Originally published on EV Obsession. I was lucky recently to go test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) with a friend. The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling electric vehicle in Europe… by far. It has reportedly been delayed in the US for a few years due to the high demand in Europe (and Japan). Show More Summary
Mitsubishi announced overnight that it will cease manufacturing vehicles in the USA by the close of 2015. Dan Irvin, a spokesman for Mitsubishi North America, told the Associated Press that, after reviewing its global supply chain, a decision was made to cease production at the company’s factory in Normal, Illinois on November 30, 2015. The […]
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) has completed its critical design review – a major stepping stone on the way to becoming certified for manned spaceflight. Once complete, the SLS will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever constructed,...Show More Summary
A Missouri sheriff has sparked a heated debate over a seemingly controversial decal he’s placed on the back of every patrol vehicle in his county. According to Biz Pac Review, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader recently took to Facebook...Show More Summary
Facing sluggish US car sales, Japanese automaker Mitsubishi said Friday it would stop making vehicles in the United States and is looking to sell its Illinois plant. "Following a review of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's global supply...Show More Summary
This car – the 2015 BMW 118i – represents the most affordable way to get into a vehicle from the venerable German maker in Australia. Priced from $36,900 plus on-road costs, the updated entry-level model for the BMW 1 Series range has is not called the 116i anymore, despite running the same powertrain. The old […]
The Toyota Venza is not an SUV, it’s not a crossover, and it’s not a sedan. So, what is this multi-purpose vehicle from Toyota anyway? Venza is built on the platform of the previous-generation (2007-2011) Camry, and is assembled in the same plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. It rides and drives like a car and it’s […]
Vehicle Style: Commercial van Price: $40,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 100kW/300Nm 3.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 4sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 9.2 l/100km | tested: 9.2 l/100km OVERVIEW The Toyota HiAce; it’s the quintessential “white van” and the backbone of countless courier companies and other commercial fleets. Show More Summary
In Tech Review: The Ugandan government has backed a project that began at Uganda’s Makerere University, which participated in a Vehicle Design Summit launched by MIT students in 2006. Now known as the Kiira Motors Corporation, the project...Show More Summary
Italy’s spectacular Lake Como must rate as the ultimate setting for a 24-hour fling in the beguiling Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, with its 47 kilometre expanse ringed by a torturous cliff-top road. Our test vehicle for this breathtaking run is Alfa’s take on a roofless version of its ultra-exotic 4C mid-engine sports car, which more […]
It's an extremely accomplished vehicle... as long as you're an extrovert.
Vehicle Style: Medium sedan Price: $45,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 120kW/340Nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.7 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km OVERVIEW Updated for 2015 with a sharper snout and more...Show More Summary
I estimate that I’ve been loaned around $8 million worth of vehicles by car companies to review. These are called “press cars” and the total cost of delivering these vehicles to me is somewhere in the low six-figures and I’ve done about five figures worth of damage to them. How does giving me a free car make sense to automakers? How is this a real thing? Read more...
A sidecar isn’t like any other vehicle. The design dates back to pre-WWII technology sharing between the Nazis and Soviet Union and the bikes are still made in the same factory that was located out of bomber range way out on the Siberian steppe. This is what they’re like to ride today. Read more...
Ford’s F-150 is an important vehicle for Ford and it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say it’s an important vehicle for America. In 2014, the F-150 was not just the most popular truck in America, it was the most popular anything in America, selling more than 740,000 examples. Show More Summary
In Mark Duplass' latest vehicle, the trope of a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” is made almost hilariously literal.
What’s Hot: Value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior. What’s Not: Traction issues, squeezy seats. X-FACTOR: Now with an interior update, the Focus ST delivers plenty of kilowatts-per-dollar. Vehicle Style: Small...Show More Summary
I spent a day in a $750,000 Rolls-Royce motor car, and now I think I have ruined the experience of sitting in and driving just about any other vehicle. This is what three quarters of one million dollars, about the median price of a Sydney apartment, will buy you in outright motoring bliss. More »
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations prepares a special State Review vehicle for Queen Elizabeth II, used for the first time to present new colors to the Royal Welsh Regiment in Cardiff, Wales. Continue reading The Queen gets a newShow More Summary
What’s Hot: Still grabs attention, perky engine and a 'fun fling' on the right road. What’s Not: Interior practicality falls short, starting to feel a little old. X-FACTOR: All the charm of a MINI without the retro baggage. Vehicle Style:...Show More Summary