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Mitsubishi eX concept revealed: electric SUV previews next-gen tech

If Mitsubishi was to launch an Evolution-badged SUV, as it’s reported to be considering, one could imagine it’d look a little like this, the eX concept. That’s not what the eX represents, however. Instead, and perhaps more importantly, this small new SUV represents a new generation of electric vehicles for Mitsubishi, succeeding the tiny i-MiEV […]

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Toyota S-FR entry coupe concept to debut at Tokyo motor show

News earlier this year that Toyota had registered the trademark ‘S-FR’ immediately kicked off speculation that the carmaker had picked a new name for its anticipated Supra successor. Today, that theory comes undone. Revealed here is the S-FR, a new compact sports coupe concept that will debut at this month’s Tokyo motor show. The concept’s […]

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Toyota S-FR Concept: Small, Front-Engine, Rear-Drive? Sign Us Up

Heading up the Toyota lineup of debuts at the 2015 Tokyo auto show is the S-FR concept, which stands for Small, Front-Engine, Rear-Drive. Aimed at bolstering the company’s performance image, the two-plus-two sports car boasts a compact configuration; Toyota characterizes it as an entry-level sports coupe—one that is headed for production. Toyota isn’t yet sharing details […]

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Toyota Kikai, FCV Plus, and Robot Boy Concepts: The Tokyo Auto Show Just Got Weirder

Our favorite bizarre-cars auto show, the biennial Tokyo event, kicks off later this month, and on the heels of the odd stuff from Honda, Suzuki, and others comes Toyota’s odd stuff. The steampunk Kikai [above] joins the FCV Plus hydrogen-fuel-cell concept and the Margaret Keane–like Kirobo robot/friend. Let’s take a closer look. FCV Plus Whereas […]

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2016 Holden Commodore VFII Review

We’re stepping out of a still ticking Commodore SSV Redline, and Holden’s lead engineer for the VFII program, Amelinda Watt, is probing for initial impressions. With relatively few kays under the wheels on the first leg of the car’s national drive program, we mutter something about the ride/handling balance (superb) and steering (still great). But […]

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PSA Peugeot Citroen demonstrates driverless tech in 580km trek

Citroen’s new Grand C4 Picasso has marked a milestone well beyond the ambitions of the average people-mover this week, in being the first car to complete an epic cross-country roadtrip without any input from its ‘driver’. Demonstrating PSA Peugeot Citroen’s developing autonomous vehicle technology, the driverless Grand C4 Picasso travelled 580 kilometres from Paris to […]

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VW CEO Muller: Bugatti Threatened, Phaeton Safe in Aftermath of Diesel-Emissions

  Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller is preparing workers for massive cuts, which will be necessary due to the costs associated with vast emissions scandal. In an interview with the German newspaper F.A.Z., Müller singled out Bugatti by saying that every model and even brand would be reconsidered in the light of their contribution to […]

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Fomer Top Gear crew starts filming for Amazon show

Filed under: TV/Movies, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Coupe, Performance, SupercarsA tweet by Jeremy Clarkson shows the former Top Gear crew filming again for its new Amazon show. No expense is being spared with the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, …

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Mazda MX-5 scores four-star Euro NCAP rating, Hyundai Tucson gets five

The results of the latest round of European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) crash testing have been released, and there have been some surprises. The Mazda MX-5 sports car managed a less-than-perfect four-star Euro NCAP rating in the latest round of tests, with the Japanese convertible model praised for its “exceptional pedestrian protection thanks […]

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Lexus IS built from cardboard is a driveable piece of art

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F7DnWAhox8 Artists commissioned by Lexus UK have come up with a one-off full-size Lexus IS sedan created entirely from cardboard. Dubbed the Lexus Origami Car, the cardboard IS was designed and created by London-based firm LaserCut Works and Scales and Models, and took around three months to build. Lexus provided the cardboard artisans with a […]

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