Apparently not impressed by the “technology and stuff” in the Chevy truck he won after being named World Series MVP last fall, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner showed up to spring training Wednesday in a Ford.
More and more cars hitting Bay Area roadways have something most drivers aren’t aware of. Car manufacturers from BMW to Ford have started faking it, faking the sound of power. The new engines are a lot more efficient and quieter, but drivers are none the wiser.
BMW’s latest prototype, an electric car that can hunt for a parking spot all on its own, will soon be on display at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.
Chrysler sales rise 20 percent. GM sales up 6 percent. Ford sales drop 2 percent.
U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.
Ford said Friday that its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
The new pickup should be in dealerships by late December.
Aluminum isn’t new to the auto industry, but this is the first time it will cover the entire body of such a high-volume vehicle.
Vehicles recalled include various model years of the F-150, Flex, Transit, Transit Connect, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.