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Our top picks from this year’s LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES—I’ll be honest with you: this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show was not the most mind-blowing car show I’ve been to. Most of the big reveals were cars that had already broken cover elsewhere, earlier, and the proximity to CES (which is now a car show) and then Detroit in January has had a bit of a negative effect. ... Read More »

This is the best used car on sale right now – and it’ll cost you just £6,000

THE SEAT Leon has been crowned as the best used car money can buy – and it’s an absolute bargain. The 2013 family hatchback was named winner by What Car?’s expert judges who said it combined driving fun, quality, safety and kerb appeal. And you can pick up a good example with full service history for just £6,000. The model ... Read More »

THIS ELECTRIC NISSAN CONCEPT CAR SINGS TO SAVE LIVES

THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments. Nissan calls the feature Canto—literally, “I sing” in Italian—and it’s built to alert pedestrians that the very quiet electric vehicle is coming, even at low speeds. Electric ... Read More »

One-of-five Pierce Silver Arrow goes to auction this week

In 1933, the $10,000 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow represented unattainable luxury for Americans after the Great Depression had seen half of America’s banks fail and one third of Americans unemployed(Credit: RM-Sotheby’s) The “silver arrow” has been a constant throughout the history of story telling, from the bows of Eros (Cupid), Artemis and Apollo, through Robin Hood, to the nickname for the silver cars by Mercedes Benz ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: PERFIDIOUS GREED

THIS WEEK WAS all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues wearing wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: BACK FROM THE FANCY PAST

IF YOU WERE expecting the auto industry to have a bit of a hangover following the parade of excess that surrounded last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, you underestimated the hardiness of the folks shaping the future of driving. After a weekend that focused on a glorious past, this week’s big headlines pivoted back to what’s coming next, especially in the real of ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: OLD IS NEW AGAIN

NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

This Simple Service Will Save You Thousands on a New Car

Buying a new car is a hassle. Even after you’ve determined which make and model you’re set on, you’ve got to put on your armor and mentally prepare yourself for battle with the salespeople at the dealership. You just know they can go lower on price and things can quickly devolve into a test of willpower, with you holding your ground to ... Read More »

Honda Cliq Review: How this scooter will compete with motorcycles in rural areas?

We were welcomed at Chokidhani, Jaipur for the unveiling and launch of Honda Cliq. Skeptical, we stepped in thinking how was an entertainment village supposed to be a proving ground for a scooter. However, were we wrong! Turns out, if we had any other scooter and not a Cliq, a lot of us would have slipped on the loose desert ... Read More »

This Rolls-Royce might be the most expensive new car ever built

At roughly $3 million, the Bugatti Chiron is one of the most expensive production cars to ever reach showrooms. So, the words “affordable” and “Bugatti” rarely, if ever, occupy real estate in the same sentence. However, that’s exactly what happened over the weekend. On Saturday, Rolls-Royce unveiled a one-off custom build called the Sweptail. At a reported price of nearly ... Read More »