That, there. What was that? Did you feel it? A ghost of a breath through the barren trees? A fingertip trailing across a mirror-like lake. Could it be? The 2018 Peugeot 508? Yes, I believe in fact it is.
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No, this isn’t a post written by someone else. This is me, just me, so hear me out. Here goes: I think, based on Mercedes-Benz’s current lineup, the Maybach variants are too cheap. Mercedes is not charging enough money for them. And it’s not OK.
Raj Nair, Ford’s North America president and one of its top executives, will depart the company effective immediately. In a statement, the company reports that his stepping down follows a recent internal probe into “reports of inappropriate behavior” and that the “review determined certain behavior by Nair was…
Since cars span so many eras and were designed, thought up and created by so many different people, it’s inevitable that there would be many little secrets and nuggets of knowledge hidden away in them.
I don’t know if you have noticed this but I certainly did when I first moved to Southern California: People insist on adding the definite article “the” in front of major freeways. Turns out, it’s not just some baseless regional slang, there’s a decent amount of history behind it.
To the Ferrari purists out there who expressed some dismay that the new performance version of the 488 GTB would use the “GTO” moniker, relax: It seems like the car will be called the 488 Pista instead, according to these leaked press images. Update: Yep, it’s official now.
Cool Audi RS wagons. A Citroën Cactus. Honda S660s. What do these cars all have in common? They are far too good for us heathens in the U.S. of A and are not sold here until they are 25 years old. Soon to join them as another item we can’t have is a particular variant of the Volvo XC40 compact crossover.
Despite what we think we know about cars, they can still manage to surprise us with how well they drive. That’s why we shouldn’t be so quick to write one off, despite how it looks on paper.
It’s true some people believe that there is no replacement for displacement, but that’s honestly a mindset that is becoming more and more obsolete with how good and easily tune-able turbocharged cars are. The latest is the 2018 Honda Accord with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.
James Bond and Aston Martins go together like peanut butter and jelly. And Daniel Craig, who plays Bond, has an Aston Martin. Craig has also expressed some serious distaste at continuing work in the Bond universe in the past, but I guess he still likes Aston Martins? Anyway, his will be up for auction soon.
Sometimes we are drivers in cars, but we are always passengers in life. This means that we should always keep an eye out for anything and everything that might happen, including botched attempts at road rage. Wait, scratch that; especially for botched attempts at road rage.
Trim packages are there for that extra little pizzaz on cars. Because why would you want a base Camry like your neighbor’s got when you could get the Camry XSE V6? These packages don’t usually amount to much more than a unique paint and maybe some suspension work and interior features. But they’ve been deemed…
It must be Christmas in February, because the new Volvo V60 wagon has been revealed ahead of its Feb. 21 debut and it looks stunning.
There’s another car-themed boat, everyone. Because you know as soon as we saw the 1,000-plus-horsepower Mercedes-AMG Project One, there was someone already in the wings, dreaming up a boat version of it. And here it is: the Cigarette Racing 515 Project One. It has 3,100 HP.
Mark your calendars, friends, because it looks like Ford Focus RS production at the Saarlouis, Germany, plant is ending on April 6. At least in the U.K., you’ll get an orange special edition to set things off.
Craigslist, for all intents and purposes, is a great place. It’s where you can find sketchy new roommates, put out feelers for used vacuum cleaners and perhaps flip that lawnmower you stole from you neighbor for cash real quick. And, apparently, it’s a place where you can find used Porsche 959s!
Obviously, it’s your car and you can do whatever the hell you want with it, as long as you aren’t endangering anybody. You are entitled to that. But since you bring said car out on public roads where I, a member of The Public, can see it, I am also entitled to this opinion: That all bumper stickers are stupid and…
Personally, I don’t know when swords became considered tacky, but it’s 2018 and here we are: Having a katana is kinda tacky! Especially when you use it as decoration in a freaking car. But a market exists for pretty much everything. Even swords.
There aren’t terribly many wagons on the current market to choose from, but thankfully, there’s this one from Buick: The 2018 Regal TourX. What do you want to know about it?