Gee, Landie Wagon: We Drive the Quickest Defender That Land Rover Has Ever Built

While we eagerly await a completely new Land Rover Defender, it doesn’t take much to rekindle our nostalgia over the bare-knuckled brawn of the original, which was introduced overseas in 1983 but had roots in the original Series I Landie of 70 years ago. A recent short drive of a re-engineered version, the Defender Works […]

2019 Honda Insight: A More Civic-Like Hybrid Tries Again to Beat the Prius

With the 2019 Insight, Honda is hoping that the third time’s the charm for this nameplate, which promises the future but hasn’t always been in tune with it. Nearly 20 years after the introduction of the original high-mpg featherweight Honda Insight—the first hybrid sold in the United States—hybrids comprise roughly 2 percent of the new-passenger-vehicle […]

2019 Honda Insight: A More Civic-Like Hybrid Tries Again to Beat the Prius

With the 2019 Insight, Honda is hoping that the third time’s the charm for this nameplate, which promises the future but hasn’t always been in tune with it. Nearly 20 years after the introduction of the original high-mpg featherweight Honda Insight—the first hybrid sold in the United States—hybrids comprise roughly 2 percent of the new-passenger-vehicle […]

First Deliveries of $35K Version of Tesla Model 3 Delayed until Late 2018

Tesla has delivered about 10,000 examples of its Model 3 sedans so far but has thus far failed to deliver on one important item that was central to why this model garnered so much hype: its $35,000 base price. First U.S. deliveries of the standard-range (220 mile) version of the Model S, still expected to […]

Preview Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV Keeps It Simple

Back in 2006, BMW introduced so many powertrain and chassis modes for its M5 performance sedan—279 combinations in all—that it turned off enthusiasts, including many loyal to the brand. When we asked Wolfgang Ziebart, technical design director and the executive who oversaw Jaguar I-Pace development, why there are only two modes in the British automaker’s new […]

Toyota Is Done with Diesels in Europe

The diesel’s fall from grace in Europe, where it has long been a mainstay of the car market, has been quick in the aftermath of the Volkswagen diesel scandal. And last week at the Geneva auto show, Toyota also announced that it will be phasing out all diesel engines from its passenger-car lineup in Europe this […]

Porsche Mission E Two-Door and Convertible Possible; RWD Likely

As Porsche readies for the introduction of its fully electric Mission E next year, the automaker continues to reveal more technical details about the production version—while also dropping some hints about what comes after the Mission E in the brand’s electric push. Porsche pointed to one such possibility this past week in the form of […]