The first production models of the new 2019 Mazda 3 are already here, which I am about to drive later today. Before that, though, Mazda has announced pricing of its new compact, and it looks like you’re going to have to go with the hatchback if you want a manual.
A couple of weeks ago, the CEO of Toyota showed up to a track event in his custom pearl white Toyota Century GRMN, which is Toyota’s beautiful limousine extruded through a Gazoo Racing filter. It was believed to be a one-off until a second Century GRMN, painted black this time, showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon.
The new Toyota Supra looks fantastic in person as it is, but there were just two things that seemed a little off about it to me. One was obviously its power output, and the other one I couldn’t quite put my finger on—until now.
Having established that the new BMW 3 Series is already a satisfying driver’s car in just about every trim available, it’s great to hear reports that the upcoming BMW M3 will be an enthusiast’s dream, with a “pure” model with over 450 horsepower, rear-wheel drive and a goddamn manual.
The press days for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show have wrapped up, and now we will never again need to fly out to the frozen wastes of Detroit in January for a car show. Detroit is lovely in June! And we’ll be back for the first summer North American International Auto Show next year. Until then, here’s some of the…
Companies like Honda and Volkswagen are excited to scoop up Ford and GM’s sedan margins, Nissan is still figuring its Chairman role out, California loves Tesla, and Lotus is going to China. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2018.
The Genesis G70 has already impressed us as a challenger to the German reign over luxury sedans, with its rear-wheel drive, manual-option layout, and now it’s teasing a higher performance model could be in the works.
Ford had a handful of examples of the new Ford Ranger on the floor at the Detroit Auto Show Monday, many of which were sporting a ton of trail-friendly gear looking. But, for some reason, none of them were the Raptor.
Thanks to an incredibly stiff carbon fiber chassis and some ridiculous performance figures, the new McLaren 600LT Spider maintains all of the amazing performance of the fixed roof car, but now with the option to show a little more face when cruising down the avenues.
During the press reveal of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the cinematic featured a staged virtual reality video game demonstration of the new GT500 blasting through a bunch of empty streets before being picked up by a helicopter. Then the real car lowered from the ceiling of the Cobo Center, and, well, it’s still…
The Detroit Auto Show is alarmingly empty this year, without brands like Mercedes, Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mazda and more to fill up the show floor with sheetmetal. To make it seem less awkward, organizers filled up the space with a field of stickered and wrapped whips, and they overdid it.
The new big-dog 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is finally here with at least 700 horsepower from a supercharged cross-plane V8, and it backs it up with an all-new dual-clutch gearbox. It’s the most powerful street-legal Ford ever. Will this be the American performance car to beat?
Back in October, it was reported that the Ford Ranger Raptor wouldn’t be coming to the U.S., but a source reached out to us to say it was possible there were plans to bring the next generation Ranger Raptor to America around 2022. Now Road & Track reports social media posts from Ford engineers seem to back up that…
Jaguar Land Rover’s profitability took a nose dive at the end of 2018, and now the company has announced it’s cutting 4,500 of its staff and fast-tracking plans to introduce more electrified models as diesel sales drop.
The new Toyota Century is what the Lincoln Continental wishes it could be. And CEO Akio Toyoda’s awesome one-off Century GRMN is so sporty, and so incredible, and so cool, and I have so much respect for the Toyota boss showing up to a company track event in it.
An off-ramp highway road sign came crashing down on top of a moving car on the Tullamarine Freeway near Melbourne, Australia yesterday. The car slammed into the sign as it fell in front of it, before it toppled over the top, and now I’m on high alert for all of my irrational fears coming true.
Believe it or not, the current BMW 7 Series has been around since 2015. I remember it for that time Motor Trend literally ripped the hockey stick-shaped trim off the side of one. Well now there’s a refreshed one coming, apparently, because it appears to have leaked. Twice.
Mini is likely preparing to introduce its first electric model later this year for its 60th anniversary, and reports indicate the new EV will aim to be just as fun to drive as the current gas-powered Mini Cooper S, which is a very good thing.
The electric pickup market is heating up, first with Tesla’s big beef boy pickup concept sketch, then the stylish Rivian R1T, and now there’s the Atlis XT, which could be the most practical EV pickup if it can stay true to all of its unbelievable performance claims.
Toyota announced the development of its new driver assistance technology at CES today called Toyota Guardian, which was modeled after the way pilots fly modern fighter jets to back up driver inputs with advanced vehicle safety features.