When we first saw the 2020 Hyundai Sonata earlier this year, its impressive looks reminded us of Aston Martin, and the profile views were reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7. In a time when some automakers are discontinuing sedan models, Hyundai is taking a big risk with the 2020 Sonata. This attractive new
Lincoln, Ford’s luxury brand, released its new charging station, and it’s a clear rip-off of Tesla’s Supercharger design. However, I say they shouldn’t stop there and copy Tesla’s entire Supercharging business model. Ford has been tentatively moving into the EV space lately with its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up
Some of the UK’s newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in seconds by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems. The systems let drivers open and start their cars without taking their key out of their pocket. What Car? magazine tested seven different car models fitted with keyless entry and start
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Japan signed a limited trade deal intended to boost markets for American farmers and give Tokyo assurances, for now, that President Donald Trump won’t impose tariffs on auto imports. The accords on agriculture and digital trade cover about $55 billion worth of commerce between the world’s largest and third-largest economies, U.S.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA went on sale in the United States back in August and has now started to arrive in dealerships. Is it worth buying? Let Doug DeMuro answer that question for you. Mercedes-Benz will only sell U.S. residents the CLA in 250 and 250 4MATIC forms. Both use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
SINGAPORE — A British company says it’s building the world’s first “vertiport” for electric aircraft in Singapore, an early step towards a global network for flying taxis. Essex-based Skyports plans to show off the vertical take-off and landing station at Marina Bay during the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress from Oct. 21-25. Germany’s Volocopter will
TOKYO — Glitzy girl J-pop groups, esports tournaments, drone racing, drifting demos and even a cross-dressing celebrity endorsement. Japan seeks to thwart the downward spiral of global auto shows by making its own flagship event, well, less of an auto show. Indeed, this month’s Tokyo Motor Show is being pitched as a kind of automotive
Australian Formula 1 legend Jack Brabham’s racing career is getting the documentary treatment, and the movie premiered this week at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Brabham studied engineering in his youth and served as an aircraft mechanic in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. He got his racing start in Australia before
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You can find some pretty weird-looking vehicles on roads in the United States and this is certainly one of the most bizarre. It’s reported that this clip was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee and it shows a black Acura fitted with dozens of toy horses across the exterior. In addition, it features a pair of U.S.
From three-row crossover SUVs to shapely mid-size sedans, the 2019 New York International Auto Show had an important new-car introduction for just about every kind of buyer Wednesday. The show opens to the public Friday and highlights include the 34-mpg 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the shapely 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, the luxo-laden 2020 Lincoln Corsair,
DETROIT — The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel had a high bar to reach to contend with the fuel economy ratings of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s diesel model. Ram’s pickup has nearly matched the Chevy, falling just short in some aspects, but the small gaps likely aren’t enough to swing the sales race in the diesel
Donuts! Powerslides! Dukes of Hazzard stuff! What do these all result from? Oversteer! On the premiere episode of The Racing Line presented by Tire Rack, pro driver Randy Pobst shows you what oversteer is all about. The Racing Line presented by Tire Rack is the new performance driving series hosted by pro driver and Motor
We’ve spilled a lot of virtual ink discussing Generation Y (aka Millennials) and their love/hate relationship with cars. Among the findings in recent years: Understandably, these doom-and-gloom predictions have automakers worried . Some are planning for a future filled with alternative mobility options. Others insist that, no, the kids are all right, just give them
In the mid-1960s, General Motors was awash with cash and the muscle car wars were upon us. Even though GM instituted a racing ban in 1963, its subsidiaries were still cranking out high-performance road cars. For the 1964 model year, Pontiac released the GTO, Oldsmobile released the 442, and Chevrolet, not wanting to be left
Due to the sales reporting issues, we’ve combined the last two months into one report. Sad but true, folks, it seems monthly EV sales and eventual year-over-year estimates may not surpass 2018’s record numbers. Unfortunately, it all comes down to one automaker … Tesla. Now that the Silicon Valley electric automaker has shifted many deliveries
The Frankfurt Motor Show, which gets under way later this week, will showcase some of the most exciting new models the car industry has produced in years. Yet even the organisers admit the event is not quite what it used to be. Inside the vast exhibition halls, an array of high-tech new electric designs will
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois is so obsessed with getting the automaker’s vehicles in music videos that he has a special arrangement with the nation’s largest record labels. The deals, codified in contracts, give him first dibs on putting an FCA brand in music videos whenever the need arises for a vehicle.
We spend a lot of time dissecting auto ads, trying to figure out what those commercials convey about a particular car brand. But cars themselves — specifically, their design — also help define a company’s brand. A Lamborghini, for example, makes a bold impression. The car’s sharp, aggressive lines imply that the owner is a
Aston Martin has a near 60-year-long history of pairing with Italian design house Zagato, and the duo just made its most recent reveal. The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato (take a breath) has made its in-the-metal debut after being announced in photos earlier this year. The new Zagato must be bought in a pair with
By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 6, 2019 Charlotte Smith from Solihull, England, wanted to know why she kept getting a bad cough whenever she walked around the back of vehicles. Smith, who was still in primary school then, opted to do some research on the topic with her father. Through their study sessions, Charlotte
Nissan chief executive Hiroto Saikawa will step down next week as the carmaker grapples with an executive pay scandal. The announcement followed a meeting of the carmaker’s board on Monday. Earlier, Mr Saikawa told Japanese media he was “keen to pass the torch” when asked if he was preparing to resign. The Nissan boss had
DETROIT — Contract negotiations between the UAW and General Motors suffered a setback after the union said the company essentially rejected its latest offer, providing little hope a national strike, now in its 21st day, will end soon. Terry Dittes, vice president of the UAW-GM department, said Sunday in a letter to members that GM this morning
The Ferrari Sergio is one of the rarest production cars on earth and YouTuber MrJWW recently had the opportunity to drive one. Just six examples of the Sergio were ever produced. Three of them reside in the United States, one is in Japan, and the other two are in Europe. This is one of those
FRANKFURT — Daimler may have to recall 260,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles after German motor vehicle authority KBA warned the automaker that the transporter vans may contain illegal engine management software, a German paper reported. Daimler likely will have to begin a recall for 260,000 Sprinter vans, German weekly Bild am Sonntag reported, without citing sources.
It’s hard for us, as consumers, to remember that even though movies are made to entertain, they have one purpose for production companies: they need to make money. The same goes with the cult-classic movie “The Fast and the Furious” of 2001. In another episode of behind-the-scenes knowledge about the first three films in the
For a $30,000-plus family SUV, the 2020 Dodge Durango misses out on standard safety gear, but has good infotainment. Other competitors provide better value and better warranties. We give the 2020 Durango a 6 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The base SXT model comes with the V-6 engine and rear-wheel
If you own a Toyota 86 and want an example of what you shouldn’t do to your Japanese sports car, just take a look at this picture. The car, which reportedly resides somewhere in Ontario, Canada, was pictured at a petrol station and shared on Reddit. Making the car immediately stand out from a regular
With the 2019 New York auto show debut Wednesday of its redesigned 2020 Highlander, Toyota hasn’t built the Prius of three-row crossover SUVs. The automaker’s 34-mpg combined fuel-economy estimate for the 2020 Highlander Hybrid comes close, however. That figure is a hefty 6 mpg higher than last year’s hybrid combined EPA test estimate, thanks in
DETROIT — It’s Truck Month at Chevrolet dealerships, yet General Motors isn’t able to build any trucks. The last GM pickup plant in North America that was still running during the UAW’s strike had to shut down last week because of parts shortages, raising worries that some dealerships soon will start running low on the