AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: Pikes Peak Hill Climb Delayed, Toyota and BMW Announce Sports Car

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cut Short for Diesel in 2014

Anyone thinking about buying a new Jeep Grand Cherokee would be wise to wait until next January when the truck will pick up an eight-speed transmission

2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost Certified at 32-MPG Highway

Ford’s freshened 2013 Taurus, equipped with the new EcoBoost 2.0L four-cylinder, has been certified at 32 miles per gallon highway, said a news release issued by the company this morning

2013 Ford F-150 Limited Debuts with Loads of Aluminum

Introducing the latest level in its growing lineup of luxury-trimmed trucks, Ford debuted the F-150 Limited today to best its previous “Platinum” top tier

2013 Ford SVT Raptor: Raptor raises the bar for off-road high performance, again. Honoring the Raptor development imperative of increasing capability, 2013 brings the availability of industry-first beadlock-capable wheels to improve traction over uneven surfaces.
2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets More Off-Road Capability, Interior Luxury

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is getting a few tweaks for the 2013 model year, aiming to make it a more capable off-road machine as well as a more connected one

Mitsubishi i MiEV Falls Short of Competition Crash Rating

Results for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) crash tests on the Mitsubishi i MiEV were released today, leaving the little electric vehicle trailing its competition

Pikes Peak Hill Climb Officially Postponed Due to Wild Fires

With a record number of media credentials already confirmed and a total of 211 competitors signed on, this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed due to wildfires near the event venue in Colorado Springs

2013 Jaguar XJ Drops V8 for Supercharged Six, Loses 168 HP

Jaguar announced details on its 2013 XJ sport sedan today including the news that its previous 5.0-liter V8 would be replaced with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6

BMW, Toyota Announce Plans for Co-Developed Sports Car

Industry giants Toyota and BMW held a press conference in Munich Friday to discuss plans for its partnership initially announced last December, unveiling plans for a co-developed sports car

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

More by Luke Vandezande

Join the conversation