Expect sales to begin in very early 2018. The next-gen Jeep Wrangler is one of the most-anticipated vehicle debuts of the year, and according to Fiat Chrylser Automobiles boss Sergio Marchionne speaking to the Toledo Blade, the model’s premiere could happen at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Assembly would begin at Jeep’s factory in Toledo, Ohio, during the same month, and they would arrive in showrooms early in 2018. “We may be forced to go to Los Angeles to launch the car. We’ll have them running around,” Marchionne said, according to the Toledo Blade. “I can’t cover them up with masking tape. The car is too distinctive. We may show it in Los Angeles in November and then launch it officially here in January.”At least for a little while, new examples of the current Wrangler and next-gen model will be available at dealers simultaneously. “It’s for a very short period of time to allow phase in and … [Read more...] about 2018 Jeep Wrangler heading to Los Angeles Auto Show?
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“Damn it. John Burns thinks I’m a dick.” That was one of the predominant thoughts going through my head as I slid down a Florida highway at 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) last month. It’s weird how the mind works. Time slows in a crash. Every tiny image burns into memory, so your brain can replay it over and over and over at night for the next who knows how many weeks. In the moments before I crashed, I was riding the Harley-Davidson Street Rod along County Road 34 in central Florida. I’m not sure which county. The accident report simply records it as “County Code 61,” but the internet can’t agree on which county that is. Maybe I was in Indian River County; maybe I was in Suwannee County; maybe I was in Flagler County; I don’t know. I guess it doesn’t matter; I was somewhere. The road passing through that somewhere was long and straight – not the sort of place where one usually crashes … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Crash A Motorcycle
It's a Z06 coupe previously sold for $2.7 million for a noble cause. Ladies and gentlemen, the front-engined Corvette has left the building. After seven generations and 66 years of production, Chevy is phasing out the ‘Vette with the engine mounted in the front as the very last car to feature the traditional layout has been assembled at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Rather than making a big deal out of it with a full press release and gallery, Chevy only shared this image attached to the following post on Twitter. The final C7 is a black coupe in the hot Z06 specification and the 3LZ trim level, but you can’t have it. That’s because Chevy and Barrett-Jackson sold it for an impressive $2.7 million a few months ago to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation – a charity that provides support to first responders as well as injured service members. Some would be tempted to say this C7 is the most expensive Corvette ever sold at … [Read more...] about End Of An Era As Chevy Has Built The Last Front-Engined Corvette
Pending the success of the Arteon sedan. The VW CC has officially gone the way of the dodo. While most of us will look back on the luxurious sedan in fondness – worry not, a new version is said to be making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. And it promises to be ever better. Dropping the CC name for something more… substantial, the new VW Arteon will reportedly be more upscale and more advanced than the CC it’s replacing. Even more enticing, reports suggest that if we’re lucky, we could see a shooting brake (wagon) version in the near future.According to Autocar, in an interview with VW’s Head of Full-Size Product Lines, Elmar-Marius Licharz, he said that an Arteon shooting brake "is absolutely the sort of car that could work," but that, "it needs a business case." An Arteon shooting brake could be just one of many variants slated for debut pending initial success of the sedan. As far as the standard Arteon is concerned, … [Read more...] about VW could make an Arteon shooting brake
The third-generation car is Bentley's most advanced ever. Production of the latest iteration of the Bentley Flying Spur has got underway at the luxury manufacturer's famed Crewe HQ. The Flying Spur, which is now in its third generation, is effectively a four-door version of the popular Continental GT. The grand tourer's third generation entered production last year.The latest Flying Spur is the most advanced Bentley to-date, and it underwent over a million miles of testing before it went into production. 142 prototype vehicles completed running in 18 countries across four continents and in conditions that ranged from -34 oC to +48oC;(-29.2 oF to +118.4 oF) at altitudes from 61 meters (200 feet) below sea level to 4,300 meters (14,107 feet) above. Gallery: Bentley Flying Spur production gets underway in Crewe 5 Photos Of that incredible mileage, over 507,000 miles (815,937 kilometers) of testing took place on public roads, with a further 200,000 … [Read more...] about Bentley Flying Spur Production Gets Underway In Crewe