September 18, 2016: We're taking a brief break, and will be back on October 7 with a new issue.
September 9, 2016: It’s almost three weeks prior to the Paris Motor Show, and Audi felt the need to pull the wraps off its latest A5/S5 Sportback, a model that has not been offered in the U.S., before its show debut. The real question about this car for U.S. buyers is not whether this body style will be sold here, but which, if any, of the diesel engines will be offered? Hint: It will be the most powerful one. Not content to let Audi steal the limelight, Lexus leaked a photo of its UX Concept that will debut at Paris. We dig up information on the vehicle the production UX will be based on to give you an idea of what the 2017 production UX will be like. And, even though they will not be at Paris, Chevy and GMC released information about the changes made to the 2017 Colorado and Canyon. They include an eight-speed automatic, off-road package and, for the Canyon, a Denali trim level. Elsewhere, 2016 is the 40th anniversary of Audi’s five-cylinder engine, an engine that helped the company to the World Rally Championship title and competed in IMSA, before disappearing and then reappearing in its production lineup. Dodge introduces the heritage-inspired color palette for its 2017 models, complete with graphics. The Virtual Collection looks at a pair of exquisite and important Cunningham C3s, and a potentially authentic Mercury Cougar Trans Am racer. Ansible Motion, a U.K.-based driving simulator maker, uses its technology to help prevent a problem with autonomous cars no one is talking about — motion sickness. And the editor recalls an occasion on which he went to England to drive one high-tech research vehicle, and nearly uncovered information about another that was years ahead of its time.