The 2017 VW Beetle combines everyday driving pleasure with a versatile build and high safety marks. It’s both fun and cheap to buy, making it a good contender in the “retro coupe” market it competes within. Read the review at FutureCars.com.
Subaru has made its name with all-wheel drive wagons, and the Outback is its flagship. Carrying forward the very accomplished redesign of the Outback for the 2015 model year, the latest model includes some excellent updates, especially on the technology front. Read more at Gizmag.com.
The 2016 Scion iA is an entry-level sedan newly-minted in the Scion lineup, and so packed with goodness that you’ll never know it’s a compact. This car tosses the old “compacts are cheap and boring” cliche out its window and speeds off without looking back. Read more at Gizmag.com.
The annual Cars.com study showing how ‘Made in America’ vehicles are finds, as it often has, that few are from the American brands in Detroit. Read more at Torque News.
Ford issued it’s second annual trend report, titled Looking Further with Ford 2014, after a short conference with leading thinkers in consumer trends. The report shows how Ford has gone beyond thinking green and into the blue. Torque News was there; here’s our take on it. Read more at TorqueNews.com
Historically, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy regulations have had many negative consequences, many of which even supporters of green transportation and environmental issues will find appalling. Pinboard (MacAaron)