Why would you bother trying to make a car ad without the car itself? Well, ad producers will tell you it’s not always easy to get a few vehicles of the latest model with every style change, especially on short notice. But more often,...Show More Summary
Through its history, Land Rover has retained a well-deserved reputation for offroad ruggedness and capability. In more modern times, however, these vehicles – especially the Range Rover models – have stepped away from their militaryShow More Summary
You may know that the El Camino style car-with-truck-bed (“ute”) is the unofficial national vehicle of Australia . It’s common to see Ford and GM variants dialed in for huge performance. It’s not common to see a Suzuki Mighty Boy at all, let alone one this... angry. Read more...
Car Style Critic remembers one of the ultimate French cars; a designer's dream that was truly advanced. I once rode in one and recall the "Space Age" feel of the vehicle.
With the arrival of the small CLA sedan three years ago as its entry vehicle, Mercedes-Benz has moved the latest version of its C-Class range up in size, style, and features. Now the C-Class Cabrio soft-top convertible has been unveiled as the last of the four C-Class variants, following the C-Class sedan and coupe that are already on sale. (The...
Quartz and the Australian Financial Review have reports that Volkswagen are hoping to put their diesel emissions scandal woes behind them and switch to electric vehicles along with a massive Tesla style battery factory. VW are dismissing the reports as "speculation" at this stage.
(Paul Mirengoff) “Bernie Sanders’ goal is to transform the Democratic Party, which is already a European style social-democratic party, into a full-fledged vehicle for socialism.” So says Ron Radosh, and I agree. By running so well against Hillary Clinton, Sanders has made significant progress towards accomplishing this goal. Show More Summary
With German government’s announcement last week of incentives for EVs, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing to launch four new uniquely styled electric vehicles by 2020. To take advantage of the government’s rebate scheme, as well as countering moves by BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is said to be stepping up its investment in electric vehicles. Insiders have […]
The Toyota Land Cruiser is legendary for its prowess as a sport utility vehicle. The Lexus LX 570 is the premium brand's take on that SUV. The new body styling, updated transmission, and roomier interior are high points for 2016 – none...Show More Summary
A Statement Watch Dear Watch Snob®, I stumbled upon your column a few years ago, when the only time-telling asset I owned was my phone. Your witty style was what hooked me; it was the vehicle for the more technical watch knowledge I picked up from you. Show More Summary
The latest iteration of the Audi’s self-driving software has been programmed to be a little more human in its driving style, and a little more considerate too. Among the updates, Audi’s autonomous test vehicles will now drive more like humans regularly do. For example, the latest piloted driving software now more clearly signals its intentions […]
More power, longer range, and better styling, mean fewer tradeoffs for buyers who are interested in but still wary of electric vehicles.
When the Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle prototype was launched earlier this year, its unconventional styling was, for some, an acquired taste. At this weekend's London Motor Show Riversimple outlined the potential for an expanded...Show More Summary
A biker wanted to perfrom a complicated move called an ‘eight style wheelie,’ but lost control of his motorcycle, fell over, and was nearly smashed by the vehicle.
BMW is taking a highly interesting approach to vehicle electrification, of the partial and fully-fledged varieties. On the one hand, it makes the radically styled i3 hatch and i8 coupe, made with carbon-fibre in a sustainably-powered factory, and designed to shout an environmentally friendly pitch to the heavens. On the other, there are plug-in hybrid vehicles […]
It should surprise nobody that legendary rapper Tupac Shakur rolled in style. Check out this awesome Hummer H1, which a Boston-based auction house claims was 2Pac’s final vehicle purchase before his untimely death in 1996. If you’re a frivolous spender who’s okay with buying a highly compromised vehicle, and you’re a big fan of the rapper from Harlem, get on this. Read more...
We don’t want to give free HFOD passes to every vehicle like this 1934 Ford “Panther” for sale on Hemmings.com, but seriously, anybody who’s gonna hitch together two or more engines, Freight Train- (or tractor-pull-) style, and drop them into a street rod should probably get some sort of special recognition. This one seems rather […]
when you think of automotive 'purity', the 2016 range rover evoque td4 150 pure may not be the first vehicle springing to mind. for range rover, the ‘pure’ badge signposts the entry to its facelifted premium medium suv line-up. it’sShow More Summary
I’d always thought Czech brand Skoda offered solidly built vehicles with exceptional value for money, but I’d never been a fan of the rather clunky styling on display – until now. In fact, the latest 2016 Skoda Superb Wagon turns that notion on its head. This time, Skoda has produced a quiet, comfortable and ludicrously spacious […]
funky, fresh compact suvs, like the 2016 fiat 500x, really get to the heart of 'vehicle personalisation' in a way no other class of car seems to match. just like the diminutive 500 hatch before it, the 500x takes on the retro styling of fiats past and throws in a healthy dose of today’s safety and technology. Show More Summary