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Automobile is an American automobile magazine published by the Motor Trend Group.
Paris, France – September 27, 2016: French magazines displayed for sale in a newsstand, Paris

Automobile Magazine offers a rich and varied examination of automobiles, automotive culture and design, and the personalities that shape the industry to inform and entertain consumers who are passionate about cars. The Automobile Magazine offers exclusive editorial content and vibrant images and covers the latest news and trends in the automotive industry. The printed version of the magazine and the website each have exclusive content, but the publishing teams collaborate so that consumers are given the most comprehensive information available.

Unlike most other automobile magazines, cars, which made its debut in 1986, does not regularly perform instrumented tests of cars or concentrate on technical minutiae. Instead, the reviews of vehicles are subjective experiential reports of the vehicles in their naturally intended, real-world environment.

2020 Kia Soul EV’s Estimated Range Jumps to 243 Miles

The 2020 Kia Soul Automobile compact crossover is one of our upcoming vehicles
The Kia Sportage Gt Line 2020 Concept – Review Cars 2019

Less than the Hyundai Kona, but way more than the last Soul EVNEWSCollin WoodardFebruary 16, 2019

Kia’s boxy little Soul hatchback got a classy redesign for 2020, and we now know it also gets a nice bump in gas mileage. Not that the 2019 is a gas hog, but the new 2.0-liter engine and transmission that powers most Soul models has boosted the mpg scores, and even the carryover turbo in the newly named GT-Line 1.6 top trim level shows a small bump up.

Range Rover Sport HST Debuts New 395-HP Ingenium Inline-Six

Land Rover Automobile is a luxury car brand that specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles,

Goodbye, old supercharged V-6.NEWSCollin WoodardFebruary 16, 2019

Land Rover chose the Range Rover Sport HST to be the first vehicle in its lineup that gets its brand new, turbocharged and electric-supercharged 3.0-liter inline-six. This engine will replace Jaguar Land Rover’s dated V-6 that was more or less a V-8 with two cylinders missing. In the HST, it’s good for 395 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque, which Land Rover says is enough to launch the Range Rover Sport from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. For comparison, the 380-hp HSE Sport hits 60 mph in a claimed 6.8 seconds. Eventually, a 355-hp version will be offered, as well.

Automobile is an American automobile magazine published by the Motor Trend Group. A group of former employees of Car and Driverled by David E. Davis founded Automobile in 1986 with support from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation—using the credo No Boring Cars.  Automobile distinguishes itself as more of a lifestyle magazine than the other automotive publications, an editorial theme that Davis greatly expanded upon from his tenure as the editor of Car and Driver, though it is a sister publication to Motor Trend.

Unlike most other automobile magazines, Automobile does not often do instrumented tests of cars or provide much technical data. Instead, the reviews of vehicles are subjective experiential reports with the cars in their naturally intended, real world environment. Additionally, Automobile reserves a good portion of each issue covering vehicles no longer in production, but still relevant to collectors or automotive history as a whole. For example, the magazine includes features such as “Collectible Classic,” an in-depth review of a particular older car, and reports from recent classic and antique car auctions. Automobile also has a regular column by former General Motors designer Robert Cumberford, who analyzes styling elements of current production models and show cars, often linking their design to those of older cars.[

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Publishers

  • 1986 – 1991: News Corporation
  • 1991 – 2007: Primedia
  • 2007 – present: Source Interlink Media

Awards

Automobile of the Year

From 1990 to 2014, Automobile awarded their “Automobile of the Year” to one car annually.[

  • 1990: Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • 1991: Acura NSX
  • 1992: Cadillac Seville Touring Sedan
  • 1993: Chrysler Concorde / Dodge Intrepid / Eagle Vision
  • 1994: Dodge / Plymouth Neon
  • 1995: BMW M3
  • 1996: Honda Civic
  • 1997: Toyota RAV4
  • 1998: Porsche Boxster
  • 1999: Volkswagen New Beetle
  • 2000: Ford Focus
  • 2001: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 2002: Subaru Impreza WRX
  • 2003: Nissan 350Z
  • 2004: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • 2005: Chrysler 300C
  • 2006: BMW 3-Series
  • 2007: Volkswagen GTI
  • 2008: Audi R8
  • 2009: Nissan GT-R
  • 2010: Volkswagen GTI
  • 2011: Chevrolet Volt
  • 2012: Audi A7
  • 2013: Tesla Model S
  • 2014: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Is a Special Breed of Beast

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is an executive car (E-segment) introduced in 2018 by Mercedes-AMG as a four-door variant of the AMG GT two-door sports car.

Tripping the peat fantastic in Scotland.NEWSEd TahaneyFebruary 15, 2019

Drive long enough through the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, where a low sun hovers over snow-splashed hummocks more closely resembling the landscape of Hoth than anywhere you’ve been on Earth, and you might be convinced you’ve been transported to another solar system.

The Mercedes – AMG GT 4 – Door is an executive car (E-segment) introduced in 2018 by Mercedes – AMG as a four – door variant of the AMG GT two-door sports car.
AMG’s first dedicated four – door car promises the performance of a sports car with space for people and things, as well as a mild hybrid There’s a solution now in the form of the Mercedes – AMG GT 4 – Door Coupe. Quite clearly a rival for the Porsche Panamera, the GT 4 – Door is said to be the first

The Iconic VW “Light” Microbus from Woodstock (Road-)Trips Again

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW.

After a search for the actual bus failed, the original artist and VW built a faithful replica.

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Driving an Icon: The 2001 Acura Integra Type R Still Blows Minds

the only Type R car ever sold in North America with the Acura badge.

A modern review of a pristine, 4,400-mile time capsule.NEWSCollin WoodardFebruary 15, 2019

Apple’s Autonomous Cars Require a Lot of Human Intervention

Apple's autonomous vehicle program is no secret within the tech industry.

Per the California DMV, Google’s require much less.NEWSCollin WoodardFebruary 15, 2019

The New Ram Warlock Is a Classic Name Applied to a Classic Version of a Modern Truck

Ram Trucks, stylized as RAM and formally known as the Ram Truck Division, is an American brand of light to mid-weight commercial vehicles established in 2010 as a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian-American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

It’s based on the previous-gen Ram 1500, which, yes, they still make.NEWSTodd LassaFebruary 15, 2019

Amazon Confirms Huge Investment in EV Maker Rivian

A $700 million investment round is being led by the retail giant.NEW CAR REVIEWSEleonor SeguraFebruary 15, 2019

Like Rain in the Desert: Driving to Palm Desert in the Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford F-150 Raptor Power. A high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy car body makes today's Ford F-150 Raptor nearly 500 pounds lighter than the previous generation.

Okay, it was exactly like rain in the desert, because it was raining in the desert.NEWSKelly PleskotFebruary 15, 2019