The 44th Tokyo Motor Show is here with plenty of exciting new car reveals and lots of tech-heavy concept vehicles. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog's Managing editor, Steven Ewing.
Volkswagen rolls out a soft-road version of the little Fox hatchback in Brazil in the form of the new Fox Track, replacing the previous CrossFox with a more rugged appeal.
Rather than its usual partnership with Panasonic, Tesla is using cells from LG Chem for the upgrades to the Roadster's battery pack.
Jeffrey Katzenberg credits Tesla for saving his life in a crash. Elon Musk tweets about Tesla's Mexico plans. Enevate announces ultrafast charging for its Li-ion batteries. Emterra opens new CNG station near Toronto.
The 44th Tokyo Motor Show is here with plenty of exciting new car reveals and lots of tech-heavy concept vehicles. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 3,800 vehicles in the US in two new campaigns for certain S63 AMG, CLA250, GLA250, and SLK300 models.
Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller released a new five-point plan that calls for the company to reassess its goal of rampant growth.
Porsche has been spotted testing a new 911 R, a different take on the GT3 aimed specifically at driving purists with no turbochargers, paddle shifters, or wide sticky tires. Just the unadulterated rear-engine experience.
Deliberation on the winners of Autoblog's Tech of the Year Award is under way. Nominees for best car in 2016 are: the Tesla Model S, the Chevy Volt and the BMW 7 series. Nominees for best tech in 2016 are: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, VW's MiB II with AppConnect, Ford Sync 3, Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Smart Cross Connect App, and Volvo Sensus. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.
Here are the finalists for Autoblog's 2016 Technology of the Year award. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog executive producer Adam Morath, AutoblogGreen editor-in-chief Sebastian Blanco, and Autoblog senior editor Alex Kierstein.
By combining data from the OBD-II port and vehicle relays, the Kickstarter for the Voyo claims to give drivers access to useful automotive features right from their smartphone. In addition to reams of useful data and the ability to control the locks, some models can even get a form of stop/start.
Mazda will showcase two concepts at SEMA this year, both based on the latest MX-5 Miata: an extreme speedster with no windshield and a silver spyder with brown leather interior.
Here are the finalists for the 2016 Autoblog Technology of the Year award. This year, we're awarding both the best individual technology and entire car, and the winners will be announced at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January.
The Virtue Pedalist aims to combine the best of the bike and trike world to create the ultimate green commuter. With the e-assist of an electric bike, the stability of a tricycle, the storage of a cargo bike, and the aerodynamic enclosure of a velomobile, the Virtue Pedalist offers a little bit of everything.
Mercedes-Benz takes a three-day road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco with five B-Class F-Cells, doing 1,000 miles and filling up at public stations.