Tag: auto industry

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The Golden Ray, half submerged off St. Simons Island
Jan 08, 2020

Down with the Ship: Cars in Davy Jones' Locker

Jim Motavalli

The 4,200 Hyundais and Kias underwater in Georgia are just the latest in a series of car shipping disasters.

auto industry

Close up of headlight on a Toyota CH-R XLE
Oct 28, 2019

20 Questionable New Car Trends

Philip Ruth

Here are 20 new-car features about which we have mixed feelings.

auto industry design rants

Blue Peugeot 208
Mar 04, 2019

The Return of the Peugeots!

Jim Motavalli

Did you realize this French automaker has been gone since 1991? Memories of Columbo's car are fading. Now you can expect to be able to buy a Peugeot again...by 2026.

auto industry Peugeot

Concept car from Chinese maker Hongqi at the Guangzhou auto show
Nov 27, 2018

The Chinese Love Cars--and Celebrate Them at Big Car Shows

Jim Motavalli

I took my camera to the giant Guangzhou show--one of more than 20 such extravaganzas around the country.

auto industry concept vehicles

1953 Allstate - car manufactured by Sears
Oct 17, 2018

Remembering When Sears, Roebuck Sold Cars

Jim Motavalli

Sears declared bankruptcy this week, done in by Amazon and online entities. It was no more successful in its efforts to become an automaker.

history auto industry

Auctioneers at Manheim Auto Auction
Aug 20, 2018

Gone in 60 Seconds

Jim Motavalli

The modern dealer auto auction is fast and furious, and thousands of cars change hands.

auto industry used cars

2019 Honda Clarity with asymmetrical wheel wells
Aug 14, 2018

Weird-Looking Japanese Cars

Jim Motavalli

Huge grilles, asymmetrical wheel openings, creases everywhere, random ducts--it's all part of cutting-edge styling from Japan.

auto industry design

The Bollinger B1, an electric SUV prototype
Jun 19, 2018

The Car vs. SUV War Is Over, and SUVs Won

Jim Motavalli

The aerodynamic crossover rules America, and its taking over the rest of the world too. But the basic box that started the SUV craze lives on, including in all-electric form.

auto industry SUVs electric vehicles

Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal
Jun 01, 2018

Rubber Meets the Road: Airless Tires, Electric Pickups and Fuel-Cell Range Extenders

Jim Motavalli

Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal is a stylish celebration of cutting-edge transportation.

auto industry high-tech

2012 Ford Fusion
May 14, 2018

Ford's Folly in Betting Solely on SUVs

Jim Motavalli

With the car line reduced to the Mustang and a Focus, the Ford brand is making a short-sighted decision.

auto industry Ford