Was Chrysler Expecting A Negative Reaction To The New Jeep Cherokee?

After we exclusively revealed shots of the new Jeep Cherokee rolling off the assembly line, Chrysler released the official shots of the vehicle a few hours later and ahead of schedule. The reaction to the car — particularly its nose and headlights — hasn't been as positive as the Mopar folks probably wanted. But the… » 2/23/13 10:00am 2/23/13 10:00am

If You Can't Beat 'Em, At Least Tolerate 'Em

CUVs. We all love to hate them. But the fact is, they aren't going away any time soon. We're stuck with them. And as much as we hate to admit it, that may not be the worst thing in the world. They may be less efficient in some ways than a straight wagon, but they're convincing people to ditch the truck-bodied… » 2/22/13 10:04pm 2/22/13 10:04pm

The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine Is Camless

The opening and closing movements of the valves in an internal combustion engine have been controlled by camshaft rotation for around 150 years. The cam itself was invented by Al-Jazari in the year 1206 as part of a proto-drum machine. But now, in Koenigsegg's shop as it is in many other labs around the world, the… » 2/22/13 3:42pm 2/22/13 3:42pm

Why Datsun Should Make a Come Back

In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac. » 2/22/13 3:27pm 2/22/13 3:27pm

Which Car Has The Least Blood On Its Tires?

There seems to be an unavoidable connection between being a producer of cars and being a producer of atrocities. It's not that suddenly being around cars sends you on a muderous rampage, it just seems that if you your country has gotten to the point in its development where it can produce automobiles, it's also… » 2/22/13 2:00pm 2/22/13 2:00pm

Rhapsody in Revs: A Love Letter to the Jaguar F-TYPE Exhaust Note

When it comes to the Jaguar F-TYPE, there are a few things I think we can all agree on. First, it's beautiful — especially in coupe form. These galleries are proof. Second, the Jaguar F-TYPE's V-8 engine sounds awesome. And you don't just have to take my word for it. » 7/23/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm