Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the heart of two different reports on Volkswagen's recent actions in Europe last week.
An earlier investigation of the 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger, and the 2012-2014 Chrysler 300 has resulted in a recall to fix a problem with their shifters, which allowed some owners to exit their vehicles without putting them in 'PARK'.
Last week, Mitsubishi admitted that it lied about fuel economy stats on 620,000 late-model Japanese vehicles. In light of those misdeeds, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Misubishi to conduct new fuel economy tests on its U.S.-market vehicles.
The Pilot has to nail the 'utility' part of 'sport-utility vehicle,' has to comport itself with the mild-mannered ride and handling of a "crossover," and frankly, it has to prove itself to be the great deal we thought when we named it the best car to buy in 2016.
The 2017 Honda Clarity will arrive in showrooms late this year with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. But Honda has much larger plans for the Clarity mid-size sedan, and they involve batteries and plugs.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 and the 2016 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker's first-ever crossover SUV years ago, and both have refinement, handling, and features unimaginable in older SUVs.