China is leading the EV race — but for how long?

So, you should ask, who is winning the war to electrify the automobile? By country, it’s China. By individual company, Tesla, but only barely. That’s according to the latest information from industry intelligence expert IIHS. A new BMW AG infographic, based on IIHS data, shows that Chinese automotive companies lead the world in new registrations …

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Maurice Wilks designed the first Defender ‘concept’; would he love the 2020 Evoque?

As I contemplate the latest Range Rover Evoque — from its rambunctious design to the startling driving responses — my thoughts drift to a Welsh field. It’s the history buff in me. In that field, the original Land Rover concept vehicle had been left to rot some 20 years after it had been shown to …

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Mitsubishi the Microraptor and its Eclipse Cross challenge

Mitsubishi is a modest-sized brand in an alliance with the much larger Nissan Motor and Renault SA. This partnership forms a collective automotive beast that sells more vehicles than any other automotive grouping on the planet. The alliance gives Mitsu muscle in a world dominated by monster car companies, the likes of Toyota Motor and …

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Infiniti Q60 I-Line Red Sport 400 AWD: I’m reminded of The Tragically Hip’s farewell tour

Of course you don’t need to put 400 horsepower on the road, through four fat slabs of rubber, while sitting in a snug little cabin that looks like a GQ design layout. Of course, you don’t. The Infiniti Q60 coupe, especially the outrageously powerful and not inexpensive I-Line Red Sport 400 AWD version ($65,295), is …

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2019 Passport: the Honda SUV priced like a BMW X3

Honda Motor has delivered some daring automobiles – the early Civics with the CVCC engines stand out. The new hybrid version of the CR-V small SUV (sport-utility vehicle) is certainly intriguing, too – especially so, given that Honda has long been confused about its hybrid strategy. Or strategies, given how many times Honda has darted …

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