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Tesla Remains Perfect, Audi Hopes to Follow Its Lead

Tesla Remains Perfect, Audi Hopes to Follow Its Lead

Safety is quickly becoming a trademark quality for Tesla. The California-based electric carmaker builds the Model S sedan, which achieved the best safety rating of any car ever tested back in 2013. Now it can lay claim to something else no other automaker has ever been able to accomplish: a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) perfect score for an SUV in its 5-star crash-testing system. Yes, the Tesla Model X is now the safest SUV ever tested by the government agency. A CNN article said, Hundreds of other SUV models have been given five stars overall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…Read entire story

The New Nissan Titan: Good, But Will Anyone Notice?

The New Nissan Titan: Good, But Will Anyone Notice?

The U.S. auto industry can confidently make the claim that it builds the best full-size trucks in the world. Some foreign automakers attempt to compete, but so far no other company has come close to matching the reliability, capability, or popularity of the American Big 3. Simply put, if you want a truck to haul a massive horse trailer or 5th wheel camper, you won’t find anything better equipped for the job than a truck straight out of Detroit. If, on the other hand, you want a full-size truck for runs to Home Depot and helping friends move couches, Toyota or Nissan would be happy …Read entire story

Volkswagen Arteon: The Next VW Nobody Buys?

Volkswagen Arteon: The Next VW Nobody Buys?

The Volkswagen Phaeton was the answer to a question nobody asked. It quietly debuted as the flagship VW sedan but came with the price of a well-equipped 7 Series. The Phaeton died an uneventful death after it became obvious that executive-level buyers prefer executive-level brands. Very few people wanted to spend upward of $80,000 and stare at a Volkswagen logo. Has Volkswagen learned from the error of its ways? Maybe. The German automaker has unveiled another premium car, this one with a not-quite-as-unpronounceable name and, we hope, a much lower price. The Volkswagen Arteon will sit atop VW’s product line. In its press release, VW says, Start with the name – a portmanteau of “art”…Read entire story

Dendrobium Is Singapore’s First Hypercar, Designed With Williams

Dendrobium Is Singapore’s First Hypercar, Designed With Williams

A Singaporean electric automaker dubbed Vanda Electrics will debut its very first all-electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show.Read more » Read entire story

Dendrobium Is Singapore’s First Hypercar, Designed With Williams

Dendrobium Is Singapore’s First Hypercar, Designed With Williams

A Singaporean electric automaker dubbed Vanda Electrics will debut its very first all-electric hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show.Read more » Read entire story

Mitsubishi Will Bring Back the Eclipse… In Name Only

Mitsubishi Will Bring Back the Eclipse… In Name Only

If you were a teenager in the 1990s, there’s a good chance you wanted to own a Mitsubishi Eclipse. More than likely, it was the Eclipse Spyder that caught your eye and teased you with thoughts of sun-soaked road trips and the admiration of all your friends. “One day,” you thought, “I’ll own one of those cars.” Who wouldn’t want that sleek sports car with exotic looks and an affordable price tag? The Eclipse was one of my teenage dream cars. However, if the 1995 me jumped ahead to 2017 and read about Mitsubishi’s plans for the Eclipse, the old me would …Read entire story

Infiniti Rolls Out New Q50 & QX80 Signature Editions In Chicago

Infiniti Rolls Out New Q50 & QX80 Signature Editions In Chicago

Infiniti is out to spruce up two of its luxury models with new Signature Editions, to be introduced this week at the Chicago Auto Show.Read more » Read entire story

Will New Car Prices Increase by $17,000?

Will New Car Prices Increase by $17,000?

Recently we wrote about the growing popularity of British cars in the United States. Jaguar and Land Rover especially are seeing growth as the company produces high-quality cars and SUVs for a hungry American public. How long would that hunger last, though, if costs of British luxury increased by about $17,000 per vehicle? That could happen if the president’s plan to tax imports comes to fruition. Automotive News published a story that said, In what it calls a “thought exercise,” researcher Baum & Associates estimates most automakers would need to raise vehicle prices by thousands of dollars — more than $17,000 per vehicle in Jaguar Land Rover’s case, which imports all its vehicles — to recoup higher …Read entire story

2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Unveiled Because Fast Wagons Are Just Better

2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Unveiled Because Fast Wagons Are Just Better

Yesterday, I announced the reveal of the BMW 5 Series Touring, lamenting how us ‘Mericans would probably get left out in the cold when it came to handsome, fun-to-drive wagon models. Apparently, Mercedes-AMG was listening, because today it announced the arrival of an outrageous, high-powered AMG-variant of the E-Class five-door. It’s called the E 63 S, taking after the Mercedes four-door of the same name, and it’s got the goods to go with the title. Because when it comes to grabbing a week’s worth of groceries and picking the kids up from soccer practice, more than 600 horsepower just feels right.Of course, you could use this …Read entire story

The Black Cuillin Is Coming To Geneva And Nobody Knows Anything About It

The Black Cuillin Is Coming To Geneva And Nobody Knows Anything About It

You'll be excused for not knowing about Eadon Green. Neither did we before today. This -apparently new- company of which we know nothing, will be presenting a model called Black Cuillin Grand Touring at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March. Read more » Read entire story

Can the Kia Stinger Help Turn Around a Struggling Sedan Market?

Can the Kia Stinger Help Turn Around a Struggling Sedan Market?

2018 Kia Stinger Here’s a car that could feel right at home among American muscle. Picture the Charger, ‘Cuda, Chevelle, Firebird, Road Runner, and Super Bee, then put the Stinger next to them. What’s the Stinger, you ask? It’s not a long-lost American muscle car, though the name suggests it could be. The Stinger is a new rear-wheel-drive sports sedan from none other than Kia. The South Korean automaker has created a car that power-hungry Americans should love, even if it doesn’t steal sales from its German counterparts. The Stinger comes at a time when U.S. sedan sales are down about a quarter-million units. Can the Stinger buck that trend and succeed? The…Read entire story

The 2017 North American International Auto Show: An Odyssey Worth Traversing

The 2017 North American International Auto Show: An Odyssey Worth Traversing

When the 2017 Pacifica was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year, Chrysler restarted its minivan team’s engine and started down the road toward family-moving domination. The advanced dual-monitor rear-seat entertainment system. The built-in Ridgid vacuum cleaner. The hybrid drivetrain. With the Dodge Caravan crumbling, the Pacifica managed to surge past the competition, and this morning was awarded the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. But the auto industry is anything but static, and when one automaker surges forward, you can be sure its peers are close behind. It’s this dynamic that ensures every auto show includes …Read entire story

The Most Hotly Anticipated Debuts at the 2017 North American Interational Auto Show

The Most Hotly Anticipated Debuts at the 2017 North American Interational Auto Show

Next week kicks off the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Although much attention has been directed at automakers’ decisions to move away from the traditional auto show format for their new-car debuts, with companies like Chrysler choosing instead to utilize the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the show in Detroit still remains one of the biggest events in the auto world, and CarGurus is excited to report on it this year. Chrysler’s decision to forgo its home turf for the Las Vegas strip makes plenty of sense. Cars are being marketed more and more as electronic peripherals, with electric powertrains, self-driving technology, and vehicle-to-vehicle communication progressively commanding headlines. Nonetheless, plenty of automakers…Read entire story