Martin Winterkorn, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that there will be a follow up to the Bugatti Veyron and that it will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain. Regarding the Veyron’s successor, Winterkorn told Bild am Sonntag that “there will be, for the first time, next to the petrol model, a hybrid version […]
The next-generation Citroen Dispatch van has been spotted undergoing testing in Europe by our spy photographers. Although it’s badged as the Dispatch in the UK and other English-speaking nations, the van is known as the Jumpy throughout much of Europe and the world. The large front-wheel drive van was sold in Australia between 2008 and […]
The 2016 Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been detailed, and there have been a broad range of changes to the slow-selling warm hatch. The enhancements include updates to its powertrain, but crucially the 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine still hasn’t been adjoined to an automatic gearbox – it remains a six-speed manual proposition only. The power outputs remain […]
Already able to produce smiles, the Subaru BRZ is now able to burn retinas thanks to a new limited edition variant being offered in Sunrise Yellow. Dubbed the Subaru BRZ tS, the Japan-only model is limited to 300 cars, with 100 exclusively available with the new super-bright hue. Upping the rear-wheel-drive two-seater’s sporting prowess are […]
Remember the brutal petrol-electric Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept first shown in April this year, which paired a 201kW petrol engine with two electric motors to yield a total of 373kW/730Nm? Well, it appears this was anything but pie-in-the-sky thinking, if a few images posted on Twitter by Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat are anything to […]
“Bloody caravaners”. Holden landed itself in some hot water for its promotion of this statement, used in its TV commercial for the Colorado 7 off-roader, earlier this year. So much in fact, that at the half way point of 2015, no other ad has received more complaints from annoyed viewers — 161 in total. Australia’s […]
If you’ve never been tempted by the wares at a military surplus auction, you probably just didn’t know they exist. Hundreds of awesome army trucks get hawked every week, and now you can see what it’s like to actually take one home and drive it around! Read more...
Subaru customers in Japan can now order a new special edition of the BRZ sports car, dubbed the BRZ tS. The product of Subaru Tecnica International (tS stands for ‘tuned by STI’), the Japanese carmaker says its new model offers all the STI benefits one might expect, including “inherent handling pleasure enabling drivers to control it at will”. Show More Summary
You know what’s great? America. America is a great place, not because we are a nation of freedom, capitalism, and sports fans who enjoy watching football that requires the use of your hands. It’s a great place because each year, a few...Show More Summary
Nissan has rationalised its Patrol V8 lineup, removing the previous entry-level ST-L model and dramatically cutting the cost of entry for the remaining Ti and Ti-L grades. The price cuts have been so dramatic that the Patrol Ti, previously the mid-grade model in the range, now retails for $69,990. Show More Summary
Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai is going on sale later this fall, and for $58,325, you can drive the fuel of the future for 312 miles until you’re forced to find one of the dozen stations in the U.S. to fill up. Read more....
For its latest video, Petrolicious looks at two pieces of classic American iron and the man who keeps them on the road. Continue reading Petrolicious profiles one man and his duo of '64 Impalas Petrolicious profiles one man and his duo of '64 Impalas originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:01:00 EST. Show More Summary
We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #437 live tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. Have a look at our rundown of topics, and sound off with your questions and comments via the Q&A module. Continue reading Submit your questions for AutoblogShow More Summary
Yesterday, a gorgeous Catalina PBY named Flora-Bama that was being used as a prop for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Honor began taking on water while performing touch and goes for the camera. Today, the plane sits half sunk in the surf along Gold Beach, Florida, a most peculiar sight for beach-goers. Read more...
Its introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show is still more than three months away, but the Jaguar F-Pace will appear in public wearing only light camouflage at the Tour de France. Jaguar's first-ever utility vehicle will serve as a support vehicle for Team Sky rider Chris Froome and his teammates during Stage One of the hugely popular bike race...
Jaguar's partnership with the Team Sky Tour de France cycling team has granted us our best look yet at the all-new F-Pace crossover. Continue reading Jaguar F-Pace runs support at Tour de France Jaguar F-Pace runs support at Tour de France originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Peugeot's wild 308 R HYbrid hot hatch concept looks destined for the production line, with the French automaker's CEO Maxime Picat posting two photos of a camouflaged prototype to Twitter with the caption: "Looks like #Peugeot308RHYbrid...Show More Summary
U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell's second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska. The post Shell’s Noble Discoverer Drillship Heads for Alaska appeared first on gCaptain.
Hyundai has announced the prices of the 2016 Sonata Hybrid. The base model starts at $26,825, including destination. Continue reading 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,825 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,825 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Qualcomm wants to bring wireless charging to Formula E electric race cars, and probably your plug-in Prius some day too. To test the tech they’re using a tiny RC version and, naturally, racing it against the real thing. So that’s how you make recharging a battery look exciting. Read more...