Road Trip: Phoenix to Sedona and Beyond in Arizona

From contemporary cuisine to natural wonders and even a ghost town

Driving around Arizona, the sixth largest state in the US, it’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported into the middle of nowhere, or even onto another planet—in one moment you’re surrounded by rocky red buttes, the next saguaro-speckled desertscapes and then, verdant valleys. While one could spend weeks upon weeks exploring the majestic region, we spent a weekend there and paved out a road …

Test Drive: Two New Volkswagen Concepts

Behind the wheel of the Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas Tanoak in Monterey, California

The winding curves of 17-Mile Drive along the Pacific Ocean in Monterey, California make up a good chunk of what is surely one of the most scenic stretches of road in the US. Between the mix of futurist homes and immaculate fairways on one side of the road and waves crashing against rocky beaches on the other, driving 17-Mile is quite the surreal experience. And …

Interview: A Conversation with Polestar CEO and Design Director Thomas Ingenlath

Volvo’s performance brand doesn’t want to be anything like Tesla

Designers rarely get to run the show at carmakers. Think of Michelangelo commissioning his own sculptures and you understand why people who control purse strings tend to keep the creatives at bay. But Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Volvo’s new stand alone Polestar brand—and the former VP of Design at Volvo who before that had design responsibilities at both Volkswagen and Audi—might just be a smart …