Transcript: Camper van concept for the outdoor fanatic. Peugeot released the Rifter 4x4 Concept ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. With the idea of creating a “multipurpose and effective” vehicle. The Rifter 4x4 Concept includes a 1.5-liter diesel engine with a 6-speed manual making 221 lb-ft of torque. The Rifter Concept utilizes 3 different driving modes. 2RM, for front-wheel drive. 4RM, transmission powers rear wheels in case of loss of motor function. Lock Mode, locking the rear axle for extr
Transcript: MOPAR offers 200+ options for the 2019 Ram 1500. Ram and MOPAR have collaborated to customize a Flame Red 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport 4x4. Which made its debut at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The collab showcases some of the 200+ MOPAR parts and accessories available for the outdoor-sport-themed truck. The customized 1500 includes a 2-inch lift kit for additional off-road clearance, and sits on 35-inch tires wrapped around 18-inch off-road beadlock-capable wheels. MOPAR also include
Hyundai’s new Plug-in has a range of 590 miles Hyundai revealed the 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The Plug-in Hybrid includes a 50 kW electric motor battery pack and has a combined range of 590 miles. The two Sonatas will be built in Asan, Korea. Transcript: Hyundai’s new Plug-in has a range of 590 miles Hyundai revealed its redesigned sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert,
The Nissan Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) is a three-row SUV concept that showcases the automakers design future. It draws inspiration from classical Japanese landscape. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.
The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is returning. It's been seven years since American shoppers could purchase Ranger but Ford is bringing it back. Production will begin on Ranger in late 2018. Ranger will feature a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Ford announced that the Edge SUV will get an ST version. The Edge ST will have an output of 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. This is Ford’s first SUV to get the ST badge. For more coverage of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Acura reintroduced the 3rd gen RDX at the Detroit Auto Show. The RDX will take design cues from Acura's Precision Concept. Acura's RDX will launch mid 2018. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
Ford’s iconic pickup, the F-150, is getting a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine. The engine will give the F-150 a power output of 250 horsepower with 440 pound-feet of torque. The truck will get an expected 30 miles per-gallon. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
The third generation of the Honda Insight makes its debut at the NAIAS 2018 but some details of the electric vehicle have emerged prior to the reveal. The new Insight will feature a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Honda says the Insight will operate solely under electric power in most situations, with the engine acting as a generator when necessary.For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-sh
The 2018 Wrangler was revealed at the LA Auto Show and this is our first look at the four-door Sahara model. Jeep has made some interior and exterior design changes on Wrangler for 2018. And the automaker says that the off-roading icon will also see an improvement to fuel economy. For more coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show head over to https://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/
FCA unveiled the 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the LA Auto Show. Here's our first look at the Rubicon model. Rubicon is the most purpose-built of the Wrangler lineup. For 2018 this icon will feature a lighter body-on-frame platform and better fuel economy. For more coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show head over to https://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/
FCA unveiled the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The iconic off-roader will be lighter and have better fuel economy than its predecessor. For more coverage of the 2017 LA Auto Show head over to https://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/
AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief David Kiley highlights the latest cars and concepts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. This year's show features plenty of exciting new models like Ford's Transit Connect Wagon, BMW's i3 Coupe, Mazda's clean diesel 6 and Volkswagen's Beetle Convertible.
We've been doing Autoblog for a while now and still don't know exactly why some posts become popular and others completely miss boarding the crazy train to Viralville. Maybe we were the first to post about a hot topic. Videos are almost always poised for success, and of course any post that includes a first look or specs of a highly anticipated vehicle can be a hit waiting to happen. But every time we hit the publish button it's like throwing a dart in the dark.
Geneva and the Decline of the Auto Show
On Monday, we reported that Honda Europe had decided to cancel its participation in this fall's Frankfurt Motor Show. In that report, we speculated that it wouldn't be a surprise to see Honda follow Nissan's path of only participating in one major auto show per continent. It turns out that at this scenario is unlikely to happen. According to spokesman Chuck Schifsky, Honda has six major operating regions around the world, each one operating largely autonomously. There are certain standards that