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BMW teases new 7 Series with gesture control tech, LCD display key

BMW's upcoming all-new 7 Series will be packed with the latest technologies, from gesture control and remote-control parking to carbon-fiber construction. Continue reading BMW teases new 7 Series with gesture control tech, LCD display...Show More Summary

Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw

Mini is recalling 91,800 hatchbacks and convertibles due a potentially malfunctioning sensor that may fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in the event of a crash. Continue reading Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Shanghai 2015: Chinese Domestic Market Ford Taurus Revealed

Bowing at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the Ford Taurus’ arrival marks the sedan’s first-ever appearance in the Chinese market. The new Taurus is one of 15 new vehicles Ford intends to bring to China by 2015. It’s set to be assembledShow More Summary

Bicycles vs. cars in the battle for our roads

An op-ed in The Washington Post argues that private automobiles own the road in cities, and mandatory bicycle helmet laws as a way for governments to avoid building a better infrastructure for bikes. Continue reading Bicycles vs. cars in the battle for our roads Bicycles vs. Show More Summary

Larte tunes up an aggressive Tesla Model S

Larte's aftermarket kits for the Tesla Model S add style and cut weight with basalt-fiber components. Continue reading Larte tunes up an aggressive Tesla Model S Larte tunes up an aggressive Tesla Model S originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

New upscale Ford Taurus revealed in Shanghai

Ford has introduced an altogether more spacious and upscale Taurus sedan at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, designed specifically for the Chinese market. Continue reading New upscale Ford Taurus revealed in Shanghai New upscale Ford Taurus revealed in Shanghai originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: The Chevrolet Volt’s Long And Harsh Decline

The first three months of 2015 marked the lowest-volume quarter of U.S. Chevrolet Volt sales since the summer of 2011, when Volt production was just ramping up. Volt volume in January of this year, more specifically, fell to the lowest level since August 2011. Show More Summary

Capsule Review: 2003 Chevrolet Zafira CD 2.0 8v

The last time I saw this car it lay bare and gutted in front of me. The seats had been pulled out, the dash taken apart and wires dangling. The carpets were in the process of being removed. All of this in an effort to find the source of an infestation that had plagued it. Show More Summary

Volkswagen C Coupe GTE bows in Shanghai

Volkswagen's new C Coupe GTE is a large sedan that points the way forward for the German automaker's largest four-doors - in China, at least. Continue reading Volkswagen C Coupe GTE bows in Shanghai Volkswagen C Coupe GTE bows in Shanghai originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe comes to China ready to fight BMW's X4

Mercedes-Benz is previewing its four-door-coupe version of its upcoming GLC-Class crossover with a new concept for the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe comes to China ready to fight BMW's X4Show More Summary

Adorable lunatic reviews the Renault Twizy EV

A very odd woman in Europe reviews a Renault Twizy in perhaps the weirdest auto review ever. It makes absolutely no sense. Continue reading Adorable lunatic reviews the Renault Twizy EV Adorable lunatic reviews the Renault Twizy EV originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Lotus signs joint venture agreement with China's Goldstar

Lotus has signed a joint venture agreement with China's Goldstar as the British sports-car maker looks to gain a foothold in the potentially lucrative market. Continue reading Lotus signs joint venture agreement with China's Goldstar...Show More Summary

Ford will add lots of carbon fiber to new vehicles

Ford and Dow Chemical will work together to speed up carbon-fiber research and manufacturing capabilities. Continue reading Ford will add lots of carbon fiber to new vehicles Ford will add lots of carbon fiber to new vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 4.13.15

It's time for another delicious helping of Autoblog's video brunch, and this week, we're serving up a heap of videos showing many of the cars we've driven recently. Continue reading Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 4.13.15 Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 4.13.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:02:00 EST. Show More Summary

Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball table, sailboat

We curate the week's events with a focus on Ford's latest design projects inspired by the GT supercar. Plus, we've got other news and notes from around the automotive world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ford GT inspires guitar, foosball...Show More Summary

Automatic Door Locks Simply Shouldn’t Exist

I would like to raise a complaint here with an automotive feature that we have all now had to live with for some time: automatic door locks. Usually, when it comes to cars, the word “automatic” is a good thing. Not the transmission, of course. Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: The Rise Of Commercial Van Sales In America – 2015 Q1

Commercial van sales are on the rise in the United States. But of greater interest than the improvements – total sales jumped 14% to 356,814 units in 2014 and are up 26% to 87,866 year-to-date – is the constant change in the category. Show More Summary

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid plugs in 500 horses for Shanghai

Peugeot cooks up a radical performance sedan that combines the best of both worlds, with a 500-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain, set to debut at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Continue reading Peugeot 308 R Hybrid plugs in 500 horses...Show More Summary

A Nine Year Quest, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Looking Cool and Love the Van

(If you have some time this weekend, this contribution, from our reader Robert, will be worth that time — JB) “I will NEVER drive a minivan.” Thus ended the first hostile negotiation serious discussion with my wife about our next vehicle purchase. Show More Summary

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