Not so long ago, transportation options for small businesses were fairly limited. If your daily routine involved any amount of schlepping, you were faced with the choice of buying a pickup, a commercial van, or something substantially larger.
Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished.
Evolved from the all-new 991-chassis Porsche 911 launched for the 2012 model year, the 2014 911 continues to improve upon the iconic sports car's strengths. Now available in GT3, Turbo, and Turbo S form as well as the Carrera, Carrera 4S, and Cabriolet variants launched in previous model years, the 2014 Porsche 911 is among the very best of luxury sports cars on the road.
2015 Ford Mustang teaserEnlarge Photo
While we refuse to call a Mustang a 'Stang (or a Camaro a 'Maro, for that matter) that's exactly what Autoweek has called the 2015 Ford Mustang in iits leaked images of its next issue. Sadly, while there is also text alongside the images in the leaked photographs of the magazine, the resolution is so low as to make most of it unreadable.
Mercedes-Benz is working on a replacement for its Viano line of vans and prototypes for the vehicle are nearing the end of their development. The Viano isn’t sold in the U.S. but there’s speculation this replacement model, which will revive Mercedes’ V-Class moniker, will be offered locally as an upmarket MPV.
You may have heard of AMG, Mercedes-Benz's in-house performance tuner, but do you know how it came to be? AMG has produced its own succinct history, detailing the brand's beginnings as independent company, its subsequent alliance with and absorption by Mercedes, and many of the great cars that emerged along the way.
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013Enlarge Photo
Once more into the fray: Another state's car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers. This time it's Ohio. And legislators have unexpectedly moved up a hearing on the new law to today, according to a letter from Tesla.
As part of the Toyota empire, Lexus was one of the first carmakers to realize the potential of hybrids, and the company now has a wide range of hybrids, competing in several market classes. So successful has Lexus's hybrid range been, that the company has now sold over half a million--and with new models on the horizon, their popularity is only set to continue.
As the year winds toward a close, U.S. car sales are at their highest levels in years. And modern plug-in electric cars will set a new sales record too. With one month left, November deliveries of cars with plugs look like they'll hold steady with last month's.