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2017 Subaru Impreza Debuts Ahead Of 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Subaru Impreza Debuts Ahead Of 2016 New York Auto Show

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza has rolled out under the bright lights of New York City the night before the official kick-off for the 2016 New York Auto Show, with the four-door sedan taking a bow (the hatchback will have to wait for the show's opening day). Wearing styling that appears to borrow from both the Impreza concept that was shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall as well as the swooping curves of the Mazda3, an entirely new platform sits underneath the Impreza - dubbed the Global Platform architecture - which is intended to improve driving dynamics as well as safety.

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Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar has announced a new remote functions app for Android Wear smartwatches. The app has several connected features for Jaguar and Land Rover owners to take advantage of including the ability to remotely start the car and activate the climate system. That is an important feature in hot or cold environments.

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Baidu driverless cars head to the States for testing

Baidu driverless cars head to the States for testing

Chinese search giant Baidu is set to bring its driverless car testing to the US in a move that sees the firm advocating coordination with the US government to get self-driving cars on the road. Baidu wants to have a commercially viable automated car available in China by 2018, which is well ahead of the goals set by some firms. Baidu has a tech center in Silicon Valley that will be used for the autonomous car effort.

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Ariel Atom to continue to be powered by Honda under new engine deal

Ariel Atom to continue to be powered by Honda under new engine deal

The Ariel Atom is a gloriously minimalist car that is perfect for the racetrack or flying down the back roads in a car that is essentially a tube frame bolted to a Honda engine. Honda UK and Ariel Motor Company have announced that they have renewed the exclusive engine supply deal that will see the British firm continue to power its car with Honda engines.

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2017 Camaro ZL1 available with paddle shift 10-speed transmission, 640hp

2017 Camaro ZL1 available with paddle shift 10-speed transmission, 640hp

Chevrolet has been making the Camaro ZL1 for a while now and the car is aimed directly at the driver who wants to be able to take on the road course or drag strip on the weekend and be able to drive to work during the week. For 2017, the ZL1 is all new and in the guise of the 6th generation Camaro it looks fantastic to boot. Power for the ZL1 comes from a 6.2L V8 that makes an estimated 640hp and 640 lb-ft of torque.

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Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

GM and Lyft have announced a new program that the two firms have teamed up on called Express Drive. The goal of the Express Drive program is to give Lyft drives access to a rental car when needed at an affordable rate. The Express Drive program lets the drivers rent cars under an all-inclusive program.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a lightweight track weapon

2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a lightweight track weapon

Chevrolet has rolled out a new version of the Corvette Stingray called the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport. You can think of this car as the naturally aspirated version of the Corvette Z06. If you liked what the Z06 was about, but aren’t a fan of supercharged cars for your track day weapon of choice, the Grand Sport is what you want. Chevy says that the 2016 Grand Sport has an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability with 1.2g if you choose the Z07 package.

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What’s Yellow, Black and 70kg lighter? The Lotus Evora Sport 410

What’s Yellow, Black and 70kg lighter? The Lotus Evora Sport 410

Lotus has unveiled a new special edition of its Evora sports car. The vehicle is called the Lotus Evora Sport 410 and it is one of the fastest Lotus models ever introduced. The car is able to reach 60mph from a standstill in 3.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph.

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Nissan Leaf security vulnerability allows remote access to vehicle functions

Nissan Leaf security vulnerability allows remote access to vehicle functions

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular EVs in the world with many of them in the hands of customers globally. Recently a security vulnerability was discovered in the way the Nissan app interacts with the Leaf that allows people to access Leaf functions remotely outside of how Nissan intended the car to be accessible. The discovery was made by a Leaf owner who happens to be an app developer while at a security conference.

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Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe debuts with 362hp biturbo V6

Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe debuts with 362hp biturbo V6

Mercedes-AMG has rolled out another performance car that buyers can choose from called the C43 coupe. The C43 slots into the C family of cars and packs a 362hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine under the hood. The engine is mated with a new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that is able to change gears quickly. The car also sports 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

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Visa Token service enable car-based commerce

Visa Token service enable car-based commerce

At MWC, credit card company Visa announced it was making its Visa Token Service available to automakers to pave the way for secure car-based commerce. To go along with enabling car-based commerce Visa is also rolling out a range of digital payment solutions with standards for Ma href="http://www.slashgear.com/tags/bluetooth/">Bluetooth and QR codes that help expand mobile payments for merchants and consumers.

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