Posts Tagged ‘Cars’
Imagine, for a moment, that CAFE doesn’t exist and automakers are free to engineer whatever powerplants they desire. Emissions, fuel economy and R&D costs aren’t an issue.
Automotive journalism has been transformed over the last decade thanks in part to Web-only publications pushing mainstream magazines to redefine their print issues and Web sites.
We’re not just talking about how the magazine Web sites look, though the Internet Archive Wayback Machine is always fun.
Last time we checked, there’s no rule stipulating that prospective sedan buyers with $25,000 burning a hole in their pocket must look exclusively at the midsize sedan segment. If you’ve seen Motor Trend’s giant comparison test of the top seven best-selling midsize cars in the U.S., then you know there are plenty of great offerings in the segment.
But to go big for that price, you’ll probably have to leave some of the best features off the option checklist.
Despite its name, the most intriguing part of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style concept isn’t its style at all: the Geneva motor show concept is also an amazing rolling showcase of the German automaker’s future alternative powertrain and convenience technologies.
“Refreshing or Revolting” is a popular regular blog on Motor Trend that asks readers what they think of a newly redesigned car, truck, or SUV. The latest vehicle to be critiqued is the 2011 Lincoln MKX luxury crossover.
Hyundai couldn’t help but improve upon the outgoing version of its Tucson CUV. Even if you ignore the bold and distinctive styling of the all-new 2010 Hyundai Tucson — which is making its debut in U.S.-spec trim at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show — this is a vehicle that finally looks to be ready to make some serious inroads in the ever-growing compact crossover segment.
If you’ve ever thought you could do a better job of regulating U.S. fuel economy standards, Tuesday night you’ll have your chance to shine.