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.
“The 10 best cars for resale values,” CBS News
Subaru and Lexus have come out on top in the 2016 car resale value rankings put together by Kelley Blue Book. As the best mainstream brand, Subaru claimed winners in four of the 22 categories, while luxury automaker Lexus had six category winners, reports CBS News. General Motors was the best of the U.S. carmakers with seven awards in total for Chevrolet and GMC. The Kelley Blue Book rankings rate cars with the highest estimated resale values.
The popular Toyota Corolla is the most reliable car in the United States, according to a study by CarMD looking at the number of repairs vehicles have needed. The annual Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Rankings survey examined more than 251,000 incidents related to check engine lights on model-year vehicles from 1996 to 2015. Overall, Hyundai built the most reliable cars, it found, ahead of Toyota in second place, followed by the Honda, Ford and Chrysler brands. As well as being reliable, Ford’s vehicles were shown to be the cheapest to repair, averaging $309.55.
The chance to own a Spec-Ops Silverado is on its way: the “battleship-esque” vehicle is going into production following its appearance at the SEMA auto trade show in Las Vegas. Besides its custom camouflage paint job, the four-wheel drive truck will have 20-inch wheels, “more aggressive off-road tires,” an LED light bar, LED grill lights, underbody protection and larger fender flares, with the option for a spray-in bedliner. Details of when and how to order the vehicle are yet to be announced.
“Ford driverless car to hit California roads,” Los Angeles Times
Ford is sending a fleet of Fusions to the autonomous car testing ground that is California, having gained a permit to begin operating self-driving vehicles on the streets there. Ford joins a growing list of automakers testing such vehicles on the West Coast, reports Los Angeles Times. A small fleet of 2016 Fusions will be driving around Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
“KITT rides again in Knight Rider Heroes trailer,” Autoblog
Knight Rider and KITT may be roaring onto screens again in a new project that’s underway. A trailer has been released for “Knight Rider Heroes” that “looks to revive some of the fun of the classic ‘80s show reuniting KITT and David Hasselhoff.” Whether it will be a “movie, TV show, or anything else” has not been confirmed, but KITT, the talkative automotive star, is still a Pontiac Trans-Am, and Hasselhoff plays Michael Knight.
See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.