Next year marks Chevrolet and Hot Wheels 50th anniversary of working together to create some of the flashiest finger powered vehicles the toy industry has ever seen. To celebrate, General Motors has decided to reverse its role in that partnership as the inspiration for the toy maker’s cars.
Minivans are some of the hardest working vehicles on the market today. Sure, you may point to full-size pickup trucks as doing the dirty job of hauling and towing burly loads, but minivans are designed from their inception to carry the most important cargo of all: your family. They happen to be the safest, most practical vehicles around. As an automotive journalist, when someone asks me what the best car for their family would be, I automatically point them to a minivan.
Mazda’s innovative rotary engine is on course for a comeback according to the automaker’s powertrain boss Mitsuo Hitomi. In a recent interview with , Hitomi revealed that the Wankel will most likely play a major role in the development of an EV offering that the brand hopes will hit showrooms by 2019.