Cadillac to become “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM to rival Tesla (Updated)

2014 Cadillac ELR

General Motors’ Cadillac brand has fought to restore its luster as a brand for technology and innovation, with repeated attempts that fell short of a resounding success. Finally, it appears that Cadillac might be turning toward a future that may have a better chance of restoring the brand’s glory days: electric luxury cars.

In an investor conference call on Friday, GM announced that Cadillac will be the first of GM’s brands to get a vehicle based on the Continue reading “Cadillac to become “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM to rival Tesla (Updated)”

Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge

Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo station

Too many apps!

That’s one of the complaints electric car drivers have about charging electric cars. With the time it takes to charge one of the biggest complaints is mapping your way to a charger only to arrive and find it’s occupied or out of service.

Now General Motors has forged an agreement with two of the largest charging networks in the U.S., ChargePoint and EVgo, along with Greenlots, to provide real-time data about what charging Continue reading “Socket to me: MyChevy app tells Bolt EV drivers where to charge”

No buybacks: FCA settlement for Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will settle with federal regulators and pay owners of diesel-powered truck and SUVs for noncompliant emissions software, the company announced Thursday. The settlement could cost the automaker up to $800 million.

The affected vehicles are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickups with emissions controls that flouted legal standards.

FCA won’t buy back any trucks or SUVs, but will offer a software Continue reading “No buybacks: FCA settlement for Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners”

2019 Detroit auto show preview

Detroit auto show logo

The 2019 North American International Auto Show is nearly upon us, and already information on some of the production models and concepts on their way to Detroit’s Cobo center, where the show is held each year, is starting to pile up.

This year will be the last held during the winter as organizers have confirmed that future shows will be held in the month of Juneto create more of a festival atmosphere—and hopefully lure more visitors just as the summer season kicks Continue reading “2019 Detroit auto show preview”

2020 Toyota Supra, 2020 Ford Explorer, Lexus LC Convertible concept: The Week In Reverse

2020 Toyota Supra leak – Image via @ToyotaMex/Car Advice

The entirety of the 2020 Toyota Supra leaked via video; Ford revealed the 2020 Explorer on a new platform; Lexus dropped the LC convertible concept. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.

Ahead of its scheduled debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2020 Toyota Supra was revealed entirely via a leaked video. The video shows the Supra at every angle for the first time, Continue reading “2020 Toyota Supra, 2020 Ford Explorer, Lexus LC Convertible concept: The Week In Reverse”

Entire Cadillac lineup to get Super Cruise by end of 2020

Cadillac Super Cruise

In 2018, Cadillac launched the world’s first hands-free driver-assist system, giving consumers a glimpse of a self-driving future. To date, the system has only been offered on the soon-to-be-dead CT6 full-size sedan. On Friday during its Capital Markets Day presentation, Cadillac announced Super Cruise will spread to the automaker’s entire lineup by the end of 2020.

That’s slightly less than two years away, and it would seem to be a tough task to incorporate across Continue reading “Entire Cadillac lineup to get Super Cruise by end of 2020”

Cheap cars 2019: the cheapest new cars on sale now

There are lots of cheap cars on sale today, but do bargain prices represent value for money?

The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is normally used to imply that apparent bargains aren’t necessarily all they’re cracked up to be. Most of us have been stung by something that looked like a great deal, but turned out to be nothing of the sort. And when it comes to cheap cars the same pitfalls can apply, so is there anything to be learned to avoid making a disastrous purchase? Or do the Continue reading “Cheap cars 2019: the cheapest new cars on sale now”

Best fast family cars 2019

Having a family shouldn't limit you to a boring estate or people carrier – here's our top 10 fast family cars

Having a family can spell havoc for your dreams of owning a fast car. Suddenly, power and handling don’t matter as much as practicality, safety, and economy. Thoughts of blasts down twisty B-roads are replaced by thoughts of child seats and sippy cups, and so for lots of people, it means hanging up the keys to that sports car and shelling out for a boring family bus.

But Continue reading “Best fast family cars 2019”

Best diesel cars 2019

Covering all the bases, here's our view on the best diesel cars to have on your shortlist if you're buying a car in 2019

Diesel engines have come in for a lot of criticism lately, and as a result sales have been sliding. But visions of diesel cars pumping out toxic gases and polluting the atmosphere are rather wide of the mark, because the latest diesel cars are cleaner than ever. Yes, they do pollute, but anti-diesel campaigners are placing the focus on the wrong type of diesel, Continue reading “Best diesel cars 2019”