Daily Archives: November 17, 2016

Nissan Brought a Massive Star Wars TIE Fighter to the L.A. Auto Show and It Was Glorious

Nissan L.A. Auto Show Star Wars Display

November 17, 2016 at 6:34 pm by Dave VanderWerp | Photography by Michael Simari When a mega brand like the Star Wars franchise—one so popular that stuff like out-of-print Lego kits can go for thousands of dollars—drifts into your galaxy, you point your tractor beam in its direction and hang on. That’s exactly what happened at ...

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Driven: Bigger, Better, Slower

Those who enter the car market intending to go electric have more and better choices than ever, reducing the odds that they’ll just give up and buy a fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered model instead. But what about the other way around, the shopper who goes into the dealership expecting to buy a gas car and winds up ...

The 10 Must-See New Cars and Concepts from the 2016 L.A. Auto Show

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Aria Concept Car Imagines the Mid-Engined Corvette that Chevrolet Hasn’t Built Yet

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Have you ever asked yourself, “gee, what would ‘Fast Eddy’ drive?” Probably not, unless you’re a Corvette fanatic and/or fan of GM’s late designer Ed Taylor, known by many as “Fast Eddy.” But the folks at the Aria Group, a 21-year-old design firm and fabrication company that builds concept cars for major automakers and helps ...

2018 Toyota C-HR: In Production Form, And, Oh, What a Form That Is

With the Scion brand consigned to the dustbin, Toyota slid its new, Scion-intended C-HR small crossover into its mainstream lineup. Of course, the C-HR was always planned to sell as a Toyota in other markets, such as Europe (where that market’s production version was shown in Geneva early this year). Look, just because the lifted-coupe ...

Why Buy? Hyundai Presents Two Alternative Ways to Get Into Its Ioniq Electric Car

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The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, with a phenomenal 58 mpg EPA combined rating and the promise of a perkier driving experience than the Toyota Prius, is poised to capture the hearts of eco-frugalistas. Yet the path to success for the Ioniq Electric is definitely different. To woo savvy younger urban drivers who want to go electric ...

SUPER KODO! Mazda’s New Daytona Prototype Wears a Road-Car Face

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November 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm by Davey G. Johnson | Photography by Michael Simari Kodo! It’s got what racecars crave! Or at least, that’s what Mazda’s hoping, as it unveils the RT24-P Daytona Prototype created with the company’s road car design language in mind. Set to draw first racing blood at the Rolex 24, that ...

Acura’s Precision Cockpit Concept Previews Future Control and Infotainment Interface

At the 2016 Detroit auto show, Acura rolled out its fantastical Precision concept car, previewing its future exterior design themes in an extreme form. The concept had an interior, but it was just as crazy as the exterior. At the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, Acura is showing something more production-ready (and, frankly, more relevant): ...

How to Drive in NYC Traffic

November 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm by Car and Driver We went along for the ride as car enthusiast Michael Prichinello took the new Genesis G90 for a spin both in and out of New York City. Prichinello says that “being a New York City driver means part of your love is escaping it.” Find out ...

SUPER KODO! Mazda’s New Daytona Prototype Wears a Road Car Face

Mazda-RT24-P-race-car-prototype-PLACEMENT

November 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm by Davey G. Johnson | Photography by Michael Simari Kodo! It’s got what racecars crave! Or at least, that’s what Mazda’s hoping, as it unveils the RT24-P Daytona Prototype created with the company’s road car design language in mind. Set to draw first racing blood at the Rolex 24, that ...