January 2017

Toyota's new 'high rider' — the C-HR, coming this spring

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(January 2, 2017) The letters stand for “Coupe-High Rider,” but the crossover vehicle itself was supposed to launch as a Scion. Only that brand was euthanized not long after Toyota added the iA and iM to the lineup, and everything that remained was rebadged a Toyota. The C-HR its built on the modular Toyota New Global Architecture platform first used on the new Prius.

World's longest and heaviest parade float powered by Ford V10 gas engine

(January 1, 2017) DEARBORN, Mich. — How do you move the world’s longest and heaviest parade float and deliver the reliability needed for one of America’s storied parades? With a highly proven truck engine known for its hauling and towing capability — Ford’s legendary 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine.