A Honda dealer said a Ridgeline Hybrid was coming soon, but the automaker said the info was inaccurate. Here’s a shocking news story to take you into the weekend, and yes, there’s a double entendre there. A Honda dealership in Louisiana allegedly posted a “coming soon” message on its website for a hybrid version of the Ridgeline pickup truck. A Reddit thread directed us to Honda of Covington, which has since taken down the page. We obviously reached out to Honda officials on this, but the fact that page no longer exists suggests the dealer either made a colossal mistake, or it got its information all twisted up. More on that in a bit. These Ridgelines Are Real: Off-Road-Ready Honda Passport, Ridgeline Debut At Overland Expo [UPDATE] 2018 Honda Ridgeline Gets Fewer Trim Levels, Similar Prices Before the page went dark, Digital Trends gleaned a bit of information. The proposed Ridgeline Hybrid is said to be coming in 2020, and could … [Read more...] about Is Honda Developing A Hybrid Version Of Its Ridgeline Pickup?
The storm dumped more than 50 inches of rain on areas of Houston. Update: Previous reports suggested that more than a half-a-million cars would be destroyed as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, but new reports show that nearly one million cars have been totaled as a result of the storm, according to Wired. By Thursday morning, insurance companies received more than 100,000 claims for cars damaged by Harvey, with more than 75 percent of them totaled. The total loss is estimated to be somewhere in the neighborhood $2.7 and $4.9 billion."In an event like this, that number’s gonna be rising daily," said Mark Hanna of the Insurance Council of Texas. "There are probably cars still submerged that people can’t get to." Don't be fooled – here are 10 ways you can spot a flood damaged car. According to Cox Automotive, flooding in certain areas of Houston is so extensive that estimates suggests more than half a million … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey Destroyed Nearly One Million Cars [UPDATE]
It still has many original mechanical components, including the engine. This 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 is a bit battered, but the scars are well-earned from a life on the road that’s added up to no less than one million miles on the odometer. Sure, any vehicle can be kept alive and running with enough maintenance, but this plucky Toyota still has all kinds of original parts – including the 4.7-liter V8 under the hood. Folks, whether or not you’re a fan of Toyota, that’s seriously impressive. The First Million-Mile Tundra: Toyota Trades New Tundra For One With A Million Miles Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk on YouTube brings us this story, and it’s a good one. Louisiana resident Aaron Morvant is the owner of this truck, and he doesn’t leisurely travel the highway of America seeing the sights. He’s in the logistics business – a "hot shot driver" as the kids say. In short, he’s on-call 24/7 to pick up and deliver … [Read more...] about Built Toyota Tough: Second Tundra Truck Hits 1 Million Miles
What states clamp down the hardest on speeders, and which states are considered "green flag racing?" Which states issue the most speeding tickets? An unlikely source – a Honda dealership in Yonkers, New York – compiled the data and shared it on their website. To complete their report, the dealership set out to obtain at least one year of speeding ticket data from between 2011 and 2017 for each state. All told, Yonkers Honda was able to obtain speeding ticket data for 48 of the 50 states – for whatever reason, data from Arkansas and Louisiana was unavailable, so they are excluded from the study. More Speeding Stories: Speeding Aventador SV And 675LT Impounded While Heading To Track Huracan Driver Racks Up $45,000 In Speeding Fines On Holiday The data is represented by two color-coded maps, showing a light green color for states that issued the fewest speeding tickets, and a bright red color for states that issued the most. When you look at … [Read more...] about Study Lists U.S. States That Issue Most/Least Speeding Tickets
More expansions will happen through the end of 2019. At the beginning of May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested that Takata recall 35 million to 40 million airbag inflators that lacked a desiccant – a substance to absorb moisture. Now, eight automakers in the United States have announced 12.05 million vehicles in need of new inflators as part of this safety campaign. The automakers outlining their expanded recalls include: Subaru, Mazda, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Honda, Ferrari, Toyota, and Mitsubishi. NHTSA splits the U.S. into specific zones to coordinate this massive campaign, and companies are prioritizing their repairs based on the potential danger to drivers. For example, Zone A includes hot and humid areas that are most at risk for an inflator rupture. The likelihood of the components bursting decreases through Zones B and C. To see if your vehicle and region is currently part of this … [Read more...] about Automakers announce 12M more vehicles for Takata recall in U.S.