Earlier today, we told you that Consumer Reports refused to recommend the 2014 Infiniti Q50. (Reviewers used the word "dull". Ouch.) As it turns out, however, Infiniti launched a "ground-breaking" ad campaign for the Q50 this morning -- the same morning that the Consumer Reports story broke. A complete coincidence, we're sure.
Critics of Consumer Reports often argue that the magazine is predisposed to rank foreign cars -- specifically those from Japanese automakers -- higher than their competitors from Detroit. If you count yourself in that number, take note, because Consumer Reports has judged two major Japanese models -- the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and the 2014 Infiniti Q50 -- to be such underachievers, the magazine doesn't recommend that shoppers buy either.
The Ram 1500 pushes even further ahead, in its quest to be the most efficient full-size truck. It already had the highest EPA ratings for its base V-6 drivetrain; now it's adding the first turbodiesel in its class.
Honda S660 concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show
Just a few weeks out from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has revealed a new concept that will be gracing its stands, previewing an upcoming sports car. The new concept is called the S660 and it's clearly been influenced by the styling of 2011’s EV-STER.
Despite being panned by critics for its limited cargo and rear passenger space, BMW’s pioneering coupe crossover, the X6, sells well enough worldwide to warrant a second generation. Adding to the justification for a new X6 are similar upcoming models from rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Recently we were given our first official look at the next-generation C-Class, which hits showrooms next year following a debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Now, Mercedes-Benz is detailing some of the new technologies that will feature on the car.
2014 Jeep Cherokee
Who knew a small crossover could generate so much buzz? Dealers eagerly awaited shipping of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was delayed several times for last-minute changes to its nine-speed automatic transmission programming, the Associated Press reports.
Perhaps a result of the comparatively limited selection of electric cars currently on sale, they've not yet developed any real gender stereotypes. While the geeky technological aspect might mark most out as a product most likely to be used by men, you're as likely to see women actually driving an electric car as you are men.
What does North Dakota have in common with Iran? If North Dakota were a country, it would rank fifth behind Russia, Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq on the list of worst natural-gas wasters, according to the World Bank.