2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, test drive, Hudson Valley, NY, Aug 2014
Bold styling paid off with the last Sonata--but now Hyundai’s changing course with a new sedan that’s more practical, more refined, and less daring. Is that enough to keep up its strong challenge to the Camry, Accord, Fusion, and Altima?
Remember AOL? Remember its subsidiary, MapQuest? One of the two wants to become relevant again by helping stranded drivers.
If we've learned nothing else from the investigation of General Motors' botched handling of its massive -- and massively delayed -- ignition switch recall, we've learned that the automaker's internal, highly bureaucratic structure is largely to blame.
2016 Audi A6 (European spec)
Audi’s A6 and A7 have just received their respective mid-cycle updates, with the updated cars shown for the first time at the recent 2014 Paris Auto Show. They’re set to make their U.S. debut next week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show but we’ve already got all the details.
Toyota is working with BMW on a new sports car platform that will eventually be used by the Japanese automaker for a Supra successor, which has been previewed by the series of FT-1 concept cars. BMW has been quiet on its plans for the platform but is currently thought to be using it for a replacement for its Z4.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is yet to go on sale but has already suffered its second crash, this time in its convertible bodystyle. This makes the latest crash, which took place on a wet highway near Jackson, Michigan, the first for the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible.
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014
Launching entirely new types of cars is expensive, time-consuming, and challenging--as Toyota could have told Chevrolet and Nissan during 2010. Toyota's sales of its early Prius hybrid-electric cars, however, may offer hope to electric-car fans disappointed at modest sales of the two affordable electric cars sold in high volumes thus far.
Self-driving cars are expected to increase road safety, and free up at least some time for their occupants during the morning commute. Machines will never get distracted--eliminating the cause of many crashes--and it appears they have other talents as well.
For the first time ever, China has agreed to limit its greenhouse-gas emissions, under a deal announced this morning between Chinese president Xi Jinping and U.S. president Barack Obama.