Posts by Christopher Smith

Isuzu Reveals Vision Of Future Delivery Vehicles

And now for something completely different. There are always some head-turning concept vehicles displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show, but this curious creation from Isuzu captured our attention. Those who frequently travel by air might mistake this for an airport tram, while others may think it looks more like something pulled…

6 days ago by Christopher Smith 6

General Motors Acquires Lidar Specialist Strobe Inc.

The automaker is one step closer to making self-driving cars a reality. General Motors hopes to take bigger steps in the autonomous world, and to help make that happen the automaker has acquired California-based Strobe, Inc. And no, this isn’t a company dedicated to strobe lights for Halloween parties, but it’s…

3 weeks ago by Christopher Smith 28

Range Rover P400e Becomes Newest Plug-In Hybrid SUV

The plug-in hybrid SUV will appear later as a 2019 model. The consummate luxury SUV from Land Rover gets a minor refresh for 2018 that includes a variety of tech updates and a power boost for SV Autobiography Dynamic models, which now offers up 557 horsepower from its 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Ordinarily, that…

3 weeks ago by Christopher Smith 13

More Details On Lina Bio-Based EV

Your Prius is good for the environment? That’s cute. For the most part, cars have not always been the favorite subject of environmentalists, though we suspect this particular machine would pass even the most extreme environmental scrutiny. That’s because this ride is made mostly of plants and sugar beets; it…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 4

Tesla Patents Nifty Freestanding Seat Design

The monopost design could make life easier for third-row passengers in SUVs and crossovers. How often do you think about the seats in your car? Probably not that much, and when you do, we’d bet a fiver it’s either because you spilled something on them, or because your backside hurts…

1 month ago by Christopher Smith 16

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California Considers Combustion Engine Ban

The measure would be similar to other target dates set by China and several European countries. With over 2 million new car sales a year, California sells more cars than some European countries like France and Spain. Those two countries, along with China, have established target dates to stop the…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 94

Wey Debuts Electric Gullwing SUV

This marks the first European appearance for Wey since it was created as Great Wall’s luxury division last year. European automakers aren’t the only ones looking to make a splash at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Great Wall Motor Co. is China’s leading manufacturer of sport-utility vehicles, and it’s aiming to…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 6

BMW i3s Makes World Debut In Frankfurt

A little bit of sport goes a long way. BMW is keen to give its city-dwelling i3 a bit more flavor, hence the addition of the small-but-significant s to the name. As per usual with BMW, such upgrades are more than just a name and some flashy trim, though the…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 44