The television has been dusted, the batteries in the remote have been changed, and the Rotel is bubbling quietly in a crock pot: the Super Bowl is here, with Queen Latifah, an opening-seconds safety, and Audi apparently losing its mind on Snapchat.
The 2014 Scion FR-S and 2014 Subaru BRZ already stand right near the top of our recommendations for those wanting a simple, light, and nimble sports car—with a more visceral driving experience than more higher-horsepower sports cars of today.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S300 BlueTEC Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its S-Class family with two new fuel-efficient options, though neither have been confirmed for the U.S. market yet. The two models are the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid and S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, the latter of which is likely to arrive here as a replacement for its previous-generation model.
The Nissan Juke was introduced for the 2011 model year and straight away polarized the market with its odd styling. The Juke is now about due for a mid-cycle update and right on cue a prototype for just such a vehicle has been spotted.
Fast and Furious 7 has been confirmed for a debut on April 10, 2015, despite the death of one its lead actors, Paul Walker, in a horrific car accident late last year. Now, it appears footage from the movie has been revealed, and it confirms that Walker’s character Brian O'Connor will still play a part in the latest installment.
2014 Chevrolet Volt
A trial program with electric cars at the Kennedy Space Center is going better than expected, cutting greenhouse gas emissions in company vehicles. In fact, the center's sustainability office suggests the results are 10 times better than those expected--electric cars are making a real impact on-site.
Electric car owners may not have to get their hands dirty at gas stations, but they do have to carry around an extra essential item not found in their internal combustion counterparts--a charging cord. This is little hardship of course, provided your car has somewhere to store it. But depending on where you charge, or what voltage you charge at, you may need different cords for different jobs.
Chicago isn't as big as some annual auto shows, and at this year's show green vehicles are a little thin on the ground--March's Geneva Motor Show will provide more to that effect. Nevertheless there are a few significant vehicles set to appear in Chicago, so we've pieced together a green car preview to bring you the latest details.