Nissan’s Gripz decks with knobby tires

Nissan’s Gripz decks with knobby tires

One little-known but incredibly cool variant of the original Nissan/Datsun 240Z sports car was a rally version decked out with knobby tires, a full array of auxiliary lights, and mud flaps. That racing Z won the East African Safari in 1971, and now it is forming roughly half the inspiration for a crossover concept from Nissan debuting at […]

We’d Call It King Chrome: Meet the 2016 Ford F-150 Limited

We’d Call It King Chrome: Meet the 2016 Ford F-150 Limited

The luxury full-size pickup market seems to have no upper limit, so we are utterly unsurprised to hear that Ford is bringing the top-shelf Limited grade back to the F-150 range for 2016, according to Car and Driver. Positioned above the Platinum and King Ranch models in the F-150 model hierarchy, the F-150 Limited features […]

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4MATIC

In the vast space that exists in the Mercedes-Benz C-class lineup between the entry C300 and the balls-to-the-wall 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63, Mercedes-Benz currently offers the C400. Nice as that car is, though, one jack-of-all-trades model isn’t really suitable for spanning the divide, so Mercedes is bringing in reinforcements. Luxury-leaning, green-minded customers, for example, soon will […]

25 Cars Worth Waiting For: 2016–2019

25 Cars Worth Waiting For: 2016–2019

Each forthcoming car, truck, and SUV is an as-yet-unrealized promise, but none emerges wholly from the ether. Clean sheets of paper are found at Staples not car companies, whose planners juggle plants, partnerships, powertrains, and platforms to feed global sales channels. This guarantees a high likelihood of product success, but often also a bland if […]

Cadillac Confirms Four- and Six-Cylinder Diesel Engines, Studying Three-Cylinders, and More

Columbus, OH – Cadillac is getting serious about efficient powertrains. The brand will launch four- and six-cylinder diesel engines, Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone re-confirmed to CarandDriver. (Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen previously asserted a similar plan and said the engines would arrive by 2019.) “They are both new engines,” Leone told us. He said […]