From The Car Connection:
Rental cars are rarely nice. Online, rental companies may show images of sleek, sporty coupes, but when you get to the service desk, you're handed the keys to a frumpy sedan. And who knows if it's up to snuff?
The Toyota Corolla, for decades, has epitomized basic, trouble-free, and relatively comfortable transportation. That 'no frills' reputation changed a bit a couple of years ago, when Toyota added some more technology and flair to the Corolla, arguably breaking free of biases that have long pegged it as the blandest of the compact-sedan bunch.
If you've ever gotten a speeding ticket, you know how expensive they can be. Going just a few miles over the limit can easily lighten your wallet by a few hundred bucks.
2017 Jaguar XE
The 2017 Jaguar XE won’t arrive for sale in the U.S. until the spring of 2016, but today, Jaguar announced its specs in American trim.
Infiniti is among the major automakers to have come up with a stunning concept car for the Gran Turismo video game series, with the Japanese brand’s concept, the Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo, having made its virtual debut late last year. At last week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, however, Infiniti rolled out a real-world model, photos of which are presented here.
The LaFerrari is—by any account—an exceptional, glorious incarnation of the automobile. But it's not an exception to one cruel fact of life—supercars are going to get wrecked. On that note, there’s a new photo of Ferrari's latest halo car post-shunt, and the damage appears extensive.
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was developed by then-partner Tesla Motors.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, but the current average for new vehicles isn't even close to that. The latest estimates put the average fuel economy of new cars closer to 25 mpg.
It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never become mainstream, they argue, because of fickle consumers who base their-car purchases on what the price of gas happens to be the moment they walk into a dealership.