Is the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid a more compelling vehicle this time around? You might not be aware that this is Honda’s second try at an Accord Hybrid; but as we drove the 2014 Accord Hybrid earlier this month we couldn't help but look back at what didn't work last time—and how different this all-new model is.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2014 Mercedes M-Class mid-size luxury SUV the highest designation of Top Safety Pick+. The Mercedes M-Class thus becomes the first Mercedes to earn Top Safety Pick+ status since the IIHS began testing in 2012 for small overlap protection.
We've been told time and time again that young people just aren't that into cars. Apparently, that's the good news.
From Motor Authority:
The Mercedes-Benz S Class is all new this year, and with it, we get an all-new S63 AMG with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. If there is such a thing as diamond icing on a platinum cake, this is it.
Motor Authority has the first spy shots of a completed prototype for the next Smart Fortwo, the third generation of the Mercedes mini and the first to be developed with another automaker. Yes, Smart has teamed up with alliance partner Renault to develop the platform for the new Fortwo, a car that is expected to go on sale towards the end of next year as a 2015 model.
The new Chevrolet Corvette is a pretty amazing machine. It offers a whole lot of performance for relatively short money. Still, the Corvette King of the past generation was, for many, the Z06 version. It seems someone may have glimpsed the new motor for the car a bit early--though it's not clear if it's headed into the Z06 or the ZR1.
GM EV1 and Tesla Model S electric cars, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Oct 2013
Last week, we were struck by a single photo that captured electric cars across two decades. The image, showing a GM EV1 and a Tesla Model S on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus, was posted on Facebook by Tesla Motors.
What is it they say about big things and small packages? A new version of the Tata Nano--the world's cheapest car--was recently unveiled in Ahmedabad, India.
The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of 54.5 mpg by 2025--or about 42 mpg on their window stickers. So what's the next battleground over reducing emissions?