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McLaren 570S Kicks Off New Sport Series

On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
McLaren 570S Kicks McLaren makes sports cars. Right? Well, not quite: it has until now made supercars like the 650S, and what you might call hypercars like the P1. But Woking has long been previewing its upcoming assault on the sports car market with the introduction of its new, (relatively) more accessible Sports Series. And at long last, ...

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive

On Monday, March 30th, 2015
2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive When it first came stateside in 1978, choosing a BMW 7 Series was a simple process. With one engine and one wheelbase, you could just pick what color you want and be on your merry way. Today there are ten different models, forcing drivers to choose among four engines (plus a hybrid), rear- or all-wheel-drive, ...

2015 Fiat 500C Abarth Automatic

On Sunday, March 29th, 2015
2015 Fiat 500C Why am I quoting Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s tale in the review of a small Fiat? Well, much like oddly colored eggs and ham, for the 500C Abarth, Fiat has taken something formerly palatable and added a rather bizarre quality – a six-speed automatic transmission. “I do not like an auto trans,” I said. “I’d ...

Ford PicksUp New Ranger Overseas

On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Ford picks up new Ranger The new Ford F-150 is lighter and more efficient than the model it replaced, but if it’s a smaller Ford pickup that you really wanted, you’re going to have to pack your bags. Because while Dearborn stopped selling the Ranger in North America years ago, it still offers one in markets overseas. And it’s just ...

Xcar Tours Toyota’s Secret Racing Collection

On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Xcar tours Toyota's Toyota Motorsport GmbH has dabbled in just about every form of motorsport you could think of. The Japanese automaker’s European racing division has made its mark in Formula One, Le Mans, rally, hillclimbing… it’s even made some road-going prototypes. And Xcar managed to gain access to its inner sanctum. As a result of all its ...

Used Electric Vehicles Closing Residual Value Gap on Diesels

On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Used Electric Vehicles Residual values for electric vehicles are rising to levels similar to those of diesels as the used car market becomes more accustomed to the technology they contain. The residual value gold standard for EVs is the Tesla Model S. Its minimum 220 mile range means that its three year/60,000 mile value is around 43% – ...

ŠKODA 2014: Record-Breaking Sales And Financial Results

On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
ŠKODA 2014 ŠKODA remains in the fast lane. In 2014 the manufacturer delivered more than one million cars to customers worldwide for the first time in their 120-year history. Deliveries increased 12.7% to 1,037,200 vehicles (2013: 920,800). ŠKODA’s global market share rose to 1.4% (2013: 1.3%). ŠKODA also achieved record financial results, with sales revenue increasing 13.9% ...

Renault Argentina To Manufacture The Logan, Sandero And Sandero Stepway At Its Santa Isabela Plant

On Monday, March 16th, 2015
Argentina To Manufacture Sandero And Sandero Renault Argentina’s CEO Thierry Koskas took advantage of the 60th anniversary celebrations of its Santa Isabel facility in Cordoba to announce the investment of USD100 million (€92 million) in the accommodation of a new vehicle platform and to provide the factory with the necessary equipment to manufacture the Renault Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway. The ...

Bentley Unveils Bold Visions Of Luxury And Performance At Geneva

On Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Bentley Unveils Bold Visions Of Luxury Bentley unveils the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept at the Salon International De L’auto 2015. The concept car will be on display from the 3 to 9 March. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar. From the racing success of the ...