With upcoming pedestrian safety regulations set to take effect in Europe in the near future, Aston Martin has formally unveiled the 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S which brings new technology, muscle, and styling to the sleek and elegant four door for the 2013 model year.
Free trade agreements are sometimes a tough sell with the public and politicians. On one hand, they open up new markets for a country’s goods; on the other, it also opens up that country to new import competition. Hyundai is learning this lesson in its home market of South Korea, where free-trade agreements have halved tariffs on imported vehicles, causing Hyundai Motor Group’s domestic sales (which comprise both the Hyundai and Kia brands) fall for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
Museums that celebrate car culture and the colorful history of the automobile rank high on enthusiasts’ minds when planning a vacation. What could be better than stepping into a time capsule of hobby?
What’s that, you say? There’s a hidden collection? Follow the jump for the explanation.
Any Manhattanite worth a grain of overpriced, designer salt understands the value of making an understated, classy entry into a crowded room. By that logic, when the opportunity arose to test the Ford Focus Electric — which wears the same sheetmetal as the gasoline-powered Focus hatchback but packs substantial, though invisible whizbangery under its skin — I vowed to remain impartial. Could it make a statement, albeit a quiet one?
We told you months ago that Ford was working on an all-new F-150 that would raise the bar in the pickup market. We also told you that the Wall Street Journal was reporting that the new truck, likely a 2015 model, would be constructed primarily of aluminum, and could be as much as 700 pounds lighter than the current truck. What we didn’t know then was what the truck would look like – until this morning.