August 27, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Japanese manufacturer to go head-to-head with Nissan, Vauxhall and Ford with new compact crossover, due in UK next year A new Suzuki Vitara compact crossover will be unveiled at the Paris motor show in October and will go on sale in the UK next spring.The Japanese company is reviving the Vitara model name for its all-new five-door car, which will battle rivals such as the Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and Ford Ecosport in the competitive and fast-growing compact crossover segment.The Vitara –...

August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Mark Reuss, the person in charge of global development for Cadillac, confirmed the introduction of a new flagship luxury Cadillac towards the end of next year. It will compete head on with the biggest names in the high-end market, including the Mercedes-Benz Classe S. Cadillac hopes that this sedan becomes the standard bearer of the brand. “What we do there has got to be a symbol of excellence,” Reuss told The Detroit Bureau at a GM event. “This is a car Cadillac needs and...

August 24, 2014

August 22, 2014

  • Cadillac’s disappointing stab at electrified luxury transportation might fizzle out and die after a brief stint on the market. In roughly four months, Chevrolet is expected to reveal the next-generation Volt slated to go on sale for the 2016 model year. The relatively successful range-extended electric car will transition to its own platform rather than... more
  • When this current generation of Range Rover first debuted for the 2013 model year, much was made of its aluminum-intensive superstructure, and the hundreds of pounds of curb weight - some 700 of the suckers - shed as a result. Not having had the opportunity to drive the newly lightened Range until early this past spring (as you can see from the photos), I'd taken the dynamically positive changes on faith before my test. Having now sampled the super-lux SUV for myself and being a longstanding...
  • Crash-test scores are crucial to the success of new cars these days--so things are looking good for the 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback. The new models have earned the best possible safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both cars aced the IIHS battery of crash tests...
  • from Autocar

    Electric cars will never take off if they're not made to be easier to use, and more practical for everyday motoring. Here's how that can happen I like electric cars. They’re relaxing to drive, they’re cheap to run and they’re unexpectedly engaging to use.I write that having done several hundred miles in a couple of new EVs this last week, for reasons that will become apparent in the not-too-distant future. Mock if you will. To a lot of people EVs must seem a largely pointless irrelevance,...

August 21, 2014

  • Cadillac has been racking up victories with the CTS.V.R in Pirelli World Challenge racing for two model generations now, including recent GT class championships in 2012 and 2013. However, even winning racers eventually have to retire, and it looks like the CTS may be taking a bow at the end of the season. In its place, Caddy is reportedly working on a new racecar based on the ATS Coupe, and it might even get to compete internationally. According to Racer, Pratt & Miller Engineering is...
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