By Jon Alain GuzikPosted 04.09.2012 at 5:38 pm 3 Comments
When BMW rolls out an all-new 3 Series, it's big news, since these have been the benchmark of German sedans for the last 30 years or more. It also sets off a tectonic shift in the entry-level luxury market, with the Mercedes-Benz C Class, Audi A, not to mention the Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G and the Lexus GS suddenly called upon to step up their game to follow along.
This automotive war of attrition becomes a win for the consumer, as the arms race among the automakers gives the consumer a lot more choice. Really, who can argue with better, faster and safer cars every few years?
By John VoelckerPosted 01.20.2012 at 12:05 pm 28 Comments
Until now, there hasn't been an all-electric car fit for road-tripping. But Tesla's Model S, due out late in 2012, is made for extended drives. Its battery goes up to 300 miles on a charge. Its cabin is spacious enough for seven passengers. And it can get up to cruising speed fast—the Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds.
Hyundai's new sedans pack unprecedented power and efficiency into tiny engines
By Laurence UlrichPosted 06.01.2010 at 4:35 pm 0 Comments
Despite being the world’s fastest-growing automaker, Hyundai isn’t known for its engine-building prowess. This year, however, the company is rolling out one of the most powerful yet efficient four-cylinders ever produced, putting it on track to become the first carmaker to meet the new federally mandated average fleet fuel-economy standard of 35.5 mpg by 2016.