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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept is bold and beautiful in Beijing

BMW officially unveiled the Vision Future Luxury Concept today (or is it tomorrow?) at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, giving the world's media an in-the-flesh look at not only a future design theme for the brand, but a rumored flagship model.<p>This is a looker in person, thanks to its Pininfarina Gran …

Lexus NX debuts in turbocharged and hybrid guise

Lexus showed off its polarizing new NX at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, trotting out both the turbocharged 200t model (Lexus' first production turbo) alongside the hybrid-powered 300h.<p>We still don't know a great deal about the turbocharged model, aside from the fact that the engine underhood is a …

Lamborghini reveals Aventador Nazionale in Beijing

Special editions have proven themselves a great way for high-end automakers to get a little bit more for their wares, but they appear to be gradually being taken over by personalization programs that allow customers to order their exotic new wheels just as they want them. After all, what's the …

Ford Everest Concept Is One Beefy China-Market Special

Ford was busy at this year’s Beijing auto show—like, really busy. In addition to debuting the production iteration of the China-only Escort sedan and celebrating the Ford Mustang‘s 50th anniversary—it is the Year of the Horse, after all—the automaker also rolled out this manly Everest SUV concept, …

2015 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts for China, Previews Next U.S. Model

Chevrolet’s second-generation Cruze compact has arrived, having debuted at the 2014 Beijing auto show. But wait! If you’re wondering why the face-lifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze that debuted at the New York auto show looks so different from this Chevrolet Cruze, don’t fret. This new model arrives first …

Escort Service: Ford Debuts Escort Sedan for China

A year after showing the Escort concept at the 2013 Shanghai auto show, Ford has unveiled the production model at this year’s Beijing affair. This China-only sedan has been developed with the market’s unique tastes in mind, most notably its citizens’ insatiable appetite for a gigantic rear seat. …

Record Store Day at Rough Trade East: a vinyl fiesta

We went down to Rough Trade East in London to see what people were buying. Feast your eyes on a cornucopia of vinyl. All photographs by Frantzesco Kangaris for the Guardian

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

A proper luxury car, with an assist from Lotus.<p>Last October, Hyundai invited us to South Korea to sample early prototypes of its 2015 Genesis sedan. That whole trip now seems like a misdirection of sorts. Because while we were hunting for nuance on the flattest, most featureless roads of Hyundai’s …

New 'Godzilla' Trailer Shows First Good Look At The Monster

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures released a new extended look at the "Godzilla" reboot out in theaters next month.<p>It's essentially another trailer that gives us more insight into Bryan Cranston's character in the film.<p>The big reveal is a good look at Godzilla himself at the trailer's …

Filmcast Ep. 267 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier – /Film

David and Devindra discuss the possibility of a new <i>Goonies</i> film, what would make a <i>Police Academy</i> movie great, and what’s up with the new Amazon Fire …

The Last Days On Mars' cast list is a spoiler in itself

I had high hopes for The Last Days On Mars. All of the signs were good. In the United States it's distributed by Magnet Releasing, owned by that creepy overdog Mark Cuban but still importing a nice line of eccentric non-American B-movies, both good (Down Terrace) and bad (Donkey Punch), mixed in …