2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek HybridEnlarge Photo
Both the 2014 Subaru Impreza and the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek have earned the top nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new results apply to both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Impreza—and to the XV Crosstrek, which is only offered as a hatchback.
Chrysler is recalling 2014 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee -- specifically, those vehicles manufactured between January 8, 2013 and August 20, 2013. The recall stems from unrelated problems with the Grand Cherokee's software and electrical wiring.
Now in its fourth year on the market, the 2014 Mazda 2 is the smallest four-seat car from the small Japanese carmaker known for the "Zoom-Zoom" character of its cars. The five-door hatchback is a simple, basic, fuel-efficient subcompact that won't be to everyone's taste.
W Motors Lykan Hypersport pre-production modelEnlarge Photo
A new supercar, billed as Arabia’s first, is brewing in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s called the Lykan Hypersport. After first appearing as a concept one year ago, the Lykan Hypersport, the creation of supercar startup W Motors, has progressed to the pre-production stage, meaning most of the specifications have been locked in and production likely to soon.
The V-8-powered 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG offers up everything you could ever want from a full-size performance sedan, but there’s something about having 12 cylinders nestled under the hood that simply makes a car feel a tad more special. Enter the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, the V-12-powered AMG variant of the latest-generation S-Class.
One of the big surprises at this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas was a pair of Chevrolet concept cars many readers will recognize as being from the upcoming Transformers movie, Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction. One is a unique Camaro concept car that’s almost certain to be the vehicle mode for the Autobot Bumblebee, while the other is a motorsport-inspired Corvette Stingray that’s also fighting on the side of the Autobots.
Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept - 2013 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge Photo
The claim that race car development helps road car development is getting harder to uphold these days, but there are still some engineers willing to have a go. Look at the Nissan BladeGlider electric car concept for example, and it's hard to argue that the design and engineering hasn't been influenced by the company's Delta Wing and ZEOD RC race cars.
Early demand for BMW's i3 electric car in Europe looks set to continue when it debuts in the United States, according to the company's North American CEO. Despite plans to produce just 10,000 units in its first year, BMW has considered expanding production after 8,000 reservations were made on the car's launch in Europe.
Sometimes, little things can make a big difference. Tire pressure can have a significant effect on fuel economy, but checking it generally requires unscrewing a valve cap and checking it with a pressure gauge (unless your new car has tire-pressure sensors and a dashboard display that shows the readings).