2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge ST First Drive

Can a crossover ever be a true performance car? A quick check of the Motor Trend inbox would suggest the answer is a resounding no. If we had a nickel for every “Maybe it’s just me, but SUVs should only be body-on-frame off-roaders like the Jeep Wrangler” email that came in, we’d probably be able […]

Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro Ev Confirmed For The U.S., Arriving Early Next Year

The Kia Niro family of eco-friendly vehicles will soon be complete with the arrival of the electric version to complement the existing hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Previewed by a concept car a few months ago, the Niro EV appears to be making a quick transition to the showroom floor, and it will go on […]

2017 Geneva

Infiniti Project Black S Prototype Will Bring Functional F1 Tech To Paris

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Infiniti unveiled the Project Black S design study, which gauged consumers’ reaction to a potential trim line that merged Infiniti’s road-car tech with Renault’s Formula 1 tech. This year, a Project Black S prototype is headed for Paris, and it’s apparently functional. Infiniti announced that it will bring the […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: 2018 Motor Trend Best Driver’s Car Contender

We’ve never had a SUV at BDC before, but anyone concerned that this two-box family hauler couldn’t keep up discovered their worries unfounded. “The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio comes from a different place, a new place, a higher place. I’ve never done a hot lap so far off the ground. I liked it!” Those were […]

Aston Martin

Aston Martin Will Bring Out Another Hybrid Hypercar After The Valkyrie

Remember when Aston Martin would go for years at a stretch without any significant new cars? Nor do we. Under CEO Andy Palmer, Aston Martin has become nothing if not ambitious. With Red Bull’s F1 team, it’s working on a wild hypercar, the Valkyrie, but somehow, that’s not enough. Aston just announced its plans to […]

2019 BMW Z4

Don’t Expect An M Version Of The New BMW Z4

After a long wait, BMW debuted the new 2019 Z4 last month, showing off the roadster in M40i form. The M40i isn’t a full on M car, but rather, an “M Performance” model like the M240i, which sits a rung under the M2. Unfortunately, there won’t be a hotter Z4 than the M40i. Last week […]

2019 Lexus UX 250h

2019 Lexus UX 250h First Drive Review

Lexus admittedly is late to the subcompact crossover segment, but it hopes to make up ground with the 2019 UX by offering an intriguing combination of hybrid technology and flashy design. Longer than any premium subcompact SUV rival at 177 inches, the UX’s 60.6-inch height is lower than all but the Infiniti QX30 and Mercedes […]

Volvo XC60

From Driftwood Trim To A Crystal Shift Knob, The Volvo Xc60’s Details Set It Apart

Volvo’s XC60 cuts a unique path through the compact-luxury-crossover segment. It eschews the Teutonic rigidity of German SUV-segment mainstays such as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 for a more welcoming Swedish flair. It’s that focus on design that truly sets the Volvo apart, and the XC60 is filled with well-considered Scandinavian touches that […]

2018 McLaren 720S

2018 McLaren 720S Drivers’ Notes

It’s been seven years since McLaren launched the MP4-12C (later simplified to just 12C), the vehicle that kicked off the British brand’s three-tiered assault on the supercar market. The Sports Series is currently made up of the 540, 570, and 600 lineups. The 720S is the only member of the Super Series, one rung higher […]

2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Trumps Chevy Bolt Ev’s Range

When the Chevrolet Bolt EV came out, its 238-mile range became the new high-water mark for electric cars lacking Tesla badges. Well, I hope the Bolt EV enjoyed its time on the throne, because a new king has been crowned. The EPA just revealed its figures for the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the automaker’s first […]