Auto executives from Audi, Nissan and Mercedes predict that self-driving cars will be on the road around 2020. But the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology will come first, not to passenger cars, but to the commercial big rigs running on U.S. highways. That became clear to me last week when I saw Mark Alvick, director […]
Color has illuminated artist Gunhild Liljequist’s world since she began working in Volkswagen’s Germany-based Department of Fabrics and Colors in 1964, during what many consider the most creative period of the company’s history. Her artistic vision is behind some of VW’s most iconic paint hues, trims and interior detailing—including the quirky little touches like the […]
What We Like: More fun to drive than competing trucks Off-road prowess Sturdy interior What We Don’t Like: Lackluster exterior styling Dated interior design Economy feel but not economy price While the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups have beautiful, roomy and modern designs, the 2015 Nissan Frontier feels somewhat stuck in the past. […]
When did BMW become synonymous with sporty great-handling cars for drivers? You might look to the company’s CS models, produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, for when the Bimmer became the “ultimate driving machine” and earned its reputation to conquer not only Lemans and Nürburgring, but also the daily commute. A great case […]
Bids on a stylish 1967 Maserati Mistral coupe have tripled on eBay Motors in the last two days, reaching beyond $90,000. That’s not surprising when you consider how the rare model—only about 825 of the coupes were made—recently reemerged after 27 years of cold dry storage. Stephen Golde, an Arizona-based Roll-Royce mechanic, hired by the […]
The 2016 HR-V is Honda’s contestant in the compact crossover arena, at once engaging both stalwarts like the Nissan Juke and upcoming rookies like the Mazda CX-3. Honda’s lineup in recent years has been a bit of a bitter pill to swallow for enthusiasts, though.
When it arrived in 2003, the sleek and stylish Nissan Murano was one of the first crossovers to break from the square mold that SUVs have been traditionally cast from. Now that there are relatively few truck-like SUVs remaining, Nissan is pushing the styling envelope forward again with the bold new 2015 Murano.