Mazda Kai Concept: The Future of the 3

Mazda used its home-country advantage at this year’s Tokyo auto show to map out its upcoming plans for design direction, architectural advancement, and engine technology. Those organizational intentions are manifest in two concepts: the Vision Coupe (itself a four-door spinoff from the RX-Vision concept) and the Kai concept. The latter is likely a […]

Scoop! 600-HP Lexus LC F Coming This Fall

Currently, the 471-hp Lexus LC500 is the brand’s high-performance flagship. But we’ve learned that Lexus is planning more. Set to make its debut at the Tokyo auto show in October is an ultra-high-performance LC F that will feature a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 punching out a potent 600 horsepower. According to our […]

Lexus LS+ Concept Is a Flagship Focused on Automated Driving

There are three things auto manufacturers are pretty much required to develop now to stay relevant: electric vehicles, crossovers, and autonomous-driving technology. As to that last one, the industry has decided it’s no longer a question of if driverless cars are coming; it’s a matter of when. Dozens of recent concept cars from all parts […]

Electrified Nissan Juke Concept e-Powers Up

Nissan will plunge further into electrification with the debut of the Juke e-Power concept, set to be unveiled at the Tokyo auto show this fall. With the current Juke now seven years old, the new concept is said to have an exterior modeled after the radical Gripz SUV-style concept first seen in […]

Fuel Economy 2017 Cadillac XT5

Fuel Economy Rating:  The XT5’s EPA fuel-economy estimates parallel those of other V-6–powered rivals. All-wheel drive costs 1 mpg in the city and the highway, a small concession for snowy-weather confidence. In our real-world testing, the XT5’s performance was worse than expected. Fuel Economy Ratings Compared We’ve devised our own […]

The best and worst electric cars 2017 – P3

P1 , P2 4. Volkswagen e-Golf Unlike purpose-built electric cars such as the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf, the e-Golf is based on a conventional hatchback. However, this is no bad thing, because it means it has all the good points of the regular Golf, along with greatly reduced running costs. 3. BMW i3 A smart interior […]

The best and worst electric cars 2017 -P2

Electric cars are growing in popularity, and no wonder: they’re quiet, cheap to run and smooth to drive. But which are the bright sparks to consider – and which are the loose connections? P1 7. Kia Soul EV The Soul EV is Kia’s first attempt at an electric car, and is actually […]