From the category archives: Industry News and Events

Hyundai Sets Bullseye on Hot Hatches

The recipe for a hot hatch is simple:  Blend an economy-minded hatchback with the performance of a sports car. Manufacturers have been following this method for years and now one more models looks to be added to the list of giant killers.

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Toyota Already Working on FJ Cruiser Replacement

Discontinued in 2014, the Toyota FJ Cruiser filled a niche need for a purpose built off-road vehicle. Perhaps the only real competitor to the Jeep Wrangler, the FJ went relatively unchanged throughout its eight year run. Rather than refresh the iconic off-roader, it appears Toyota is ready develop its replacement. According to a recent post on Autoblog, the folks over at Toyota have registered a trademark on the “FT-4X” name.

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New BMW 5 Series Packs a Punch

Earlier this week, images of the redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series raced across the Internet, a day ahead of the company’s scheduled reveal. Consequently, the German automaker has released specifications for the all-new luxury mid-size sedan.

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Mercedes-Benz Has a Solution to Germany’s Ban on Combustible Engines

The age of electric vehicles is upon us.

As the world looks for alternative fuel sources, it’s hard to beat the zero-emission capability of electricity. The Mercedes-Benz S550e is the latest vehicle to take advantage of the green technology, but it does so with a twist.

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Nissan Creates Autonomous Chair for People Waiting in Line

Nissan's intelligent mobility vision is all about product evolution. The project looks at how cars are powered, driven and integrated and aims to produce zero vehicle emissions and road fatalities. As part of the program, the automaker is releasing a series of innovations designed to bring the benefits to the daily lives of customers.

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McLaren Denies Purchase Rumor

The Internet lit up earlier this week as rumors of a possible sale of McLaren Automotive to Apple Incorporated made their rounds. The tech giant had reportedly been in talks with the British supercar maker for months and was on the verge of acquiring the company. 

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Spied: BMW 8-Series

In March of this year, BMW executives hinted at the brand's future, and stated it would be adding more high-end models to its lineup. One model, a drop top variant of the hybrid i8, has been confirmed. The second model may bring back a nameplate the German automaker has kept quiet for nearly 20 years.

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Gymkhana 9: Ken Block Creates Madness in Buffalo

The ingredients are simple: Take one 600  horsepower Ford Focus RS RX, find an abandoned locale and put Ken Block behind the wheel. We’ve seen it over and over again, yet every time it seems to get better. Piloting his new Ford Focus RS RX, the Hoonigan — as he's known — is back at it with Gymkhana 9. 

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The Big List: Labor Day Weekend Car Shopping Deals

Analysts from NADA Used Car Guide share best new car deals this holiday weekend.

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BMW Bids Farewell to Z4

In 2012, BMW and Toyota joined forces to work on their next generation sports car. The joint venture was spawned out of a need for BMW to come up with a replacement for the aging Z4 roadster, and for Toyota to resurrect the much famed Supra super coupe.

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