2018 Volvo XC40

At first glance the 2018 Volvo XC40, which arrives in the U.S. in May next year, bucks the conventional wisdom about how a modern Volvo should look. There’s no studied elegance to the exterior surfaces, no calming Swedish zen to the interior ambience. Instead, there’s a pugnacious swagger to the XC40 inside and out, with …

2017 Civic Type R

A few months ago, we reported about Honda dealers applying insane price mark-ups, or, as they like to call them, “market adjustments,” to the cost of the limited-run 2018 Civic Type R. In a shocking revelation, it turns out that car dealerships seem to enjoy the act of getting “money” (which they can later exchange …

2018 Kia Stinger GT

The concept of “grand touring” has been around for centuries, and the moniker has been applied to cars since the 1940s, but it’s a term we tend to associate with exotic sports cars. The formula, though, is pretty simple: stylish, comfortable on a long drive, and plenty of power. But there’s no rule that says …

Tesla S

Hurricane Irma is quickly bearing down on Florida. People in parts of the peninsula have been issued a mandatory evacuation order. According to Electrek, Tesla has temporarily extended the range of some of its cars to help owners evacuate. The extra capacity is good for an extra 30 or 40 miles of range, not an …

jagfront

As cars gain autonomous-driving capability and ride sharing becomes the new normal, it seems that those of us who enjoy driving and owning our very own cars will be left out in the cold. Or will we? Looking out to the year 2040, Jaguar’s Future-Type concept previews a car that can go about its duties …

2017 Alfa Romeo

American car enthusiasts have pined over Alfa Romeos for decades. The automaker stopped importing cars to the U.S. in 1995, with only a brief appearance with the beautiful but exotic 8C Competizione. The 4C followed along a few years later, but it too was a niche product, mainly intended to raise brand awareness than raise …

GT

Ford has taken an unorthodox approach to selling its latest flagship. The Ford GT is a highly anticipated vehicle for the automaker, its successor to the famous supercar released in 2005. Last year, it even brought the car back to Le Mans and won. Ford is serious about this car, but did it choose the …

Audi Hanergy

Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The two sides plan to jointly present an Audi …

HP Electric Hypercar

Ariel, the UK company behind the beloved Atom and Nomad, is building something crazy. Autocar reports that this tiny automaker is developing a four-wheel drive electric hypercar with a turbine range extender. The car, codenamed P40, is set to go into production in 2020 and will have a 0-100 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. …

Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler is joining forces with a project started by BMW and Intel to develop autonomous car technology. The companies are working on an off-the-shelf system that can be integrated into just about any vehicle, which would allow automakers to get into the driverless car game without the huge investment required by going it alone. …