2016 Tesla Model X
Two months ago, Tesla Motors unveiled the production version of the Model X SUV, and fans began to salivate. But alas, unless those fans had shelled out for the upper-tier Signature and Founders editions (priced at $132,000 and $142,000, respectively), they were told they wouldn't receive their own Model Xes until late 2016.
For 2016, Scion has given the FR-S its first meaningful update. Changes are mostly minor but include some visual tweaks and new trim for the cabin, a couple new colors, a new standard audio system, and the addition of a rearview camera. The new equipment comes with a slight price bump—about $400.
It's been more than two months since news of Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating software first began to make headlines, and we still have no concrete details about how the company plans to fix more than 11 million vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal.
Nissan 370Z drift action at abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall - Image via Hoonigan
Many readers no doubt will spend some time at a shopping mall this long weekend. We just hope you don’t get any ideas on how to escape the crowds after watching this latest video from the Hoonigans. The professional drifting and gymkhana squad recently teamed up with Nissan to film a drifting dual at the abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall in California.
Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sports sedan is fast approaching its showroom debut. The car made its North American debut last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show where it was confirmed that sales would start in the second quarter of 2016.
McLaren’s 675LT is billed as the most track-focused variant in the Super Series lineup, but that won’t stop the British automaker from launching an open-top version of the car. We’ve already reported on McLaren’s plans for a 675LT Spider and now we have the first spy shots of a test mule.
2015 BMW i3 REx - Driven, Portland OR, April 2015
The BMW i3 electric car is due for a range boost in the near future, Harald Krüger--the company's CEO--said recently. But BMW hasn't publicly discussed the matter further.
As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process.
The success of the Tesla Model S has automakers--particularly German automakers--scrambling to build pricey luxury plug-in electric cars to compete with the upstart from Silicon Valley. But the automaker that's sold more electric cars than anyone else plans to continue in a different direction.