Kyle Vogt is out as CEO of Cruise, GM’s robocab subsidiary. The move comes barely two months after a near fatal crash that many blame on a culture that downplays risk. Vogt took responsibility for the company’s current mess before tendering his resignation. Headlight.News looks at Cruise’s troubles and where it goes next.
An Illinois family sued Volkswagen claiming Car-Net, its emergency telematics service, refused to help track their vehicle after a carjacking despite the Atlas SUV having their 2-year-old son onboard. A customer service rep allegedly said the family would first have to pay $150 for a new subscription to the service.
Pandemic lockdowns got millions of American motorists to rethink the car buying process as they began shopping from home much like they do groceries and electronic gadgetry. So, it should be no surprise that Hyundai will start selling its products through Amazon. While it will be the online retail giant’s first automotive partner, it won’t be the last, reports Headlight.News.
They’re just concept vehicles. For now, at least, but Headlight.News has confirmed that Kia is all but certain to put into production the two prototypes it revealed at the LA Auto Show, the EV3 crossover and EV4 sedan. Both will help the South Korean carmaker appeal to a more budget-constrained mainstream audience than the current Kia EV6 SUV. More from Headlight.News
General Motors CEO Mary Barra likes to say the carmaker is “on a path to an all-electric future,” and no GM brand is moving faster than Cadillac. It’s already building the Lyriq, and is getting ready to roll out both the Escalade IQ and the exotic halo car, the Celestiq. Next, it seems is a downsized electric SUV, the Optiq, and these are the first teaser images. Headlight.News checks out the new EV and has insight on what it will offer.
It’s been a tough year for Lucid, the startup’s Air sedan falling short of sales goals, and weak revenues requiring a $3 billion bailout to keep things going. But the California-based EV maker is betting that it can get the boost from its second product line, the all-new Gravity SUV debuting at the LA Auto Show. Roomy, stylish and sporty, it will also offer, at 440 miles per charge, industry-leading range. Headlight.News was on hand for the debut of the 2025 Lucid Gravity.
From 52 down to nine. Jurors for NACTOY, the most prestigious vehicle awards program in North America, have announced the nine finalists for Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle-of-the-Year, three in each category. And battery power clearly has the 50 U.S. and Canadian journalists who make up the jury charged up. Headlight.News checks out the nominees.
Whatever you might think about EVs, electric motors make massive amounts of torque. And that’s what Hyundai is set to take advantage of with the 2025 Ioniq 5 N. The high-performance version of the automaker’s all-electric SUV could make traditional muscle car fans weep. Get the details at Headlight.News.
Just days ahead of its debut at the LA Auto Show, Kia is teasing the 2024 Sorento. And there should be some notable changes made to the popular crossover, as Headlight.News reports.
Who says the sedan is dead? Certainly not Toyota. The automaker is launching a ninth-generation Camry at this year’s LA Auto Show and the sedan has a lot going for it, starting with updated styling. But what could be the real game-changer is the move to an all-hybrid powertrain lineup and available all-wheel drive. Headlight.News checks out the 2025 Toyota Camry.
Toyota is launching a second version of its new Crown model and the SUV is part of what is likely to become a growing sub-brand. The 2025 Toyota Crown Signia made its media debut Tuesday night ahead of its first public showing at the LA Auto Show. Headlight.News has a closer look.
If you’ve been holding off on buying a new vehicle now may be a good time to head over to your nearest showroom. After three years of record hikes, prices have begun to tumble as automakers build back COVID-depleted inventories. Better yet, incentives are beginning to rise, meaning you could find the best deal in years. Headlight.News has more.