Customers who have placed recent orders for the Tesla 3 may not take delivery until well into 2018, according to USA Today. Tesla insists this does not indicate a change in production dates for the lower priced electric, but rather robust demand for the car. If current schedules hold, Model 3 production will commence in mid to late 2017. Elon Musk has tweeted that a year’s worth of production has already sold out.
Nothing final yet, but a judge in San Francisco has said he is inclined to approve the $14.7 million settlement between U.S. regulators and Volkswagen in the diesel emissions case. A final decision is expected on Oct. 25. The deal requires VW to buy back or repair about 475,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that have devices that evade pollution tests but do not meet emissions regulations once on the road.
If you own a 2016 or 2017 Jeep Wrangler it may be subject to recall to fix air bags that may not inflate in a crash. The Detroit News said a wiring glitch may cut off signals to the air bag computer. Owners will be notified when to bring their Wranglers to a dealer for repair.
Subaru said the 2017 Impreza sedan will carry a starting price of $18,395, or $100 over the 2016 model. The 2017 rides on a new Global Platform that Suby says results in a more refined interior, improved crash protection and ride comfort. It will be the first Impreza manufactured in the U.S.