Small SUVs are big business in America, but for Volkswagen there's a lot of room to grow. The current VW Tiguan hasn't been a big seller--but with a new version, all that could change. At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, VW gave us a first look at the 2017 Tiguan.
All-wheel drive for the entire lineup, a big back seat, and excellent gas mileage might be enough on their own to woo family-sedan shoppers; the 2016 Subaru Legacy has that, plus top safety, a smooth ride, and a design that fits right in.
When you're shopping for a new ride, you always take a test drive, right? But what happens if you're in an accident during those 15 or 30 minutes? Who can be sued?
2016 Chevrolet SS
The Chevrolet SS will get some performance-inspired exterior tweaks for the 2016 model year, including functional hood vents, LED lighting and new 19-inch wheels.
The third-generation Focus RS has just gone on sale in Europe, and to help kick off the launch Ford confirmed some of the performance specs.
Chevrolet is gearing up for the launch of its all-new, sixth-generation Camaro later this fall, with the most potent model at present being the 455-horsepower Camaro SS. However, for those buyers willing to wait on pulling the trigger, there’s an even hotter model in the works, one likely to bear the ZL1 moniker or something else from the Camaro’s past.
2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
The hardtop 2016 Smart ForTwo underwent a full redesign, but the convertible version will keep the old body style for another model year. Buyers wanting the updated Smart platform as well as a convertible top will have to wait until the 2017 Smart ForTwo Cabrio bows next year.
Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe.
Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of their cylinders under light loads, effectively cutting displacement when extra power is not needed.