Auto groups repeat call for government help on chip shortage at multi-industry forum

Executives from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association are speaking at the conference, which is being held by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security to address policy objectives and concerns over President Joe Biden’s executive order on supply chains. Read more here:: Automotive News

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV vs. Tesla Model X, Rivian R1S Specs Comparison

If you want a big, practical EV SUV with a range of around 300 miles, you go for the Tesla Model X, right? Well, perhaps not anymore. There is a new contender with an old name entering the ring, and it’s the new GMC Hummer. The GMC Hummer EV SUV is, as you might have …

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV vs. 2022 Hummer Pickup: Off-Road Capability Comparison

As easy as it would have been for GMC to crank out a new SUV version of its Hummer EV Pickup with identical dimensions and a sealed cargo area stuffed with seats and carpeting, that’s not the case. What the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV loses in ultimate utility to its bed-baring 2022 GMC Hummer …

Military Vehicles Prepare to Invade the 2021 Mint 400 Off-Road Race

There’s a new competition class in the works for the 2021 Mint 400 off-road desert race, and it’s dedicated exclusively to military vehicles. The class will allow manufacturers and owners of historic and modern mil-spec vehicles to race against one another—a uniquely unusual type of convoy for combat-ready vehicles. This news comes on the heels …

How Fast Was Tiger Woods Driving Before His Crash?

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department held a news conference today with updates on star golfer Tiger Woods’ single-vehicle crash on February 23 and revealed his Genesis GV80 SUV hit a top speed of 87 mph during the incident. The department blamed pedal misapplication (pressing the gas instead of the brake in a moment of panic), …

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross First Drive: Improved but not Better Than the Competition

Mitsubishi is picking up speed. Not dramatically—think a brisk walk compared to its prior shamble—but the Japanese automaker is on a bit of a roll with its new products. We were duly impressed with the all-new, ground-up redesign of the 2022 Outlander, a three-row SUV that bodes well for the company’s direction. Conversely, the Outlander …

Oversteer Explorer: Ford’s 3-Row SUV Adds RWD Enthusiast ST and Platinum Trims

The gatekeepers at the Ford Motor Company have graciously decided to lower the barrier of entry to performance-oriented 2021 Explorer ST with a new model. Dubbed the Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST, the trim delivers the same underhood goods as the regular ST in a cheaper, rear-drive package. (The regular ST has AWD standard.) It sounds …

2021 Volvo V90 R-Design First Test: This Swede Indulges Our Big Wagon Love

As unabashed station wagon fans, we were pleased to learn that the Volvo V90 has proved to be more popular than Volvo anticipated. When Volvo introduced the V90 for the 2018 model year, it intended it as a special-order item, anticipating that North American buyers would prefer the plastic-clad Cross Country version or the big …

A Modern Chevy Silverado 454 SS? Here’s What It Would Look Like

We love the classic Chevrolet 454 SS, but even the staunchest fans will admit that the other muscle trucks of the day—Ford’s F-150 Lightning, the smaller but wilder GMC Syclone—had it beat on actual muscle. Sure, biggest engine in the lightest body style is a time-honored formula, but the torquey 454 truck motor wasn’t as …

2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK First Test: Sharp Numbers, Sharper Experience

Perked up yet, Porsche purists? It’s another game of PDK versus manual, with the former now offered in the 2021 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder for the first time. Pick one, pick both—you’re a winner either way. But how much of a winner are you? Let’s run down just how much quicker the …

The Cyberlandr Is the Tesla Cybertruck’s Funky-Rad In-Bed Camper

Hate it or love it, the controversial Tesla Cybertruck will begin production later this year, and Tesla is currently taking reservations that require a $100 down payment. (That is, Tesla’s says the Cybertruck is coming—but maybe don’t hold it to 2021—what with the company’s history of missing big new model introduction timelines.) Either way, the …