2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Quick Spin

The Prius Prime offers about 25 miles of all-electric driving if you pop it into EV mode and leave it there. Those are, by far, the best 25 miles you’ll drive in the Prime all day (unless, of course, you’re able to charge it up before going out again). Those 25 miles are quiet and […]

2018 Audi S5

2018 Audi S5 Coupe Drivers’ Notes

It may not look all that different from the outgoing model, but the 2018 Audi S5 coupe is all new both inside and out. The V6 ditches a supercharger for a single twin-scroll turbo that provides 21.5 psi of boost. That engine is mated with ZF’s wonderful eight-speed automatic and sends power to all four […]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

This week, we’re debuting our latest feature, Drivers’ Notes. A variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs roll through our office, but we don’t always have an opportunity to showcase them. Consider this a weekly logbook of sorts, with quick-hit contributions from a variety of staff members. We get seat time in all sorts of vehicles, […]

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review

You have to applaud Toyota’s derring-do. The company CEO, whose name just happens to be on the headquarters building, has ordered his lieutenants to shake up the franchise midsize sedan. Leaden with a (deserved) sand-beige image, the Camry needed some invigoration and sex appeal, especially as more families were seen migrating from sedans to SUVs. […]

2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R

Accelerating toward the late, late apex of a sphincter-tightening right-hand sweeper at the 16-turn International Center of Advanced Racing (Circuit ICAR) just north of Montreal, I squeeze down on the throttle. This unleashes the full fury of 306 turbocharged horses, and I then do what I always do when cornering at max lat in a […]

Alfa-Romeo

Alfa-Romeo Announces Aggressive Pricing For Its Stunning Stelvio SUV

Arguably Alfa Romeo’s biggest new-model launch thus far in its return to the U.S. market is the midsize Stelvio crossover, which debuts later this year in the sweet spot of the luxury/sport SUV market. The quick and nimble Guilia sedan upon which its based turned heads when it landed on U.S. shores for 2017, but the […]

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 […]

2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition

2015 Sierra Carbon Editions Add Sporty Looks, Substance

The 2015 GMC Sierra already offers an unparalleled blend of style and strength, but the new 2015 Sierra Carbon Edition, which will be available at dealers this fall, adds distinctive style to the mix. “The beauty of the new Sierra lies in its strength and sophistication,” said Stuart Pierce, Sierra marketing manager told Amira News. […]

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX SUV 
Range Refined For 2014

Mitsubishi’s popular ASX city-friendly SUV range will be upgraded in May with improvements to overall drive performance and NVH, along with new features and cosmetic updates. The revised 15MY ASX is quieter, smoother and more refined, and offers better on-road performance thanks to improved ride comfort, handling stability and sharper, more responsive steering feel. ASX […]

Fuso Canter E-Cell

Eight New Fuso Canter E-Cell In Customer Trials

The cleanest technology, whatever the application: Fuso is a pioneer of “green” drive systems in the commercial vehicle sector. The Daimler subsidiary in Japan is the home of Daimler Trucks’ centre of competence for hybrid technology, and with this experience behind it, Fuso has also been responsible for developing the new battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” Canter […]