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 […]

Audi to Bring AT&T 4G LTE Connectivity to All 2016 Models

Audi has expanded its relationship with AT&T to provide high-speed connectivity across its lineup and improve the automaker’s in-car experience. Every 2016 Audi model will enjoy enhanced traffic information, over-the-air map updates, social media and mobile app integration, and Internet radio, thanks to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Chris Penrose, who heads up AT&T Mobility, noted […]

Volkswagen Sports New Design Language in Four-Door Coupe Concept

Volkswagen’s lineup has become increasingly conservative. While the design of its vehicles yields good-looking sheetmetal, VW seems content to take less risks than its German counterparts. In the coming years, we will likely see Volkswagen move away from this strategy and focus on producing vehicles that are more emotionally compelling. Evidence of that new shift can be […]