Electrifying Design from Audi’s e-Tron GT Concept Car

First impressions of the battery-powered vehicle from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi design boss Marc Lichte prefers to clear his head on the deck of a boat in the Baltic Sea, but when he’s in the studio, he must imagine himself behind the wheel of an electric car. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show last week, one such car is the German luxury brand’s latest battery-powered vehicle: the e-Tron GT. Audi showed a concept for the GT …

Smart’s Forease Concept Car

Design Director Kai Sieber shares the emotion in smart's new design language

Smart, the brand known primarily for its functionality and rationality, is embracing its personality through design. The Forease concept car—just-announced at the Paris Motor Show—is decreasing the distance between the vehicle and the world around it. For starters, the Forease operates on an entirely electric powertrain. Its abbreviated windshield and roofless cabin invite the environment in, and the yellow is a nod to the original smart …

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 …