2015 Chevrolet Traverse The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is the GM brand's biggest crossover vehicle--a car-based wagon distinct from the big truck-based Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. The Traverse makes for a better family carrier than off-road, er, explorer.
Back in July, Equifax revealed that Americans have taken out $902.2 billion in car loans -- an all-time high. But the credit company also told us not to worry, because nearly everyone is paying back those loans on time. In fact, the number of loans in delinquency now hovers near record lows.
In May of this year, California's Department of Motor Vehicles published safety guidelines aimed at manufacturers of self-driving cars. A few days later, Google unveiled a prototype of its first autonomous car built in-house.
Maserati KubangEnlarge Photo
These are the first spy shots of Maserati’s upcoming SUV, the Levante, which will enter production in 2015 and hopefully arrive in showrooms in time for the 2016 model year. This is a very early test mule for the vehicle, which shares only internals with the production version of the Levante set to be unveiled sometime next year.
Back in 2009, Andy Lee House, one of the first people in the country to own a Bugatti Veyron, crashed the exotic supercar into a lake. Upon exiting the vehicle, House left the engine running, causing it to suck up the lake’s salty water and cause irreparable damage.
Jaguar’s next-generation XF sedan has been spotted testing in the U.K., this time wearing the sheet metal of the final production version. Earlier shots showed the car as a test mule, with the new mechanicals hidden beneath the makeshift body of the current XF.
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plantEnlarge Photo
A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 claims it has battery chemistry that doubles the energy density of today's best lithium-ion batteries.
It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion of potential buyers, who may be amenable to the benefits of driving a battery-electric vehicle, won't consider the Leaf because of its "weird" looks.
Instead of continually improving the efficiency of cars, might it be better to replace them entirely? A few cities encourage residents to eschew car use for public transit, cycling, or car-sharing services--but now one is trying to eliminate privately-owned cars altogether.