LA Auto Show 2021: EVs + Design Themes

Opening today, a shiny and impressive event that almost feels like old times

A shiny, impressive auto show is underway in Los Angeles and it feels like old times. Most noteworthy is how many brands are debuting their first EVs that are almost ready for production alongside concept EVs that won’t be out for a few years and definitely won’t look precisely like their concepts. EVs represent the chance for designers (and for more daring brands) to make …

The Pragmatic Appeal of Volkswagen’s 2022 Golf R + Golf GTI

Nuance and performance in these dynamic hatchbacks

Back in 1975, in the United States, the first Volkswagen Golf (badged as the Rabbit) was often met with uncertainty. Many Americans didn’t understand the advantages of it, compared with the still-iconic Beetle. Today, many in the US avoid hatchbacks and that’s why the base Golf won’t be sold here anymore. But 45 years since the Rabbit, the eighth-generation Golf will be released here as …

The All-New 2022 Range Rover is Miesian Perfection

Gerry McGovern, Chief Creative Officer at Jaguar-Land Rover, tells us why less is more

“The first thing you probably notice is the new Range Rover is entirely free of excess. Whatever remains is there for a reason,” says Gerry McGovern, Chief Creative Officer at Jaguar-Land Rover, as we discuss the just-unveiled car in NYC. He’s perhaps never been prouder of a vehicle, even though he says he was only responsible for “editing” the next-generation brand and industry landmark SUV, …