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Renault-Nissan Establishes Joint Innovation Hub In China To Accelerate Technology Development For New Mobility

On Monday, April 15th, 2019
Renault-ez-Ultimo Renault and Nissan, the French and Japanese automotive alliance partners, announced the establishment of a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai, China, the Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., which will be referred to as Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH). Renault and Nissan each hold 50% of this new entity which will ...

Jaguar Land Rover Gives Aluminium A Second Life

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover is developing the next phase of its aluminium closed loop strategy with an innovative recycling initiative to transform the vehicles of today into the cars of tomorrow. The REALITY project aims to recover aluminium from existing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles and reform it into a new high-grade aluminium to create new ...

Toyota To Share Nearly 24,000 Electrification-Related Patents For Free

On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Toyota With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation announced two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles. First, Toyota announced that it will ...

2019 Kia Niro EV Review And Buying Guide

On Monday, April 1st, 2019
2019 Kia Niro EV Kia entered the increasingly competitive small crossover game with the Niro hybrid, followed by the Niro PHEV shortly after. Now it offers the 2019 Kia Niro EV, which retains the same desirable body style but adds a big battery good for an estimated 239 miles of driving range on a single charge, and with the ...

The Next-Gen 2020 Ford Escape Debuts April 2

On Saturday, March 30th, 2019
2020 Ford Escape Ford introduced the latest-generation Escape for the 2013 model year, so the compact crossover is a bit overdue for a full redesign. Fortunately, the automaker promises to unveil a new version on April 2. On Twitter, Ford released a teaser video to whet our appetites. We can see the crossover gets a completely redesigned grille, ...

Ford F-150 Excels in IIHS Passenger-Side Small Overlap Crash Test

On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
Ford F-150 Crash Test The Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, and Ram 1500 earned top scores in the passenger-side small overlap test from IIHS. But the agency says most pickups need better protection in this area. The test involves a vehicle’s right front corner crashing into a rigid barrier at 40 mph. IIHS started issuing these ratings in 2017 over ...

2019 Chevrolet Blazer Review And Buying Guide

On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
2019 Chevrolet Blazer In segment mostly filled with anonymous kid haulers, the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer stands apart with eye-catching styling inspired by the Camaro. Its driving experience also evokes Chevy’s modern muscle car, demonstrating a degree of handling precision not expected for this segment. Certainly, if you’re looking for something zestier and more memorable than the segment norm, ...

2019 Lexus UX Review And Buying Guide

On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
2019 Lexus UX The 2019 Lexus UX is the smallest and cheapest Lexus you can buy, and the UX 250h hybrid model just barely misses out being the most fuel efficient. As an entry into the Lexus brand, this subcompact crossover is generally an impressive effort, embodying the design, quality, features and driving experience we’ve come to expect ...

2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet First Drive Review

On Monday, March 11th, 2019
2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet When it comes to numbers on the new 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet, how does 12 seconds grab you? No, not the quarter mile (which the S model makes in 11.9 seconds), but the time it takes the convertible to shed its fabric top. The new 911 is beginning its long rollout of model variants. In ...