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  • 2018 Toyota C-HR

    2018 Toyota C-HR

    Toyota promises to entrench itself even further in the hearts and markets of the North American automotive industry with the release of the 2018 Toyota C-HR. The startlingly stylish subcompact SUV is up for grabs in two trim-lines: the XLE ($22,500) and the XLE Premium ($24,350). This offering actually started life as a concept under the Scion flag, while the name, C-HR, stands for Coupe High-Rider, riding on the firm’s signature Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) — and actually riding, …cotinue reading

     
  • 2018 Range Rover Velar

    2018 Range Rover Velar

    Land Rover recently introduced the newest addition to the Range Rover family. The Velar is a mid-size SUV to fill the open space between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport model. Touted as their most aerodynamic SUV design to date, it features smooth character lines, retractable door handles, LED light clusters, and a stunning leather-lined cabin with two large touchscreen display for climate control and infotainment. Power comes from your choice of three engines ranging from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel with …cotinue reading

     
  • 2018 Lexus LC500

    2018 Lexus LC500

    News of a new Lexus doesn’t necessarily always get the heart racing, but this one has made us all feel positively faint at GearCulture HQ. The manufacturer has been threatening a treat like this for some time now since Akido Toyoda insisted Lexus will only make cars that are fun to drive, and finally, they’ve come through with the 2018 Lexus LC500. So we packed our bags and hopped on a plane to Kona, Hawaii to test drive their newest flagship coupe.  …cotinue reading

     
  • Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine

    Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine

    Styled after a second world war British special forces project, the stunning Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine affords the everyman–well, those who can afford it–the opportunity to go deeper for longer into the magical underwater world of our seas. A pair of 10KWh electric thrusters will propel up to three passengers up to depths of 310 feet at nine knots. Range is good for 80 nautical miles.

     
  • Honda Self-Balancing Motorcycle

    Honda Self-Balancing Motorcycle

    You’ve all heard of self-driving cars, now meet the Honda Self-Balancing Motorcycle which promises to keep riders safe and eliminate those nervy wobbles which sometimes occur on bends and pulling from lights. Unlike similar machines such as the Segway or the Motorrad Vision concept from BMW, this badboy doesn’t rely on weighty gyroscopes to ready itself so the riding experience is not compromised one bit.

     
  • Jeep Shortcut

    Jeep Shortcut

    Riffing on the iconic CJ-5 design, we may not know the price of the Jeep Shortcut just yet, but it doesn’t look like it will leave you short-changed. A feisty looking concept that chops more than two-feet from the Wrangler–but keeps the same wheelbase–there’s also an all-new grille, hood and tailgate. A decidedly retro feel is enhanced by some low-back bucket seats decked in luscious red leather and tartan.

     
  • Undersea Aquahoverer

    Undersea Aquahoverer

    Meet the Undersea Aquahoverer, a twin-passenger underwater dream-maker. Sub-marine adventuring as easy as automobile driving, this spectacular machine can reach depths of 400-feet, enabling you to witness the wonders of the underwater world, Nemo-style. This marine magic don’t come cheap however, but if you’ve got money to burn–or soak–it’s worth every penny.

     
  • Audi Q8

    Audi Q8

    A cool concept that hints at an SUV in the making, the Audi Q8, recently debuted at the Detroit auto show, sports a reimagining of that iconic grille now resting in front of a hybrid paired to a 3-liter V6 engine good for 442-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Nil to 62mph is reached in a respectable 5.4 seconds. We’ll certainly be keeping a look out to see how this pans out.