The Chrysler Town & Country is one of the best minivans you can buy, but it doesn't make perfect sense, not like its near-twin over at Chrysler's Dodge division. It's a luxury minivan, which runs counter our idea of how minivans should be used.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pulled the plug on two unrelated probes of Ford and Volkswagen vehicles. According to reports, the agency determined that, although the reported problems on those vehicles are real, they don't constitute a safety hazard to motorists.
When it comes to predicting and tracking traffic trends, INRIX is the go-to authority. The company says that traffic congestion surged in 2013, growing over three times as fast as the U.S. economy.
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Though it might be hard to believe, Chrysler has ordered 93 original Dodge Vipers that were donated to schools and community colleges around the country for educational purposes be destroyed. A handful of these rare American icons have already been crushed, as evidenced in the videos below, and it looks like Chrysler is determined to see the rest end up the same way.
The success of BMW’s original X6 coupe-like crossover has surprised many, including most other makes which are now in the rush to launch rival versions of their own. BMW, however, has beat them to the punch yet again by launching a second coupe-like crossover, the all-new 2015 X4, which has been revealed in full today ahead of its world debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show next month.
Lexus is working on a new compact crossover to rival the likes of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 as well as the upcoming Lincoln MKC and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. To be called the NX, the vehicle was previewed in concept form at auto shows in Frankfurt and Tokyo last year, and now Lexus has confirmed that the NX will be revealed in production trim at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April.
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In general, getting people talking about your ad is a good way to get people talking about your car. In the case of "Poolside"--an ad for the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe aired during the Oscars and the Sochi Olympics--however, not all the talk has been favorable.
Nissan spent most of last week teasing images of the 2015 Juke in a frustrating social media campaign. All we really wanted to know was whether the Juke had lost its characterful--if divisive--styling.
One does not simply buy a Rinspeed car. They have no easily-accessible showrooms, and all of their vehicles are one-offs. Instead, they provide endless mirth at major auto shows like that ongoing in Geneva, with vehicles like the autonomously-driven XchangE.