Jason Siu
Jason has been shooting cars since before digital cameras were invented but has taken a passion to writing over the past decade. His previous work experience includes being the West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine and contributing editor for Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. He also has two published Cartech Books, How To Rebuild A Honda B-Series Engine and How To Digitally Photograph Cars.

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Porsche 918 Spyder has Bugatti-Beating Acceleration

Porsche 918 Spyder has Bugatti-Beating Acceleration
The Porsche 918 Spyder could be the quickest accelerating car in the world. In recent testing conducted by Car & Driver, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder went 0-60 in just 2.2 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. According to the publication, the 918 Spyder also ran the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds and...

Chevrolet Sonic EV Being Developed with 200-Mile Range

Chevrolet Sonic EV Being Developed with 200-Mile Range
Chevrolet is preparing to add another electric vehicle to its lineup. According to The Truth About Cars, Chevy is working on an all-electric Sonic with 200 miles of range that will arrive sometime in 2016. The new model will be built in Michigan and will likely utilize a new battery that LG Chem is currently developing....

2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI Recalled for Steering Issue

2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI Recalled for Steering Issue
Following a stop-sale order earlier this month, Volkswagen has now issued a recall for its Golf and GTI models. A total of 2,001 units of the Golf and GTI vehicles are being recalled to fix a steering issue where the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with with the steering of the...

Formula 1 Returns to Mexico Next Year

Formula 1 Returns to Mexico Next Year
After 23 years, Formula 1 will be returning to Mexico in 2015. The event, which will take place at the 2.747-mile Mexico City Circuit, was originally on this year’s provisional calendar but failed to secure a slot this season. Speaking at a press conference in Mexico, Bernie Ecclestone said: “I feel it is the right...

2015 Kia Soul Adds Nappa Leather, Gets Small Price Bump

2015 Kia Soul Adds Nappa Leather, Gets Small Price Bump
The 2015 Kia Soul will be $200 more expensive than the 2014 model. Starting from $15,900 including destination, the 2015 Kia Soul Base model now adds an option for the Korean automaker’s new UVO eServices Package. The free subscription telematics service will be available to new buyers for 10 years or 100,000 miles. The UVO...

Dodge Challenger Gets Mopar Shaker Hood Accessory

Dodge Challenger Gets Mopar Shaker Hood Accessory
Don’t worry about trading in your Challenger if you’ve got a little bit of buyer’s remorse after seeing the new Shaker model because the retro style is only an upgrade away. Mopar’s parts division has revealed a new Shaker Hood Kit for the Dodge Challenger equipped with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which will be a...

Ban on Cellphone Use Hasn’t Reduced Accidents: Study

Ban on Cellphone Use Hasn’t Reduced Accidents: Study
Laws in California restricting cellphone use while driving may not reduce the number of traffic accidents. According to a recent study by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, the California ban on using a cellphone while driving hasn’t cut the number of accidents in the first six months following the ban. The findings...

Chrysler Developing Seven-Seat CUV on Minivan Platform

Chrysler Developing Seven-Seat CUV on Minivan Platform
Chrysler’s upcoming seven-passenger crossover could be built on a minivan platform. According to a recent report from MotorTrend, the American automaker suggested that the new seven-passenger crossover would be built on a front-wheel drive platform with an all-wheel drive option with a V6 powerplant lurking under the hood. Given those parameters, the Dodge Durango platform isn’t...

2015 Porsche Cayenne Debuts With E-Hybrid Powertrain

2015 Porsche Cayenne Debuts With E-Hybrid Powertrain
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has officially been unveiled with new styling and more performance. Sporting a sharper design, the 2015 Cayenne will be offered in four variants in the U.S.: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which is the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. It gets an entirely...

Jaguar XJ Facelift Sheds Camo for Spy Photos

Jaguar XJ Facelift Sheds Camo for Spy Photos
The facelifted Jaguar XJ is shedding most of its camouflage for new spy photos. The updated XJ will likely make its official debut soon, given that the British automaker is now just lightly concealing the front and rear ends of the sedan. This time around, we even get to see the headlights and tail lights...

GM Announces Six New Recalls Affecting 717K Vehicles

GM Announces Six New Recalls Affecting 717K Vehicles
The recalls from General Motors continue to roll in. A total of six recalls have been announced by the American automaker today, affecting 717,950 vehicles in the U.S. The first recall affects the 2011-2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2010-2012 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, 2011-2012 Buick Regal and LaCrosse and 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX vehicles equipped with power...

Hyundai Named Most Appealing Non-Luxury Brand

Hyundai Named Most Appealing Non-Luxury Brand
Hyundai has managed to top yet another J.D. Power study among nonpremium brands.  The Korean automaker scored 804 in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study, ranking 13th overall but highest among non-luxury brands. The study asks owners about new-vehicle appeal, getting them to evaluate their vehicle in 77 different areas. Those scores are then combined...
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