For those who want the flexibility and power of a Subaru, but just a bit more ritzy
By Jon Alain Guzik
Posted 08.10.2012 at 11:05 am 4 Comments
For those who want something more active than a wagon but smaller than a SUV, there aren't a lot of choices. There's the Subaru Outback and the Volvo XC, and, well, that’s pretty much it. While the Subaru is a great all-arounder and gives off an insouciant LL Bean Nor’eastern vibe, sometimes the consumer wants more luxury than a Subie. Which brings us to the Audi Allroad, Audi’s all new for 2013 A4-derived sport wagon.
Clever engineering makes Porsche’s hybrid genuinely efficient
By Jon Alain Guzik
Posted 07.22.2010 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments
Few vehicles flaunt their gas-chugging power as proudly as a Porsche Cayenne, so it’s natural to be suspicious of the hybrid version. Can this racecar-like SUV really improve gas mileage and still be a Porsche?
Hummers may have toyed with adapting to leaner times as plug-in hybrids, but the end has finally come for the long-time sport-utility brand based on the military workhorse. A General Motors deal to sell off its brand to a Chinese manufacturer collapsed after the companies were still waiting on Chinese government approval, the New York Times reports.
By Lawrence Ulrich
Posted 10.14.2009 at 1:11 am 0 Comments
We the people already own 61 percent of General Motors. Now GM has to convince us to buy another stake in it: a new car. Fresh from bankruptcy, the company’s survival hinges on cranking out appealing designs that Americans want today. That means fewer supersized pickups and SUVs and more efficient cars and crossovers—a fleet for an age of volatile gas prices and a federal requirement that cars get 35 miles per gallon by 2016. Here are the key models GM will offer in the next few years.
Cadillac CTS Coupe:On Sale: Summer 2010 Courtesy General Motors
We take the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan for a test drive to see if it really is the GTI of sport utilities
By Mike Spinelli
Posted 06.10.2008 at 12:53 pm 2 Comments
Sometimes car marketers really earn their shrimp cocktail. Saddled with an unfavorable Euros-to-dollars conversion, Volkswagen North America needed a sales hook to take the edge off the slight premium buyers would pay for its German-built 2009 Tiguan. The answer was to hail the new compact model as "The GTI of SUVs." That tagline implies the Tiguan packs the driving entertainment of the company's sports hatchback, with extra room for lawn chairs, soccer balls and a 72-pack of Mott's.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.