New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
German automakers—and especially Volkswagen—have waged a convincing campaign for diesels in recent years, promoting them as offering great fuel efficiency and driving characteristics. But after today, that campaign might need to be put on hiatus for some time.
Don’t get too eager to go put an all-new Volkswagen Tiguan, introduced this past week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in your driveway. You won’t find this new utility vehicle at dealerships this month, this year, or possibly even next year (very late calendar-year 2016 or early 2017 is its anticipated U.S. on-sale date).
“Swedish safety” has become a bit of a tautology when it comes to vehicles. Whether you’re talking about Volvo, or its now defunct cross-country rival brand, Saab, Swedish-engineered cars, wagons, and crossovers have long set a standard for occupant protection.
2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster
Remember when you used to order your chassis or vehicular platform, and then find someone else to build your body? No? That's not a surprise because the art of coachbuilt cars has faded away a bit.
Forget about the hotter i8 plug-in hybrid. BMW is reportedly in talks with McLaren over a proper supercar, one that would feature a V-8 engine and produce upwards of 750 horsepower.
Volkswagen is rejiggering its lineup of passenger vehicles, and focusing on rebuilding a completely refreshed lineup of mainstream cars and SUV models—with all except for Touareg and Phaeton built on VW’s flexible MQB platform.
Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club
First deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are expected to take place just over a week from now. With production set to ramp up gradually after that, speculation will likely shift to whether the Model X will be as much of a success as the Model S.
Fred Rogers covered many topics on his eponymous children's television show, and it turns out one of them was electric cars. "Mister Rogers" test drove an electric car during an episode that originally aired in 1981.
What a difference a century makes, more or less. The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years.