Old vs new: Jaguar XJ40 vs Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace favours glossy cabin materials to the XJ’s traditional wood, and instruments and switchgear show how things have moved on

If you wanted a luxury Jaguar back in 1988, your choice was the XJ40. While the XJ still exists in 2018, there’s an alternative that clearly shows how times
are changing, because your options now also include the all-electric I-Pace SUV.

This is possibly the starkest contrast of the cars we’ve lined up here and shows how in only three decades the motor Continue reading “Old vs new: Jaguar XJ40 vs Jaguar I-Pace”

Peugeot 508 vs Volkswagen Arteon

Posh family cars are hitting back against SUVs. But is Peugeot’s 508 a better buy than its Volkswagen Arteon rival in petrol guise?

Not too long ago, a large family car was rarely an object of desire; it was built to carry a family in comfort at an affordable price. Few were handsome or stylish, and following the rise of the SUV, they’ve faced a tough test.

But now there’s a group of sleek family cars fighting back. Peugeot’s new 508 Fastback is the latest challenger and it’s Continue reading “Peugeot 508 vs Volkswagen Arteon”

New Mercedes G 350d 2019 review

We love the V8 AMG G-Class, so how does its Mercedes G 350 d sibling shape up?Verdict4The entry point to the Mercedes G-Class range doesn’t come cheap, but when a vehicle has so much charm it seems fruitless to complain about the price. For a select few, there is nothing quite like the G-Wagen – and in this G 350 d guise you get those stunning retro looks and bags of old-school appeal, matched to decent performance along with reasonable efficiency.

The G-Wagen has always been one of Continue reading “New Mercedes G 350d 2019 review”

Polestar 2: 300-mile, 400-hp electric sedan coming soon

Polestar 2 teased

New electric car brand Polestar has given us a partial look at its second model, the Polestar 2, which will be fully revealed in the coming weeks.

The car is a small sport sedan to rival the Tesla Model 3, and Polestar says it will offer 300 miles of range and 400 horsepower. Final specs will be locked in closer to the start of production late this year or early next.

It was only in late 2017 that Volvo spun off its Polestar performance arm into a standalone brand for Continue reading “Polestar 2: 300-mile, 400-hp electric sedan coming soon”

Tesla Model 3 price, Hyundai Nexo, used electrics, poll: Today’s Car News

2019 Hyundai Nexo, Topanga Canyon, CA, Oct 2018

For the first time, values on used electric cars have begun to recover. Hyundai delivered its first hydrogen fuel-cell Nexo to a customer in Southern California. And our readers tell us what their electric priorities are for 2019. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Tesla Model 3 buyers look to be more price sensitive than those who have bought Teslas before. Even after a $2,000 price cut designed to offset the loss of half of the tax Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 price, Hyundai Nexo, used electrics, poll: Today’s Car News”

Tesla Model 3 Mid Range misses $35,000 target by $9,000 even after price cut

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

To offset lower tax credits for its cars that started New Year’s Day, Tesla dropped prices by $2,000 for every model on Wednesday. That doesn’t quite make up for the $3,750 drop in federal tax credits, and it still doesn’t get the company to its stated goal of selling the Model 3 for as low as $35,000.

According to independent delivery reports, Tesla actually added slightly to its stockpiled inventory of Model 3s in December, despite overlapping Continue reading “Tesla Model 3 Mid Range misses $35,000 target by $9,000 even after price cut”

Hyundai sets lease terms for Nexo fuel-cell vehicle, makes first delivery

Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai last week made the first U.S. delivery of its Nexo fuel-cell vehicle—to a customer in Southern California.

Although the customer, Todd Hochrad, picked the Nexo up from a dealership in Van Nuys, he lives in Ventura, which could place him about equidistant from hydrogen fueling stations in Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara.

The Nexo enters the market as a niche vehicle among niche vehicles. Hyundai is limiting deliveries of this, the only SUV among hydrogen fuel-cell Continue reading “Hyundai sets lease terms for Nexo fuel-cell vehicle, makes first delivery”

What are your hopes for plug-in cars in 2019? Twitter poll results

2019 Chevrolet Volt

When we asked our readers what they most hope for in the new year in the electric-car world last week our readers put a priority on making electric cars more affordable and easier to drive everywhere over having more new models to choose from.

In our Twitter poll last week, we asked our followers, “What are your hopes for plug-in cars in 2019?”

The largest group of respondents, 37 percent, said they their highest electric-car wish for 2019 would be to see the Continue reading “What are your hopes for plug-in cars in 2019? Twitter poll results”