Future Cars

Lighter, Longer 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Revealed; Hatchback On The Way? Live Photo Gallery
Lighter, Longer 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Revealed; Hatchback On The Way? Live Photo Gallery

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has pulled the wraps off a fully redesigned version of its affordable mainstream compact sedan, the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. While this model gets somewhat longer and more spacious, it also sheds 250 pounds and becomes more fuel-efficient. Its design also keeps with the...Read More»

2015 BMW i8
The 10 Most Fascinating Cars Of 2015

Cars have become so seemingly identical, so reliable, and so regulated that they're boring. You might find some who'll argue that. But anyone who simply takes a trip out to a couple of new-car showrooms will find that's actually far from the truth. Many of today's production cars offer expressive...Read More»

2013 Tesla Model S
Next New Tesla Sedan Will Be Smaller, Less Expensive, In 2016

Electric-car startup Tesla Motors has been in the news a lot lately. In the last few months, it achieved its first profitable quarter, delivered more plug-in electric cars than any other maker (Nissan and Chevy included) from January through March, and issued more than $1 billion of new...Read More»

Infiniti JX Hybrid prototype, Nissan GranDrive test track, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012
Infiniti JX Hybrid Prototype: Future Cars

The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat crossover, launched this fall, gives Nissan's luxury brand a direct competitor for the long-lived and very successful Lexus RX. Through three generations--with a fourth coming soon--the mid-size Lexus not only pioneered but continues to define the luxury crossover...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

2014 Infiniti G37 spy shots
2014 Infiniti G37: Future Cars

While the current Infiniti G37 soldiers on for 2013, a brand-new model is on the way for 2014. The Car Connection's legion of lenses spied a prototype of the new model undergoing hot-weather testing in the desert. While this test mule is covered in swirly camouflage, we can clearly see the swoopy...Read More»

GM's Windows of Opportunity project.
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

Volkswagen Logo
Seven-Seat SUV In Volkswagen’s Future?

Family buyers looking for an alternative seven-seat SUV to what’s currently in the market may have another choice in the near future if German automaker Volkswagen’s possible plans to get into the segment come to fruition. Why bother? The automaker already has the compact Tiguan and...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Report: Next-Gen Chevrolet Equinox To Downsize

General Motors plans to take its best-selling crossover vehicle down a notch—in size and weight, that is, according to one report from GM Inside News. It's a trend we might see a lot more of over the next several years, as automakers struggle to meet tougher upcoming fuel economy regulations...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
Report: Jeep Working On A New Compact Crossover/SUV

Just yesterday we chased up rumors of a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S., and today, the Jeep whispers are circulating again, this time with a compact B-segment crossover at the center. Based on a Fiat platform and leveraging Fiat's small 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesels and 1.4-liter Multiair...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Sebring sedan
Ciao, Chrysler Sebring; Buon Giorno, Chrysler Nassau?

There's some brand laundering going on in Auburn Hills, as Fiat sweeps away some of the recent ills plaguing the Chrysler brand. The next proof could be the death of the Chrysler Sebring, the mid-size sedan that's fallen far behind the likes of the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata in sales and market...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

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'Saudi Arabia of Lithium' To Produce Batteries By 2016

Whether you’re concerned about national security or have green motivations as well, you might be eagerly awaiting electric cars and plug-ins in hopes of escaping your reliance on OPEC and foreign oil, but as of late there’s been plenty of coverage suggesting that future battery supply could be...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Viva
2011 Chevrolet Viva: Aveo Successor Takes On Fiesta

The replacement for the Chevrolet Aveo could be the new compact car GM CEO Fritz Henderson acknowledged in future plans as GM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. That new car may be called the Viva, according to a report from Motor Trend. GM's Henderson said in this morning's press...Read More»

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