2014 Suabru Outback
It's Teen Driver Safety Week, and as you might expect, there's plenty of discussion in the media about making young drivers safer drivers. But no matter how many tips we offer parents on coaching teens about auto safety, none of it will do a lick of good if parents don't discuss the matter with their kids.
Nissan has issued a recall for the Nissan Pathfinder, the Infiniti JX35, and the Infiniti QX60. The recall stems from a flaw in the antilock brake system software -- a flaw that could result in an accident.
The Subaru Outback is the model that put this Japanese automaker on course, almost 20 years ago, toward the market surge that it's still enjoying today. The Outback epitomizes the brand's reputation for sturdy, capable, and capacious all-wheel-drive wagons, and while the current version handles a bit more like a crossover utility vehicle than just a Legacy wagon (which it arguably is), it continues to be more carlike in the way it drives and handles.
Teaser for 2015 Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai’s second-generation Genesis sedan is almost ready for its auto show debut and today the first official images of the car have been released. The new Genesis will be revealed in full later this year in Korea and will make its first appearance on the world stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January.
Motor Authority's spy photographers have just scored new images of what could be the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the next-generation of the popular roadster and the basis of a new Alfa Romeo Spider. Wearing a current-generation MX-5 body, the mule has bodywork add-ons that suggest the future hard points of the next-generation two-seater.
Two of the biggest names in the automotive entertainment business, Ken Block and Need For Speed, are joining forces. Block is a rally legend and is probably best known for his Gymkhana series, episode six of which is set to premiere next month, while Need For Speed needs no introduction, with the popular game franchise first launched in 1994 now available on multiple platforms and soon to have its very own movie.
2014 Fiat 500L at twilight, upstate New York
There aren't many cars like the 2014 Fiat 500L on the market today. It's a tall wagon, not a crossover, because all-wheel drive isn't available. And it shares only a name and an engine with the much smaller Fiat 500 minicar that reintroduced the Fiat name to the U.S. market after a long hiatus. It's 28 inches longer, for one thing.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is not a man to mince his words. We already know he's not a fan of other electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Volt, he doesn't really like plug-in hybrids, and he's quick to step in and defend his company whenever there's a hint of negative publicity.
In the motor industry, as in investments: Never put all your eggs in one basket. Mazda certainly isn't, demonstrating both hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of its recently-unveiled Mazda3 compact at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.