Just how long will you have to wait for a new car?

Posted in CAR NEWS on October 24, 2021
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Regarding the volume brands, Citroën, Fiat, Nissan, Renault and Vauxhall appear to have shorter factory-order lead times (three to four months at most). The picture is even better for Hyundai and Kia, whose build times are down to weeks rather than months, a situation that helped Kia post its best-ever September for new car sales, and its third-highest monthly sales of all time in the UK. Having waited for their cars, buyers might also have to Read More »

Drawing fire: We talk to BMW's design director

Posted in CAR NEWS on October 23, 2021
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Before you get too excited about retro designs, Dukec insists that the only backward-looking thing about the Neue Klasse is the title. “We don’t make a homage to Neue Klasse,” he says.“But we’re a company who defined a new [market] segment and new product that was very relevant in the 1960s, combining elegance and dynamism in a way nobody else had before.” While BMW has yet to preview any of its new Neue Klasse designs, Read More »

Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition trim due for 2022

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021

There have been rumors of a Ford Bronco Heritage Limited Edition since the beginning of the year. On January 4, a Bronco6G forum member began a thread about the model based on word from a Ford source, the only info at the time indicating an E5G body code for a two-door Bronco Heritage Limited and an E5H body code for the four-door version. Both would be fitted with the advanced four-wheel-drive system that's standard on Read More »

Cars stuck in repair shops for weeks over supply-chain parts shortage

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021

The world’s supply chain woes are bearing down on U.S. auto garages. The challenge of finding spare parts as mundane as oil filters or carpeting has forced repair shops to hoard inventory, find workarounds and plead with customers for patience until a shipment comes in. Typical delays of a day or two have stretched into weeks in some cases, shop owners say. It’s a self-feeding loop. A global semiconductor shortage has cut the production of new vehicles, leading to a Read More »

Honda drops new browser game 'EvoTrack' to celebrate 2022 Civic Si debut | Gaming roundup

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021
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Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. This week in racing game news: Honda has released a mobile browser game in honor of the 2022 Civic Si debut In this week's news-we-definitely-didn't-see-coming, Honda has decided to release a mobile game featuring the new Civic Si. Don't try to download it from your app store, though. Strangely, this one can only be played Read More »

Buttigieg defends safety agency appointment after Musk claims she's 'biased'

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021
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Elon Musk voiced concerns on Twitter over the recent appointment of Missy Cummings to a key advisory role at the country’s top traffic authority, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested the Tesla CEO speak to him directly about any concerns instead. "He's welcome to call me if he's concerned," Buttigieg told reporters at an event on Wednesday, according to Reuters. "We are responsible for making sure that every vehicle on the road is safe." Read More »

Junkyard Gem: 1957 Buick Special Riviera Sedan

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021
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While I find plenty of 1950s Detroit cars in quick-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards during my travels, they tend to be the ordinary post sedans that were built by the millions during the heyday of the three-on-the-tree manual transmission and nuclear-attack symbols on car radios. The more sought-after convertibles, coupes, and four-door hardtops are tougher to find in such yards, which makes today's 1957 Buick Special Riviera in a yard in northeastern Colorado an A-List Junkyard Read More »

Formula One foothold growing, and it's here to stay in USA

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021
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AUSTIN, Texas — When Formula One returned to the United States in 2012, in Texas of all places, the world's highest class of international auto racing was taking a big leap in a country it had abandoned five years earlier. A decade later, F1 is here to stay in the USA. The U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday will fulfill F1's original 10-year contract with the Circuit of the Americas, and the series has a new Read More »

Ducati kicks off its 'electric era' as MotoE bike supplier

Posted in REVIEWS on October 23, 2021

Ducati has inked a deal to become the exclusive motorcycle supplier for MotoE. The company announced the historic deal at Italy's Misano World Circuit just ahead of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix this weekend. The electric class of the MotoGP World Championship will see an all-Ducati field starting in 2023. We've known for a while that Ducati, like the rest of the auto industry and its VW overlords, is planning a move toward electrification. It's planning Read More »

Tyrrell P34 continuation: reviving a six-wheeled F1 legend

Posted in CAR NEWS on October 23, 2021
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So he has his P34 (the other one is to be sold). He also owns a 1981 Lotus 87B, with which Colin Chapman rivalled McLaren in pioneering the use of carbon fibre in F1, and a 1989 Ferrari 640, John Barnard’s masterpiece that introduced paddle-shift semi-auto gearboxes. You can see the pattern. What other innovative F1 cars does Holtzman wish to collect? “I want to have a discussion with Bernie Ecclestone, because I would like Read More »

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