Tag Archives: Auto

Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag, brake problems

Toyota is recalling about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019. (Toyota) Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups worldwide to fix air bag and brake problems. The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019. Toyota says a seat belt tension sensor can malfunction and ...

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NASCAR announces big rule changes for 2019

NASCAR is reducing power and increasing downforce for 2019 in an effort to create closer racing. After the Daytona 500, the series will eliminate the restrictor plates that have been used at Daytona and Talladega since 1987 to regulate top speed and switch to a tapered spacer on the intake system that will be employed at all oval tracks over ...

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New 'Ford' sports car

If you ever wanted a Ford-powered answer to the Dodge Viper or Chevy Corvette, TVR may have the car for you. The British brand is being rebooted after a decade-long hiatus, and its latest model is a high tech two-seat coupe powered by the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 from a Ford Mustang. Related Image Expand / Collapse The Griffith sports a ...

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Most dangerous pickup is..?

The Toyota Tacoma double cab received the highest scores in the latest round of small pickup crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Related Image Expand / Collapse Of the eight pickups tested, four earned Good ratings, but none qualified for the organization’s Top Safety Pick awards due to underperforming headlamps and their lack of automatic emergency ...

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Jaguar's new electric car?

But can electric motors purr? Jaguar has announced plans to electrify all of its cars by 2020. The British automaker is set to introduce its first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, next year, and says that all of the models that follow it will be either battery-powered or hybrid. The latter includes mild hybrids, however, which could turn out to be ...

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Submerged car a mystery

Police in Michigan are trying to figure out how an old Buick with human remains inside ended up at the bottom of a pond, and how long it’s been there. The 1973 Buick Electra 225 was discovered tuesday in a man-made pond next to a highway in Buena Vista Township by divers contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation to ...

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Revolutionary new wheels

Continental has showcased a prototype for a way to boost the braking efficiency of electric cars. Dubbed the “New Wheel Concept,” Continental engineered the system to help maximize regenerative braking and create an easier-to-maintain braking system. Related Image Expand / Collapse The concept uses an inner carrier, brake rotor, and wheel made of aluminum, to keep weight down. The system ...

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