2015 Ford Mustang GTEnlarge Photo
The new 2015 Ford Mustang wasn't the company's biggest introduction at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show--those honors would have to go to the aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150. But with 420 horsepower in GT form, a sleek new body, and an independent rear suspension, the Mustang may be better than ever.
The new and revolutionary 2014 BMW i3 electric car is going to require some of the German maker's most loyal customers to rethink their notions of what a BMW actually is. The all-electric five-door hatchback is as different from the classic 3-Series sport sedan as you could imagine; without the blue-and-white roundel badge and twin-kidney grilles up front, it's likely no one would ever peg it as a BMW.
It's a beautiful day, the birds are chirping, the cars with the boom are booming softly in the distance. And then you see it: a bright orange parking ticket jammed beneath your windshield wiper. Trust us: we've all been there.
2015 BMW M4 live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
BMW’s new 2015 M3 and M4 have been some of the most talked about cars for the past several years, and now they’ve finally landed, having made their respective debuts this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. For those still in the dark, the M4 is essentially the replacement for the outgoing M3 Coupe.
Forget the Nissan Leaf's pragmatic green buyers for the moment. Nissan has big electric-car ambitions, and it's no secret that they go well beyond the automaker's Leaf hatchback. Part of those ambitions still involve a flamboyant, all-electric sports car in the near future.
Bugatti fans hoping to see the launch of an even more extreme Veyron than the 1,183-horsepower Super Sport or a second model based on 2009’s Galibier sedan concept should get prepared for some sorrow, as the brand’s boss Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber has poured cold water on the chances of either of them happening.
VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Engine swaps are one thing; complete powertrain replacements are another. But if your business is yanking range-extended electric running gear out of a stunning-looking car from a now-bankrupt company, and replacing it with Corvette power, there are two ways you can go.
Undoubtedly the most important green car at a rather scattered Detroit Auto Show, the 2015 Honda Fit promises to be a strong entry in the subcompact segment when it arrives this spring. The latest generation of the most flexible and versatile small hatchback on the market, the new Fit is expected to deliver a combined 36-mpg fuel-economy rating.
For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets agreed in 2011 aren't simply achievable by that date, but could be reached today--and with today's technology.