The world has changed a lot since the Nineties. Gas costs about three-and-a-half times as much as it did in 1999, and automakers are scrambling to create efficient vehicles.
Automotive styling tastes can be more fickle than fashion; and it only takes a quick look at how cars are seen as a sort of extended fashion statement here in the U.S. to understand why.
If you enjoy spending Saturdays in the driveway, hosing down your favorite ride, we have some bad news. If you happen to own or work at a car wash, we're afraid it's even worse.
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014Enlarge Photo
The 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe is a striking design that draws attention wherever it goes. Park it on the street, and you'll be swarmed by pedestrians with cellphones, taking pictures in reverent silence.
At the launch of the Chevrolet SS muscle sedan last year, many were sad to learn that the car missed out on many of the cool items offered on versions of the car sold overseas, particularly a manual transmission.
Volkswagen only took the covers off its New Midsize Coupe concept car at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show a week ago, but the production version of the stylish four-door coupe has already been spotted.
2014 Tesla Model SEnlarge Photo
While its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" grabs headlines, Tesla Motors has quietly been setting other expansion plans in motion as well. The company is seeking workers for a second California facility.
The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several.
If you're currently shopping for a fuel-efficient vehicle, the Chevrolet Camaro probably hasn't appeared on your radar. With combined economy of 22 mpg for the most efficient, V-6 automatic model, that's not a huge surprise.