10 Older Vehicles We’re NOT in Love With

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10 Older Vehicles We’re NOT in Love With
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A few weeks ago we published a Top 10 list focusing on some of our favorite in-production vehicles that are getting on in years. In spite of their geriatric status these cars and trucks are aging gracefully, still capable of plastering a big ol’ grin across the lower portion of your face. Continue Reading...

10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

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10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...

10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany

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10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany
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Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. Continue Reading...

Smart ForTwo Celebrates 1.5M Units Produced

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Smart ForTwo Celebrates 1.5M Units Produced
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Prior to beginning its summer break at its Hambach, France factory, Smart achieved the milestone of building its 1.5-millionth ForTwo vehicle. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Hatchbacks

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Top 10 Cheapest Hatchbacks
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Hatchbacks have a ton of versatility and use, and they’re also quite affordable, not to mention fuel efficient. When it comes to the most affordable hatchback, there’s quite a few options out there. Unlike the Honda GEAR concept pictured above (which could preview a new affordable subcompact for the Japanese brand) all the cars on… Continue Reading...

Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names

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Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names
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What’s the most important step a manufacturer undertakes when creating a new car? Building a great chassis? Getting the interior ergonomics right? Providing the perfect drivetrain to complement the new product? Nope. All wrong. The really, really important factor for any new car is getting the name right. All joking aside, a vehicle’s name is… Continue Reading...

Daimler Relying on Smart Fortwo EV for Brand Success

Daimler Relying on Smart Fortwo EV for Brand Success
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The Smart Fortwo hasn’t exactly been the resounding success Daimler had hoped it would be, but now the German automaker is hoping its electric vehicle variant will lift the brand’s sales.  Continue Reading...

Brabus Smart Fortwo Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Brabus Smart Fortwo Celebrates 10th Anniversary
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A decade ago, Brabus and Smart formed a relationship that has culminated in over 50,000 customized vehicles that are on the road today. To celebrate its anniversary, the two companies teamed up to create a special edition 10th anniversary Fortwo. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today

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Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today
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  In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles. The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all… Continue Reading...

Smart ForTwo Iceshine Edition Unveiled

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Smart ForTwo Iceshine Edition Unveiled
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Heading to Germany’s Smart dealerships in October is a limited edition ForTwo Iceshine model, priced at around $18,300 (€14,490). According to Smart, the ForTwo Edition Iceshine “combines a fresh, cheeky look with chic equipment details.” The model can currently be preordered in white or exclusive azure blue boasting a retro double three-spoke wheel design finished… Continue Reading...

Brabus Smart Fortwo EV and e-bike Revealed: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Brabus Smart Fortwo EV and e-bike Revealed: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Smart will debut a Brabus Fortwo EV and electric bike at the Geneva Motor Show, which is just around the corner now. The special edition Fortwo EV from Brabus will sport 17-inch wheels, Brabus styling accessories, and an “electric green” interior. Smart also announced that they will have the Brabus variant of their electric Fortwo… Continue Reading...

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Rinspeed Dock+Go is a Backpack on Wheels for Electric Cars: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Making its way to the upcoming 2012 Geneva Motor Show will be Rinspeed’s Dock + Go creation, an innovative yet strange concept that will leave some scratching their heads. The Swiss-based tuner is marketing the Dock + Go as a backpack on wheels but is also a detachable range-extender for electric cars. The product essentially… Continue Reading...

Smart ForTwo Gets a Refresh

Smart ForTwo Gets a Refresh
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The 2012 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a refreshed Smart ForTwo, but we won’t have to wait until the show to see what Smart is planning on doing to their micro compact car. The facelifted Smart ForTwo has some minor exterior changes with a new front bumper that comes equipped with a new… Continue Reading...
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