John Voelcker, Contributor
It's not every carmaker that leads off a press conference by re-enacting a spectacular three-car freeway crash. But at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Toyota had a point to make.
Volkswagen ID Vizzion electric sedan unveiled at Geneva auto show
Volkswagen used this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil the ID Vizzion concept, a large electric sedan that is more or less a replacement for the Phateon that ended production two...John Voelcker
Car on which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano is for sale, mid-restoration (it's a Morris Marina)
Fans of the original "Top Gear" cast may vaguely recall an incident from a promotion for their new Amazon show in which Jeremy Clarkson dropped on a piano from a crane onto a small black sedan.
This man converted a 50-year-old Land Rover to run on coal (as one does)
The classic Land Rover Defender evolved over its long life from frequent use as a farming implement to new life as an iconic all-wheel-drive trophy truck.John Voelcker
2020 Mazda 3 prototype first drive: Can spark-less engines ignite our passions?
In late August, exactly six next-generation 2020 Mazda 3 hatchbacks existed anywhere in the world. Each was a hand-built prototype, riding on a next-generation chassis and powered by a radical new...John Voelcker
The Quail celebrates the postwar sports car, 1945-1960
Monterey Car Week draws everything from microcars to one-off coachbuilt classics of the 1920s and 1930s, all of them crowd-pleasers for the thousands of visitors swarming tasteful venues centered on...John Voelcker
They just don't make dream cars like they used to. And the crowds thronging a special display class at Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attested to the popularity of outrageous,...
Racing strategy in Formula E varies from Formula One: why it's hard
After more than two days covering last weekend's FIA Formula E New York ePrix race, held on a tight course with a view of the Statue of Liberty, we have a greater appreciation for the challenges of...John Voelcker
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD first drive review
The Acura MDX is the most popular three-row luxury crossover vehicle, says Honda's premium division, with 850,000 sold since 2001.
The vast majority of those were sold in North America, since the...John Voelcker
Futuristic Chinese traffic-straddling bus abandoned, blocking traffic
Last summer, a seemingly cool "straddling bus" project in China made headlines. The futuristic thing swooped above traffic on rails at the side and center of the road.
Well, after a whole lot of...John Voelcker
Tesla Model S mangles Mercedes E-Class, British dealership in crash (video)
Somewhere in the U.K., a group of Mercedes-Benz employees has learned just how much of a threat electric-car maker Tesla poses.
Except in this case, the threat was literal.
The video above shows the...John Voelcker
Now there are seven (or maybe nine): Bugatti Royale prototype re-created
The Bugatti Type 41, better known as the Royale, was intended to be the biggest, most luxurious, most expensive car in the world. It was to be sold only to royalty.
Launched into the teeth of the...John Voelcker
Goodwood's glorious Festival of Speed: photo galleries
Quick, name an event in which cars 110 years apart compete against each other to race up a hill.
Welcome to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a unique, surreal, one-of-a-kind event in...John Voelcker
Citroën Advanced Comfort suspension bids adieu to hydropneumatics
French maker Citroën has been known for the comfortable ride of its cars for 60 years, since it pioneered the use of hydropneumatic suspension on the streamlined DS model unveiled to an...John Voelcker
Nissan proposes ethanol for future fuel cell cars, to avoid hydrogen fueling
Electric cars are showing up all over the place, but hydrogen fuel-cell cars have lagged behind, with only three Asian makers committed to offering them in the U.S.
That's partly because setting up...John Voelcker
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet first drive review
With the arrival of the small CLA sedan three years ago as its entry vehicle, Mercedes-Benz has moved the latest version of its C-Class range up in size, style, and features.
Now the C-Class Cabrio...John Voelcker
How do you interpret "modern luxury" when consumer electronics change every 18 months but a luxury car has to last 15 years?
That was the challenge facing the designers of the next Mercedes-Benz...
Subaru Impreza 5-Door Concept: Tokyo Motor Show Live Photos & Video
Subaru has released the first details of the new Impreza 5-Door Concept that it unveiled today at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Acknowledged by the company to be a preview of the all-new 2017 Subaru...John Voelcker
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class To Expand Safety, Self-Driving, Self-Parking Capabilities: Video
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan will be officially unveiled next January at the Detroit Auto Show, but from the number of spy shots already published, it's pretty obvious that it'll have a...John Voelcker
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Teaser, As Tour De France Support Car--Photo Update
Its introduction at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show is still more than three months away, but the Jaguar F-Pace SUV has appeared in public wearing only light camouflage at the Tour de France. Jaguar's...John Voelcker
Kia Soul-Based Trail'ster Concept Features Electric AWD: Live Photos From Chicago Auto Show
The Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept kicked off this morning's Chicago Auto Show to demonstrate a hybrid all-wheel-drive version of Kia's popular Soul tall wagon--and most likely preview a future...John Voelcker