The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-market electric car to offer a range of 200 miles or more, a distance so far only provided by the Tesla Model S, at $70,000 and up. It's a hatchback that packs the passenger volume of a mid-size car into the footprint of a subcompact, and it has the potential to be the first vehicle to bring electric cars into the mainstream--or at least close.
In the pickup market, toughness matters. So does rugged, iconic, like-no-other styling...such as that of the Jeep Wrangler. Well, then; what about a pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler?
The 2016 Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport serve slightly different parts of the crossover SUV market. That's because the Sorento offers a third-row seat and a 2016 redesign makes it larger. The two come closest when outfitted with five-passenger seating.
2014 BMW Z4
It was back in 2011 that we first caught wind of BMW and Toyota’s plans to jointly develop a “mid-size sports car platform” to spawn replacements for their respective Z4 and Supra models. Today we have our first spy shots of a prototype for the BMW, which we’re expecting to be called a Z5.
Buick’s Avenir concept was a unanimous hit at its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show but that doesn’t mean we’re going to see a production version. The simple reason is that the large sedan segment is on the decline and Buick already has the LaCrosse to satisfy what demand remains.
Not that long ago, Audi confirmed plans for a new crossover that was to be called a Q1. However, the new crossover ended up being closer in size to the compact A3 than the subcompact A1 range, thus the vehicle had to be be rechristened the Q2 to reflect its larger size and positioning.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT
Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap hatchback, the Mitsubishi Mirage occupies a market segment that isn't exactly energetic.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class crossover will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, but Mercedes apparently isn't stopping there. The small crossover--which replaces the old GLK-Class--will also reportedly be the basis for Mercedes' first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.
Carlos Ghosn has never really been known as a man with frequent warm and ready smiles for all comers. Under most circumstances, the man who runs not only global automaker Nissan but the Franco-Japanese Renault-Nissan Alliance displays a serious, thoughtful countenance.