AutoComplete: Ford is killing plans for the Focus ActivePlus: Indian motorcycles get surprising tech and Volvo teases a self-driving car.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. When Ford announced it was killing off its non-SUV and truck models in the US, one of the few cars that escaped the guillotine was the Focus Active. A Chinese built jacked up little hatchback thing that seemed pretty cool. Unfortunately, Ford decided Mr. Trump's tariffs would make bring that car in the state unfeasible financially and it's decided to kill that car too So now it looks like the only car that you can get from the blue oval will have a chrome pony on the hood. American v-twin cruisers are getting a big bump in sophistication thanks to Indian's 2019 lineup refresh. We talked previously about the Scout getting ABS, but now we know that the big bikes in the lineup are getting seriously tricky tech in the form of rear-cylinder deactivation and riding modes for reduced traction situations. The best part is that these Indians still pack all the chrome and comfort you'd expect from a big American V-twin bagger. Volvo is teasing a possible self-driving car in a couple of short videos that it released today. The car is called the 360c, and the video is mostly shots of fancy-looking LED lights, cool fins, and, for some reason, coffee. So no actual details but Volvo has talked recently about its planned level four autonomous driving system that it's going highway assist. So this maybe some [UNKNOWN] either way we're sure it'd be nice to look at. Find more of this stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you Tuesday.