A few years ago, the idea of a luxury sedan from a Kia was, well, let’s say farfetched. Things have changed, and Kia’s now known for stylish, reliable vehicles that you want to be seen in.
If things go according to plan, autonomous vehicles will begin driving themselves into showrooms within the next year or two. They'll be limited at first, but they'll still have many of the features we've seen in fully autonomous concepts -- features like automated braking, lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian detection.
Since January, Toyota has put fuel cell vehicles on the fast track, ending its electric-car partnership with Tesla and promising to deliver the first FCVs to consumers as early as next year.
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The subject of rumors since even before the last Focus RS ended its run, the next generation of the hot hatch has been spied testing ahead of an expected reveal next summer. To date, the Focus RS has never been sold in the U.S., despite reaching Mexico and Canada in limited numbers, but that may change with this new generation.
The latest versions of Cadillac’s ATS and CTS sedans are relatively new on the market, with both lines receiving complete redesigns for 2013 and 2014 respectively. However, both the ATS and CTS are scheduled to receive subtle updates for the 2015 model year, with the most prominent change being the adoption of Caddy’s latest crest logo, which comes sans the classic laurel wreaths.
It was only a matter of time: Following the launch of Apple's iOS-based CarPlay in-car operating system at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, Google has revealed its own car operating system based on its Android platform.
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Chrysler is the latest carmaker to add start-stop systems to some of its cars, another step in ongoing efforts to improve their fuel economy. The Michigan automaker, now owned by Italy's Fiat, will offer the system as standard equipment on certain models of the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep Cherokee crossover utility.
It's a hot topic whenever anyone mentions electric cars: pricing. Many electric cars are more expensive than their regular counterparts, though naturally they cost less to run too.
This past Friday the 13th proved to be particularly unlucky for renewable-energy advocates in Ohio. That was the day the state legislature passed SB 310, a bill to halt the expansion of Ohio's energy-efficiency resource standard, which encourages the use of renewable energy.