Here are six must-read, must-watch auto news stories, reviews, and videos for Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
GCBC will be reviewing the electric version of Smart’s outgoing Fortwo, the W451, in the near future. Antony Ingram just reviewed the all-new W453 Fortwo for evo.
Jeep is setting U.S. sales records left, right, and centre.
INSIDE THE AUTO BUSINESS
Honda’s senior VP for automobile operations said, “I don’t really give a damn about Nissan.” And then proceeded to tell reporters all the reasons he really seems quite concerned about Nissan.
Ford Motor Company is recalling 1549 Lincoln MKT crossovers (model years 2013, 2014, and 2015) with the limousine and hearse prep package because, “the vacuum pump relay may overheat due to an internal fault or contamination.”
Ford is also recalling 194,484 Explorers (model years 2011, 2012, and 2013) because, “the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.”
General Motors is recalling 19,831 2015 Buick Encores and 2015 Chevrolet Trax crossovers because the, “have tire placards that do not provide the rim size information for the front or rear wheels.”
It would be enormously fun to be there when the Fast & Furious 7 crew was filming their stunts.