Concept Cars

AAA Says Infotainment Systems Increase Driver Distraction

If you have a hard time using the infotainment systems in new cars, you’re not the only one. According to a new study from AAA, these systems are distracting for drivers, causing them to take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous amounts of time. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety worked with researchers ...

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Funky Toyota Tj Cruiser Is Part Van, Part SUV

We miss the FJ Cruiser, and although it won’t fill the void in our hearts, Toyota is about to introduce a Tj Cruiser that exudes the same conquer-anything vibe. The boxy concept vehicle debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Blending elements of an SUV and a van, the Toyota Tj Cruiser aims to be both rugged and ...

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Seven Cool Facts About the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

While the second-generation Porsche Panamera has proven to be extraordinary all around, the focus of the 2017 Panamera Turbo is performance, driven by its force-fed eight-cylinder engine. Here are seven cool things we learned about Porsche’s super-sedan during our time behind the wheel: 1. The Turbo and its e-Hybrid sibling are the only 2017 Panamera variants with a V-8 It’s ...

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Behind the Wheel of Four Mazda Rotary Classics at the 2017 Japanese Nostalgic Car Touge California

First held in 2015, the Japanese Nostalgic Car Touge California is a scenic, non-competitive road rally that has grown into a hotly anticipated event that attracts participants from around the region. 2017 is Mazda’s second year as title sponsor, a deal that immediately makes perfect sense for the Japanese manufacturer most focused the idea that “Driving Matters.” Mazda’s beloved rotary ...

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Porsche Mission E Battles Teslas in Spy Photos

Tesla beware! You’re being benchmarked by one of the world’s most iconic brands, Porsche. Our spy photographers caught Porsche’s upcoming Mission E electric car camouflaged and testing in Germany alongside a Tesla Model S and Model X. Tesla might be flattered but should be cautious because Porsche currently builds some of the most impressive hybrid sports cars on the market ...

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One Week With: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew

LOS ANGELES, California — I’ve just finished a nearly 400-mile stint in the 2017 Ford Raptor, and I feel perplexed. If you absorb the messaging Ford created for this truck—just take a look at it competing in and completing the Baja 1000 and then driving hundreds of miles back to home base—you might start to imagine the production truck at ...

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The Waiting—Only 260 Tesla Model 3s Have Been Built

Tesla announced its third quarter output, and it’s somewhat of a mixed bag. Although Tesla delivered more Model S and Model X vehicles than in any other quarter, it also missed its production goals for the new Model 3. Tesla delivered a total of 26,150 vehicles, including 14,065 Model S sedans, 11,865 Model X SUVs, and 220 Model 3 sedans. ...

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