April 2014 Archives
With the debut of the Concept Coupe SUV this month at the Beijing Motor Show, Mercedes is getting ready to release a new range of coupe-like crossovers. The first model will be the 2016 MLC, which will look close to the Concept Coupe SUV, but there's a possibility for more models in the future.
Earlier this year Lamborghini confirmed that the Urus SUV will enter production in 2017 and now it's been revealed that it will be produced at Volkswagen's plant in Slovakia. The Urus was previewed by the Urus concept back in 2012 and when the production version arrives it will ride on a modified version of VW's MLB platform, which will also be used by the next-generation Porsche Cayenne.
Mercedes-Benz has released the pricing for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which starts at $41,450, only $100 more than the BMW i3.
After what seemed like a long tortuous winter, summer is finally here and many people are now getting ready to plan their summer vacations. While many people fly to their vacation spots, there are also a lot of us that will also plan a fun road trip to places like the mountains, the beach or maybe even just a fun drive up the coast. Here are five new cars that will make that road trip even more enjoyable and five of the latest gadgets to bring along for the trip.
McLaren's Special Operations division has created a unique version of the 650S Coupe, which is meant to showcase many of the upgrades that are available for the 650S Coupe and 650S Spider.
Chevy has announced that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray will be available with two new design packages: the Atlantic convertible and Pacific coupe. The Corvette Stingray Atlantic convertible and Corvette Stingray Pacific coupe concepts were introduced last fall at the SEMA Show, but strong response from enthusiasts helped influence production.
Most people hate the thought of having to wash their car, so Nissan has begun tests on cool paint technology that repels mud, rain and dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again. Nissan is testing a new super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint in Europe on the Nissan Note that has created the world's first self-cleaning car.
Last weekend VW unveiled the New Midsize Coupe (NMC) concept at the Beijing Motor Show and now it's already being reported that the concept has been given the green light for production.
Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a C-Class model to slot in between the new C400 and the upcoming C63 AMG, called the C450 AMG Sport.
Porsche has unveiled the 2015 Macan four-cylinder in the U.K., which is powered by a new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be offered in the U.S.
Despite rumors that Subaru was reportedly reconsidering plans for a hatchback version of the new WRX and STI models, Subaru has gone on the record again by stating that it is isn't going to happen.
Now that Lexus has unveiled the 2015 Lexus NX crossover, Lexus now has its first turbocharged engine in the form of a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder. The 2.0L engine is expected to be offered in other models, including the Lexus IS.
Infiniti continues to tease us with the Q50 Eau Rouge concept that was originally unveiled earlier this year in Detroit. With its 560-HP 3.8L V6 that's borrowed from the Nissan GT-R, the Q50 Eau Rouge continues to get positive feedback and now it's reportedly been given the green light for production.
Just like the 2015 MINI Countryman, its two door brother the Paceman is also getting a few tweaks for the new year. MINI has unveiled the 2015 Paceman at the Beijing Motor Show ahead of its arrival in showrooms this July.
The 2015 Lexus NX crossover officially debuted at the Beijing Motor Show last weekend and now we have more information about the new crossover.
Over the weekend VW unveiled the Golf R 400 concept car at the Beijing Motor Show. The Golf R 400 is based on the Golf R, but thanks to some tweaks it's 2.0L turbocharged engine generates an insane 395 horsepower. While it's currently labeled as a concept, there's at least one report that VW is going to produce it.
Honda has unveiled the Concept B concept car at the Beijing Motor Show, which it says is a preview of a future five-door model that is being designed exclusively for the Chinese market.
Nissan has unveiled the Lannia concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, which is its latest concept geared towards China's rising "Post-80s" generation, the "balinghou."
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its model lineup and the now it's previewing a competitor to the BMW X4 and X6 crossover coupes with its Concept Coupe SUV that just debuted at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The Concept Coupe SUV's muscular stance, flared fenders and high 22-inch wheels give it a much sportier look than the ML-Class SUV.
BMW has unveiled the Vision Future Luxury concept, which it says provides a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It's also an early look at the rumored 9-Series flagship sedan.
Lincoln has previewed the next-generation MKX crossover with a concept version at the Beijing Motor Show. Lincoln says that the MKX Concept hints at the new global SUV, which will be the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016.
Last year it was reported that VW was going to bring the diesel powered Golf GTD to the U.S. sometime next year. But now VW may have to reverse that decision.
Yesterday Lincoln revealed its plans for the Chinese market, which includes plans to import give new models by 2016. The first Lincoln vehicles will be the MKZ, followed by the MKC crossover, but Lincoln is also planning on bringing the next-generation MKX as well.
Honda didn't bring its new small crossover to the New York Auto Show, but it did confirm the HR-V name and released a few pictures of it. The 2015 Honda HR-V is based on the new Fit and will battle the new Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax when it arrives this winter.
VW has released sketches of its new Golf R 400 concept car, which is going to debut in just a few days at the Beijing Motor Show. The Golf R 400 concept is an even more powerful version of the Golf R with 400 horsepower on tap.
VW has announced plans to the new Midsize Coupe concept at the Beijing Motor Show next week. The Midsize Coupe Concept is a preview of a new four door coupe, which will most likely enter production as a new four-door coupe version of the Jetta.
Dodge has taken the covers off the 2015 Dodge Challenger and while the changes may be minimal, the changes do bring it closer to the iconic 1971 Challenger that inspires today's model. With an updated exterior, a more modern interior and a new eight speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Challenger is sure to please its diehard fans.
Toyota isn't the only automaker that's revealing a significantly reworked sedan at the New York Auto Show. Dodge has unveiled the revised 2015 Dodge Charger, which has been extensively reworked with new front and rear fascias, an updated interior and a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
VW has announced that it is going to unveil the updated 2015 VW Touareg next week at the Beijing Motor Show.
Today Land Rover officially unveiled the Discovery Vision concept in New York, which is a preview of its new Discovery family of SUVs. It's also been confirmed that the replacement for the Land Rover LR2/ Freelander is going to be part of the new Discovery family and that it will officially be named the Discovery Sport.
Audi has announced that the 2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback is going to arrive next summer. Audi says that the decision to bring the diesel-powered A3 Sportback to the U.S. followed an "outpouring of enthusiasts' support."
VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 GTI, which arrives this summer. The 2015 VW GTI will again be offered in two and four-door versions, with the pricing starting at $24,395.
Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata today at the New York Auto Show. The 2015 Sonata now looks more refined thanks to Hyundai's new Fludic Sculpture 2.0 design language, but at the same time it's not quite as distinctive as the outgoing model.
Mazda is getting ready to release an all-new MX-5 Miata, but before that happens Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with the limited-edition 25th Anniversary Edition.
Toyota is giving the 2015 Toyota Camry an extensive midlife redesign that Toyota says is "more expressive and athletic." Responding to criticism that the current Camry is bland and boring, Toyota gave its best selling sedan a completely new look with almost 2,000 new parts.
Ford is celebrating the Mustang's 50th birthday with the release of the 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. The limited edition Mustang is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show before it arrives later this year.
Mercedes has released two photos of the interior of the AMG GT sports car that is slated to be unveiled this fall. The AMG GT is going to take a direct aim at models like the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type.
MINI is giving the 2015 MINI Countryman a small facelift, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. The Countryman is MINI's second best-selling model and the small changes will keep it looking a bit fresh until an all-new Countryman arrives.
Last week Chevy announced plans to unveil a new model to its small car lineup this week at the New York Auto Show and here it is. The 2015 Chevy Trax SUV is going to join Chevy's U.S. lineup early next year.
Audi has unveiled the 2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition, which is going to debut tomorrow at the New York Auto Show. The RS7 Dynamic Edition is based on the RS7, but adds unique details and will start at $146,045 when it arrives this summer.
Aston Martin has unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT, which is making its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show. The V8 Vantage GT will arrive later this year with a price tag starting at $99,900, making it the most affordable Aston Martin available.
This year Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Ford Mustang and Chevy is getting in on the celebration. Chevy has just sent a birthday card to the Ford Mustang, which is a picture of the Camaro with the words, "Here's to another 50 years of rivalry. Your friend, Camaro."
Saleen has released a few teasers of its upcoming modified version of the Tesla Model S electric sedan. Saleen hasn't released a lot of details about the modified Model S, but it did unveil the design renderings this week at an event in Los Angeles.
Land Rover has unveiled the Discovery Vision Concept, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. The concept is more than just a simple Land Rover concept, since it previews a new range of SUVs that will all wear the Discovery badge.
Infiniti has confirmed that updated versions of the 2015 Q70 sedan and the QX80 SUV will debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
Kia has officially unveiled the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show. Kia says that the arrival of the new Sedona completes the restyling of Kia's entire U.S. lineup under the direction of Peter Schreyer, which began in 2009.
As promised Nissan is going to unveil the 2015 Nissan Murano in two days at the New York Auto Show, but today we have the first batch of photos and info about the new crossover.
VW has unveiled the updated 2015 VW Jetta sedan, which is going to debut later this week at the New York Auto Show. From first glance you probably can't see the changes, but there are tiny tweaks to the exterior and interior to keep the Jetta fresh.
Although the second-generation Chevy Cruze has already been caught driving around in China, Chevy is not ready to introduce it. Instead the current Cruze is getting a facelift for the 2015 model year.
We're just a few days away from the kick off the 2014 New York Auto Show and Chevy has unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, which will debut at the show.
Next week VW is going to unveil the Golf SportWagen concept at the New York Auto Show that is powered by a 2.0L diesel engine and all-wheel-drive. Even though VW is labeling it as a concept, the Golf SportWagen that we'll see next week is basically what will show up in showrooms next year as the replacement for the Jetta SportWagen.
Nissan has unveiled the updated 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The 2015 Versa sedan gets several updates including new front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements, and new grade level and packaging content.
The wait is over! Lexus has taken the wraps off the 2015 Lexus NX compact crossover ahead of its debut on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show.
Toyota has announced that it will soon release a new generation of gasoline engines that will be at least 10 percent more fuel efficient than today's engines. The new engines leverage combustion and loss-reduction technologies from Toyota's hybrid engines.
Honda has announced that it is going to reveal new information about the Fit-based crossover next week at the New York Auto Show. It's been reported that the crossover will officially be dubbed the Honda HR-V, but Honda has yet to confirm the reports.
Scion has unveiled the latest limited-edition xB, the 2014 xB Release Series 10.0, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Scion says that the xB Release Series 10.0 brings "together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology."
BMW is updating its Concept X5 eDrive for next week's New York Auto Show. Even though the Concept X5 eDrive looks almost identical to the version we saw last year, BMW says that the concept has received "a series of detailed refinements."
Kia has released a second teaser photo of the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The all-new Sedona gets a far more interesting exterior than the current model and will be able to hold up to eight passengers and all their stuff.
A few photos of the 2015 Lexus NX crossover have surfaced online ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show on April 20. From these grainy photos we can see that 2015 NX is toned way down from the LF-NX concept, but it's still a bit more aggressive than the current RX.
This month marks the introduction of the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, which is the third-generation of the popular subcompact hatchback. Since the second-generation Fit which arrived for the 2009 model year, the subcompact segment has gotten more competitive with new models like the Ford Fiesta, Chevy Sonic and the Nissan Versa Note. Does the 2015 Fit have what it takes?
Last year Chevy revealed its new High Country trim for the Silverado pickup, which was basically Chevy's answer to the Ford King Ranch and Ram Longhorn. Last year the High Country trim was only offered on the Silverado 1500-series, but now Chevy is extending the package to the Silverado 2500 and 3500-series HD pickups.
Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, which starts at $15,525, only $100 more than the outgoing model. The 2015 Fit is set to arrive in showrooms on April 14 and in addition to its all-new styling, it also has more power, features and is more fuel efficient than before.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed the Concept Coupe SUV, which is one of the many concepts that are going to debut this month at the Beijing Motor Show. Today Daimler's shareholders were given an early look at the concept during the annual shareholders' meeting in Berlin.
Next week Land Rover is giving the world a preview of its new Discovery SUV and now Land Rover has revealed one of the new technology features on the concept. The new "transparent hood" technology gives drivers a view of what's going on under the hood and in front of the SUV by making the hood virtually disappear.
Bentley has revealed a new hybrid concept that is going to debut this month in Beijing. The technology is being showcased in the the Bentley Mulsanne, but it will actually be offered in Bentley's new SUV in 2017.
Following the debut of the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus hatchback and wagon at the Geneva Motor Show, Ford has now unveiled the new Focus sedan and Focus Electric ahead of their debut in New York later this month.
Honda has released a teaser of a new concept vehicle that is going to debut later this month in Beijing. Honda hasn't released any other details about the concept, but the teaser shows a sporty concept with a sleek roofline that may or may not be a four-door coupe.
Peugeot has released a preview of its Exalt concept ahead of its world debut at the this month's Beijing Auto Show.
Ford has unveiled the S-MAX Vignale concept at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The S-MAX Vignale concept is a preview of the second Ford Vignale vehicle that will go on sale in Europe following the Monedeo Vignale next year.
Following this morning's announcement that the new 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger are going to debut this month at the New York Auto Show, Dodge has released a teaser of the 2015 Charger.
Chevy has announced that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is going to get a new eight-speed automatic transmission that is up to five percent more efficient than the outgoing six-speed transmission.
Subaru WRX fans, we've got some good news for you. If you've been disappointed in the fact that Subaru hasn't unveiled a new WRX hatchback, there's still a chance that it could happen.
Following the debut of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible a few days ago, BMW has now released the starting price. The 2015 M4 Convertible will start at $73,425 when it arrives in showrooms this summer.
Chevy has just announced that it is bringing a new version of the 2015 Corvette to the New York Auto Show later this month. Chevy announced that the Corvette Z06 and C7.R models will also be at the show, but what will the "new variant of the seventh-generation Corvette" be?
McLaren 12C fans have just received a bit of bad news as McLaren has decided to kill the 12C as it focuses on the new 650S Coupe and Spider. It's not all that surprising since the 650S is essentially a facelifted version of the 12C.
In addition to the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, X4 crossover and the 4-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has announced that it is also going to unveil an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid at the New York Auto Show.
Who remembers the Kia Amanti? Back in 2004 Kia released the Amanti sedan, which was the automaker's first attempt at selling a near luxury sedan. Sadly it never really appealed to anyone and was easily forgotten. Fast forward to 2014 and Kia is trying it again with the much more memorable Cadenza. This time around does the Kia Cadenza have what it takes to compete against luxury rivals like BMW and Lexus?
Infiniti is currently testing running prototype versions of the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge that debuted at both the Detroit Auto Show and Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Infiniti has released a video of the Q50 Eau Rouge being driven by four time Formula one world champion Sebastian Vettel as he tests it at Millbrook Proving Ground automotive testing facility.
After giving the world a preview of a new compact crossover last year with the LF-NX concept, Lexus is set to debut the 2015 Lexus NX this month at the Beijing Auto Show. The 2015 Lexus NX crossover is based on the Toyota RAV4, but gets aggressive styling that should help it stand out in a crowded segment.
It was rumored that BMW is going to unveil the 2015 M4 Convertible at the New York Auto Show later this month and now BMW has unveiled it ahead of the show. with the exception of the retractable hard top, the M4 Convertible is nearly identical to the M4 Coupe.
Hyundai is still trying to decide if it should add another luxury model to its lineup that would slot below the new Genesis. With the new 2015 Genesis moving up market and also now starting almost $3,000 more than before, there may be room for a cheaper rear-wheel-drive sedan.
The minivan segment is definitely overshadowed by crossovers, but that there are a few automakers like Honda and Chrysler that still make them. Kia wants a piece of the segment and is slated to unveil an all-new 2015 Sedona minivan later this month at the New York Auto Show.
Following the success of the Ram 1500 Black Express package, Ram has now unveiled a new blacked out package (Black Package) for the Ram Heavy Duty pickups.
Subaru has released a teaser of the 2015 Outback ahead of its world debut on April 17 at the New York Auto Show. Subaru hasn't released any significant details about the new Outback other than stating that the Outback is its flagship crossover that "blends Car-like handling and SUV capability."
Land Rover has announced plans to unveil the new Discovery Vision concept car at the New York Auto Show this month. According to Land Rover, the concept will preview the design direction of a new Discovery family of SUVs.
McLaren has released the pricing for the 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider, which are now on sale. The 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe starts at $265,500, while the 650S Spider starts at $280,225.
If you've ever had the chance to drive an electric car or plug-in hybrid you probably know how cumbersome the charging cables can be. In a few years wireless induction charging will hit the market and now it's being reported that Volkswagen will begin offering it as an option in 2017.
With the arrival of the 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler has officially said goodbye to its counterpart, the Dodge Avenger. With the Avenger now gone from the Dodge lineup, Chrysler may be working on a new midsize rear-wheel-drive sedan that could fill the Avenger's spot.
A few weeks ago jaguar announced its new XE compact sedan, which is going to arrive in mid-2015. Now Jaguar has revealed that the XE will be available with the F-Type's supercharged V6 engine.
Jeep has released two teasers of two concepts that it is bringing to the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari that takes place in Moab, Utah, April 12-20. The Jeep Wrangler MOJO and the Jeep Cherokee Dakar are two of the six new vehicles that will head to Moab.
Hyundai has announced the pricing for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, which arrives later this month. The 2015 Genesis now starts at $38,000 for the 3.8L V6 Genesis, while the 5.0L V8 model starts at $51,500.
Jaguar has yet to confirm any production plans for the C-X17 crossover concept that it unveiled last year, but prototypes of the Jaguar SUV have been caught testing. According to the latest reports the Jaguar SUV is slated to arrive sometime in 2016.
McLaren unveiled the new 650S coupe and spider at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but it's now being reported that a more track-focused version of the supercar could be in the works.
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