Cars & Concepts


Jeep pickup to be called Gladiator, enthusiast website says

We know Jeep is building a Wrangler-inspired pickup -- it's just a matter of what it'll be named, what it will look like and when it will show up. Well, the folks at JeepScrambler Forum answered some of those questions.

Hyundai's new Palisade 3-row crossover set for L.A. debut

Hyundai will unveil the Palisade crossover, its big-bodied, three-row answer to the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show. It is one of two crossovers Hyundai is adding in 2019 as the company races to match the industry's rapid shift from cars to light trucks.

BLOG: Richard Truett
Time to re-engineer the job of product development chief

With automakers facing financial pressure on many fronts -- Wall Street, trade and tariff issues, slowing sales, intense competition -- the product development chief's job has never been more important. And that's why it is time for the role to be re-examined at General Motors, Ford and maybe elsewhere.

Chevy Silverado packs fuel cell in ZH2 concept

GM Defense recently posted a video rendering on its website of the Chevrolet Silverado ZH2, which appears to be a heavy-duty version of the pickup powered by a "next generation" fuel cell power system and advanced lithium ion battery.

What stuck out at SEMA?

When it comes to SEMA, the more outlandish and eye-popping vehicles, the merrier. Here's a glance at some that stuck out.

Teardowns without the mess

Caresoft engineers use high-tech 3D scans to virtually strip apart cars — down to individual battery cells, wires and screws — and sells that data to curious automakers and suppliers for up to half a million dollars. The company's software can also provide information about the materials used and cost of each vehicle component.

FCA, 2,200 years after Hannibal, brandishes 1,000-hp war elephant

Some 2,200 years after Hannibal crossed the Alps to invade Italy using an army of African war elephants, FCA's Mopar brand is unleashing the Hellephant -- a giant, supercharged 1,000-hp crate engine it intends to sell next year and is capable of generating 950 pound-feet of torque.

BLOG: Graham Kozak
Will BMW's new 3 series spawn an M3 wagon?

The fact that BMW has never sold an M3 wagon is baffling, but that could be changing soon, according to a report by Autocar. The magazine's BMW insider source suggests the company is combining a wagon body with M3 go-fast bits -- and that it is seriously considering taking the vehicle to production.

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