Archive for April, 2015
Concept cars allow designers to really strut their stuff. With the reigns of commercial viability thrown off, the artists behind the sporty-but-practical looks of vehicles like the Chevrolet Camaro can show what they’re truly made of. Last week at the Shanghai Auto Show, Chevrolet debuted a concept that took futuristic design to a whole new level, creating the kind of vehicle that makes onlookers wish it was more science than fiction. Called the FNR, it explored what a car that required no driver might look like in the not-so-far-away future where vehicles are entirely autonomous.
Everyone likes to win something. The satisfaction that comes with recognition of our achievements is undeniable, and it’s nice to be able to objectively say that, even if only for one shining moment, you were the best. In Subaru’s case, it was actually four shining moments, and they apply to the entire 2015 model year. Even though we’re only partway through the month, it’s already been a stellar one for Subaru, and has included several honors, both for individual models and the automaker as a whole. Below, we explore some of Subaru’s springtime victories.
The annual Jeep Easter Safari – now in its 49th year – is a gleeful celebration of Jeep fandom. Jeep faithful from across the U.S. make a pilgrimage to Moab, Utah, in order to participate in a nine-day trail-riding adventure with a plethora of likeminded motorists. Jeep itself gets in on the fun, going all-out in designing cool, one-of-a-kind concept cars.
After the jump, we’ll take a look at the three of the seven unique Jeep vehicles that debuted this year, from customized Jeep Wrangler trekkers to a blast from the past.