Automobiles help drive healthy U.S. industrial growth
United States industrial output rose in December on strong automobile production and electrical generation, the AP reports. A strong dollar and cheapening energy prices contributed to a prolonged slump which now appears to be ending. http://cnb.cx/2iBPL7g
Land Rover highlights Range Rover history
Land Rover has condensed 48 years of Range Rover history in a minute and a half. The video highlights key dates and models from the off-roader's illustrious production run. http://bit.ly/2iBHRLd
McLaren teases next-gen Super Series
The new supercar is twice as aerodynamically efficient, with increased downforce and improved cooling. http://bit.ly/2iBuv1n
Swedish ambulances can now jam car stereos to clear traffic
Emergency vehicles send out a signal that causes the car stereo to play an audible warning message, wether the driver is listening to CDs, Bluetooth or FM radio. http://bit.ly/2iBaNCN
Mitsubishi to retain independence
Mitsubishi is now controlled by the Renault-Nissan alliance, but the Japanese company will retain a high degree of independence. "Mitsubishi will remain responsible for its product portfolio and designing its own cars. It remains a different company," affirmed alliance boss Carlos Ghosn. http://bit.ly/2jnhA0d
Buick Regal gets Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration
For 2017, the Buick Regal is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and buyers now have three new colors to choose from. The updates are minor because a brand-new model closely related to the Opel Insignia is expected to debut in time for the 2018 model year.
Kia to launch standalone performance division?
The Kia GT shown in Detroit might be the beginning of a full-blown performance division. The brand could debut in the next five years, according to AutoEvolution. http://bit.ly/2iAugE0