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Quick Question: Which American Car Was First With Amber Rear Turn Signals?Everyone, drop everything you’re doing — let go of that belay line, put down those defibrillator paddles, take your hands off that steering wheel, because there’s a question about taillights that needs your attention. While I’m pretty sure I’ve idly contemplated this, the actual straightforward question came from a post by our pals in the Malaise Motors Facebook group: What was the first American car — as in American-built, for the American market — that had amber rear turn indicators?
Why I Bought A Honda Minivan That Cost About As Much As A New Porsche CayenneWe knew this day would come, but we were hoping to squeeze another year or two out of our 2008 Sienna XLE. The van, however, had other plans. After a few clues that it was about to give up, the van expired. That put me on the journey to spend about $75,000 on a Honda Odyssey.
Tesla Finally Admits Model 3 Bumpers Fall Off In Rain And Will Fix The Damage Under WarrantyMore than two years after Tesla initially told Jalopnik it was investigating why multiple brand-new Model 3s had their rear bumpers ripped off while driving on wet roads, the company effectively admitted there was a fault with the design and will cover the damage under the vehicle’s warranty.
Hyundai Boosts Veloster N Price By Nearly $5,000 But It's Still A Strong 275-HP ValueThe Hyundai Veloster N, a favorite around these parts, will start the new model year at $32,250, up $4,650 over the 2020 MSRP of $27,600. It might seem a steep hit, but the 2021 car has effectively graduated to another class.
Here's All The Stuff GM Said It Would Spend Billions OnThe year 2020 has turned out to be in part an extended marketing push by GM to convince everyone that it’s all about electric now. It debuted an EV platform it pioneered decades ago, it debuted its family of EV powertrains, it tied up with Honda for EVs. And this week, it said it’ll be spending billions more on electric vehicles.
Let's Take A Deeper Look At The Design Of The 2022 GMC Hummer EVAs I’m sure you’re all very much aware right now, GMC has resurrected its once infamous symbol of excess and goofily over-the-top machismo, the Hummer. In an exciting twist, it’s now electric, and the design, as massive and over-the-top as ever, is pretty striking, with a somewhat unexpected source of inspiration that I think works. I mean, a Hummer can’t be boring, right? Let’s dig in and see what this reborn Hummer’s look is all about.
De Tomaso Says It Is Coming To America Because Our Car Industry Has Lost Its WayDe Tomaso, best known for the midengine Pantera yet still kicking in 2020 with its P72 model supposedly on the way, says that it is moving to the U.S. De Tomaso has long been based in Modena, Italy. It says the move to the U.S. is to save the American auto industry, or something.
The Ivey Memo: The Original Cold Document That Made GM SquirmGM CEO Mary Barra faced hostile questions from members of Congress this week, wanting to find a smoking gun into their current recall fiasco. But while no smoking gun exists for the company's current troubles, one definitely did exist for another problem, more than 40 years ago. And it was cold, cruel, and heartless.1
Budget For Tires Because The 2022 Genesis G70 Could Be Getting A Dirty Drift ModeThere’s a redesigned Genesis G70 sedan coming in the 2022 model year and, if we get anything like the car announced for the Korean market today, it should be a very fun, controllably messy good time depending on local law enforcement.
The 2021 GMC Hummer EV: Here's All Of ItTwenty-eight years ago GM launched the Hummer brand for a conspicuous consumption American audience. The brand took off and was everywhere for a while, until it wasn’t. When the economy imploded with the 2008 housing crisis, Hummer sales tanked worse than any of GM’s other brands, and by 2010 the big boy brand was dead. A decade on, the Hummer name is back as a GMC sub-brand with electric propulsion and distinctive off-roading capability. It’s unlike anything GM has ever built.
Renault Thinks Alpine Can Make A 'Mini Ferrari'The best production car in the world at any given moment is usually said to be the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, though you could be forgiven for thinking the honor actually belongs to the Renault Alpine A110. The A110 checks all of the boxes: rear midengine, rear-wheel drive, dual-clutch transmission, almost 300 horsepower, real history. It weighs only a little more than 2,400 pounds, and it looks good.
Inside The Strange World Of Goodwood's Pandemic SpeedWeek With No Tents, Crowds Or Hay BalesHere’s the iconic Beast of Turin Fiat being fettled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. It should be swarmed by people with beards getting very excited that it exists. But now everything is different, and very strange.
QOTD: What Car Would You Overspend On?Back in the heady days of the early 2000s collector car boom, I watched, astonished, as someone paid $126,000 (IIRC) for an Amphicar. As the news came in by telegraph, it dawned on Amphicar owners all over the country that their Amphicar was suddenly a blue chip collectable.
2022 Hummer EV Supertruck Mistakenly Leaked In Online AdThe official reveal of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV is still more than nine hours away at this time, but it appears that the full look of the truck has been leaked inadvertently via online ads that, in at least one case, showed up on the iPad versions of the CNN website. A reader sent us a screenshot of the ad (which now seems to have been pulled), and it does show the full look of the upcoming least EV-feeling EV.