Shooting blocks from Chicago police headquarters leaves 1 man dead, 1 woman wounded in Bronzeville
The man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene later that night. The medical examiner’s office early Monday said he was identified as Kelvin Edmonson, 23, of the 700 block of North Leamington Avenue. He had been sitting in the driver’s seat and an 18-year-old woman was sitting in the SUV’s passenger seat, Bartoli said.chicagotribune.com
Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeeps big off-road sales
Later this month the company will introduce two new off-road vehicles, a Ranger pickup-sized Bronco that will come in two- and four-door versions, and the smaller Escape-sized Bronco Sport, both aimed at taking sales from Fiat Chryslers top brand. Although the new Broncos will share some parts with other Ford vehicles, theyve got beefed up suspensions and were designed for off-road use, the company said. Specific details of the vehicles wont be released until the July 13 event. If the Bronco is able to dent sales of the Grand Cherokee, it probably wont be for long, Kelleher said. She said the coronavirus pandemic may increase the size of the market for off-road vehicles with more people now opting to take road trips and travel outdoors by vehicle.
US probes complaints of sticky steering on older GM SUVs
DETROIT U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with power steering that can stick on thousands of older General Motors SUVs. Investigators are looking into whether repairs made by GM under the extended warranty actually solved the problem with the electric power steering system. In a statement, GM said it's cooperating in the probe, but it does not consider the issue to be a safety problem. The issue is a slight feeling of friction in the steering system that can be an annoyance to customers, the statement said. The safety agency said the probe stems from an owners petition to investigate the matter that was filed in December of 2016.
Land Rover unveils new version of its iconic Defender
Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CNN) - There are few SUVs more famous than the Land Rover Defender, the classic off-roader. It will initially be offered in the Land Rover 110 range with seating options for up to 7 people. A smaller Land Rover Defender 90 will be available later. "This is our vision of a modern Defender," Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief designer, said in a statement. The Defender will be offered with a color palette unique to the model, Land Rover said.
Many midsize SUVs fail strict crash tests
Many midsize SUVs fail strict crash tests Every year the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety conducts 80 tests and crashes hundreds of cars and SUVs. Of the nine midsize SUVs tested, only three got the top scores. Jeff Pegues reports on which models made the grade.cbsnews.com