Daily Drive-Thru: Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles, Chevy unveils Hot Wheels Camaro, Audis earn TSP and more

It’s a day that ends in the letter “Y” which means Ford announced another recall. This time, it’s 100,000 trucks and vans in North America getting a call back under four separate safety recalls.

We’ll get to that story first, and we also have Chevrolet’s new Hot Wheels Camaro coming next year, a trio of Audis getting some safety awards and much more ahead in this Thursday edition of the Daily Drive-Thru.

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Daily Drive-Thru: Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles, Chevy unveils Hot Wheels Camaro, Audis earn TSP and more

The 2018 Ford F-150 with the 3.3-liter engine, six-speed transmission and column-mounted shifter is involved in a safety reall over faulty transmission shifts. 

(Ford)

FoMoCo announced that 100,000 trucks and vans are getting called back in four separate recalls. These include F-150 trucks and Transit vans from 2015-2018 model years to fix a myriad of issues related to wiring, shifting issues, engine troubles and more.

Daily Drive-Thru: Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles, Chevy unveils Hot Wheels Camaro, Audis earn TSP and more

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition serves as an homage to the toy brand whose first release in 1968 was a dark blue Custom Camaro.

Ahead of next year’s 50th anniversary of Chevrolet and Hot Wheels working together, the two companies announced the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition. The Camaro includes a custom paint job, satin graphite ground effects, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, orange brake calipers and more.

Daily Drive-Thru: Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles, Chevy unveils Hot Wheels Camaro, Audis earn TSP and more

The S5 Sportback will make any driving enthusiast excited to get behind the wheel thanks to its mighty 3.0-liter V6 engine with a peak output of 354 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with the additional doors, the Sportback has a claimed ability of reach 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds, same as its Coupe counterpart. 

(Audi)

The latest crop of cars tested by the IIHS, a trio of Audis, took home Top Safety Pick designations. The 2018 Audi A4 Allroad, A5 Coupe and A5 Sportback each earned their accolades thanks to good crashworthiness ratings and superior crash avoidance tech.

However, they missed the mark on the top-notch “+” rating due to “marginal” rated headlights.

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With the Kai hatchback and Vision coupe sedan concept cars, Mazda matured its KODO design language in a gorgeous way at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

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