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November, 2016

  • 18 November

    Acura Unveils Its Interior of the Future

    Automotive cockpits, notably in terms of man-machine interface, are hard to design. Carmakers must cram as much information, both safety and entertainment-wise, into a compact package that is not only easy to read, but easy to navigate as well. Thus car companies are turning to the tech and gaming worlds ...

  • 17 November

    First Look: 2017 Jeep Compass

    Although it’s based on the same Fiat Chrysler Small Wide 4×4 Architecture that underpins the Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X, and Fiat 500L, the new 2017 Jeep Compass is slightly larger than its brethren, competing more with Honda’s CRV, Toyota’s RAV4, Ford’s Escape, and Hyundai’s Santa Fe. Except, according to Jeep, ...

  • 16 November

    First Look: 2017 Mazda CX-5

    For the 2017 model year, Mazda returned its popular CX-5 crossover to the drafting board. Alongside the pretty “Kodo” design, the new CX-5 is Mazda’s first SUV to make use of the new G-Vectoring Control active torque control system that made its debut on the Mazda6 earlier this year. Details ...

  • 15 November

    First Look: Jaguar I-Pace Concept

    Here it is, the first plug-in Jaguar, and it´s a fully electric zero-emission vehicle, not a hybrid. So, why does the Jaguar I-Pace concept, which will make its debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, look like a dressed-up coupé edition of the F-Pace, consciously avoiding to fuse breakthrough ...

  • 14 November

    Ford EcoSport Confirmed for North America, Will Debut in L.A.

    Ford is using next week’s Los Angeles auto show to show the EcoSport small utility vehicle that will finally be sold in North America after years of popularity abroad. The automaker will use an event Monday to unveil the EcoSport, ahead of press days for the auto show. The information ...

  • 13 November

    Takata Shame Deflates Japan’s Engineering Pride

    Embarrassment is the one thing Japanese fear above all else. They will go to great lengths to avoid it. But when unavoidably faced with it, they grovel, even over trivial matters. When my train into Tokyo runs even a minute late, that’s why the shocking news is announced with profuse ...

  • 12 November

    Ford Bronco Development has Begun in Australia: Report

    The rumored Ford Bronco is allegedly being built in the U.S., but apparently development of the off-roader has already begun across the Pacific. According to Australia-based Motoring, Ford’s engineering center in Australia is hard at work developing the new Bronco, which rumors suggest could go into production by 2020. The ...

  • 11 November

    Refreshed 2017 Nissan Versa Note Revealed Ahead of L.A. Show Debut

    Nissan revealed the face-lifted 2017 Versa Note today ahead of its debut at the L.A. auto show next week. The Japanese automaker also revealed the 2017 Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition, a limited-production model with a unique paint scheme. The Versa Note adopts Nissan’s corporate V-Motion grille and gains new ...

  • 10 November

    Honda WR-V Unveiled in Brazil, Goes on Sale Next Year

    The Honda WR-V made its world debut at the Sao Paulo auto show in Brazil this week. Created by Honda’s R&D team in Brazil, the WR-V was specifically designed for customers in South America and will start heading to local markets next year. Honda introduced the WR-V as a “planned ...

  • 9 November

    Automotive Diversions from the Presidential Election

    One great feature of this website is that there’s been precious little news of the presidential election, except perhaps when a certain candidate called out Ford Motor Company for moving American jobs to Mexico. [Spoiler Alert: Ford is moving small car production from its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, ...