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Mercedes raises the roof on new CLA Shooting Brake

UPDATE: As we feared, the CLA Shooting Brake is not currently slated for North American availability. The text below has been adjusted accordingly.

Of all the variants in Mercedes’ smallest line, only one doesn’t have a liftgate, and that’s the CLA-Class. But don’t worry, the German automaker…


Editors’ Choice: Top Five 2014 LA Auto Show Debuts

In Which We Pick Our Favourites From Los Angeles

It’s often easy to jump to conclusions about what will absolutely steal the show at an automotive expo. Something ultra-sexy, fast, and exotic? Safe bet. A brown, Swedish shooting brake? Sounds like a winner to us. But sometimes, when the votes ar…


Chaos ensues in pileup at Macau tin-top race

Touring car grids around the world have been growing at suitably rapid pace. The British Touring Car Championship has been fielding record numbers of entries, DTM and V8 Supercars both have more manufacturers participating than they have had in years, the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship ha…


2018 Jeep Wrangler to get 8-speed auto

Remember when the Jeep Wrangler had a three-speed automatic? That wasn’t that long ago – as recent as the 2007 redesign – but Chrysler is keen to leave those days behind on the dusty trail. The current model ushered in a four-speed, then a five-speed, but the latest intel indicates t…


Next BMW 7 Series interior spotted

The next BMW 7 Series looks to be leading a rather dramatic change of the company’s interior styling, judging by this new series of spy photos.

In the trio of shots, we can see that the next 7 Series will replace the high-quality plastic buttons of the brand’s iDrive, HVAC and secondary audio…


Stranded “Top Gear” hosts ask for tourist tips in B.C.

Some bad weather hit the cast and crew of popular British show “Top Gear” this weekend in Trail, B.C., giving them some unexpected free time in the province’s Interior. The popular BBC series was reportedly filming for an upcoming episode that will include testing the Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV in…


Jaguar to go racing with F-Type GT3?

Most British automakers have some manner of racing program. Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren race as a matter of course. Bentley recently got back into racing, Morgan has dabbled here and there, even Land Rover has its off-road racing programs. The only one, it seems, that isn’t racing these days…


Mercedes surprised Hamilton with this steering wheel message

Lewis Hamilton had much to celebrate at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this past weekend. Not only did he win the race in commanding form (the 33rd in his career to make him the fifth most successful in Formula One history), but he also scored enough points (double on the season finale this…


Hyundai and Kia to hit record 8M sales for 2014

Hyundai and Kia are on a sales charge in 2014, and parent company Hyundai Motor Group is increasing projections to a record eight million combined units for the automakers by the end of the year – a bump over the original target of 7.86 million vehicles.

According to Bloomberg, the key …


Motor Trend wheels the 2015 Corvette Z06

The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is capable of some absolutely wild metrics. Want proof? Carlos Lago from Motor Trend is here to break it all down. 60 miles per hour (96 km/h)? 3.2 seconds. 60 mph (96 km/h) to 0? 91 feet. Lateral acceleration? A staggering 1.16g, a figure that is the highest MT…


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