Mercedes-Benz invited us to take their brand spanking new GLA crossover SUV to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, with a pit stop in their futurist Advanced Design Studio dream factory in Carlsbad, San Diego. This is the story.  It’s as if it were on cue. On a bright and beautiful California afternoon a Mercedes-Benz representative […]

17 Apr
Also available in naturally aspirated & hybrid powertrains

The leader in hybrid luxury, Lexus now crosses the bridge from luxury full-size vehicles to the compact segment. Their new family of compact SUVs (or CUVs in modern parlance), dubbed the NX, will be available with three power trains: the NX 200t turbo, the naturally aspirated NX 200 (with front or all-weather drive) and the highly efficient NX 300h hybrid. […]

18 Feb
Land Rover brings its highest trim to its best-selling vehicle

Although defined by its luxurious edge and segment-leading off-road capability, Range Rover has always been a niche brand. Until the Evoque was introduced, that is, and it quickly became the best-selling vehicle from the British off-road marque and firmly established itself as one of the strongest offerings in its segment. Now Land Rover has taken […]

9 Jan
Swedish automaker melds design with a sporting good company

Another coupe taking its dress off before the prom is Volvo‘s new XC Coupe. Although only two-door in design, the XC Coupe promises to be a crossover SUV with seating for four, and melds design cues Volvo is known for with notes taken from Swedish sporting goods company POC. Although the marriage is dubious, keep […]

30 Aug
Peter Schreyer pushes the Korean automaker ever forward

Kia has been on a roll ever since Peter Schreyer took over design direction of the once vanilla-flavored Korean automaker. No wonder after their recent surging success they’ve elevated him to President of Kia Motors and Chief Design Officer of the entire Hyundai Motor Group — the first non-Korean to hold the position. With his bold […]

17 Apr
Benz latest small car entry leaks before Shanghai Motor Show

Just like almost every other auto manufacturer in the world, Mercedes-Benz understands the crucial transition to going small. While the luxury aspect of the brand continues to grow larger and larger, new segments are opening up below the expanding waistlines that offer Benz a chance at a new market. It was such a world that […]

Notorious London nightclub and electronic label Ministry of Sound is taking their current project back to their roots by creating flawless acoustic sound systems, and have teamed up with Nissan to create the world’s most powerful sound system on the road. The idea for the sound system was inspired by a room at MoS, The […]

10 Feb
The all-electric startup that could aims for the common folk

Tesla’s much anticipated Model X CUV prototype was unveiled last night at owner Elon Musk’s design house in Los Angeles, and it looks better than many of its competition. The Model X is derived from Tesla’s Model S, which has its sights set on more popular price point that its Roadster simply could not hit […]