Picture this: you’re in the middle of a deep explanation of hybrid ZF eight-speed transmissions on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show, and the engineer describing how a clutch disengages the hybrid drive of the transmission asks you if you’re aware of a certain feeling you get when “you WOT it,” but you have no idea…
Ferdinand Piëch is basically a godfather of the modern automotive industry, launching Audi into the luxury automaker it is today and turning the Volkswagen Group into a mighty car conglomerate. His son is taking the family name and building electric cars now, apparently.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC isn’t going to make it beyond this generation, so to celebrate its 23 years with us, it’s returning to its yellow-painted roots and getting a special Final Edition.
There’s an extremely common design trend that may have slipped by right under your nose, slowly taking over seemingly ever new car on the road, one by one. It’s only maybe a couple inches wide at most, and at all four corners of the car. It’s purpose a mystery, until now.
A Virgin Atlantic flight making the grueling journey from Los Angeles to London yesterday hit a ground speed of at least 801 mph, thanks to a streak of fast-moving air in the jet stream over Pennsylvania. You’re probably wondering how, as breaking the sound barrier over land is illegal, but despite surpassing the…
My emotional journey with the newest generation of the Toyota Prius went like this: I hated it for being ugly, then I liked it for being different, and now I’m back to pretty much hating it. But the good news is that fuel economy figures for the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid are just as good, and that car looks way…
What appears to be the humble Geo Metro, a modern example of dependable, rugged quality (these claims could not immediately be verified), and I can’t think of a better example of its numerous superlatives than its capability of driving with only three wheels, like in this video from Houston.
I remember growing up with Xzibit hosting Pimp My Ride, which I would typically watch late at night in bed when I couldn’t sleep because my pre-teen self had one too many Mountain Dews that day. Today I found something both worse and better. I discovered the UK version of the show.
BMW has been graciously stretching out the death of the rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series for years now, thankfully, but it’s nearing the end. The BMW 1 Series Finale Edition is anticipated to be the last rear-wheel drive, six-cylinder version of the model ever, and it’s only for the Australian market.
The 2019 Toyota Supra is finally out, but if you thought we were done with the seemingly endless teasers and concept cars, you were sadly mistaken! So here’s another one, called the Toyota Supra TRD Concept, which shows off all of the bits you can buy from the TRD catalog including a spoiler that exaggerates the car’s…
Now that we know to expect successors to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, and that both car companies have committed to them, it’s time to think a little further about where they should go next.
Back in January, General Motors CEO Mary Barra claimed that her company had sold over 200,000 electric vehicles without having to replace a single battery pack. It turns out not only was that incredibly misleading and false, but one unlucky Chevy Bolt owner even had to replace their battery not once, but twice.
Aurora Innovation, the self-driving startup with leadership from Google, Tesla and Uber, just raised over half a billion dollars from investors, including Amazon.
Mazda is celebrating three decades of the Miata at the Chicago Auto Show, where the car first debuted back in 1989, with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition. Not with a hardcore racing setup, nor a limited run of hardtop coupe models, or anything wild like that. Just this orange color.
The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro just showed up to the Chicago Auto Show, reminding all of us that the Sequoia apparently still exists. The new TRD Pro model has exciting upgrades like push-button start and off-road shocks.
When Mazda debuted the 2019 Mazda 3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, Motor Trend reported that the company’s new Skyactiv-X engine with Spark Controlled Compression Ignition technology would go to countries with stricter emissions rules first, and the U.S. market would get it later. Now it seems we finally have…
The Tesla Model 3 is even cheaper now, Elon did a tweet that actually benefits him, Trump talked about trade and infrastructure during the State of the Union last night, and more for The Morning Shift for February 6th, 2019.
Scientists discovered a giant hole under Antarctica that will likely collapse a huge chunk of ice and dramatically raise global sea levels, flooding coastal towns in the next 50 to 100 years. Who cares, at this point, if you drive a giant diesel Chevrolet Kodiak C4500.
Chevy has finally revealed the full lineup of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD, which is now available with a 6.6-liter Duramax turb-diesel V8 with 910 lb-ft of torque and capable of towing a max payload of 35,500 pounds. Whew.
The Tesla Model 3 has landed at the top of Consumer Reports’ subscriber list of the most satisfying car to own, despite the publication initially refusing to recommend the car to buyers last year due to numerous issues with their test car.