Tag Archives: Sedans

2019 Volkswagen Jetta revealed: compact sedan pushes for mid-size taste

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is taking a page from small-size competitors with big ideas. Volkswagen pulled the wraps off its newest Jetta sedan Sunday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The next-generation sedan is larger with more creature comforts, with a sharper style that more closely aligns it with the automaker's European...

Read More »

2018 VW Passat GT: jazzed up, but only a little

The 2018 VW Passat GT is not the 4-door GTI it could have been. That's probably just fine with buyers looking for a little more zest in their mid-size sedan, however. For the most part, the Passat GT follows the standard souped-up mid-sizer playbook to a T. Or a GT, if you will. It rides on a lowered suspension, its wheels are larger (19-inches), and...

Read More »

Subaru Viziv Performance STI concept debuts, could hint at next-gen WRX STI

Subaru on Friday took the covers off a concept that may just preview the next-generation WRX STI. The concept, dubbed the Viziv Performance STI, is an evolution of the Viziv Performance concept unveiled last fall at the 2017 Tokyo auto show. The Viziv Performance STI debuted at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, and as the name suggests the car is what the original...

Read More »

Latest Subaru Viziv concept could hint at next-gen WRX STI

Subaru in a matter of days will take the covers off a concept that may just preview the next-generation WRX STI. The concept, dubbed the Viziv Performance STI, is an evolution of the Viziv Performance concept unveiled last fall at the 2017 Tokyo auto show. The Viziv Performance STI debuts on Friday at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, and as the name suggests the...

Read More »

Driver in BMW M5 sets 232.5-mile record for longest drift

BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz has set the world record for the longest continuous drift using a 2018 BMW M5. Schwartz's sustained drift measured an impressive 232.5 miles, or 143 miles more than the previous record set in 2014. The latest attempt took place on a wet surface at BMW's performance center in Greer, South Carolina and lasted...

Read More »

Fisker EMotion debuts at CES, promised for 2019 with 400-mile range

The rebooted Fisker unveiled its highly anticipated EMotion electric car on Tuesday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. The car is a mid-size sport sedan with all-wheel drive and ample space for four, and it also comes with gullwing doors that you typically find on supercars. Unlike Fisker's previous attempt at an electric car, the ill-fated Karma...

Read More »

Power to the people: Diesel BMW 5-Series headed to the States, on sale next month

We'll stop short of saying diesel has been resurrected, but reports of the oil-burner's demise may have been premature. This month, the EPA certified for sale the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive and rated the diesel-powered sedan at 26 mpg city, 36 highway, 30 combined. It will go on sale in the U.S. in February and cost $62,995, including destination. A spokeswoman...

Read More »

China’s GAC returning to Detroit auto show with GA4 sedan, Enverge concept

Chinese automaker GAC Motor is returning to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for the fourth time and will be bringing three new vehicles, including an electric concept the automaker says is aimed at younger buyers. The state-owned company, which operates the Gonow and Trumpchi brands, confirmed in November plans to enter the United...

Read More »

Tesla Model 3 hits 60 MPH in 4.66 seconds, passes quarter mile in 13.3

We know from the Model S that Tesla underquotes the performance of its cars. Heck, we've seen a Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus mode hit 60 mph in a mindboggling 2.389 seconds. So with Tesla stating at the Model 3's launch last summer that the small electric sedan will do 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, we've been keen to discover the accuracy...

Read More »

Fisker’s 400-mile EMotion electric car coming to CES

Henrik Fisker's second go at independently producing its own car is set to kick off with the EMotion electric car at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fisker himself, the company's chief, added a new image on social media and confirmed that some of the car's next-generation technology will be on display as well. Fisker promises 400...

Read More »