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December, 2017

  • 21 December

    Stop What You’re Doing and Spec Your 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Right Now

    Any time Jeep launches a new Wrangler, it’s exciting, and the 2018 Wrangler is no exception. We’ve already gotten a chance to drive the JL Wrangler, and we can confidently say it’s fantastic. But while it will still be a while before you can actually buy the new Wrangler, our friends …

  • 20 December

    BMW X7 Three-Row SUV Begins Pre-Production

    The first pre-production BMW X7 SUVs have begun rolling off the line at the automaker’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant. The production X7 won’t make its official debut until the end of 2018, but these images give us an idea what to expect. Based on what we can see in the …

  • 19 December

    Petersen Automotive Museum Launches ‘Sidewalk Speedsters’ Exhibit

    LOS ANGELES, California—The Petersen Automotive Museum is absolutely packed with full-size cars of tremendous importance—visit today and you’ll see, among other automobiles, Bobby Rahal’s last Champ Car racer, a whole room full of classic, multi-million-dollar Ferraris, and some of the earliest electric vehicles in existence, dating from the turn of …

  • 18 December

    Look Out Tesla! Thor Trucks Electric Semi is Ready to Battle

    Back in August, Cummins revealed the AEOS, its first electric semi-truck. A few months later, Mercedes showed off its own electric semi, the E-Fuso Vision One. Then in November, Tesla debuted its version, the Semi. Now there’s another company looking to sell electric semis, Thor Trucks. Founded last year by Dakota Semler, …

  • 17 December

    2019 Chevrolet Silverado Revealed via Helicopter in Texas

    Amidst the Chevy Truck Centennial celebrations down in Fort Worth, Texas, Chevrolet dramatically helicoptered-in the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado for a sneak peak ahead of its Detroit debut next month. Technical details are scant, but from the looks of things, this is the slimmest, most streamlined Silverado design to date. …

  • 16 December

    Toyota Gazoo Racing Teases the GR Super Sport Concept

    A few months ago, Toyota officially launched a new sporty sub-brand, the GR Sport Series, in Japan. Built in partnership with Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s motorsports division, the GR Sport Series is supposed to inject a much-needed dose of fun into Toyota’s mostly dull lineup. But at next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, we’ll …

  • 15 December

    500th McLaren Senna Sells for $2.68 Million at Charity Auction

    Well, that was quick. Just three days after the big reveal, McLaren announced that it had sold the last copy of the Senna supercar at a surprise auction. At an annual event for McLaren devotees, guests learned that there was one more copy of the Senna up for grabs. The …

  • 14 December

    Toyota and Panasonic Reportedly Developing Advanced Battery Technology

    Twenty years after Toyota introduced the first Prius in Japan and 17 years after it arrived in the United States, hybrids are practically synonymous with Toyota. Tesla may be the young, hot EV startup, but when you think “hybrid,” you picture a Prius. But as demand for electrified vehicles increases, Toyota needs …

  • 13 December

    Catching Up With: Head of Jeep Design Mark Allen

    Mark Allen, Fiat Chrysler’s Head of Jeep Design, would tell you he has the best job in the world. He also has the least enviable job in the world, because redesigning the iconic Jeep Wrangler is as rewarding as redesigning the Porsche 911. How do you completely redo an icon …

  • 12 December

    Mercedes-Benz X-Class Gains New Widebody Kit from Prior Designs

    Like passing by the neighborhood holiday party without an invite, we’ve been eyeing the forbidden Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup with intense jealously. As tuners and design houses get their hands on the Benz truck, our envy only burns brighter—especially in the case of Prior Design’s new widebody kit. Despite utilizing a …