Monterey Car Week is a true pilgrimage for car people, something serious enthusiasts should attend at least once in their lifetime. Whether you want to watch the world’s most significant race cars tear around Laguna Seca Raceway, don your best pastel-colored slacks and hobnob with the rich and famous at the Pebble Beach Concours, or see the best of the worst at the Concours d’Lemons, Monterey has something for every car fan. Continue reading >>>
This week our editors took on the New York International Auto Show, where they saw VW’s pickup truck unveiling, a Lincoln SUV with a high-tech twist and a callback to classic clocks. Read these stories and more by clicking the links below. Continue reading >>>
As the Geneva motor show rolls into town this week, we thought it might be fun to see how five of the show’s star cars from five years ago are faring on the used car market now that time and familiarity have played their part.
The 2019 INFINITI QX50, which debuted at the LA Auto Show, is not only a stunner, it’s a technological marvel that will be surprisingly affordable when it hits the U.S. market next year.
In addition to coming equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system, the new luxury crossover will have the world’s first variable compression engine. What is that exactly?
We’ll get to that.
Let’s talk about the luxury crossover segment first. It’s red-hot right now, and entrants from Infiniti, Lexus, Jaguar, and more are stepping up the competition. Will Infiniti’s new engine make the choice easier for car buyers? Continue reading >>>
Volkswagen knows a thing or two about branding.
VW’s first hit the U.S. market in 1949. The Type 1 Beetle was a car with a deep military history, earning it its nickname “The Victory Wagon.” In 1959, the company stepped away from its military history with its “Think Small” campaign. It set its sights on a decidedly different audience with a new campaign with the goal of attracting a younger consumer eager to find an affordable car that was also fuel efficient.
The oil crises of the 1970s led VW to make a major pivot: It invested in diesel engines. And for decades, the company could, literally, go the distance with diesel.
But oh, how the times have changed. Nowadays, consumers want fuel-efficient cars that are also environmentally friendly.
Based on what we saw at the LA Auto Show, VW is up to the task.
Enter the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz.
Mazda used its home market’s auto show to wow the automotive world with a concept that’s likely to become the best-looking hatchback on the market today.
The Kai concept, which debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last week, is a preview of what to expect from the upcoming Mazda3. That long hood and sculpted body are unlike any other hatch available and invoke the spirit of Grand Tourers from the past.
Why, however, would Mazda give this concept such graceful rear-wheel-drive proportions when it’s on a front-wheel-drive platform? There are other indications that the concept isn’t quite ready for prime time, but they’re minor enough to be modified for an upcoming production version. Will it happen? Continue reading >>>
58% of the New York International Auto Show’s attendees plan to shop for a car within 12 months. From practical options like the new Buick Regal Sportback and TourX to fan favorites like Subaru’s redesigned Outback and Crosstrek, auto shows provide an unparalleled opportunity to comparison shop. Even if you’re in the market for something a bit more exciting, such as the new Honda Civic Si or an Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the show in New York will provide an early look for interested shoppers. Continue reading >>>
Auto shows provide strong evidence to support the following proverb: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Gearheads from around the world arrive at the Javits Convention Center with eyes alight every Spring to get a look at and learn about the latest and greatest cars available for sale at the New York International Auto Show. The cars change from year to year, of course, but many other things stay pretty much the same. Continue reading >>>