What replaces BMW’s entry-level Coupe and Convertible, the 1-Series? That would be the all-new 2014 2-Series; and BMW has all at once confirmed some key information and details about it, released plenty of pictures, and even set the basics around pricing—all for a vehicle that won’t have its formal debut until this next January’s 2014 Detroit Auto Show and won’t go on sale until sometime after that.
Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to deliver partially self-driving vehicles by the "mid-2010s."
Crossing borders to purchase things on the cheap is a centuries-old tradition -- and a centuries-old problem. For example, Canadian pharmacies made headlines in recent years, offering Americans cheaper prescription drugs than they could ever get in the U.S.
2014 Honda Civic CoupeEnlarge Photo
Honda introduced a raft of updates to its Civic sedan after just one year of sales due to a spate of negative reviews for the redesigned 2012 model. Now it’s the Civic Coupe’s turn to receive those updates, and we’ll be seeing the new car for the first time at the 2013 SEMA show taking place in Las Vegas from November 5.
Audi’s all-new 2015 A3 sedan will be priced from $30,795, including shipping, when it hits showrooms around March of next year. The car will serve as the entry point for the Audi brand in the U.S., which means the A3 Sportback variant also due next year will have a higher pricetag.
In a world of mass production, even for high-end vehicles like the BMW 7-Series, it’s nice to see the discerning individual can still have some things fashioned the good old way, as in tradition-led handcraftsmanship. That’s a principle BMW is keen to live up to with its BMW Individual personalization service, which has built a special edition 7-Series inspired by German silversmiths ROBBE & BERKING.
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota PriusEnlarge Photo
Toyota's Prius hybrid has undoubtedly done more to raise awareness of green vehicles and improving fuel efficiency than any other single model on sale today. First launched in the U.S. in 1999 and styled by a design team in California, the Prius name has since been applied to two further generations and by May 2008, over a million had been sold.
Apparently, women like miles per gallon more than horsepower. A British survey finds that women are more attracted to men with green cars, Mother Nature Network reports.
Tesla Motors thinks of itself as more Silicon Valley than Detroit, but its latest high-profile hire is a bit of both. Tesla announced that it is hiring former Apple vice president Doug Field as its new vice president of vehicle programs.