2015 BMW X1
The BMW X1 was slotted into the brand's lineup in the U.S. just two years ago, although it's been a known quantity in Europe for years. At least conceptually, it seems like the perfect solution to nailing down style-savvy urbanites with an occasional hankering for off-pavement travel—no matter what the continent.
Fans of muscle cars aren’t like most car shoppers: they often already know what they want. But what if you’re new to muscle cars? Or perhaps want to try some fruit from another brand’s tree?
Tesla Motors has been having one hell of a week. First, the electric car company was green-lighted to do business in New Jersey, then it unveiled "Range Assurance", a system that claims "to end range anxiety" for good. But Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, may want to look over his shoulder.
2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible
The list of options for Jaguar’s F-Type has expanded quite considerably for the 2016 model year, with the stunning sports car now available with things like a manual transmission and all-wheel-drive traction for the first time. The starting price for the 2016 F-Type is still $65,995, although this is for F-Type coupes equipped with the new six-speed manual.
It was at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show that we first saw the radically-designed DeltaWing concept, which was unveiled by chief designer Ben Bowlby as a potential replacement for the chassis used in IndyCar. Promising incredible fuel economy, the DeltaWing racer found a natural home in endurance racing, where it even competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 2012.
Lotus has just announced the release of a new Exige variant, and according to the automaker, it's available "globally." Now, it's understandable that this news—and quite honestly, the fact that Lotus is still actually making cars—could take some American enthusiasts by surprise.
Tesla Model X testing on California road, Mar 2015 [Twitter: ModelXnews]
The Tesla Model X should be arriving in buyers' driveways within six months, if the company keeps to its latest schedule and starts delivering the all-electric SUV in the third quarter of this year. But Tesla Motors is being uncharacteristically quiet about its next model line, saying it'll simply start delivering Model Xes, rather than doing a big launch and publicity event.
You'd be surprised how much a rooftop solar panel can make utility-company executives sweat. Home solar installations are on the rise in the U.S., and that has electric utilities worried.
Auto-show season continues in the Big Apple next week with the 2015 New York Auto Show, and we're getting ready to bring you all of the latest green concept and production car debuts. Before the doors open at the Javits Center, here's our list of new mass-market models we're expecting to be unveiled at the show so far. It includes a handful of hybrids, plus some fuel-efficient gasoline models.