Cars

High-tech vacuum designer Dyson possibly developing an electric car

High-tech vacuum designer Dyson possibly developing an electric car

While Dyson is known around the globe for its home products like vacuum cleaners and fans, it seems the British company is looking to step out of its niche and into the exploding electric vehicle market. But Dyson may be well-beyond the early planning stages, as it's receiving a hefty investment from the UK government to pursue its research and development.

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Volvo’s S90 priced up to scare the Germans

Volvo’s S90 priced up to scare the Germans

Volvo has priced up its S90 luxury sedan, undercutting the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW's 5 Series as the Swedish automaker attempts to repeat the success of the XC90 SUV. Revealed in January, the S90 is set to hit dealer forecourts in the US this summer, initially as a pair of gas-only models, but with a plug-in hybrid to follow on. Meanwhile, Volvo is looking to shake up the ordering process with its new Volvo Concierge service.

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How Audi’s 2017 R8 Spyder pairs soft top with hard performance

How Audi’s 2017 R8 Spyder pairs soft top with hard performance

When you're making the droptop version of your track-destroying supercar, do you tone things down for the open air crowd? To the relief of R8 fans everywhere, Audi opted to do no such thing with the 2017 Audi R8 Spyder, appearing for the first time at the New York International Auto Show ahead of its release later this year. I caught up with Filip Brabec, director of product management at Audi, as well as the chief engineers on the project to find out why this roofless R8 hasn't lost its edge in the process.

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Jaguar to build Nine 1957 XKSS continuation models

Jaguar to build Nine 1957 XKSS continuation models

Jaguar is making one of the coolest and most exclusive cars that it has offered since 1957. The new car is called the XKSS and the run started in 1957 with 25 planned, only 16 of those original cars were built before a tragic fire destroyed the rest of the cars. Jag now plans to build the nine outstanding XKSS cars promising that they will be completely authentic and crafted to the highest quality.

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Mercedes’ New York showing is anything but subtle

Mercedes’ New York showing is anything but subtle

Most automakers bring one new model to the New York International Auto Show; Mercedes-Benz brought three. Whether indecision or simply being blessed with a surfeit of choice, the trio of three-pointed stars runs a range from potent convertible, through unusual crossover, to a luxury sedan that promises to be anything but restrained.

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We gave the Acura NSX a nose-job

We gave the Acura NSX a nose-job

The first 2017 Acura NSX hasn't even made it into an owner's garage, but is the supercar already due a facelift? That's the question we couldn't help but ask ourselves after seeing the Acura MDX break cover today at the North American International Auto Show, complete with the company's brand new - and far more charming - nose.

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BMW and Alpina tag-team on Bavarian bruisers at NYIAS

BMW and Alpina tag-team on Bavarian bruisers at NYIAS

You wait an age for a stupidly-powerful, ridiculously-luxurious, vast Bavarian sports sedan, and then two come along at the same time. Sharing the spotlight at the New York International Auto Show today are two takes on the same car: BMW's tech-blessed 7 Series. On the one hand there's Alpina's 2017 B7, an independent take on the high-end sedan.

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Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis has unveiled a new concept car at the New York Auto show. The car is called the New York Concept and it shows what the company is calling the Athletic Elegance design direction that will be further explored down the road. The car also promises to focus on driver-focused luxury. Power for the car comes from a 245ps (241bhp) 2.0 GDi engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Acura is taking this NSX GT3 racing

Acura is taking this NSX GT3 racing

When you go to the effort of crafting a whole new supercar, it seems frankly wasteful not to take it racing, and it seems Acura feels the same way. The company has taken the wraps off of its new NSX GT3 racecar today, bringing the custom variant to the New York International Auto Show ahead of its planned debut on the track sometime in 2017.

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Mercedes-AMG brings the 2017 C63 Cabriolet to New York

Mercedes-AMG brings the 2017 C63 Cabriolet to New York

Auto shows are prime opportunities for car makers to put their best foot forward, whether be it in terms of technology, which seems to be the trend these days, or in raw power. At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG is banking heavily on the latter, revealing the C-Class 2017 C63 Cabriolet and its sportier C63 S sibling to US customers. Combining an AMG V8 Biturbo engine with an open-air design, the 2017 C63 Cabriolet is promised to deliver an exhilarating driving experience matching its performance.

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2017 Acura MDX borrows NSX’s slick Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

2017 Acura MDX borrows NSX’s slick Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Acura's luxury SUV, the MDX, has had a nose job, with the 2017 MDX showing off its new look at the New York International Auto Show 2016 today. The polish also includes some work under the hood, with a new hybrid powertrain that, so Acura is predicting, will add 7mpg to the 2017 MDX's economy figures.

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This is the 2017 Nissan GT-R: Power and luxury boosted

This is the 2017 Nissan GT-R: Power and luxury boosted

Nissan's GT-R is undeniably iconic, but it's also getting long in the tooth, and so Godzilla has gone in for a revamp. It's no minor surgery, either, with the 2017 Nissan GT-R getting a more aggressive look outside, more power from the engine, and more luxury inside, as the company readies itself for big competition from the Lexus LC 500, Acura NSX, and others.

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