Replacing the venerable Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in 2016 after looking much the same as the first Land Rover, made in 1948, was never going to be a stress-free endeavor for Land Rover's design chief, Gerry McGovern, and his team.
Cox's first equity investment in an automaker follows other major investments from Ford Motor Co. and Amazon. Electric vehicle maker Rivian and Cox Automotive also said they will explore “partnership opportunities in service operations, logistics and digital retailing.”
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette's popularity means there will be a second "market adjustment" sticker at some dealerships that requires early customers to pay thousands over the suggested price. So the car could be a gravy train for some dealers. But not all of them.
A Detroit startup, vetted by auto engineers and product development experts, claims its reusable stainless steel filter captures debris as small as 5 microns, improves oil flow and lengthens the life of motor oil, meaning oil change intervals can be extended, saving money for vehicle owners, placing less used oil in the environment and eliminating the disposal of used oil filters.
Toyota is deciding the fate of several low-volume vehicles, including the large SUV. Killing it would be a mistake, especially with consumer interest soaring in go-anywhere all-terrain vehicles that can carry canoes, mountain bikes and camping gear.
You might think that with driver-assist features such as Nissan's ProPilot Assist and General Motors' Super Cruise rolling out, along with the growing electrification of the drivetrain, the electrical bugs that infest today's vehicles will only multiply. Maybe not.