Technology continues to consume the automotive world at a frantic pace. Today, the entry-level vehicles we drive are safer than they’ve ever been, and instead of being appreciative, we’re pissed when a $25,000 car’s infotainment system doesn’t have the same effortless UIs as our $700 iPhones. We bitch about it on web forums, nod emphatically when consumer websites badmouth systems that took years and millions of dollars to develop and put way too much weight on infotainment when it comes time to car shop. When did vehicle satisfaction start hinging on a Bluetooth connection?
Final details about the 2016 Focus RS have just been revealed: this smokin’ hot hatch will be powered by an EcoBoost four-banger, should make at least 320 horses and will utilize a six-speed manual and all-wheel drive!
With its in-the-sheetmetal reveal at the NAIAS, the 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V finally went from a “Yeah, but” car, to the long-sought “Standard of the World.”
Acura Delivers The New-Gen NSX
When the Raptor was unleashed on the automotive world in 2010, it took many by surprise, even the likes of the competition, who were left scrambling to offer anything resembling the off-road ready truck. It has been highly successful for Ford, since becoming the poster child of Ford truck capability.
In 2015, Ford introduced the aluminum-body F-150, gaining significant weight savings. Continuing to ride its predecessor’s success, a Raptor ceremoniously broke cover at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.