Champion Porsche pledges to reimburse victims of alleged scam by salesman Shiraaz Sookralli

Champion Porsche hopes to advance funds to customers equivalent to their deposits by Oct. 12. Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Fla., has agreed to reimburse more than $2.5 million in deposits that about two dozen customers put down for special-order 911 GT3 and GT2 RS models with a former employee who allegedly pocketed the money […]

VW, Microsoft team up for connected cars

From Volkswagen’s perspective, it seems no number of tech partners is too many. The German giant announced Friday that it will be teaming up with Microsoft for connected car and cloud services despite a hush-hush deal with Apple to develop autonomous technology. Volkswagen has chosen Microsoft’s Azure platform as the base for its cloud and […]

A Musk-less Tesla may be pressed to raise capital

The SEC suit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk is likely to bring a host of challenges to the already embattled automaker, analysts say, casting doubt on the founder’s future with the company and its ability to raise funds. It’s too early to say if Musk will be able to stay at the company, and in […]

New trim packages dress up 2019 Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, and Tundra

Toyota took the stage at the State Fair of Texas on Thursday with a trio of special editions for its 2019 Tundra and Tacoma pickups and 4Runner SUV that add spice to their lineups. The new SX appearance package for the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks spruces up lower trim levels, while the 4Runner […]

Temporary relief but no panacea for imbalance

Mitsubishi vehicles bound for shipment at Japan’s Nagoya port on July 31, 2018. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG TOKYO — A U.S.-Japan agreement to start new trade talks avoids a bust-up over the allies’ bilateral trade gap for now, but any deal would probably do little to narrow the U.S. trade deficit that infuriates President Donald Trump. […]

Toyota drops Pandora music streaming from Entune infotainment system

If you drive a relatively new Toyota, come November, that Pandora icon on your infotainment system will no longer work. The company said in an email to customers on Tuesday that it will be dropping the popular music streaming service along with OpenTable restaurant reservations from its infotainment system on Nov. 13, according to Road […]

Softbank’s ARM unveils dedicated chip design for autonomous cars

FILE PHOTO: ARM’s CEO Simon Segars delivers a speech at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo – RC18C0B55C40 Photo credit: REUTERS LONDON — Driverless car features are moving closer to mass-market production, with British chip designer ARM introducing the first in a new line of safety-hardened processors for […]

2019 Chevrolet Blazer back from the dead, will cost $29,995 to start

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer will cost a hair under $30,000 when it returns to dealers later this year, Chevy said Tuesday. The 2019 Blazer is more crossover and less SUV than its predecessor, which was last sold in the U.S. in 2005. The new Blazer will come standard with a 2.5-liter inline-4 rated at 193 […]

Elon Musk says Tesla making its own car carriers

Citing an “extreme shortage” of car haulers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told a customer the company started building carriers during the weekend. Photo credit: Reuters Tesla Inc. is building its own car carriers, as the electric carmaker faces vehicle distribution problems. The company is upgrading its logistics system but running into an “extreme” shortage of […]

Mitsubishi recalls 67,000 crossover SUVs to fix faulty active safety tech

Mitsubishi last week issued two recalls for about 67,000 crossover SUVs to address active safety technology that the automaker said may not work as intended to apply the brakes if it detects an impending collision. The recalls cover 2017-2018 Outlander, 2018 Outlander Sport, and 2018-2019 Eclipse Cross models fitted with either automatic emergency braking or […]