The Ford F-150 Lightning ceased production, Tesla recalled all vehicles with Full Self-Driving software, and we drove the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo. It’s Week in Reverse here at Motor Authority.
Production of the Ford F-150 Lightning has been halted as the automaker issued a stop-build and a stop-ship order in transit. The shutdown order was caused by a battery failure, which was later linked to a vehicle fire. Ford says production will be halted for at least a week, though it could take weeks to implement a manufacturing fix
General Motors chairman Mark Reuss said in a recent interview, “I’m not going to make a Bronco.” The executor qualified the statement by saying that he would not do this at least with an internal combustion engine. This opens the door for an EV Bronco competitor, but closes another for an ICE SUV.
According to the NHTSA, Tesla has recalled all 362,758 vehicles equipped with the fully self-driving driver-assistance system because it could cause accidents. Despite the misleading name, the system does not allow for autonomous driving and is in the “Beta” development stage.
The Ram 1500 REV debuted before the Super Bowl commercial featuring the electric truck. Production starting in 2024 is similar to the current gas-powered Ram 1500, but with a new nose.
We drove the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo and found it to be a big, beautiful boy with an air-cushion-style exhaust note. The electric Folgore model will be a test for true believers as it lacks the exhaust note of the gas model.