2019 Mazda3 AWD

2019 Mazda3 AWD First Drive Review

Here’s some quick consumer advice: If you were considering buying one of those “premium” AWD compact sedans like the Audi A3 Quattro or the Mercedes CLA250 4Matic, don’t you dare, because the 2019 Mazda3 AWD is a far better car than either. And you can have one for under $25,000. Not only does the little […]

2020 Cadillac CT5

2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan Revealed Ahead Of 2019 New York Auto Show

Cadillac’s pledge to launch a new vehicle every six months continues with the introduction of the 2020 CT5, a sedan that essentially replaces the ATS and CTS in the luxury brand’s lineup. A smaller CT4 will be shown later this year, the CT6 remains available, and Cadillac’s crossover lineup is expanding, too. The XT4 recently […]

Toyota Lexus ES

Toyota Plans To Pour $749 Million Into Its U.S. Factories

Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will invest $749 million in five U.S. plants and add 586 jobs as it boosts engine production capacity and adds new hybrid models to its lineup. President Donald Trump has prodded Japanese automakers to add more jobs in the United States as the White House has threatened to impose […]

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Here’s Why Mitsubishi Doesn’t Make Performance Cars Anymore

Despite previously offering performance cars such as the 3000GT, Eclipse, and even the Galant VR4, Mitsubishi’s current lineup is full of lackluster crossovers and one uninspiring subcompact. Even the Eclipse Cross, which was supposed to bring back the Eclipse name in sporty CUV form, came up short on the fun. Over the last several years, […]

2019 Jaguar F Pace

Jaguar To Trim Lineup To Cut Costs

Jaguar has confirmed that the XF Sportbrake is here to stay. “The current Jaguar XF Sportbrake remains in the lineup and is available at retailers and for ordering, including for the upcoming 2020 Model Year which should be announced soon,” a Jaguar spokeswoman said. “This should be good news for wagon enthusiasts.” The automaker clarified […]

Peugeot 208

Peugeot Is Coming To The U.S.! Should We Care?

There’s a fun old Simca commercial for the new Aronde Elysee that includes the phrase “a triumph of French engineering!” These days, Americans hearing that tagline may find themselves stifling a giggle. French fashion? Oui. French culinary artistry? Mais certainement. French viticulture? Ooh la la. But engineering—of cars? The last Peugeots and Renaults marketed in […]

Piech Mark Zero Is a 603-HP

Piech Mark Zero Is A 603-HP All-Electric Grand Tourer

The picture I’ve seen of the very first Porsche booth at the 1949 Geneva motor show clearly shows Ferry Porsche (Ferdinand’s son) as well as the former’s sister, Louise Porsche. Louise wound up marrying Porsche’s lawyer and business partner, Anton Piëch. You may have heard of one of their sons—Ferdinand, the genius engineer behind things […]

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Audi Takes A Stand On Electric Driving In Geneva

In a first for Vorsprung durch Technik the Audi stand at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show will be exclusively occupied by electrically powered models. The world premiere of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept and the European reveal of the Audi e-tron GT concept will take place on the stand in Hall 1 at the Audi […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQC Undergoes Winter Trial Tests In Sweden

Shortly before its market launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is undergoing final tests in Sweden’s snowy landscapes. During these further winter trials in Arjeplog, Sweden, the engineers pay particular attention to the thermal management of the battery and interior, recharging in cold conditions and handling safety, traction and recuperation on ice and snow. After digital tests […]