The yearly bacchanal of the world’s wealthiest automotive enthusiasts, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is fast approaching. Which means luxury automakers will be teasing some of their most exciting vehicles this week, hoping to attract the attention (and wallets) of the uber-rich. So it’s little surprise that Land Rover, makers of the de rigeur SUV […]


Even if you’re one who values the all-terrain aspects of a 4×4, clearly you’ve never had what is basically a motor boat sitting on chrome before. The Amphicruiser, as the name describes, will transport you across the elements of the earth — its 4.2-liter Toyota Landcruiser engine giving you the regular SUV aspects of a […]


26 May
Entry level goodness from renowned German tuners

We covered the Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept over a year ago when it made its debut, and then really went deep when we took Merc’s new crossover SUV to Coachella. With big sales surely on the horizon, it was only a matter of time until renowned German tuners BRABUS got their fine engineering paws on the vehicle. The […]


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. […]


27 Feb
Apple TV, refrigerator, Mac Mini computer & 800-horses of power

German modifiers/overlords of automotive badassery BRABUS have applied their skilled hands to Mercedes-Benz timeless G65 Wagon. Set to debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, the BRABUS 800 “iBusiness” Mercedes-Benz G65 ain’t your typical G-Wagon. As can be expected the G65 undergoes BRABUS’ usual stringent exterior overwork — including Widestar body kit, LED daytime running lights, […]


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 […]

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