• Lexus LF-SA Mini-Car Concept Leaked

    Lexus LF-SA Mini-Car Concept Leaked

    Lexus continues to surprise with dramatic new designs and its latest concept car is certainly a shock. While brand representatives have been quoted in the past as saying they have no intention of competing in lower segments of the market, this new concept is a clear indication that previous statements were a ruse. SEE ALSO:…
  • Cheapest Cars With a Heated Steering Wheel

    Cheapest Cars With a Heated Steering Wheel

      This winter just doesn’t seem to want to go away. During these soul-crushingly low temperatures, we’ve become quite fond of cars that are equipped with heated steering wheels, a premium feature that doesn’t need to be reserved for expensive luxury vehicles.   Folks in southern states might not get the appeal, but for drivers who…
  • 2016 Honda Civic Type R Spied

    2016 Honda Civic Type R Spied

    The Honda Civic Type R is getting ready to make a grand entrance at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. It appears that someone was able to catch photos of the Civic Type R as it underwent preparations at a detailing shop for its debut in Switzerland early next week. By now, there have been numerous teasers,…
  • 2016 Volvo XC90 Review

    2016 Volvo XC90 Review

    The 2016 Volvo XC90 is sleeker, sexier and smoother than ever before. Let’s just say it hits the Swede spot…

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    Ford Performance is Key to Better Mainstream Models

    Ford Performance is Key to Better Mainstream Models

    Mirroring its One Ford corporate strategy the blue oval has brought all of its global racing and motorsports divisions under one roof. The company’s SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing subsidiaries now operate under the unified banner of Ford Performance. This new go-fast division is directed by Dave Pericak, former Mustang chief engineer and a…
    Will 3D Gestures Curb Distracted Driving?

    Will 3D Gestures Curb Distracted Driving?

    There could be a revolutionary new way to control the accessories in your car, but some of the biggest automakers in the world disagree on whether or not it will be worthwhile. At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Volkswagen showed off its Golf R Touch concept, a vehicle that featured no buttons…

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    Chrysler Calls Out Dealers for Shady Hellcat Sales Practices

    Chrysler Calls Out Dealers for Shady Hellcat Sales Practices
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is warning consumers that its own dealers could up to some shady, if not illegal, tactics. With the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models in high demand, FCA is warning that some of its dealers are engaging in “unscrupulous” and perhaps illegal practices. The company’s vice president of communications, Gualberto Ranieri,…

    Rolls-Royce ‘Al-Adiyat’ Edition is Over-the-Top

    Rolls-Royce ‘Al-Adiyat’ Edition is Over-the-Top
    Rolls-Royce isn’t afraid to go over-the-top with its limited-edition models. The British automaker has revealed the Al-Adiyat edition in the Middle East, which according to Rolls-Royce, refers to the noise made by a powerful horse when its hooves strike stone. The Al-Adiyat collection will include nine Wraiths and one Phantom coupe and is embellished with…

    Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Shows Off Custom Style

    Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Shows Off Custom Style
    Jeep has revealed a custom Renegade that will be on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.  The Renegade Hard Steel is finished in brushed steel to give it an aviation-inspired look, contrasted by matte black roof bars, mirror covers, wheels, side rubbing strip, fenders and bumpers. The brushed steel continues on interior appointments like…

    Kia Sportspace Concept Previews Next Optima

    Kia Sportspace Concept Previews Next Optima
    The next-generation Kia Optima is being previewed in the new Sportspace Concept, set to be revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.  Kia designed the Sportspace to bring new sexy style to the European wagon segment with its aggressive face and sloping angles. Power comes from the Korean brand’s diesel-electric T-Hybrid system which includes a 1.7-liter…

    2016 Kia Sorento Recalled for Defective Accelerator Pedal Assembly

    2016 Kia Sorento Recalled for Defective Accelerator Pedal Assembly
    Kia will recall the 2016 Sorento crossover only a few weeks after reaching the market to address a defect with the accelerator. Documents filed with the National Transportation Safety Administration show that Kia intends to recall 12,361 copies of the CUV that were manufactured between October 27, 2014, and January 29, 2015. According to the…

    Chrysler SUVs Recalled Over Fuel Pump Issues

    Chrysler SUVs Recalled Over Fuel Pump Issues
    Chrysler is recalling 467,000 SUVs to fix an issue with the fuel pump.  In the affected models, which are the 2012-13 Dodge Durango and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the 3.0-liter diesel engine, certain fuel-pump relays are susceptible to deformation which will cause an issue with the pump function, possibly stopping the vehicle from…

    Japan Big 3 to Jointly Develop Self-Driving Cars

    Japan Big 3 to Jointly Develop Self-Driving Cars
    Japan’s largest automakers are joining forces to work on bringing self-driving cars to the public.  The Japanese government has planned a self-driving car consortium that will include local universities and large electronics companies along with Honda, Toyota and Nissan. They will come together to discuss standardizing and developing self-driving car technology as Japan is pushing to catch up…

    Americans Log Most Annual Miles Since 2007

    Americans Log Most Annual Miles Since 2007
    Just shy of three-trillion miles. That’s how far Americans drove in 2013.  That is the highest level since 2007 and the fourth-highest distance ever recorded since record keeping began in 1936. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, US roadways supported exactly 2.99 trillion miles of travel in 2013, while the number of…

    Congressman Wants to Ban Red Light Cameras

    Congressman Wants to Ban Red Light Cameras
    Speed and red light cameras could be a thing of the past if Rep. Ed Perlmutter D-Golden gets his way. The democratic U.S. representative introduced legislation earlier this month that would ban states and cities from using cameras to catch drivers speeding and disobeying traffic lights. Perlmutter argues that the cameras function solely as a…

    Koenigsegg Agera RS Teased

    Koenigsegg Agera RS Teased
    Koenigsegg is bringing two high-power supercars to the Geneva Motor Show and the brand has released a new teaser for one of them.  Above is the Agera RS, a new variant of the already insane Agera. As we can see in the teaser, a new rear wing along with different rear fender vents will be…

    2015 Chrysler 200 Recalled to Replace Transmission

    2015 Chrysler 200 Recalled to Replace Transmission
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 25,000 copies of the 200 mid-size sedan for a transmission replacement. The new-for-2015 midsizer comes with FCA’s nine-speed automatic, a gearbox that is proving to be troublesome for the company so far. Last year Jeep ended up having to tweak the same nine-speed to give it smoother shifts after…

    2018 BMW 3 Series Details Emerge

    2018 BMW 3 Series Details Emerge
    Some info on the next-generation 2018 BMW 3 Series has been uncovered.  According to Automobile, the car will have a softer ride than the current iteration, but that doesn’t mean it won’t handle.  Adjustable dampers, a torque vectoring system, switchable anti-roll bars and an active steering system will all be used to apparently allow the 3-Series to…

    MINI Debuts 395-HP Gran Turismo Concept

    MINI Debuts 395-HP Gran Turismo Concept
    MINI is the latest automaker to show off its Vision Gran Turismo concept. Joining the virtual race track in Gran Turismo 6 is the MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo that is powered by a 395-hp engine that propels the concept to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Mated to the engine is a six-speed sequential transmission…

    2015 Nissan Sentra Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

    2015 Nissan Sentra Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick
    The 2015 Nissan Sentra has received the crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS has given the 2015 Nissan Sentra a Top Safety Pick award as the sedan improved from a poor to a good rating in the small-overlap frontal crash test. The Japanese automaker made changes to the…

    James Glickenhaus Reveals His Ground-Up Supercar

    James Glickenhaus Reveals His Ground-Up Supercar
    It might not be a household name like Ferrari or Lamborghini, but perhaps Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus should be. The name might not roll of the tongue, but the car certainly is easy on the eyes. So what is the car? Well, it’s called the SCG003 Scuderia and it’s the street-legal version of the new SCG003C…

    Mercedes-AMG GT3 Aspires Naturally to Racing Prowess

    Mercedes-AMG GT3 Aspires Naturally to Racing Prowess
    Mercedes-AMG’s new customer race car was just officially revealed and it has something sweet hiding under the hood. Rather than relying on the new 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that the GT and GT S road cars use, Mercedes’ new customer race car will get an updated version of the same naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V8 that powered…

    Pickup Truck Owners Least Likely to Buckle Up

    Pickup Truck Owners Least Likely to Buckle Up
    The latest results in a U.S. government survey show that pickup truck owners are less likely to buckle up than people driving other types of vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the results of its 2014 National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) this month. According to the survey, which relies on data…

    Apple’s Market Cap Eclipses Automakers

    Apple’s Market Cap Eclipses Automakers
    Apple is a giant among monsters. This California-based tech firm sells millions upon millions of iDevices and Macintosh computers every year, products that have made them prosperous beyond belief. But could the company have its eye on the automotive industry? Reports from multiple sources indicate that Apple is indeed hard at work on a car,…
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    2015 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Consumer Review

    2015 MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 Consumer Review

    The Countryman is the big dog in MINI’s modern family, but should you add it to yours? A quasi-crossover, the Countryman is the only MINI Cooper to offer five-doors and all-wheel drive in one package. Although the regular MINI Cooper hardtop was new last year, the next generation Countryman has yet to go on sale….
    2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe Review

    2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe Review

    The Vantage serves as Aston Martin’s entry-level model, if something with a six-figure price tag could ever be described as basic. This lustily styled two-door is offered as either a coupe or an open-air roadster, though both models are sweeter than confectioner’s sugar. Over-Egging the Pudding Compared to its stable-mates the Vantage is smaller and…
    2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Review

    2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Review

    Aston Martin’s Vanquish is low, long and lusciously shaped. This ultra-luxury automobile sits at the top of this company’s rarified lineup serving as the ultimate grand-touring automobile, their flagship sports car. And this model certainly plays that role to the letter, looking, acting and even sounding every bit like the superstar it is. Looking the…
    2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Review

    2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC Review

    The best feature of the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC isn’t its styling, torque or amazingly efficient engine, it’s the fact that it’s the cheapest way to park an E-Class in your driveway. That’s not to say the E-Class is a budget-minded proposition; or that it should be. But the simple fact of the matter is that…

    2016 Acura ILX Review

    The Acura Integra was a big deal for Acura. Well loved by many, it became synonymous with Acura and elevated the young luxury brand’s image. But the ILX, Acura’s new take on a small premium sedans, has yet to catch on. Lacking an identity of its own, the ILX’s mundane styling, ho-hum powertrain and absence…
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