Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it's hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.
Here's what you missed while you were away.
Ford announces an 'entry-level' Mustang
The new Ford Mustang's base model is slated to have a V8 engine under the hood, but now it seems the car will be presented with a more approachable power plant as well. A
promised 'entry-level' Mustang
may put the 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder in the current model to use—that engine makes 350 horsepower in the Focus RS, so it's tune-able enough. The other potential power source is the 3.7-litre V6 EcoBoost, which the brand hasn't fit into its Mustang since 2015. Expect more details on the entry-level all-American sports car later this month.
Woman leads police on high-speed chase because she's 'late for work'
There really aren't that many legitimate reasons for engaging authorities in a high-speed vehicular chase. A passenger bleeding out in the back seat or a bomb-on-bus
type scenario may be the only two that will actually get you out of trouble. The excuse one woman recently gave Ohio highway patrol officers after
leading them on a dangerous, life-threatening pursuit
was less compelling. The pursuit began when they tried to pull her over for having tinted windows and ended only when her vehicle was sandwiched between a cruiser and a pole. When the vehicle finally stopped moving, the driver told authorities she hadn't pulled over because she didn't want to be late for work. How's that for employee dedication?
Cali company plans to bring back the Brubaker Box
The Brubaker Box was created in the 1970s to give surfers something to take their boards to the beach in, and maybe a place to get changed out of their wetsuits afterward. Unfortunately, due to liability issues expressed by VW, which was providing the chassis, the chunky minivan-esque vehicle was never fully realized, though it was sold in kit form. Now, however,
a duo of Cali-based entrepreneurs are lining up the Box's comeback
, with its original creator onboard and planning to recreate the vehicles from the ground up, complete with the sole sliding door and removable roof panel. Here's hoping that comeback is swift and glorious.
Future Toyota Tundra and Tacoma to share platform
Word on the street is that Toyota
is planning to
underpin its two popular pickup products, the Tacoma and Tundra, with the same modular global platform
. Despite the difference in stature between full-sized Tundra
and mid-sized Tacoma, the so-called 'F1' platform will allegedly be at the base of both. Toyota still has it in the workshop, but it's expected to be used in the 2021 Tundra, so we'll likely see it in some form later this year.
Mercedes-Benz unveils the 2020 AMG CLA 35
Following hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Mercedes-AMG A 35, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the impending arrival of a similar beast, the
2020 AMG CLA 35
. Changes have been made to the car's performance as well as its appearance. The new AMG-class CLA 35 will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder making 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, shooting the sedan to 96 km/h in 4.6 seconds. The front end, meanwhile, gets a modified grille with chrome trim and a pair of horizontal bars connecting to the brand logo in the centre, while the rear gets a diffuser and round exhaust outlets. The AMG CLA 35 will debut in full on April 16 in New York.