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The luxury electric vehicle sector is starting to heat up, years after Tesla turned the industry on its head with the Model S. Now, the competition is finally fighting back with new EVs of their own, with the latest coming from Nissan's Infiniti. The company first teased its QX Inspiration back in December, and now it has posted two renders of the vehicles from various angles (save for the rear).  It's definitely a new design direction for Infiniti and is littered with numerous sharp creases all around. Although it’s a new look for Infiniti, it doesn't break any new design ground in the EV space; however, the grille-less face is a bit unsettling at first.  Perhaps the most... Read more...
Ford has been showing off some very cool cars and trucks at the Detroit Auto Show for the past few days. The company has unveiled the new Ranger truck and announced the return of the 2019 Mustang Bulllitt. As cool as that Mustang Bullitt was packing its 475hp engine under hood, if you want a pony car with more power, Ford will soon have the perfect response. The automaker has teased the return of the Shelby GT500, and the car will sit at the top of the range for Mustang fans to aspire to own. Right below the GT500 will be the GT350, and there are major differences in the two Shelby cars and they have different markets they aim for. The GT500 will pack over 700hp according to Ford giving... Read more...
One of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever made is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The vehicle has been crushing just about any off-road terrain for decades. Most owners of these high-end SUVs will never take them off-road, but they could if they wanted. The all-new G-Class premiered at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will roll into dealerships in late 2018. "The new G-Class continues to set the bar higher in all relevant areas – in terms of performance both on and off the road as well as with regard to comfort and telematics. Our 'longest-serving' model series is therefore ideally equipped to continue its success story. In short, the new 'G' is still a 'G',... Read more...
It might not have the brawny, rumbling ferociousness of a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but the new Kia Stinger is going after an equally fierce product segment. The vehicle will find itself doing battle with vehicles like the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback, and it just might be a real winner. The Stinger is based on a new rear-wheel-drive (RWD) platform, which is critical in this segment. Base vehicles are powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that produces 255 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque. That makes it very competitive with similar engines from BMW and Audi. However, the engine that everyone will likely want to sample is the 3.3-liter V6 (found in the Stinger... Read more...
“If you build it, they will come.” Buick has been trying to shake its deeply engrained image that it sells vehicles for people with one foot in the grave — look no further than the company’s “That’s a Buick” ads that have been running quite frequently for the past year. Buick’s newest concept car shows a new design direction for the long-serving American brand that is the equivalent of a grand slam. We present to you the Buick Avista, and well, just look at it! It’s hard to find fault with the vehicle’s design, which has its wheels pushed out to the corners, a low and long hood, crisp sculpting along its flanks and a bootylicious rear-end. The Avista is a 2+2 coupe which means that there is plenty... Read more...
It’s on now! Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Nissan have been shoving electric vehicles down our throats for the past few years. However, the Focus Electric, Spark EV, and Nissan Leaf can only travel 80 to 90 miles on a charge before they run out of juice. While that may be enough for those that simply commute to work or putter around town, many people with “range anxiety” want a bit more reserve power for longer trips, and vehicles like the Tesla Model S are simply way out of the price range of average Americans. That’s where the Chevrolet Bolt comes in, which is the next logical step past the Chevrolet Volt (even the second generation model) and Spark EV. Shown today in concept form, the... Read more...
General Motors is stepping up it game in the electric car arena with its second generation Chevrolet Volt, and it’s also adding some enhancements to make what’s already a pretty solid commuter vehicle even better this time around. The original Volt combines the best of both worlds by giving drivers the ability to travel 38 miles on battery power alone before the gasoline engine kicks in — the 2016 Chevy Volt extends that all-electric range to an even more impressive 50 miles. To hit the 50-mile mark, the lithium-ion battery pack was increased in capacity from 17.1 kWh (2015 model) to 18.4 kWh. In addition, the battery pack’s weight has been reduced by more than 20 pounds, dropping from 288 total... Read more...
Dodge set plenty of mouths agape when it announced the two-door Challenger SRT Hellcat and four-door Charger SRT Hellcat. Both vehicles pack in a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi engine generating 707 horsepower and top speeds in excess of 200mph. Cadillac isn’t about to let Dodge hog the spotlight when it comes to high-powered, German slaying hyper sedans; so today it’s launching its third generation CTS-V and it sure is a beauty. The 2016 CTS-V is all about the engine, and Cadillac couldn’t have picked a better donor vehicle than the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That means that you’ll find the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 producing 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque (down 10 horsepower and 20 lb-ft from the... Read more...
The Acura NSX first hit U.S. streets in 1990 and soldiered on relatively unchanged until it received a facelift in 2002; worldwide production of the aluminum-based two-seater ceased in 2005. During its 15-year production, the NSX was praised for its performance, handling, and everyday drivability. In the nearly ten years that have passed since the first NSX went out of production, its successor has undergone an extremely long gestation period. Honda went back to the drawing board at least once during the development of the second-generation car, but finally showed the world a near-final version of what the vehicle would look like with a fresh NSX concept vehicle in 2012. Now, Acura is teasing... Read more...