Mazda6

Though June overall wasn’t a terrible month for automaker sales, at least for the most part, it was pretty hideous for midsize family sedans. Basically every single model in the segment saw declining numbers including the Subaru Legacy, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Volkswagen Passat, and even perennial volume sellers such as the Honda Accord and …

Kona Crash

There are many things good about the 2018 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. The turbo engine gives it some real get-up-and-go, it handles surprisingly well, and it has a pleasant interior. But apparently it has a feature that’s actually not good: the headlights. And they were bad enough that they kept the small crossover from …

Portugal Latest Sports Car

When somebody decides to build a lightweight sports car that can keep up with supercars while costing half as much, the recipe is fairly straightforward. Depending on the budget, the chassis will have to some sort of a tubular frame, a bonded aluminum tub, or something even more rigid made out of carbon fiber. Then, …

2019 Chevy Blazer

After months of rumors, speculation and waiting, we finally have our first look at the new 2019 Chevy Blazer. The Blazer’s sharp lines are a surprising departure from other more conservative Chevy models, drawing a lot of influence from the refreshed 2019 Camaro. The new two-row model will slot below the Chevy Equinox and larger …

The Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s Rapide has been around for awhile. The first model, revealed in 2009, was basically a stretched DB9 with two more doors. Nearly a decade later, the formula hasn’t changed much. The new Rapide AMR is a production version of the concept first shown at Geneva, and the good news is, it’s still packing …

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce announced today that Giles Taylor, its design chief since 2012, has left the company “to pursue alternative business interests.” His departure comes less than a month after the launch of the Cullinan, the first SUV from Rolls-Royce, and less than a year after the arrival of the new Phantom. Taylor’s successor will be announced …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has finally launched its subscription service in Nashville and Philadelphia, and with it comes a slew of details on how much the program costs and what vehicles are available. Three levels of subscription are available, each with a suitably snooty name starting with Signature, and going up to Reserve, and finally Premier. Signature starts …

2019 Alfa Romeo GTV

With 505 horsepower from a Ferrari-derived V6, lightning quick steering, and one of the best chassis in the business, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the best sports sedans you can buy right now. But what if Alfa made an even quicker, prettier, coupe-ier, hybrid-ier version? Well, that’s the plan according to FCA’s …

Subaru WRX STI

The Subaru WRX STI has made 305 horsepower from its 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-four for what seems like forever. Now, after 10 years, the standard STI is finally getting a power increase for the 2019 model year. How much power? You should sit down for this one. Five horsepower. That’s right, five whole horsepower. STI fans, …

Aston Martin

Entering production in September 2016, the DB11 V12 was Aston’s first brand-new model in years, built on a fresh platform and powered by a self-developed twin-turbo engine no one saw coming. Last time I saw Aston Martin Chief Vehicle Attribute Engineer (and former Lotus chassis guru) Matt Becker, we talked about how he tweaked the …