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2018 Jaguar F-Pace

Like so many other automobiles from this decade, our long-term Jaguar F-Pace crossover has customizable interior lighting, a part of the $2,350 Luxury Interior Package. I’ve previously admitted to the fact that ambient lighting has me split in opinion. On the one hand I know that it’s probably going to end up being dated and …

Toyota Hybrid

It took Toyota two decades to sell 11 million hybrid and electric cars. But in another 12 years, Toyota thinks it can sell 5.5 million of them annually. Until now, Toyota had been reluctant to commit to dedicated battery-electric cars, instead offering limited-scale, expensive retrofits like the RAV4 EV. Now it plans to have 10 …

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 …

New Nissan LEAF

Production of the all-new Nissan LEAF, the next generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, is officially underway for European customers. With the first new LEAFs now rolling off the line at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, the countdown has now started to the first customers receiving their vehicles in February. Embodying Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility …

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 …

McLaren Senna

It’s hard to imagine many cars calling out the McLaren P1 for being less than batshit crazy, but the car formerly known as the McLaren P15, and now named Senna, after the legendary triple F1 champ who died in 1994, does exactly that. “We couldn’t push the P1 as far as some might have wanted …

The Corvette ZR1

So, we don’t quite know where this came from. This video was apparently uploaded to Chevrolet’s YouTube channel on November 15, 2017, but left unlisted—meaning it doesn’t appear in searches on YouTube, nor is it promoted as “related content.” The video seems to show a 2019 Corvette ZR1—you know, the 755-horse, 715 lb-ft monster ‘Vette …

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 …

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

It’s become de rigueur to declare driving dead. If we are headed for autonomous transport, ask the pundits, why bother having fun behind the wheel? Just clamber into your soulless people hauler, select “Stultifying Ambient Tedium” on your Pandora playlist, and tune out. At Motor Trend, dear reader, we are not ready to give up …