Did you know Kia has an “environmentally friendly sub-brand” called EcoDynamics? I didn’t either, and apparently that’s kind of the point of the new Niro. Being a “subtle hybrid” is the car’s main objective, but that’s actually not its coolest feature.
Meet the RENNtech-tuned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Extreme: almost eight feet tall with 5,200 pounds of dumper payload capacity, and is that painted-on mud splatter I see?
By now you may be familiar with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, a “hardcore light-duty” truck in between the half-ton and three-quarter-ton classifications. We knew a regular-sized half-ton version was coming, and here it is. I guess it’s “hardcore regular,” then?
Nissan’s enormous old-school truck-style SUV is back after a long hiatus; the 2017 Nissan Armada will basically be the peasant-spec Infinti QX80. Don’t count on it being “cheap,” but it sure looks sharp.
The 2015 Ram Laramie Limited is comfy as your favorite spot in the couch with the time-formed ass indent, but it'll never be as classy as this perfect original-spec 1961 Toyota Land Cruiser. Get closer to this preserved masterpiece in our gallery.
Just 1,200 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition cars will be produced, and as much as I love to crap on "special editions" I have to admit matte blue paint, legit RAYS wheels, and a B&M short-throw six-speed are pretty cool factory options.
Special Editions of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and its big brother the Camry have just dropped at the Chicago Auto Show. They come in bright colors with matched interior accents, and a subtle "SPORT" button on the dash to unlock "more aggressive driving dynamics." So, youths, are you in?!
They're gonna (grunt) make a (grrrr) new Honda Ridgeline and they say it's (muscle flex) gonna be a real pickup this time.
Mitsubishi VP Don Swearingen sat us down to say Mitsubishi is here to stay [proud and confident! read his teleprompter]. Then a couple dancing robots pulled the cover off the GC-PHEV: an insanely cool high-tech off-roader that just might make their brand cool again if they'd get the gall to make it happen.
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is a pretty hot sports car with a stiff chassis, 350 horsepower, and aggressive suspension. The Nismo Roadster concept takes that idea and tunes it for customers who just want to drive to their favorite coffee shop in Malibu; with an automatic transmission and convertible top.
Having set sales records every month for over two years, Honda is rewarding 2016 Acura RDX with a meaner face, more aggressive stance, and a few extra LEDs for good measure. The 3.5 V6 picks up more power and 1 MPG, complemented by a stiffened chassis meant to improve safety and handling.
With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving.
[Meet the first 2016 Mazda Miata with BBS wheels, a factory aero kit, and Brembo brakes. Looks sweeeeeeeeet. Photo: Mazda]
The Ford GT was the most delightful, pleasant, and AMERICAN surprise of the Detroit Auto Show. Today at the Chicago Auto Show, it has emerged that the Ford GT will be built, and it'll be built in Canada. This is excellent news, eh?
Somebody slipped pictures of the 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited out before the truck's slated debut; check out the refreshed truck from every angle right here! Spoiler alert: the improved aesthetics begin and end with a "RAM" badge the size of an ocean liner's registry tag.
A complete photo gallery of the 2016 Honda Pilot has leaked ahead of the SUV's world debut slated for tomorrow. Looks more "CR-V on steroids" than ever before, and the proportions remind me of the newly minivanified Nissan Pathfinder.
Kia's planning on unveiling their Soul-based Trail'ster e-AWD concept at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, but they're just so damn excited they couldn't help but release this picture, seemingly taken by a dog. This should be a fun concept, and, unlike the other Soul-based "-ster" concepts, maybe it'll actually get made.