Category: Automotive

Volkswagen Takes Fresh Swing at Tesla With “Project Trinity”

Volkswagen just teased the new venture with some promising claims. Project Trinity will result in a sedan with “high range, extremely short charging times, and revolutionary production.” What this all means, of course, is still quite unclear. But it does leave room for a heck of a lot of speculation.

Acura’s RLX Is Dead Here, But JDM Honda Version Gets Advanced Autonomous Tech

We’re inching closer to a reality where cars can take more control over the sometimes mundane, sometimes dangerous task of ferrying humans around. No, we’re not as close as some manufacturers would have you believe to full self-driving, but the first company to receive official recognition of Level 3 driver-assistance capabilities

UPDATE: 50,000 2021 Nissan Rogues Affected by Poor Crash Score, Fix in the Works

home news UPDATE: 50,000 2021 Nissan Rogues Affected by Poor Crash Score, Fix in the Works The front passenger score in the frontal barrier test is sub-par. All vehicles affected sold in North America. UPDATE 3/2/2021: A Nissan spokesperson revealed to MotorTrend that “approximately 50,000 vehicles” are affected by the front passenger

Work Hard, Playmobil Hard: Hop on the Plastic VW Bus Bandwagon

home news Work Hard, Playmobil Hard: Hop on the Plastic VW Bus Bandwagon Good luck finding a (full-size) Volkswagen Bus in good condition at a reasonable price. The days of clean first-generation (or T1) Volkswagen Buses trading hands for a couple of thousand dollars are long behind us. Sure, not

What a Biden Presidency Means for the Auto Industry … and You

When Donald Trump was elected president four years ago, MotorTrend wrote a critical analysis of what the Trump administration would mean for our way of transport. Republican-leaning readers dared me to deliberate this issue in a similarly critical manner the next time a Democrat resided in the Oval Office. I

Can Top Gear America Save Rally Racing?

Rally racing is the most dynamic motorsport on earth—or at least it used to be. From the 1970s to the late 1990s, rally racing did wear that crown and rally cars were some of the most coveted vehicular icons of their time. The sport birthed world-renowned stars in both driver

Rivian Busy With Three Electric Vehicle Launches, Big Future Plans

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Its V-8 Engine Costs Maserati Money

You just knew the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 was going to be skin-tinglingly expensive. When it’s fairly easy to load up a normal Wrangler with one of its gas four- or six-cylinder engines—not to mention its pricey diesel V-6 option—past the $60,000 mark, there was no way the long-awaited

Porsche Teases the 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo’s Wagon Bod

When it finally hits the U.S., the Taycan Cross Turismo will serve as the Taycan electric sedan’s more butch, wagon-bodied counterpart. Adding a little extra practicality to the Taycan model line is great, but one of the few flaws of Porsche’s EV is its heavily sloped roofline that results in

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Look: Forget the Ioniqs You Know

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How Much Is a Tesla? Here’s a Price Breakdown

Update: This post was updated on February 21, 2021, to include the latest prices for Tesla’s various electric vehicles. Everyone knows they’re not cheap, but exactly how much does a Tesla cost? There’s a huge difference in price between the cheapest Tesla and the most expensive Tesla. The EV lineup

This Double-Decker RV Takes #VanLife to the Next Level—Literally

home news This Double-Decker RV Takes #VanLife to the Next Level—Literally The SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition has a full kitchenette, bathroom, and shower. Oh, and a working elevator. Wait … your upfitted #VanLife Mercedes-Benz Sprinter only has one floor? Lame! Are you really living your best Instagram

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