A group of Florida teens has been accused of stealing more than $200,000 in cash, several firearms, and a Porsche Cayman, the Miami Herald reports. One of the enterprising youngsters then purchased a Dodge Challenger Hellcat for his mom. Happy Mother's Day (from jail)! http://bit.ly/2tU4DQq
Tired of carrying bulky fobs on your key ring? Startup Token may have the answer for you, TechCrunch reports. This ring is the kind that goes on your finger, not in your pocket, and it can remember all sorts of things, including the signal that unlocks and starts your car. http://tcrn.ch/2tTtT9s
Honda's partnership with Bring a Trailer resulted in a $200,000 auction price for the first 2018 Honda Civic Type R, the proceeds of which will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Additionally, more than $9,000 was raised by Bring a Trailer users in separate donations. http://bit.ly/2tiNinh
Real estate listing service Trulia has compiled a list of houses for sale in seven communities where you'll never see a car, describing them as "peaceful" and "idyllic" towns where "getting around is all about golf carts, bicycles, or your own two feet." Scratch these off your list of retirement options. http://on.trulia.com/2tichab
Ford will stop building the Focus for the North American market halfway through next year. Production of the next-gen model will kick off in China a year later. "We think we'll be able to bridge that gap with a combination of stockpiling, and the EcoSport coming in, which will help us have another product in that price band," the brand told Automotive News.
On the heels of the new Challenger SRT Demon is Dodge's alternative for the road course fanatic. Meet the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody--a super-wide, supercharged coupe with more tire than any other factory Challenger before it. The Widebody pairs the 707-horsepower Hellcat powertrain to a set of 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires for what Dodge says is the most corner-capable Hellcat ever.
AAA expects 44.2 million Americans to hit the road during the Independence Day holiday, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year. The study finds gas prices and car rental rates are lower this year than in 2016.
Ram has launched yet another limited-edition truck. Named Tungsten Edition, the luxurious model builds on the Limited trim with a dark chrome grille, black headlight bezels, and color-coded parts such as the bumpers, the mirror caps, and the door handles. Inside, there's Natura Plus leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, and front seats that are both heated and ventilated, among other equipment.