Daily Archives: December 24, 2013

2016 Audi Q1 Rendered, Detailed: The Face of Future Qs—For Now

2016 Audi Q1 Rendered and Detailed

December 2013 BY JENS MEINERS ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTIAN SCHULTE What It Is: A predictive illustration of what Audi's Q1 small crossover will look like from our artist in Germany. Positioned slightly below the Q3, Audi’s Q1 stands to be the smallest premium crossover on the market. Our illustration expands on the sketch released when Audi announced the Q1 ...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class First Ride: We Sit Shotgun with Benz’s Development Engineers

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Prototype

December 2013 BY JENS MEINERS The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class has a lot riding on its relatively diminutive shoulders. Based on the same bones that underpin the CLA-class compact sedan, the GLA is charged with a task no less important than blasting Mercedes volumes right past those of Audi and BMW in the world’s most important markets. But ...

2015 Ford F-150 Might Have More Aluminum In It Than Originally Expected [2014 Detroit Auto Show]

Ford Atlas concept

December 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm by Alexander Stoklosa Ford’s next F-150 is a seminal vehicle for the brand, and not the least because it’s the bestselling vehicle in the U.S., period. But as Automotive News reports, launching the 2015 F-150 could be tricky thanks to its more aluminum-intensive construction. We already knew the F-150 was ...

2014 Audi Q5 TDI Diesel Tested: Fuel-Efficient and Relatively Fleet

2014 Audi Q5 TDI Diesel

December 2013 BY ERIC TINGWALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL SIMARI Your typical new-car launch consists of a dozen or so juvenile-minded writers driving cars they don’t own, burning fuel they didn’t pay for, on roads that have in part been selected for their limited police presence. It’s a suitable arrangement for evaluating a car’s key attributes: acceleration, handling, ride ...

Trailer for Third Season of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Now Live, New Episodes Air January 2

December 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm by Austin Lindberg For the Seinfeld aficionados in our office, there’s no excuse for missing a single episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. And so we’re happy to have received a present on the day after Festivus: The trailer for the third season of CICGC. It’s now live, albeit ...

Jeep Evaluating Hybridizating Portions of Its Lineup, Exec Says

December 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm by Andrew Wendler Jeep is looking to hybridize models like the Cherokee without compromising ruggedness. To the surprise of no one, word comes that Jeep is exploring the use of hybrid powertrains for use in its off-road vehicles. According a report in Australian publication Drive, Steve Bartoli, Chrysler’s Asia-Pacific product ...

Lotus Esprit Turbo Archived Road Test: A Better, Faster, Federalized Esprit

1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Archived Instrumented Test arrow December 2013 BY LARRY GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY DICK KELLEY From the November 1983 Issue of Car and Driver TESTED Colin Chapman is not dead, not really. His spirit is out here still, kicking tail in the furry wallops. The furry wallops are at your disposal on any narrow little back road, particularly in England, when you're in the ...

How To Survive Winter With Rear-Wheel Drive

Skid

The Christmas travel season is again upon us, and while the weather across much of the nation is expected to be relatively tame for the holiday itself, much of the country has experienced freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow in advance of the big day. That is, of course, when a majority of travelers hit ...

Cars.com Blooper Reel

We know, we know: You think our car reviewers are perfect and could never foul up. When it comes to their expert assessments of new vehicles, this opinionated bunch might argue that's true. But you can take the blooper video above as irrefutable evidence that the process of filming a car critique does ...