Car geeks loved the original RDX. Mainstream buyers just didn’t get it and headed off to buy more Lexus RX350s. Generation two proves Acura has been paying attention. The only question is, does it have enough tech to keep luxury car buyers happy?
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, nearly every auto manufacturer on the planet has been sending BMW love letters for the past 37 years in the form of cars that slavishly copy the design cues of the 3. And now there’s an all new one.
Ferdinand A. Porsche, designer of the original Porsche 911, perhaps the most iconic car of our times, died on Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76. The classic design became the very symbol of Porsche, a company founded by his grandfather, then run by his father.
Designed to bring MINI ownership to people who regard the 70 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water as their home, the new MINI Cooper Yachtsman is a corner-carving crustacean that promises go-kart-like handling and a sensational combination of amphibious* and landphibious performance both on and off the water.
Verano might be the smallest Buick but it hits a very large sweet spot. It appears the TriShield brand has finally nailed a unique direction, confidence, and purpose.
SKYACTIV is Mazda’s new marketing term that describes a whole bunch of techniques and technologies that make their cars cleaner and more fuel-efficient. Don’t worry. They left the fun part of the 3 alone.
For 2012 Hyundai has given Genesis a new transmission, a big boost in horsepower and some cosmetic tweaks. Still, no logo on the nose.
Gas is getting expensive which means Americans will start looking at subcompact cars. Fortunately there are a lot of models to choose from these days. Yaris is one of them.
It sports crisp new clothes, gets the chores done, and doesn’t drink a lot. Can you say that about yourself?
When it comes to electric cars, most people think Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Now there’s a plug-in car for budget buyers- the Mitsubishi i. It’s the least expensive electric car you can buy in America, begging the question- Is this a car you can live with?
The c stand for city, but compact and civilized work fine too.
The TDI is a powerful argument that Volkswagen has aimed diesels, and the Passat, straight at Americans.