GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra told reporters Monday evening the company remains focused on its coming array of EVs, and that hybrids are not on the agenda — for the U.S. anyway. She also dispelled any notion of a looming retirement. Find out what else she said at Headlight.News.
Can Toyota continue to dominate the midsize pickup market? That was the key question in mind as I set out for a first drive of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. The midsize truck certainly looks good on paper, with eight trim package, four powertrains – including a first-ever hybrid – and a seemingly endless list of body, bed and technology options. How did it stand up, both on-road and off? Check out this review on Headlight.News.
Porsche just lifted the covers on its third-generation Panamera. And while it doesn’t break major ground from a design direction, there’s plenty to take note of. The 2024 Porsche Panamera delivers more power, upgraded infotainment technology, improved safety gear, and enhanced ride and handling. Headlight.News checks out the latest edition of the distinctive German luxury sedan.
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.
As Americans ready themselves for the shift to winter weather by checking to make sure their windshield wipers are in good enough shape to handle the ice and snow, they can think of and thank Mary Anderson for making their drives safer and easier. Find out why with a drive in The Past Lane at Headlight.News.
Full-size pickups dominate new vehicle sales in the U.S., carrying the top three spots. One of the reasons they’re popular is because of their size and the perception of safety that comes with their enormity. However, a new safety test from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety shows back seat passengers aren’t as safe as they could be in the massive trucks. Find out more at Headlight.News.
It’s one of the biggest events in Las Vegas, and the annual SEMA Show will put the spotlight on the automotive aftermarket when it opens this week. Headlight.News spoke to SEMA’s marketing chief RJ DeVera to get a sense of how this traditionally performance-focused extravaganza is rapidly evolving along with the auto industry, adapting to the era of EVs, finding a new, more diverse audience and even adding a new consumer follow-up, the SEMA Fest, featuring Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons.
California regulators suspended the permit allowing General Motors’ subsidiary Cruise to operate a fleet of driverless robocabs on the streets of San Francisco. The move happens as additional video evidence comes to light in the wake of a crash earlier this month in which a pedestrian was run over by one of the company’s vehicles. Get details at Headlight.News.
Any foreigner who has tried to negotiate Tokyo’s narrow, windy and painfully crowded roads knows what a challenge that can be. But General Motors and Honda say they’re confident they’ve got a better way to navigate traffic, with the partners set to launch service by Cruise robotaxis in Japan’s capitol starting in 2026.
None of four popular “people-movers” scored well in new crash tests. Check where they fell short of current standards at Headlight.News.