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All-New Volkswagen Touran Debuts

In America, we like our people-movers in the shape of SUVs, because of all the off-roading we never do. In Europe, where heinously expensive gasoline precludes such silliness, family vehicles are chosen based on more practical considerations. Thus, VW’s Touran, a small, minivan-ish, tall-wagon …

2016 Audi R8 revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut

Following a small leak earlier this week, Audi has officially introduced its new 2016 Audi R8 ahead of its planned debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor …

Fast & Furious Machines Head Into Forza Horizon 2 Universe

If you tell me that you don't enjoy the Fast & Furious movies, I can understand that. I will tell you, however, that you're missing out on some …

Chrysler recalls 26k cars due to transmission issue

Chrysler is back with another recall this year, this one concerning its new Chrysler 200 sedans specifically. The problem is a serious one, though …

Samsung's new curved Galaxy phone may cost more than $1,000

Speaking with an unnamed source at one of Samsung's mobile carrier partners in Europe, Ars Technica says the most expensive version of the curved S6, with 128GB of storage, could cost €1,049 ($1,189).<p>The mid-tier 64GB version of the Galaxy S6 is expected to sell for €949 ($1,076).<p>The non-curved …

Mobile Technology

Aston Martin Vulcan: An exquisite 800-hp track special

Only 24 examples of this drop-dead gorgeous new supercar will be produced.<p>Oh, to be among the truly wealthy. Not just rich, mind you, but one of those guys for whom prices are irrelevant. The sort of guy whom Aston Martin will proactively reach out to when it's time to assign out the 24 slots for …

Sports Cars

Audi shows off the Prologue Avant Concept as a plug-in hybrid

The Audi Prologue Avant Concept goes in a different direction than the Prologue coupe, in more ways than just its five-door wagon body. The coupe was first shown at the LA Auto Show with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, then went redux at CES as a hybrid with a total of 677 horsepower and 701 pound-feet …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Mitsubishi bringing Concept XR-PHEV II to Geneva

Head to the Geneva Motor Show this year and you'll see what could very well be the next production Mitsubishi.<p>Though dubbed a "concept," the XR-PHEV II is clearly closer to being ready for production than the first XR-PHEV concept it showcased in Toyko back in 2013. Spindly as they may be, this one …

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale.<p>Now there …

Audi prologue Avant Concept car packs 455hp hybrid punch

Audi is showing off a new concept car called the prologue Avant and it is a very modern and sleek shooting brake or station wagon as we would call it …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Fernando Alonso home from hospital, will miss next test

Following his big crash at Catalunya on Sunday, we're glad to report that Fernando Alonso is apparently on the road to recovery. According to the latest update from McLaren, the Spanish driver is heading home "for further rest and recuperation."<p>It won't be straight back to business for the two-time …

Want a matching Cigarette (boat) to go with your Mercedes?

One of these is the world's most powerful twin-engine speedboat. The other is a Mercedes-AMG GT S.<p>Mercedes-AMG reprised its slightly strange tradition of showing off customized land-based vehicles at the Miami International Boat Show this month, parking a garishly black-and-yellow GT S sport coupe …

VW concept sketches hint at next Passat CC

Geneva-bound Sport Coupe Concept GTE is our first glimpse at what the next Passat CC could look like.<p>The last time Volkswagen's swoopy, Passat-based CC "four-door coupe" received any sort of update was back in 2013, and that was a light cosmetic freshening. We know the next all-new CC is due …

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes