Cars & Concepts


Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 years

The company previously planned to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build 1,350 vehicles through 2022.


BLOG: Richard Truett
Why these three vehicles will get my NACTOY votes

Last week I was one of 57 jurors who drove 70 vehicles that are semifinalists for the North American car, truck and utility of the year awards. Here's my early picks for winners and losers.

UPDATED: 10/22/18 3:10 pm ET - corrected
Rivian ready to reveal first products in L.A.

The suburban Detroit electric-vehicle aspirant Rivian Automotive, spearheaded by car geek and MIT graduate RJ Scaringe, will show its first two models next month.

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

BMW X7 to start at $74,895

BMW is filling out its product lineup with the launch of its largest crossover to date. The new X7, available at U.S. dealerships in March starting at $74,895, addresses a shortcoming in BMW's crossover lineup — a true seven-seater option.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Will Jaguar go EV only?

Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, according to Autocar, one in which the longtime British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to seven years.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

A force for good GM design

A new coffee table collection, Maestro: Bill Mitchell and the Iconic Cars of GM Styling, recalls icons of the 20th century.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

Paris auto show was a showcase for wagons, hatchbacks

Europeans still are showing some love for wagons and hatchbacks even as sales of crossovers and SUVs boom, just as in the U.S. While these models won't be arriving stateside, they attracted attention (and some wishful thinking from American enthusiasts) during the Paris auto show this month.

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