Here are the five must-read auto news stories, reviews and videos for Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Did you know Costco was selling new cars? In fact, Costco was responsible for nearly 400,000 U.S. auto sales in 2014, more than Volkswagen and two dozen other automakers.
Think of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR this way. Imagine if Vauxhall/Opel’s sibling brand in America, Chevrolet, sold the Sonic subcompact hatchback with a 202-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder in order to make a true Fiesta ST rival. Here’s the evo review of the new £17,995 Vauxhall hot hatch.
Volkswagen is recalling 2957 Tiguans (model year 2015) because the vehicles may be, “missing the required tire pressure information and they may state incorrect weight and loading information.”
American Honda is recalling 19,502 Acura MDX crossovers (model years 2014-2015) and RLX sedans (model year 2014) because, “the collision mitigation braking system incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.”
INSIDE THE ELECTRIC AUTO INDUSTRY
Saying that, “The Model X will be a better SUV than the Model S is a sedan,” Tesla founder Elon Musk plans for deliveries of the new model to begin before November. The Model X was originally intended to go on sale some six months ago.
Well, it’s James May. But it’s not Top Gear. Here’s Mr. Slowly in the Ferrari 488 GTB.