2012 Ford Ranger (non-U.S.)
Could compact trucks be on the verge of catching a second wind in the U.S.? After several years of saying that the Ranger wouldn't be replaced in the U.S. by a new compact truck, it appears that the automaker might be having a change of heart—and at the very least investigating the possibility of a new small pickup.
The National Transportation Safety Board may have been right all along, and former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood may have to eat a little crow. That's because the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released data from a new study that confirms what the NTSB and others have already claimed -- namely, that hands-free calls can be just as distracting as those made while drivers hold a device.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five recent Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. According to a bulletin posted to the agency's website, more than 500 owners have complained that these vehicles have lost power steering, and a few allege that the loss resulted in a collision.
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
The Porsche 911 family has been expanded with new Carrera GTS coupe and Carrera GTS Cabriolet models, which are aimed at buyers seeking something sportier than the regular Carrera and Carrera S models but aren’t quite ready to hop into the hardcore GT3 or Turbo.
Jaguar’s next-generation XF sedan has been spotted testing once again, this time wearing the sheet metal and lights of the final production version. Earlier shots showed the car as a test mule, with the new mechanicals hidden beneath the makeshift body of the current XF.
If you happen to be in the market for an all-electric beach buggy, then Venturi, based in Monaco, may have you're ideal ride. It’s called the America, even though it isn’t officially sold here, and at the 2014 Paris Auto Show last week its maker Venturi rolled out an even more powerful version of the car.
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2014
Subaru sales have surged over the last decade, taking the quirky Japanese brand from its Snow Belt niche into more and broader markets. This year, the redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy is a viable contender to go head to head with the most mainstream mid-size sedans: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and more.
What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a better picture.
As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is plenty of performance to be wrung out of its four-cylinder Drive-E engines.