Classic FBI surveillance van listed on eBay
A 1989 Dodge Ram 350 van used by the FBI as a surveillance vehicle has come up on eBay. It's a one-owner vehicle with just 23,500 miles on the odometer. It's still fitted with late-1980s surveillance equipment including LCD screens, an intercom, recorders, tape players, three extra batteries, additional door locks, and even a toilet. Bidding currently stands at $15,900.
Chevrolet Volt could morph into a crossover
The sedan segment is declining, and Chevrolet is increasingly worried about the Volt's future. Reuters has learned the company's plug-in hybrid model could morph into a crossover when it's replaced in about 2022.
One-off Mercedes E-Class gains portal axles
A Mercedes-Benz engineer has turned the E-Class All-Terrain into a monster truck with portal axles. It's just a one-off model for the time being, but insiders say it could spawn a limited-edition model in the next few months. http://bit.ly/2uURM4i
UAW worried about slumping sedan sales
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is worried about the impact the decline of sedans will have on jobs in the United States. "We are tracking it and we are addressing it," UAW president Dennis Williams told Reuters. He added he's in talks with General Motors to find a solution that would preserve as many jobs as possible.
Enthusiast building Hellcat-powered Prius
A company named American Racing Headers is turning an unassuming Toyota Prius into a monster. Through extensive fabrication work, the team has managed to stuff a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine into the hybrid's engine bay. http://bit.ly/2vKFsQl
First look: 2018 Infiniti Q50
"The Q50 Red Sport is just as at home cruising the highway as it is carving a back road." http://bit.ly/2uQhLKe