Cadillac ATS Coupe Not on Hold Says PR Rep

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A few days ago, Motor Trend reported that Cadillac was putting its ATS Coupe on the shelf for the time being, and that the convertible and wagon variants were going to be dropped completely. But now it appears as though Cadillac may have a thing or two to say about its ATS plans – even… Continue Reading...

Ford F-150 Named Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”

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Ford F-150 Named Motor Trend “Truck of the Year”
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This is something Motor Trend magazine duly noted, during it’s annual truck of the year test for 2012 models. When all was said and done, the F-150 scored a solid lead over rival contenders, including Nissan’s new full-size van, the NV and the Ram HD Laramie Longhorn. Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show

Motor Trend Selects 2012 Volkswagen Passat as its Car of the Year: 2011 LA Auto Show
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While Volkswagen was displaying their “new” Beetle R “concept” and freshened 2012 VW CC at the Los Angeles Auto Show, there was also a new Passat sitting there which we have seen even more than the other two cars. Old news we were thinking… until Angus MacKenzie from Motor Trend stepped on stage. Taking most… Continue Reading...

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Wins Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Wins Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award
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Congrats go out to the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the winner of the 2012 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. The Evoque was up against some stiff competition this year. Other contenders up for the award included  BMW X3, Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, MINI Countryman, Saab 9-4x and… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Finds Out Top Five Driver Pet Peeves

Motor Trend Finds Out Top Five Driver Pet Peeves
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What really grinds your gears when you’re out on the road? Motor Trend has asked that question to frustrated drivers and came up with an annoying list of pet peeves that drives us to distraction. Coming up with the top five irritations for drivers, the number one is being stuck behind slow drivers, taking the… Continue Reading...

Ford Explorer Selling Briskly Despite Criticism

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Ford Explorer Selling Briskly Despite Criticism
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Car enthusiasts may have lamented its switch from a truck to a car platform, and magazines like Motor Trend and Consumer Reports have slammed it, but consumers have really taken to the Ford Explorer. While sales figures weren’t available at the time of publication, Ford reports that 43.5 percent of Explorer sales are conquests, and… Continue Reading...

GMC Granite Confirmed For Production, Again

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GMC Granite Confirmed For Production, Again
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A few months ago the Granite concept, the darling of GMC’s display at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, was slated to enter production. But GM internal management never confirmed it, and the matter was dropped. Now, the GMC Granite has been given the go-ahead for production…again. Motor Trend reports, from a source within GM, that… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Wins Big From Automobile, Motor Trend

Chevrolet Volt Wins Big From Automobile, Motor Trend
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The Chevrolet Volt has won two major magazine awards, becoming Automobile Magazine’s Automobile Of The Year and Motor Trend’s Car Of The Year. Automobile called the Volt a “game changer”, and said that the car endured more scrutiny than any entry in recent memory, even devoting a ten page article to the car. The Volt’s… Continue Reading...

2010 One Lap of America Complete: Top 10 Finishers an Intriguing Mix of Machines

2010 One Lap of America Complete: Top 10 Finishers an Intriguing Mix of Machines
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The 2010 One Lap of America – an 8-day cross-country motorsports bonanza covering 3500 miles (at legal speeds) with time trial competitions at some of America’s most famous racing circuits including Mid-Ohio and Road America – always attracts an eclectic mix of motorheads and machines. This year’s event, sponsored by Tire Rack and Motor Trend,… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Publisher Source Interlink Bankrupt

Motor Trend Publisher Source Interlink Bankrupt
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  Source Interlink, the distribution company and publisher of magazines such as Motor Trend, Automobile and Hot Rod has filed for bankruptcy. The publishing side of Source is focused almost entirely on the automotive sector with 70 magazines dedicated to covering the automotive and motorcycle industries. With the suffering auto industry (March sales down 37… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Publisher/Distributor Source Interlink Sues its Customers

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Motor Trend Publisher/Distributor Source Interlink Sues its Customers
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As we’ve already brought you several stories about the ongoing shenanigans of Motor Trend’s publisher and distributor Source Interlink, so we feel compelled to carry through with the unfolding events. The latest news, as reported in the Down Jones SmartMoney wire service, is that Source has filed an antitrust suit against several publishers and competing… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Publisher/Distributor Source Interlink Denies Going-Out-Of-Business Rumors

Motor Trend Publisher/Distributor Source Interlink Denies Going-Out-Of-Business Rumors
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After we reported on a story from Foliomag stating that the Anderson and Source Interlink (Motor Trend‘s parent company) distribution companies were exiting the magazine distribution business, both companies are vehemently denying the rumor and Source is even vowing legal action. The complex situation came about after Source and Anderson asked for an additional 7… Continue Reading...

Motor Trend Parent Company, Source Interlink, Stops Distributing Magazines

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Motor Trend Parent Company, Source Interlink, Stops Distributing Magazines
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Source Interlink, the parent company for Motor Trend magazine (among dozens of other automotive titles) has ceased distributing magazines. We’ll try to explain. Source has both a publishing arm and a distribution arm. The distributions side of the company distributes for Source publishing as well as for many other publishing houses in the US, including… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Epic Lap” Superbowl Commercial

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe “Epic Lap” Superbowl Commercial
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Hyundai is spending some big bucks to kick off 2009 by advertising during the 43rd Superbowl. The commercial will feature a vehicle that Hyundai hopes will transform how people think about the Korean car manufacturer. Motor Trend magazine was invited along to see the filming of the commercial and they have been kind enough to… Continue Reading...

Ford F150: The North American Truck of the Year

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Ford F150: The North American Truck of the Year
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In a less than surprising move the Ford F150 was named the North American Truck of the Year. It did, however, face some stiff competition, including a main rival, the Dodge Ram. The other finalist was the the diesel Mercedes ML320 blueTEC. The all new 2009 F150 is a perennial favorite and can claim the… Continue Reading...