http://www.motortrend.com - Nissan is recalling more than 3 million vehicles in the US because the front passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash. The Problem: The front passenger Occupant Classification System may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child.
http://www.motortrend.com - A prototype for what could be an S550-based Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been spotted running around Michigan. Our spy photographer managed to get several shots of the car, and a video posted to YouTube by Mustang6G has clear audio of the exhaust note.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - By Jennifer NewmanVehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2013-16 Nissan NV200 cargo vans and 2015-16 Chevrolet City Express cargo vans (GM's rebadged version of the NV200)The Problem: The front passenger seat's occupation classification system may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty when it's occupied, causing the frontal airbag to be turned off and not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.The Fix: Dealers will replace the OCS electronic control unit free of charge.
http://www.hybridcars.com - The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city mpg missed the official mark by 26 percent, while exceeding it by 16 percent on the highway.
http://video.cnbc.com - Todd O'Boyle, Common Cause's Media & Democracy reform initiative, says a Charter, Time Warner merger would be totally unnecessary. Adam Hoffman, Business in the Public Interest, weighs in.
http://www.autoblog.com - The new Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport hits a sweet spot on the performance spectrum.
http://www.motortrend.com - Essentially positioned as a middle ground between the standard Stingray and the wild Z06, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is a track-focused car but without the supercharged engine of the Z06. We now know just how much you’ll pay for all the Grand Sport when it goes on sale this summer: $66,445, including destination, for the coupe, and $70,445 for the convertible.
http://www.motortrend.com - Fiat Chrysler is releasing a Uconnect software update to add Siri Eyes Free capability to late-model vehicles. The free update is available for certain Ram, Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles equipped with the Uconnect 8.
http://blog.caranddriver.com - Those seeking a compact car with a stick shift usually fall into one of three categories: Budget buyers on the prowl for the best deal (perhaps subscribing to the theory that manual transmissions yield better fuel economy), game-show winners, and those looking for a more involving, fun driving experience. We fall into the last camp, and the excellent driving dynamics and transmissions in the Mazda 3, the Ford Focus, and the new Honda Civic make them natural targets for our affection.
http://www.carscoops.com - Bridging the gap between the wild Z06 and the regular Stingray by offering just about everything except the supercharger from the former on the latter, the Corvette Grand Sport goes on sale this summer.