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PostHeaderIcon Take That, Europe! Volkswagen Says The Jetta Isn’t Crossing the Atlantic

The all-new Volkswagen Jetta made a big impression at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. It has an all-new design, improved interior space, better fuel efficiency, and packs its fair share of tech and safety features. The new Jetta is expected to spearhead VW’s presence in the U.S., but don’t expect the same treatment over in Europe because the sedan isn’t headed there.


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“Volkswagen didn’t give a clear reason about its decision to keep the new Jetta away from Europe, but if you’re paying close attention, the answer to that reason is sitting right in front of you”

If you’re surprised by this development, don’t be. Volkswagen didn’t give a clear reason about its decision to keep the new Jetta away from Europe, but if you’re paying close attention, the answer to that reason is sitting right in front of you. It has everything to do with the Jetta itself, specifically its physical characteristics.

We know now that the Jetta is longer, wider, and taller than the model its replacing. In other words, it’s a much larger model that measures a little too close to the European-spec Volkswagen Passat sedan. If Volkswagen brings the Jetta to Europe, there’s a possibility that both models could cannibalize sales from each other. That may not be a big deal if sedans are selling like hot pancakes in that region, but the opposite actually rings true.

Sales of sedans are falling all over Europe. As such, it won’t make sense for Volkswagen to bring the new and bigger Jetta to that market and turn it into a competitor to one of its own models. Fortunately, the new Jetta is headed to China where it will carry the name “Sagitar.”


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“The U.S. is the sedan’s biggest and most important market”

If you’re also wondering why Volkswagen chose the Detroit Auto Show as the place to launch the all-new Jetta, there’s your answer. The U.S. is the sedan’s biggest and most important market. In the course of its life, more than 3.2 million units of the Jetta have been sold in this market alone.

Those numbers, combined with the potential of the all-new model, should once again make the Jetta one of the more sought-after compact premium sedans in the U.S. The model goes on sale in the second quarter of 2018. Four trim levels — S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium — will be offered, with prices starting at $18,545.

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PostHeaderIcon The Future of the BMW i8 is Still in Limbo

The BMW i8 is still making a good case as a desirable model. The debut of the facelifted i8 in Detroit comes a month after the i8 Roadster showed up in Los Angeles. But just because the electric sports coupé remains relevant today, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be around in the not-so-distant future. There are ongoing discussions in Bavaria over the fate of the i8, and there’s growing sentiment that the coupé will end up becoming a one-generation wonder.


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“At this point, BMW has yet to make a concrete decision on the i8’s fate, as well as that of the i3.”

At this point, BMW has yet to make a concrete decision on the i8’s fate, as well as that of the i3. According to Autocar, BMW believes that both models have served their purpose in this world. In the case of the i3, it was to show that the company can develop an electric car. The i8 has also achieved its purpose, which was for BMW to showcase its abilities in marrying performance and electrification into one package. The i3 and i8 both succeeded in their respective objectives, leaving Bimmer execs to ponder what the future holds for both models.

“We’re still deciding [about] the i8,” BMW i boss Robert Irlinger told the publication. “We see a market for new kinds of sports cars. Whatever it’s called, or if it’s a new kind of sports car, is still in discussion.”

There is the possibility that the i8 becomes a long-standing model for BMW. On the other hand, it’s equally plausible that the electric coupé becomes a legacy model in the vein of the BMW M1.


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“Sales of the electric hatchback have tapered off in recent years, culminating in a less-than-stellar 2017 sales year when only 6,276 units of the i3 were sold in the U.S.”

It’s the same story with the i3, though, one that will be determined more by how popular it remains in the coming years. Sales of the electric hatchback have tapered off in recent years, culminating in a less-than-stellar 2017 sales year when only 6,276 units of the i3 were sold in the U.S. That’s a significant drop from the 7,625 i3 units BMW sold the year before.

If that trend continues, the i3 could be living on borrowed time, where it could join the i8 in BMW’s retirement facility.

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PostHeaderIcon New Toyota And Lexus Vehicles To Get Amazon Alexa; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Still No Go

These days, having the right infotainment and onboard technology is critical to new car sales, as evidenced by the huge number of automakers present at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. The latest comes from Toyota and Lexus, which just announced it would equip “select” models with advanced feature control courtesy of Amazon Alexa.

For those of you who may be unaware, Amazon Alexa is the online retain giant’s personal digital assistant. First used in the Amazon Echo, Alexa is able to provide a host of services via voice command, including music playback, the creation of to-do lists, alarm setting, real-time traffic status, and news. If properly integrated with devices and systems at home, Alexa can also perform other tasks, such as adjusting the temperature settings for the heater and A/C.

In total, Amazon Alexa can connect to “thousands” of things for added digital convenience. As for in-car features, Alexa can handle all the basics, such as remote door lock and unlock, as well as remote engine start and basic smartphone operation.

Starting this year, Amazon Alexa will be included with new Toyota vehicles equipped with the Entune 3.0 App Suite, as well as new Lexus vehicles equipped with the Enform App Suite 2.0. Toyota says the lineup of Alexa-equipped models will expand in 2019.

Meanwhile, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still not included in Toyota’s lineup, which is a bit of a head-scratcher considering the platforms are two of the most popular smartphone support systems for modern passenger cars today. It’s great that Toyota and Lexus are stepping up their connectivity game, but with competitors flocking to Android and Apple, we can’t help but wonder how far Alexa will actually carry the brand in terms of winning over consumers.

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PostHeaderIcon Spray and Pray: Hagens Berman Representing Truck Owners that Say Ford Cheated on Emissions Too

Volkswagen may soon have more company in the ranks of accused cheaters now that Ford is being accused of doing the same thing. The Blue Oval finds itself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit that’s accusing the automaker of rigging at least 500,000 heavy-duty pickups to beat emissions tests. The lawsuit claims that models of Ford’s F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel pickups sold between 2011 and 2017 are releasing emissions that are 50 times the legal limit for nitrogen oxide pollutants.


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“The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit by law firm Hagens Berman”

The lawsuit, which was first reported by Bloomberg, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit by law firm Hagens Berman. Interestingly enough, Hagens Berman is the same law firm that accused Daimler and Audi of similar cheating devices in 2016. Steve Bermann, a managing partner in the law firm, claims that Ford’s own onboard diagnostic software “grossly exceeds the standard.” In addition to Ford, Hagens Berman also named Robert Bosch GmbH — better known simply as Bosch — in the lawsuit, accusing the German parts supplier of working with Ford to mask the vehicles’ inefficiencies in order to maintain overall performance.

To no one’s surprise, Ford and Bosch have vehemently denied the allegations lobbied against them by the law firm. Ford spokesman Daniel Barbosa responded to the suit, saying that all Ford vehicles, including models running on diesel engines, “comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations.”

“Ford vehicles do not have defeat devices,” Barbosa added in a statement to Bloomberg. “We will defend ourselves against these baseless claims.”


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“The law firm claims to have represented drivers against a list of automakers that include Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Daimler, and Audi.”

For its part, Bosch also released a statement through spokesman Rene Ziegler. “Bosch takes the allegations of manipulation of the diesel software very seriously,” Ziegler said. “Bosch is cooperating with the continuing investigations in various jurisdictions, and is defending its interests in the litigation.”

It is interesting that Hagens Berman finds itself in the middle of another lawsuit against an automaker. The law firm claims to have represented drivers against a list of automakers that include Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Daimler, and Audi.

As serious as these allegations are, it is curious that Hagens Berman is always the one that aggrieved drivers turn to for their gripes. Either the firm is as good as it says it is, or this tactic of accusing one automaker after another of cheating has become a go-to trick to get payouts. Hopefully, we’ll find out more details about the lawsuit as they become available.

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PostHeaderIcon BMW Shows Off Its Updated 2 Series Tourer And Gran Tourer

BMW is giving its MPV duo, the 2 Series Tourer and Gran Tourer, the traditional mid-life refresh, adding in a few select tweaks to the exterior styling and features, as well as new tech in the cabin and small improvements to the powertrain. The people movers won’t see sales here in the U.S., but will continue in the U.K., Germany, and China as soon as March of this year.

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For those of you who may be unaware, the BMW 2 Series isn’t relegated to the coupe and convertible we get here in the states. Across the pond, Bimmer also sells the nameplate in Active Tourer guise with a five-seater MPV, or alternatively, as the longer-wheelbase 2 Series Gran Tourer packing a seven-seater interior. The duo are framed as a combination of expanded interior space and practicality, plus a good deal of comfort and engaging driving qualities to boot. BMW made the move to the MPV segment in 2014 as a means to combat the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, and so far, it’s been doing pretty well, selling some 380,000 units as of the end of 2017.

Now, the Bavarians are divulging details on refreshed models that offer updates on par with Bimmer’s traditional mid-cycle refresh.


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“Outside, we find headlight housings that are chunky and solid looking, and come equipped with optional adaptive LED lighting elements.”

Outside, we find headlight housings that are chunky and solid looking, and come equipped with optional adaptive LED lighting elements, plus an adaptive “dazzle free” feature. There’s also LED elements in the horizontal fog lights, as well. The nose of the two models uses a tweaked front air dam and rear apron, while the sporty M models are more aggressive thanks to pronounced creases that lend the whole thing a much meaner expression. Higher up, the usual kidney grille intakes are now larger, while in the rear, the twin tailpipes get a larger diameter, once again adding a little extra spice to the whole package (yes, we know these MPVs aren’t exactly tire-shredding track monsters, but they aren’t total snore-fests when it comes to the styling deparment, either).

The body panels are now offered in two new paint options, including Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange. In the corners, buyers can choose between six new and different styles for the wheels, with sizing between 17 and 19 inches in diameter. These are mostly composed of complicated multi-spoke designs, with the simplest of the bunch being a split five-spoke look applied to the 766 M option.

Moving inside the cabin, there’s a new instrument display located behind the steering wheel, offering a simplified two-gauge layout that shows road speed on the left and engine rpm on the right. Complementing the gauges is a new shifter in the center console. The sitters get new covers focused on enhancing comfort, plus there’s Sensatec and cloth upholstery in two different color schemes. If you’re feeling saucy, you can also get yours in attractive mocha leather.

BMW ConnectedDrive is once again included, and arrives with updated features. Adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist lead the list of optional driver tech, while further options include a navigation system with a central screen measured between 6.5-inches and 8.8-inches. Voice control is tossed in as well.


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“Meanwhile, under the hood, the powerplant options get minor updates focused primarily on enhancing efficiency. However, in addition to a 5-percent fuel mileage increase, there's a few extra ponies and pound-feet for motivation as well.”

Meanwhile, under the hood, the powerplant options get minor updates focused primarily on enhancing efficiency. However, in addition to a 5-percent fuel mileage increase, there’s a few extra ponies and pound-feet for motivation as well. The drive type will once again continue to be FWD. Both diesel and gas options head the list, while updates include tweaks to the crankshaft, heat management systems, valve train, and turbocharger, all in the name of increasing efficiency. Power levels range between 109 horsepower and 231 horsepower for the Active Tourer, while the Gran Tourer ranges between 109 horsepower to 192 horsepower. There’s also a plug-in hybrid offering 28 miles of all-electric range and 224 horsepower.

Finally, there are two automatic transmission options, including either a seven-speed or an eight-speed. There’s also a six-speed manual on the table, depending on your trim of choice.


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All told, the MPVs sell quite well in Germany, the U.K., and China, but won’t see dealers in the U.S. However, interested buyers overseas will have a shot at one as soon as March of this year. Pricing is expected to slot in at around 26,000 pounds in the U.K., or $35,114 at current exchange rates (1/10/2018).

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PostHeaderIcon Update: Toyota and Mazda To Build $1.6B Plant in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota just announced that Huntsville, Alabama, has been selected as the location for a new auto manufacturing plant. The two Japanese companies are pooling their resources to build the facility, investing some $1.6 billion with the aim of producing 300,000 units annually.

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“The joint-venture manufacturing plant will split its 300,000-unit annual capacity evenly between Mazda and Toyota models. Toyota will produce the Corolla, while Mazda will produce an as-of-yet unannounced crossover.”

Back in August, Toyota and Mazda announced a partnership to co-develop electric vehicle technology for consumer cars. Now, the two Japanese automakers are once again joining forces, this time to bolster their production power. The joint-venture manufacturing plant will represent investments totaling $1.6 billion split evenly between Mazda and Toyota, with the 300,000-unit annual capacity also split evenly between Mazda and Toyota models. Toyota will produce the Corolla, while Mazda will produce an as-of-yet unannounced crossover.

Mazda President and CEO Masamichi Kogai, as well as Toyota President Akio Toyoda, announced the news today alongside Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

“With this announcement, our world changes overnight,” said Mayor Battle. “Mazda and Toyota, two of the world’s most innovative automakers, have created a legacy project that will provide jobs for decades to come for Huntsville and Alabama.

This will be the eleventh manufacturing facility Toyota owns in the U.S., arriving as a continuation of the company’s goals to invest $10 billion in U.S. manufacturing over the next five years. Toyota’s facilities are spread across 10 U.S. states, including Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana. The southern U.S. states are seen as particularly favorable for automakers, as they generally provide a solid transportation infrastructure, anti-union policies, and less regulation. Daimler and Honda also operate plants in Alabama.

No doubt, this announcement will prompt a victory tweet or two from Donald Trump, and lend credence to the the President’s campaign promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

The new plant will open in 2021.

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PostHeaderIcon Looking Abroad: Norway Sees Electric Vehicles Overtaking Gas-Powered Vehicles

Norway is known for the Fjords, Scandinavian architecture, and the Northern Lights. Now it can also lay claim to the title of being the most prominent country in the world for electric and hybrid cars. According to data retrieved by the Norwegian Road Federation, hybrids and pure electric cars accounted for 52 percent of all new car sales in 2017, an increase of 12 percent from its 40-percent share in 2016.


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“Sales of pure electric cars like the Tesla Model X also increased to 21 percent in 2017, a nice increase from 16 percent the year before.”

It’s not surprising to see hybrids and electric cars getting embraced by Norwegian motorists. The Norwegian government has been proactive in championing electric cars compared to their gas-powered counterparts. It’s even taken steps to make it easier for citizens to own EVs, including exempting the cars from taxes and road tolls and providing free parking and charging to EV owners.

These incentives have helped turn Norway into the runaway leader in the national share of electric cars. “No one else is close,” OFC chief Oeyvind Solberg Thorsen told Reuters. “For the first time, we have a fossil fuel market share below 50 percent.”

Even if you take hybrids out of the question, Norway’s electric car sales rose to an impressive 39 percent, an increase of 10 percent from where it stood in 2016 and well ahead of second-place Netherlands, which saw a 6.4-percent increase in electric car sales. Likewise, sales of pure electric cars like the Tesla Model X also increased to 21 percent in 2017, a nice increase from 16 percent the year before. Given the country’s goal of reducing sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2025, expect Norway to continue leading the world in national shares of electric cars.

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PostHeaderIcon Roller Skates and Movies: Tesla Supercharger Locations Could End Up as Drive-In Theaters

Elon Musk is thinking of building a retro drive-in restaurant and theater at a new Tesla Supercharger in Los Angeles. It’s the latest in a series of “ideas” that Musk has proposed in recent years. While it’s not exactly as bold as inhabiting Mars or sending a Tesla Roadster to space, it does come at a time when Tesla is pushing to have more amenities at its Supercharger stations.




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“It follows the same “super gas station” concept that now includes restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and, in some cases, actual retail stores”

Musk’s plan to turn Tesla’s Supercharger stations into a piece of a bigger retail establishment is a good idea. It follows the same “super gas station” concept that now includes restaurants, convenience stores, coffee shops, and, in some cases, actual retail stores. We’ve seen them along on the side of highways and freeways all over the country. We’ve even seen them in other countries too.

A Supercharger station that businesses and amenities like these could be a good thing for Tesla owners because charging their cars often take longer than filling up a traditional car with fuel. So while passing the time, they can either get a bite, do some activities, or if Musk has his way, watch a movie in a drive-by theater. The man’s even taking suggestions on Twitter, including the possibility of putting in a menu that can pop up from the Tesla’s digital display as soon as the driver enters the Supercharger station.


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“One of these stations, located in Kettleman City, already has a lounge with a cafe for owners”

There are so many possibilities that Tesla can look into in this sphere. To its credit, it has already started expanding some of its Supercharger stations to include these amenities. One of these stations, located in Kettleman City, already has a lounge with a cafe for owners. There are also plans to reserve a section of the area to allow food trucks to come into the station.

This is one of those plans by Musk that I’m fully onboard with. I wouldn’t even be against adding a car wash service at these Supercharger stations, something that Tesla was actually working on. In the end, the more variety these stations have is going to better in improving customer experience in these charging stations.

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PostHeaderIcon China Wants Half Of All New Cars To Come With AI By 2020

Chinese state planners have announced that the nation aims to have half of its new cars equipped with artificial intelligence by the year 2020. The announcement comes amid China’s plans to ramp up connected car and AI technology over the next decade.

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“China is looking to grow its artificial technology industries massively in the next decade, with smart cars playing a major role in that growth”

As the world probes the new and exciting possibilities granted by rapidly accelerating technological advances, some countries are taking the initiative and actively pursuing the integration of these technologies directly into society at large. China seems to be one of the most active in this area, recently announcing its plans to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into at least half of all new cars in the next two years. In addition to adding AI to cars, China’s plans also include a massive wireless data network spread across the majority of the nation’s roads (upwards of 90 percent), thus enabling a more widespread utilization of connected vehicle technology.

China is looking to grow its artificial technology industries massively in the next decade, with smart cars playing a major role in that growth. The plan is to become a leader in artificial intelligence by the year 2025, as well as establish a reputation for producing smart cars by 2035.


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“AI and smart cars are particularly well-suited for a country China, which boasts a considerable number of ultra-dense “Mega Cities” within its borders.”

AI and smart cars are particularly well-suited for a country China, which boasts a considerable number of ultra-dense “Mega Cities” within its borders. With so many people packed into such a small area, plus growing demand for personal transport, technologies like AI and smart cars become almost a necessity.

Obviously, AI is well-suited for autonomous drive systems, allowing cars to “learn” as they drive, creating an archive of information on driving conditions, driving techniques, maps, and possible scenarios to anticipate in the future. The data can then be used to compile a self-driving car program (software) worthy of taking the wheel full-time.

Furthermore, AI-equipped cars are potentially safer, more efficient, and even more entertaining. With predicative AI, a car will be able to anticipate dangerous scenarios, either reducing the impact of a collision or avoiding it all together. Connected cars will also be able to wirelessly “communicate” with one another, sending warnings downstream about poor road conditions, congestion, and more. Plus, if a car is driving itself, that affords more time for the humans in the cockpit to do… well, whatever they want.


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“AI-equipped cars are potentially safer, more efficient, and even more entertaining. However, like all things, there are some drawbacks to an AI car.”

However, like all things, there are some drawbacks to an AI car. First off, adding new algorithms and equipment can get expensive, especially when you start talking about bolting in the components needed for full autonomy, such as lidar, radar, camera systems, and the like. What’s more, the integration of non-AI cars (that is, cars driven by humans) with fleets of AI cars can get messy, with tons of new and changing variables putting immense pressure on both the machines and the humans, possibly even reducing safety in the short term. Finally, like any connected system, AI-equipped cars can get hacked, leading to concerns of mischief and even terrorism threats.

Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of advances China can implement in such a small time frame. Two years seems like a rather ambitious goal for equipping half all new cars with AI, but who knows – maybe it’ll happen.

Don’t forget to follow TopSpeed as we delve into any and all car-related news coming from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

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PostHeaderIcon Survey: Ford Mustang, Tesla Top List Of Most Desirable Cars of Average Americans

A recent survey conducted by marketing agency Digital Third Coast and automotive products company Golden Eagle revealed the average car tastes of most Americans. The survey had some predictable results, most notably the Ford Mustang staking claim as the often-stated “dream car” among most Americans. Surprisingly, though, Tesla came in second, followed by a Jeep, a Corvette, and a Camaro.

The sample size of the survey is small – only 2,000 Americans participated – relative to the study’s topic, but it did paint a seemingly accurate picture of the car tastes of most Americans. It’s not surprising that baby boomers still long to own a Chevrolet Corvette while Gen-Xer’s are still captivated by the mystique of the Chevrolet Camaro. For their part, millennials identified Tesla as their dream cars, an understandable answer considering that they’re literally coming into adulthood at the same time as Tesla is coming into its own as a legitimate automaker.

The survey also revealed that Tesla has a foothold in the Northwest, Southwest, and Pacific as the dream car among Americans living in those regions. The Mustang is well-represented by folks in the Midwest and Southeast while those living in the Mountain regions surprisingly identified the Range Rover over any kind of Jeep as their dream cars.

Tesla continues to pop up at various times in the survey, but there is a good bit of irony in the revelation that most people who identified themselves as “not knowledgeable” about cars chose the electric car maker as their dream car. It’s likely that they identify Teslas, whether it’s the Model S, Model X, or Model 3, as the cars of the future, in large part because of the company’s status as a pioneer in electrification and autonomous driving technology. These people are less captivated by the mechanical and technical intricacies of a car as they are about the possibility of going to work while the car drives them there autonomously.

On the flip side, those who identified themselves as “car experts” chose the Mustang as their dream car. Hardly a surprise there, either.

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PostHeaderIcon Fresh Images: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Looks Like It’s Ready To Go

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s after-hours hobby when he isn’t busy making electric cars, just puts its new Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad, marking the occasion with a series of images and videos on social media. SpaceX hopes to the light the candle some time later this month.

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“The massive machine is capable of putting a 140,660-pound payload into low-Earth orbit thanks to its 27 first-stage “Merlin” engines”

Taking its position on the LC-39A launchpad at the NASA Kennedy Space Center on Merrit Island, Florida, the same complex used to launch the Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the Moon, the Falcon Heavy rocket has been all over the Internet for the past few days, much to the delight of starry-eyed space fans with dreams of exploring the great infinite beyond.

“With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff – equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power – Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” SpaceX tweeted on Tuesday. The massive machine is capable of putting a 140,660-pound payload into low-Earth orbit thanks to its 27 first-stage “Merlin” engines. In essence, the Falcon Heavy is like three Falcon 9 rockets glued together, although SpaceX probably used something more, uh, adhesive than glue. Probably space glue.


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“The rocket will be carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun before a slingshot over to Mars' orbit. David Bowie's Space Oddity will be playing during takeoff.”

SpaceX is currently leasing the LC-39A pad from NASA. For now, the plan is to launch the Falcon Heavy later in January, although delays are highly likely. The rocket will be carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun before a slingshot over to Mars’ orbit. David Bowie’s Space Oddity will be playing during takeoff.

However, before it does all that, the Falcon Heavy will undergo a series of tests to make sure all systems are working as intended.

All told, this is a very exciting time for any and all fans of space flight. The long-term goal is, of course, putting human beings on Mars, but before we get there, we suppose a drop-top Tesla will suffice.


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PostHeaderIcon States Will Use V.W. Dieselgate Settlement Funds to Cut Dependency on Diesel Fuel

Volkswagen is on the hook to pay U.S. states $2.8 billion stemming from the Dieselgate scandal involving the German automaker. With the money scheduled to arrive as early as June 2018, states are already figuring it on how they plan to spend their share of the pie. In the irony of ironies, most states plan to use their allocation from Dieselgate to help reduce diesel pollution in their borders.


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“Each state will get a different amount, ranging from $8 million to $423 million.”

The funds from the Dieselgate payout are scheduled to be distributed depending on the number of diesel Volkswagens that were sold in each state. That means that each state will get a different amount, ranging from $8 million to $423 million. Regardless of the amount their getting, a lot of U.S. states have already committed to spending most, if not all, of the funds on flushing out diesel vehicles and introducing more efficient forms of transportation within their jurisdictions.

In South Carolina, for example, the Department of Education wants to use its entire $34-million payout to replace its 5,600 diesel buses. It’s the same story in New Mexico, where a group of voters are clamoring for the state to spend its $18-million settlement on purchasing zero-emission school buses. Then there’s California, which has $423 million in settlement money headed its way. It’s the biggest chunk of the $2.8 billion settlement, and according to California Air Resources Board spokesman David Clegern, the state is already planning to spend it on existing programs that will reduce diesel emissions in neighborhoods near warehouses, industries, and seaports. Included in these programs are vouchers that will help offset costs of businesses that will buy hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses.


“Other states are also planning to spend a percentage of their payouts to subsidize the construction of public charging stations for electric vehicles”

Other states are also planning to spend a percentage of their payouts to subsidize the construction of public charging stations for electric vehicles. These charging stations come on top of Volkswagen’s separate vow to spend $2 billion of its own money to build similar charging stations and another $10 billion to buy back defective diesel-powered VWs from consumers.

With the money still on its way, there’s still the possibility that priorities could change depending on the state. But given the narrative state leaders are throwing out there, it’s likely that the money coming from Volkswagen will have a bigger effect than just replacing today’s crop of diesel vehicles with hybrid and electric cars. It’s going to create interest among state agencies to push for more clean-vehicle technologies in the future once they see the benefits of having them today.

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PostHeaderIcon Mother Nature Is Pissed And The East Coast Is Frozen

Folks living on the East Coast are enduring a three-hit combo from the weather right now, with high winds, lots of precipitation, and icy temperatures overlapping to create one helluva knockout punch. The pictures and video are dramatic, showing cars either frozen solid, or up to their bumper in water.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story

A positively massive winter storm is ravaging the entire Eastern Seaboard right now, affecting folks everywhere from Florida up to New England. CBS reports that at least 21 deaths have been attributed to the storm thus far.

The storm first hit Florida a few days ago, and is currently making its way north. Along with the heavy snow and rain, the storm is bringing hurricane-force winds with gusts over 70 mph. Some places have got as much as 18 inches of snow, with even Tallahassee and south-east Georgia getting a good amount of the white stuff.

In Brant Rock, Massachusetts, storm surges are pummeling coastal towns, with massive flooding filling the streets. In Boston, flooding combined with freezing temperatures have created an astonishing scene, with rows of parked cars stuck bumper deep in ice on the frigid streets. CNN is reporting some residents are without heat, electricity, and water.

Stay safe out there, folks.







PostHeaderIcon Need Proof it’s a Crazy World? Turkmenistan Just Banned Black Cars

Turkmenistan is a small, oil-rich country located in Central Asia. It sits north of Iran and Afghanistan and south of Uzbekistan. It also happens to have a loony president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who has just issued an order making black cars illegal in the capital city of Ashgabat. Apparently, Berdymukhammedov wants Ashgabat to be an all-white city, so if you happen to own a black car in the country, you’re going to need to repaint it or face the headache of seeing your ride get impounded.


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“If you happen to own a black car in the country, you’re going to need to repaint it or face the headache of seeing your ride get impounded”

If you think our problems here in America are bad enough, it’s nothing compared to what our friends over at Turkmenistan have been going through. Sure, banning black cars in the capital city isn’t that big of a deal with a grain of perspective thrown in, but the people over at Turkmenistan aren’t exactly flush with the kind of cash that makes life easy for them in their country.

It doesn’t help that this ban effectively compels them to have their cars repainted, an inconvenience that residents will now have to do if they hope to keep driving their cars in the city. Worse, the business of repainting cars is already seeing higher demand, allowing businesses who offer the service to shoot up the price of having cars repainted.

According to the Diplomat, one Turkmenistan resident spoke to Azatlyk, a local radio station, and said that the cost of repainting his car now sits at 7,000 manat. That converts to around $2,000. If he waits a week, the price goes up to 11,000 manat or just a little over $3,000. If he continues to use his black car, it would be impounded until he gets it repainted. None of this would be a problem if he was making money hand-over-fist, but his admitted salary of 1,000 manat ($285) wouldn’t be enough to repaint the hood of his car, let alone the entire body.


“Two years ago, the country banned the importation of black cars.”

As ridiculous as the ban sounds, it’s actually something that Berdymukhammedov has become infamous for. Two years ago, the country banned the importation of black cars. Those who did import them were obligated to send them back and import white cars instead because “white brings luck.”

This is the kind of insanity that has come to define Berdymukhammedov’s term as the country’s pseudo-king/president. Then again, this is the same man whose grand vision for Ashgabat is to cover it entirely in marble. Those loose screws left his head a long time ago.

PostHeaderIcon Shocker: Tesla Misses Model 3 Goals; Delays Production Again

Tesla is no stranger to production woes as both the original Model S and the trendy Model X experienced major delays early on, so it comes as no surprise the automaker announced the budget-friendly Model 3’s production volume won’t be ramping up to the 5,000-unit-per-week goal until the second quarter of 2018. That goal was originally set for December of 2017, but production delays sacked those plans. Despite the delays, Tesla still delivered 1,550 Model 3s in Q4 of 2017.

Continue reading for more on Tesla’s production woes.

What This Means For Model 3 Customers


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“Tesla reportedly had nearly 500,000 preorders for the Model 3, which starts at $35,000 before options”

First and foremost, many customers who have placed reservations and paid down payments will wait longer before receiving their car. Tesla reportedly had nearly 500,000 preorders for the Model 3, which starts at $35,000 before options. While deliveries are being made, the rate pales in comparison to the 5,000-unit-per-week flow Tesla originally planned.

Secondly, the delays don’t do Tesla any favors on the stock market. Its share price fell from $324.81 on Wednesday, January 3 at 10 a. m. to $308.59 by 10:30 a.m. the next day. Investors are happy to see stock prices resurge to $315.41 at the time of this writing, just the way Tesla’s stock always rebounds after production delays are announced.


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“Despite the delays, Tesla still delivered 1,550 Model 3s in Q4 of 2017.”

That’s the interesting thing about Tesla. It seems that, no matter what happens or how severe situations get, investors remain positive and stock prices retain their general upward trend. In fact, at this time last year, Tesla’s stock prices were only $226.99 per share.

The stock prices are not the only indicator of Tesla’s overall growth. The Automaker officially surpassed delivering over 100,000 vehicles globally in 2017, an increase of 33 percent over 2016, according to The Verge.

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PostHeaderIcon Bumblebee Gets Origin Story as Paramount Looks To Jolt Some Life Back to the Transformers Franchise

The Transformers movie franchise is in serious need of a spark after the last three movies bombed their way into obscurity. Paramount Pictures appears to be doing just that by taking a different approach to the next movie. No longer will we see the Autobots fight the Deceptions for what feels like the millionth time. Instead, we’re getting an origin story that takes us back to 1987. The star of the movie? None other than Bumblebee.


“The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2018, so there’s still enough time to learn more about it”

I’ll be the first to admit that I lost interest in the Transformers franchise after Dark of the Moon (third movie). I barely got through Age of Extinction (fourth movie) and didn’t even bother to watch The Last Knight (fifth movie). That’s how bad the franchise has gotten.

That said, I am mildly intrigued about Bumblebee: The Origin Story. First, it’s a different approach to what the franchise has done recently. Second, it focuses on probably the only character that fans still care about. Third, it stars Haley Steinfeld, an actress who I’m actually pretty fond of. Having John Cena in the mix also helps because he’s John Cena.


Best of all, we’re seeing Bumblebee in a completely different light. He’s not going to be dressed up as a Chevrolet Camaro; he’ll be a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. It’s a departure from what we’ve known in the movie franchise, but fans of the cartoons will appreciate it because Bumblebee was a Beetle in the cartoons.

As far as the plot goes, there’s not a lot that we know at this point. It has been reported that Steinfeld will play Charlie, a 17-year old who discovers the yellow Bug and “restores” it. There’s been no mention of Decepticon characters in the movie,
but that’s not too much of an issue at this point. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2018, so there’s still enough time to learn more about it.

The movie looks promising, that much I’m willing to admit. Let’s see if it ends up being better than expected.

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PostHeaderIcon The Kia Stinger Gives Dealers Their First Opportunity to Exploit the Markup Game

Kia has long been in the business of no-nonsense, economical cars and SUVs, but that’s changed with the 2018 Stinger. It’s the Korean automaker’s first “gotta have it” vehicle and its dealership network is apparently feeding on the frenzy. At least two pages worth of forum posts on StingerForum.org detail customer experiences of pricing markups from a few hundred dollars to an exorbitant $13,000 in one case.

Adding insult to financial injury, several forum users report dealerships aren’t very accommodating with test drives. User “Thebkguy,” said he was able to test drive a four-cylinder Stinger but was told no test drives of the Stinger GT were given unless a price was agreed upon and a credit check had been run. He eventually coerced the dealership into a test drive but turned down the purchase over a $10,000 markup. Keep in mind; the 2018 Kia Stinger GT starts at $38,350 and crests at $49,200 for the GT2 trim level. Thankfully, not all Kia dealerships are being so overtly greedy, according to other forum users. Most seem to add between $1,500 to $5,000 to the Stinger GT’s price.

Continue reading for more information.

The Sharks Are Out


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“No test drives of the Stinger GT were given unless a price was agreed upon and a credit check had been run”

It seems no matter how much research, thought, development, and love an automaker pours into a new model, the dealership experience is consistently there to negate customer satisfaction. Kia isn’t alone in this, of course, but these stories surrounding the Stinger are troubling. Keep in mind Kia began by selling cheaply built economy cars that served no purpose besides basic transportation. These are the vehicles Kia brought to the U.S. when it washed ashore in 1992 and began selling cars in 1994. It doesn’t have the brand cache others like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, or even Ford. Though it still isn’t in the customer’s best interests, nobody batted an eye when the 2016 Mustang GT350R consistently sold for $20,000 above invoice.

Of course, it boils down to dealerships wanting a cut of the profits made for highly desirable vehicles. People with cash to burn are sometimes willing to pony up for the latest “it” car on the market, especially if it’s a limited edition. Dealers know this and freely tack on extra costs to a vehicle’s MSRP. If the cars aren’t moving, they will simply lower the markup. Otherwise, they would only make a modest sun for selling the car and some kickbacks at the month’s or year’s end. The money from a markup is cash right in the dealers’ pockets. The profits grow should the customer finance the vehicle thanks to interest charged on the loan amount.


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“It reduces the overall customer experience by undermining a vehicle’s advertised and widely publicized price”

While I’m all for a wholesome capitalist approach to making money in business, dealership markups are just shady and bad for automakers. It reduces the overall customer experience by undermining a vehicle’s advertised and widely publicized price. It also undermines the work automakers do in striving to earn customers’ loyalty by trying to create the best vehicle experience for the money. In the case of the Stinger – particularly the Stinger GT with its 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 – the markups simply feel like hungry dealers looking to benefit from Kia’s newfound success.

Do you have a similar experience with dealership markups, regardless of the car or brand? Let us know in the comments below.

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PostHeaderIcon The Ford Fusion Hangs in Limbo as Mid-Cycle Refresh is Cancelled

The future of the Ford Fusion in the U.S. just got murkier. Barely a month after word got out of the Fusion’s unsteady future in the U.S., a new report from The Detroit News paints a cloudier future for Ford’s best-selling U.S. sedan. According to the report, Ford is canceling the redesign program for the mid-size sedan. More importantly, the automaker is said to be reevaluating the future of the model in our shores, effectively throwing the status of the Fusion in a state of limbo.


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“Sales of the Fusion have fallen by as much as 22 percent in the last year alone”

The alarm bells started ringing a month ago when Automotive News reported about Ford’s concerns with the Fusion’s sales volume in the last couple of years. While it’s still regarded as the company’s best-selling U.S. sedan, sales of the Fusion have fallen by as much as 22 percent in the last year alone. The relatively poor result has, in some ways, become a microcosm of the entire sedan market, which is slowly being swallowed up the rise in popularity of the crossover and SUV segments.

This new report puts the sedan in an even bigger spotlight because it’s talking about canceling the redesign program altogether. Granted, this kind of step isn’t new in the auto industry, so it doesn’t mean that Ford is killing off the Fusion nameplate entirely. The company could be buying some time to discuss what options it has moving forward.


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“It’s already been established that the company won’t build the sedan in its Mexico facility and won’t export it from China”

Still, it doesn’t bode well for the sedan when its scheduled redesign has been put on the shelves. It doesn’t help that another Ford sedan — the Taurus — has a cloudy future of its own. The bigwigs at Ford will have a big decision on their hands to determine the fate of its top-selling sedan in the U.S. It’s already been established that the company won’t build the sedan in its Mexico facility and won’t export it from China. Whatever options Ford has left is going to determine whether the Fusion still has a future in the U.S.

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PostHeaderIcon Audi to Ditch “Same Sausage, Different Length” Approach

Audi is finally ditching the “repetition” design process that it has used over the years in favor of adopting a philosophy that will give each model its own look. The German automaker used the “same sausage, different length”
tactic to make the brand more recognizable in emerging markets. Now that Audi has achieved that goal, the company is moving forward with a new styling philosophy that will focus on giving each model its own look.

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“Unless you really know where to look, it’s tricky to differentiate an Audi A4 from an Audi A6”

The idea of designing cars with a consistent look isn’t the best way to create clear identities among the different models in a lineup. But it is necessary to make the brand more recognizable. This is especially true in markets where the automaker has yet to establish a strong fan base. This design philosophy focuses on solidifying the brand’s identity in the eyes of new consumers. By and large, that’s what Audi has done in recent years. Unless you really know where to look, it’s tricky to differentiate an Audi A4 from an Audi A6. But they’re both Audis, and for the longest time, the German automaker wanted emerging markets to identify these models as Audis, something that something that Audi CEO Rudolph Stadler touched on with comments he made to Autocar.

“This design process was used to make Audis more recognizable in newer and emerging markets,” he said. “Now we are well-known in major markets like China, we can begin to change this philosophy and give each car its own look.”

The repetition design process helped cultivate an identity for the brand that it didn’t have in the past. But now that the identity has been established, Audi is free to play around in designing its models and giving each of them its own signature look.


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“The Q2 is the first model to get a more expressive design, but it won’t be the only one.”

The German automaker got the ball rolling with the all-new Q2 crossover. From afar, you can still make out elements of the old Audi styling. Look closer, though, and you’ll see that it does have a fresh look to it. It’s more upright and angular than other models, and the makeup of the front bumper has a little splash of Cadillac to it.

The Q2 is the first model to get a more expressive design, but it won’t be the only one. Audi’s design chief, Marc Lichte, expects other Audi models to carry their own design in the future. “We recognize that there is a place for more differentiation now,” he said. “Since our cars are in production for a minimum of six years, in today’s world I think each model should have its own design to be attractive for this long time.”

The new philosophy will open the company to a world of limitless design potential. That’s especially true for Audi’s electric cars, which Lichte describes as having” “more material space” to play with on account of the smaller dimensions of their electric powertrains. “We’ll be able to produce [vehicles with] shorter overhangs and lower bonnets.”

I think I speak for everyone else when I say we want to see that day arrive sooner than later.

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PostHeaderIcon Oregonians Go Crazy Over Self-Service Gas Stations; Facebook Trolls Come Out Of The Woodwork

As of January 1st, Oregon will now permit self-service gasoline stations in counties with 40,000 residents or less. It’s a pretty minor law change, but the reaction on social media has been enormous.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story

For the past 65 years, Oregon drivers have been banned from pumping their own gasoline, as the north western state was one of just two states in the U.S. (New Jersey is the other one) with a law in place that stipulates station employees must fill the tank, rather than the customer. However, back in May of 2017, Oregon passed a new law that opens the option for self-service stations in counties with 40,000 residents or less. The law change just went into effect January 1st, prompting local CBS affiliate KTVL 10 in Medford to post a poll to their Facebook page on whether or not Oregon should allow self-serve gas stations.

“The reaction to the poll has been immense, to say the least, with some 46,000 comments 54,000 shares as of this writing.”

The reaction to the poll has been immense, to say the least, with some 46,000 comments 54,000 shares as of this writing. Several Oregonians have expressed concern over pumping their own gas, with one top comment reading:

“No! Disabled, seniors, people with young children in the car need help. Not to mention getting out of your car with transients around and not feeling safe too. This is a very bad idea. Grrr”

Or another that reads:

“I don’t even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian….. I say NO THANKS! I don’t want to smell like gasoline!”

Of course, given the vast majority of U.S. residents have pumped their own gas the entirety of their driving lives, the troll backlash has been immediate and scathing. One comment reads:

“FEAR NOT OREGON!!!!!

I’ve decided to move to Oregon to open a school to teach people how to pump their own gas. Short term business you say? HA! I will simply branch out and offer classes on such complicated things as:

1. Tying your own shoes.

2. Dressing yourself.

3. Operating a self checkout machine.

4. Dial your own phone.

5. Mow your own lawn.

6. Split your own firewood

7. How to feed yourself.

8. Make your own dinner.

9. Wash, dry and fold your own laundry. (Extra charge as these are three classes taught separately)

10. Operating a can opener, manual and electric.

11. Counting past 10.

12. Wiping your own butt.”

Or there’s this other troll comment:

“No lie, pumping your own gas is MORTIFYING and downright TERRIFYING. I witnessed my dad get viciously eaten by a pack of raptors and a T-Rex, which would have been kept at bay by a qualified gas station attendant. Think of the children, Oregon.”

Of course, we here at TopSpeed like to think we give a fair shake that takes into account all sides of a story. As far as full-service gas stations are concerned, a dedicated pump attendant does make the process a bit safer and help to create jobs. On the other hand, the whole process is as easy as filling a bucket with a hose, and just as long as you don’t do something absurdly stupid like light a cigarette or go for a long-distance fill-up shot, it’s quite safe as well.

Regardless, the law merely opens the option for self-service, and several rural Oregon stations have already come out to say they will continue to offer full service, given that’s what their patrons prefer. So really, the law change is a pretty minor issue – but hey, at least we got a few laughs out of it, right?

PUMP YOUR OWN GAS
Starting January 1st Oregonians can begin pumping their own gas in rural counties. MORE: http://bit.ly/2lnpGYP
Do you think Oregon should allow self-serve gas stations statewide?

Posted by KTVL CBS 10 News, Medford on Friday, December 29, 2017

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