2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid - First Drive, December 2014
With the 2014 RLX, Acura has reinvented its flagship sedan for the first time in more than a decade. The RLX doesn't ante up exotic hand-massaged leathers or acres of responsibly harvested wood.
You're in the market for a new car, but it's been a while? It's time for a refresher course. Car shopping and buying have changed in dramatic ways, and you need to know the new rules.
The world is changing more rapidly than you think. How rapidly? Consider this: The world's first commercially available, fully autonomous car has arrived.
2015 Lexus RC F
The 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is officially here, and it's a looker, to be sure. But does it have the chops to back up its sporty appearance? Perhaps the best implementation of Lexus' avant garde "spindle grille" yet, the RC F's nose announces its presence from miles away.
Ferrari engineers are out testing a new race car prototype, but the vehicle doesn’t appear suitable for any motorsport categories the Scuderia currently competes in. With recent comments from Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo suggesting a return to top-level racing at Le Mans, namely the LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship, could we be looking at an early prototype for a new Ferrari LMP1?
Porsche confirmed that a redesigned 911 Targa will grace its stand at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Details will be kept under wraps until the car's debut next week, but Porsche said the latest Targa will have a design that echoes the original 1965 model, including the fixed Targa bar, removable center roof section, and fixed wraparound rear window.
2014 Nissan Leaf
The 2014 Nissan Leaf is now rolling off the assembly lines in Tennessee, and the first examples should arrive at dealerships this week or next. Now, after a long wait, we have information on the updates to the electric car for the new model year.
Urban centers are very different in the U.S. to those in Europe, its more recent history and greater expanses of space allowing wide, open and sprawling spaces to develop--a far cry from the older and more tightly-packed cities of Europe. It's this difference that makes cities free of cars a much more realistic prospect in Europe than it is in the U.S.
The numbers are in, and it turns out that 2013 was another record year for the average fuel economy of new vehicles. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) say the sales-weighted average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States last year was 24.8 mpg, fully 1 mpg higher than the 23.8 mpg for 2012.