Steve Siler

    Steve Siler

  • 2016 McLaren 570S Brings the Supercar Fight to Main Street

    The British supercar maker joins the world of high-end yet more attainable German sports cars with its first volume model.

  • 2015 Saleen Mustang S302 Black Label Arrives as a 750-hp Hellcat Killer

    Leave it to tuner Steve Saleen to put the Mustang head-to-head with the Dodge Challenger's supercharged kitty

  • Driving Volvo's V60 Polestar, the racy wagon that sheds the blues

    Pop quiz: What is “Polestar?” A) A reality show for fisherman. B) A Polish singing competition. C) The upper-echelon of Las Vegas strippers. The answer, of course, is none of the above; Polestar is Volvo’s official racecar builder and tuning partner. And as we discovered during a recent road test, that is a pretty cool thing as well, one that can inject a whole lot of madness into Volvo’s stylish, safe V60 wagon.

  • The future look of Volkswagen? The Sport Coupe Concept GTE

    The Volkswagen Sport Concept Coupe GTE has five doors and a plug-in hybrid power system — but it's the exterior design that's most likely to see production.

  • This is the last Bugatti Veyron ever built

    Bugatti vows it will return soon — but first, it marks the end of building the world's fastest supercars.

  • Driving the 2015 Ram Promaster, the city van with a plan

    Can a van designed for the narrow streets of Rome make it in the United States?

  • 2016 Acura RDX SUV punches up for BMW and Audi shoppers

    Acura's most popular SUV gets a makeover

  • Renault Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept slides onto your PS3

    French sports car brand Alpine is turning 60 this year, and to kick off its celebratory activities, the company has introduced the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo race car, the latest in the downloadable game cars for the Sony PS3 GT6 game. This particular car is cool, not just because hails from an historic brand that’s been relatively dormant for the last 20 years, but because its design gave the rear end priority, since, according to its makers, that’s the view one gets most often while playing the game.

  • Driving the 2015 Jeep Renegade, a small SUV with a big Jeep's heart

    The 2015 Jeep Renegade has been a puzzle ever since it was revealed — a subcompact crossover, built in Europe, yet wearing the Jeep name and traditional grille, like an Italian schoolboy holding Captain America's shield. Could there be a real off-roader underneath?

  • Driving the Toyota Mirai, the most futuristic car you can buy

    Go ahead. Call it ugly. Toyota doesn't care. People called the Prius ugly, too, when it was first launched (still do, actually), and it went on to become one of America’s best-selling cars. With Prius, Toyota knew it had a game-changing technology on its hands, and to make it noticeable to its customers—who, let’s face it, don’t tend to pay much attention to cars, even when 50 mpg fuel economy is on the spec chart—Toyota had to make it noticeable-looking. People noticed. Next thing we knew, the Prius’ doorstop-chic styling became a point of pride. Toyota took a risk on ugly, and it paid off.

  • Honda plans all-electric models, plug-in hybrids by 2018

    Honda’s Detroit auto show stand had a little bit of everything this year—a quarter-scale model of its new North Carolina-built HondaJet, a 50-year-old racecar, and the FCV fuel cell concept car from 2013. But Honda’s big news involved none of those things, but rather the announcement that many of its upcoming cars are getting charged, literally, under the hood.

  • Chinese automaker GAC brings ambitions – and a fish-tank armrest — to Detroit

    There’s a car with a fish tank at the Detroit auto show. No, it’s not from this hemisphere. No, it’s not for sale. It will never be for sale. But there’s a damn fish tank, in a car, at the Detroit auto show, and we wanted to show it to you, so here it is. Of course, it’s not a real car, but rather an autonomous concept car called the Witstar made by ambitious Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automotive Group, Co (GAC).

  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma gets a much-delayed upgrade

    Toyota is the brand to beat in many automobile segments—reliable family sedans, fuel-sipping hybrids, luxury crossovers, etc.—but in no segment has Toyota ruled so supremely as compact pickups. Some seven million compact/mid-size Toyota trucks have been sold in the U.S. since 1964, and for the last two decades, all of them have been named Tacoma, or “Taco,” by its legions of enthusiasts.

  • Pair of upgraded Jeep Renegade concepts scoot into Detroit

    Despite its many marks of off-road machismo, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is, well, adorable. For its part, Mopar seems hell-bent on showing that it’s possible to make its whimsical crossover into a manly ride, starting this week at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where it is showing two different takes on the Renegade, one for the city, one for the jungle.

  • Driving the 2015 Chrysler 300, where every day is Father's Day

    Chrysler’s full-size, rear-wheel-drive 300 is America’s last true “Dad car.” With its strong hood, broad shoulders, paternal gaze, the 300 sedan is bold, confident and unmistakably American. It’s been a successful car for Chrysler, too—sales are up 48% in the four years since its last redesign—and for its 2015 mid-cycle update, Chrysler seems bent on not messing with that success when the 300 starts arriving in dealerships in the first quarter of 2015.

  • Army selling Humvees to the public for the first time — but there's a catch

    If you, like this author, always dreamed of using a camo-covered, Army-issue Humvee as your personal golf cart, your dreams can finally come true — for a price.

  • America's 12 most popular green vehicles: The not-so-dirty dozen

    Only a few years ago, there weren’t many options for car buyers looking to “go green.” Here in 2014, however, there are many shades of green transportation among which buyers can make an environmentally responsible choice, and our car-savvy Yahoo! readers have been on the hunt. Which are the most popular? And are they worthy of an even closer look? Here are the top 12 most feverishly searched green cars on the market today.

  • The new 2015 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works hardtop is a bulldog with bite

    Mini Coopers have always been little cars with big personalities. But since 2003, there’s been one Mini Cooper model whose personality has been the size of an ocean liner, and that’s the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works. In 2003, the John Cooper Works package was little more than a power-bump kit, but it soon evolved into its own model produced alongside the Cooper and Cooper S versions, adding chassis and styling upgrades along the way. Now, for 2015, Mini has introduced the most powerful Mini John Cooper Works ever, and from what we have learned thus far, it could have the biggest personality of all.

  • Scion iM hatchback launches an overdue revival

    While the effervescent Scion FR-S coupe continues to win fans among car enthusiasts, Scion’s more core products have been garnering a bit of a patina that only gets washed away in the form of special “release” editions and SEMA project cars. But Scion has been busy behind the scenes, it seems, preparing new products for the next three years. The first in line is this car, the iM.

  • Lexus dazzles L.A with LF-C2 concept, the roofless RC Coupe with attitude

    For most of its quarter century existence, Lexus’ cars have been comfortable, reliable, conservative, and introverted; painlessly smooth yet painfully dull. But the last few years have seen Lexus move the design needle further and faster than perhaps any brand in automobiledom. The latest case in point is the gilded LF-C2 cabriolet concept that Lexus just rolled onto its stand at the L.A. auto show.