Volvo is known for its wagons, but it hasn’t actually sold a station wagon in the U.S. for a while now—just a lot of crossovers. That all changes with the new V60. Is it the return of the tried and true Volvo wagon, or something quite different?
Chrysler has announced that it will be fitting fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology to several mainstream models for 2015—and we've gleaned a few more details on exactly how it'll take form.
In something of a surprise announcement, Chrysler has unveiled tantalizing details about powertrain enhancements slated to appear on 2015 model-year vehicles.
2015 Ford Focus ST
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is currently taking place, and as usual it’s proving to be an amazing display of vehicular awesomeness. Adding to the excellence this year is an updated version of one of our favorite hot hatches ever: the Ford Focus ST.
The latest automaker to reveal a striking concept for the Gran Turismo video game series' 15th anniversary celebration is none other than Aston Martin, which itself celebrated a major anniversary only last year: its centenary. Aston Martin’s new concept is the Design Prototype 100 (DP-100).
Mercedes-Benz’s current E-Class has been on sale since the 2010 model year, and for 2014 it was given a major update. In Mercedes tradition, we should see the next generation of the car sometime in 2016, with it arriving in showrooms by the fall of that year or by early 2017.
Ford Fiesta Red and Black 1.0 Ecoboost
At 123 horsepower, Ford's 1.0-liter Ecoboost Fiesta already develops an impressive output for its diminutive size. That it does so while delivering entertaining handling and perhaps most importantly, a 36 mpg combined rating (31 mpg city, 43 mpg highway) is even better.
Believe it or not, off-roading isn't the sole preserve of lifted Jeeps or mud-splattered Land Rovers. Mitsubishi has chosen to enter its Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in this year's Asia Cross Country Rally--a grueling event that runs from Thailand to Cambodia over mountains, through forests, across rivers and through swamps.
Electric sports cars are not a major priority for automakers right now. Traditionally, sports cars of any sort don't sell in huge numbers (Mazda's Miata is still shy of a million units and it's a quarter century old now) so electric ones are even more of a niche.