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2020 Honda AccordThe 2020 Honda Accord rises high on our list of four-doors—crossovers, sedans, trucks, anything really—thanks to its attractive mix of style, practicality, space, and of course, price. This year, the Accord carries on without change, our TCC Rating doesn’t either. It’s 7.0 thanks to its space and features—and...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:19 pm
SCG BootThe Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot off-roader is primed and ready for the Baja 1000, where it will compete against Ford's new Bronco in America's most intense off-road race. New York-based SCG teamed up with Armada Engineering to build a modern version of the famous Baja Boot developed by hot-rodder Vic Hickey in the 1960s. Actor Steve McQueen...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:00 pm
Ferrari Roma The mystery Ferrari coupe spotted testing in October has been revealed as the Roma—a new front-engine, fixed-roof, 2+2 grand tourer based on the same underpinnings as the Portofino convertible. Revealed Wednesday at a private event in Rome, appropriately, the new coupe boasts clean, sleek lines and a fixed roof. Up front, the Roma features a...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 8:45 pm
Peugeot SportPeugeot announced early Wednesday that it will return to the World Endurance Championship series in 2022 with a new hybrid-powered hypercar. The French automaker's entry will campaign in the new as-yet unnamed hypercar class that is slated to replace the current LMP1 category of prototypes atop the WEC speed hierarchy starting in the 2020/2021...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 8:00 pm
Ford 3D knitted seat coversImagine a seamless, fray-proof fabric seat cover made to your exact specifications, with a perfect fit and zero custom fabrication required. Ford of Europe showed off technology capable of doing just that at its Design Workshop 2019. Even better, 3D knitting isn't dependent on specific plastics. Ford says it can weave traditional...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 dieselThe 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is leaner, longer, wider, taller, and has the largest bed in the class. There are eight trim levels, seven powertrains, better available trailering equipment, more available safety features, and a long-awaited new diesel engine. Somehow, it all comes together in a less satisfying fashion than its rivals. We rate the...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Morris Commercial JEAn iconic British commercial van has officially been revived as an all-electric model. Morris Commercial revealed its production-intent JE Wednesday at a public event held at The Design Museum in London. We still don't have full specs on the JE's powertrain, but we know it will use a lithium-ion battery pack and be built locally in the UK. We also...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
2020 Honda CR-V HybridInattention didn’t kill the family sedan, compact crossovers like the 2020 Honda CR-V did. Our jury returns a favorable verdict to the CR-V and its cohort; they’re comfortable, spacious, and in the case of the popular Honda, relatively fuel efficient too. The 2020 CR-V is updated this year—just a fluff and buff, at least until...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:55 pm
2019 Formula 1 Monaco Grand PrixHyundai has developed a potentially weight-saving active noise control solution for road noise. Tesla has announced a location for its European factory. The EPA has public-health experts very concerned. And no, the days of sub-$100/month EV leases aren’t in the past. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. Tesla has chosen Berlin as the...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:50 pm
New Audi RS 6 AvantThis year's Los Angeles Auto Show will be one of the biggest on record, with more than 65 new vehicles on display, 25 of which will be world debuts. Both established automakers and newcomers will be presenting within the halls of the L.A. Convention Center, including names such as Alfa Romeo, Bollinger, Ford, Karma, Lexus, and Volkswagen. Below...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:45 pm
2020 Honda CR-V2020 Honda CR-V review The best-selling 2020 Honda CR-V compact crossover gets modest upgrades and a new hybrid model. 2020 Toyota Camry AWD debuts, back after nearly 30 years In a bid to compete with crossovers, Toyota introduced all-wheel drive powertrains on the 2020 Camry and 2021 Avalon sedans. 2020 Toyota Tacoma crew cab earns Top Safety...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:30 pm
2019 Hyundai Ioniq ElectricAlthough upmarket electric-vehicle startups seem to think that there will be an unlimited market for luxury EVs, it pays to remember that going electric isn’t reserved for the rich. It might actually dramatically reduce your commuting costs. Such is the case if you’re in certain Northeast or Mid-Atlantic markets. You could land a lease...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm
McLaren ElvaMcLaren has unveiled a new member of its flagship Ultimate Series. The new member is a sultry speedster that packs an 804-horsepower version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 from the 720S and Senna. Japan's Aspark has unveiled a car with as much as 2,012 hp, generated by four electric motors. The car is the Owl, and it was unveiled this week in...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm
Hyundai Road Noise Active Noise ControlNoise cancellation has become commonplace in modern cars, especially hybrids and vehicles with internal combustion engines that utilize unconventional firing sequences, but Hyundai is looking to tackle yet another form of unwanted noise: the type that comes from outside. Preventing the intrusion of road and wind noise into the cabin has been a...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 3:00 pm
Aspark OwlThe new generation of electric hypercars like the Lotus Evija, Pininfarina Battista and Rimac C_Two have just been joined by a new contender from Japan's Aspark, an engineering consultancy that specializes in automotive-related services. Called the Owl and billed as the fastest accelerating car in production, the electric hypercar made its debut...
Posted: November 13, 2019, 3:00 pm