As the old adage goes, speed costs money and your velocity is directly proportional to the size of your bank account. Going fast usually ain’t cheap. Continue Reading...
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The folks at General Motors are hard at work on the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. To keep up with its ever-evolving competition the new 2016 model is expected to lose a significant amount of weight while gaining a fuel-saving seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Continue Reading...
In a push to retain strong global sales momentum Ford has restyled its popular Focus compact car for the 2015 model year. It’s on display for all to see at the New York International Auto Show. Continue Reading...
When it comes to cars, pretty much all automotive journalists lust after diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagons with manual transmissions. Believe it or not, Audi is happy to answer the call… sort of. Continue Reading...
An all-new MINI is ready to be released but if sporty dynamics and a scrappy demeanor isn’t enough for you a high-performance John Cooper Works version of the car is under development. Not surprisingly the company revealed just such a design study on day one of the Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading...
The penultimate AutoGuide.com Car of the Year Award finalist hails once again from Mazda. Yes this is the second car to be nominated from the SkyActiv company. Continue Reading...
According to Ford its C-Segment Focus was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year. If things continue to go the way they are this popular car could earn that title again for 2013. Continue Reading...
With its little-loved Matrix axed for the 2014 model year, Toyota might be considering a five-door version of the Corolla as a replacement. Continue Reading...
Like a papier-mâché coffee cup photos of the new Audi A3 cabriolet have leaked, landing not on your lap but instead on the vast expanses of the INTER-n3tz. Thankfully neither your groin nor the web have been scalded by this hot emission. Here’s the skinny on Audi’s latest compact drop-top. Continue Reading...
Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth… Continue Reading...
Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market. Continue Reading...
In case you hadn’t heard, the Toyota Corolla is receiving a complete overhaul for 2014. The same design we have seen more or less since 2003 is finally being put to rest. This overly conservative approach to the Corolla has been a great sales success for Toyota. Last year it, along with the Matrix, sold… Continue Reading...
Honda will soon begin to blend the staple Civic with its so-called “Earth Dreams” technology. Continue Reading...
Keeping pace with Hyundai, Kia unveiled its latest production car today: the 2013 Forte 5-Door. Continue Reading...
Thanks to neglect and mismanagement Chrysler was forced to go years without a decent small car in its lineup. The recently departed Caliber was anything but a competent vehicle. It put the “rude” in “crude.” Thankfully, Chrysler got back into the compact-car segment in a big way last year with the Dodge Dart and it’s… Continue Reading...
Chapman Chevrolet, a Pennsylvania car dealership, might be trouble with the feds. Continue Reading...
Driving enthusiasts in select cities across the U.S. will have the chance to drive Ford Focus ST with professional race instruction this summer. Continue Reading...
According to a leaked spec sheet, Ford‘s upcoming Focus ST global hot hatch will start at $23,700 ($24,495 with the $795 destination charge). Since its inception, Ford’s former Global Performance Vehicles chief Jost Capito intended for the Ford Focus ST to be at the top of its class, “We want to have the best hot hatch… Continue Reading...
Based on the C-Evo platform from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback, the American-twin 2013 Dodge Dart will only be available in a four-door body style. During an interview with Chrysler Canada president and Dodge brand CEO Reid Bigland, he noted that sedans make up 90 percent of the compact segment, and are 25 percent of… Continue Reading...
Unveiled before its 2012 Geneva Auto Show debut in March, the brand new Ford B-MAX mini-minivan (the term in Europe is mini MPV) showcases a couple new innovations from the American automaker. Based on a tidy Ford Fiesta platform, the heart of the B-MAX is Ford’s clever 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine producing 123-hp while reaching an… Continue Reading...
Our intrepid spy photographers are at it again, catching the Mercedes-Benz A-Class undergoing winter testing in an undisclosed Northern country. The new car looks to be a radical departure from past versions, ditching the goofy tall-wagon look for something much more akin to an Audi A3. This further differentiates it from the smaller, though visually… Continue Reading...
With an illustrious past in motorsports, Ford expands its racing activity by introducing the Ford Focus ST-R, a turn-key race version of its popular hot hatch. Right out the box, the ST-R will be eligible to race in a selection of professional series including the Grand Am ST Class, World Challenge ST Class, Canadian Touring… Continue Reading...
As the compact luxury car market continues its growth in the United States, Acura intends to join the ranks of the Lexus CT200h, Audi A3, BMW 1-series, and Mercedes A-Class. Based on the Honda Civic, the Acura promises that the ILX will attract younger buyers that find brand name, efficiency, and styling to be most… Continue Reading...
The Audi A3 was caught by our spy photographers undergoing winter testing in Sweden. Despite heavy camoflague, we already know what the next A3 will look like – look at any current Audi for clues to what the front and rear treatments will resemble. The new A3 will come in three and five door variants… Continue Reading...