Forget The Lasers, Tailgate Seating Is The SUV Option I Want

Land Rover really worked to impress us at the New York Auto Show. No, not like all the other automakers— Rover rented out an aircraft carrier, for real. They blathered on about "unparalleled innovation" but slipped the SUV's coolest feature; fold-out tailgate party seats, into a dark corner of their press release. » 4/23/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

New Nissan Frontier Promised For 2015, May Arrive With An SUV Sibling

The Nissan Frontier is well-ripe for a redesign and the company says it's finally coming next year. I wouldn't expect Murano levels of futurism, but Nissan planning to prioritize styling while staying close to the current truck's dimensions. Since the Xterra sits on the same F-Platform, it's logical to assume the SUV… » 4/21/14 1:21pm Monday 1:21pm

In Defense Of The Booth Professional

We have a winner for worst column about the New York Auto Show, and it comes from a TIME writer who thinks the notion of booth babes is antiquated. Hell, if anyone knows about an antiquated profession I guess it's someone who writes for TIME. The whole thing reads less like a thoughtful take on how the industry treats… » 4/21/14 12:40pm Monday 12:40pm

Behind The Scenes Of Mazda's Miata-gasm At The New York Auto Show

The Miata is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And to really get the party started, Mazda dug some of their most impressive and significant Miatas out of storage and brought them to the show floor to create the finest display of Miatas ever assembled. » 4/18/14 4:00pm 4/18/14 4:00pm

Huzzah! The U.S.-Spec Alfa Romeo Will Have Manual Steering

One of the most exciting aspects of the sexy new Alfa Romeo 4C is that it has delightfully old-school unassisted steering. But for months, I've had a sneaking suspicion that this would change when the car came to America. Now, at the car's American debut at the New York Auto Show, I can confirm my fears were unfounded. » 4/18/14 10:20am 4/18/14 10:20am

In Defense Of The 2015 Infiniti QX80 And Its Awesome Interior

Debate the looks of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 all you want. Actually, you don't have to. It's always going to look like a melted brick. A melted brick with chrome portholes that still manage to look like a $12 add-on. Too bad, because it's actually really nice. » 4/18/14 10:00am 4/18/14 10:00am

The BMW i8 Is Wonderful Because It Feels Like The Future

When I was a kid, I used to try and imagine what kind of cars we would drive in the far-flung future year of Two Thousand Fourteen. Would they fly? Would they hit unfathomable speeds with amazing new technology? Would they look just like concept cars? I love the BMW i8 because it delivers on that promise. » 4/18/14 9:00am 4/18/14 9:00am