February 9, 2014 |
This year's rendition of the Philadelphia Auto Show turns out to be a car cotillion of exceptional magnitude. Nearly a dozen 2015 cars and trucks will make their regional debuts at the show, which opens its nine-day run Saturday at the Convention Center. The debutantes range from the radically redesigned Ford F-150 full-size pickup and the brand new GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickups to the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan, the Cadillac Escalade large SUV, and the latest coming of the iconic Ford Mustang.
October 29, 2013 |
CHRIS ALVELO, a 17-year-old aspiring Eagle Scout from New Foundations Charter School, is being hailed as a Philadelphia hero after he took control of the wheel Saturday afternoon when his stepfather lost consciousness while driving, possibly due to a medical emergency. The teen may have saved four lives. Alvelo, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was killed instantly when the Ford Explorer slammed into a parked vehicle near Northeast Philadelphia Airport about 12:30 p.m., police said.
July 20, 2013
An 11-year-old girl was in critical condition after being struck by an SUV late Thursday afternoon on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's Olney section, police said. The girl, who was riding a bicycle, was trying to cross the Boulevard at Garland Street around 5:30 p.m. when she was hit by a 2003 Cadillac Escalade heading south on the Boulevard, police said. The girl suffered head injuries and a broken right arm and was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, police said.
June 27, 2013 |
A 34-year-old woman faces drunken driving charges after driving her SUV into a backyard pool in Philadelphia's West Mount Airy section. Police were called to the home on the 700 block of West Mount Airy Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and found a 2006 Saturn Vue in the pool and the driver sitting on the ground. The woman's name has not been released yet because she has not been formally charged.
May 18, 2013 |
DETROIT - Only two of 13 small SUVs performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group, with several popular models faring poorly. Subaru's 2014 Forester was the only vehicle to get the top "good" rating in the results released Thursday. The 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was rated "acceptable. " But fast-selling models such as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Jeep Wrangler received only "marginal" or "poor" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
March 24, 2013 |
CARLSBAD, N.M. - As the driver of an overturned SUV lay dead beneath his vehicle, someone stole the rims, tires and battery, Carlsbad police said Friday. The accident on a little-used, dirt road happened either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, killing Steven Roy Reese, 26, Carlsbad police said. He apparently lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer and it flipped over, tossing out Reese and pinning him under the SUV, police said.
March 23, 2013 |
CARLSBAD, N.M. - Hours after a fatal crash, police in New Mexico say they arrived at the scene to find the wrecked SUV's rims, tires and battery had been stolen as the victim remained pinned underneath the vehicle. The accident on a little-used dirt road happened either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, killing 26-year-old Steven Roy Reese, Carlsbad police said. The victim apparently lost control of his 1996 Ford Explorer, and the Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the medical investigator determined Reese was dead for at least eight hours before police found him. The act of removing the items was both illegal and extremely insensitive, said Carlsbad Police Lt. Jennifer Moyers, and the person who stole the vehicle parts could face criminal charges.
March 17, 2013 |
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT that will debut in showrooms in mid-April is a full-size SUV that weighs 21/2 tons and is capable of towing 31/2 tons. The idea that such a big beast of burden could acquire Corvette-like qualities might strike you as fodder for an automotive tale from the Brothers Grimm. You know, off-road frog turns into the prince of speed. But, in fact, the fun-loving mad scientists at Jeep have wrought something as Viperish as it is SUVish. "It feels and drives like a sports car, but it happens to be an SUV," says a smiling Dave Cottrell, the SRT's chief engineer.
March 13, 2013
WARREN, OHIO - Investigators on Monday tried to piece together what eight teenagers crammed into a stolen SUV were up to before the vehicle flipped over into a pond, killing six of them. Authorities gave few details on where the group of friends had been and why they were out around daybreak Sunday, speeding down a two-lane road. On Monday, the SUV's owner met with police and filed a stolen-car report. Although the father of one of the dead said the teenagers were coming home from a sleepover, the mother of another boy killed said that her son and his best friend had lied about staying over at each other's homes.
March 10, 2013 |
The cost of developing the infotainment system and other sophisticated electronics for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the refreshing of the iconic brand's flagship SUV over budget. So much so that it will delay the design of several other new Chrysler Corp. models. But that's OK given the considerable profitability and consequent importance of the Grand Cherokee, which is the retail sales leader among full-size SUVs with 154,734 sold in 2012. "There's so much money in these vehicles, and they are running three shifts at Jefferson North," the Detroit assembly plant where Grand Cherokees are built, said Joe Phillippi, an industry analyst who runs the AutoTrends consulting firm.