It's not easy to make a memorable commercial for a garage-door opener, but LiftMaster found a way. The company on Monday released a 30-second ad spoofing the 1980s cult-classic movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." If you're not familiar, the plot centers around the titular high schooler (played by Matthew Broderick) skipping school. At one point...

General Motors and Nikola haven't finalized a deal that would see GM supply the startup with batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for the Badger pickup truck and a line of fuel-cell semi trucks, Reuters reported Tuesday. The deal was supposed to be finalized by Sept. 30, but both companies confirmed in statements to Reuters that…

Audi updated its A5 and S5 for the 2020 model year but the late launch of the updated RS 5 sees the high-performance option arrive as a 2021 model. The updated 2021 Audi RS 5 reaches showrooms this fall in coupe and Sportback hatch body styles, and to mark the launch Audi is offering Ascari…

Lexus on Monday unveiled a new generation of its IS small sedan, one boasting sharper looks than its predecessor, new infotainment technology and a chassis honed on the track. The new IS will start from $40,025 including destination when it arrives in showrooms this fall as a 2021 model. It will sharpened for the track,…

A bigger and bolder BMW 4-Series is being introduced for 2021, and included in the range once again will be a convertible. This time around the designers have gone with a soft-top instead of the previous generation's retractable hard-top. Historic Chinese brand Hongqi, a favorite of Chairman Mao, is undergoing a revival. Part of the…

Cadillac in April confirmed that a hotter version of the CT5-V wearing the Blackwing name will be launched as a 2022 model. A 2022 CT4-V Blackwing is coming as well, with both sport sedans due on sale in summer 2021. On Tuesday, Cadillac released a teaser shot of a carbon-fiber backing for the front seats…

Buick has revived its Electra nameplate for a modern vehicle but it's a concept and not a production model. The new Electra concept was unveiled on Monday at a private event in Shanghai, China. It previews a new design language for Buick called Potential Energy, and it's fitted with some of the technologies we can…

State-owned automaker FAW Group is in the process of reviving historic brand Hongqi as China's premiere automotive label in order to provide well-heeled patriotic buyers a local alternative to the foreign luxury brands. (It's the brand that built limousines for Chairman Mao Zedong six decades ago.) Key to this is introducing new, upmarket models...

No, this is not the hot version of the 3rd generation i20; the i20 N is still doing some final rounds of testing. In the meantime, Hyundai has revealed the i20 N Line, which looks pretty hot too. Speaking of which, the i20 N Line wears a sporty body kit, making the car look even more…

The Hongqi S9 concept is really something else; A 1,400 horsepower hybrid hypercar designed and manufactured in China, for China. The car is currently a glimpse of what we should see from the supposed 70 car production run and was promoted on display at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. From the side, it’s hard not to…

Mark your calendars! Pagani has let slip that their ultimate version of the Huayra will be revealed on November 12, 2020. If it’s anything like the Zonda R, it will be a track-dedicated hypercar meant to break the laws of physics. And even better, it will feature an entirely new engine developed just for the…

The FIA (the international motorsport governing body) has made a breakthrough in motorsport safety through the use of computer simulation to study accident cases known to cause spinal injuries that are commonly reported in Cross-Country competition. Following a number of cases of spinal injury during a heavy impact or landing that were reported by Cross-Country…

The 2021 Lexus IS compact sedan gets an updated look, a stiffer suspension, and a streamlined model lineup that cuts the price on top F Sport models, Lexus announced Wednesday. Even though the powertrains haven't changed, they are the source of the biggest change when it comes to pricing. Three powertrains are still offered on…

Lexus cuts price on redesigned 2021 Lexus IS F Sport The 2021 Lexus IS F Sport drops $2,475 in price but also has less performance equipment. 2021 Hyundai Ioniq review With a TCC Rating of 6.6 out of 10, the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq wins the fuel-economy derby. From Motor Authority: Preview: 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible…

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan speeds into the new year with the N Line performance treatment, the South Korean automaker announced this week. Redesigned for 2020, the Sonata sported a sleek new look and sophisticated technological and creature comforts that nudged the top trims into the premium class. The balance between design and...

When the test-car fleet crew drops the 2021 GMC Yukon to me on Tuesday, September 15, I’m still optimistic. “I think you made it just in time,” I joke. Sally is a tropical storm much further down the Gulf Coast at that point, but I’m aware of it. I track it on my phone all…

2021 Kia Sorento three-row SUV flexes a new bod and hybrid engines The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV comes with new engines, including a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, and more safety and convenience features. First drive: The 2021 GMC Yukon weathers Hurricane Sally In a tense few hours of overnight landfall, Hurricane Sally transformed...

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Audi has a new generation of the A3 headed to showrooms in late 2021 as a 2022 model. The new compact is already on sale overseas though, and it's just spawned a plug-in hybrid option. The electrified option is classified as a 40 TFSI e, and right now it's only been announced for the A3…

BMW's X2 compact crossover SUV makes a great alternative to the premium hatchbacks sold overseas, due to its compact size in combination with a tall seating position and higher ground clearance. It was a new addition to the lineup for 2018 and soon an updated version will arrive, which means the X2 is about to…

After the g-tron variant, the new Audi A3 family has now received a plug-in hybrid sibling with a significant number of pure electric driving range. The A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e will go on sale by the end of this year, with prices starting at €37,470.92 in Germany. Customers in Germany are also entitled to get an incentive…

Power and Speed The R230 generation of the SL that was transformed into the Mercedes-AMG SL65 Black Series was limited to 350 cars. Half of those cars made it to the United States and the other half elsewhere around the world. Each was priced at $300,000 and totally worth it. The car looked like nothing else…

Same Ugly Look Without the Roof BMW has a new 4-Series drop-top. The car looks similar to the new M4 that recently debuted. The convertible version of the car will offer some notable updates over the outgoing model. The car now has a soft-top instead of a hardtop, which was done to dramatically reduce weight. …