Biden to reinstate Calif. authority to set tougher emissions rules, report says

President Joe Biden in January ordered the Department of Transportation and the EPA to reconsider by April the Trump administration’s 2019 decision to revoke California’s authority to restrict tailpipe emissions and set zero-emission vehicle mandates. Read more here:: Automotive News

Reality Bites: Mercedes Turned the Hot Vision EQS Into the Dull 2022 EQS EV

Oh dear. How did we get from there to here? I’m wracking my brain trying to think of a worse dreams-to-reality ratio than what Mercedes did by going from the incredible Vision EQS Concept to the actual EQS. The Lincoln Continental from a few years back, which began as the answer to, “What Would Don …

Battery Box: The Mercedes-EQ Line Grows With EQT Small Van

Mercedes-Benz Vans’ lineup in Europe is a little bit confusing, and since we only get the Sprinter and the Metris on these shores we’ll spare you a detailed examination of how the new T-Class partially replaces the current Citan. So here’s what you need to know: There is a T-Class there, a joint-venture with Renault …

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive: Diminishing Returns, Dynamite Results

“Point of diminishing returns” best defines the new 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. It’s a description Porsche GT chief Andreas “Andy” Preuninger mentioned more than a half-dozen times in reference to the new 911 GT3 during his media briefing about the new car. Why? Emissions regulations constrained the GT3’s engine development, and the 911’s existing suspension …

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 V-8 First Test: From Moab to L.A. in 4.2 Seconds

“Good luck driving that Jeep Wrangler for 13 hours,” my editor told me in a sarcastic tone. Considering the time I’ve spent behind the wheel of the Wrangler Rubicon and its Gladiator pickup truck sibling, I knew what he was referring to. The loud, bouncy Jeep Wrangler is not the most comfortable SUV—and driving from …

Cargo Room Is the Biggest Flaw in Our 2021 Toyota Venza

We’ve come to know our 2021 Toyota Venza really well after four months and over 7,000 miles. Not only did we take a two-way cross-country trip in it, the Venza has also been a great family hauler for special family visits. There’s no denying the Venza’s cabin is comfortable and premium, but interior space is …

2023 Cadillac Lyriq First Look: Wait, This Electric SUV Isn’t the Concept Car?

If an electric SUV from Cadillac is on your wish list, listen up, because General Motors has pulled forward production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, a midsize electric crossover that will be available a year from now with a starting price of $59,990. Originally the Lyriq was slated to appear late in 2022 or early …

Toyota GR Yaris Arrives in Mexico, Sells Out in Less Than 24 Hours

If you’re banging your head against the wall, don’t worry—you’re not alone. That was exactly our reaction when we found out that the Toyota GR Yaris—the rally-inspired, 257-hp hot hatch—would be sold in Mexico. Our neighbors to the south were so excited for this launch that the 300 units slated for them sold out in …