Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Editor

Vik is an Editor at Internet Brands Automotive Group and contributor for a number of sites within the Internet Brands Automotive Group network. He is a co-founder of Motor Authority and is one of Internet Brands Automotive Group’s experts on performance and luxury cars. After studying in the field of software engineering, it was an unlikely move for him to dive into a career built on a passion for cars, but it was one that led to the formation of one of the most popular car sites on the Web. Vik covers around-the-clock news for Internet Brands Automotive Group, and is currently based in Germany.


BMW 3-Series
BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series is a compact luxury sedan that's been part of the automaker's lineup for more than 30 years. Many fans of BMW consider the 3-Series to be the core of the brand—a driver-centric sedan that offers space for four, but can come alive on winding roads when commutes turn...Read More»

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Nissan Kicks, 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Nissan Kicks price punted to $19,535 The 2019 Nissan Kicks will cost $19,535 when it goes on sale soon, which reflects a $570 price bump over last year's price. The 2019 price includes a $995 destination fee and Nissan said Monday that 2019 Juke models should arrive in dealers soon. 2019...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Limited
2019 Ram 1500, 2019 Toyota Sienna, 2019 Audi RS 5: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Ram 1500 Review The 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck wants to be more than just a trusted hauler. With its roomy, refined interior and its choice of engine options, the 2019 Ram is the most livable full-size pickup on the market today. 2019 Toyota Sienna SE now offers all-wheel drive The sportier...Read More»

2019 Cadillac ATS-V
2019 Infiniti Q70, 2019 Cadillac ATS-V, Faraday Future FF91: What's New @ The Car Connection

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid dropped for 2019, redesigned model to come If you knew the 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid existed, well, you probably either own one or are in the market for one. This may be the time to finally pick one up though, as Infiniti confirmed Monday that it will be dropping the Q70 Hybrid...Read More»

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
2019 Dodge Challenger, 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC, Porsche 'Ring record: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Dodge Challenger, Charger revealed: more muscle, hotter Hellcats The 2019 Dodge Challenger and 2019 Dodge Charger made their debuts Thursday, shredding tires and shooting bottle rockets along as America's favorite two- and four-door accessories to sleeveless T-shirts. 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63...Read More»

2019 Lincoln Nautilus
2019 Lincoln Nautilus, 2019 Volvo XC60, 2019 McLaren 600LT: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Lincoln Nautilus starts at $41,335, online configurator now live What’s in a name? Apparently a lot, according to Lincoln. Gone is the anonymous and dated MKX moniker, and here to stay is the more evocative, aquatic-themed 2019 Lincoln Nautilus. 2019 Volvo XC60 adds less expensive FWD...Read More»

2019 Subaru Crosstrek
Automatic braking, 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, 2019 Aston Martin DBS: What's New @ The Car Connection

The 10 cheapest new cars with automatic emergency braking New cars are full of whiz-bang features, but one that's worth seeking out for its ability to prevent a crash is automatic emergency braking. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: more safety gear for the hiking boot of crossover SUVs The 2019 Subaru...Read More»

2018 Audi A4
2018 Nissan Kicks, 2018 Audi A4, 2019 BMW M5 Competition: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Nissan Kicks costs $18,965 to start; Route 66 references still free When it goes on sale later this spring, the 2018 Nissan Kicks S will cost $18,965, including destination, the automaker announced Tuesday. That's at least $1,000 less than small crossover competitors from Ford, Chevrolet, and...Read More»

2018 Dodge Durango SRT first drive
Volvo safety, Dodge Durango SRT, Mercedes-Benz G-Class: What's New @ The Car Connection

Future Volvo cars and big rigs will be able to talk to one another Future Volvos—both passenger cars and semi trucks—will soon be able to communicate with one another about road hazards with a new cloud-based service called Connected Safety. 6 things you need to know about towing with...Read More»

2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Toyota Avalon, 2018 Aston Martin DB11, Edd China's new show: What's New @ The Car Connection

2019 Toyota Avalon first drive: full-size sedan with a sassy chassis First, the Toyota Avalon came for old luxury buyers with old-school ideas. It had stretch-out space, comfortable ride, and it was quiet like the No. 17 tee box at Sawgrass. 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Review The 2018 Aston Martin DB11...Read More»

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