2018 Mazda MX-5

Every few years, Mazda adds a couple of tasty options and upgrades to the MX-5 Miata to keep its roadster fresh. For 2018, the MX-5 soft top gets new tuning for its rear suspension and electric power steering, plus a red soft top and Recaro seats as options. Nothing game-changer, but potentially welcome improvements for …

2019 Chevy Silverado

Forget the spy shots, teasers, and speculation. This is the 2019 Chevy Silverado, which got a surprise debut at an event celebrating the brand’s 100-year anniversary of trucks, in brand-new Trail Boss trim. While we’ll have to wait for the Detroit Auto Show next month for all the details, we can at least get a …

Lamborghini

It’s healthy to be skeptical of ambitious supercar startups. Far too many of them fail before ever delivering a single working vehicle. Creating a new car, even one based on a current production vehicle, is a difficult, complex and expensive task. This is the Ares Design “Project Panther,” a concept for a coachbuilt supercar based …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is teasing the release of its third-generation Sprinter commercial van with new photos of the van’s interior, which features a large Mercedes Pro touchscreen on the center console. The company says the all-new Sprinter joins the Internet of Things for the first time with the central, intelligent infotainment system and new telematics designed to …

The Jaguar XE SV

Jaguar revealed today, ahead of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, that its ultra-hardcore XE SV Project 8 sedan has shattered the Nurburgring lap record for sedans. With a time of 7:21, it trumps the previous record holder—the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio—by 11 seconds. In case you need reminding, the XE SV Project 8 is the …

New Aston Martin Vantage

The Aston Martin Vantage is the storied British marque’s volume car. And with the unveiling today of an all-new model, that volume just got turned up. “The new car starts where V12 Vantage, not V8, left off,” says Miles Nurnberger, Aston’s head of exterior design, as he walks us around the production car in an …

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is essentially a short-wheelbase, five-seat version of the Santa Fe. Competing directly against the Nissan Murano and the Ford Edge, the Santa Fe Sport has two engine options and features a two-tone interior. First, although many automakers send us tarted-up versions of their entries, kudos to Hyundai for having the …

2017 Skoda Kodiaq

Skoda’s Scout sub-brand isn’t exactly an original theme in the Volkswagen Group, with Audi, VW and SEAT all offering similar off-road-ready versions of existing models. Yet the idea has always fitted best with the Czech company’s practical and no-nonsense approach. The Octavia and Superb were the first to benefit from the Scout treatment, and now …

2017 Audi RS 3

We’ve praised the Audi A3’s driving dynamics, but one thing we have struggled to embrace is its stubby proportions and muted styling. The sedan looks much the same in RS 3 form, just tacking on a sportier grille and new side sills, diffuser, and exhaust tips almost as part of a costume. The diminutive sedan …

2018 Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is one of my favorite enthusiast sedans. It’s invigorating, just a bit raw and makes you want to drive it more and more. Our tester has subtle blue paint and aggressive black wheels, which strike the right tone. It’s sporty without being stupid. Inside is black leather, red stitching, and plastics …