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March, 2017

  • 16 March

    Magna, Ford Testing Carbon-Fiber Subframe for Future Cars

    Carbon fiber is becoming more and more common in production vehicles as the auto industry races to bring weight down, and subsequently, performance and fuel economy up. We’ve seen it used in body panels and even wheels, but automotive supplier Magna and Ford are working together to bring carbon fiber ...

  • 15 March

    Just Listed: 1990 Bertone Freeclimber

    Don’t worry – we’ve never heard of this handsome SUV either. It’s an exceedingly obscure truck, and if you’ve got the nerve and the cash, it’s up for grabs from Petrolicious’ Marketplace. Despite the Bertone badge on the front, this isn’t a thoroughbred Italian. It’s a three-way hybrid, the product ...

  • 14 March

    2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickups Spied in the Snow

    Two 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickups were caught winter weather testing and wearing a lot less camouflage way up north. Recently spied premium pickups by Mercedes are starting to look like the haute hauler we can’t wait to drive. The concept version of the X-Class mid-size truck, based on the Nissan ...

  • 13 March

    2017 Toyota 860 Special Edition Offers Enthusiasts Who Do Not Drift Something to Like

    SCHLOSS EMAU, Germany – Toyota is looking to move upmarket its 86 sports car, acquired last year from its old Scion sub-brand, in order to appeal to a wider range of buyers, including “empty nesters,” with its 860 Special Edition for 2017. A special edition 2017 Toyota 86 called the ...

  • 10 March

    Koenigsegg Reigns in Geneva with Over 4,000 Horsepower in Three Cars

    Invading the Geneva Motor Show floor this year were three examples totaling over 4,000 horsepower by hypercar extraordinaire Koenigsegg. The Swedish supercar company used the auto show to both celebrate the first two customer-bound production Regera megacars and deliver them on the show’s floor. The Regera generates 1,500 horsepower from ...

  • 9 March

    2017 Geneva International Motor Show Hits, Misses, and Revelations

    GENEVA – Like political satire and actual politics, it’s beginning to get harder to tell the difference between the outrageous concepts and low-volume exotic cars from tiny under-capitalized cottage automakers, and volume models from established automakers. It doesn’t help that every other vehicle at this show is a big, slab-sided ...

  • 8 March

    2018 Subaru Crosstrek Debuts in Geneva

    Subaru took the wraps off the second-generation 2018 Crosstrek at the 2017 Geneva auto show, and like its predecessor the new model is essentially a crossover take on the newly redesigned Impreza wagon with additional body cladding and more ground clearance. The 2018 Crosstrek is the second vehicle to move ...

  • 7 March

    Lamborghini Unveils ‘Ring Master Huracan Performante

    Ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has unwrapped its brightly colored Huracán Performante supercar. After teasing the public for the better part of a month, Lamborghini released a titanic video that shows the Huracán Performante absolutely stomping the infamous Green Hell, the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. Now, in the lead ...

  • 6 March

    2017 All-Stars Contender: Chrysler Pacifica

    Renaming Chrysler’s people-hauler was a good idea as long as the tried-and-true hardware was repackaged inside this sleek new body. Although it’s 69.9 inches tall, a slight increase over the discontinued Town & Country, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica seems to have a low profile and evinces an aspect that’s as ...

  • 5 March

    Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Announced, Teased

    Two years ago, we predicted that a four-door Mercedes-AMG GT would arrive in 2018-2019. It appears that we were right, as Mercedes-AMG has announced that it will debut a concept previewing said four-door AMG GT at the 2017 Geneva auto show. No information was provided in the announcement for the ...