The 2015 Subaru WRX is more than just a hotted-up econocar--it's the standard bearer for a whole cadre of enthusiasts who put down Mustangs and show no love for Camaros. It's a whizzy, turbocharged, all-wheel-driven blast--and it's new for 2015.
The Hyundai Elantra went from also-ran to front-runner in the 2011 model year, with a hook-laden shape and a set of features that outshone Honda's Civic and Toyota's Corolla. It's already time, just three model years later, for a mid-life touch-up, and that brings the Elantra a new engine for most models, as well as a slightly reworked look.
Consider the poor auto saleperson: the source of much mistrust, the butt of countless jokes. Most of us tend to keep anyone who works on commission at arm's length, but car salespeople are flat-out loathed. In fact, a recent study showed that car salespeople are the least trusted professionals in America, ranking even below members of Congress. Ouch.
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While the big news for the 2015 model year concerning the GT-R is the launch of a new NISMO edition, the fact that the regular GT-R has undergone some updates shouldn’t be overlooked. While the GT-R’s former development chief Kazutoshi Mizuno was a fan of making the base GT-R the best he could, following his retirement Nissan is now altering its GT-R strategy slightly by splitting the latest 2015 model into two cars.
Mercedes-Benz is working on its fifth and final compact car based on its MFA front-wheel-drive platform, the CLA Shooting Brake. Our latest spy shots reveal a prototype with barely any camouflage gear, suggesting that the car’s auto show debut can’t be far.
MINI rolled out a brand new generation of its Cooper hatchback at its plant in Oxford on Monday but just a day later the car was being presented at events taking place in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and London. Here are some live photos and a video taken at the separate reveals.
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Is it a case of picking the right electric car for the right job? Or could a lack of "range anxiety" really lead drivers to cover more miles? It's a kind of chicken-or-egg question, but it came to mind when our author Matthew Klippenstein sent us some data.
Volkswagen has used the Tokyo Motor Show to launch the latest member of its plug-in family, the Twin Up minicar. Based on the regular Up sold in Europe, the Twin Up ditches the usual one-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine for something considerably more advanced--the diesel plug-in drivetrain from the XL1 "eco supercar".
This morning, we got all the details on the new Volkswagen e-Golf electric car, ahead of its debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The E-Golf is a battery-electric version of the all-new seventh-generation VW Golf, which will go on sale in the U.S. next spring as a 2015 model.