The 2015 Lexus NX takes Toyota's luxury brand into the surging market for compact crossovers. Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which blazed the trail for luxury crossovers 15 years ago, the NX faces established competition from the German brands: Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have several years' lead time in the segment.
Towing a vehicle doesn't have to mean buying a full-size, body-on-frame SUV or truck. Most of today's carlike crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing--whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer.
At a press conference this morning, Volkswagen confirmed that it will produce a new, midsize SUV for the U.S. at its plant in Chattanooga. The announcement brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in Tennessee and thousands of new jobs, but will this new vehicle help VW reach its goal of becoming the world's largest automaker by 2018?
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Mercedes-Benz’s S63 AMG Coupe certainly isn’t lacking in the power department, but the German automaker knows that some of its customers will always seek more. That’s why we have the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe, a luxury grand tourer with a big V-12 heart.
The BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG better watch out, as Cadillac is readying a new generation of its CTS-V ballistic missile, one that’s lighter, better built and packing more power than its predecessor. These are the latest spy shots of prototypes for the new CTS-V, which we expect to be launched on the market next year, as a 2016 model.
It was at the 1989 Frankfurt Auto Show that Audi showed off its TDI technology for the first time. TDI is the name Audi—and Volkswagen—uses for its electronically-controlled diesel engines with turbocharging and direct-injection technologies. The technology was first showcased in a version of the Audi 100 sedan, in the form of a 2.5-liter TDI five-cylinder good for 120 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
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General Motors is still hard at work behind the scenes on the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. We won't know full details of the car for some time, but one upgrade it's likely to feature is a new, more efficient and less expensive power inverter.
With a new Toyota Prius on the horizon, rumors abound as to what the next-generation of the world's best-selling hybrid will offer. Some changes are a given: Better fuel efficiency, an improved interior, a revised yet familiar shape.
The environmental benefits of electric cars are obvious, but cutting emissions is far from the only way carmakers can play a positive role in society.