News - Motor Trend

Honda Planning New EV Based on the Fit

Honda released the Fit EV here in 2012, but that vehicle wasn’t long for this world. Now, the automaker is partnering with a major battery maker to develop a new electric vehicle based on the Fit. Honda will work with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to create batteries and related technologies for the new vehicle, reports Japanese […]

The post Honda Planning New EV Based on the Fit appeared first on Motor Trend.

2019 Subaru WRX STI Gets More Power

Subaru is expanding its crossover lineup with the Ascent and Crosstrek Hybrid, but it hasn’t forgotten about the traditional cars that make up much of its cachet. To that end, Subaru has updated the WRX and STI for the 2019 model year, and base prices have gone up $225 and $525, respectively. For enthusiasts, the […]

The post 2019 Subaru WRX STI Gets More Power appeared first on Motor Trend.

Honda Debuts Civic Type R Pickup Concept

It was only a matter of time before Honda debuted special versions of the Civic Type R, but little did we know the first one would be a pickup. Created at Honda’s U.K. factory in Swindon, this vehicle swaps out the rear seats and cargo area for a truck bed. To create the vehicle, Honda […]

The post Honda Debuts Civic Type R Pickup Concept appeared first on Motor Trend.

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Improved Shocks, Recaro Seats

The idea behind a Raptor is to go fast on uneven terrain. So if you are going to pick one area to upgrade for the 2019 Ford Raptor, smarter shocks with continuous damping control make sense. Additional off-road systems, the Raptor’s first Recaro seats, and the option to order the truck in Ford Performance Blue […]

The post 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Gets Improved Shocks, Recaro Seats appeared first on Motor Trend.

2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport First Test: Nicer Than You Think, But…

The XTS is for anyone who’s ever tried to sit in the CTS’ back seat behind a tall driver. Sure, the CTS is an accomplished, comparison-winning sport sedan and our 2014 Car of the Year, but the XTS provides far more space at the same price. And in the 410-hp, all-wheel-drive V-Sport Platinum form, the […]

The post 2018 Cadillac XTS V-Sport First Test: Nicer Than You Think, But… appeared first on Motor Trend.