Since becoming part of the VW Group empire in 1991, Skoda has been given enough leeway to forge its own path. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the Yeti, a car for which you’ll find no equivalent from Volkswagen, Seat, Audi et al.
More research has come out that we drivers are a very distracted bunch; voice-activated assistants in our cars are marketed as tools to fight distracted driving. But voice-activated technology like Alexa and Siri can make drivers more distracted, not less. It just depends on how drivers choose to use this kind of tech. Continue reading >>>
This week’s top stories picked by our editors include innovation in headlights from Maybach and Mercedes, the car woes of different generations and car shopping tips that keep your long-term budget in mind. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
A death has been reported!
The automotive industry has been using the phrase “the death of the sedan” since at least 2015, when SUVs earned their title as “star[s] of the show,” according to MarketWatch.
Here at CarGurus, we wanted to investigate the death of the sedan. Were the claims true?
While revolutionary in many respects, the original Mercedes-Benz A-Class of 1997 was not a car that was about to draw younger buyers towards the German marque. Indeed, it wasn’t until the introduction of the third-generation A-Class in 2012 that sales figures really began to soar thanks to a combination of that car’s more conventional design appealing to a wider audience, and the increasing popularity of affordable finance deals.
When the original BMW 1 Series arrived on the scene in 2004 it stood out from rival compact executive cars for being rear-wheel drive. The same is true of the second-generation 1 Series, known as the F20, which arrived in 2011 and is the subject of our latest CarGurus Used Car Video review.
This week, in addition to eye-catching stories from our favorite news outlets, we’ve included some recommended reads from the CarGurus blog. Check out this week’s links, which include Buicks that buy your gas for you and the CarGurus guide to auto subscription services.How much has the Supra changed over the years? (Jalopnik) Buick now lets you buy gas without leaving your car (CNET) Understanding your monthly car payment (NerdWallet) This Tech Could End Phantom Traffic Jams (CarGurus UK) Subscribe to your car? Depends on what you need (CarGurus)
We’ll be back next week with more stories curated for our readers.
In this week’s top stories picked by our editors, augmented reality is coming to your car windows, we learn about the top security concerns to keep in mind when buying a used car, and we find tips on diagnosing your check engine light. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below: Continue reading >>>
Car safety is not the most glamorous of subjects, but it remains hugely important for obvious reasons. That’s arguably even more the case when it comes to choosing a used car rather than a new one, where crash performance and safety features might not necessarily be up to the latest standards.