Since the American muscle car's birth in the 1960s, the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger models have always sent their insane power to the rear wheels. Now that's about to change with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, which is the first ever American muscle car to offer all-wheel drive.
Although Chrysler has confirmed plans to resurrect the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it's now being reported that those plans have been put on hold. According to two suppliers, Chrysler has put plans for the new range-topping SUV on hold.
Honda has announced that the "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" will be the theme for its exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda plans to give the world a look at how it sees the future of transportation.
There have been off and on again rumors for a while that Mazda is working on a successor to the RX-7/ RX-8 models with a new rotary powered engine. Well those rumors have now been officially killed thanks to Mazda's CEO Masamichi Kogai who recently told Automotive News that Mazda has no plans for a sports car larger than the MX-5 Miata.
Kia is getting ready to reveal a production version of the rear-wheel drive GT concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia's new high-performance sedan is going to debut on January 8, 2017, but until that date Kia is going to release teasers on the microsite - The Curve Ahead.
Rolls-Royce has already announced that it is building a new SUV and now it's given the world its first look at it. Called the Project Cullinan, the new "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle" is the brand's first attempt at making a large SUV.
Ford has unveiled the next-generation 2018 Fiesta subcompact, which will be offered in a new crossover-like "Active" version. The new Fiesta was unveiled at an event in Cologne, Germany, which included the reveal of four versions, the Fiesta Titanium, the high-performance Fiesta ST , the upscale Fiesta Vignale and the Fiesta Active.
As more electric cars enter the market, the need for fast-charging network of re-charging stations is becoming even more necessary. Tesla has its supercharger network for its and even BMW, VW and Nissan have teamed up to create a similar network. Now four automakers have announced a partnership that will help launch a fast-charing network in Europe.
We're still about three months away from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but VW has decided to already start teasing its new four-door coupe that will debut at the show. The CC replacement, which has been dubbed the Arteon will debut at the show in March.
Although the 2017 BMW i3 got a significant battery upgrade that increased the electric car's driving range by 50 percent, the 2018 i3 may be getting another upgrade. It's rumored that BMW is going to give the i3 a refresh sometime next year, with some styling updates and most importantly, an even better driving range.
Maserati has confirmed that it will build an electric version of the upcoming two-seater Alfieri sports car, which should arrive by 2020. The Alfieri was previewed in concept form in 2014 and after numerous production delays, the 911 rival is going to arrive by 2019.
Last month Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new X-Class midsize pickup in concept form and has expected, the automaker has no plans to bring it the U.S. any time soon. Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dieter Exler recently revealed at the 2016 LA Auto Show that there aren't any immediate plans to sell the X-Class here.
Fuel cell vehicles have yet to become anywhere near as popular as traditional electric cars or hybrids, but they could find a few more homes thanks to the attractive pricing. Honda has announced that you can now lease a 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle for only $369 a month for 36 months.
It's been rumored for a while that Subaru is going to finally release another large SUV, but up until now we've only seen a few test mules. Now Subaru has released a preview of its new large SUV with the debut of the Viziv-7 concept at the LA Auto Show.
VW, like almost every other automaker is working on an electric car that will be able to beat the 200 mile barrier, but for now VW still has the e-Golf. While the updated 2017 e-Golf won't be able to travel as far as the Chevy Bolt, it has been improved with a battery that gives it a 50 percent longer driving range.
Alfa Romeo has unveiled its first SUV, the 2018 Stelvio at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Stelvio is a stylish SUV that will compete directly with models like the BMW X3, JaguarF-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Chevy has unveiled the ultimate off-road ready version of the Colorado midsize pickup - the 2017 Colorado ZR2. According to Chevy, the Colorado ZR2 packs the most off-road technology of any other pickup in its segment.
The Genesis G80 is going to get a new turbocharged G80 Sport model for the 2018 model year. Debuting this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the G80 Sport is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3L V6 with a nice 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of torque.
It looks like Nissan is finally adding some excitement back into the Sentra lineup with the debut of the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo and now Nissan is dialing up the sport a notch higher with the new Sentra Nismo.
After selling 1.4 million units in four years, Mazda is ready to introduce an all-new CX-5, which is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show. The second-generation CX-5 borrows many of the styling cues from the newer CX-9 and CX-3 models, but according to Mazda its designers settled on a "refined toughness" design theme for the new CX-5.
It's been rumored several times that Jaguar is going to release an electric SUV and now it's given the world a preview with the I-Pace concept. The I-Pace concept is a preview of the new Jaguar's new electric SUV that will arrive by the second half of 2018.
Ford is getting ready to jump into the hot compact SUV segment with its 2018 EcoSport - an SUV that Ford says is for "those who want space-saving convenience and SUV capability." The EcoSport is already sold in other markets around the world, but Ford is giving the US-spec version a slight facelift.
Hyundai is currently working on a longer range version of its upcoming Ioniq electric car that will be able to drive at least 200 miles between charges. That means that Hyundai will throw its hat in the ring with other models, like the new Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and even the next-gem Nissan Leaf.
Porsche has unveiled additional versions of the new Panamera that will debut at the LA Auto Show next week. The first is the new base model, which will be powered by a turbocharged 330-hp 3.0L V6 and the new Executive models with their 5.9-inch longer wheelbase.