This is probably one of the most brilliant car ads in a while.
Life must be pretty hard as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. As Audi exemplified melodramatically, life with extremely short hands, a hunched posture, and a protruding schnoz can make doing things difficult.
Especially driving. How can the T-Rex even reach the pedals or the steering wheel if it’s already hard enough to flip a pancake without it hitting you in the face?
Well, the T-Rex no longer has to worry about driving, thanks to Audi’s new Piloted Driving Concept. It’s the company’s latest venture into researching and developing autonomous driving technology for future Audi cars.
With autonomous driving, T-Rexes no longer need to feel left out from the motoring crowd!
Watch as this T-Rex goes through an existential breakdown, until he finds what he needs to complete himself.
Bentley’s sport-tuned midsize luxury sedan gets more power and other tweaks.
Bentley is undoubtedly known for making some fast cars. But surprisingly, none of its sedans ever cracked the 200 mile-per-hour top speed barrier. This is even with the ridiculous twin-turbo W12 engines from Volkswagen or the legendary 6.75-liter V8s from Bentley’s classic years.
But this all changed recently thanks to the introduction of the latest 2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S. With a claimed top speed of 202 miles per hour, the Flying Spur W12 S takes the title as Bentley’s first sedan to crack the 200 mile-per-hour barrier.
How does it do it? More power, of course.
Unconfirmed by Volvo’s European and American divisions, but a Volvo China executive apparently broke the news in Chengdu.
Volvo’s in the middle of launching its new S90 flagship luxury sedan. At first availability, Volvo will sell the S90 in short-wheelbase form and in T5 and T6 form. A top-spec T8 plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup, along with the long-roof V90 shortly thereafter.
Now, AutomotiveNews reports the long-wheelbase, Chinese-built S90 will sell stateside and in Europe. The news came from
The confirmation supposedly came from Volvo China’s sales head, Yuan Xiaolin, at a press conference during the 2016 Chengdu Auto Show.
Rolls-Royce’s first four-wheel drive vehicle will be “a high-sided” one.
So I’m here, talking about SUVs again. But the specific one in discussion is due in the near future. And it comes from a very unlikely producer of SUVs.
That company is Rolls-Royce, an automaker known for some of the world’s most luxurious coupes, convertibles, and sedans. Crossovers and SUVs, not so much.
But crossover SUVs are the hottest thing sales wise and it was only a matter of time until the super luxurious automakers produced their own. Bentley started the trend with the Bentayga. With Rolls-Royce as its leading competitor, Rolls realized they couldn’t let Bentley take all the action.
So now, Rolls-Royce is producing its own crossover SUV to compete with Bentley’s Bentayga. But Rolls insists that you don’t call it an SUV.
The return of the Toyota Supra is one of the most highly anticipated sports car revivals of the 21st century.
The mid-engined Corvette. The “entry-level” Ferrari. They’re white whales of the automotive industry, constantly teased but never delivered upon. And a new Toyota Supra has long been one of them. But it won’t be for much longer.
A follow up to the Mk IV Supra, which lasted from 1993 to 2002, has been rumored pretty much since immediately after the death of the previous model, but a recent partnership with BMW gave the anticipation some validity. Now we’re seeing those dealings come to fruition. These are indeed spy shots of the upcoming Toyota Supra, which will be a production cousin of the upcoming BMW Z5.
The Supra is looking like a beefed-up 86, particularly in the greenhouse and at the back, while the nose has clearly been given the FT-1 treatment. It’s an evolution of the design language that began with the Japanese automaker’s FT series of concepts, dating back nearly ten years at this point.
Seven years in the making, the A5 and S5 Sportback are A7 mini-me’s, or four-door versions of the A5 and S5 coupes…depending how you look at it.
Mercedes-Benz truly pioneered the popular four-door coupe trend to the point where Audi made its own competitor, the A7.
Subsequently, other rivals followed suit with mainstream automakers producing their own four-door coupe-like sedans. Eventually, they simply adopted the look entirely.
Because the formula ended up being one of the next biggest things to automotive sliced bread, car makers began making four-door coupes in all sorts of sizes too. BMW led the way with the 4-Series and 6-Series Gran Coupes. Mercedes introduced the CLA-Class.
Now, Audi has the new A5 and S5 Sportback. And the second-generation model was recently revealed ahead of its Paris debut.
The current model will gain a wide-body Hellcat variant.
An exciting bit of news surfaced regarding the next-generation Dodge Challenger. A muscle car at heart, the Challenger was always a bit of challenging drive. Its ancient Mercedes-based platform and heavy bodyweight make it a porky handler.
Thankfully, Dodge plans to remedy some of these issues with the next model. But more importantly, sources confirmed that the next-generation Challenger will get all-wheel drive.
Speaking to AutomotiveNews, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles confirmed the new Challenger gains all-paw traction in hopes to improve handling and grip. All-wheel drive would also be a welcome companion for the next top-spec Hellcat version and its 707 horsepower, but it was not confirmed.
It marks Alfa Romeo’s first-ever attempt at making a crossover SUV.
Alfa Romeo’s in the middle of a massive product onslaught, churning out a new generation of cars. But to make things more difficult, Alfa is also in the middle of relaunching themselves in the US market. So the company’s hands are quite full.
Some of the new models include the recent Giulia compact sedan and the 4C sports coupe and roadster. These cars helped establish a new identity for Alfa Romeo. But next, the company needs to focus on turning a profit, meaning they need to make an SUV.
As we all know, crossover SUVs are huge breadwinners for automakers at nearly all ends of the spectrum because of how popular they are. Naturally, it only makes sense that Alfa Romeo grabs a piece of the action.
Participating in one of the most sought-after market segments in the world boosts chances for long-term financial sustainability.
Land Rover brings the Disco back!
The Land Rover LR4, or the Discovery 4, or the LR3, or Discovery 3–whatever you call it, depending where are from–is Land Rover’s current and aging midsize SUV. And it is old.
It is so old and outdated that Land Rover teased the next-generation model, earlier this morning.
The company is coy on specifics, but the expectations for the new Disco do not deviate much from what is already known.
Mercedes-Benz wants to increase your productivity during your commute.
The IFA 2016 convention just happen, or basically what our Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is to the whole continent of Europe. There, Microsoft announced to be teaming up with Mercedes-Benz for project “In Car Office,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
Autonomous driving technology continues to advance and provide a hugely potential future for the automobile industry. So people are going to eventually find ways to occupy themselves for the times they don’t need to pay attention to the road. this is obviously only made possible with autonomous driving tech.