2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester First Drive Review

Forester sales have been nothing short of spectacular for Subaru. The fourth-generation Forester sold more than double what the first three generations sold … combined. It makes up about 20 percent of Subaru’s current U.S. sales, and 58 percent globally. Clearly, Subaru has been the right thing with the Forester to bring people over to […]

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 […]

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevy Colorado Side Curtain Airbags Are Deploying Unexpectedly On Off-Road Trails

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a rocking off-road truck, which makes hearing about this side curtain airbag issue in this report from Jalopnik all the more troubling. Colorado ZR2 owners are finding that the curtain airbags are deploying in situations where it makes no sense to actually fire the airbag while off-roading. There are a […]

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 […]

electric car

What is an Electric Car?

It’s a concept that’s been around for over 100 years, but it’s only recently that the idea of an electric car has really taken off. With a greater focus on protecting our environment, as well as the day to day cost benefits of an electric powertrain, the electric car is making waves in the motoring […]

Jerome Guillen

Tesla Appoints Jerome Guillen As President Of Automotive Operations

In an email to employees that was posted to Tesla’s official blog, company chief Elon Musk announced that Jerome Guillen has been promoted to President, Automotive. Guillen has been an employee at Tesla for eight years, having previously been an executive with Daimler’s Freightliner truck division. Guillen is credited by Musk as being the first […]

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 […]