• Nissan Infiniti goes for Apple-inspired Zen in attack on BMW, Audi

    Nissan's premium Infinity brand sees its future as a unique blend of 'east meets west meets east again', combing Japanese minimalism with Apple's own Zen-inspired refinement. Nissan seeks to use the structural changes enabled by the industry’s shift toward electric and self-driving ...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2018 3 Comments

  • Here is how Montblanc makes its famous pens

    We visit Montblanc's factory and museum in Hamburg, where the company has been crafting quality writing instruments for most of its 112 year history. My first Montblanc was a grad school graduation gift from my wife – a Meisterstück 149, which is as iconic a pen in the world of writin...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

  • Porsche's 911 GT3 merges iconic eye-catching style with racetrack cred

    The face of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 looks like mine today, after I got a ticket on the way to work: It’s a look that can shoot daggers. The rest of the car follows suit, which explains why it attracted the attention of the New York Police Department in the first place. Ovoid bi-Xenon he...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ5 electric S-Class brings the fight to Tesla

    Mercedes-Benz is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its US$90,000 flagship S-Class, challenging Tesla's Model S for high-end electric-car buyers. The new full-size sedan, dubbed EQ S, will be part of the company's push to introduce 10 all-electric vehicles by 2022, Chief Execut...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • BMW trials monthly 'subscription plan' for top-tier models

    BMW is trialling a new subscription model with a flat monthly fee, aimed at letting drivers constantly trade up to new rides. The app-based service – which is being tested in Nashville, Tennessee from this week – provides members with unlimited access to a fleet of BMWs for a set mon...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 2 Comments

  • These stylish square watches put a new angle on telling time

    There are plenty of reasons why mechanical watches are round. But that doesn’t mean they look best on the wrist. Shortly after the French-Brazilian aeronaut Alberto Santos-Dumont became the first European to achieve sustained flight in 1906, he complained to his friend Louis Cartier that h...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • First look: Genesis Essentia concept is a sleek all-electric GT coupe

    The Genesis Essentia concept – the first electric vehicle from Hyundai's luxury brand – marries plug-in technology to a GT-style coupe cast from a super-lightweight, low-slung, carbon-fiber monocoque body. Not much is known about the new car, which looks like a cross between a grand ...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • The can't-miss cars of the 2018 New York Auto Show

    Although this will come as no surprise to industry insiders, after dozens of debuts at this year’s New York Auto Show, small luxury SUVs, especially hybrid ones, are the darlings of the bunch. Maserati debuted a Trofeo version of its solid Levante; Lexus introduced the UX; and Volvo showed...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Audi adds to 'coupe confusion' with 2019 RS 5 Sportback

    Audi's 2019 RS 5 Sportback is another addition to its increasingly indeterminate lineup of five-door “coupes” and “sportbacks" as yet another five-door sedan with a misleading name enters a very crowded field. The all-new 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback is a five-door “coupe&r...

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2018 2 Comments

  • McLaren: we won't follow Ferrari, Corvette into the electric future

    It’s not often that the head of a major car company will admit to not being up to speed on the latest, hot industry-wide trend. McLaren, however, has no such qualms. Last week, in Geneva, McLaren Automotive’s director of global sales Jolyon Nash said he knew “very little&...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2018 0 Comments

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