Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testing
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The 2014 Hyundai Equus is the kind of flagship sedan some Lincoln dealers want in their showrooms.
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Volvo says the XC90's interior for 2015 is "the most luxurious ever designed for a Volvo."
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Mercedes' racecars have won all six F1 events this year.
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A closeup image of the Acura MDX after a virtual side-impact crash test captured by the new 3D software. (HONDA)
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The edgier, more aggressive Bumblebee that Michael Bay envisioned demanded extensive design modifications not seen on the road today.
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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat -- packing a 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8.
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The Mirage easily beat its EPA window label numbers -- 37 city/44 highway and 40 combined. Editor's note: The Mirage’s EPA rating is 37 city/44 highway and 40 combined. Earlier versions of this blog transposed the numbers.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the strangest cars I have ever driven -- and it’s one of the most polarizing new models of 2014.
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and othe ... Continue reading "Is the maligned Mitsubishi Mirage a good value?" » Jul 7, 2014 12:40 pm U.S. ET
The reimagined Camaro in the latest Transformers
film features a slew of design alterations unique to the movie.
Chevy Camaro enthusiasts hitting theaters for Transformers: Age of Extinction
this weekend should have a field day identifying changes amid the over-the-top explosions as Bumblebee fights alongside Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots.
The rebooted Bumblebee
came ... Continue reading "Inside the Camaro's transformation for latest 'Transformers' film " » Jun 26, 2014 4:09 pm U.S. ET
It takes roughly five years, on average, to develop and launch an all-new vehicle these days. A redesigned crossover or sedan can require less time from drawing board to showroom.
Numerous automakers have tried to shorten product development cycles over the past 20 years but often with little success.
Too many complex facets in r&d, product planning, and manufacturing often get in the way, IHS Automotive senior analyst Eric Fedewa says.
But Honda Motor Co. believes it’s poised to take a major chunk of time out of the process.
Continue reading "Honda aims to take 3D leap forward with advanced crash-test simulation software" » Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET
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Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker’s participation in Formula One.
F1’s switch to 1.6-liter V-6 turbocharged gasoline engines from 2.4-liter V-8 normally aspirated units has made the racecars more like high-end production cars.
That means Mercedes is gaining invaluable experience under extreme conditions on how to get superior performance from fewer cylinders, turbos and hybrids.
Zetsche says the know-how will help Mercedes downsize the engines in its most powerful models, such as those from tuning subsi ... Continue reading "Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models" » May 30, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET
It won’t go on sale in the United States until next March, but Volvo has begun to take the covers off the redesigned XC90 crossover.
Volvo released images and a video of the interior of the 2015 XC90, and it is decidedly more upscale than the outgoing model. The crossover, previewed with the awkwardly named XC Coupe concept
shown at the Detroit auto show in January, will be formally unveiled in August. It goes on sale in Europe later this year.
The XC90 is the ... Continue reading "Volvo hints at more polished XC90 for 2015" » May 27, 2014 1:34 pm U.S. ET
LOS ANGELES -- For the better part of a decade, automotive journalists have been chastising the American public for not making the smart decision and embracing diesel power.
Diesel seemingly has what every American wants: great low-end torque, refined tailpipe emissions and fantastic highway fuel economy on par with the best gasoline-electric hybrids.
But shoppers can’t seem to get the image of those clattering, unreliable diesels from the 1970s out of their heads. The diesel price premium -- similar to the premium paid for a hybrid -- doesn’t help either, especially when diesel fuel is more e ... Continue reading "To TDI or not TDI?" » May 14, 2014 10:26 am U.S. ET
WASHINGTON -- Volkswagen AG could be a few days away from naming a North American assembly site for a mid-sized crossover based on the CrossBlue concept from the 2013 Detroit auto show.
Volkswagen’s supervisory board, the company’s top decision-making body, is slated to meet May 12, company sources tell Automotive News
, and anticipation is building at Volkswagen Group of America’s headquarters in suburban Washington and at VW’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, which is seen as a leading contender for the production order.
The decision may not come next week. VW’s board ... Continue reading "VW may be ready to give its SUV a home" » May 8, 2014 4:14 pm U.S. ET
Since the demise of the Town Car, Lincoln dealers have been pining for a big, flagship sedan with real presence, an automobile to evoke the great motorcars from Lincoln’s illustrious past: the Zephyr or the Continental.
Lincoln hints that such a car is in the works, but there’s no word when it might arrive. To many dealers who stuck with Lincoln through thick and mostly thin, the ongoing brand reinvention seems to be taking a long time. The largest current Lincoln, the MKS, is a warmed-over Taurus, and it’s very long in the tooth.
Last week, I test drove a car that would seem to fill tha ... Continue reading "As Lincoln dealers yearn, Hyundai's flagship rolls" » May 5, 2014 3:22 pm U.S. ET
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