Next-Gen Nissan Leaf In New Platform, New Crossover Plans

Nissan is facing the fact that the Leaf is losing the EV battle to more exciting and innovate competitors. The Japanese car brand is exploring the idea of a modular platform that would feature more than just the EV hatch. This platform would underpin an EV sports car and a crossover, both of which could Read more about Next-Gen Nissan Leaf In New Platform, New Crossover Plans[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Still Cheaper Than $35k Model 3

The starting retail price of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is about $38,000, but the price that most folks are going to pay for it is about $30,000 after the maximum tax incentive for EVs. The 2017 Tesla Model 3 on the other hand begins at $35,000 and with a similar tax incentive would go down Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Still Cheaper Than $35k Model 3[…]

2017 Range Rover Sport SVR: Electric 567hp For Next-Gen?

There are so far only two Special Vehicle Racing (SVR) vehicles in the JLR roster which are the Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar F-Type SVR. Both formerly used the same 5.0L supercharged V8 but with different outputs. This time the 542hp Range Rover Sport SVR is getting a power increase to match the Type-R Read more about 2017 Range Rover Sport SVR: Electric 567hp For Next-Gen?[…]

2016 Audi A3: Minimalist Tech Refresh, More Engines!

For those who really like the fundamental look of Audi cars enough, the extremely subtle and evolutionary approach taken by the German brand in updating the design of its vehicles wouldn’t be an issue. That philosophy remains unchanged for the recent updates to the 2016 Audi A3 as it makes some changes to its appearance Read more about 2016 Audi A3: Minimalist Tech Refresh, More Engines![…]

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Ignored – Sibling Gets Tight Manual Run!

The handful of people who are able to afford a British supercar would be torn between the 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and the Aston Martin DB11. While the latter has been garnering quite some interest since its reveal in Geneva, the Vantage S has just broken some really big news, and it’s going Read more about 2017 Aston Martin DB11 Ignored – Sibling Gets Tight Manual Run![…]

2017 Mercedes E-Class: Slick Cabrio With 396hp – Not Bad!

In line for its unveiling is the estate version of the 2017 Mercedes E-Class that has been spotted going about disguised a couple of times now. But sometime further down the road, probably in a year’s time, should be the arrival of the E-Class cabriolet. The drop top Mercedes middle child has been caught in Read more about 2017 Mercedes E-Class: Slick Cabrio With 396hp – Not Bad![…]

2017 Porsche 911 ‘Brings Out’ Next-Level Comfort!

All the talk about the 2017 Porsche 911 recently has to do with the availability of manual transmission on the R and the future GT3 models. Little has been said about the interior comfort experienced by the occupants in the vehicle, so Porsche has decided bring out the best in terms of its in-cabin enjoyment. Read more about 2017 Porsche 911 ‘Brings Out’ Next-Level Comfort![…]

2016 Range Rover Evoque: US Failure Offsets UK Success

A growing demand for luxury SUVs has shifted the focus of many big brands as they scramble to recalibrate their lineups to match what the market wants. In all of this, the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has made the Range Rover Evoque the SUV to beat. The home market of JLR is where their vehicles Read more about 2016 Range Rover Evoque: US Failure Offsets UK Success[…]

2017 Nissan GT-R: Simpler, Quieter – Beautifully Deafening!

Fans of the Nissan GT-R who have been begging for Nissan to get rid of the current essential design that’s getting a bit too old are hardly placated by the most recent 2017 refresh for the roaring Godzilla. An extra 20hp is nice, but people have wanted something fresher with the appearance of the sports Read more about 2017 Nissan GT-R: Simpler, Quieter – Beautifully Deafening![…]

2017 Subaru Forester: Redesign Still Needed – And A Hybrid!

Last year a new 2016 Subaru Forester made it out at the Tokyo Auto Show and was sold in Japan for a number of months, before finally moving to other markets recently. The response to its facelift was neither underwhelming nor positive – people hated it. Its front face was overwrought, particularly its overdone grille, Read more about 2017 Subaru Forester: Redesign Still Needed – And A Hybrid![…]

2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat: Losing Output Without Roof

For some, 707hp from a HEMI V8 on the Dodge Hellcat twins is a bit of an overkill so losing some power wouldn’t be too much of a problem. These folks should be okay with the first ever Dodge Challenger Hellcat Convertible. The drop top Hellcat exists courtesy of John Iverson who runs Iverson Customs Read more about 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat: Losing Output Without Roof[…]

2017 BMW M5: Manual Abandoned – Going Full Luxury

The purists don’t have to be to disheartened by BMW deciding that the large and luxurious BMW M5 and M6 are not going to be produced with a manual transmission option anymore. It’s still available in the M2 to M4, and Porsche 911 R, and the next 911 GT3, and Cayman, and so on. There’s Read more about 2017 BMW M5: Manual Abandoned – Going Full Luxury[…]

2016 Tesla Model X: Already Selling More Than Nissan Leaf

Over a year is left before the 2017 Tesla Model 3 makes it out as a final production model to the market, so for now the Model S will continue in its dominance of the market for the foreseeable future. Although Tesla’s sales numbers are merely estimates, the rough numbers are enough to let everyone Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X: Already Selling More Than Nissan Leaf[…]

2017 Toyota C-HR: US Model More Civic Than Juke

The several concept models that were released over the past few years have evoked a similar response from people each time. Whether it appears as a Scion or Toyota, the feedback usually goes along the lines of “OMG, a Juke rival” or something like that. Toyota has proven everyone wrong, and probably created something eye-catching Read more about 2017 Toyota C-HR: US Model More Civic Than Juke[…]

2017 Jeep Compass: FCA Struggles To Keep It Together

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne is very well-known in the automotive industry for all the wrong reasons. One would be hard-pressed to find a story involving the outspoken CEO that doesn’t involve commenters opining about how he is running FCA into the ground. Those comments aren’t there for no reason, and the latest delay with the Read more about 2017 Jeep Compass: FCA Struggles To Keep It Together[…]

2018 Ford Focus Shifts To Mexico – Makes Room For Bronco

For some time it has been said by numerous reports that the Ford Bronco is due for a return and it’s headed to Ford’s Michigan plant after a deal was struck between the automaker and the United Auto Workers (UAW) for what is believed to be the Bronco and the Ford Ranger pickup to be Read more about 2018 Ford Focus Shifts To Mexico – Makes Room For Bronco[…]

2017 Maserati Levante Wants Combined Macan, Cayenne US Sales!

Last year was Porsche best-ever sales year for its narrow lineup which had the Macan doing its first full sales year. In such a short time the SUV proved to be a hit, racing immediately to overtake the Cayenne as the brand’s top-seller in globally. But in the US, its total sales amounted to 13,533 Read more about 2017 Maserati Levante Wants Combined Macan, Cayenne US Sales![…]

2017 Mazda CX-4 Brings Bad Luck – ‘Death’ In A Name!

There is no doubt that the Kodo design language would work its magic on the 2017 Mazda CX-4 and turn it into a stylish eye-catcher based on the Koeru Concept fastback model. It’s also going to be an intriguing rival to the Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V. Well there’s only one problem and it has Read more about 2017 Mazda CX-4 Brings Bad Luck – ‘Death’ In A Name![…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs Tesla Model 3: For Very Different Buyers

With all the hype surrounding the 2017 Tesla Model 3 and how there are already more than 300,000 orders for the vehicle, it is easy to construe GM’s words on its upcoming Chevrolet Bolt as a low-key attack on the small Tesla sedan. GM spokesman Fred Ligouri stated that Chevrolet doesn’t need pre-orders in the Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs Tesla Model 3: For Very Different Buyers[…]

2017 Lincoln Continental: Upcoming Cadillac Rival Retreats

While there has already been over 40,000 people expressing interest in the 2017 Lincoln Continental, its rival Cadillac has lost interest in a potential rival to the Ford luxury sedan. Some reports have pointed out that GM is dropping the Cadillac CT8 sedan that is one step higher in the luxury ladder than the CT6, Read more about 2017 Lincoln Continental: Upcoming Cadillac Rival Retreats[…]