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2015 Cadillac Escalade Starts at $72,690

The Cadillac Escalade is getting a price bump as it enters its next generation. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will start at $72,690 including $995 destination when the new luxury SUV goes on sale this summer, a $3725 price increase compared to the previous-generation Escalade.<p>Buyers of the 2015 …

Cadillac

We Hear: McLaren P13 to Fight 911, P15 to Sit Above 12C

McLaren Automotive is working on two new models internally codenamed as the P13 and P15. While we’ve heard rumors of the Porsche 911-fighting P13 before, new details from Autocar claim that the new P15 will slot between the 12C supercar and P1 plug-in hybrid hypercar.<p>Serving as the brand’s …

Carbon Fiber

Fiat, Chrysler Reorganizing, Unveil New Logo and 2013 Earnings

Net Income for 2013 Increases by 9 Percent<p>Chrysler and Fiat took another big step in their marriage. Weeks after Fiat gained full control of Chrysler, the Group has reorganized to become Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and has launched a new logo to solidify the big step.<p>Fiat’s Board of Directors …

2015 Ford F-150 Plant Retooling Expected to Lower 2014 Profits

While Ford expects to turn a profit in 2014, the automaker is projecting a lower overall margin compared to 2013. The lower expected margins are due in part to model changeovers including plant closures required for retooling to build the new aluminum-intensive <b>2015 Ford F-150</b>.<p>Ford expects to see an …

Automotive Industry

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP Proves its Worth on Ignition

One may experience sticker shock upon learning the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP costs $40,000, but on this week’s <i>Ignition</i>, host Carlos Lago determines whether that’s a fair asking price for the hot hatch.<p>We’re lucky to have even gotten our hands on one, considering there are 2000 GPs worldwide, …

Sports Cars

Fisker Karma Production Slated to Restart This Year

Fisker Automotive could restart production of its Karma plug-in hybrid sometime this year if all goes according to plan. Following a number of struggles, the automaker was recently acquired by the Wanxiang Group, a China-based auto parts company that will also move forward with Fisker’s plan to …

Electric Vehicles

Why Driving Stick Is Still a Great Way to Drive

The clutch pedal is alive and well. You just have to know where to look<p><i>This post originally published at Road and Track.</i><p><b>Bad news:</b> You can't get a manual transmission in the BMW 4 Series convertible. That's almost as heartbreaking as when Toyota dropped the Camry's clutch pedal.<p>The truth, …

Listen To A LaFerrari and Enzo Wail In A Tunnel

Somewhere, Il Commendatore is smiling.<p><i>Photo by Marchettino via YouTube</i><p>In a tunnel in Monaco, a silver Ferrari Enzo, the last of the 'old school' normally-aspirated hypercars, sits next to the new king from Maranello, the F70 LaFerrari. The Enzo, its 6 liter V12 barking through an open exhaust, …

Supercars

Watch a Semi Truck Jump a Record-Breaking 101.9 Feet

Physics be damned.<p>Semi trucks aren't meant to fly, but that hasn't stopped Australian stuntman/daredevil/lunatic Ash Nichols setting the distance record at 101.9 feet. Nichols used a supercross-style tabletop jump at the Loveday 4x4 Adventure Park in Barmera, Australia, to perform this stunt in his …

2014 Pagani Huayra road test ride-along

Carving Canyons In An Italian Masterpiece<p>Earlier today, we brought you west coast editor Michael Harley's review of the absolutely stunning Pagani Huayra – a "fascinating, imperfect machine" that our author sums up with one word: "intoxicating." And now that you've read his text and ogled the …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 has gone through some big changes. As previously reported, the last-gen C63 AMG’s 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 is gone, replaced by a new and fancy 4.0-liter twin-turbo eight-cylinder that’s similar to the one in the <b>2016 Mercedes-AMG GT</b>. Then, of course, there’s its …

Mercedes-Benz

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been an automotive icon, one of the best cars in the world--and for more than 50 years, the vehicle of choice for …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

China Parallel Import Would See BMW X5 Price Slashed Up To 30 Per Cent

China’s efforts to force foreign vehicle importers to cut the price of spare parts in particular and sticker prices generally was easily shrugged off by the likes of Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), but reports Beijing has freed up the entrance of grey imports might make a bigger …

World's Greatest Drag Race 4

Starring the Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R Nismo<p>We love <i>Motor Trend</i>'s annual <i>World's Greatest Drag Race</i> video. Now back for its fourth appearance, the idea of lining some of the world's fastest cars up for a ten-wide, straight-line, full-throttle run is, well... it's pretty freaking badass.<p>The …

Cadillac’s taking a second shot at the ELR coupe

Cadillac will reveal its second take on the ELR plug-in hybrid in November, making a renewed attempt to challenge the Tesla Model S, the GM luxury …

Lamborghini Planning 2+2 Model Named Asterion?

Well, this is unexpected: Lamborghini has announced on its Facebook page that it will debut . . . <i>something</i> at the Paris auto show next week. We suspect that something is a car, based on the teaser sketch accompanying the Italian automaker’s Parisian declaration, and that that car is something …

Tesla fires up supercharger station in Oxnard

At last! You can drive your Tesla to Santa Barbara and back, and you have <i>another</i> great reason to stop on the way in Oxnard.<p>Tesla Motors announced it has opened a new Southern California supercharging station, at Oxnard's Collection at River Park shopping center, on Park View Court.<p>The station is …

How We'd Spec It: The Perfect 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup

A major event has heralded the imminent arrival of Ford’s groundbreaking, aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150 pickup at dealerships: The truck’s online configurator is live. That means you can now go to Ford’s website and start mixing and matching cabs, bed lengths, engines, and drive configurations. Most …

Owning a classic car always keeps life interesting

Sometimes it's just more fun to have problems.<p>I learned to drive in a Triumph TR3A. My next door neighbor was a WWII vet who bought the car new in 1959. He never put the top up because "tops are for sissies." Seeing him roar off in a light snow squall with his scarf flapping jauntily was inspiring. …

Driving

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Online Configurator Kind Of, Sort Of Live

Chevrolet has finally put a rudimentary online configurator for the 2015 Corvette Z06 onto its website, and while it’s hardly a full-blown “Build It Now” affair, it at least lets users play around with their dream Vette’s basic look. Lacking basic pricing information or even an options list, …

2015 Porsche Macan is a sports car in a compact crossover body

Pay no mind to the Porsche Macan's 18 cubic feet of cargo room, its capacity to carry five adults comfortably and its commanding view of the road. With 340 horsepower and reflexes that would make Catwoman jealous, the Macan S never got the memo that it's not a sports car. Porsche's speed-hunting …

Cadillac

2015 GMC Canyon

Mid-size utility without the full-size commitment.<p>General Motors has done a remarkable job of keeping its GMC and Chevrolet truck brands unique, even though they share virtually identical DNA. Both brands maintain loyal customers, and through careful analysis of buyer demographics, the carmaker …