Volvo has always done things a little differently than BMW and Mercedes. Rather than hold back updates and release them all in “mid-cycle refreshes,” Volvo prefers to let the changes dribble out slowly year after year. As a result of this process a car can change significantly over time but it happens so incrementally that to the casual observer it’s still the same car that launched four years ago.
Such is the case with the 2015 Volvo S60. The S60 launched just four short years ago (US launch was three years ago in 2011), this S60 has new bumpers, hood, grille, seats, dashboard, infotainment system, gauge cluster, headlamps, new and revised safety systems, all-new engines, and a new 8-speed transmission. The question is, are these changes enough to keep the S60 fresh and competitive while we wait for the complete model-line makeover everyone is expecting in the next few years? Have a look at this video review…
This awesome story is brought to us by PopularMechanics.com. You heard right…LASER HEADLIGHTS! Who wouldn’t want that?! But, how do they work, and what does this mean in actual use? At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, Audi announced that laser-based lights will make it into production cars. And Audi’s 2014 R18 race car, which will compete at the 24 Hours of LeMans, will use six laser diodes in addition to its banks of LED lights. How do you turn a laser beam into something resembling a headlight?
There are so many new and exciting cars scheduled to drop in 2014 it’s hard to know where to start. Why don’t we start by overshooting our own defined time frame and have a look at the 2015 Ford Mustang? In this video, Angus MacKenzie and Ed Loh meet up with Raj Nair (Ford’s Head of Product), Joe Hinrichs (Ford EVP and President of the America’s), and Joel Piaskowski (Ford’s Design Director) to chat about the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. The guys chat about the Mustang’s radical new look and advanced underpinnings including an all-new high output Ecoboost turbo 4-cylinder!