Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of two who enjoys being outdoors, riding his road bike, working out, and sports.
Toyota will begin shipping a new cab-over-engine Class 5 Hino work truck to select U.S. markets sometime in the third quarter. While that isn’t so exciting, the turbo-diesel electric-hybrid powertrain developed for this truck is creating quite a stir for Toyota Tundra fans. This powertrain could be adapted to be an option for future Tundras.
When a car finally out lives its usefulness in the U.S., it is shipped off to the junk yard to be used for scrap metal. But, what else could we do with it? How about building a helicopter from the parts? This is exactly what one Nigerian man has done.
Automakers have been reporting large sales increases over the past few months, turning over inventory at a much faster rate than last year. This has created a new problem, a bottleneck of new cars waiting for specially built rail-cars to ship them to dealerships. This means you might just be waiting on a rail-car for your next pickup.
Ford is currently dealing with several problems related to its new Escape as well as past versions. This is not good news for the automaker and its trademark SUV that it needs to compete with other automakers.
Are you done driving your car? Really, really done? Ready for a future without having to worry about driving, instead leaving that task to a robot. Ford plans for that day soon.