2018 Chevrolet Cruze To Have New Transmission Features, Vehicle Will Run On Diesel?

Fans of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze will have varied choices with respect to their preference in transmission and gasoline types. It was revealed that the model will be up for sale next year and will be available in either manual or automatic transmission as well as between a gas or diesel powered engine. Advertisement The president of General Motors of North America, Alan Batey, recently announced that they have incorporated the diesel feature in the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles. In fact, the said 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 gasoline engine would also be offered with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual option. Why The Diesel? The said adjustment was revealed to be for the purpose of expanding the target market of the make and model. …

Conservative groups pressure Trump on infrastructure plan Conservative groups are already pressuring President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump talks with Canadian PM Preliminary list shows potential Trump Cabinet picks Report: Pence to meet with Biden, Ryan MORE over his massive infrastructure proposal, warning him to avoid putting forward a package that adds to the deficit or favors members of Congress seeking pet projects. The scrutiny could cause headaches for Republicans eager to break out of gridlock and use their majority to deliver much-needed investments to the nation’s ailing transportation system.“This will actually be an important test of whether his leadership makes a difference here in Washington,” David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, said Wednesday during a news conference.Trump has long vowed to rebuild the country’s crumbling roads, bridges...

McLaren confirms talks with Apple took place McLaren P1 A lot has been going on behind the scenes at McLaren and slowly details of the dealings are starting to emerge. In September, the Financial Times reported that Apple NSDQ:AAPL was in talks with the McLaren Technology Group about a possible takeover. The McLaren Technology Group is a private consortium co-founded by Ron Dennis in the 1980s and responsible for the McLaren Formula One team as well as the McLaren road car business. Speaking with Reuters, Mike Flewitt, who heads the McLaren road car business, confirmed that talks with Apple did take place but said there was no takeover bid. “There wasn't a bid from Apple,” he said. “They visited. We talked. We talked about what they did. We talked about what ...

Owner-operators have one more week to give DOT feedback on speed governor mandate Owner-operators, trucking industry stakeholders and the public have one more week to file formal comments on a proposed federal rule to require all new Class 8 trucks to use speed limiters (also known as speed governors) to limit truck speeds to either 60, 65 or 68 mph. The rule would likely also require use of speed limiters on most trucks already in operation today. The U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration jointly published a proposed rule to mandate limiters in early September. Carrier initially had 60 days to file comments on the rule, but the DOT extended the comment period 30 days to Dec. 7. Truckers have until 11:59 pm. on Dec. 7 to file their comments. Comments can be filed at this link. The DOT ...

Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out – report The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn’t even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark. In addition to the production run of road-going versions, an even more exclusive run of 25 track-only versions are on the way – likely to have extra aero parts and a stripped out interior, and rumoured to be as fast around a track as a Formula One race car. Specifications are still to be confirmed, though a naturally-aspirated V12 will live in the engine bay. In August we reported...

Sunseeker 131 Yacht Take 5 delivered to American client Authorised dealer for Sunseeker in America, Rick Obey Associates has announced the delivery of the 40-metre Sunseeker superyacht Take 5 – the second unit in the British yacht builder’s new generation 40-metre range. Take 5 was is built for a loyal client of Rick Obey Associates who owned a 34-metre sunseeker by the same name before deciding to move up to a larger yacht. The build of the yacht was overseen by Rick Obey Associates who made several trips to Poole in the U.K. during the year and a half build time of the project.  After having been shipped across the Atlantic, Take 5 arrived in Palm Beach earlier this year and shortly after set off on her maiden voyage to the Bahamas with her experienced owner on board...

45m Vitters sailing yacht Lady B sold Burgess has announced that the 44.7-metre sailing yacht Lady B has found a new owner following a recent change of hands in deal where Burgess represented both the buyer and the seller. Listed at an asking price of €17,900,000, Lady B has since been renamed Ningaloo according to her AIS signal displayed.  Lady B was completed by Vitters in 2011 and designed by renowned designer and naval architect Ed Dubois. In 2011 the performance sloop was awarded with a Judge’s Commendation for her interior in sailing yachts between 30-45m at the World Superyacht Awards. Rhoades Young was the man behind her modern and sail-friendly interior.

Hollywood vs. the car of the future: What movieland misses with future cars This post comes from Autoblog Open Road, our contributor network. The author is solely responsible for the content, and any opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Autoblog and its editors. Why can't Hollywood ever get the car of the future right? With the exception of dystopian films like Mad Max, the predictions of the future mobility consistently lack relevancy. Most of the time, the cars depicted are shielded from reality under an umbrella of pseudoscience and the pretense of indescribable technologies. Is it possible for movie makers to provide a vision worth aspiring to?When debating the feasibility of vehicles depicted in films it's necessary to suspend disbelief regarding the fundamentals of life on Earth...namely physics. Countless movies have featured the flying car that subversively ...