2017 Chevrolet Trax First Drive

Sometimes things just work out, with fate conspiring to help you do your job. That was the case with this review – we needed a way to get from our Michigan base to Chicago to test the restyled 2017 Chevy Trax, and it just so happened there was a 2016 model available to make the […]

2017-Genesis-G80

2017 Genesis G80 3.8 AWD

In the beginning, Karl Benz created the Patent-Motorwagen, and the car was born—at least that’s the first verse in the Good Book according to Mercedes-Benz. Two years ago, Hyundai announced its own creation story, assigning the Genesis name to a new line of luxury cars that would be sold by Hyundai dealers. Rid of both […]

2017 Nissan Gt-R Nismo

2017 Nissan Gt-R Nismo Somehow Still A Bargain At $176,585

The only thing that’s climbed faster than the cost of college tuition is the price of the Nissan GT-R. When the first R35 GT-R made its US debut at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, it carried a price of $69,850. In our report, we called it a “huge performance bargain.” Now, Godzilla’s hottest variant, […]

The Volkswagen

Upcoming AWD Plug-in Hybrid Will Use VW’s Most Powerful Electric Motor

The Volkswagen Group currently builds three different electric motors for its plug-in cars. During a tour of the company’s plant in Kassel, Germany this week, we got an insight into the upcoming fourth motor that will start production soon. Exactly what vehicle(s) it will go in was not discussed, but we got some clues to […]

Porsche

Porsche Offering 250-hp 718 Cayman, Boxster in China

Porsche is studying a new approach in the lucrative Chinese market – less power. Automotive News Europe reports that the famed German manufacturer will sell less powerful versions of the 718 Cayman and Boxster in the People’s Republic. In fact, the new cars are already on Porsche’s Chinese consumer page. The hope, 718 chief Jan […]

Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan BladeGlider Brings Cutting-edge Intelligent Mobility To Life

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd today unveiled the working prototype of its futuristic BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design. The vehicles, developed from concept cars first shown at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013, have arrived in Brazil to symbolize future technologies that will combine Intelligent Mobility, environmentally-friendly impact and […]

Fiat Chrysler Kamal 2017

Fiat Chrysler Trademarks Kamal, Likely For Small Alfa CUV

We have Alfa Romeo news to share, and for once it’s not about a product delay. Fiat Chrysler has trademarked the name Kamal and we think it will be used on one of two crossovers planned to follow the (delayed) Stelvio. Fiat Chrysler trademarked the name Kamal last month. Because trademark filings are intentionally vague, there […]

Audi A6 and A7

Audi A6 And A7 Get A Fresh Face And Upgraded Equipment

It’s been six years since the introduction of the Audi A6 and A7, but the automaker isn’t ready to replace them just yet. So, in order to keep up with fresher competition, Ingolstadt has given its mid-range lineup a bit of a refresh. That includes not only a subtle facelift, but some new equipment, as well. The refreshed […]

This new Renault

This New Renault Would Make A Great Nissan Maxima Wagon

A new Renault station wagon wouldn’t ordinarily show up on our radar. But this one gets us thinking. It’s the new Talisman Estate, and we can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t make a good addition to Nissan’s North American lineup. If you recognize the name, you may recall that Renault launched the Talisman sedan on the other side of the […]

Hydrogen deal between GM

Hydrogen Deal Between GM, Honda Getting Factory Real

Honda and General Motors may take their cooperation on hydrogen fuel cell technology to the next level by opening a joint factory to produce the components. If the plan comes to fruition, the two automakers could open the plant by 2025 at the latest. “By cutting costs with General Motors, we hope to increase our […]