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Lockheed Martin's laser weapon takes down 5 drones in live-fire demonstration

It was 5-0 at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico as a Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system shot down five unmanned drones …

Demonstration

Sprint launches WeGo handset, aimed at kids age 5 and up

At $120, Sprint's bare-bones WeGo phone has parental notification, and lets kids call and text a limited number of preset contacts.<p>Giving a young child his or her first phone comes with a long list of considerations. While handsets enable kids to stay in contact with their parents, the devices may …

How to Moonwalk as Explained by a Handy Animated Chart

Designer Jacob O’Neal has created a handy animated chart that explains in detail how to perform the moonwalk dance move made popular by musician …

Reader Find: Flossin’ as all heck in a Mercedes-Benz 230S ‘Camino

The W110 Mercedes-Benz is a classically cool machine that combines the standard vintage style you’d expect from an old German machine with a dash of …

Mercedes-Benz Execs Talk 13 New Models, Electric Cars, and Hybrid AMGs

Mercedes-Benz has little fear its entry-level CLA250 will cannibalize sales of its C-class.<p>Mercedes-Benz has never had a stronger first quarter in the United States than it has had in 2013, but the German automaker isn’t about to slow down. The company is taking strides to secure its position over …

Porsche Flat Four Coming In 2016: Report

It's no secret that Porsche is working on a four-cylinder boxer engine; it's already admitted it's under development. The questions that haven't been …

2014 BMW 328d Quick Drive

A (1/3) Chip off the 335d Block<p><i>Motor Trend</i> fell deeply, rhapsodically in love with its long-term diesel stormer, the 2009 BMW 335d. That 3.0-liter/265-hp/425-lb-ft I-6 hotrod oil-burner was priced near the top of the range and delivered amazing performance (5.8 seconds to 60 mph), while returning …

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 4

Washed Out<p>A friend of mine recently bought a 2012 Toyota FJ, and knowing that my current daily driver was some sort of Range Rover, he asked if I’d meet him in Death Valley for a weekend of deep canyon exploring. I agreed, but reminded him that this Range Rover is not quite as capable as its bigger …

New Volkswagen Phaeton is a Go

Redesigned Flagship at Least Three Years Out, U.S. Sales Likely<p>After much indecision, Volkswagen has elected to replace the Phaeton, a senior marketer tells <i>Motor Trend</i>. But that’s still about three years away.<p>“There will be a show car first, then we will build it,” our source says, “The car will be …

Nissan Working on Mini-Z to target FR-S/BRZ

All-New Compact Turbo Coupe Promises Affordable Performance<p>On the heels of Nissan‘s recent motorsport successes — a factory-backed GT-R placed first in class at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring and the radical DeltaWing stole the show at the 24 Hours of Le Mans — comes news that executives have finally …

The Latest on the Bugatti Galibier

When it Comes to Bugatti’s Super Sedan, You Just Need to be Rich -- and Patient<p>Bugatti still has about 80 available order slots for its Veyron Gran Sport and Gran Sport Vitesse, and has more than that left to manufacture. As such, there remains about a year and a half’s worth of work for the …

Infiniti LE, from Concept to EV

An Inside Look at the Design of Infiniti's Upcoming All-Electric Luxury Sedan<p>Ever since the first hybrid — the spacey, two-seat Honda Insight — arrived in the U.S., most green cars have featured love-it-or-hate-it styling. Some of that has been by design, with the goal of making them instantly …

Radical New Toyota Prius in the Pipeline

It's been some 15 years since Toyota launched the first Prius with the tag line "Just in time for the 21st century." While it's commonplace now, back then, the Prius was at the cutting edge of the hybrid revolution. Toyota followed up with a parade of hybrids, expanding the use of its …

Electric Vehicles

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept First Drive

Green With Beauty: We Take Porsche's Plug-In Electric Hybrid Concept On Its First Test Drive<p>“You have now driven it faster than anyone else,” said the gruff but funny German professor-doctor-engineer seated next to me in Porsche‘s Panamera Sport Turismo Concept. I was behind the burgundy leather …

BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept First Look

3 + 6 = 4: Previewing Munich's Newest Number<p>The BMW Concept 4 Series is one sexy, production-intent concept, and it better be, as its stunning design will be a major reason why consumers eschew the 3 Series sedan for the upcoming 3 Ser…err, 4 Series coupe. Making its debut at the 2013 Detroit auto …

Lincoln MKC Concept First Look

Young, "Progressive" Buyers are Compact-Crossover's Target<p><b>SHOW FLOOR UPDATE:</b> With the dramatic unveiling of Lincoln‘s new MKC (two black-draped models slowly pulling off the scrim as the car rolled down its fashion-inspired runway), marketing veep Jim Farley promised it would offer unprecedented …

Hyundai HCD-14 Concept First Look

Genesis-Evolution: Concept is 'Guiding Light' for Future Vehicles, Hyundai Tech<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Hyundai CEO John Krafcik wanted to make it clear to the assembled journalists at the 2013 Detroit show that the HCD-14 is NOT a thinly veiled concept of the upcoming Genesis sedan. But it does outline what the …

Kia Provo Concept First Look

View 23 Photos<p><b>SHOW FLOOR UPDATE:</b> Upon hearing the name of Kia's latest concept, "Provo." My first thought was Utah and then all the glorious cursing in the hit Broadway play, Book of Mormon.<p>Then I saw the vehicle roll out on stage and was immediately taken back to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show and the …

Kia

2013 Volkswagen XL1 First Drive

Winged Victory: Hybrid Supercar Could Reach 209 MPG<p>Smaller than a Golf and lower than a Boxster, Volkswagen’s XL1 looks like a bijou supercar. It has a sleek, thigh-high, carbon-fiber composite body, butterfly wing doors, a mid-mounted powertrain, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The XL1 …

2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic First Test

Trust Us, the Premium is Worth It<p>1600 rpm. That’s when you really feel it. The smooth, quiet wave of torque is akin to that of a TGV train pulling from its platform. With gusto like this, you’d think the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 and seven-speed gearbox in this 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec were …

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Chevrolet Corvette

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2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan

What once was Cadillac's multi-tool has reemerged with a single purpose.<p>The first two generations of CTS played the role of Cadillac’s multi-tool, intended to stretch across two sports-sedan segments. And it largely delivered on that front, appearing on our 10Best Cars list in either regular or …

2015 Audi A3 Sedan / S3 Sedan

Hey, Benz CLA? Let's create a new segment—and then fight to the death.<p><i>Help Wanted: American buyers for new compact sedan from German luxury brand. No, not the one with the three-pointed star. No, not the company with the non-kidney-shaped kidney grille, either. Must like dual-clutch transmissions,</i> …