Test Drive: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Immediately recognizable, but now with more power

There are only a handful of vehicles that have achieved eternal pop-culture status thanks to their distinctive, immediately recognizable design—and a name that stays on the tip of almost anyone’s tongue. In this class you have legends like the Mustang, Camaro, 911, Testarossa, and Countach, to name a few. They are verified icons, hallmarks of 20th century design and they’ve each spawned entire subcultures. But, there’s …

Best of CH 2016: Cars + Tech

From test driving cars in the snow to thoughts on camera kits and indoor gardening systems, our year in auto and innovation

As each year passes, it’s more and more difficult to believe just how many technological innovations and upgrades can occur. Even the least tech-savvy of us engages with incredible inventions on a daily basis—from cars to phones and cameras—so keeping informed about the fast-paced industry is vital. Our reporting is highly filtered and we focus on lesser known stories and unexpected angles—whether that’s delving into …

Interview: Cadillac’s Uwe Ellinghaus

The brand's CMO tells us how the car-maker is becoming a global luxury brand

We spend a lot of time with automobile manufacturers because it’s an industry going through enormous changes—technology, globalization of product and marketing, and innovation in just about every department. While we tend to focus most of our reporting on the products and the people who design them, not long ago, we had the opportunity to visit with Cadillac’s CMO Uwe Ellinghaus twice. The first time, …

Andretti Autosport’s Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross

Well-designed endurance vehicles above and beyond the Bug of yesteryears

by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it’s cheerful. And despite the brand’s scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see the VW Beetle dominate Red Bull’s Global Rally Cross (GRC) series. This is racing for the X-Games set, starring action sports royalty …