• Recharge Wrap-up: GAC debuts EnLight concept, BMW tests autonomous cars in Munich

    Filed under:Green,BMW,Misc. Automakers,Nissan,Green Automakers,Transportation Alternatives,Autonomous,Concept Cars,ElectricGAC's EV supercar has an autonomous mode. BMW tests self-driving cars in Munich. ReachNow launches at the Solaire. Nissan Leaf's 3G upgrade costs $199.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: GAC debuts EnLight concept, BMW tests autonomous cars in MunichRecharge Wrap-up: GAC debuts EnLight concept, BMW tests autonomous cars in Munich originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 08 Dec
  • Buick Velite Plug-In Hybrid Concept debuts to little fanfare

    Filed under:Design/Style,Green,Misc. Auto Shows,Buick,China,Crossover,Concept Cars,Electric,HybridIt looks may be derivative, but there's probably some cool technology hiding underneath.Continue reading Buick Velite Plug-In Hybrid Concept debuts to little fanfareBuick Velite Plug-In Hybrid Concept debuts to little fanfare originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:01:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The next Subaru three-row will be the biggest Subaru ever

    Filed under:2016 LA Auto Show,Subaru,SUV,Concept Cars,ElectricThink of Subaru's next three-row crossover as the anti-Tribeca.Continue reading The next Subaru three-row will be the biggest Subaru everThe next Subaru three-row will be the biggest Subaru ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:26:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Acura Precision Cockpit Concept is much more than a digital gauge cluster

    Filed under:2016 LA Auto Show,Acura,Emerging Technologies,Infotainment,Technology,Concept CarsAudi Virtual Cockpit is a great system, but Acura is bringing a lot more to the table with Precision Cockpit.Continue reading Acura Precision Cockpit Concept is much more than a digital gauge clusterAcura Precision Cockpit Concept is much more than a digital gauge cluster originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:45:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email
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  • Jaguar I-Pace concept previews all-electric SUV for 2018

    Filed under:Design/Style,Green,2016 LA Auto Show,Jaguar,Crossover,SUV,Concept Cars,Electric,FutureFinally, an all-electric cat.Continue reading Jaguar I-Pace concept previews all-electric SUV for 2018Jaguar I-Pace concept previews all-electric SUV for 2018 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:30:00 EST.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model's continuing tuner appeal

    Filed under:Aftermarket,SEMA Show,Honda,Coupe,Sedan,Concept CarsThe versatile Civic shows its stripes at SEMA.Continue reading SEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model's continuing tuner appealSEMA Honda Civic show cars prove the model's continuing tuner appeal originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 18:15:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Chevy imagines the ultimate surf wagon with Colorado Z71 Hurley concept

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Chevrolet,Truck,Concept Cars,Off-RoadSome thoughtful touches make this Colorado a totally tubular way to hit the beach with your rad buddies.Continue reading Chevy imagines the ultimate surf wagon with Colorado Z71 Hurley conceptChevy imagines the ultimate surf wagon with Colorado Z71 Hurley concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:02:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Junkyard Gem: 1977 Chevrolet Nova Concours Sedan

    Filed under:Etc.,Chevrolet,Classics,Concept CarsGeneral Motors built the Nova Concours for car shoppers who didn't want to spring for a Caprice but still wanted plasticky opulence in their compact.Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1977 Chevrolet Nova Concours SedanJunkyard Gem: 1977 Chevrolet Nova Concours Sedan originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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  • You can't miss Chevy's Camaro Turbo AutoX and you can probably guess what it's meant for

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Chevrolet,Coupe,Concept Cars,PerformanceA SEMA concept with pieces that might make production. And eye-searing paint.Continue reading You can't miss Chevy's Camaro Turbo AutoX and you can probably guess what it's meant forYou can't miss Chevy's Camaro Turbo AutoX and you can probably guess what it's meant for originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:50:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • FCA's SEMA vans: A Ram ProMaster bar and a Mopar'd Pacifica

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Chrysler,RAM,Minivan/Van,Concept CarsThe mildest machines FCA created for the SEMA show. One has beer taps.Continue reading FCA's SEMA vans: A Ram ProMaster bar and a Mopar'd PacificaFCA's SEMA vans: A Ram ProMaster bar and a Mopar'd Pacifica originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Dodge Challenger Shakedown: '71 body, new guts

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Dodge,Coupe,Concept Cars,PerformanceDon't judge a car by its, uh, cover.Continue reading Dodge Challenger Shakedown: '71 body, new gutsDodge Challenger Shakedown: '71 body, new guts originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Jeep mixed a CJ, a TJ, and a JK to make this sweet retro CJ66

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Jeep,SUV,Concept Cars,Off-RoadA motorized mash-up meant for mud and more.Continue reading Jeep mixed a CJ, a TJ, and a JK to make this sweet retro CJ66Jeep mixed a CJ, a TJ, and a JK to make this sweet retro CJ66 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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  • Dodge Durango Shaker concept: A 392 V8 in front of six Viper seats

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Dodge,Crossover,SUV,Concept Cars,PerformanceAll it's missing is the Hellcat's supercharger.Continue reading Dodge Durango Shaker concept: A 392 V8 in front of six Viper seatsDodge Durango Shaker concept: A 392 V8 in front of six Viper seats originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The Ram Macho Power Wagon concept is totally in your face with its cool rack system

    Filed under:SEMA Show,RAM,Truck,Concept Cars,Off-RoadMacho, macho Ram! I've got to have, a macho Ram!Continue reading The Ram Macho Power Wagon concept is totally in your face with its cool rack systemThe Ram Macho Power Wagon concept is totally in your face with its cool rack system originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:01:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Should You Lease a Used Car?

    The idea of leasing a used car may have never crossed your mind, but you can potentially get a low monthly payment on a gently used car by leasing instead of buying. New car leasing has been growing in popularity, and now thousands of those cars are returning to dealer lots at the end of their first leases, ready to be sold or leased by used car customers. If you’re ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Cars With Low Crash Test Ratings

    Car safety has come a long way since automakers first featured their crash test scores in advertisements, but some models still do surprisingly poorly. This slideshow includes models that didn’t meet the grade and takes a look at some competitors that did much better. The hardest test to pass is now the small frontal overlap test that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added in 2012. This test simulates ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Where Did All the Cheap Used Cars Go?

    By most accounts, the auto industry has rebounded pretty well from the Great Recession, which means that a lot of American consumers have bought new cars in the past several years. Since it’s typical to get rid of the old car when buying a new one, you would think that the used market would be flooded with used cars in need of a new home. Most consumers (and economists) aren’t ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Are You Wasting Money On Premium Gas?

    For about 85 percent of US vehicle owners, the answer is yes. The other 15 percent own luxury or high performance vehicles whose powerful yet delicate engines require the more expensive higher octane fuel. According to a recent AAA study, American drivers waste more than $2.1 billion dollars a year using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel. It’s a mistake 16.5 million of us have made ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept is a stylish Euro pickup for everyone else

    Filed under:Mercedes-Benz,Truck,Concept Cars,FutureThe X-Class, a Nissan-based Mercedes-Benz pickup, should bring urban style and off-road capabilities to Europe, Latin America, and Oceania.Continue reading The Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept is a stylish Euro pickup for everyone elseThe Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept is a stylish Euro pickup for everyone else originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:32:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this&nb
  • Mazda zooms into SEMA 2016 with lighter MX-5 Speedster and RF Kuro concepts

    Filed under:SEMA Show,Mazda,Convertible,Coupe,Concept CarsFor SEMA 2016, Mazda whips up a revision of the Speedster concept and a sexy RF retractable targa top.Continue reading Mazda zooms into SEMA 2016 with lighter MX-5 Speedster and RF Kuro conceptsMazda zooms into SEMA 2016 with lighter MX-5 Speedster and RF Kuro concepts originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:40:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • How Do Those Car Insurance Tracking Devices Work?

    Insurance companies, generally speaking, are in the business of taking your money while paying out as little as possible in claims. So when insurance companies claim they want to save you money, you’d be wise to be suspicious. Ever since car insurance companies introduced tracking devices — “telematics devices” is the technical term — savvy drivers have wondered what they do, how they work, and if they really help save money ...Read more of this story at U.S. N
  • Upscale Vehicles You Should Buy Right Now

    There’s no doubt that buying a luxury vehicle will put a bigger dent in your bank account than opting for a more affordable brand. However, budget busting doesn’t have to be part of the luxury car buying process. If you head to the dealership at the right time, you could walk away with hefty savings. Not everyone has time to do research on demand and pricing trends, and that’s where ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Imagine racing at Le Mans in 2030 with award-winning design students

    Filed under:These award-winning designers from around the world imagine what it will be like to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030. See the radical concepts here.Continue reading Imagine racing at Le Mans in 2030 with award-winning design studentsImagine racing at Le Mans in 2030 with award-winning design students originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:11:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • How Badly Has the VW Diesel Scandal Hurt VW?

    It has been more than a year since the automotive world was rocked by the Volkswagen diesel scandal. In September 2015, the company was caught cheating with diesel cars (also called TDI cars by VW) producing many times the amount of emissions allowed by law. Vehicles sold under the Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche brands in the U.S., plus other brands in international markets, were included in the deception. On October ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • How Does a Car Engine Work?

    If you’re like most drivers, your understanding of how a car engine works amounts to a vague sense that you put gas in, there’s some kind of a fire, and you advance forward. For many, that’s all the information they want. But the curious need more, and so here you have it. This is how a car engine works: Think of your car’s engine as a big air pump, because ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • How Does a Hybrid Car Work?

    A hybrid car is one that uses two engines to generate power: an old-fashioned internal combustion engine and an electric engine. Their partnership was born by market force. High fuel prices and increasing environmental concerns created a market for an electric vehicle at a time when full-electric vehicles weren’t yet viable; they took a long time to charge and couldn’t go very far once they did. The problem of charging ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Chevy goes subtle with Blue Line concepts for SEMA

    Filed under:Aftermarket,Design/Style,Chevrolet,Hatchback,Sedan,Concept CarsChevrolet's SEMA offerings don't have wings, a crazy paint job, or anything that screams SEMA.Continue reading Chevy goes subtle with Blue Line concepts for SEMAChevy goes subtle with Blue Line concepts for SEMA originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:48:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Buying Cars Online: What You Should Know

    Buying a car should be fun, but unless you love an adversarial bargaining process, the traditional way of car buying can be anything but a pleasant experience. Fortunately, the car buying game is changing. You no longer have to plan an entire day to go from car dealership to dealership, haggling over the price you want to pay for your new car, how much you should get for your old ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • What Is An Automatic Braking System?

    Automatic braking is a safety technology that automatically activates the vehicle’s brake system, to some degree, when necessary. Systems vary from pre-charging brakes, to slowing the vehicle to lessen damage. Some advanced systems completely take over and stop the vehicle before a collision occurs. It is critical that drivers understand the exact capabilities of their car’s automatic braking system. Regardless of a vehicle’s autonomous technologies, drivers should remain aware
  • Best 3 Row SUVs

    If you are looking for an SUV large enough to haul your family or carpool the kids to soccer practice, you may have assumed that a large SUV is the only way to go. Large SUVs are a great option when looking for ample seating capacity. But a midsize, 3-row SUV will also get the job done – and save you a few bucks at the pump. These are our picks for great midsize SUVs that can seat ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • New 2017 Honda CR-V Details Released, Now Turbocharged

    The new 2017 Honda CR-V has barely been a thought for a few days, but it’s already making waves in the compact SUV class. Honda announced its newest version is larger and more powerful than previous CR-Vs, in what Honda calls “a fresh new direction with an aggressive attitude.” The biggest change to the CR-V is the addition of a new 190-horsepower turbocharged engine in EX and higher trims. Honda ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • AWD vs. 4WD: What's the Difference?

    The automotive world is full of misinformation, old myths, and half-truths, and nowhere is that more apparent than in conversations about the drivetrain. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive are your options. Each have advantages and disadvantages that should be understood by smart auto shoppers. And while most shoppers understand the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, the distinction between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive can .
  • How Does Turbo Work in a Car?

    If you’re unimpressed or underwhelmed by the level of horsepower your current engine delivers, you can give it a significant boost by installing a turbocharger. There are several reasons why you might want a turbocharger. Maybe you’re an adrenaline junkie and want more power and more speed. Or maybe you need your vehicle to be able to tow something heavy. Whether you're driving a Ford Focus RS or a Ram ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Supercharger vs. Turbocharger

    You’ve probably heard the terms “turbocharger” and “supercharger” at some point, but without spending plenty of time under the hood of a car, those terms can be little more than everyday automotive buzzwords. Turbochargers and superchargers are forced air induction systems. Like the name suggests, they function by force-feeding oxygen into a vehicle’s engine, which increases the amount of fuel an engine can burn, and therefore boosts its power. The ...Read mo
  • Head to Head: Honda Ridgeline vs. Chevy Colorado

    This is a tough one. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline are tied for first place among U.S. News & World Report’s best compact pickup trucks. Both deliver plenty of horsepower, a smooth ride, lots of tech, and attractive interiors. After being briefly discontinued in 2014, the Honda Ridgeline has been completely redesigned for 2017 and offers plenty of exciting features. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Colorado ranks among the most reliable and ...Re
  • What Is Apple CarPlay?

    Now that more vehicles are adopting Apple CarPlay, it is important to understand why it is available and exactly what it is. Apple CarPlay is now available in a growing list of over one hundred vehicle models. Most likely, when you purchase or lease a new vehicle, CarPlay may be present. Due to the fact that it takes much longer to develop a car than a new piece of technology, ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • What Is Android Auto?

    Android Auto was designed by Google as a new safety feature for drivers. It allows you to use your compatible Android smartphone’s interface through the vehicle’s infotainment screen. The information from your phone is displayed on the vehicle’s screen, organized in Google-now style cards that pop up when needed. Google’s predictive technology offers these cards based on your daily routine, even suggesting where you may want to go. In order ...Read more of this story at U
  • The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is America's 600-hp, six-wheel supertruck

    Filed under:Ford,Truck,Concept Cars,Off-Road,PerformanceThis insane off-road pickup is the tuner's answer to the Mercedes G63 6X6.Continue reading The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is America's 600-hp, six-wheel supertruckThe Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 is America's 600-hp, six-wheel supertruck originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The Ford Bronco Is Coming Back

    The Ford Bronco’s return has been long rumored – and wished for. Now we know for sure that it’s coming back, thanks to some fact checking of Donald Trump. During the debate, the Republican candidate mentioned that Ford is moving its production of vehicles out of Michigan to Mexico, leaving some jobless. However, according to both Ford and the United Auto Workers, that’s incorrect. While the company is going to ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • Hyundai's first N-performance car is hidden under the RN30 concept

    Filed under:Paris Motor Show,Hyundai,Hatchback,Concept Cars,PerformanceAnd that first N car comes out next year.Continue reading Hyundai's first N-performance car is hidden under the RN30 conceptHyundai's first N-performance car is hidden under the RN30 concept originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:56:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Ram Rebel TRX concept is a Hellcat-powered Raptor-fighter

    Filed under:RAM,United States,Truck,Concept Cars,Off-Road,PerformanceIt's just a concept now, but Ram is looking at this as a possibility.Continue reading Ram Rebel TRX concept is a Hellcat-powered Raptor-fighterRam Rebel TRX concept is a Hellcat-powered Raptor-fighter originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:33:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Designing Tomorrow's Vehicles At CCS Detroit | Translogic 207

    Filed under:Design/Style,Translogic,Videos,Concept CarsWant to design the cars of the future? CCS is the place to be.Continue reading Designing Tomorrow's Vehicles At CCS Detroit | Translogic 207Designing Tomorrow's Vehicles At CCS Detroit | Translogic 207 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The Renault Trezor concept is a French design beauty

    Filed under:Green,Paris Motor Show,Renault,Coupe,Autonomous,Concept CarsWe wish it was real.Continue reading The Renault Trezor concept is a French design beautyThe Renault Trezor concept is a French design beauty originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Lexus UX Concept represents a bold crossover future

    Filed under:Paris Motor Show,Lexus,Crossover,Concept Cars,LuxuryUX is short for user experience, and that's just what Lexus is trying to rethink with the unique interior and exterior design of its latest concept car.Continue reading Lexus UX Concept represents a bold crossover futureLexus UX Concept represents a bold crossover future originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • VW I.D. arrives in 2020, will go full autonomous in 2025

    Filed under:Green,Paris Motor Show,Volkswagen,Emerging Technologies,Concept Cars,Electric,FutureThis is what happens when an automaker puts all of its future ideas into one concept.Continue reading VW I.D. arrives in 2020, will go full autonomous in 2025VW I.D. arrives in 2020, will go full autonomous in 2025 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:15:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The BMW Concept X2 broke a bunch of the brand's design rules

    Filed under:Paris Motor Show,BMW,Coupe,Crossover,Concept Cars,LuxuryThis compact crossover is a new take on the SUV coupe idea.Continue reading The BMW Concept X2 broke a bunch of the brand's design rulesThe BMW Concept X2 broke a bunch of the brand's design rules originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • Infiniti's QX Sport Inspiration is still attractive, in Paris, and now gray

    Filed under:Paris Motor Show,Infiniti,Crossover,Concept Cars,LuxuryAnd it's still a good idea of what the next QX50 crossover will look like.Continue reading Infiniti's QX Sport Inspiration is still attractive, in Paris, and now grayInfiniti's QX Sport Inspiration is still attractive, in Paris, and now gray originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
  • The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept will spawn a full line of Tesla fighters

    Filed under:Green,Paris Motor Show,Mercedes-Benz,SUV,Concept Cars,ElectricWe're about to see if Tesla buyers are loyal because they're loyal, or just because there haven't been any real electric alternatives.Continue reading The Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept will spawn a full line of Tesla fightersThe Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept will spawn a full line of Tesla fighters originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:30:00 EDT.Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink&
  • What Crash Test Ratings Really Say

    No matter how your car performs on the road or what its other capabilities are, its ultimate job comes down to safety: How does it protect you and your family in the event of an accident? “How safe your car is in a crash could save your life,” says Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety and one of the longest-tenured auto safety experts in the country. ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
  • What Is a CVT Transmission?

    Your transmission’s job is to send a message from your car’s engine to its wheels, transferring power based on the gear ratio.  But one type of transmission is becoming more popular: the continuously variable transmission, or CVT for short. Rather than use gears to determine how much power and torque the engine uses, a CVT continuously alters the power sent to the wheels by moving through an infinite number of ...Read more of this story at U.S. News Best Cars
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