http://news.pickuptrucks.com - The second stage of Nissan's master Titan XD pickup plan is now here in the form of the 390-horsepower, all-new Endurance 5.6-liter V-8 gasoline engine packing 401 pounds-feet of torque.
http://wardsauto.com - The new Colorado has been refined with an eye toward new consumer demographics. That follows the direction of where the ASEAN truck market is heading: the premium end of the segment, with its higher margins.
http://www.hybridcars.com - Tesla Motors has tested an air filter system installed in the Model S and Model X to filter the air that ends up in the cabin – and has come up with a catchy name for it, “Bioweapon Defense Mode. ”While health and safety have been important in the design of Tesla models, the company posted in its blog an article on what it has done beyond making electric cars to deal with air pollution.
http://www.goauto.com.au - Ranger, Mustang help Ford reverse sales slide with 32.5 per cent gain in April. It was the first time since last century that Ford has topped Holden in any month, although Holden still leads on a year-to-date basis.
http://www.jalopnik.com - We learned this morning that Google plans to continue to develop its autonomous vehicle technologies with Fiat Chrysler, but only because initial talks with General Motors fell through—for the exact same reason BMW and Daimler backed out of a deal to help Apple with their its vehicle development.
http://www.hybridcars.com - The Chevrolet Volt sales saw sales in April of 1,983 units representing a mild uptick from 1,865 units in March. April 2016’s 1,983 units furthermore is 119 percent over the 905 units sold in the same month last year.
http://www.androidauthority.com - Google unveiled Android Auto way back in 2014 at its annual developer conference, and it took almost a year after its announcement for it to start showing up on the road. Now numerous car manufacturers have adopted Android Auto, and aftermarket head units are also available if you own an older car. Android Auto isn’t necessarily a new thing, but it’s new to me.
http://www.autocar.co.uk - Volkswagen has claimed the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive cars with its hottest Golf GTI ever, the 306bhp Clubsport S, ahead of the car’s unveiling at the Wörthersee VW enthusiast event this week. The Clubsport S, which is more powerful than even the four-wheel-drive Golf R and is VW’s most track-focused Golf GTI yet, recorded a 7min 49.
http://www.autonews.com - U.S. sales rise in April: Big gains for Honda, Nissan, Mitsu; GM deliveries fall; FCA, Google said to plan self-driving Pacificas; BMW 'i' team still intact; Startups offer door-to-door gasoline.
http://www.forbes.com - Ford wasn’t the first automaker to adopt downsized, gasoline, turbocharged direct-injection engines (GTDI) globally (Volkswagen) or even in Detroit (General Motors). It was however, first to making a broad commitment to use the technology across its lineup and base its mainstream fuel efficiency strategy on the concept.