Author Archives: Chris Davies

Writing for R3 Media since 2006, Chris Davies is currently executive editor for SlashGear and Android Community. Based in San Francisco, he's responsible for SlashGear's editorial decisions and covers all forms of consumer technology. You can follow him on Twitter.

Rivian has a bold EV plan that Tesla could learn from

Rivian has a bold EV plan that Tesla could learn from

You might not know the name Rivian right now, but if the EV startup has its way you'll be saying it alongside Tesla in just a few years time. Having flown generally under the radar since setting up shop in 2009, the automaker brought not one but two cars to the LA Auto Show 2018 this week, and both have the potential to seriously shake up not only the electrification space, but the car industry in general.

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator pulls out the stops to sweep up in midsize SUVs

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator pulls out the stops to sweep up in midsize SUVs

Big, glitzy, and unapologetically brash, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is the latest example of the automaker's singularly lavish vision of "American luxury." Smaller sibling to the Navigator, though hardly less imposing, the new midsize SUV also debuts Lincoln's new hybrid drivetrain.

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO speeds smarter with lavish new aero

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO speeds smarter with lavish new aero

If throwing extra horsepower at a car is the quick & dirty way to improve performance, then coaxing more speed through aerodynamic changes is arguably the more elegant. That's the route Mercedes-AMG has taken with the 2020 AMG GT R PRO, certainly, and while its carbon-fiber flourishes may look unusual, there's no denying that they deliver the goods on the track.

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The new 2020 Porsche 911 is all about how you feel

The new 2020 Porsche 911 is all about how you feel

It's tough to redesign an icon, especially when - as with the Porsche 911 - enthusiasts will waste no time in chastising you when they think you've made a mistake. Credit Porsche with a mixture of bravery and vision, then, for the 2020 911. You might think more power and more tech would be enough, but it's a little more complex than that.

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2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

2020 Kia Soul EV leads funky 3rd-Gen refresh

Kia has pulled the wraps off the brand-new 2020 Soul, including both the 2020 Soul EV electric hatchback, and its gas-engined siblings. Debuting at the LA Auto Show 2016, the new Soul gets fresh styling that riffs off the boxy aesthetic of the old car but with cleaner detailing.

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Charmingly brash, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is just what it needs to be

Charmingly brash, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is just what it needs to be

Brash, unmistakable, and borderline excessive, if there's one thing you can't accuse the 2020 Jeep Gladiator of being it's lacking in confidence. The brand new pickup may have only just emerged from under the sheets at the LA Auto Show 2018, but already it's shaping up to deliver 90-percent of the charming madness of a Hummer only with a fraction of the frustration.

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The 2019 Honda Passport is the mini-Pilot people begged for

The 2019 Honda Passport is the mini-Pilot people begged for

You can't argue that Honda doesn't know just what drivers want. Indeed, the new 2019 Honda Passport is the case in point for that, a two-row, 5-seat smaller sibling of the Pilot making its debut at the LA Auto Show 2018 this week.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO tops AMG GT 2-door revamp

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO tops AMG GT 2-door revamp

Mercedes has given its AMG GT a revamp, with the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupes and Roadsters also joined by a fearsome 2020 AMG GT R PRO for the track. The automaker's most potent sports cars got their big reveal at the LA Auto Show 2018 today, gaining new styling, better performance, and more cabin technology.

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The 2020 BMW M340i is a compelling return to form

The 2020 BMW M340i is a compelling return to form

BMW isn't being shy about the new 2020 M340i - ask the Bavarians and they'll tell you it's the ultimate sports sedan. Making its debut at the LA Auto Show 2018 today, the new four-door is part of BMW's recommitment to fans that it's laser-focused on making the "ultimate driving machine" the automaker has always promised.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup pairs Wrangler style with go-anywhere 4×4

2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup pairs Wrangler style with go-anywhere 4×4

All hail the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, promising to be a pickup par excellence and the midsize truck to make you forget anything Chevrolet or Ford might have on offer. Making its long-anticipated debut at the LA Auto Show 2018 today, the 2020 Gladiator gives Jeep a crew cab option, with a 5-foot steel bed and the styling the automaker is known for.

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2020 Lincoln Aviator makes sleek luxe SUV a plug-in hybrid

2020 Lincoln Aviator makes sleek luxe SUV a plug-in hybrid

The midsize luxury SUV segment just got an impressive new competitor, with the 2020 Lincoln Aviator promising Navigator-style road presence with Continental luxury. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show 2018, the all-new SUV packs a number of firsts for the automaker, including a fresh hybrid drivetrain and smartphone integration.

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2020 Porsche 911 official: More power, new style, and cleaner cabin

2020 Porsche 911 official: More power, new style, and cleaner cabin

A new Porsche 911 is a big deal, and so the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 4S are making a splash at the LA Auto Show 2018 this week. The eighth generation of the iconic sports car, the new 911 gets refreshed styling, a whole new interior, and more power, though purists will be pleased to hear that some of the mainstays have stayed the same.

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