Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week to get you caught up and ready to get on with your weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.
Here’s what you missed while you were away.
Driver spots misspelling ‘Lanborghini’ in infotainment system
Hawk-eyed reader and Instagram user @torontocarnut recently brought his Lamborghini Urus into a Canadian dealership after noticing some curious goings-on within the infotainment system. The most blatant glitch was the misspelling of the brand name, “Lanborghini”—one letter, but it makes a difference.
But when the dealer techs ran an update, that only complicated matters; the Apple CarPlay went kaput, as did the rear courtesy lights and other random functions. This was the first incident of its sort, but if it’s a software issue, which it looks as though it is, it likely won’t be the last.
Tesla owner demonstrates how to combat ICE-ing by towing away truck
ICE-ing is a trend wherein drivers of Internal Combustion Engine (hence the ICE) maliciously block EV charging stations because, well, we’re not sure. Anyway, incidents were reported and photographed in several US states.
But now Tesla owners have a way to fight back, because YouTube’s Patrick Lawson has demo’d how to get access to that life-giving electricity when there’s a big, mean gas-guzzling pickup truck in your way. Just hook it up and tow it out of the way!
The new Men In Black movie stars Lexus and Jaguar
The Men in Black are back in the latest instalment of the intergalactic franchise, MiB: International, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and a cast of cars including the Lexus LC and a vintage Jaguar XJ. It’s something of a departure from the more down-to-earth ‘86 Ford LTD Crown Vic that carried the big red button in the past, but though we’re gonna miss Tommy Lee Jones, we’re willing to make the trade.
New study names Toyota cars most commonly kept for 15+ years
A new study put together by iSeeCars has added another arrow in the quiver of those who would argue the long-term case for Toyota. The online automotive research company analyzed info from some 750,000 car purchased to determine the top 15 cars most likely to be kept by their original owners for 15 years or longer. Toyota took 10 of the top 15 spots, with the other five going to fellow Japanese brands Honda and Acura. Number one by a healthy margin: the Toyota Highlander.
The new Bronco isn’t even out yet and this tuner company has huge plans
Texas tuner Hennessey can’t wait until the 2020 Ford Bronco is released. No, actually, it can’t wait, so it’s announcing performance upgrades as if they’ve already been done. Rumour has it the 2020 Bronco will get the 335-horsepower-making 2.7-litre Ecoboost, but Hennessey wants to boost that up to 500 hp! That, alongside other mods like big off-road wheels, upgraded suspension, stainless steel exhaust and a high-flow air induction system.
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