A VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is like a social security number, serial number or UPC code for a car. It’s given to a car by its manufacturer and no two VINs are the same. The VIN is a unique string of 17 characters that identify a variety of characteristics about a car including: Where
You might soon see more electric trucks ferrying cargo around town. Volta has revealed that it’s bringing its urban delivery EVs to the U.S., starting with a test fleet of 100 Class 7 (16.5 U.S. tons) Zero trucks coming to Los Angeles in mid-2023. American production should start in 2024, with an “experienced” manufacturer chosen
In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Road Test Editor Zac Palmer. Zac drove the electric 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Greg drove the fire-breathing 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo. The two dive deep into the relatively heavy news week by starting off with a discussion about the upcoming hybrid
Mercedes-AMG has lifted the veil off of the mysterious car it designed with rapper will.i.am. The one-off model takes the form of a coupe called will.i.AMG — we can’t make this up, folks — that’s based on the GT Four-Door Coupe and that borrows styling cues from the G-Class. “I grew up in a ghetto.
The 2022 Audi RS 3 is heading our way this summer, and today Audi is announcing its price. Prior to any options, the redesigned second-generation RS 3 will run you $59,995, including the $1,095 destination charge. Compared to the previous generation RS 3 (last model year was 2020), the 2022 car is nearly $3,000 more
Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and because we know how difficult it can be to shop for these types of occasions we wanted to put together a list of products that can help
As you’re certainly aware, most cars these days have four wheels. So why do people make a distinction between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive when driving four wheels clearly means you’re driving all of them, and vice versa? Despite the confusing names, and some confusing historical usage, there is a meaningful difference between four-wheel drive
The Kia Sportage has always been one of the smallest compact SUVs, and for the last two generations, has been a value-packed, style-conscious alternative to the bigger, more family-friendly CR-Vs of the world. The trouble is, there’s now a boatload of similarly small alternatives we call midcompacts. Kia even makes one of them, the Seltos.
Ford is making leisurely chess moves when it comes to bringing the Transit Trail to the U.S. The automaker’s European branch launched the rugged van in June 2020, two months after Ford applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a design patent for the Transit Trail’s finer features. More than a year later,
This is part of our Car Buyer’s Glossary series breaking down all the terms you need to know if you’re buying a new or used car from a dealership. Car dealers aren’t in the business of giving money away. They’re in the game to make a buck – and can you blame them? So is everyone else selling a consumer good.