The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather what’s being taken away.
Generally speaking, auto thieves gravitate toward cars, especially perennial targets like the Honda Accord and Civic. But as everyone knows, SUVs and crossovers are big business in America, and they're not immune to crime.
They both deliver smooth, all-electric power. They both plug into the wall to recharge their battery packs. And after three years, they're still the first and second best-selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-ClassEnlarge Photo
The four-door coupe segment is rapidly growing, but the progenitor of the niche, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, is still powering along. Currently in its second generation, the CLS has just undergone a mid-cycle update, bringing new styling, a revamped interior and plenty of tech upgrades to the table.
Ford is in the final stages of development of its next-generation Edge crossover, a prototype for which has just been spotted. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] previewed the new Edge with a thinly-veiled concept version at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it looks like the concept’s lines have been transferred over faithfully to the production model.
Audi's new R8 LMX supercar was shown for the first time in public at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. The car was shown prior to the race, and on hand to present it was Audi racing driver Tom Kristensen who would later go on to come second overall along with Lucas di Grassi and Marc Gené in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
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Ever since we got wind of BMW's 'Megacity' electric vehicle, it's been one of the most anticipated electric cars around. Now, it's simply another electric car available to U.S. buyers--though that hasn't diminished the impact of the i3's concept-car styling, innovative interior and strong performance.
Kia's Soul hamsters haven't just got fitter with the latest generation car--they've gone green, too. The Korean company has now begun volume production of the Soul EV, an electric version of the popular hatchback and the first such car to be exported worldwide.
Exactly a year ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk presided over a flashy demonstration in which the battery pack of a Tesla Model S electric car was apparently swapped from underneath within 90 seconds and replaced with a fresh pack.