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Volvo unveils new Lounge Console concept for those who like to be driven

About a week ago, we talked a bit about the Volvo XC90 Excellence that is an SUV aimed at bringing comfort to both rear seat passengers. That SUV sat four people with both back seat passengers getting more legroom and lots of amenities. Volvo has rolled out another new concept at the Shanghai Auto Show called the Lounge Console.

Chevrolet FNR rides into Shanghai straight from the future

When car makers today talk of and flaunt their concept of the car of the future, they are mostly referring to the technologies found inside the car, some of which can even remove the need for a human driver. Most of the time, however, the body of the car itself remains rooted in the present, or sometimes even in the … Continue reading

McLaren 540C Coupe hits 62mph in 3.5 seconds

McLaren has been busy over the last few months adding new cars to its Sports line up. The first to go into that line was the McLaren 570S coupe. Now at the Shangahi Auto Show McLaren has added a second car to that Sports series of cars called the 540C Coupe. This car is hailed as the most attainable McLaren … Continue reading

Google was once $6 billion away from owning Tesla

In May of 2013, we reported Tesla and Google were working together on some sort of self-driving car. It may have been more than that; a new report says in 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Google boss Larry Page were in talks for Google to buy Tesla for as much as $6 billion. Musk was apparently dictating terms, asking … Continue reading

Cadillac CT6 to get Plug-in hybrid tech

Cadillac is talking up its coming range topping vehicle called the CT6. The car will have plug-in hybrid technology to make the vehicle more fuel-efficient. Cadillac says that the PHEV system used in the car is expected to get fuel economy more than double that of a conventional engine.

Porsche is also getting Apple Watch integration

Porsche seems to really be exercising its Apple connections. Just yesterday we saw the car maker officially added to the roster of names that will be sporting Apple’s formal entry into the in-vehicle systems, CarPlay. Now, the news is that there will be more Apple love on the way. When? well, when the Apple Watch officially lands on your wrists. … Continue reading

First Drives and Reviews

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The Alfa Romeo 4C is spectacular, an exotic “baby Ferrari” that has taken me from point A to point B with more than the normal diversions in-between, and with a permanent grin from ear to ear. First astonishing US drivers in rarefied (and, at nearly $70k, more expensive) Launch Edition form, but finally available with a base price starting at … Continue reading

2016 Fiat 500X first-drive – America’s grown-up Italian

If the Fiat 500 is an icon reborn, then why wouldn’t people want even more of an icon on their driveway? That’s the question the 2016 Fiat 500X arrives to address, slotting with Italian panache into the fashionable urban crossover segment. As the little-loved 500L demonstrated, however, there’s more to taking a popular city car and breaking it free of … Continue reading

2016 Acura ILX first-drive – Luxury chasing loyalty

There’s an odd dance to be followed when, as Acura is with the 2016 ILX, you’re launching a revamped version of an existing car. On the one hand, you want to highlight just how improved it is over its predecessor; on the other, you can’t be too critical, because then drivers start asking why you were so enthusiastic – and … Continue reading

Driving Toyota i-ROAD: Crazy tilt meets genius strategy

Who says electric cars have to be boring? Toyota’s Prius may be poster child for the eco-pious, but its i-ROAD tilting trike shows there’s still potential for madness in the EV. SlashGear is no stranger to the i-ROAD, and in fact we’ve driven earlier prototypes over in Japan before now. They’re less commonly found in the US, however, but Makoto … Continue reading

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