2016 Mazda Ice Academy
Mazda isn’t the first brand you’d associate with all-wheel drive. Up until now, it’s focused tightly on its “zoom-zoom” messaging, and a reputation for lightweight, high-economy hatchbacks and sports cars.
J.D. Power has unveiled its 2016 Dependability Study, and while some of the findings seem unsurprising, the study's brand rankings hint at interesting changes.
No, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 still aren’t moving to downsized engines, or turbocharging. But if you’re in California, you might soon find new mild-hybrid versions at the dealership.
2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
It turns out the four-seat XC90 Excellence Volvo rolled out at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show wasn’t only developed for China’s chauffeur-driven class as the vehicle is being made available here in the United States for the 2017 model year. Billed as Volvo’s most luxurious car in its 89-year history, the XC90 Excellence features four seats split over two rows.
PSA Peugeot Citroën’s nascent luxury brand DS will mark its first auto show appearance as a standalone brand with the unveiling of an electric sports car concept. Set to debut at next week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show is the DS E-Tense, which boasts a powerful electric motor and a driving range of about 200 miles.
Canada's Bombardier launched its three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder back in 2007 and has managed to keep motorcycle fans scratching their heads ever since. The Can-Am brand is sticking with the three-wheel Spyder formula, though, as evidenced by a new performance concept.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2015
South Korean carmaker Hyundai has aggressive plans to expand its lineup and its sales in virtually every segment, and it's launched consistently better cars for several years in a row.
Despite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And while that won't change immediately, energy-industry analysts believe a surge in electric-car sales could be just around the corner.
Electric cars and organized religion aren't necessarily seen as fellow travelers, but one megachurch is bridging the two in pursuit of its mission. The Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, Colorado, has installed a charging station in its parking lot and leased a BMW i3 for the use of its pastor, Jonathan Wiggins.