Welcome to Cars Of Future Past, a new weekly series where I open up one of the many dusty books about concept cars sitting on my shelf from 20 years ago, flip to a random page, see something that strikes my fancy and dredge up as much information about it as I can find on the internet. <meta property=
A 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight sedan, photographed in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.
There's a fine line between a fast hatchback and a hot hatch. That can be seen in everything from the equipment offered to the design and performance. And what better way to visualize this than by comparing a Mazda3 Turbo with a VW Golf GTI.
Produced from 1953 to 1956 in just 90 units, the 550 Spyder is one of the rarest Porsches out there. Much more so since many of them were raced and destroyed in the process. Because of this, find a long-forgotten 550 is a big event.
This G20 BMW M340i has been a very busy sports sedan as of late. In just the past month, we've seen it go against two Camaros, a 2007 Shelby GT500 and an F10 BMW M5, losing all but one of those bouts. This time though, the challenger happens to be a very similar car.
The 922-generation Porsche 911 enters the 2022 model year with some handy tech updates and a new variant.
The fastest, most powerful production sedan ever sold fails to deliver the quickest 060 or quarter-mile times. Find out why.
It was just last month when German sports car aficionados received official word on the introduction of the latest and greatest Porsche 911 GT3 of them all. Now it’s time for U.S. fans to find out about the damage a 2022 model year 911-series will do to their bank accounts.
This Renault 5, currently up for online auction, is powered by a Mazda 13B two-rotor engine
A lot of money, but it might still be a relatively good value. Let us explain.
Other models in the 911 model line see increases of $2000 over the previous model year, and the Turbo and Turbo S get $3500 more expensive.
The emblematic Porsche 911 is entering the 2022 model year after learning a few tech tricks from the Taycan. It gains a new infotainment system that's compatible with Android Auto, and the range now includes the race-bred GT3. While the German firm is making no major visual or mechanical changes for 2022, all 911 models gain the latest generation of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz is a compact truck that was first shown as a concept at the Detroit auto show in 2015 and hasnt materialized as a production model since, though Hyundai said in 2018 it would get here as soon as possible. It seems 2021 might finally be the Santa Cruzs year.
/PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai has released the first teaser sketch of its highly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz will break new...
Honda is recalling more than 628,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace fuel pumps that can fail, causing the engines to stall.
Lexus has unveiled a new electric SUV concept, the “LF-Z Electrified,” but it’s not something it plans to bring to production. Rather, the automaker says that it is “symbolic” of its next-generation Lexus. Toyota, Lexus’s parent company, has notoriously been a laggard in the auto industry when it comes to battery-electric vehicles. The Japanese automaker […]
GREAT STALL. Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor may be driving too fast. On Tuesday, the $36 billion company reported net profit grew by a fifth last year. After rallying more than 400% over 12 months, shares are trading at a zippy 29 times forward earnings, per Refinitiv...
(Bloomberg) -- Polestar, the electric-carmaker controlled by Volvo Car AB and its owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., is exploring options for going public as soon as this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The company is working with an adviser as it weighs alternatives including a U.S. or Hong Kong initial public offering, or a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, the people said. The EV maker could be valued at more than $10 billion in any transaction in
Tesla and Toyota are rumored to be partnering on a new electric SUV, but it is based on a report that doesn’t have a lot of credibility. We weren’t planning to share this report, but several other publications are sharing it seriously, so we thought we would cover it with some more context. The report […]
Electric vehicle startup Canoo apparently won't focus on a deal with Hyundai and instead will turn to fleet sales.
Major automakers, parts companies and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union urged U.S. President Joe Biden to support a "comprehensive plan" on electric vehicles and called for hefty government tax credits and numerous other financial incentives.
What if Toyota decided to go with a retro styling approach for the upcoming second-generation 86? As we've discussed, while its 2022 Subaru BRZ sibling was recently released, the Toyota model's introduction was reportedly pushed back to next year. And, even though spy shots have shown that it won't receive a nostalgic design approach, this independent rendering comes to show what could be achieved by using such a path.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to temporarily suspend production at its Ulsan No.1 plant in South Korea due to chip and component supply issues from April 7-14.
The two car companies could be about to embark on a new partnership.
Nissan has revealed a facelifted version of the Middle Eastern market Patrol Nismo, which retains a 424bhp N/A V8
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz cabin appears to borrow heavily from its platform mate, the Tucson.
Nissan has a Nismo-tuned Patrol and with any luck we'll see the Armada receive the same treatment.
The X mixes Genesis's stunning design formula into a well-proportioned GT cruiser. And it's all-electric.
This 2021 Aston Martin DBX First Drive reviews examines Aston's first crossover SUV. We look at the performance, design and functionality of the DBX.
Land Rover’s SV Bespoke unit has just launched two Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate edition models, representing the pinnacle of its luxury SUV range. Both are based on the range-topping SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic specs.
The Ioniq lineup makes the three main forms of automotive electrification more affordable for the average buyer.
The Genesis design team has been knocking the ball out of the stadium and into lower orbit lately, and the monoalphabetically named X concept car is just a continuation of that Grand Slam form. Unveiled on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the electric Grand Touring concept car is truly a stunning design, and one that continues to prove that electric driving doesnt have to be staid.
Lexus LF-Z Electrified promises future EVs with 600 miles of range, driver-centric tech and even an AI system.
My drivers ed instructor, when I took drivers ed in the year 2000, insisted on my hands being at 10 and 2 on the steering wheel. Except it has now come to my attention that that isnt good.
/PRNewswire/ -- Most rugged and capable Outback in history 9.5-inch ground clearance Upgraded suspension and all-terrain tires Advanced X-MODE for increased...
It may be subcompact, but it's far from substandard. The premiumVolvo XC40is one of the most competitive and appealing choices in its class.
The latest concept from Genesis shows that the styling studio can swing for the fences. But, will this translate into a production model?
It’s been long in the making, but the Purosangue is starting to take shape. The latest photographs of the Ferrari utility vehicle reveal Roma-like headlights, overall styling from the Maserati Levante, a shorter wheelbase than the Levante, five doors including the liftgate, and four exhaust pipes.
Ferrari's four-door, four-seat Purosangue crossover SUV has been spotted testing.
Bentley Mulliner has just made one of its Chinese customers very happy with this one-off Bentayga Hybrid, inspired by the color green, which represents purity, regeneration, hope, harmony, and growth in the People’s Republic. This green-themed Bentayga will be on display next month at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show.
From the Hybrid Sports Sedan to the Essentia, Genesis has unleashed some wild-looking concepts since it came onto the market. But none is as spectacular as the brand's latest creation, the X.
Genesis latest concept car is unlikely to make it to production as you see it here, but this design statement of intent previews many motifs that will.
X definitely marks the spot.
The third time could be the charm for a Genesis concept coupe to turn into a halo car.
SCG claims the 007S will produce 1,400 hp and weigh a trim 2,800 pounds.
Every new production model seems to be more elegant and muscular, whether its one of the brand's sedans or the new and surprisingly colorful GV70 crossover. The interior is a blend of classic and modern design themes.
Genesis X concept is a two-door electric coupe. Genesis provided few details about power, range or other specifications. We still want it, anyway.
As the day when our robot overlords take control of Earth away from humans approaches, it remains unwise to taunt, provoke, or anger the robots of today. It is with this in mind that I salute the brave residents of Phoenix, AZ, for egging the self-driving Google-backed Waymo minivans testing on their roads. <meta property=
Driverless technology company Motional will be using Hyundai's all-electric, midsize crossover utility vehicle for its robotaxi service.
The Swedish giant's partnership with Aurora aims to bring autonomous solutions to the critical North American trucking market.
/PRNewswire/ -- Technavio estimates the global autonomous vehicles market to grow by 5.64 million units, progressing at a CAGR of over 21% during the forecast...
The Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s new electric car, is going to be used as a self-driving robotaxi in Lyft’s ride-hailing fleet. As an electric car, the Ioniq 5 has checked almost every box for a lot of people when it was unveiled last month. Now it’s not only going to be an electric car but also […]
That is bad news for the London Stock Exchange
Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall. Most COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out worldwide are for adults, who are at higher risk from the coronavirus. Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and older.
Global logistics company Geodis has tapped startup Phantom Auto to help it deploy forklifts that can be controlled remotely by human operators located hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away. The aim is to use the technology to reduce operator fatigue — and the injuries that can occur as a result — as well as […]
Volvo Autonomous Solutions announced a long-term partnership with self-driving startup Aurora, to develop and commercialize L4 Class 8 trucks
After Logan Green visited Africa and found the inspiration to form Zimride, he and John Zimmer were able to go on and create one of the most successful rideshare services available today.
Optimus Ride has announced a partnership with Polaris to manufacture custom-designed, fully autonomous GEM vehicles.
With tens of thousands of Americans dying in on our roads every year, its clear something has to give. Either were all going to stop driving, or were going to get robots to do it for us. The problem is that the business case for the latter is looking increasingly shaky.