249 to 373 miles on a charge Volkswagen is embarking on its journey to the future at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the visionary I.D., a highly automated electric car that will be able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge. The production version of the I.D. is due to be launched in 2020 at a price on a par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models. Volkswagen is looking even further ahead with this concept car: in "I.D. Pilot" mode, it is capable of fully automated driving, a technology that should be ready for series production in 2025.
The perfect balance of design and technology Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer. "We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu," said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. "We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business -- starting with the Chevrolet Equinox."
Most lavishly equipped, spacious and technologically advanced Acura sedan The 2017 Acura RLX, the most lavishly equipped and technologically advanced Acura sedan goes on sale tomorrow at Acura dealerships nationwide, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $54,450. The 2017 Acura RLX sedan offers a compelling blend of refinement and spirited driving performance, boasting an abundance of standard premium features.
AUTOMOTIVE Fully autonomous cars will account for half of all car sales in 25 years, with increasing degrees of autonomy ranging from cruise control to partial self-drive automation adding to traditional vehicles and over eight million connected cars on UK roads able to communicate with each other and the surrounding infrastructure. Whilst autonomous cars rise in popularity, there will be a huge overhaul of the infrastructure designed to accommodate a mixture of autonomous cars, connected cars and traditional vehicles.
for Paris auto show Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, AMG is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 550 hp and peak torque of 502 lb-ft, the AMG GT C is the most powerful new Roadster variant and uses some of the technical refinements of the AMG GT R.
For $30,000 Chevrolet promised to offer the first affordable electric vehicle with 200 miles or more of range and will exceed those expectations when the 2017 Bolt EV goes on sale later this year. With the vehicle's EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, owners can expect to go beyond their average daily driving needs -- with plenty of range to spare -- in the 2017 Bolt EV when charging regularly.
To be unveiled at Pebble Beach Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest. This gathering of magnificent classic cars is the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a sensational luxury-class coupe. The 2+2‑s eater is a homage to the glorious age of the aero coupes and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. The coupe reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way, following the Mercedes design philosophy of sensual purity.
Nissan announces variable compression ratio engine
Nissan announced the world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio gasoline engine that has been designed to match the performance and fuel economy of diesel and hybrid powertrains. The VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) engine is expected to be launched on an Infiniti model to be unveiled next year. The engine will be officially unveiled by Infiniti at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in September. The 2 L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged VC-T engine achieves 27% better fuel economy than the 3.5 L V6 engine it replaces, with comparable power and torque, according to Nissan. The new engine torque is comparable to that of a diesel engine.
What you ask? Designing the autonomous vehicle of the future requires an array of the best technical talent available: automobile and software engineers, experts on sensor technology and artificial intelligence, computer scientists, production specialists and many others. But one profession you might not expect to find at the design table -- an anthropologist -- is playing a key role in developing Nissan's next generation autonomous vehicle, analyzing human driving interactions to ensure that it is prepared to be a "good citizen" on the road.
by Ali Arsham The Lexus GX460 is a different breed of SUV. It offers the luxury features that you expect from a Lexus with serious off road capability that you would not expect. Lexus does not sell that many GX460s but it is a very cool vehicle that offers some terrific features. The GX460 is one of a handful of SUVs that still is built on a body on frame construction. That robust chassis provides a great base for the serious truck user.
In 1970, everyone took a two week vacation once per year. It was as American as apple pie. Two of the era's great, economical mid-sized cars perfectly suited for such epic road trips were Ford's Torino and the Cutlass from Oldsmobile. Both were available in coupe or sedan configuration, they had comparable small block V8 options and were available in the $2,500-2,800 price range.
by Ali Arsham The Dodge Challenger has always been the forgotten muscle car. While the Camaro and Mustang get all the glory, the Challenger has been there sitting quietly in the corner. It is too bad because as we found out, it is a hell of a car and it is not that quiet either.
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