Well, somehow the goofballs in charge of the New York International Auto Show gave me media credentials this year, so I tried to make the most of it. I may have done well to talk to more humans instead of just running around rabidly photographing things, but I was thrilled at the lack of children in the way for once…
It’s not about the styling. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s true: I’m writing an entire negative column about the new 2016 Lexus RX and I’m not going to say a word about its design; a design so bold and muscular that it looks like a midsize luxury SUV thug; the kind of midsize luxury SUV thug that would beat up other…
For the longest time, Volkswagen and Audi were arguably the worst offenders when it came to withholding their coolest cars from the U.S. market. I feel like the tide is changing with cars like the new 2015 Audi S3 and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R, the best Golf R they’ve give us yet. Now for even better news: the 2016…
Plenty of people have terrible ideas, but few people are bold enough to come up with a great terrible idea. I think Mark Wilson's car-that-turns-into-two-motorcycles is such a terrible idea that it's come full circle and I almost kind of love it.
Eagle-eyed reader Ryan S spotted a flatbed tow truck with some very rare cargo en route to the New York Auto Show: the Lyons Streamliner supercar, or at least some likely not-so-self-propelled version of the car. Looks like we better get back to the show!
Earlier this week, Subaru unveiled the BRZ STi concept at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, and my now-sentient camera took a few shots of the long-awaited coupe without my knowledge. Here are those high-res pictures, and may they find their way onto your collective desktops safely. Enjoy!
There is one thing, and only one thing, that absolutely everyone is focused on during the Press Days at an auto show. It is the lifeblood, the energy that keeps you going when sad, defeated, $14 chicken tenders cannot. It is coffee, and sometimes it is great, and sometimes it is terrible. The coffees of the New York…
Er, this is going to be hard to believe but, uh, the new Smart ForTwo looks like it actually could be good.
Because they make all the other cars look like poop.
[Here I am taking a look at the new Smart car’s engine. It’s super cool!]
There’s been a lot of criticism of the new Lincoln Continental concept. It’s too derivative, it’s not good enough, it’s not this, it’s too much of that. All of you are missing the point. It’s the best car in on planet Earth. Just from a planet Earth in a parallel universe.
McLaren brought one of the three homologation specials for the longtail F1 to the New York Auto Show. I was in its presence. I smelled it.
I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really…
The Nissan Maxima has traditionally been the result of the Japanese company’s desire to stuff an unusually large engine in an unusually large car. And the new 2016 Nissan Maxima isn’t much different. In fact, it’s improved over the older car in literally some ways. But it might not be enough for our tastes.
Rumors of the demise of the Volkswagen Beetle appear to have been greatly exaggerated, or at least, unfounded. Volkswagen officials say the Beetle will return in the next few years, underpinned by the superb MQB platform and with a new emotional, dynamic design.
I was genuinely looking forward to the New York Auto Show unveiling of startup automaker Lyons Motor Cars’ LM2 Streamliner, a vehicle claimed to have 1,700 horsepower and all-wireless electrical functions. That won’t happen now. The LM 2 isn’t “ready” for its Auto Show debut, at least not during the media days.
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The new Optima is like the old one but more bland and with less expensive trim.