2016 Optima is an Evolutionary Take on Kia’s Best-Selling Vehicle

With a stylish design that was cultivated by former Audi design chief Peter Schreyer, a bevy of powertrain options ranging from a fuel-sipping 2.4-liter model to a 274-horsepower turbocharged sleeper, the The Kia Optima easily has become the Korean brand’s most popular mode in the States. After four years of incredible success with the current […]

2016 Lexus RX is a Bolder, Sportier Interpretation of the Popular Crossover

At times, the Lexus RX has suffered the same criticism that has plagued the Lexus brand as a whole. Some have said that the RX is too middle-of-the-road, too conservative, too boring. For 2016, Lexus clearly wanted to change that and took a decidedly revolutionary approach to redesigning the popular, conventional crossover. Now in its […]

Mercedes’ Best-Selling Mid-Size SUV Gets a New Look, New Name

The complete redesign of Mercedes’ popular midsize SUV, the ML-Class, was slated to make its debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. But the automaker just couldn’t wait to reveal the successor, and its new name. For 2016, the ML-Class will be replaced by the new GLE-Class, keeping in-line with the German brand’s recent […]

Goodyear Displays Tire Technology that Could Charge Your EV

Interesting concepts that push the boundaries of design and technology don’t always come from automakers. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, tire manufacturer Goodyear announced two intriguing concepts that could impact the the adoption of electric vehicles and improve vehicle safety. As we’ve seen in numerous EVs and hybrids, capturing energy that would otherwise be […]

Audi to Take On Le Mans With More Efficient R18 Hybrid

Audi has just unveiled its follow-up to last year’s Le Mans champion, the fifth-generation R18 E-Tron Quattro. Following the announcements of other new LMP1 challengers from Nissan and Porsche, Audi’s racer looks very similar to last year’s model. Only subtle tweaks were employed to the exterior to improve aerodynamics. There’s also a new engine cover and […]

Audi Mixes Practicality with the Stunning Lines of the Prologue Concept

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi took the covers of what will serve as the main inspiration for the brand’s design direction. The Prologue Concept was progressive and highly emotional coupe with bulging fenders, a sweeping roofline, and concave rear window. But the concept also expressed traditional Audi design cues that made the […]

Could the Next-Generation Kia Optima Include a Sport Wagon?

Kia’s Optima sport sedan is due for a redesign soon and hints of what we can expect were on display at the recent Geneva Motor Show. While it didn’t don the Optima badge, Kia’s Sportspace Concept will likely inspire the styling of the next-generation model. Designed by Kia’s Frankfurt-based studio, the Sportspace is a fresh […]

BMW Introduces Its First Plug-In Hybrid: The X5 xDrive40e

Fans of BMW know that the German automaker regularly breaks with convention. Just take one look at its lineup and you’ll find cutting-edge design, industry-first technologies, and a commitment to driving dynamics like no other. The automaker has broken with convention yet again recently, revealing its first plug-in hybrid from its core brand. No, it’s […]