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.
Some good news if you’re looking to buy a car. Automakers are mimicking traditional retailers with discounts well ahead of the holidays, reports U.S. News, which means “car buyers will reap good deals for a longer time.”
General Motors, which has already started advertising Black Friday deals, and Lexus are just two of the automakers getting in on the act.
Read the full article in U.S. News and learn more about the deals available
“2020 Ford Bronco confirmed by UAW deal, Ranger pickup timeline set,” Motor Authority
After a long absence, the rugged Ford Bronco is on its way back to us, it is reported. Confirmation that a Bronco SUV is in the works was signaled ahead of a United Auto Workers vote, “as part of a tentative labor agreement,” according to Motor Authority. “The revival of the Ford Bronco has been a persistent rumor over the past year or so,” it says.
“2016 Chevy Colorado Duramax gets 31 mpg highway,” Autoblog
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax, and its “similarly powered GMC Canyon sibling are the most fuel efficient new trucks on the market in America,” reports Autoblog. The two-wheel drive diesel versions of these models get 31 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
“2018 Bugatti Chiron,” TopSpeed.com
Bugatti is preparing for its next big super car, the Chiron, to replace the Veyron, and it’s expected to outdo its predecessor by a distance. The Chiron will be “lighter, more nimble and more powerful,” reports TopSpeed.com, and in figures that means a forecast of 288 mph and a thumping 1,500 hp.
“Spare us, automakers. They’re removing trunk tires in more new car models,” Los Angeles Times
If you do a lot of driving, and even if you don’t cover many miles, it’s reassuring to know there’s a spare in the back. But automakers are increasingly removing that backup, according to an American Automobile Association (AAA) study cited by the Los Angeles Times. Some 36 percent of 2015 models come with run-flat tires or tire inflation kits rather than spares, up 5 percent from 2006, the study shows. But they’re not good alternatives, says the AAA.
See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.