First Look – 2014 Hyundai Equus

September 14th, 2013 at 7:01am

A lot of Americans recognize Hyundai from its popular Sonata, Elantra and Santa Fe models: stylish and affordable cars. But fewer know the Korean brand is even in the luxury business. Now maybe that’s because the Equus brand is so young or that only about half of the more than 800 U.S. dealers carry the premium model. Either way Hyundai believes the mid-cycle refresh it’s giving the car will only make a surprising sales story that much better.

2014 Infiniti Q50 – Driving Impressions

September 13th, 2013 at 8:01pm

Under the leadership of Johan De Nysschen, Infiniti is pouring on the coals to build itself into a serious player in the luxury segment. The brand is no longer treated as a marketing effort by Nissan, but is now a fully owned subsidiary, with headquarters in Hong Kong, its own design and engineering, even its own human resources department. The first new car to come out under this structure is the Q50 and John just got the chance to test drive it.

AAH #210 – Frankfurt: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

September 13th, 2013 at 7:17pm

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The dust has settled and the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has put its wares on display for the world to see. As always, it was a tremendous show, but we’ll try to condense it down to its utmost essence in this week’s Autoline After Hours with Mr. Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, at the helm. We’ll also talk supercars as we look at the new generation rolling out of the gates: green and very expensive. All that and much more as Peter is joined by Todd Lassa from Automobile and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design & Production.

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First Look – Nissan NV200

September 13th, 2013 at 7:01am

Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy shares how Nissan is going big into commercial vans by going small.

Where is the Gas Filler? – Design Handbook

September 12th, 2013 at 8:01pm

In this edition of Design Handbook, Jim tackles the question of why some cars have the gas gap on the right side and some have it on the left.

Why Electric Cars Are Not Zero Emission

September 12th, 2013 at 7:01am

Electric cars have an important role to play in the automotive industry, but they are not as environmentally clean as some would have you believe. It all has to do with how EVs are manufactured and recycled, as well as how the electricity they use gets generated.

First Look – 2014 Nissan Versa Note

September 11th, 2013 at 8:01pm

Nissan recently introduced the hatchaback version of the Versa that is now called the Versa Note. Autoline Daily correspondent Sean McElroy has all the details about what’s new with the car.

Win this Audi R18 Model!

September 11th, 2013 at 11:44am


While we wish we could give you this full-size racer we spotted at the Frankfurt Motor Show recently, all we have to offer is this (admittedly, very cool) die-cast model of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Enter to win this model by subscribing to our e-mail newsletter right here. In two weeks, we’ll select one lucky subscriber at random to receive this prize. Only subscribers with U.S. mailing addresses are eligible to win.

What’s New With Carbon Revolution?

September 11th, 2013 at 7:01am

Carbon Revolution is an Australian start-up that’s producing wheels made out of carbon fiber. When we last talked to them they were just getting going. Here’s the latest on where they stand today.

First Look – Fiat 500L

September 10th, 2013 at 8:01pm

The FIAT brand has come a long way since its American relaunch just over 2 years ago when it had only 30 studios or dealerships across the country. Today there are more than 200 selling different versions of the its famous 500 bringing in a variety of new customers. And now as it moves to expand the brand passed the 500, Fiat is doing it with the car’s big brother called the 500L.