2015 New York Auto Show Photos & Stuff

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… » 4/09/15 10:34am 4/09/15 10:34am

Here's Why The Lexus RX Was The Biggest Loser In New York

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… » 4/07/15 3:00pm 4/07/15 3:00pm

It's Happening: 367 HP Five-Cylinder Demon Audi RS3 Planned For U.S.

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… » 4/07/15 9:25am 4/07/15 9:25am

The New Smart ForTwo May Have The Best Smartphone Integration Of Any Car

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… » 4/02/15 1:05pm 4/02/15 1:05pm

2016 Nissan Maxima: A 4-Door Sports Car If Sports Cars Have FWD And CVTs

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.
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Lyons' Bizarre 1700 HP Wireless Hypercar Isn't 'Ready' For The Auto Show

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. » 4/02/15 9:20am 4/02/15 9:20am