The Toyota FT-86 II concept has been floating around for a while, but at Geneva 2011 we got a pretty clear idea how it will mesh up with a Subaru-derived power train to get Toyota back in the sports car business. Brian Cooley looks at what each company brings to the pending party.
As the idea of "premium compact" gains more steam in all the world's automotive markets, Audi shows how it will push the little A3 squarely into the category of a car that people might lust for. Brian Cooley takes us for a walk around a vision that seems just about ready for showrooms.
Once you get past the Panamera's ungainly looks, it's a damned capable car. And without the purists' baggage that comes with the 911, it makes an obvious platform for a hybrid. Brian Cooley was at the Panamera S Hybrid's debut in Geneva.
The Rabbit/Golf Cabriolet was semi-iconic for some 23 years. Now it's being readied for a return, looking slick and less quirky. Brian Cooley takes you for a walk around during the new Cab's debut at Geneva.
Lamborghini is about to replace its top-of-the-line Murcielago with a mess of carbon fiber and cabin tech. Brian Cooley takes you through the LP 700-4 Aventador, fresh from its unveiling at Geneva.
Much to the delight of Smart-car haters, the ForTwo has had a rough go in the U.S. In spite of high gas prices, a challenging economy and generally increased awareness of environment issues, this lean, green, affordable little thing just can't get a grip. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.(CNET Review of the 2011 Smart ForTwo)
Nissan has a new crossover at the entry level, a bug-eyed-lookin' thing called the Juke. It does some interesting things on the dash and under the hood. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.(Full CNET review of the Juke).
Toyota's a conservative company--just notice the bygone nature of the Celica, the Supra, and even the MR2. So it's no surprise that the Highlander doesn't make any waves. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
And you can read our full review of the Highlander here.
The Jaguar XJ is a completely new flagship for the company, and comes in three flavors: medium, hot, and hottest. We have the latter. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
Read the full CNET review of the 2011 XJ here.
The Ford Explorer has been completely redone It's not a truck any more, not really: it's a unibody SUV with more carlike DNA than before. And more civility. Brian Cooley takes you for a drive to check the tech.
And you can read our full review on the 2011 Explorer here.