the Top Gear test track originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 14:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 First Drive Review: The incredible hulk

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:15

Filed under: ,,,,,,

Between the rampant exotics and the lurking classics, it takes some seriously special sheetmetal to stand out in car-clogged Malibu. But this triumphantly conspicuous ride is John Hennessey's stab at the already imposing Ford F-150 Raptor, a wicked transmogrification of the offroad-effective 4x4 into an over-the-top six-wheeled, three-axle'd behemoth. And here I am, trying to keep this hulking steed centered in its lane on the gently winding Kanan Dume Road, when a carload of teenagers fills my

Continue reading Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 First Drive Review: The incredible hulk

Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 First Drive Review: The incredible hulk originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Express News Feed: Citroen C1 updated for 2018 with new tech and refreshed engine

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:26
News 3 Apr, 2018

Citroen's city car gets the same engine updates as the new Toyota Aygo, plus a handful of new driver assists

Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:15

Filed under: ,,,,

Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the other two could pave the way for the release of Level 4 to 5 autonomous vehicles. See, the second type of permit it can dole out will allow automakers to test fully d

Continue reading California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Ford releases teaser video of 2019 Focus

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:55

Filed under: ,,,

For the past few months, we have seen brightly camouflaged Ford Focus test mules. The light disguise has shown us that the car has been reaching readiness for quite a while now, and the official release date is now just a week away. This short teaser video released by Ford Europe's YouTube channel gives us a look at the details of the upcoming new generation Focus.

Continue reading Ford releases teaser video of 2019 Focus

Ford releases teaser video of 2019 Focus originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Special Edition is the Johnny Cash of SUVs

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:01

Filed under: ,,

The Chevrolet Tahoe is the latest arrow in the Bowtie brand's quiver to be unsheathed in Midnight trim. As with all of Chevy's Midnight models, this Tahoe is fully blacked out. And, since it's based on the Custom trim, which comes without a third row of seats, the Tahoe Midnight is a five-seater. Cargo space behind the second row is listed at 54 cubic feet, with a maximum of 112 cubes with all the seats folded flat.

Continue reading Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Special Edition is the Johnny Cash of SUVs

Chevy Tahoe Custom Midnight Special Edition is the Johnny Cash of SUVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla Model 3 production reportedly falls short of target

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:00

Filed under: ,,,,,,,

Tesla will reportedly fall short of its 2,500-per-week target for production of the crucial Model 3 sedan when it reports its numbers this week, but the news isn't entirely bad.

Continue reading Tesla Model 3 production reportedly falls short of target

Tesla Model 3 production reportedly falls short of target originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 20:20

Filed under: ,,,,,

Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

Continue reading Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures

Lincoln Aviator returns, VW ponders pickups, and Subaru Forester endures originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 19:20

Filed under: ,

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.

Continue reading EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla Model 3 Autopilot: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:20

Filed under: ,,,,,,,

Autopilot is essentially the combination of two driver assist systems. The first Tesla calls "Traffic-Aware Cruise Control," which is mostly indistinguishable from other adaptive cruise control systems. The second is Autosteer. The hardware is robust: forward radar, eight cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors can detect vehicles all around it. It can see cars the driver can't, including, at times, two vehicles ahead.

Continue reading Tesla Model 3 Autopilot: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Tesla Model 3 Autopilot: The good, the bad, and the ugly originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review | The very sharp tip of the EV spear

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:15

Filed under: ,,,,,,,,

When the Tesla Model 3 appeared in production form last summer, the hype was already at a fever pitch after months — years, even — of anticipation. With hundreds of thousands of reservations already on the books, it appeared this could be the car that transforms Tesla from a startup to a true competitor. Then, crickets, for most customers anyway. Production delays have left customers frustrated and analysts speculative about the company's future. With that in mind, we found an owner

Continue reading Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review | The very sharp tip of the EV spear

Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review | The very sharp tip of the EV spear originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Porsche 911 GT3 gets no turbos or hybrid, at least for now

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:15

Filed under: ,,,,

Andreas Preuninger, the head of Porsche's GT division, owns a 2012 Ram 1500 long-box. He mostly uses it to haul his motorcycles. It apparently won't fit in his parking spot at work. It's a far cry from the lightweight, track-focused 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS that was revealed this month at the Geneva Motor Show, though both vehicles were built for a specific purpose.

Continue reading Porsche 911 GT3 gets no turbos or hybrid, at least for now

Porsche 911 GT3 gets no turbos or hybrid, at least for now originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: 2019 Kia Sorento SX-L V6 Quick Spin: A handsome refresh

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:45

Filed under: ,

I may have driven from Crested Butte, Colo., back to Portland in a Kia Stinger, but that's not how I got to the snow-encrusted mountain town wedged deep in the middle of the Rockies. Nope, I got there the "quick" way via Dog Friendly Airlines, a two-hour stop in San Francisco, a landing at Montrose airport and a two-hour drive in the 2019 Kia Sorento. That, plus a brief jaunt around Crested Butte would be the extent of my seat time in the revised-for-2019 family crossover, but it was enough to s

Continue reading 2019 Kia Sorento SX-L V6 Quick Spin: A handsome refresh

2019 Kia Sorento SX-L V6 Quick Spin: A handsome refresh originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Mustang pierces the Colorado Rockies on I-70 at 150 mph

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:30

Filed under: ,,,

A few days ago we told you about the driver of a Dodge Hellcat who got busted after hitting 160 mph in Indiana. Such excessive speeders sometimes get caught, sometimes get killed. And sometimes ... they get away. In today's take-it-to-the-track news, Colorado troopers spotted a Mustang doing 140 mph at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning on I-70 around Glenwood Springs.

Continue reading Mustang pierces the Colorado Rockies on I-70 at 150 mph

Mustang pierces the Colorado Rockies on I-70 at 150 mph originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: McLaren 570S Spider gets new lightweight track pack for $24,000

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:40

Filed under: ,,,,

The McLaren 570S Spider is one of the most versatile sports cars around. It's fast, comfortable and practical, but it's slightly less capable from the factory than its fixed-roof brethren. McLaren is changing that with a new lightweight track pack. It's similar to the one on the 570S Coupe and shaves nearly 73 pounds from the car. That said, at more than $24,000, it's not exactly the cheapest way to go on a diet.

Continue reading McLaren 570S Spider gets new lightweight track pack for $24,000

McLaren 570S Spider gets new lightweight track pack for $24,000 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones

Auto Blog News Feed: Lexus GS production and sales halted in Europe

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 14:57

Filed under: ,,,,,

We last wrote about the Lexus GS one year ago to editorialize about the rumored death of the luxury brand's sports sedan. Now, Dutch outlet AutoRAI claims to have gotten confirmation from Lexus Europe that the automaker stopped taking orders for the GS in March, and will cease production of the Euro-spec model in April. In keeping with last year's speculation, AutoRAI reports the next-generation, front-wheel-drive ES will fill the role of the rear-wheel-drive GS there.

Continue reading Lexus GS production and sales halted in Europe

Lexus GS production and sales halted in Europe originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Categories: The Top Zones