2015 BMW X5
The 2015 BMW X5 has been run through the full set of crash tests overseen by the federal government, and it’s emerged with top-tier ratings.
The 2015 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards will be announced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 12. High Gear Media’s own executive editor and NACTOY juror Marty Padgett will make the announcement.
While Takata balks at demands for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with its fatally flawed airbags and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frets over what to do, Mazda is taking matters into its own hands.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
Overnight we saw the covers come off the new Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG 4Matic Coupe, the first ‘sports’ model from Mercedes-AMG, but there will be other members of the GLE Coupe family including eventually a high-performance GLE63 4Matic variant.
MINI’s all-new Hardtop is a lot of fun in Cooper and Cooper S trim but lacking from the lineup is the sporty John Cooper Works variant, which has been revealed today ahead of an official world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Honda’s Civic hatchback sold overseas is set to spawn a new Type R variant complete with a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine spitting out more than 276 horsepower (we hear the final figure may be closer to 320 hp). Sadly, this model isn’t headed to the U.S. anytime soon but some of its mechanicals may be on their way.
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV
Thinking about taking your electric car on a road trip? Be prepared, and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised by how smoothly it can go.
In the auto industry, there's a growing divide among carmakers on the most viable form of electrified vehicle. Some support battery-electric cars, while others believe that hydrogen fuel-cell cars are the way to go.
When it launched in the U.S. in 2000, the first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid was met with more than a little skepticism by the automotive establishment and the buying public. As with any new application of technology, it was unclear whether the Prius--and hybrid cars in general--would have a lasting impact or simply fizzle out.