Now that the 2020 Lexus RX has gone on sale, we’re revisiting our first driving impressions of the best-selling luxury SUV (from July). See 2020 Lexus RX pricing info here. When I first landed in Liberia, Costa Rica, to drive the updated 2020 Lexus RX, I wasn’t sure why the Japanese luxury brand had flown
If nothing else, Tesla’s official account, videos shares, and press releases are up a notch … or 10. Well, well, well. To date, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proven successful with promoting the company via his seemingly ever-constant Twitter engagement and substantial following (it’s important to note that his massive social media presence has also come
Carole Ghosn, the wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, on Thursday raised doubts about her husband getting a fair trial in Japan in an interview with CNBC. “I think my husband doesn’t look like he is going to get a fair trial, the way they are behaving, the way that they are treating him
The 2020 Nissan Titan receives a significant refresh that brings both cosmetic and mechanical updates. This week, the spruced-up truck is making its official debut at the State Fair of Texas. In terms of exterior design, the Titan receives new headlights with revised LED daytime running light patterns, as well as a new front bumper,
By Joey Klender Posted on September 26, 2019 The highly-anticipated release of Tesla’s Beta version of the “Smart Summon” feature is finally here. The company, however, added yet another great feature: a geographical location option. Users will now be able to set a specific location on a map for their cars to pick them up.
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that an impeachment inquiry against him could derail congressional approval of a North America trade pact, dragging down Mexico’s peso and stock market as investors fled riskier assets. While U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was confident the U.S-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) would come up
The Subaru Outback has always been a stellar choice for families that want to avoid going down the SUV-path combining chunky looks with elevated ground clearance, standard four-wheel drive, a roomy interior and cargo space while also striking an acceptable balance between on- and off-road performance. Consumer Reports completed its first review of the new
Volkswagen of America has hired longtime luxury executive Johan de Nysschen as its new Chief Operating Officer for the brand in North America. De Nysschen, 59, who was ousted as head of Cadillac in April 2018 after a tumultuous four-year stint, and who previously served as head of the Infiniti brand and Audi of America,
Bollinger burst on the scene back in 2017 with the B1, a no-nonsense SUV resembling the original Land Rover Defender but with a bespoke aluminum chassis and an advanced electric powertrain. The company in 2018 followed up with the B2, a larger, more practical pickup model perfectly suited for commercial users as well as those
The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport costs about $23,500 in base ES trim, which undercuts many competitors, but is an $850 increase over 2019. All-wheel drive adds $1,500 on each model. The Outlander Sport gets 6 out of 10 in this category. (Read more about how we rate cars.) In addition to the active safety features
The occupants of two pickup trucks were lucky to escape a serious crash without injuries in the U.S. Dashcam footage of the incident shows a Ram pickup traveling down the road when the driver, either intentionally or unintentionally, approaches an intersection with a red light and fails to slow down. As the Ram speeds through
FRANKFURT — Volkswagen is upgrading its Car-Net infotainment system to let owners remotely start their vehicle via smartphone app or use it as a secure place for package delivery. Those and some other new features will be free for five years, even if the vehicle changes ownership. Others, including emergency roadside assistance and stolen vehicle
When Fred Williams and Dave Chappelle find their old van derelict on a friend’s ranch, they decide to bring it to the shop and rebuild it into a scratch-built ranch truck. The 1979 Ford Van had seen better days, but on this episode of Dirt Every Day presented by Tire Rack, the guys attempt to
Electric car charging firm IONITY is as joint venture between BMW Group, Ford, Daimler AG, and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, has been joined by new shareholder Hyundai Motor Group – accelerating IONITY’s mission to make long distance EV travel across Europe a reality. The Hyundai Motor Group includes the Hyundai and Kia brands.
One size does not fit all; picking the right crossover is a matter of balancing wants and needs. Ford offers lots of SUVs of varying sizes and prices, with its three smallest being the EcoSport, Escape, and Edge. Each offers distinct capacities and features, and some are simply better to drive than others. Now that
GAYDON, England — Jaguar Land Rover will halt production at its British factories for a week in November, joining BMW and Toyota in plans to help mitigate any immediate disruption from a no-deal Brexit. CEO Ralf Speth said JLR had to make plans now, including a stop to production at its four British factories during
Fremont Police’s new Tesla police cruiser ran out of battery while leading a chase, but it was actually a user error. Last year, Fremont’s police department bought a used 2014 Tesla Model S 85 for $61,478.50 (including taxes and fees) to replace a 2007 Dodge Charger that was being retired in their fleet. Their goal
Fantastic news for high-performance luxury SUV fans: The Aston Martin DBX, the marque’s first SUV, has been confirmed to pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Aston is wrapping up testing for its all-new luxury SUV, which includes durability runs at the iconic Nürburgring, because of course it does. See all
Two Democratic governors have lined their up states to join the 13 others in adopting California’s rules to curb automobile greenhouse gas emissions, even after the Trump administration moved to nullify state authority on fuel-efficiency rules. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday directed his state’s environmental agency to begin drafting rules to cut tailpipe emission
Volkswagen Group’s supervisory board backed CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch a day after German prosecutors charged the top managers with market manipulation related to the company’s diesel-emissions cheating scandal. In a special meeting Wednesday called to discuss the prosecutors’ decision, the board also rejected the charges, saying VW complied with disclosure rules,
The all-electric Porsche Taycan was recently unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and, after the media launch, the first video reviews of the car have started to be come in. Porsche has so far only introduced the Taycan in Turbo and Turbo S guises, with the car tested by Autocar being the range-topping S version.
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is old enough to be an awkward 12-year old middle school student. With an interior that was barely modern in 2009 and a gravely powertrain to match, the Z’s old-school approach may put some potential buyers off. As far as pure sports car experiences go, however, sometimes age is a merit.
Windshield chips can be a bother. Drive behind commercial trucks on the highway, spend time at construction sites, or just get unlucky with flying stones, and you can get a chip or crack in your windshield. Now, one company is looking to remedy that problem for the Ford F-150. Hyperperformance Glass Products is using the
For a car that entered production just earlier this year, the fifth-gen Toyota Supra has had its fair share of accidents. The latest to come to our attention took place during a time attack challenge on a race-track that left a mildly-modded 2020 Supra in ruins. The video that follows begins with the driver, Jackie Ding,
Dodge’s edgy marketing has a youthful feel, but its vehicles aren’t getting any younger. The brand is still pushing the envelope on performance with the Charger and Challenger, which continue to get styling tweaks. The big-bodied speedsters have whetted racing appetites through the years with a broadening menu of powerful factory engines as Dodge works
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car.
It’s available by subscription only. Canoo, a new BEV startup, revealed its products and strategy yesterday in Torrance California. The company intends to market a subscription-based compact mini-van sized BEV or as Canoo describes its vehicle as an “Urban Loft on wheels” starting in 2021. Founded in 2017 by ex-BMW and Über BEV executives, Canoo
PARIS — Plastic Omnium has appointed a new management team and revised its corporate governance, with co-CEO Laurent Burelle, the scion of his family’s company, becoming chairman of the board, and Laurent Favre, a veteran automotive industry executive, stepping in as the sole CEO. Jean-Michel Szczerba, who shared CEO duties with Burelle, will take on an
By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 24, 2019 The start of Gigafactory 3’s operations appears to be drawing closer, with Tesla’s China division posting a series of new job listings directly related to the manufacture and promotion of the Model 3. Amidst these updates, footage taken of the Gigafactory 3 complex suggests that the preparations
SAN FRANCISCO – Former Uber Technologies Inc. engineer Anthony Levandowski broke his long silence about allegations that he stole driverless-vehicle technology from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit to say that he didn’t do it. For the better part of a year, Levandowski was the fulcrum of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber. Lawyers, colleagues and executives called as witnesses