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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept previews a fullsize future of luxury

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Sedan, Technology, Paris Motor Show, Infiniti, Design/Style, Luxury, Infotainment Well, this certainly looks like a concept, doesn’t it? From the wide, portal-esque door opeings to the boattail rear window design, there’s just so much about the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration that looks like it would never actually reach production that we’re [...]

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Hyundai Genesis gets stanced by Ark Performance for SEMA

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Sedan, Performance, Hyundai, Design/Style Hyundai has yet another high-performance concept for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in November to join its 708-horsepower Sonata. For this one, Ark Performance is taking the Genesis Sedan and pumping up the output by supercharging its 5.0-liter V8, along with a mile-long list of other [...]

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Mazda mulling furniture, designer goods in bid to command higher prices

Filed under: Mazda, Design/Style Brands like Porsche and Ferrari make a mint every year by selling branded lifestyle goods like shoes, hats and even wilder items. Bugatti takes things to the extremes with things like its $84,000 belt buckle. These products not only make their respective companies some extra money, but they reaffirm their high-end [...]

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What you missed on 9.29.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Lamborghini, Design/Style, Electric, Luxury Driving and debating the pricey Cadillac ELR See that pretty, black coupe over to the right? That’s the 2014 Cadillac ELR, and we think it’s perhaps the best-looking Cadillac currently on the market. Problem is, it’s also one [...]

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Combative de Nysschen defends Cadillac move, naming change

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Cadillac, Design/Style, Luxury Johan de Nysschen isn’t afraid of taking quick, decisive actions, even if they are criticized. Since taking the wheel at Cadillac, he instigated moving the luxury division’s base of operations to Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood and introduced a new naming scheme for the future of the brand, like he did [...]

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Lamborghini Asterion leaked in print ahead of Paris debut

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini, Design/Style The first purportedly leaked images from an Italian magazine of Lamborghini’s new vehicle for the Paris Motor Show are on the web, and they closely echo the model’s silhouette from the teaser. However, there’s no official mention of a name to confirm that [...]

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2014 Cadillac ELR

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Cadillac, Design/Style, New Car Reviews, Electric, Luxury Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America’s boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as “a car for idiots.” Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with [...]

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2014 Pagani Huayra

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Design/Style, New Car Reviews, Luxury, MISC As I pilot the Pagani Huayra down a busy Los Angeles freeway, I can’t help but grow increasingly concerned about my psychological state – I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that I’m going a bit mad. My default condition as a law-abiding citizen is to typically [...]

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12 Instagram accounts we love

Filed under: Etc., Design/Style Photographing a car seems deceptively simple. See car, take photo. But anyone who has ever attempted to convey what a car stirs in the enthusiast heart using hashtags knows it is not that easy. A car’s personality can change from every angle. Lighting and background are deceptively important. Conditions like dust [...]

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Jeep Renegade’s development a template for new Fiat Chrysler Auto

Filed under: Crossover, Chrysler, Jeep, Design/Style “We figured we’d take the best of both worlds.” – Ralph Gilles. The international makeup of the 2015 Jeep Renegade will serve as a template for cooperation within the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Senior Vice President of Product Design Ralph Gilles said. The Renegade is Jeep’s first small [...]

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Volkswagen offers Beetle Classic, priced from $20,195*

Filed under: Videos, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Design/Style The current Volkswagen Beetle already tries to be a fairly retro-looking ride by cribbing styling elements from the iconic original. However, for the new, limited-edition Classic model, VW is hopping into the time machine to grab even more vintage cues. The company is even cutting the price, perhaps in [...]

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Man orders $20M-worth of Rolls-Royce Phantoms

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Rolls-Royce, Design/Style, Luxury The term “luxury” gets thrown around a lot when speaking about vehicles that are actually somewhat affordable like BMWs and Cadillacs, but Rolls-Royce and hotel magnate Stephen Hung (above in the wild suit) are proving what real opulence really is with the largest single order from the [...]

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Volvo XC90 R-Design adds a dash of sport

Filed under: Hybrid, Crossover, Volvo, Design/Style The 2015 Volvo XC90 is a huge leap forward for the Swedish automaker as its first all-new model since leaving Ford ownership. There’s a lot riding on the crossover’s success, too, because its platform is supposed to underpin Volvo vehicles for years to come. The latest move for the [...]

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