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2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 offers up three-row seating, abundant features, and plenty of safety tech for growing families. But it’s the driving dynamics that set this family hauler apart from the seven-passenger SUV segment. In the top Signature trim, the CX-9 is exploring new territory, and that puts it up there with some of the […]

2018 Dodge Durango SRT: Not Your Father’s SUV

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Well, Dodge has finally done it. The mad monks from the SRT Division have gotten loose, and got their hands on an innocent, mild-mannered SUV, the 2018 Durango. In this case, they have gone and stuffed a 6.4 Hemi into it and called it the “Dodge Charger of the Full-size SUV Segment.” We at Automoblog […]

Aston Martin AM-RB 001: Airflow, Energy & Art

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Giving Adrian Newey a clean sheet of paper and a functionally unlimited budget is sort of like giving the same to J. Robert Oppenheimer. Unsurprisingly, the results will be pretty similar: A considerable crater on the desert floor, and the sand turned into glass. For those of you that don’t know, Newey is the head […]

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid & Electric Models Soon To Hit America

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

How does Hyundai continue to do this? It seems like they roll out new models, or upgraded current models, the way Old Navy rolls out t-shirts. Most car manufacturers work on a product cycle ranging over multiple years between refreshes, let alone new models. Hyundai recently announced the new 2017 Ioniq hybrid and electric models […]

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Touring Review

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The all-new 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid stacks up against some pretty stiff competition in the hybrid crossover segment. The small crossover competes against the number one selling Toyota Prius, popular Ford C-Max Hybrid wagon, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. However, it’s got a lot of appeal for crossover shoppers with its stylish exterior design, fuel-sipping drivetrain, […]

Letter From The UK: Winds Of Change

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Have you ever seen a plastic bag caught in swirling gusts of wind? It flies this way and that, never knowing where it will go and where it will come to rest when the wind drops. That’s Europe, that is; right now. Winds of change are blowing across the bleak political landscape that could affect […]

2017 VW e-Golf Improves Strongly Over 2016 Model

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volkswagen of America, Inc., recently announced fuel economy figures for the new 2017 e-Golf. The car features an improved EPA-estimated range, better fuel economy, and more power when compared to the outgoing model. The 2017 VW e-Golf has a new lithium-ion battery with an increased energy capacity of 35.8 kWh from 24.2 kWh. This allows the range […]

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Hits Record Breaking Top Speed

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

It’s official! The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the fastest Camaro ever, with a top speed of 198 mph. Recently, the Camaro ZL1 was put through the paces on the High Speed Oval, a 7.6-mile loop at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg GmBH proving ground. The test included a run in both directions where the ZL1 […]

Ferrari 812 Superfast: The Benchmark Has Moved

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Well this was a complete surprise that greeted me when I woke up the other day. The new Ferrari 812 Superfast. The front-engine V12 coupe, Ferrari’s pane e burro since Truman was president just got a big update, and put everyone else on notice. I’ll just get this out of the way right off the […]

Jaguar & Shell’s New In-Car Payment System May Be About Something More

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Jaguar and oil giant Shell have teamed up to create a novel, in-car payment system. And while this may be gilding the lily and solving a problem already taken care of, it could point to some interesting advancements ahead. Okay, briefly, what Jag and Shell have cooked up here is an in-car payment system so […]

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE TSI 4Motion Review

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Americans aren’t particularly fond of wagons, but Volkswagen hopes to change a few people’s minds with their new Golf Alltrack wagon. It comes with all-wheel drive, and it’s a vehicle for adventure seekers. Volkswagen wants to capitalize on young urban-adventurers who will use its off-pavement abilities for weekend excursions to get away from civilization. We […]

Automoblog Book Garage: Shelby Cobra Fifty Years

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

What now seems like many moons ago, I knew a beautiful girl who loved the Ford Mustang, especially the Shelby. We would often go back and forth, pondering which Mustang models we liked best. Sometimes we would text back and forth during the day, trying to stump each other with Mustang trivia. She always got […]

Toyota Exceeds 10 Million Units In Global Hybrid Sales

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Toyota has sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles globally as of January 31st 2017. The milestone includes both hybrids and plug-in hybrids and comes only nine months after total hybrid sales reached 9 million at the end of April 2016. At the center is the Prius, although it was once a blip on the radar. “When […]

Second-Generation McLaren Super Series Ups The Game

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Ferrari has its Challenge Series, Lamborghini the Super Trofeo, and McLaren has the Super Series. These are all one-make racing series for the well-healed, beautiful people racers out there. You go and plunk down a lot of money, “The Boys From Woking” give you a shiny, new, race-prepped 675LT, and you get to play Fernando Alonso for […]

Ford Invests $200 Million Into New Wind Tunnel Complex

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

“$200 Million,” you might ask? “Isn’t that a lot for a big pipe with a fan on one end?” Yes, yes it is, but look, wind tunnels are amazingly complex machines. I’ve been involved with more than a few over my life, from low speed jobs to hypersonic models that take weeks to prep and […]

Nissan Titan King Cab Arrives This Spring

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

For some reason, adding doors to pickup trucks and making them even more practical is something manufacturers can be slow to adopt. Likewise for practical intermediate steps, like Nissan has finally done with the addition of the king cab body to their Titan model lineup. At the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan revealed the new 2017 […]

Apple iCar Designs Capture Apple’s Journey From The 80s

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Computing giants Apple are known for their iconic and forward-looking product design, so it was a big disappointment for motorists and dreamers alike when, late last year, the plug was pulled on their plans to develop an Apple car. It seems the project will continue in a different guise, with Apple’s IT experts concentrating on […]

New Toyota TRD Models Arrive This Fall

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Toyota Racing Development, the in-house performance shop for the automaker, has turned it’s benevolent gaze upon some vehicles you may not normally think of as performance oriented, and the results are good. In this case, the three cars that TRD has gotten their grease-stained, banged-knuckled hands on are the Tundra, Sequoia, and the RAV4. Tundra […]

2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit: Additional Eyes, Advanced Warnings

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

It used to be that a “Police Pursuit” or “Police Special Option” package consisted of heavy duty shocks and springs, an oil cooler, and a white paint job. Dodge aims to upgrade that by now offering an “Officer Protection Package” option on their Charger cop cars. Dodge, officially FCA US (that’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) teamed up […]

2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Delivers Unprecedented Fuel Economy

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Those looking for a fuel efficient car this year might be literally blown away by the 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Sedan. The car delivers an EPA-estimated 52 miles per gallon on the highway, the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America. While that number is impressive, The 2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel is actually part of […]

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