There are plenty of reasons why buyers have flocked to the Subaru Crosstrek, especially since the launch of the gen-3 model earlier this year. Now, there are even more reasons to check out the subcompact crossover with the addition of the off-road Crosstrek Wilderness. It offers increased ground clearance and other useful trail-riding features, as Headlight.News discovered during a run in the mountainous wilds near Utah’s Zion National Park.
As the world’s first high-volume gas-electric hybrid, Toyota showed how far you could stretch a gallon of gas. But, with last year’s launch of the fifth-generation Prius, the automaker also shows that hybrids can be not only attractive but fun to drive. Might the Japanese giant be ready to take the fun factor to new levels? That’s a distinct possibility, rumors from Japan suggesting it has a GR edition in the works.
It was way back in March when BMW first teased the launch of the second-generation X2, the most recent addition to its lineup of Sport Activity Vehicles. While its not set to make its formal debut at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo later this month, the Bavarian automaker is pulling the wraps off the 2024 BMW X2 ahead of time.
Nissan is going to extremes — for the Japan Mobility Show, that is. The automaker plans to reveal an assortment of EV show cars at the annual event and, after giving us a sense of how it might plug into city life with the Hyper Urban Crossover, it’s now taking us out on the trail with the eco-friendly Nissan Hyper Adventure concept.
Space, the final frontier? It seems like space tourism is finally becoming a real thing. And Mercedes-Maybach wants to get in on the action. But its partnership with Space Perspective, which bills itself as a “carbon-neutral spaceflight experience company” will take passengers up into the heavens in an appropriately luxurious style. Get the story at Headlight.News.
Workers at Mack Trucks overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement on Sunday and walked off the job Monday. A statement by UAW President Shawn Fain said union negotiators are “committed to exploring all options” for a better settlement. The walkout at Mack comes as...
A new Shell Recharge Station offers a record 258 EV quick chargers – as well as a convenience store, café and lounge for motorists when they plug in. That facility is located in Shenzhen, China but, as Headlight.News reports, similar facilities will soon start popping up across the U.S.
Ready to emerge from the mist, Karma Automotive is planning to show it’s ready to compete with a “rapidly paced product plan.” And, as Headlight.News has learned, that will include a new, all-electric supercoupe set to debut in Las Vegas Nov. 11.
As Hyundai, Genesis and Kia Sign On, Here Are the Automakers Adopting Tesla’s NACS Charging Standard
Hyundai, Genesis and Kia are the latest brands set to migrate to Tesla’s NACS plug and Supercharger network. Headlight.News looks at why, and also lists the other EV manufacturers partnering with Tesla.
Federal and state safety regulators are looking into a crash involving a driverless vehicle operated by GM’s Cruise ride-share service after it ran over a pedestrian, leaving her in critical condition. Get the details at Headlight.News.
Among only a handful of EV startups to make it into showrooms, Lucid has delivered an impressive first product with the Air sedan. Among the various trims, the Air Touring may be most impressive from the bang-for-the-buck factor, but we did find room for improvement. Check it out at Headlight.News.
Better Wages, More Time Off Critical, But Striking Autoworkers Also Want What They Gave up to Save Failing Automakers
Three weeks in, the UAW strike already cost the U.S. at least $4 billion, according to analysts. However, that number’s likely to rise given the lengthy list of demands from the union, could be described as “back to the future.” Find out why at Headlight.News.