Subaru is making changes to its Legacy sedan for 2023 as the current generation model enters its fourth year on the market. Aesthetically, it’s the front end that’s been tweaked to give the sedan a little more character.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling over 31,000 2006-2013 models in Canada, and it asks owners to stop driving them until they fixed. The problem identified relates to the braking system, which in rare cases could actually stop working.
Hyundai has had to recall just over 215,000 2013 and 2014 model-year Sonatas due to a problem with the fuel lines. Due to wear from the heat of the engine compartment, those fuel lines could crack and leak fuel.
The Toyota Highlander will lose its V6 engine in 2023, the automaker having chosen to replace it with a turbocharged 4-cylinder unit. The new engine offers much the same capabilities, but Toyota vaunts its more environmentally friendly output.
According to Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares, an EV battery shortage is a strong possibility by 2025. The executive also warned that extracting the materials needed to transition fully to electric vehicles could create geopolitical problems.
Land Rover has debuted its new third-generation Range Rover Sport, coming for the 2023 model-year with mild-hybrid and PHEV variants in the range.
Tesla has recalled close to 130,000 vehicles (of different models) to fix a problem that has the multimedia system’s screen in certain pre-charging situations. The good news is that the software update required to fix the issue is already available online.
Rumours that Ford plans to sell eight million of its shares in Rivian have sent the startup EV maker’s stock value plummeting. A big part of the upstart company’s troubles has to do with the ongoing microchip shortage that is affecting the industry as a whole.
Toyota is recalling just over 18,000 new 2022 Tundra trucks due to a problem with the backup camera. The camera may stop transmitting certain images in cold weather.
Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess says he believes it’s too early for the automotive industry to hope to make a full shift to all-electric lineups just yet. At the same time, he remains optimistic that Volkswagen will be a leader in electric vehicle sales within just a few years.