Spy Shots: 2008 Subaru WRXThis past month has brought several sightings of possible WRX test mules (in Legacy bodies), but now we've caught the very first pictures of an actual WRX prototype, and it doesn't look like any WRX that you've ever seen before.
2006 Renault Nepta concept
2006 Renault Nepta conceptEnlarge Photo
NHTSA Mandates Stability Control
Anti-rollover stability control will be required on all new passenger vehicles-cars, trucks and SUVs alike-come the 2012 model year, according to a new mandate announced on Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency estimates that from 5000 to 10,000 lives will be saved each year when stability control is made standard on all new passenger vehicles. "No other safety technology since the seat belt holds as much promise to save as many lives and prevent as many injuries as electronic stability control," said Nicole Nason, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at a press conference announcing the new rules. A slew of automakers have already announced their compliance with the rules, including Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and
Scion xA, xB Also Retiring
2006 Scion xB Release Series 3.0Enlarge Photo
Spy Shots: Toyota Hatchback Coupe by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image (7/31/2006)
Could it be the next Scion?
Malcolm Bricklin's plan to sell Chery's Chinese-made automobiles in the
BMW Has Streetgoing Hydrogen 7er
BMW's first road-ready, hydrogen-powered car will soon take the streets. But the 7-Series sedans outfitted with the company's hydrogen-burning engine will not be available to the public, as has been the case with some fuel-cell vehicles. Instead, the BMW vehicle-which burns hydrogen in an internal-combustion process, and does not produce electricity as a fuel-cell vehicle does-will be used by government agencies starting next year as the German automaker evaluates the on-road performance of the new powertrain. About 100 7-Series sedans with the hydrogen engine will be put into service around the world, with about 25 destined for