Author Archives: Loknath Das

Best car videos 2017 – watch our video highlights of the year

Our top 10 most popular videos of 2017 ranked. Find out which one takes top spot. At Auto Express we pride ourselves on bringing you the best words, pictures and video when it comes to cars. 2017 has been a vintage year for all three but a particularly golden era for the latter. Our videos racked up just under 26 ... Read More »

Engine and Transmission

Engine and Transmission Rating: The Frontier has the least powerful V-6 in its class and an archaic five-speed automatic transmission. Still, it has comparable towing capacities and can be fitted with a five-speed (four-cylinder only) or six-speed manual gearbox.   What’s New for 2018? The only thing that’s unique about the Frontier’s powertrains is that an antiquated five-speed gearbox is ... Read More »

Audi recalls 52K A6, A7 models due to risk of fuel line leak

Audi is recalling around 50,000 2012 through 2014 A6 and A7 models due to the risk of the fuel line leaking and increasing the risk of a vehicle fire. The Volkswagen luxury division reports in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents that a compression point in the affected A6 and A7s could weaken and result in a fuel leak. The ... Read More »

2019 Jeep Cherokee Unveiled Ahead of Detroit Auto Show Debut

Building hype for its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan next month, Jeep just released a few pictures of the all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Being the brand’s most popular model and one of the best-selling SUVs in its class, this redesign is a big deal and we should prepare to start seeing these things everywhere. ... Read More »

The future of driving — and transport — at CES 2018

Rinspeed’s Snap concept demonstrates how future cars might separate the chassis and passenger compartment. As CES 2018 fast approaches, it brings with it the future of cars. As in recent years, automakers and equipment suppliers will show off the latest innovations, most of which will go into production cars in the next few years. Self-driving cars, the next big innovation for automotive, ... Read More »

Toyota Reveals Its 4 Steps for an Electrified Future

Toyota Mirai Cars.com photo by Brian Wong CARS.COM — Toyota announced today that it is committing to increasing both sales and availability of electrified vehicles as it plans for the future. Related: VW Powers Up Electrify America Initiative The Japanese manufacturer set four goals for the coming years: 1. Increase sales of electrified vehicles to 5.5 million cars by around 2030, with the ... Read More »

All The Best Weird Stuff From The Los Angeles Auto Show

Most of what you see at car shows are new cars from major automakers, or concepts for cars so new they don’t even exist yet. That’s mostly because those new, available models are ones you can actually buy, for currency, which can then be exchanged by the carmaker for goods and/or services. It’s a whole big thing, trust me. But ... Read More »

LA Auto Show: While Detroit hits the gas pedal, Europeans embrace electrification

Among the electric cars at the 2017 LA Auto Show are a BMW 2019 i8 Roadster plug-in hybrid, left, the BMW i Vision Dynamics electric concept car and a Mini Cooper plug-in hybrid. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) Petroleum products still power nearly all the cars driving the world’s highways, minus a nano-point or two for the rare alternative-fuel vehicle. ... Read More »

California Inc.: Car industry is rolling into town with L.A. auto shows

The auto industry is coming to town. AutoMobility L.A. will run Monday through Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, followed by the L.A. Car Show at the same venue. (Los Angeles Times) Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the ... Read More »

The Top Gear car review: Alpine A110

FOR: A genuinely different rival to the Cayman, and a fine advert for light weight AGAINST: Its approach may be too dedicated for some Overview What is it? It’s the new Renault Alpine A110. And it’s something very different. On the surface it’s perfectly straightforward, a compact two-seat coupe in the mould of the Porsche Cayman and Audi TT. But ... Read More »