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Nissan has launched a sportier version of its Versa Note sub-compact in Chicago, the Versa Note SR. Introduced in June 2013, the Versa Note is the second-generation of the 5-door hatchback offered by Nissan. The company said the new 2015 Versa Note SR’s styling adds a wide range of exclusive features: in front, a unique […]

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Kia’s Niro hybrid urban lifestyle concept vehicle unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show made its U.S. debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Kia explained the Niro hints at a possible future B-segment contender ready to take on the city environment with style and fun-to-drive attitude. The rally raid-like Niro also expands on […]

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Yesterday Chevrolet revealed its Nissan NV200-based new small van, the 2015 City Express, at the Chicago Auto Show. Chevrolet said the new City Express matches maneuverability and cargo-hauling flexibility with efficiency, giving urban business owners and fleet managers value-driven capability with low operating costs. The City Express will go on sale this fall, offering 122.7 […]

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The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid was revealed Thursday in Chicago. Unveiled as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan debuted with its own exclusive enhancements, including front and rear fascia updates designed to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements. […]

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Nissan is showing a diesel-powered Frontier concept vehicle in Chicago. Named Frontier Diesel Runner, Nissan explained this project truck, based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model, serves to both gauge the market reaction to a Nissan mid-size pickup with a diesel engine and plot a potential future direction for the Frontier. At the heart […]

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Today at the Chicago Auto Show Kia unveiled its 2015 Soul EV that’s due to begin selling in the third quarter of this year. Contrary to previous reports that it would get 120 miles range from its 27-kwh battery, the automaker is saying a more conservative 80-100 miles range may be had in “real world” […]

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Yesterday Kelley Blue Book (KBB) announced that its 2014 5-Year Cost to Own award winners. KBB said these awards are based on the company’s U.S. data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period. Based on KBB’s analysis of 2014 models, Mazda and Lexus are the brand winners for the second consecutive year. In […]

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Is the world ready for a virtual showroom? Audi believes so. After launching in London and Beijing, the world’s third Audi City opened on the “ Kurfürstendamm,” one of the most prestigious downtown locations in Berlin. Audi City is a place where visitors can experience the virtual Audi world in stereo 3D. Audi said its […]

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Charge Your Car (CYC), announced it has achieved 100,000 charging sessions on the network February 4, 2014, meaning that the total kilowatt-hour drawn has surpassed 549,399. CYC is the company behind the first open network of recharging points for electric vehicles in the UK. CYC said its network now has 230 post owners enrolled, resulting […]

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Tesla has been credited by former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz as provoking GM to build the Chevy Volt, and from a town-hall event this week in Norway, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says he hopes for more of the same. Not necessarily to build a Volt, mind you, as Musk has called less than pure […]

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