In the auto world, it's common to see advanced safety devices, infotainment gadgets, and other high-tech tools appear on luxury cars before hitting their mass-market cousins. But according to reports, Toyota is rolling out its full suite of safety systems to every vehicle in its mainstream lineup.
Elon Musk didn't take the easy route when he launched Tesla Motors. It's not just that he wanted to create game-changing electric cars that could compete with their gas-powered cousins (though he did).
2015 Lexus RC FEnlarge Photo
The Lexus IS F has driven off into the sunset but fear not F fans as Lexus has a new performance offering, the 2015 RC F, which is on sale now, priced from $63,325 including $925 in shipping. That makes it a couple of grand cheaper than the rival 2015 BMW M4, which starts at $65,125, and you also get a healthy boost in power with the Lexus.
With an estimated cost of $5 billion and the goal of producing more lithium-ion battery cells than any previous manufacturing facility, the Tesla 'Gigafactory' is one of the most ambitious industrial projects in recent times. Five states were competing for the lithium-ion battery factory and the 6,500 jobs it's expected to create, and now Tesla has picked a winner.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been busy announcing 2015 model year updates for a number of its cars, but one model in particular has been noticeably absent. We are, of course, talking about the Chrysler 300, updated versions of which have been spied in prototype form.
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014Enlarge Photo
The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, it runs a bit more than $20,000 and is rated at 34 mpg combined.
The Prius name has been around since the very first Prius sedan back in 1999, but for quite a while Toyota's flagship hybrid was a single-model range. The Prius C subcompact and Prius V changed that, and we've put together a guide on the latter to help you make the right decision when choosing your next vehicle.
Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise around in Lamborghinis. However, the latest addition to an Italian police fleet emphasizes efficiency over sex appeal.