December 8, 2016

2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first all-wheel drive American muscle car

2017_Dodge_Challenger_GT

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.

Continue reading "2017 Dodge Challenger GT is the first all-wheel drive American muscle car" »

December 7, 2016

Chrysler puts the Jeep Grand Wagoneer on hold

1991_Jeep_Grand_Wagoneer

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.

Continue reading "Chrysler puts the Jeep Grand Wagoneer on hold" »

December 6, 2016

Honda to reveal "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" at CES

Honda_NeuV_Preview

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.

Continue reading "Honda to reveal "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" at CES" »

Mazda just killed our dreams, an RX-8 successor isn't happening

Mazda RX-VISION Concept

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.

Continue reading "Mazda just killed our dreams, an RX-8 successor isn't happening" »

December 5, 2016

Kia's new rear-wheel drive teased ahead of its debut in Detroit

Kia-Production-GT-Teaser

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.

Continue reading "Kia's new rear-wheel drive teased ahead of its debut in Detroit" »

December 2, 2016

Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan SUV prototype revealed

Rolls_Royce_Project_Cullinan

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.

Continue reading "Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan SUV prototype revealed" »

December 1, 2016

2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of its Detroit debut

2018_Toyota_Camry_Teaser

Toyota has announced that the all-new 2018 Camry is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

Continue reading "2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of its Detroit debut" »

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets 84 MPGe rating

2017_Chrysler_Pacifica_Hybrid_EPA

Chrysler has announced that the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid minivan now holds the title as the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever, since the EPA has certified it with a 84 MPGe rating.

Continue reading "2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid gets 84 MPGe rating" »

November 30, 2016

2018 Ford Fiesta revealed, including the new Fiesta Active crossover

2018_Ford_Fiesta_Euro

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.

Continue reading "2018 Ford Fiesta revealed, including the new Fiesta Active crossover" »

Four automakers reveal a 350-kilowatt fast-charging network for Europe

Fast-Charger

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.

Continue reading "Four automakers reveal a 350-kilowatt fast-charging network for Europe" »

November 29, 2016

VW CC replacement teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

VW_Arteon_Teaser

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.

Continue reading "VW CC replacement teased ahead of its debut in Geneva" »

BMW i3 refresh and another battery upgrade rumored to arrive next year

2017_BMW_i3

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.

Continue reading "BMW i3 refresh and another battery upgrade rumored to arrive next year" »

November 28, 2016

Maserati Alfieri electric car will arrive in 2020

Maserati_Alfieri_Concept

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.

Continue reading "Maserati Alfieri electric car will arrive in 2020" »

November 23, 2016

Mercedes has no plans to bring its new midsize pickup to the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz_X-Class-Concept

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.

Continue reading "Mercedes has no plans to bring its new midsize pickup to the U.S." »

November 22, 2016

Honda will lease you a 2017 Clarity for only $369 a month

2017_Honda_Clairity_Fuel_Cell_Range

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.

Continue reading "Honda will lease you a 2017 Clarity for only $369 a month" »

November 21, 2016

Buick Velite concept previews a range of electrified vehicles

Buick_Velite_Concept

Buick has unveiled the Velite plug-in hybrid concept at the Auto Guangzhou 2016 in China. The Velite concepts a preview of future new energy vehicles under the brand's Buick Blue strategy.

Continue reading "Buick Velite concept previews a range of electrified vehicles" »

November 18, 2016

2018 Toyota C-HR debuts in LA, arrives next spring

2018_Toyota_C-HR_LA_Debut

Toyota has unveiled the US-spec version of the 2018 C-HR compact crossover, which is going to arrive in showrooms next spring. The C-HR joins an ever growing list of new small crossovers.

Continue reading "2018 Toyota C-HR debuts in LA, arrives next spring" »

November 17, 2016

Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews a new 3-row SUV

Subaru_VIZIV_7_ Concept

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.

Continue reading "Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews a new 3-row SUV" »

2017 VW e-Golf can now travel up to 124 miles

2017_vw_e-golf

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.

Continue reading "2017 VW e-Golf can now travel up to 124 miles" »

November 16, 2016

Alfa Romeo's first SUV, the Stelvio debuts in LA

2018_Alfa_Romeo_Stelvio

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.

Continue reading "Alfa Romeo's first SUV, the Stelvio debuts in LA" »

2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is off-road ready

2017_Chevy_Colorado_ZR2

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.

Continue reading "2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is off-road ready" »

2018 Genesis G80 Sport revealed with a 365-hp 3.3L turbo

2018_Genesis_G80_Sport

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.

Continue reading "2018 Genesis G80 Sport revealed with a 365-hp 3.3L turbo" »

Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet debuts and only 75 will head to the US

Mercedes-Maybach_S650_Cabriolet

Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand has unveiled its first droptop model, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet. The S650 Cabriolet joins the S600 and S600 Pullman models.

Continue reading "Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet debuts and only 75 will head to the US" »

November 15, 2016

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo revealed

2017_Nissan_Sentra_NISMO

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.

Continue reading "2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo revealed" »

2017 Mazda CX-5 debuts at the LA Auto Show

2017_Mazda_CX-5

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.

Continue reading "2017 Mazda CX-5 debuts at the LA Auto Show" »

2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype debuts as the most powerful Civic Si yet

2017_Honda_Civic_Si_Prototype

Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 Civic Si Prototype, which is a preview of the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan.

Continue reading "2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype debuts as the most powerful Civic Si yet" »

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept debuts in LA

Jaguar-i-pace-concept

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.

Continue reading "Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept debuts in LA" »

2018 Ford EcoSport debuts ahead of the LA Auto Show

2018_Ford_EcoSport

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.

Continue reading "2018 Ford EcoSport debuts ahead of the LA Auto Show" »

November 14, 2016

Hyundai will release a 200-mile range Ioniq in 2018

2017_Hyundai_Ioniq_Electric_Vehicle_EV

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.

Continue reading "Hyundai will release a 200-mile range Ioniq in 2018" »

November 11, 2016

Porsche expands the 2017 Panamera lineup

2017 Porsche Panamera

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.

Continue reading "Porsche expands the 2017 Panamera lineup" »

The Torque Report is part of Bestofmedia LLC