?Kirk Kerkorian, among the most talked-about investors in the American auto industry in recent memory, died at the age of 98 in Los Angeles on Monday, June 15. The billionaire ran the investment company Tracinda Corp. and was the largest shareholder in MGM Resorts International. Kerkorian attempted to use his power as a well-financed investor to push the auto industry in some fascinating ways.
Ford is waging a global war on spiders with the 2016 Focus RS. The little beasties can be a real menace to a vehicle by blocking lines with their dense webs, but engineers at the Blue Oval now have a new screen that they claim keeps the bugs at bay. Yellow sac spiders especially like to craft their webs in fuel vapor lines, but blocking the way can cause pressure to build, leading to a safety
Look for a duo of Ford Explorers to debut in Chicago this week, one focused on outward appearance, and the other on increased accessibility. Both new versions of the Explorer build on the refreshed 2016 model, which is actually built near Chicago. First, the Explorer XLT gets a Sport Appearance Package, pictured above. It's basically an Explorer Sport without the twin-turbo V6. Instead, the