Remarkably stylish and, at last, completely modern, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala brings the traditional large Chevy sedan firmly into the modern century. Now in its second year, the new Impala is a completely new vehicle, replacing older versions that dated back to some of the very oldest hardware in the General Motors lineup.
Four years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan to boost fuel economy dramatically by the year 2025. Though things aren't progressing as quickly as some had hoped, a few months ago, the EPA insisted that automakers can still achieve a 54.5 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy within ten years.
Many have dubbed 2014 "The Year of the Recall", but in fact, recalls have been on the minds of legislators for a very long time. Now, two U.S. Senators -- Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) -- want to tighten the laws around recalls in ways that might affect you.
Teaser for 2016 Kia Optima debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show
It was at the New York Auto Show back in 2010 that Kia broke off the shackles of lame, design by committee styling when it unveiled its striking, third-generation Optima sedan. The vehicle quickly became the brand’s bestseller here, a title it’s held for the past three years, and now, five years later, Kia is returning to the New York Auto Show with an all-new Optima.
Lately, there have been rumors Honda’s version of the Civic compact hatch sold overseas will be offered in the U.S. in the near future, raising hopes that the Civic Type R performance flagship will come with it. Things really heated up when a prototype for the new Civic Type R was spotted testing on U.S. soil, not too far from a factory where Honda plans to build new turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
A prototype for BMW’s oft-rumored 1-Series sedan has been spotted yet again. Yes, after watching Audi and Mercedes-Benz have all the fun in the luxury compact sedan segment with their respective A3 and CLA-Class, BMW now wants a piece of the action.
Green Car Reports app for iOS shown on Apple iPhone
You've been asking for it, and we've been listening. You want to read Green Car Reports on your Apple iPad, maybe even your iPhone, and you want a native app that runs seamlessly with iOS to do it with.
When the Scion iM concept debuted back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, its maker promised a production version for the 2015 New York Auto show--along with a second, all new model. We now have confirmation that this second model will be a sedan called the iA. It will be Scion's first four-door model with a trunk.
Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some areas hadn't seemed to entice customers, but caps on new-vehicle registrations may have started to do the trick late last year.