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Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo Concept Revealed

Mercedes-Benz is fully embracing the concept of autonomous cars, seeing them as a means to transform the way we interact and use cars. We got our first taste of Mercedes’ vision for a world where driving will be optional with the F015 Luxury in Motion concept unveiled at the start of this year, and now Mercedes is following it up ... Read More »

Here’s Some Of The 30 World Premieres Pegged For The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

 Last month we told you that there would be at least 30 world premieres taking place at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, whose doors open to the media on November 18. Now the organizers have given us a better of understanding of what the list entails. Among the cars making their world debut will be the new Buick LaCrosse, ... Read More »

2016 Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo Gets 42 MPG Highway, This Animation Shows How It Works

The 2016 Honda Civic is the car du jour for many reasons, none more important than the 1.5-liter engine. For the first time ever, a turbocharged engine is available in the United States, offering several benefits that range from lower fuel consumption to better performance. The Jetta has been offering a turbo engine for over a year, the 1.8T that ... Read More »

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t overheat. With continual effort from its R&D department, the entire lineup goes farther, and the company’s sportiest bikes go faster for longer without the overheating issues riders have experienced in previous years. The new ... Read More »

New Video Shows What It Will Be Like Owning A Volvo Autonomous Car

Continuing its reputation for stellar safety, Swedish automaker Volvo is committed todeveloping cars that that are crash-proof in an attempt to completely eliminate vehicle-related deaths and injuries for its customers. Volvo has set a target date of 2020 for reaching this momentous goal and to achieve it is relying on autonomous car technology. According to independent statistics, over 90 percent ... Read More »

Chevy Keeps It Simple with New 2015 Silverado 1500 Custom

While the economic recovery and low gas prices have boosted sales of chrome-drenched execu-trucks—so, basically luxury cars with beds—there’s a temptation to forget that many folks who buy full-size pickups still want to use them as, you know, trucks. For these people, Chevy has introduced the 2015 Silverado Custom package, a back-to-basics hauler that adds a dash of comfort and style—but ... Read More »

2016 Acura RDX: The Eyes Have It

When Acura replaced its enthusiast-extremist, first-generation RDX with the far more mainstream second-generation RDX, it swapped the gas-sucking, laggy turbo four-cylinder for a torquey V-6; torque-vectoring all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) for a conventional AWD system; and a stiff, harsh-riding chassis for a far mellower suspension tune. Sales, predictably, shot up. The RDX is currently the brand’s second-bestselling model after the MDX. ... Read More »

The Chevy Colorado Special-Edition Spigot Is Now Open: Meet the GearOn

Pickups are perhaps the most highly accessorized vehicles on the market—according to General Motors, the average buyer of a new truck adds roughly $2000 in add-ons before driving their prize off the lot for the first time. And so Chevrolet is fully embracing the opportunity to cajole more money from customers’ wallets with itsnew smaller-than-full-size Colorado. At the Chicago auto show, Chevy is showing ... Read More »

2016 Chevrolet Equinox Unveiled: New Cosmetics and Gadgets

Here’s a statistic that until now had escaped our attention: The Equinox is the second-bestselling Chevrolet in the North American lineup behind only the nearly ubiquitous Silverado pickup. (In the U.S., the Cruze also outsells the Equinox.) We shouldn’t be too surprised; after all, the compact-crossover segment is one of the hottest going. But while the Silverado gets all the ... Read More »

Research shows in-car voice commands are still distracting

Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they’re still highly distracting. It takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two studies released Thursday by the AAA Foundation ... Read More »