Category Archives: Automobiles

Smart Embraces ED, Will Drop Gasoline-Powered Fortwo ""

Smart has an embarrassing problem, and it’s preventing the brand from satisfying the needs of U.S. and Canadian customers. As a result, Daimler’s city-car brand is shifting focus in these two North American markets and killing off combustion-engine variants of the Smart Fortwo coupe and convertible. Instead, the brand will…

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2019 Ford Focus Spied: All-New Everything, Similar Wrapper ""

What It Is: Ford’s third-generation Focus for the U.S. market, testing in early prototype guise somewhere in Europe. Wait, you might be thinking, weren’t there more than two previous generations of Focus, a nameplate Ford introduced in 1999, on sale in the United States?  Technically, no. While Europe received an…

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No L: New Lexus LS Hybrid Is the LS500h ""

An all-new Lexus LS hybrid will make its debut in at the Geneva auto show next month as the fifth-generation flagship attempts to regain lost ground among full-size luxury sedans. And the model designation of the new hybrid, LS500h, indicates a change of tactic for Lexus. Toyota won’t yet say…

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2017 BMW 530i Driven: Five Alive! ""

As soon as we opened the curtains of our Palo Alto hotel room, we knew things weren’t looking good for our first experience with the 2017 BMW 530i. The torrential rainfall that had wreaked havoc on the area for the prior two days had only somewhat abated, and there were…

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You Can Order a $400,000 Flying Car Right Now ""

The flying car is here! Woo! Dutch company PAL-V is on track to begin delivery of its Liberty flying car late next year, with the business officially opening up its order books to customers interested in owning the nearly half-million-dollar vehicle. Equipped with a pair of engines—one each for ground and air…

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