Day: May 12, 2020

Audi infotainment touchscreens primed for a big boost in 2021 models

When they arrive later this year, most new 2021 Audi vehicles will get a significant power bump—at least, behind the touchscreen.

This week, Audi announced it would include in most of its 2021 models an upgraded version of its infotainment system, which is called MIB 3.

The system, which operates behind the scenes and controls vehicle functions, radio, navigation, climate control, and more, will be more responsive and up to 10 times faster than previous systems. According to Audi, the system can turn on some features not purchased new with the vehicle—such as navigation for 2021 A4 and 2021 A5

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2020 Ford Expedition, 2020 Lincoln Navigator SUVs recalled; Ford Mustang also needs fix

Ford announced on Tuesday three recalls that cover about 40,000 newer vehicles in North America. The Ford Expedition full-size SUV is part of two recalls. 

The largest Ford recall is for the 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Lincoln Navigator full-size SUVs due to a faulty automatic emergency braking system. Drivers won’t see notifications that the system can’t detect and prevent a frontal crash, which could increase the risk of a crash if drivers are unaware of a defect. The system is standard and the recall includes 25,081 SUVs in the U.S. and 1,106 in Canada. 

Ford said there were no

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport crossover won’t be penalized at the pump for more performance

Federal testers last week said the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport will manage nearly identical fuel economy to its counterpart, despite its larger engine.

The EPA lists the new Crosstrek Sport at 27 mpg city, 34 highway, 29 combined, when equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

That compares to the Crosstrek’s rating of 28/33/30 mpg with a smaller engine.

Subaru hasn’t yet detailed the new Crosstrek Sport, or how much it will cost, but it’s likely to borrow the 2.5-liter flat-4 from the Forester, which makes 182 horsepower. The 2.0-liter flat-4 currently offered in the Crosstrek makes 152

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