Earlier today, Polestar launched its very first model. It’s called the Polestar 1, and it is a real statement of intent that Polestar will be taking the fight directly to Tesla, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG. Putting cars like the Tesla Model S, BMW’s 6 series, and Mercedes-Benz’ S class squarely in its crosshairs is a bold […]
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The new Alfa Romeo 4c is pushing the envelope of low weight and efficient combustion, meaning this 4 cyl sports car punches way, way above its weight class!
Honda finished second at Sebring this year- but second is just the first loser. HPD intends to win in 2015, and is bringing out this all new coupe to do it.
he 2015 Lexus RC300h hybrid coupe was first shown at last year’s Tokyo Auto Show, but it arrived at NAIAS 2014 w/ a V8 powered brother- and they look good!
Toyota is set to launch its newest Lexus hybrid at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon. Called the RC300h and based on the compact Lexus IS sports sedan, the RC300h “sport hybrid” promises sporty, RWD handling in a curvaceous coupe body meant to take on BMW’s upcoming 4 series coupes and convertibles and the new Acura […]
Not too long ago, things were looking good if you were an American Fiat dealer. The first wave of Fiat’s diminutive 500s sold out almost immediately. People were excited about the EV version of the 500. Add to that, the enthusiast press was super-psyched about the Zagato and Abarth go-fast versions of the little coupe. […]
Is Tesla planning an electric DeLorean tribute for the 30th anniversary of the BTTF series in 2015? Should you drink before noon? Here’s how it might look.
It might seem hard to believe, but Irv Gordon has been driving the same car for more than 3 million miles. That means Irv’s one-owner Volvo has travelled far enough to make nearly six round-trip journeys to the moon in relative comfort and safety, and has – along the way – pretty much proven that most people buy new cars because they want to, not because the have to.
There’s no doubt about it: cars are getting bigger, heavier, and (depending how much you either are or are not a fan of guys like Bruno Sacco and the Pininfarina family) uglier. Take the reborn Fiat 500, for example. It’s cute, tiny, agile, and fun … but not as cute, tiny, agile, or fun as […]
Volkswagen has made no bones about it; they want to rule the automotive world. By the end of the decade, VW wants to be the world’s leading car manufacturer. And if they can keep rolling out awesome concept vehicles with a basis in the real world like the Bulli Microbus, the 261 mpg XL-1, and […]
It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.
Electric cars: fast, far, cheap. Choose any two.
That was a common bromide among electric vehicle engineers for years. Granted, back in the EV1 days when we playing with electric Consuliers it seemed right … but was it necessarily right?
Rumors about a sportier line-up of Toyota Prius coupes and more powerful Lexus hybrids have been making the press round for months – but how sporty will those new, “aggressive” Prius hybrids be? TRD’s latest G-Sports 3 might point the way. You can check out a full gallery of photos from Response.jp in this article […]
It’s no secret that Toyota is planning to add production versions of its Prius c subcompact and Prius v micro van concepts to its growing Prius sub-brand. The latest news out of Toyota, though, suggests that a new (previously unseen) 2-door coupe may emerge hot on the heels of those 2 new Prii as early as […]
Hyundai has been on a roll lately, going from win to win on the strength of its current product, positive “buzz” over its recent “Blue” hydrogen concept cars, and the genius of its industry-leading “Hyundai Assurance” program. Hyundai’s marketers deserve an inch of freedom, I suppose – and they are taking a mile of it, […]
Honda’s CNG-powered Civic GX will finally be available for sale across America with the arrival of the new, 9th generation Honda Civics later this year. Historically, Honda sold their super-clean Civic GX model in California alone, despite being consistently ranked the cleanest car in America by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Honda […]
When Lotus announced the 414E Hybrid version of the Evora sportscar this past February, the motoring world stood in awe. The car had innovative clean-burn technology built into its range-extending ICE/hybrid powertrain, 200 hp electric motors in each of the rear wheels, advanced torque-vectoring traction control, and arresting good looks that tastefully played up the […]
The Nissan LEAF is coming, and it could be the catalyst that makes electric cars more than just a pipe dream. Nissan says orders have already exceeded expectations and the hype around this little electric car is poppin’ (to use the vernacular of our times). Reality may dampen some expectations though; the 100 mile range […]
My father surprised me the other night when he told me how much he loves the Fiat 500. Strange words from the man who has pretty much lived in a pickup truck for the past two decades. He is in good company though, as the Fiat 500 is one of the best selling cars in […]
[social_buttons] Rumors are gathering pace that Toyota is working on a two-door coupe version of its ultra-popular Prius hybrid, possibly scheduled to hit the market sometime in 2012. The latest reports suggest that the Japanese outfit is currently developing a compact 2+2 Prius-based hybrid sports coupe featuring a beefed-up version of its 1.8-liter 2ZR-FXE four-cylinder […]