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Hyundai just unveiled its stunning EV to compete with Tesla and Volkswagen - tour the brand-new Ioniq 5

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first battery-electric car from Hyundai's dedicated EV brand. With the biggest battery and rear-wheel drive, Hyundai estimates it to return about 300 miles. No price was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive in the US later this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Back in August, Hyundai revealed plans to create a dedicated brand for battery-electric vehicles called Ioniq. This week, the aut...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Hyundai, Motor Trend, Electric Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Hyundai Hyundai, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Friday Fights: Did Motor Trend Get its SUVOTY Finalists Right?

It’s Friday, it’s been a slow news day — as evidenced by the dearth of posts today — and there’s just not much going on the rest of the afternoon. So instead of doing a post on some appearance package on a crossover that you don’t care about, I’m going to do that old blogger […] The post Friday Fights: Did Motor Trend Get its SUVOTY Finalists Right? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Motor Trend, News Blog, SUV of the Year, Friday Fights

Cadillac will charge a subscription fee for Super Cruise, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot, after the trial period ends

Super Cruise is General Motors's answer to Tesla's Autopilot: an advanced driver-assistance feature. The first three-year trials of Super Cruise expire soon and GM will begin charging customers a subscription fee to keep it activated, reports Motor Trend. It's not clear how much the subscription will cost. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Super Cruise — General Motors's answer to Tesla's Autopilot — launched in late 2017 on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan. It's an advanced driv...
Tags: Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Gm, Bmw, Motor Trend, Business Insider, Cadillac, Cadillac Super Cruise, Greg Fink, Super Cruise General Motors, Premium Luxury Trim CarsDirect

The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris

The Tesla Model 3 just got a software update that makes it faster around a race track than a Ferrari supercar (TSLA)

"Track Mode" is a software update to the Tesla Model 3 Performance that enables spirited, unstable driving of the sort that enthusiasts crave. Tesla released the update on Thursday. Motor Trend sampled the tech — and pro driver Randy Pobst lent a hand in its development. Teslas are so fast in a straight line that they've gained some credibility in the drag-racing world. Until recently, however, they haven't been noted for around-corners race-track performance. The company was aware of this an...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Ferrari, Motor Trend, Randy, Randy Pobst, Willow Springs, BMW M3, Michelin Pilot Sport, Randy Pobst Tesla, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Motor Trend

Cars Still Key to GM’s Global Business, CEO Barra Says

There was a bit of drama but no ducking questions at the 2018 General Motors annual meeting in Detroit where Chairman and CEO Mary Barra calmly updated shareholders on the company’s business. This includes a commitment to building cars. In a briefing ahead of the meeting, Barra told Motor Trend that as a global company, GM is not following crosstown rivals Ford and Fiat Chrysler in systematically pulling out of car segments. “Although we are seeing a shift in the United States and in other ma...
Tags: Lyft, News, California, Softbank, General Motors, Tesla, Colombia, United States, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, Detroit, Motor Trend, Lidar, Malibu

2019 Lexus ES First Drive: First Foray Into F Sport

Should Motor Trend sell puppies? Should Ferrari make an SUV? Should the ES be offered as a performance sedan? On that last point, Lexus thinks so, so the automaker has added an F Sport variant for the first time as part of its 2019 ES lineup. It’s taken seven generations to move the midsize sedan this deep into the sporty space. Lexus wants to broaden the customer base for its best-selling sedan and thinks adding an F Sport will attract customers 10 years younger than the average ES buyer. Le...
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Celebrity Drive: Fox Sports Analyst and Former NFL Tight End Tony Gonzalez

Quick Stats: Tony Gonzalez, Fox Sports analyst and NFL all-time leader in receptions by a tight end Daily Driver: 2013 Audi A8 (Tony’s rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Pacific Coast Highway Car he learned to drive in: 1972 Volkswagen Beetle First car bought: 1997 Lincoln Navigator Some people like to buy new daily drivers every few years, but for former NFL tight end and current Fox Sports analyst Tony Gonzalez, his 2013 Audi A8 is where it’s at. “It’s ...
Tags: NFL, Los Angeles, Ford, Chevy, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Tony Gonzalez, Orange County, Audi, Berkeley, Motor Trend, Pacific Coast Highway, Nascar, Chris

Industry Icon Ted Dzus: Made In America

Ted Dzus and I go back more than forty years. In that time, he built some pretty hairy companions and all of them exhibited craftsmanship, thought, and even a little whimsy. And this was well before the internet tangle, so we got our news pony express-like from the monthly rags and the advertising copy that accompanied them or we heard it over the land line. There was civility then. Nobody yapped immediate when there was no forum to put it in; there was no specious social media for all that gas ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, England, Featured, Nbc, Ebay, Virginia, America, Ukraine, Ted, Canada, Queens, New Jersey, Paris, Kansas, Cbs

Celebrity Drive: Actor Ralph Macchio

Quick Stats: Ralph Macchio, actor, Cobra Kai Daily Driver: 2016 BMW 328i (Ralph’s rating: 9 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: California coast Car he learned to drive in: 1971 Mercury Montego First car bought: 1980 Mazda 626 Ralph Macchio may have said no to revisiting The Karate Kid for three decades, but he’s had a daily reminder to “wax on, wax off” with the iconic 1947 Ford sitting in his garage. In the new YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai, fans can see if...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Bruce Springsteen, California, Youtube, Boston, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ford, New Jersey, Bmw, Kevin James, Napa, East Coast, Motor Trend

Third 1987 Buick GNX Ever Made Breaks Cover After Decades in Storage

You are looking at the third 1987 Buick GNX to roll out the doors of the Limited Vehicle Group of the American Sunroof Corporation (ASC), and the very first of the GNXs sold to the American public. The GNX was Buick Division’s ultimate factory hot rod. Under the bulging hood is an 8.0:1 compression, 3.8L, performance chip-governed, Garrett Air-Research T3 turbocharged and intercooled SEFI V-6 engine rated at 245 hp at 4,400 rpm and registering 355 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. That power moves t...
Tags: Featured, Pennsylvania, Richard Jenkins, Gm, John, Motor Trend, Flint Michigan, Flint, Buick, George, Erie, Asc, ERIE Pennsylvania, Lima Ohio, Heritage Collection, George Lyons

Feature Flashback: Remembering the Malaise Ferrari

Ferrari is riding an ever-growing tsunami of success with nary a clunker among its many new offerings of late—the Motor Trend Best Drivers’ Car–winning 488 and its latest Pista variant being terrific cases in point. Who knows—at this rate, the SUV they’ve long threatened to introduce may even connect as a home run. This wasn’t always the case, however. To illustrate this let’s take a look back at what may rank as the ultimate malaise Ferrari—the 348. The car that replaced Magnum PI’s iconic Pini...
Tags: Amc, Ferrari, Miami, Volkswagen, Nissan, Car Reviews, Motor Trend, Car Lists, Pininfarina, Dino, Acura NSX, Testarossa, Sonny Crockett, Chevy K5 Blazer Ford Bronco, Peter Dron, Spider Ferrari

The Changing Business Model of Auto Shows – Reference Mark

There have been a lot of think pieces written recently predicting the demise of the big-time auto show. Reasons include the rise of self-driving cars, car-sharing, and anonymous electric vehicles that could siphon the joy out of car ownership. Long-term, these prognostications might be right. But for now, people still see the purchase of a car as special, and an auto show is the best place to see all the sheetmetal in one place. Some automakers are leading a shift away from auto shows. At las...
Tags: New York, Opinion, Milwaukee, Chicago, Porsche, Tokyo, Detroit, Motor Trend, Memphis, Orlando, Anaheim, Snowmageddon, Chevy Silverado, Tempe Arizona, Messe Frankfurt, Mark Rechtin

Discovery Rebrands Velocity as Motor Trend Network (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery will remodel its automotive-focused Velocity cabler as Motor Trend Network in the fall, part of a strategic effort to deliver more direct-to-consumer streaming services tailored for viewers with rabid interests. David Zaslav, Discovery Inc. president-CEO, plans to double down on direct-to-consumer offerings designed to “nourish passionate audiences” now that Discovery has completed its acquisition […]
Tags: News, Discovery, Motor Trend, David Zaslav, Discovery Inc, Motor Trend Network

Motor Trend en Español? – The Lohdown

The May 2018 print-magazine cover riffs on the magic of internet searches and automobiles, and although it’s a bit cheeky, it hints at how a significant portion of Motor Trend content is delivered and consumed every day. Readers like you help drive our monthly magazine circulation to an average of 1 million copies (thank you), but in a good month, nearly twice as many readers find our news, reviews, and buyer’s guide insights on via search engines like Google. And that’s just if y...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Opinion, America, Motor Trend, Miguel, Estados Unidos, Ed Loh, Español, Miguel Cortina, Crosstour, Motor Trend en Español, Jaguar Land Rover Makes Waves, Sidney Hidalgo, MTEE, MotorTrendenEspanol

“A whole new car – a lot of new technology:” 1982 Chevrolet Camaro brochure

Images are from the brochure collection of Hemmings Motor News, courtesy of Bruce Zahor. It’s difficult to overstate what a difference GM’s new-for-1982 F-body sports coupes were, as they represented a drastic change from the long-serving 1970-1981 models. The new, third-generation Camaro was notably smaller (down 10 inches), sleeker (.374-.369 versus .412 coefficient of drag), and lighter (roughly 450 pounds) than its predecessor, and with revised front strut/coil spring underpinnings, had a ...
Tags: Indianapolis, Gm, Literature, Autos, Chevy, Rochester, Chevrolet, Motor Trend, Camaro, Locations, Dealerships, Pontiac, Iron Duke, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Daily, Automobilia

Celebrity Drive: NASCAR Reporter Jamie Little

Quick Stats: Jamie Little, pit reporter, NASCAR on Fox Daily Driver: 2016 Toyota Sequoia Platinum (Jamie’s rating: 9 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe Car she learned to drive in: 1992 Nissan pickup First car bought: 2002 Pontiac Firebird As someone who enjoys an active outdoorsy lifestyle, Jamie Little relies on her 2016 Toyota Sequoia Platinum as her go-to car. “It’s a huge car, so it’s pretty darn awesome for all the things I like to do,”...
Tags: Nbc, California, Montana, Indianapolis, Fox, Wyoming, San Diego, Espn, Las Vegas, West Coast, Lake Tahoe, Nissan, Mercedes, Motor Trend, Kurt Busch, Nascar

Corvette Record Setter Today and 20 Years Ago

It should come as no surprise that the Corvette is a record setter. It was designed and developed to be more than competitive; it was breed to be a record setter. As I sit here today writing my editorial I am also reading about the latest exciting news in the Corvette world. In the interim, I am also looking at a piece of memorabilia from my archives that show what was happening 20 years ago. It seems the Corvette is (was) always in the news whether for its stylish good looks, state-of-the-art e...
Tags: News, Virginia, America, Indianapolis, Gm, Michelin, Sae, Motor Trend, Corvette, Greg Norman, Parnelli Jones, Grand Course West, Corvette Record Setter Today

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Long-Term Update 7: Design – Not Far Enough or Just Right?

Cars usually undergo serious design changes over two decades, but that’s not the case with the Audi A4. More than 20 years after my beloved, long-gone 1996 Audi A4 left the factory, you can still trace a line from that sport sedan to the long-term 2017 A4 I drive now. That’s thanks to Audi’s now-signature arching side-window shape, which is recognizable on all of the automaker’s sedans. My 1996 A4 also featured a trunk-lid edge that looked like a built-in spoiler, and that design detail is also ...
Tags: Apple, Audi, Motor Trend, Long Term Reviews, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Arteon

Chevrolet Bolt EV on Summer Tires: When Electricity Meets Grip

Just two weeks into my new job at Motor Trend, I joined testing director Kim Reynolds at a meeting he arranged for members of the Orange County Tesla Owners Club to see the all-new and not yet released (at the time) Chevrolet Bolt EV. After the Tesla owners poked and prodded the Bolt and went for rides with Reynolds behind the wheel, he tossed me the keys and said to take it for a drive. I had no idea what to expect—I was new to EVs. Turning onto the Pacific Coast Highway, I was immediately i...
Tags: Features, Evans, Epa, Michelin, Bolt, Chevrolet, Motor Trend, Pacific Coast Highway, Bolt Ev, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Reynolds, UHP, ESC, Scott Evans, Kim Reynolds

Crowning a Singular Champion: Behind the Scenes at 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year

The 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year program started out as so many of them have for the past seven years: with me stopping off to grab three bottles of good whiskey—to be consumed in the evenings once our cast and crew were safely ensconced at our hotel, naturally. As James Joyce wrote in Ulysses, “The bards must drink and junket.” To put it in the parlance of our times, we had 46 cars to test and evaluate in two weeks of intense Mojave Desert heat and wind. Do you know how much bickering that ...
Tags: Japan, Elon Musk, California, Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Nsfw, Chrysler, Ohio, Toyota, Bmw, Ed, Kim, Mars, Honda, Tehachapi

Alfa Romeo Giulia is the 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year

It’s become de rigueur to declare driving dead. If we are headed for autonomous transport, ask the pundits, why bother having fun behind the wheel? Just clamber into your soulless people hauler, select “Stultifying Ambient Tedium” on your Pandora playlist, and tune out. At Motor Trend, dear reader, we are not ready to give up the fight even if the morning commute is more slog than slalom, more torture than torque. We contend that a schlep through shoreline traffic should not extinguish individua...
Tags: Milan, London, Ferrari, Ford, Chrysler, Jaguar, Epa, William Shakespeare, Bmw, Audi, Detroit, Motor Trend, Romeo, Henry Ford, Quadrifoglio, Enzo Ferrari

Video: Motor Trend Pits Porsche’s 911 GTS Against BMW’s M4 CS

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Tags: Youtube, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Motor Trend, 2017, Jonny Lieberman, Jethro Bovingdon, M4 CS, Porsche vs, 911 GTS, Head 2 Head

2017 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Long-Term Update 3: Capable vs. Fun

There’s a wonderful set of S curves on Mulholland Drive I always enjoy no matter what I’m driving. Even so, some cars bring more of a smile on such sublime roads than others, and our long-term all-wheel-drive 2017 Audi A4 2.0T falls somewhere in the middle. I’m a big believer in not sacrificing too much daily drivability for curvy-road excellence, and our A4 is a great performer in some ways but a needs-improvement player in another. The power from our all-wheel-drive A4’s 252-hp turbo-four i...
Tags: Audi, Motor Trend, ACC, Long Term Reviews, Mulholland Drive, Angeles Crest Highway, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Zach Gale @zachgale

2019 Genesis G70 vs. 2018 Kia Stinger: What’s the Difference?

It’s no secret that the 2018 Kia Stinger GT and the 2019 Genesis G70 share the same platform that’s an evolution of the one found in the current-generation Genesis G80. Both cars share the same engine lineup, a base 2.0-liter turbo-four with 255 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. There’s also an adaptive suspension system, a drive mode selector with a custom setting, and Brembo brakes on the V-6-powered variants. An eight-speed automatic transmiss...
Tags: Korea, Kia, Motor Trend, Car Performance, G70, Brembo, Hyundai Kia, Albert Biermann Hyundai Motor Group

This is Just One of the Many Reasons I’m Excited About the Mission E

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Tags: Videos, Autos, Motor Trend, 2017, Mission E, World's Greatest Drag Race

Project Car Intro: Mike Musto’s 1972 Monte Carlo

You know him as the host of House of Muscle on the Motor Trend channel. This is Mike’s daily driver: a 1972 Monte Carlo he found buried in the back of a radiator and A/C repair shop in San Raphael, California. It’s in great shape except for the fact that it burns oil like a diesel locomotive. We will be fixing that problem then addressing a few other items to make this a modern-running daily driver. This is the first video in a series produced by The House of Muscle. Follow The House of Muscle o...
Tags: Engine, Motor Trend, Mike, Ben, WesTech, Monte Carlo, HOLLEY, Sonoma Raceway, Chevrolet Performance, Martinez California, Mike Musto, House of Muscle, San Raphael California, Sniper EFI, Jack Dick Customs, Ben McCloy

Memoirs of a Best Driver’s Car Newbie

So what’s it like being a Best Driver’s Car judge? Everything you’d expect and then some. On the surface, it’s what you see in the glossy pictures in the magazine: I’m piloting some of the most amazing cars in the world in a variety of high-performance situations. At my disposal I have two Americans, two Italians, two Japanese, and six Germans. But I’m not a Motor Trend editor. So how did I wind up participating in one of the best group tests around? When I graduated from college, I was hell-...
Tags: Porsche, Mclaren, Nissan, Motor Trend, Mazda, Ed Loh, BDC, Best Driver's Car, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Aston Martin, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Ferrari, Miata RF Club McLaren

Report: Stephan Winkelmann to Leave Audi Sport for Bugatti

According to Autocar, Stephan Winkelmann will leave his post as CEO of Audi Sport to head Bugatti. He will replace current Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer, who is expected to remain chairman of Bentley. Winkelmann will leave Audi Sport later this year, capping off a short tenure. He joined Audi’s high-performance division in March 2016, and during that time, he oversaw a company name change and the rollout of the R8 Spyder and RS 5 Coupe. Before this gig, he spent more than 11 years leading Lamb...
Tags: News, China, Germany, Audi, Motor Trend, Bentley, Lamborghini, Audi Sport, Chiron, Stephan Winkelmann, Winkelmann, Wolfgang Durheimer, Dürheimer, Chiron Grand Sport, Automotive News Winkelmann, Autocar Stephan Winkelmann

Parking Lot d’Elegance: 9 Classics Found Parked in Pebble Beach

McCall’s Motorworks, The Quail, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Concourso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, and Exotics on Cannery Row—these are just some of the events leading up to one of the most celebrated annual automotive events in the world, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Each year, an astonishing array of hyper fast, uber exotic, and ultra luxurious cars gathers on California’s Monterey Peninsula in support of these festivities. Some of rarest, most wonderful vehicles are not...
Tags: California, France, Ferrari, San Diego, Sharp, Jaguar, Motor Trend, Pebble Beach, Renault, Ray, Car Lists, Amg, Pininfarina, Mercedes Benz, Mazda Raceway, Ed Loh