First Drive: 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

The future is here, and it's hydrogen powered

Honda's fuel cell technology has gone from being some silly science experiment to a producing a legitimate car for everyday use, the Clarity Fuel Cell. Honda recently flew a bunch of journalist out to Santa Barbara, California, to test the Clarity out. They invited us along and we graciously accepted the offer.

The Lucid Motors Air is an Electrified Steal at $52,500

The fact that it's cheaper than a Tesla S isn't an accident

If there's a serious competitor to the Tesla Model S on the horizon, it's clearly the Lucid Motors Air, a brand new luxury electrified sedan that wowed at CES just a couple of short months ago. Pricing has just been revealed, and it looks like no accident that it undercuts the Model S.

The Next Buick Regal Will Come in Wagon and Hatchback Sedan Versions

Buick is taking some chances by ditching the sedan

Say goodbye to the Buick Regal sedan as we've known it. The American sedan will undergo not just a redesign but will also take a fairly radical departure from the Regal we've known for numerous generations. General Motors is taking some big chances by introducing two new body styles to the Regal, one in the form of a five-door hatchback and the other a station wagon, the likes of which Buick hasn't done in two decades.

Lexus Will Definitely Build The Crazy UX Crossover

This origami on wheels is aimed at younger buyers

Take one look at the Lexus UX Concept that showed up at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and you realize it's about the furthest departure from what Lexus built their reputation on, conservatively designed luxury cars aimed at the upper middle class and middle aged. Lexus recently announced that they will aim at younger buyers with a production version of the radical UX, and it's probably not as far off as you'd think.

The Next Nissan LEAF Will Appropriately Show Up in the Fall of 2017

Everbody's thinking, "It's about damned time."

Now that it's been about seven years since the LEAF's introduction, with nary a change to the little eco-hatch, it's high time Nissan replaced the vehicle since others are surging way ahead like the Chevy Bolt, the BMW i3 and the Volkswagen e-Golf with its recently improved range. It looks like Nissan will actually unveil the successor to the current LEAF this September, and it's aimed for showrooms before the end of 2017.

The Lamborghini Huracán Performante is a Vicious Viper of a Supercar

When you take angry and just throw hell at it

We recently showed you what the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante could do on a track, and that's not an easy feat. The new track-minded Lambo just got unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and it's a rakish beast even when it's standing still. The Performante takes the already scintillating performance of the base car and improves on it, making the car an absolute performance machine with which to reckon.

Magna Builds a Brilliant Self-Charging Electric FCV

An ingenious solution to two efficiency problems

There are a few problems with the available alternative fuel sources of electric and hydrogen vehicles. Mainly the issues lie with limited EV range, as well as the problem of limited infrastructure for refueling hydrogen-powered vehicles. Both work to create a world that is more breathable, as they have virtually zero-emissions, but for a few reasons, the world isn't quite ready for either of them to be the definitive norm.

The Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept is the Brand's Future

When Old School and New School beautifully collide

Not only Bentley cars beautifully crafted, they're fast, opulent and adored as a luxury brand. Well, those old world methods may remain alive for now and in the future, but the way of the world points to more efficient powertrains across virtually all manufacturers. That's why the electric Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept just showed up at the Geneva Motor Show.

Everything You Need to Know About the Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar

Wicked fast without the gasoline growl or pollution

No matter how you feel about it, electric cars will play a huge role in the future of automobiles, even high-performance supercars. One of the most recent examples of an EV supercar that can blow away the competition is the Rimac Concept_One. The Concept_One is an innovative EV supercar built on a unique platform.

The Volkswagen Arteon is Way More Dramatic Than the CC

You can't ignore the Audi A7 inspiration in the styling.

Volkswagen's CC sedan is a fine car. The issue with the CC is it's a little too boring. The Arteon, the replacement in the lineup for the CC, spices things up quite a lot. Just look at the front end of the car. It's a car that says, "Yes, I'm a VW but I'm not just some bland peoples' car." In short, we think the Arteon is great looking, like a racier CC with some real attitude.

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar Pretties Up the Segment

The luxury crossover crowd just got a new member

Don't ask us how automakers come up with names. It's still a mystery to us. Camry? Bentayga? Sheesh. Well, there's a new entry into the automotive world whose name eludes us. It's the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. It sounds sophisticated, but it's also a bit of a departure for the brand in terms of nomenclature. It's not a bad thing, just new. The name comes from Latin for "sail", apparently. But it's a car. Anyway.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the Brand's New Beauty Queen

Will this be the vehicle to pull Mitsu out of the sales doldrums?

Mitsubishi needs to do something if it wants to survive stateside. The car company is rather quickly becoming irrelevant. The Eclipse Cross is Mitsubishi's attempt to capitalize on two things: first, the Eclipse name, and second, the crossover craze.

The New Ford Focus ST Loses a Cylinder But Remains Hot

The small Ford is as insane as it's ever been, only better

We dream of owning a hot hatch, but we're not 23 years old anymore. Waaahh. There are so many good ones out there now, too. The Ford Fiesta ST is one of the best, and now it's about to get even better. On the cusp of the official reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March, photos and details have dropped about the new Fiesta ST, and changes are significant, despite the look of the car only evolving in styling.

First Drive: 2017 Jeep Compass

From death row to new life, Jeep ups its ante big time

The world is full of affordable mid-size crossovers, to the point of automotive gluttony. The segment is booming, but at the same time, manufacturers aren't exactly churning out models that can handle serious off-roading. Take most of them into the mud, muck and rocks, and they cower like current White House chef candidates. Not so the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass.

This is Most Definitely the New Ford Ranger

Don't look for anything radical, and that's a good thing

Face it, you really want a pickup truck, and not because you really plan on taking it off road, loading up bales of hay or taking up carpentry. We've been reporting for a while now about the fact that pickups are hot right now, and if the re-introduction of the Ford Ranger is any indication, that trend will continue to grow. Ford made the 2019 Ranger production official at the recent Detroit Auto Show, and they're already well underway with the process, as spy shots have confirmed.