Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will a […]
We’re not sure how many log cars exist in the world, but this is the fastest one. The founder and owner of Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. and a star of HGTV Canada’s Timber Kings, Bryan Reid Sr., has set a Guinness World Record for “fastest motorized log.” Known as the “Cedar Rocket,” the motorized […] The post World’s Fastest Motorized Log Car Built In Canada ap […]
In the event people have not heard yet that the 2016 Prius shatters former conceptions of how Toyota’s hybrid handles, its Super Bowl has just shared the message far and wide. At the Toyota media drive last November, cone courses at the decommissioned El Toro airbase in California showed the new car to be a […] The post Toyota Super Bowl Ad Features 2016 Pri […]
Hybrid vehicles don’t have to be fuel sippers, they can be performance vehicles, as well. And, BMW is banking on that assertion, as comments made by vice president for engineering Dirk Hacker suggest. BMW Blog reports that Hacker told AutoExpress this: “We will look at electrification – I think it could be inevitable – but […] The post BMW Focusing on Hybrid […]
It’s not surprising that on hybrids and electric cars would dominate any list of top “greenest” vehicles, and that’s the case with the annual Greenest Vehicles list as compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The non-profit focuses on advocating on the behalf of energy policies, and it released its 2016 list […] The post Elec […]
A month after Fiat-Chrysler announced America’s first plug-in hybrid minivan, long-time minivan leader Honda announced an Odyssey hybrid too – for its home market. Honda’s announcement this week is that today dealers across Japan will begin offering its Odyssey with a version of the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain alongside conventionally powered Odysseys. The ne […]
Like it or not, Toyota’s pre-Superbowl ad for the 2016 Prius takes counterintuitive to a new level portraying itself as a ride of choice for tough guys, sort of. It does get your attention, and may induce more than a few rolled eyebrows as well, but if it makes the vehicle memorable, people get over […] The post Toyota Superbowl Ad Teaser Shows Prius Is ‘Hec […]
Poor Cadillac, its extended-range electric ELR only introduced in 2014 was again reported this week as to-be-canceled and it’s only now just enjoying an early mid-cycle refresh. The news this week nearly duplicating the gist a story run last April is that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen “confirmed” on Monday the car will get the […] The post News of Cad […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied service to a customer for being “super rude.” U.S. venture capitalist Stewart Alsop wrote a post stating that Musk canceled his Model X pre-order following a phone conversation. It appears the phone conversation was in response to another post Alsop had written, where he complained about a delay in […] The post Elon Musk Cancel […]
Scion, which came to life in 2003 as a Toyota sub-brand aimed at young buyers, is going away. All of its current models, save the tC coupe, will be become Toyotas. That means the FR-S sports coupe, the iA sedan, and iM hatchback, along with the upcoming C-HR, will all be rebadged as Toyotas for […] The post Scion to Fold, Models to Become Part of Toyota Bran […]
No response has been received in respect of the request made by the Joint Opposition to have a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena says. MORE...
A Sri Lankan has been arrested this morning by the Customs staff at the Departure Lounge of the BIA while attempting to smuggle Euro 30,000 to Singapore. The 55 year-old suspect had concealed the money in his rectum. MORE...
The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province on Sunday asked the visiting top UN human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war. MORE..
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein says that there is a general acknowledgement in the North that there has been improvement and that, however it still requires more effort and concentrated support. MORE..
Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake says that through the scrutiny of company emails had uncovered the connection between former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Yoshitha and CSN, which is being probed by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). MORE..
Gossip9.lk News : An Indian businessman K.V. Gopiraj has lodged the complaint against Aksha, who has documented expectant safeguard. In her application, she says she has had an adoration illicit relationship with Gopiraj, a wedded man, who had guaranteed to wed her, on which guarantee she has had a sexual relationship as well. At his welcome, she has spent a […]
Gossip9.lk News : A monster blossom, said to be one of the world's most seasoned and biggest species, has sprouted at a Tokyo park without precedent for a long time, it's accounted for. The 2-meter-high (6.5 feet) Titan arum seldom blossoms and is famously hard to proliferate. The Jindai plant gardens in the city of Chofu have extended their openin […]
Gossip9.lk News : According to the media reports, a karate master from Galewela, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani (not the real name) who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is said to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS. Abhu Shuraih Sailani, 37, after completing his GCE O/L, has pursued Islamic studies wit […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime pastor Ranil Wickremesinghe have entered a mystery settlement to remove the professional Mahinda Rajapaksa bunch from governmental issues, "Sathhanda" daily paper reports refering to dependable sources. The mystery agreement has occurred on the intercession of the Indian government and the […]
Gossip9.lk News : Thalangama police captured her, delivered her before courts and was remanded until July 28.The spouse touched base at Thalangama police bringing inside of him the records and the protective cap seized by the lady from the policemen. Police captured him as well, on the charge of permitting her to drive an auto in such a mental condition, cr […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena has come to a firm position that his forerunner Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ecclesiastical candidature or designations from the SLFP at the forthcoming general decision, reports say. Pioneers of Tamil, Muslim and radical gatherings met the president (29) yesterday for a dialog, where the pre […]
Gossip9.lk News : Bigwigs of security forces have urged the newly sworn in government not to appoint Sarath Fonseka to any high end portfolios related to security, reports say.They have made the request on qualms that Fonseka could seek revenge from many bigwigs of security forces while extending special courtesy to his affiliates, after receiving such a pos […]
Gossip9.lk News : A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old.Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.He told the BBC he found the exam difficult […]
Filed under: TV/Movies, Super Bowl CommercialsWe brought you all the action from the Super Bowl commercials as they happened.Continue reading Autoblog obsessively covered Super Bowl 50Autoblog obsessively covered Super Bowl 50 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comm […]
Filed under: Celebrities, Porsche, AuctionsJerry Seinfeld is paring down his famous collection of classic Porsches. Your opportunity to own one comes next month at Amelia Island Auction from Gooding & Company.Continue reading What's the deal with all these Porsches Seinfeld is selling?What's the deal with all these Porsches Seinfeld is selling? […]
Filed under: Celebrities, Rolls-Royce, Sedan, LuxuryRolls-Royce finished this rather tasteless Ghost in gold and added Antonio Brown's slogan "Business is Boomin" along the doors. The front fenders feature his initials and jersey number.Continue reading Rolls-Royce wrapped a Ghost in gold for Antonio Brown's Super Bowl useRolls-Royce wrap […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Green, Volkswagen, Emissions, DieselVolkswagen will delay releasing its 2015 financial report because the company will need more time to figure out the true cost of its diesel emissions scandal.Continue reading Not even VW knows how much the emissions scandal will costNot even VW knows how much the emissions scandal will cos […]
Filed under: Recalls, Chrysler, Dodge, Volkswagen, Crossover, Minivan/VanA problem discovered with corrosion in the air bag control unit has prompted FCA to recall 112,001 units of the Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Volkswagen Routan from the 2008 and 2009 model years.Continue reading Chrysler recalls 112k family-haulers o […]
Filed under: Geneva Motor Show, Audi, Crossover, Luxury, PerformanceAs if the existing RS Q3 weren't enough to keep us gazing longingly across the ocean, now Audi has rolled out an even more potent Performance version to dial up our jealousy to eleven.Continue reading Audi RS Q3 Performance pours sugar on the forbidden fruitAudi RS Q3 Performance pours […]
Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Toyota, Crossover, HybridToyota will air a Spanish-language ad for the RAV4 Hybrid on ESPN Deportes during the Super Bowl half time today. It's all about falling down. Or something.Continue reading Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Spanish-language Super Bowl ad falls downToyota RAV4 Hybrid Spanish-language Super Bowl ad fall […]
Filed under: Green, Plants/Manufacturing, McLaren, Coupe, Hybrid, SupercarsIf you happen to have an extra $3 million to spend on a supercar for the race track, we envy you. We're also jealous that you get to choose your own livery.Continue reading What livery would you choose for your McLaren P1 GTR?What livery would you choose for your McLaren P1 GTR? […]
Filed under: Videos, Weird Car NewsUnseasonable warm weather and an overabundance of vehicles made parking on Lake Geneva for Winterfest in Wisconsin more hazardous than usual.Continue reading Why you might not want to park on a frozen lakeWhy you might not want to park on a frozen lake originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:35:00 EST. Please […]
Filed under: Videos, Chevrolet, Coupe, Performance, RacingWatch the 2016 COPO Camaro launch down the drag strip from a variety of angles. Including one from underneath, proving that the latest COPO doesn't lack for power.Continue reading See the new COPO Camaro's awesomeness from many anglesSee the new COPO Camaro's awesomeness from many angle […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016 – #GoPriusGo. The striking all-new 2016 Toyota Prius steals America’s heart in an entertaining, light-hearted 90-second commercial that aired during the first half of Super Bowl 50. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 -- Today, Toyota unveiled the 90-second spot, “Heck on Wheels,” developed with agency of record, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, to highlight the unexpected features of the all-new Prius. The teaser touts the hybrid leader’s upgraded performance, fresh suite of safety technology features and sleek new styling. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — With a commitment to fostering a fair and competitive auto finance lending market, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) today announced a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses discretionary dealer compensation practices. TMCC determi […]
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 – With more than 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Toyota is engaging Chicago Auto Show visitors with several camera-worthy vehicles and alluring activities and giveaways. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to rece […]
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) have reached an agreement whereby Daihatsu will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota by way of a share exchange (expected to be completed in August 2016). Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine. Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power. For a […]