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Volkswagen doesn't have plans for BlueSport-like small sports car
With dieselgate, only the Bluesport can save them: the clean diesel who is a little dirty on the side.
Sep 29th, 2015 9:26am
2017 Audi A5 Coupes caught on the Nürburgring
With such predictable A5 evolutionary refinement, I wish they had recklessly reintroduced the original's curves on the new TT (which now almost looks boxy). So, are they going to make a sedan "coupe" as well, or will they let the A7 take care of that?
Sep 10th, 2015 10:31pm
76% of Volvo XC90 buyers go for the range-topping Inscription model
The turbo 2.0L four is becoming the standard engine for BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac; and it already was for VW/Audi. It looks like Volvo's twin turbo inline six eill be another emissions casualty. With more and more four cylinders, "premium" brands have a tougher time distinguishing themselves from other nameplates.
Aug 31st, 2015 12:04am
Volvo S90 leaks out thanks to scale model
It doesn't mention engine configuration, but I'm guessing a transverse mount for all thise four cylinder engines with ... some form of a dual-clutch gearbox and electronic massaging to minimize turbo lag. It's a redundant sign of the times.
Aug 30th, 2015 11:53pm
Ford shows their "first stab" at a navigation system
It sounds like this was designed to appeal to the Don Drapper rat packers of the day.
Jul 22nd, 2015 2:41am
Ford shows their "first stab" at a navigation system
There are trade-offs. Pointing is a very basic human gesture. (Dog's pick up on it.). I think touch screens have higher usability for some applications (nav), but they temporarily limit access to functionality previously handled by other controls. As interface design is heavily influenced by people in their twenties (and teenagers for apps), detailed interfaces may require more attention. Glare can also make touchscreens temporIly useless. I'd rather not have to toggle to have access to other controls. I also don't want to get locked out of other functions when the touchscreen goes. You're not alone, but I hope you are enjoying the ongoing experiment.
Jul 22nd, 2015 2:39am
Ford shows their "first stab" at a navigation system
Hopefully with things like Apple's CarPlay, auto manufacturers will get out of the business of fumbling to develop interfaces. Owners won't need to pay for nav and map data updates, just the app. Over the last ten years, OEM nav systems have probably dated a vehicle more than anything else. Tesla is ahead of everyone with the free self-installing updates.
Jul 22nd, 2015 1:19am
All-new Toyota Fortuner goes official
Jul 19th, 2015 1:20am
Undisguised 2016 Porsche 911 facelift (991.2) returns in most revealing spy shots yet
Am I the only one concerned about these new light pressure turbos? I know regulations are driving this, and due to volume, they may be throwing their sports cars under the bus, but i'll be surprised if the efficiency is so astounding that it outweighs any layers camoflaging lag at the expense of the visceral connection of their naturally aspirated flat six. Time will tell. The automotive press, however, will not. They'll praise it and won't hit of any shortcomings until the next generation replaces it.
Jul 17th, 2015 11:35pm
Alfa Romeo future lineup imagined
By posting every rendering, WCF perpetuates existing markets with the same derivatives offer by other manufacturers. Granted, when re-building a brand's design language, it's good to have continuity between drawings, but this is boring.. I'm glad they have awakened to the heritage of their mark, and the new sedan is a fine start, but it's not so hot that it warrants twelve poorly inbred derivatives. I'd hate to see this 6c go the way of a BMW 6 series
Jul 17th, 2015 11:17pm
Production Lada Vesta official interior render leaked
Very GM.
Jul 12th, 2015 7:51am
Renewed Alfa Romeo museum opens its doors
Hopefully this will help Alfa deepen its connection with its heritage. Is there an Alfetta GT in there?
Jul 6th, 2015 2:53am
Cadillac XT5 photographed undisguised in New York
With so many SUVs vying to be unique but within the constraints of the market, Cadillac seems to have a little more lattitude to be brash and bold. Maybe its the photos, the the door handles seem odd. They seem to draw attention to themselves, yet they aren't special. As first point of contact, they may have missed an opportunity to create a sense of awe.
Jul 4th, 2015 8:54am
Porsche allegedly working on a “pure” 911 GT with manual gearbox for 2016
Because it shares two characters with it (i.e., "GT_").
Jun 4th, 2015 8:50pm
2016 Chevrolet Camaro goes official with 455 bhp SS version
C-pillar styling is excessive. Wrap around glass rear window from '73-81 might have worked. I'll have to see it in person.
May 19th, 2015 6:46am
Mercedes-Benz's Audi TT competitor rendered
Very nice Theo.
May 16th, 2015 9:01pm
Range Rover Stormer rendered as an entry-level model
What was the Honda CRV Land Rover they sold nearly fifteen years ago?
May 3rd, 2015 9:49pm
Tesla Model X spotted wearing minimal camouflage [video]
I had ambivalence about it from the photos; but when I saw a lightly camo'd prototype in the flesh, I liked it a lot.
Mar 25th, 2015 6:22am
Tesla Model S Convertible listed on eBay for $125,000
It looks a long way from being a finished product. Show us the finished project and not the butchery in progress. It's like trying to sell a steak dinner with a film from the slaughterhouse. The Model S could make a nice coupe variant though.
Mar 19th, 2015 10:22am
2016 Mazda MX-5 US-spec weighs 2,332 lbs
It's the best selling two seat roadster in history, quickly closing in on a million units. Yes, it's no Boxster S, but it's half the price. Few cars handle as well.
Mar 14th, 2015 6:59am
Mercedes-Benz SLC render shows very possible design
"Very possible"? Not as a facelift.
Mar 10th, 2015 5:56pm
Ford Focus RS leaked with all-wheel drive setup
It seems to fit between the mitsu's styling excesses and the Golf R's subdued touches as well. Hatch spoiler delete? Alternative grill?
Feb 3rd, 2015 11:28am
Industry experts surprised by Volkswagen's stubbornness to keep the Phaeton alive
They did this when Mercedes was introducing the A and B class cars to take bite out of Golf sales. I always liked the reverse snobbery of the Phaeton, but I've never been a sedan buyer.
Jan 30th, 2015 8:37am
Mercedes GLC & GLC Coupe rendered
While the first few curvacious sport-cutes were interesting, now they all look very similar. It's sort of like the 90s when automakers began using wing tunnels, and everything began to look like a jelly bean.
Jan 27th, 2015 7:00pm
Alfa Romeo still hasn't made up its mind about new model's name
Alfetta Sedan
Jan 27th, 2015 6:55pm
2016 Mercedes C-Class Coupe could be quite the looker
Should spike 4-series sales.
Jan 24th, 2015 10:08am
Jeep Renegade U.S. pricing leaked, costs more than the Patriot
Glad to see they haven't forgot how to make it look like a Jeep (#Cherokee).
Jan 23rd, 2015 11:24am
Toyota remains world’s biggest car manufacturer after selling 10.23M cars in 2014
Jan 23rd, 2015 11:14am
Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept
I'm generally not a truck guy, but this is the freshest truck since the '98 Dodge Ram.
Jan 20th, 2015 9:03am
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept arrives at NAIAS with 200+ mile range [videos]
I like the design, but I'm tring to visualize the likely production version (without pano roof, bright rocker, wrap around hatch glass, bright window trim, smaller wheels, opaque white, rubber steering wheet, hard plastics, etc.).
Jan 14th, 2015 9:04am
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