Category: Future Vehicles

By on March 4, 2015

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris

Twenty-four years ago, noted wearer-of-Givenchy-sweatsuits-with-burgundy-trim DJ Quik lamented that, thanks to the pervasive influence of gangster rap, everywhere he went was just like Compton. The same thing is happening with the American commercial-vehicle landscape. The first to fall was the hoary old unibody Dodge van, which yielded to the rust-prone Sprinter. Next was the E-Series, nee Econoline, which bowed-out this year in favor of the Euro-style full-sized Transit. Only the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana are left to carry the glinting banner on which waves the heraldic American-van shield of a bleeding hand (from trying to wrench on short-hood vehicles), a one-dollar bill (to signify the aggressive cost-cutting which has come to dominate that business) a bar of candy (calling to mind the child molesters and creeps who formed the tertiary van market) and the symbols “O-” (the old universal-donor blood type, required for anyone who crashed a van above walking pace).

Mercedes started this party in the USA, of course, but they’ve been late to the intermediate-van game. The Metris, announced at a work-truck show in Indianapolis, will fix that oversight.

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By on March 4, 2015

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Apparently, this is the next-gen Chevrolet Malibu.

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By on March 3, 2015

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Appearing alongside the 911 GT3 RS, the Porsche Cayman GT4 made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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By on March 3, 2015

Koenigsegg-Regera-5

The Agera RS having made its appearance, it’s the Koenigsegg Regera’s turn under the spotlight at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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By on March 3, 2015

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Coming this fall to the U.S., the Lotus Evora 400 made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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By on March 3, 2015

Audi RS 3 Sportback

Revealed last year, the Audi RS3 finally made its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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By on March 3, 2015

Ford-Focus-RS-1

Bound for the U.S. market at last, the Ford Focus RS took the ramp at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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By on March 3, 2015

VW-Passat-Alltrack-

While some in the U.S. pine away for a brown manual diesel wagon, the Europeans will play in their Volkswagen Passat Alltrack estates.

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By on March 3, 2015

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Looking for a more distinguished MINI? The MINI Countryman Park Lane might be just what you need.

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By on March 3, 2015

morgan-aero-8-3

Simon Cowell may be upgrading his ride next year, now that the 2016 Morgan Aero 8 has hit the ramp at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

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