The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: because 90 MPGe/17 mile range on 8.8 kWh, and 35 MPG combined, with a big lump of battery in the cargo area (just like the Prius Prime), in a lifted Impreza Hatch is supposed to impress me?
I guess they go with the leaves on the floormats?
Say what you will about Honda, they’ve figured out packaging. (That’s the new N-Van, which apparently replaced the Acty/Vamos vans (not the Acty truck, though) this year. Sadly, FWD now instead of mid-engine RWD. But, if you don’t get the turbo, you can get a 6-speed manual.)
Just in case, posting it. And, for good measure, a link to the writeup on how those work.
Rotary engine car, but not the modern definition.
Automotive designers that don’t design their cars to look good with front plates - something mandated in most of the world, with the exception of less than half of the US - are bad at their job.
Start with, oh, a Lotus Seven clone design.
I’d like to direct your attention to this photo:
Breaking into the automotive industry is incredibly difficult - getting through all of the regulatory hurdles is near-Sisyphean. As a result, many startup automakers over the years have decided to lose a rear wheel to qualify for the motorcycle rules, especially those looking to make high efficiency vehicles. While…
Basically, an ultralight foot-launched glider, with an electric self-launch option.
This is an ultralight inspired by the F4U Corsair, aiming for German 120 kg, UK SSDR, and American Part 103 regulations. With a 3-cylinder VW aircooled-derived radial. It’s adorable. I want one. (I almost certainly can’t afford one.)
Direct link to 1:45 in the video if it didn’t go there.
So, there’s a lot of whining as of late about LMP1's Equivalence of Technology, and the unfair results that allegedly came from it.
Gas prices: Hold my beer.
Sedans dying is a good thing. When we regain sanity and stop buying crossovers and pickups by default, bring on the hatchbacks, liftbacks, and wagons.