This Jeep is only concept of the lot from this year's Easter Jeep Safari that is not a 2020 Gladiator dressed in pretty clothes. Moniker'd the 'Five-Quarter,' this concept truck is actually a resto-mod of the 1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715, Gladiator-based, military vehicle. This concept will surely draw a lot of attention from the die-hard fans and enthusiasts who have followed Jeep with loyalty. Let me stress on this again - this is a resto-mod operation, not a replica. This... [read more]
Hype around a possible mobile Forza game was extremely high, even though some people in the know warned that the upcoming title wasnt what people were expecting. In fact, as it turns out, the new Forza Street game is not even a new game, but rather a rebranding of an older game that Microsoft launched last year, one that never really saw much success, called Miami Street.
The 145th Kentucky Derby is coming up on May 4th, and Ram is celebrating with the release of a fresh limited run of its popular Heavy Duty truck. Making its big debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the new special-edition workhorse gets a few unique exterior styling bits, extra interior comfort-enhancers, and a raft of standard gear to make hauling your four-legged investments even easier.
The Easter Jeep Safari, held at Moab, Utah, is a Mecca for Jeep lovers. Jeep uses these 10-odd days to showcase its concepts that not only bring out the creative side of the designers but also serves as a perfect platform to further market the lineup of highly sought-after Mopar products. One of the six concepts, the J6, is the product that serves this purpose completely. It is filled with Mopar products in and out and will undoubtedly intrigue the... [read more]
Heres a fact, according to Dodge: Numbers-wise, it has the most active military buyers of any major U.S. auto brand. Bonus fact: The Challenger and Charger both claim the same in their segments. Not to mention, Americans in general are pretty patriotic people. Thats the answer if youre wondering why theres an all-new Stars & Stripes Edition. Among the items giving a nod to the military theme are American Flag decals on the fenders, center stripe, bronze-accent interior stitching, bronze... [read more]
Mazda has officially confirmed that it will start selling its first modern diesel in the U.S., and it will come under the hood of its CX-5 crossover. This, all while the manufacturers that have always been very pro-diesel, the Europeans, are now shunning compression-ignition engines and looking for alternatives.
The Lotus Evora is already ten years old as of 2019, but it's still going strong. Although Lotus is working on a successor, the current Evora is still being used as a base for special-edition sports cars. The latest model is called the GT410 and was unveiled in China, at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. This isn't the first Evora to sport a "GT410" badge — a one-off was built for the Jim Clark Trust Foundation in 2018 — but... [read more]
The Porsche 911 Speedster just broke cover at the 2019 New York Auto Show after months of speculation and a couple of concept cars. It's the last 911 based on the 991-generation sports car and one of the nameplate's highlights alongside the GT3- and GT2-badged models. It's limited to only 1,948 units, and it's far from cheap: Porsche wants more than $270,000 for one!
Kias been on a roll with its concept vehicles lately. A month after unveiling the Imagine by Kia Concept and its 21 digital screens at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Korean automaker took its traveling concept carnival to New York where it unveiled the Habaniro, a concept it claims is the worlds first-ever ECEV, as in everyday car, electric vehicle. The Habaniro is a bold concept. Its also imaginative in terms of Kias vision for the future. Kia didnt... [read more]
Unveiled in late 2018, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is back into the spotlight at the 2019 New York Auto Show as the EQC Edition 1886. This special-edition SUV is offered with unique features inside and out and celebrates a special event in automotive history.
Peugeot has accelerated its plans to launch its brand on North American shores , from its original, tentative 2026 timeframe to a more recent announcement that it could be here as soon as three years from now. That means acceleration of Peugeots product planning and homologation, the strengthening of its executive core, lining up ad agencies and dealers, and focusing exactly what Peugeot means in a flattening market where sales are down and incentives are up. And while its current... [read more]
Starting its operations in 2014, Chinese car company Nio already reached the spotlight of the car industry. At the2019 Shanghai Auto Show, it revealed the elegant sedan-coupe called the ET Preview Concept, but you may have heard about it after the Nio EP9 set a Nurburgring lap record for electric cars. While the Nio only sells one electric SUV in China (more than 10,000 of them are on the roads), the ET Preview Concept is a rather surprising proposition for... [read more]
The Kia Stinger GT has really been impressing reviewers and buyers alike ever since it was launched with its blend of bold styling, great quality and, last but not least, a rewarding, sporty driving experience. Now Kia intends to make the latter even better as its just introduced a more exclusive Stinger GTS at the 2019 New York Auto Show.
The biggest SUV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup is back and it's now bigger than ever. The wheelbase is longer so all three rows get more room, thus making a six-seater version possible, and if it's cargo space you're after, the 2020 GLS delivers up to 95.3 cubic-feet of storage area. Another first is the introduction of the GLS 580 4Matic that features an electrified and twin-turbocharged V-8 with 489 horsepower on tap and the EQ Boost starter-generator. European manufacturers are... [read more]
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is here, breaking into a new fourth generation at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The Highlander was last updated in 2016 following the debut of the third-gen model in 2013, and now, with demand for family-friendly SUVs still booming, Toyota is infusing the nameplate with new styling, a revised cabin, cutting-edge tech goodies, and updates to the hybrid powertrain that yield even more bang for your buck.
Imagine you have to spin up and then stop four people that sit at the edges of the playground roundabout. It is doable, of course, but it is somewhat hard. Now, question yourself - how could you spin up or slow down that playground roundabout quicker without making any modifications to it? It is easy! Move the people toward the center! This is precisely what the GM tends to do with the new mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 - move all... [read more]
The BMW 3 Series has a long-wheelbase variant, and its only available in the Chinese market. The newest version of the stretched 3 Series is on display at Auto Shanghai 2019,proving yet again that, at least in China, stretched sedans are the business. The 3 Series LWB shares most of its features with the standard 3er. The only benefit is that its longer, which, in turn, provides more interior space for its owners, particularly those who would want to stretch... [read more]
Hyundai's new entry-level SUV, the Venue, made its global debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Slotted under the Kona, the Venue isn't notably smaller, but Hyundai aims to attract customers with cool features and an affordable sticker.
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Infiniti is known for building some of the most awe-inspiring concepts youll ever see. Its nice to see, then, that Infinitis form is holding up nicely, as we can see from the Qs Inspiration Concept thats currently on display at Auto Shanghai 2019. Developed as a sports sedan that showcases Infinitis push towards electrification, the Qs Inspiration Concept is a sign that Infinitis not just talking the talk when it comes to its electrification plans, its provided us with a... [read more]
The first official photo of the all-new 20 Chevy Corvette happenedof the car in camo form. All that Chevy is officially confirming at this point is, The next-generation Corvette is the most anticipated Corvette ever. Its the sum of each generation before it, but will stand alone as the new standard of performance. Sign up to receive updates straight from the source and be the first to know about the next-gen Corvette. Do so at chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/next-generation-corvette . The C8 is... [read more]
After Hyundai revealed the redesigned 2020 Sonata , it received both praise and criticism for the car's bold styling. But unlike with its predecessor, few (if any) people were ambivalent about the design. Whether you love it or hate it, the new Sonata is guaranteed to stand out on the road. Now, Hyundai 's announced plans to give it an engine option that's just as exciting as its design. Speaking at the New York auto show today, Brian Smith, Hyundai... [read more]
Exactly 19 years after the first-generation Highlander was revealed at the 2000 New York auto show, Toyota took the wraps off the latest version of its midsize crossover this week. Compared to the third-generation model it replaces , the new Highlander has a curvier, more athletic design. And considering the fact that Toyota sold243,933 Highlanders last year, we have a feeling we'll be seeing the redesigned version all over the place very soon. If the 2020 Toyota Highlander has your... [read more]
Daimler will make a decision soon on whether to stop selling the Smart brand in the U.S. Were deciding how to proceed with Smart in the U.S., Britta Seeger, member of the Daimler board of management responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, told MotorTrend at the New York International Auto Show. It is still an ongoing discussion but a decision is imminent, before summer, she says. Smart was created in 1998 but has never been a moneymaker. To try... [read more]
At the 2019 New York auto show, Mazda finally made the availability of a diesel engine on the CX-5 official . The engine is a 2.2-liter twin-turbo I-4 making 168 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque thats had a hard time getting through U.S. emissions regulations. It will only be available on the Signature trim and come standard with all-wheel drive. Before ending the presentation, Jeff Guyton, the new president of Mazda North American Operations, announced that the automaker is... [read more]
Fifty years ago, Nissan introduced the Skyline as a four-door sedan in its home market of Japan. Nobody knew it at that time, Nissan included, but in the course of the next half-century, The Skyline would give birth to what is arguably the most iconic Japanese supercar of all time, Godzilla itself, the Nissan GT-R. Nissan is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GT-Rs roots with the debut of the Nissan 50th Anniversary GT-R at the 2019 New York Auto... [read more]
A $255 billion debate is raging among the worlds biggest automakers. Some think electric cars made by companies besides Tesla Inc. stand the chance to be hits, while others think theyll fail to really sell. Toyota Motor Corp. may have kicked off the green-car movement with its Prius hybrid more than 20 years ago, but the company is not nearly as bullish as rivals about the American consumer embracing EVs. Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor... [read more]
Alfas raison d tre , its unique selling proposition in a market crowded with brands currently enjoying stellar quality and reliability ratings is to build the most fun-driving entrants in their respective segments. So far, the brand is accomplishing that mandatethe Giulia took our COTY calipers in 2018 , and the Stelvio won a comparo earning it a crack at our Best Drivers Car honors that same year. Now, as we reported in March , to celebrate the fact that... [read more]
We werent expecting a special edition of the Kia Stinger so soon, but here comes the 2020 Stinger GTS, resplendent in orange paint and with an optional rear-biased all-wheel-drive system tuned to make it easier to get all slideways. Kia calls the new system D-AWD, with the initial D standing for Dynamic. It combines a mechanical limited-slip differential with new software and driving modes that alter the power split: Comfort mode delivers 60 percent of the engines power to the... [read more]
Earlier this month, we reported that for the first time in recent memory there had been a shakeup in full-size truck sales . The Ford F-series was still the top seller for the quarter, but instead of Chevrolet , it was Ram that took second. That was a huge accomplishment for Ram, but if you ask General Motors, it isn't as meaningful as it may appear. Speaking to the Detroit Free Press , a GM spokesperson said, the Ram pickups... [read more]
In case you were concerned the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC won't be special enough to impress your GLE-driving neighbors, its maker just revealed a new special edition package for the all-electric crossover. Called the EQC Edition 1886, the limited package adds a dose of exclusivity and visual appeal to the already sleek EV with a reference to the fact that, yes, Karl Benz unveiled his first car, the Patentwagen, in 1886. In a throwback to the dawn of the automobile, you... [read more]
Genesis is really pushing for better brand recognition in the U.S. which is why it has chosen the 2019 New York Auto Show as the venue to show off its new Genesis Mint concept, a bold and futuristic city EV. Its not s spectacular as the super sleek Essentia Concept (a luxurious grand tourer study) that it debuted at last years edition of the NY auto show, but it has some cool features, and it bares the promise of inspiring... [read more]
Rumors of a new-generation Nissan GT-R, possibly with a hybrid drivetrain, have been flying around for years now. But the R35 isn't going anywhere anytime soon because Nissan just introduced a new version of the GT-R Nismo at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The Nismo model is already five years old (while the GT-R itself is 12 years old), but Nissan didn't make any radical changes to the design and drivetrain.
Subaru just revealed the latest sixth-generation Outback, and its looking better than ever. The 2020 model year once again slots into a unique niche, straddling the line between high-riding wagon and full-fledged soft-roader crossover, offering loads of practicality and standard all-wheel grip. To this package, Subaru added in a new turbocharged engine option, as well as fresh styling, a new cabin, and the latest tech for infotainment and safety.
Cadillac has finally shared details on its all-new CT5, the model with which it will replace both the ATS and CTS and also take the fight to the German premium automakers like never before. The CT5 is aimed at the likes of BMWs 3-Series or Audis A4 sedans, even though it looks more like a big hatchback and is actually larger than all its direct rivals.
Meet the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the smallest crossover from Fords luxury arm. It just debuted at an event held before its public unveiling at the 2019 New York Auto Show. So far, everybody seems quite pleased with this all-new model thanks to its blend of good exterior design, excellent interior, and the promise of plenty of standard tech.
Karma came with its truck filled to the brim at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Not only did the company built from the ashes of Fisker Automotive present its sole production model, but it also previewed its path into the future with two exquisite concept cars. One of these concept cars is the SC1 Vision Concept that is an unapologetically flamboyant supercar with butterfly doors and a hood so long you could fit a continent between the windshield and the... [read more]
The Shanghai Auto Show is now in full force, and despite declining sales numbers, automakers are still flocking to the event to show off their latest and greatest China-bound model lines. Chevy is getting in on the action with the release of the 2020 Trailblazer and 2020 Tracker, two small SUVs designed to tempt younger buyers with sharp style and loads of practicality. However, does either one have what it takes?
Six months after it made its debut as a concept car at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the Renault K-ZE broke cover in production form at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The tiny electric crossover was designed in China as part of the eGT New Energy Automotive Co. Ltd. joint venture between the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and local carmaker Dongfeng.
Previewed by two concept cars in 2018, the Porsche 911 Speedster finally made its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Based on the 991.2-series 911 that has been discontinued in 2018, this model marks the return of the Speedster nameplate after nine years.
The Lotus Evora has been around for a fair few years, hasn't it? It was introduced a decade ago and, since then, not much has changed about what was Evo Magazine's Car of the Year in 2009. Now, however, Lotus tries to remind us that the Evora is yet to kick the bucket by introducing a revised GT4-spec racing version. The Evora GT4 Concept is also a way for Lotus to announce that it's launching the Lotus Driving Academy in... [read more]
The Karma nameplate has a rather checkered past, first appearing on an ill-fated hybrid GT sedan from Fisker Automotive in the late 2000s. After Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013, the China-based Wanxiang Group Corporation purchased the assets, renamed the company Karma Automotive, and set about fixing the vehicles many lingering issues. Now, five years later at Auto Shanghai, Karma Automotive is ready to reveal the fruits of its labor with three new models that springboard off the original Karmas... [read more]
Remember all those rumors about Nissan working on some sort of successor for the 370Z? Well, it might happen at some point, but for the time being the 370Z is here to stay. Nissan just confirmed the sports car for the 2020 model year and introduced a special 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2019 New York Auto Show.
We were anxious to see the 2020 Lincoln Corsair compact crossover for a couple reasons. Would it continue the strong design streak set by the Navigator and carried through by the Nautilus and Aviator? And how would Lincoln differentiate it from the new 2020 Ford Escape that has a more urban and upscale look? The good news: No one will mistake the Corsair for an Escape or even for the MKC it replaces. Based on our first look ahead of... [read more]
Lets play a guessing game. Is this a new Subaru ? Maybe a zippy Mazda ? Ford Explorer ? Wrong, wrong, and wrong. This fresh new face is the 2020 Toyota Highlander , which abandons its benign family-hauler look and gets a complete makeover. --> Moving the midsize SUV to Toyota s TNGA global architecture, which underpins everything from the Prius, C-HR, and Corolla to the RAV4, Camry, and Avalon, was the perfect opportunity to redefine the fourth-generation Highlander... [read more]
Automotive history books are littered with stories of cars with European bodies and American running gear, commissioned by American companies, many of which were very good. Cases of successful fusion that resulted in some very pretty limited run cars like the Hudson Italia, the Scaglietti Corvette and, with that in mind, we give you the spectacular Karma Pininfarina GT Coupe that was just unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai auto show. Yet another name to add to that list.
Cadillac is launching a new vehicle every six months through 2021, and the CT5 sedan is next in line. Before it arrives in dealerships, the compact sedan is making its official public debut at the New York auto show. Read on for seven things you need to know about the 2020 Cadillac CT5 . It replaces the ATS and CTS Cadillac will discontinue the ATS and CTS this year, and the CT5 aims to fill the void. This new entry... [read more]
Lexus introduced its first-ever minivan at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. It's called the LM, and it's based on the Toyota Alphard. Actually, unlike other Lexus vehicles, the LM is almost a rebadged Toyota on the outside. Of course, it features more upscale materials, and the cabin was transformed into a comfortable lounge, but it's still a Toyota under the skin.