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Fresh-Faced for 2016: Chevrolet SS Gets Updated

It’s no secret that the Chevrolet SS, our favorite LS3-powered full-size sedan of Aussie descent, is destined to disappear in the next few years. To be fair, the SS is the <i>only</i> LS3-powered full-size sedan of Aussie descent available in the U.S., but we couldn’t love it any more even if it were …

Mazda Koeru Concept Revealed, Could Preview CX-7 and CX-9

Mazda adds a new word to its Kodo design language.<p>“Koeru” means to “exceed” or “go beyond” in Japanese, and that’s what this Frankfurt show concept does. A sporty four-door hatchback, its fluid lines and general shape bear a strong resemblance to the CX-3, Mazda’s new compact crossover, but on a …

Audi Shows A4 Avant g-tron at Frankfurt Auto Show

“With so much drama in the ING, it’s kinda hard bein’ R-U-P-E-R-T.” So spoke Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. OK, so he didn’t say that—we can only wish that Stadler had taken the stage to do his best impression of Snoop. Instead, the only G-funk we were treated to at …

The 15 Must-See Debuts of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show | Flipbook

The 15 Must-See Debuts of the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

10 Scientific Insights About Happy Families

• Seeing friends and family regularly is worth an extra $97,265 a year. Being close to your family makes you trust strangers less. We watch TV and read …

The Keystone Pipeline Is Overrated by Both Sides

The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline burns so bright that it distracts from more illuminating subjects, like how much it really matters.<p>For the …

Mitch McConnell

China is stockpiling vast quantities of cheap oil

The world’s biggest energy consumer is socking away inexpensive oil for a rainy day. Reuters analysts estimate that Chinese imports of crude oil rose 10%, to more than 31 million tonnes (32 million tons), last month, even as its economic growth flagged. That suggests China added as much as 124 …

Top 15 Most Comfortable Cars

Comfort plays a significant part when shopping for your next car. With even affordable cars offering features such as heated and ventilated seats, soft leather, zero-gravity seats, comfort is no longer a secondary factor. But which offer the most comfort?<p>We’ve gathered a list of what we think are …

The secret of great product managers: Balancing the worlds of ‘techie’ and ‘fuzzy’

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of myth even today. Two-and-a-half decades later, the role of product manager is still misunderstood and ill-defined, and the most important qualities in a product manager are often overlooked. As a …

Product Management

Tesla Opens Pilot Battery Swap Station for Model S

View 8 Photos<p>Tesla released good news for Model S owners who travel long distances by launching a prototype battery-swap program, with a pilot program available to invited Model S owners. The battery-swap program will allow Tesla Model S owners to travel a longer distance in less time by using an …

Tesla

Hyundai's Competitor to BMW M, Mercedes AMG Gets Boost from Former BMW M Chief Engineer

For well over a year, Hyundai has contemplated how to tackle the performance car segment after announcing its new “N” sport-model series. Every option was on the table, from adding graphics and a louder exhaust to otherwise standard cars to using bigger engines from higher-positioned models, up to …

BMW

2015 Chrysler 300 V-6 RWD/AWD

Suffice it to say, it suffices.<p>In 2005, the Chrysler 300 put Chrysler cars back on the map. With brazen, bargain-Bentley styling, full-size dimensions, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V-6 and Hemi V-8 powertrains, the 300 was the real, big, ’Murican deal. But by Chrysler’s own admission, the …

2015 Volkswagen CC 3.6 4Motion First Test

Entry-Level Lux Not So Entry-Level Anymore<p>When we tested the Volkswagen CC R-Line early in 2014, we found it had quite a bit of gusto coming from its standard 2.0-liter 200-hp engine. So what happens when you stick in an upgraded 3.6-liter V-6?<p>For one thing, it makes this car even harder to …

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5

The car that makes Subaru, Subaru.<p>There’s a high-fiber thread weaving through Subaru that runs contrary to convention. While the station-wagon body style has been experiencing widespread decline and some automakers have abandoned it entirely, plucky Subaru sells four times as many wagons and …

Tesla Launching Battery-Swap Pilot Program

Tesla’s long-promised battery-swap technology, making charging up as quick as filling your gas tank, is finally here. The company announced today that the first swapping station will open next week for public testing—offering a three-minute swap to a fully charged battery for a few Tesla …

Chevrolet to Introduce Blacked-Out Midnight Edition Impala

If you’re the full-sized, front-driven sedan type, bigness and comfort surely loom large on your list of automotive priorities. But those who’d like a dose of sinister with their size—some ferocity with their fluff, if you will—have historically been forced over to the rear-drive side of the fence …

Top Gear’s top five junior sports cars

<b>Subaru BRZ</b><p><b>Price:</b> £22,495<b><br>Specs:</b> 197bhp, 151lb ft, 0-62mph 7.6secs, 130mph top speed, 36.2mpg, CO2 181g/km<p>Modest but revvy power, rear-wheel drive and …

The NY Times Is Killing Its Car Section; This Review Is Proof It Shouldn't

This weekend’s Sunday <i>New York Times</i> Automobiles section will be the Gray Lady’s last; the paper has decided—perhaps foolishly—for business reasons to no longer publish what had become, over 20 years, a weekend ritual for those of us in the business and many of you reading this now.<p>The closure hits …