Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.
“Best car deals for Thanksgiving and Black Friday,” Consumer Reports
If you’re making tracks to dealerships today, there’s still time to research some deals before you go. Analysis by Consumer Reports shows there are “hundreds of cars with savings measured into four figures.” Jeff S. Bartlett provides a “tasty sampling” of recommended cars with savings.
The explosive growth of the crossover segment has been highlighted by the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened last Friday and runs until Sunday. “Americans have a seemingly unquenchable thirst” for these vehicles, which was illustrated by a “slew” of new models, from those more akin to traditional SUVs to others more like beefed-up hatchbacks, according to Autoblog. Despite the segment’s growth to date, automakers believe it has plenty more ground to cover.
“Fiat debuts Star Wars-themed 500e at LA Auto Show,” Motor Trend
Something for the ultimate Star Wars fan to show their colors on the road. The diminutive Fiat 500e was cast in a new light at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where a model customized inside and out to mimic a stormtrooper, was on display. The next installment of the movie franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is released on Dec. 18 2015.
A vending machine for cars has just arrived; it opened in Nashville, Tenn., this month. Now technology is lending a hand with an underground robotic parking system, showcased in Japan. The automated system may be the answer to saving space in crowded cities.
See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.