Fisker Will Tap Into The ’Affordable’ EV Market Fray With An Electric SUV
Do you remember Henrik Fisker? He is the man behind the original Karma PHEV that drove Fisker Automotive into bankruptcy. However, Fisker has now announced a sub $40,000 SUV that will be one of the three mass-market cars that his company, Fisker Inc., plans to build in the near future. The automaker is aiming for a 300-mile range and is planning to launch this unnamed SUV in the second half of 2021. Will Mr. Fisker be able to secure a chunk of the market this time around?
2019 Jeep Compass Hybrid
The Compass has been in Jeep’s stable for around 13 years now. It was unveiled as a concept at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Although revealed as a two-door concept, the Compass was ultimately launched as a four-door crossover four years after it made its world premiere in Detroit. Five years into production, Jeep decided to give the Compass a face that resonated with the Grand Cherokee. Soon, the Compass started receiving its own identity as with many off-road features and packages available. In 2017, the second-generation of the Compass was launched, and it replaced its predecessor, as well as the Jeep Patriot. It will not be the worst thing to say that even though it could not garner big numbers for the automaker from 2007 to 2017, there was consistent growth in the sales figures. However, 2018 turned out to be the breakthrough year for the Jeep Compass. Jeep sold 171,167 examples of the Compass in 2018, an increase of 87,914 from 83,253 copies it sold in 2017. That’s more than 100-percent growth! Carrying over its rich form from last year, the Compass came to Switzerland with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Compass did not come alone; the Renegade accompanied it with the same mill under its hood. It’s like two brothers wearing the same clothes to go to a party. That’s cute.
Did Anyone See Tesla’s Pickup Truck Being Teased At The Tesla Model Y Launch?
Elon Musk is crazy. Elon Musk has no chill. Elon Musk is a frickin’ genius! While the whole world was eagerly watching the Tesla Model Y’s unveil, no one realized that the Model Y actually had company. Musk finally had to pull the bird out of the cage on his own. Elon Musk revealed that when the credits were rolling after the webcast was over, Tesla sneakily pushed in a teaser image of the long-awaited Tesla pickup truck. Did you grab a look of it? Neither did we, until now.
Best Cars for Under $25,000
These days, all we hear about is how cars are dying a slow, agonizing death as the SUVs and crossovers are taking over the world. However, people forget that there are still a lot of cars that are worth every penny you spend. Although crossovers have invaded every segment in the industry today by appearing in various sizes (and shapes), we firmly believe that sedans should still be in contention for your next purchase. You don’t have to spend a bomb to get a car of your dreams. With growing competition and ever-changing technology, cars these days have everything you can ask for. Here, we have compiled a list of the ten best new cars for under $25,000.
Watch a Dog Drive an F1 Car in The Chemical Brothers "We’ve Got to Try" Music Video
Dogs have this magical aura and charm of sorts that instantly attracts us to them. They’re cute, lovable, and supremely talented - well, most of them, anyway. In this new video for the song, “We’ve Got To Try” by The Chemical Brothers, a dog named ’Girl’ actually learns how to drive an F1 car! A dog and an F1 car in the same video? *Inserts a ’Shut up and take all my money’ meme*
The Most-Affordable Bugatti Is Now Available For $34,000!
When you are born with a silver spoon, you can have anything. And, if you are still a kid, all you have to do is cry a little and point your finger at this new machine, which also happens to be the first all-electric car from Bugatti’s stable. Bugatti seems to have tapped a ’niche’ market here. The automaker, known for its fiercely fast cars has a little something for the babies out there. The Baby II is all set to be your kid’s ultimate ride. What a way to inject some Bugatti love before the child even understands what a car is!
Everything We Know About the 2020 Tesla Model Y
The American company that created a furor many years back by launching desirable electric vehicles will finally be completing its S3XY range with the launch of the Model Y on the 14th of March. The budget electric crossover will be slotted between the Model 3 and the Model S and will most likely go on to become the startup’s best-selling car ever. But, what exactly do we know about it thus far?
Volkswagen Set To Go All Guns Blazing With 70 Electric Models By 2030
Volkswagen Group is on a roll right now - almost so well that we’ve nearly forgotten about the Dieselgate emissions scandal. Volkswagen has said that it will be increasing its current target of 50 electric models across its brands to 70 models by the end of 2030. With this expansion, Volkswagen electric cars are expected to comprise around 40-percent of total vehicle sales. Sounds insane, right? Well, you can probably expect Volkswagen to achieve it soon if things keep going so well with the brand’s EV push.
It Looks Like Audi Will Be Retiring the TT After All
The Audi TT is one of the very few sports cars that even non-enthusiasts are familiar with. The TT has been a true icon over the last couple of decades, but it looks like its time is up. The sports car segment is overflowing with fantastic machines that have, essentially, rendered the TT as an old-timer. Now that the company is finding it difficult to move it out of the showroom, Audi’s CEO has hinted that the car may not see the light of the day after this generation has exceeded its lifespan.
Volkswagen Isn’t Shying Away from the U.S. Truck Market One Bit
Despite being the world’s largest automobile manufacturing company, Volkswagen has left the truck segment untapped. Although the European markets will benefit from the Volkswagen-Ford alliance and receive Ranger-based Amarok pickup trucks, the same has not been announced for the U.S. markets. However, we have learned that Volkswagen is keen on entering one of the hottest growing segments in the U.S. So, will the company go solo here, or will it choose to ally with Ford and base its trucks on the Blue Oval’s offerings?
Acura Could Resurrect the "Legend" Name with a Four-Door Coupe at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours
There comes a point in life when everything changes. For Acura, that happened three years back when it showcased the Precision concept - a model that showcased the company’s new design philosophy. Up to this point, only the 2019 RDX follows the design language. However, the company is all set to reveal a production-ready concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that showcases Acura’s flagship product that will be inspired by the Precision Concept. It gets better - Acura could also revive the "Legend" moniker for this new flagship sedan.
The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type-R Will Most Likely Be a Hybrid-Powered Performance Beast
Honda has not been doing well in the European market and has made some big plans to boost its sales. By 2025, the Japanese giant will electrify all of its models in Europe. And, this is where the Civic Type-R comes into the picture. Based on the comments made by a senior Honda executive at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the next-gen Honda Civic Type-R will be electrified alongside a drastic change in design direction from the sharp and angular image of recent generations. Will the Civic Type-R’s performance remain the same even then?
2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport
Lexus’ new range of vehicles is on a new high altogether. The premium Japanese automaker is building cars that are fresh, exciting, and actually fun to drive. The latest present from its box of surprises is the 2019 Lexus ES350 F Sport. This car is breaking all the shackles for Lexus as a whole. The well-equipped sedan is engaging to drive, and the company’s move to work outside of its comfort zone has done wonders to this beauty. It feels nice to see some automakers still working on building magnificent machines in a segment that is dying a slow death.
Volvo Raises the Bar for Safety, Limits All New Cars from 2020 Onward to 112 MPH
At a time where automakers are feeding their cars with supplements to give them more power and higher top speeds, there is this Swedish angel who cares about peoples safety instead of competing in the rat-race to see who builds a faster car. Volvo recently announced that it will be limiting the top speed on all of its models to 112 mph from the 2021 model year. Will this affect Volvo’s sales?
The New Fourth-generation Ssangyong Korando Reaches The Shores of Switzerland
The fourth-gen Ssangyong Korando made its presence felt at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Although it did not receive enough attention, there is no denying that this is an important product in the European market. The 2019 Korando is largely based on the SIV-2 design that was showcased at the same show three years back. What’s the most exciting thing about the launch, you ask? That it will be available as a fully electric vehicle by the end of 2019.
The New Volkswagen T-Roc R Is More Than Just a Sporty Variant Of The T-Roc
Gone are the days when performance cars used to be a different segment altogether. Even hatches and pseudo-SUVs these days offer enough horses to stop you dead in your tracks. The latest addition to the list is Volkswagen’s baby SUV. The German automaker has injected the T-Roc with steroids and named it T-Roc R. The T-Roc R was launched at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and it comes riding on 296 horses!
Mitsubishi Introduces Us To A Funny-Named Yet Smart Crossover At The 2019 Geneva Motor Show
For some weird reason, Mitsubishi decided to name its latest plug-in crossover after a ski resort in Switzerland. Mooching off the Swiss, eh? I would have preferred naming it Roger, or Federer. Anyway, Mitsubishi unveiled the Engelberg Tourer at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It seems to have drawn a lot of inspiration from the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept that was revealed in 2016. Could it be the next Outlander?
2019 GFG Style Kangaroo
A ’hyper SUV’ called GFG Style Kangaroo from Italy will be gracing the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Although the company is relatively new and unknown, it does have a famous name behind it - Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The Kangaroo is billed as an SUV, although it seems pretty low slung to be classified as one. We will have more clarity on this all-wheel drive EV once it is officially launched at the Motor show.
Lagonda All-Terrain Concept Is a Luxury SUV That Is Suitable To Become Your Home As Well As Your Workplace
Aston Martin has revived the Lagonda marque as a luxury all-electric brand and is going berserk with new launches in a short frame of time. The company has unveiled its second concept car, the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Unlike the last year’s audacious Lagonda Vision concept, Aston Martin says that this one will make it to production. From what we have seen, we really hope it does.
The 1,900 HP 2020 Pininfarina Battista Can Touch 62 MPH in Less Than Two Seconds!
After teasing the hypercar with discreet images, Pininfarina has finally unveiled the Battista at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It is the most powerful car to have come out of the Italy - a country that is home to Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, to name a few. The design house has launched the Battista, named after its founder, with 1,900 horses under the hood. Does it have your attention yet?
Audi Brings An Electric Pseudo-SUV To Geneva In the Form of the Q4 E-tron
Audi has kicked off its 2019 Geneva Motor Show journey by launching its all-new compact electric SUV, the Q4 e-tron. The crossover will slot below the full-sized E-tron, and will be the fifth electric vehicle in the German automaker’s stable. It is expected to start production by the end of 2020. The Audi Q4 e-tron will take on the upcoming Tesla Model Y.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is the Ultimate but Limited Open-Air AMG Sports Car
Well, that’s one less mystery to deal with because we know exactly what to expect from the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. This all-new roadster is essentially the flamboyant GT R coupe’s topless avatar. It is all set to make its debut on March 5 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but only 750 lucky, wealthy people will be able to get their hands on this limited-production car. Are you ready to rip the roads while getting sun-kissed?
2019 Volkswagen Passat Variant R-Line Edition
Less than a month after the company launched the facelifted version, Volkswagen is all set to launch the sporty variant of the Passat Estate at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Passat Variant R-Line Edition comes with a lot of new goodies and will certainly induce the younger folks’ interest. The company has announced that the R-Line edition will be limited to just 2,000 units!
2020 Hispano Suiza Carmen
Hispano Suiza Cars is back after more than 70 years and it will bring its latest creation to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Carmen has been described as the "next-generation electric hyperlux grand tourer” and was teased with a few pictures of its silhouette. This electric wunderkind will wear the interiors of a uber-luxurious car and pack the engine of a hypercar. For starters, it’s offered with a thousand ponies under the hood!
Pininfarina Teases Battista Hypercar With a Generous Portion of Wheel
Pininfarina is all set to launch its latest hypercar, the Battista, at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The Mahindra-acquired design-house, famous for its association with fellow-countryman Ferrari, has released some teaser images before finally unveiling the Battista next week. One of them shows the wheel of the hypercar in all its glory. How does it look, you ask? Absolutely drool-worthy!
2020 ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan
Alpina and BMW have a long history. The former has been tuning Bimmers for over five decades and even provides graphic packages, different alloy designs, etc. Realizing the rising demand of Alpina-tuned cars, BMW started selling them through its own dealerships in the U.S. This time, BMW and Alpina have worked on the former’s big-face flagship luxury sedan to create an explosive monster known as the 2020 Alpina B7. The 2020 B7 was unveiled earlier this month in Palm Springs and is the sixth-generation luxury model from Alpina.
2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Wagons are the most practical vehicles one can buy today. They amalgamate the practicality of an SUV and the ride and handling of a sedan. Although they lacked the star-power and the glamorous looks until five years back, things have changed. A lot of mainstream automakers have started making these long vehicles look sexy. One such company that deserves credit for making a wagon look so desirable is Volvo. The Scandinavian company has gone a step ahead by mixing a crossover and a wagon into one beautiful product called the Volvo V60 Cross Country.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
When seen from a bird’s eye view, Nissan is actually managing its crossover portfolio quite well. At the entry-level, the Japanese automaker has the Kicks and, at the top, it has the Nissan Rogue. Nissan had the Juke to fill the gap in between, but the model was discontinued a couple of years back. Although it looked like the Kicks will have to manage two duties, Nissan quickly came up with a much better replacement for the Juke in the form of the Nissan Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport was specially designed for the U.S. market and is not being sold anywhere else.
2020 GMC Acadia
GMC has unveiled the facelifted Acadia. Although we all expected just a few tweaks to the body and the cabin, GMC actually packed the Acadia with more than that. The 2020 GMC Acadia is now available with a new turbocharged engine, new technology, and a host of other features. Hell, the company has even launched a new trim level for the 2020 model year. Is GMC giving the Acadia a major push to capture a bigger market share from one of the fiercest segments?
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD
Toyota had an eventful time at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It was not just the Sequoia getting honored with the TRD Pro badge, or Toyota presenting the 2020 Tacoma. The automaker revealed the TRD Off-road version of the RAV4. Toyota’s trusted compact crossover was beefed-up and launched with more off-road capability. Does the RAV4 TRD Off-Road make a compelling case for itself as an ’off-roader"?
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
Toyota has been jacking up its trucks and SUVs and slapping them with the TRD Pro cadge for a long time now. The ’TRD Pro’ suffix is a privilege of sorts these days, and the vehicles that are honored with it go on to become big. Seeing mainstream Toyota vehicles injected with TRD DNA are a blessing. At the Chicago Auto Show, the Japanese giant decided to add one more model to its lineup that included the Tundra, Tacoma, and the 4Runner. Toyota teased the new addition to the TRD Pro family a few days before the Chicago Auto Show commenced and people took wild guesses to figure out which model had been drugged. But Toyota dropped a bomb when the vehicle happened to be the age-old Sequoia SUV. Well, the rest is history.
Ford Has Launched the 2020 Focus ST and it Trumps the Outgoing Model in Every Respect
Ford Performance has finally unveiled the all-new Ford Focus ST. Although it does not feature a lot of exterior and interior changes, the hatch is pumped up on the inside. Under the hood sit’s as much as 276 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque just waiting to be unleashed. On paper, the 2020 Ford Focus ST seems very promising. Does it have enough to take on the Volkswagen Golf GTI/GTD?
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota launched the 2020 Tacoma model at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Although its sibling, the Sequoia TRD Pro, stole its thunder at the, one cannot sideline the Tacoma. After all, it is the best-selling mid-size pickup truck currently on the market. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma does not bring a lot of changes to the table; mechanically or cosmetically. Do you think there is enough to differentiate it from the 2019 model and keep up with the rising competition?
2019 Dodge Charger
Dodge vehicles have always been known for their bold, in-your-face looks. To spice things up a little, Dodge has decided to bring back the lime green color that was seen on almost all the Dodge cars in the 1970s, and it’ll do so at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. With the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 and the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE being in the news lately, is this a move out of desperation? Perhaps, Dodge has taken up the ’challenge’ to ’charge’ its range. Bad pun, eh?
Update 02/14/2019: We’ve updated this review with images and video of the lime green 2019 Dodge Charger taken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out for yourself in the gallery at the bottom of this page!
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition
It was not just Mazda which brought an anniversary edition model to Chicago Auto Show.The MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition might have stolen the limelight, but Chrysler and Dodge have launched anniversary editions of their minivans as well. Perhaps, they went unnoticed because they are humble minivans and not some fancy roadsters. Oh, automotive enthusiasts, thou art mean.
The 2019 BMW M140i Finale Edition Is Your Last Chance To Get This Hot Hatch With a Rear-Wheel Drive and Six Bangers Under The Hood
The BMW 1 Series is arguably one of the best hatches to drive on the market today. It has the grunt, it has the power, and it has the Bavarian DNA. The 1 Series is due for a new generation this year, however, BMW has no plans to carry the rear-wheel-drive system and the six-cylinder engine over to the next-gen. To mark the end of this journey, BMW is bidding adieu to the M140i to this unique combination with the Finale Edition model.
BMW iNext tested at the polar circle
Do you remember the BMW iNext? Yes, the one with that Bane face from Batman? Well, it has been spotted testing in some extreme conditions. The iNext was seen going through vigorous testing in the cold weather in Swedish Lapland. It looks like BMW has a lot of expectations from the electric crossover. A little off-topic, but didn’t you notice that even the camouflage is not able to cover the huge kidney grille?
The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
Mopar has laid its hands on the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and has given prospective buyers one more reason to buy this truck as soon as it launches. Actually 170 reasons. Mopar debuted the modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck at the Chicago Auto Show and results are nothing but phenomenal. Mopar offers 170 aftermarket parts for the truck, ranging from lights, to trailer cameras. You name it, and Mopar has it.
The Mazda MX-5 Celebrates its 30th Birthday at Chicago Auto Show with a Limited Edition model
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been in the automotive industry for three decades now and the automaker decided to celebrate the occasion with the launch of the 30th Anniversary Edition of the MX-5 at the Chicago Auto Show. What makes it all the more special is that the original MX-5 also made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show back in 1989! The 30th Anniversary Edition will be limited to a production of just 3,000 copies.
2020 Toyota Tacoma Arrives At Chicago With New Features And Mild Visual Updates
Although the Sequoia made the news for being roped in by the TRD Pro division, let’s not sideline the best-selling mid-size pickup truck in the States. Toyota refreshed the Tacoma for the 2020 model and has brought it to Chicago. Although the visual changes may not be visible to a layman, there are a few cues that help differentiate the 2020 Tacoma from the 2019 model. The drivetrain, however, still remains the same. Should Toyota have bumped up the power figures a little bit?
The ’TRD Pro’ that Toyota Teased Is The Age-Old Sequoia!
Toyota has managed to turn the TRD Pro badge into some sort a privilege for the SUVs in the Japanese lineup. It’s like an Ironman Triathlon where the beasts have to go through a series of challenges to earn the TRD Pro badge. The latest entrant to that list the Toyota Sequoia. Toyota teased a new vehicle being added to the TRD Pro lineup a couple of days back and to be honest, the Sequoia would have been the last option on everyone’s minds. But well, the TRD Pro Sequoia is ready and will be officially making its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
The 2020 Subaru Legacy is Upon Us - Will It Get Any Love at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show?
Subaru announced that it will be unveiling the 2020 Subaru Legacy at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The announcement comes just a couple of days before the car’s official launch and it comes along with two teasers that showcase the exterior and the interior. To be honest, we weren’t very excited until the company decided to drop those two teasers, and now, we cannot wait to check this beauty out.
Porsche Carrera GT "Recommissioned" by Porsche Classic
When a car is about to die its natural death, most car owners scrap it off and replace it with a new one. However, we enthusiasts try to do our best to bring it back to life instead of just disposing of something close to our hearts. Here is one such car lover who took his dying Porsche Carrera GT to Dr. Porsche Classic for a thorough restoration.
High-Performance SUVs are Becoming a Trend as Hyundai Preps a Tucson N for 2021
Gone are the days when SUVs were just spacious vehicles with a basic engine that just about did its job. SUVs are now replacing sedans in almost all the aspects. The big vehicles are now refined, have better on-road driving manners, and come loaded with features and equipment. A lot of automakers have also been getting into performance SUVs lately. The latest entrant to that niche is Hyundai with its upcoming Tucson N. The Tucson N will hit the roads in about two years and will come on the back of 340 ponies.
2020 Audi A4 Allroad
Estates have always been looked upon as family and luggage haulers. They were never meant to be attractive, fast, or adventurous. These vehicles were boring, but very practical. But with time, estates, aka wagons, started getting glamorous and confident, and lately, even luxurious. One classic example of the same is the Audi A4 Allroad. Other than the slight body roll and the long tail, it is a perfect blend of a sedan’s ride and handling and an SUVs practicality and off-roading capabilities.
Porsche is Sending Out Some Cool "Certificates of Participation" to Reservation Holders
Well, that’s what premium automakers do for their customers. The automaker has sent the first of several welcome packages and promotional materials to Taycan reservation holders, as the company inches closer to delivering the cars. “Certificates of Participation in the Taycan Deposit Option Program” have been mailed to buyers all across the world that have mangaed to find themselves in the waiting queue. Porsche sure knows how to make its first e-car’s customers feel special.
2020 GMC Sierra HD AT4
When we used to talk about pickup trucks a decade ago, the general notion was a barebone truck that only knows how to lift weights. It was also taken for granted that, since they are tough vehicles, even off-roading would be easy. But, like we all know, a pickup truck is not automatically qualified to explore untraveled or non-existent roads. Fast forward to 2019, and GMC has launched a truck called the GMC Sierra HD AT4 that is muscular, can travel off-road without showing its ’jungli-ness’, and has an interior that can put well-loaded sedans and SUVs to shame. We finally have a heavy duty version of the Sierra AT4, so let’s check it out, shall we?
Best Small Cars Ranked from Worst to Best
There is no dearth of options in the compact cars segment today. To stand out from the crowd, cars these days have started segment-overlapping as well. You may find all the specifications of a conventional sedan in a hatchback, or vice-versa. You’ll find cars that don’t reside in the subcompact niche or the compact niche, but somewhere in the middle. With so many small cars on the market, though, choosing which one is best isn’t exactly easy. So, to make life simpler for you, here is a list of 17 of the best small cars ranked from worst to best.
What Does the Future Hold For GM Trucks? Will the Company Be Able to Compete With Tesla and Rivian?
We are a little befuddled listening to what Mary Barra had to say about GM producing an all-electric truck. Who’s Mary Barra? Well, she is the CEO of General Motors and. when asked about doing an electric pickup truck to compete with Tesla’s upcoming pickup, she did not have any answer and just commented, ‘stay tuned.’ Stay tuned to watch GM go down?
The new Lotus Hypercar will be Built in Partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering
Strategic alliance is the best way to go forward these days. We recently heard about Ford and Volkswagen collaborating, and this time, it is Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering. The two companies will work hand-in-hand to share “research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.” The newly-wed companies have not provided any details on their forthcoming projects yet, but rumors suggest they could be working on the upcoming Lotus all-electric hypercar.
There’s a Pretty Gnarly Pot hole in Los Angeles
Potholes are nasty. Potholes are mean. They get sadistic pleasure by making your beloved car go through them and inflicting damage in some cases. Potholes are generally created when the underlying soil is weakened by water and the tarmac getting steamrolled by oncoming vehicles, before ultimately giving up and becoming a hell hole that causes trouble to everyone. Here is one instance of a pothole in Los Angeles that was literally invisible and victimized more than a few cars.
2020 GMC Sierra HD
GMC trucks are like the school students who don’t top the class, but they don’t fail either. They are never in the spotlight for good or bad reasons, with the exception of when the Sierra debuted with that new MultiPro tailgate. The GMC Sierra HD has been living in the shadow of its competition, the Silverado HD, and despite having a lot of things in common, it has never been able to trump the Chevy. However, it looks like the Sierra is trying to break those shackles with the 2020 model. The Sierra HD looks to have gotten rid of its flaws, and this time, it promises to be a well-packaged truck that can prove to be a serious threat to the competition.
Genesis Wants to Focus On Luxury Not Performance, so the Genesis G70 Won’t Take on the 2019 BMW M3
For some reason, Genesis has not been able to establish itself as a premium brand that can go against the likes of the German three - Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. Although Genesis has done its bit to make its cars feel premium, they have lacked that X-factor and pizzazz that the rivals offer. This time, the brand has reiterated its stance on not making the lineup a set of performance-driven cars. So, put the bets back into your pockets, people; the G70 vs BMW M3 battle is not happening anytime soon.
GMC Could Take GM on the Path of Electric Trucks and SUVs
General Motors is prepping itself well for the rEVolution. Recently, it announced that Cadillac will be converted into an electric luxury brand, and now, it looks like GMC will be taking the same route. CNBC reports that GMC may be considering an all-electric line up of SUVs and pickup trucks. Do Tesla and Rivian have anything to worry about?
Your EV is Cutting into the Tax Dollars California Politicians can Pocket, So Get Ready to Pay a Mileage-Based Fee for EVs
Given how governments of many countries are pushing customers to opt for EVs by giving subsidies, it looked like the running cost of EVs would be very low. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with the California state government. Since the lawmakers are not earning the gasoline taxes from EV owners anymore, they have come up with a ‘solution’ that may require you to pay a mileage-based fee. How does that sound?
The Superformance GR-1 May Borrow the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s Power V-8 Engine
Superformance had signed a deal with Ford and Shelby in the last decade to recreate the magic known as the GR-1. The GR-1 was unveiled to the world 14 years back as a working prototype, but the car never made it to Superformance’s line up. Fast forward to 2019, and the project is about to be resurrected, but what’s more important now is what will give it motivation. When asked about the drivetrain, the tuning company’s CEO has hinted that the GR-1 could use 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s V-8 engine!
2019 VUHL 05RR
When VUHL came out with the original 05 supercar back at the Good Festival of Speed in 2013, we were actually looking forward to seeing it soon in its production form; after all, there aren’t many small supercar manufacturers to begin with. Fast forward to 2019 and VUHL is back in the news with the 05’s meaner version dubbed the 05 RR. The 2019 VUHL 05RR is the production version that comes with 400 horses, 370 pound-feet of torque, and a lightweight body that makes this little toy car zip around bends with the best of them. The 2019 VUHL 05RR is worth the wait as it aces its rivals in almost all departments.
McLaren Has a Very Interesting View of what 2050 Holds for F1
At this time of the year, F1 teams are generally working on making the perfect car for upcoming races. But McLaren F1’s sister, McLaren Applied Technologies, has imagined what F1 in 2050 would look like and has already developed a concept. Talk about being visionaries! Moniker’d the MCLExtreme, this concept looks very interesting, and we are already hyped up about it. For starters, the cars will be all-electric and ripping the tracks with speeds up to 310 miles per hour!
The AMR Track Performance Pack for the Aston Martin Valkyrie Rides the Line Between Crazy and Insane
Such news always messes up my thought process for a while. How can an insanely powerful hypercar get add-ons that will make it all the more powerful? Somehow Aston Martin has managed to accomplish it. The AMR Track Performance PAck for the 2018 Aston Martin Valkyrie is not just about the performance; it includes a vast array of add-ons that can make it stand out even more than it already does....if you can believe that.
The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Has Sold Out but It’s Not Over Yet
Lincoln brought back the nostalgia of the 1960s with its Continental Coach Door Edition last year. The automaker plans to produce just 80 examples of the suicide door edition Continental at a premium of $40,000 over the top-of-the-line Continental. Despite the exorbitant price tag, Lincoln sold all the 80 copies within three days of its launch! If you were planning to get one and think you have lost your chance, do not fret. Lincoln will soon be producing more of the Coach Door Editions as a 2020 model.
2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition
Automakers are actively collaborating with movie franchises to create some stellar concepts that are definitely not real-world worthy. However, some of the car manufacturers are rolling out superhero movie-inspired editions that add a certain zing to the existing models, like the Jeep Renegade Batman vs. Superman Special Edition, Kia Sorento X-Men Edition, and the Isuzu Vehicross Iron Man Triathlon special. Now, Hyundai has revealed a tasteful example called the 2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition.
Is BMW Preparing to Move Even Further Away From the Manual Transmission?
If you are a stick-shift lover, proceed with caution. We heard some news that is not yet official and we sincerely hope it is just a baseless rumor. Blame the reduced demand for this, but according to Bimmertoday, BMW is planning to eradicate manual transmissions from even more of its models. Is there any reason to live in this world anymore?
Climate Change Plans in Germany Could have a Dire Effect on the Autobahn
There are many of us who have dreamt of driving on the Autobahn, be it an ordinary sports car or a high-end exotic. This is the Mecca of fast driving as the unrestricted speed limit actually lets you test the true potential of the car. However, if you are one of the dreamers, I’ve got some bad news for you. The German government is considering adopting a range of draft proposals about the reduction of environmental damage caused by transport that could result in Autobahn becoming a speed-restricted road for the first time since the pre-war days
First 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Sold For $1.1 Million
Did you want to be the first person to pick up the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500? Well, you’re too late. The first production model of the muscle car has been sold at an auction for $1.1 million! The lucky (and wealthy) buyer is the Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson - a man that basically won the auction in his own back yard!
2019 Volkswagen Amarok by Arctic Trucks
Remember the name ‘Arctic Trucks’? They are the same folks whose claim-to-fame was when Jeremy Clarkson and James May drove a customized Toyota Hilux at the North Pole. This company is back in news and this time for working on the Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck. Arctic Trucks calls is the ‘Icelandic-spec’ version of the VW Amarok.
The 2019 Ford Mondeo Has Arrived In Belgium and it Brought Along a New First For the Blue Oval
Ford has unveiled the refreshed Mondeo at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium. The Mondeo was looking stale for quite some time now and needed a refresh desperately. However, it did not come alone. It brought along the company’s first-ever hybrid wagon and, from our initial impressions, we would call this hybrid-wagon a masterstroke!
Mitsubishi Outsold These Three BIG Brands in 2018
We are dead serious right now. Mitsubishi actually managed to outsell the three brands mentioned in the U.S. Maybe it is some kind of sorcery or Mitsubishi has sprayed some sort of invisible ink, we don’t know, but the Japanese giant has managed to move 118,074 cars in 2018 - all of it without socializing at auto-show gatherings or sponsoring many events.
Tesla Shares Plummet Despite Record-Breaking Production
Tesla announced a record-breaking number of deliveries in the Q4 of 2018, but that did not reflect in its financial reports. Tesla delivered 90,700 vehicles from September to December - a new record since its inception, but the share prices took a hit. The shareholders felt a certain unsteadiness as stock prices declined and investors expressed their disappointment over failed expectations to close out the year. That is harsh on Tesla.
Ford’s Looking to an Electrified Future and the Brand’s Next Move Just Might Surprise you
Ford has confirmed plans to build a fully electric F-Series pickup in a bid to protect the truck against competitors like Tesla and Rivian. It was only a matter of time before this announcement was made, so it’s not all that surprising, but it has come a little earlier than expected. With electrification being the only option in the future, even the best of the best will have to succumb to the pressure and finally give in.
After 15 Years We Just Might See and a New Nissan Frontier on the U.S. Market
Sometimes it’s baffling to see automakers ignore cars in its line up that need a little care and attention to become the cash cows. The Frontier is a classic example of that. Midsize trucks sell well on the market today, but Nissan has been lousy with development for the Frontier. However, things might change soon as a new Frontier may hit the roads very soon.
Mahindra Marazzo Received a Surprisingly Positive Reaction at the Detroit Auto Show
Mahindra came to Detroit with its Multi-Purpose Vehicle called the Marazzo. The minivan was seen hiding behind the Roxor at the Mahindra stall at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, but it still managed to catch plenty of attention. The Marazzo was manufactured for the Indian market, and the company has no plans to sell it in the U.S. So, why are we gushing about it?
Kia Could Leverage the 2020 Telluride with SEMA-Inspired Accessories but it Could Go a Step Further
Kia brought its flagship SUV, the Telluride, at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week. The production model of the SUV did not grab a lot of attention; perhaps because we had already seen it at the New York Fashion Week and SEMA fitted with a cacophony of off-road accessories. However, what actually raised our eyebrows is that Kia is actually planning to offer something on similar lines as an off-road-ready variant itself.
The Ford Ranger Raptor May Come to the U.S. After All, but You’ll Be Waiting a While
Ford rolled off the last Ranger off its assembly line in the U.S. almost seven years ago. However, Ford decided to bring the nameplate back to the States for the 2019 model year and get its share back from the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado. The company also teased a Ranger Raptor that won’t be sold in the U.S., but some Sherlock Holmes’ descendants have found that the Raptor is actually coming to our shores - just not in its current generation.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - 2020 Volkswagen Passat
This car is nothing short of a legend, and when it goes down, it will be remembered as one of the longest running and the most successful sedans to have graced the Earth. Sounds like a tribute, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because the 2020 Volkswagen Passat may very well represent the last time the German company invests its time, money and resources into this car. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat was displayed at the Detroit Auto Show and, even though it is a very good package overall, we might give it a miss in favor of say, a crossover.
Nevertheless, here is a list of the things that work in the 2020 Passat’s favor, and some things that don’t:
Lexus LC Debuts At The 2019 Detroit Auto Show In A Topless Avatar
Lexus shares a special bond with the North American International Auto Show. The brand officially made its debut during the first year of the auto show in 1989. Thirty years later, the brand celebrates the third year anniversary of the LC 500 coupe by unveiling a convertible LC. The best part is that the LC Convertible is not just a concept; it seems to be the real-deal and Lexus has hinted the same.
GAC Brought a Weird-Looking Thing to Detroit that it Calls The Entranze Concept
Chinese automaker, GAC Motor, introduced an-electric crossover concept called the Entranze at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. When we first saw the Entranze, we were left befuddled wondering what it could possibly be. Later we figured out it is an all-electric crossover concept that GAC claims to have designed in the U.S. itself. Why go subtle when you can become the talk of the town?
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N TCR Seems Ready For A Promising Racing Season In 2019
The Hyundai Elantra GT N Line did not come alone to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; it has the 2019 Velostar N TCR for company. This race car from the South Korean is eligible to race in the 2019 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Michelin Pilot Challenge series and the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge. Doesn’t it feel tempting to own a car that has raced the tracks?
2019 Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept - Car from the future or a far-fetched thought?
With the QX Inspiration, Infiniti becomes the latest company to enter the EV fray. The automaker unveiled the QX Inspiration Concept at the Detroit Auto Show which gives a peak into the brand’s new design language for EVs. Although Infiniti has not revealed any specs yet, it says the QX Inspiration, when launched, will be a high performance production SUV.
Volkswagen Brings The Old Passat To Detroit With A Fresh Face
The SUV and crossover boom has left sedans in a precarious position. Despite the dwindling sales and their half-dead state, automakers are bound to freshen up their sedan range in their final run before they are retired. Here is Volkswagen’s half-hearted attempt to refresh the Passat and give a quality product to the people who still yearn for a well-packaged, mid-sized sedan.
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid promises 500 miles range
The Explorer line up now feels complete with the debut of the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid. It feels like the Blue Oval is a little late to the Hybrid-SUV party, but the company has made sure to capitalise on all the hype the Explorer has created over the years and has launched the Explorer SUV in the Hybrid from with an acclaimed range of 500 miles!
Now That Tesla Is Discontinuing the 75-kWh Battery, with the 2020 Model S and Model X Finally Become Track Worthy?
Elon Musk recently announced on Twitter that Tesla would be discontinuing the 75 kWh variants of the Model S and Model X. The two models will now be offered only in the 100 kWh and 100 kWh Performance versions. The smaller battery-capacity car is up for sale only until Sunday night. Does this mean this mean that Tesla will begin using its new battery cells in the Model S and Model X, a move that could eventually make them track worthy?
Arizonians Are Not Happy With Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles
In the light of recent events, one thing is clear – not all people are ready to adopt new technologies. We have been hearing the ICEing cases where ‘Bro trucks’ block the supercharging stations and not allow EV owners to charge their vehicles. Now, people in Arizona are showing their anger towards Waymo’s autonomous cars in Arizona by attacking them.
Audi Has Finally Decided That It Wants to Compete Against Tesla
It looks like Audi wants to take a share from the small-electric SUV segment. This news comes just days after we heard that Volkswagen is also planning for a baby electric SUV under its I.D. line up. Audi plans to pit its product against the upcoming Tesla Model Y.With the way we’re hearing news of small SUVs being planned by automakers, it looks like electric sedans will die sooner than expected.
There’s a Bentley Bentayga Speed in the Works and It’s Going to be Lambortastic
Volkswagen has done this before as well, and it is doing it again. This time, the automaker is pitting two of its most esteemed marques against each other. Bentley is working on the Bentayga Speed, and it might be just as powerful as the Lamborghini Urus. Won’t this hurt Lamborghini’s sales? Maybe, but if you look at it from the bigger picture, it is the VW group at the end of the day that’s benefiting.
Volkswagen Has Weird Intentions for a Baby SUV
We don’t have to speak about the crossover and SUV boom; you know all about it. BUt not a lot of them are electrified yet. However, Auto Express has reported that Volkswagen is planning to introduce an entry-level crossover under its upcoming I.D lineup. The SUV will be roughly the size of the T-Cross and will slot beneath the I.D. Crozz.
Lamborghini Launches The Configurator For The 2019 Huracan Evo
First the teasers, then the reveal, and now this – Lamborghini is making sure our New Year celebrations do not end. The new Huracan, now known as the Huracan Evo, did not just receive cosmetic upgrades; it came with more power and better mechanicals as well. However, if somehow the Huracan Evo did not float your boat, the company made sure you don’t leave disappointed. Lamborghini has put a new configurator on its website, and the choices have left us drooling.
Are Station Wagons Making a Comeback in the United States? Small Cars Certainly Aren’t
Sedans are driving towards extinction and SUVs are the supposed heirs to the throne; but, what about wagons? These long, not-so-pretty vehicles actually make for a perfect family car and are quite practical as a daily commuter as well. In Europe, wagons sell in huge numbers, but that’s not the case here in the U.S. Even though all sizes of SUVs are dominating the market and killing competition, wagons are in a league of their own and seem to be on a come up.
2019 Toyota Research P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle
Toyota seems to be on a roll at CES. The company showcased its technology called ‘Guardian’ a couple of days back, and now, it has unveiled the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle. The P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation Lexus LS 500h and will be used in Toyota Research Institute’s Guardian and Chauffeur automated driving system development.
Rivian Discusses Why It’ll Be Able to Kick Tesla’s Ass in Production and Development
I have got to admit; this is one of the hottest rivalries in the auto industry today. Rivian is clearly here to take on Tesla and, by the look of things, Rivian may actually sidestep the EV market leader very soon. Rivian’s CEO, Robert ’RJ’ Scaringe, recently spoke with AutoExpress and discussed how he plans to make Rivian the biggest and the baddest player of the industry.
Tesla Owner Has a Simple Solution for Truck Owners That Like to Block Superchargers
Pickup truck owners protesting against EVs by lining up their beasts in front of superchargers to prevent EV owners from using them was one of the most bizarre things we heard in 2018. The so-called ‘ICE-ing’ did not frost-off completely, and it actually became a ‘thing.’ However, one Tesla Model X owner decided to show pickup truck owners that the Tesla X is no underdog by towing a Chevy truck out of a station. David versus Goliath? Well, kind of.
Toyota Showcases its "Toyota Guardian" Technology that Could Create Superhuman Drivers
Every automaker is working towards road and vehicular safety in some way or another. While most of them are doing it through autonomous technology, Toyota Research Institute had a breakthrough last year to fulfill its moral obligation towards road safety. In a nutshell, the technology, called “Guardian,” coordinates the skills of the human driver and the vehicle they’re driving. What’s even better is that Toyota intends to share this with other automakers as well.
2020 Atlis XT Electric Truck
Atlis Motor Vehicles - Does this sound familiar? If you are a keen EV follower, you might remember this automaker as the one who “unrealistically” claimed that its battery can be charged from 0-100 percent in 12 minutes and 35 seconds. Although many people had laughed it off and questioned the company’s survival, Atlis is actually here with a fully electric truck - the 2020 XT Pickup.
This Leaked Image of the 2020 BMW 7 Series Showcases a Grille Larger Than That of the 2019 BMW X7
If there’s anything other than the Great Wall of China that can be seen from the moon, it has got to be the BMW’s latest kidney grilles. Even though people were critically vocal about big grille on the 2019 BMW X7, the German automaker does not seem to be affected by it. Now, a picture has surfaced that shows the 2020 BMW 7 Series sedan with an even larger grille slapped on it. Strike that. It shows a huge kidney grille with a BMW 7 Series slapped onto it.
The Transformers Bumblebee Camaros Are Going Up for Auction, But There’s a Catch
The Chevrolet Camaro has been an integral part of the Transformers series from the very beginning. To date, we have seen four Camaros and one Camaro Concept in the five movies that have been made. The yellow Chevy Camaros have served as the vehicle mode of the Autobot Bumblebee. Now, all four Bumblebee Camaros that have starred in the movie franchise will be auctioned in Scottsdale, Arizona later this month.
This 2019 ’Lanborghini’ Urus Needs A Dictionary
Imagine how frustrating it would be to six-digits on a “Lamborghini” and wind up getting something with Chinese-knockoff Quality? how does a “Lanborghini” sounds? Although it sounds like a silly typo, this is not expected after splurging close to $230,000. The owner of this Lamborghini Urus claims that his brand-new car is plagued with electronic word-botches. And, to top things off, everything got worse after a software update.
’Zora’ May Be The Mid-Engined Corvette’s Moniker
Last month, General Motors filed for the ‘Zora’ name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), claiming the name to "motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” Chevrolet is ‘refreshing’ this trademark, and not filing it for the first time as the name is historically associated with GM’s flagship sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.
Volvo to Offer Driver-Focus Cameras - Does the Concept Threaten Our Privacy?
Volvo has decided to offer a driver-facing camera in its cars within the next one year, citing it as a safety feature. With privacy being a real issue these days and AI intruding the personal space, is this a wise move? Also, how are the introverts and camera-conscious people supposed to drive with camera staring at their face at the all time?
Byton’s New Car for CES Will Feature a Tablet Display in the Weirdest Place
Byton will be participating at the Consumers Electronic Show next week and is showcasing what it calls the “world’s most intuitive automotive interface.” Byton has not revealed any details other than a teaser image that appears to show the production interior of the M-Byte. The image shows one large screen instead of multiple instrument clusters and displays, and a tablet mounted on the steering wheel. This will surely raise the tech-heads’ heartbeats.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman Is Nothing Short Of The Royal Penthouse Suite
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman is truly luxury on wheels. This is perhaps the best the brand has done in terms of opulence to date. This car is a rare find, and we haven’t seen or heard much about it since its debut. This time, however, Shmee150 has gotten his hands on the pre-facelift S600 Pullman and has shown us what this chariot feels like from inside.
Freightliner Electric Trucks Have Hit The Roads In The States
Freightliner electric trucks have officially made their real-life debut. The first batch of the Freightliner eM2 trucks has been delivered to the buyer, and you may soon start seeing them on the roads here. The eM2 is Daimler-owned company’s first zero-emissions medium-duty truck and the first lot of 30 e-trucks has been handed over to Penske Truck Leasing Corporation in Los Angeles.