2011

Lexus General Manager Mark Templin Holding 2013 GS Tweet Chat
Lexus General Manager Mark Templin Holding 2013 GS Tweet Chat

While the automotive world is buzzing about the Woodward Dream Cruise and vehicle reveals at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Lexus hasn't forgotten about its loyal fans. Last night, Lexus unveiled the 2013 GS 350, and now it would like to chat online with fans to get feedback regarding its...Read More»

No spare tire
Demise Of Spare Tires: Update On A Growing Trend By Automakers To Ditch Them

Now that the next-generation of tough fuel economy standards has been approved, mandating 54.5 mpg by 2025, the scramble by automakers to eke out every last pound of weight from cars will begin in earnest. That very likely includes a move, already underway, to forego full-size spare tires in many...Read More»

2009 kia knd 5 concept 001
Kia Working On Rear-Drive Sedan, Electric Vehicles: Report

Although Kia is owned by Hyundai, the two companies operate as nearly separate entities. Sure, there’s platform sharing and Kia even builds the Hyundai Santa Fe in West Point, GA for Hyundai. Still, the product lines between the two automakers remain (mostly) distinct. If Car and Driver is...Read More»

Ken Block is working on Gymkhana FOUR. Now with added fire.
Gymkhana FOUR, 2014 Cadillac ELR, 2012 Toyota Tacoma: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma gets a video web reveal. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac confirms the Converj concept will go into production as the ELR. [GreenCarReports] Gymkhana FOUR hits over 1 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours. [SocialCarNews] Photos of the 2012 Porsche 911 (991) have leaked...Read More»

2012 Toyota Tacoma
2012 Toyota Tacoma Video Hits The Web

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma will bow later this year with a mild facelift that incorporates some of the automaker's newest infotainment technology. The Tacoma was spotted on Web video this morning by PickupTrucks.com, which reports the unofficial video reveals the first details of the lightly restyled...Read More»

Ford's F-150 EcoBoost Challenge truck. Image: Ford
Ford Launches F-150 Ecoboost Challenge On Facebook

Ford has already successfully launched the new 2011 Explorer using social media, and now it's trying something similar with the F-150 Ecoboost. Ford has launched a contest on Facebook promoting its new F-150 Ecoboost Challenge. The contest involves eight cities and drivers. Each driver will...Read More»

VW Bulli Concept from Volkswagen Group of America
Volkswagen Bulli Concept Headed For Production?

Rumors often have some basis of truth to them, so it’s probably fair to say that reports that Volkswagen will build the Bulli Concept in Mexico in 2013 as a 2014 model may be pretty close to home. Home being Germany, that is, where the automaker is headquartered. Across the channel, Autocar...Read More»

The Xplore Rescue Series Jeep Wrangler. Image: Xplore
Park Rangers Getting "Professional Series" Jeep Wranglers

Xplore is best known for their work in building off-road ready vehicles for Jeep and Toyota dealers, as well as their support of the National Park Foundation. Each Xplore Adventure Series vehicle purchased includes a one-year pass to America’s national parks and monuments, as well as a...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Offers No Payments For 90 Days

When the new model year rolls around, it’s always interesting to see what types of incentives automakers put out in the marketplace to lure customers in to buy. Chrysler Group has a good one, especially if you’re in the market now for a new family car and can close the deal by September...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Is The Honda Fit Moving To Mexico?

Honda plans to build a new $800 million pant in Mexico to build a subcompact car. Scheduled to open in 2014 and employ 3,200 people, the plant will have the ability to produce 200,000 vehicles a year. The plant will be located in Celaya, Guanajuato and will be the eighth plant Honda has located in...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Consumer Reports: 2011 Chevrolet Volt Can Save You Money

Prospective buyers of all kinds of products often look to Consumer Reports (CR) to weigh in on recommendations for one brand versus another. It’s no different when it comes to choices for family cars, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, since buying a vehicle is generally...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer

When Consumer Reports (CR) initially chimed in on the 2011 Chevy Volt last March, the organization was critical of the extended-range electric car. Their biggest objection was the Volt’s sticker price, followed closely by its actual cost to operate. To no one’s surprise, CR steered...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2012 Hyundai Equus Trades iPad For Paper Manual

By almost anyone’s standards, the 2011 Hyundai Equus is an exceptional automobile at a near bargain-bin price. Depending upon the model you choose, you can even get a reclining and massaging rear passenger seat, as well as a rear beverage chiller and dedicated audio and climate controls. The...Read More»

The Xplore Adventure Series Toyota 4Runner
Xplore Beefs Up The 2011 Toyota 4Runner

Straight off the dealer showroom, a four-wheel-drive 2011 Toyota 4Runner is already a fairly capable vehicle. No, it may not be able to tackle the Rubicon Trail without some bolt-on modifications and a tire upgrade, but even in stock form it has more off-road capability than most drivers will ever...Read More»

Chevrolet wants to be more like Apple
GM's Marketing Guru Wants Chevrolet To Become Apple

On Tuesday, General Motors held its second annual "Global Business Conference" for investors. And during the presentation, GM's chief marketing officer, Joel Ewanick, said that he wanted to retool the Chevrolet brand to be more like that of Apple. Ewanick's exact words -- noted on a slide -- were...Read More»

Subaru XV teaser
Subaru XV, Gay-Marriage Win, Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: Car News Headlines

Is the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet the most hated car of 2011? [TheCarConnection] A new study by the NHTSA says anti-rollover systems reduce crash risks and save lives. [FamilyCarGuide] Here is your official 2012 Mitsubishi 'i' electric-car ultimate reference guide. [GreenCarReports] Subaru...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: Most Hated Car Of 2011?

There are a lot of great cars in showrooms these days -- and a lot of losers, too. Now, it seems that auto journos have unofficially dubbed one of those less-memorable rides to be the worst of all: the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Even though the CrossCabriolet is fairly new to the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Looks To Streamline Platform And Engine Options

If the recent recession has taught automakers anything, it’s this: lean and efficient companies get by, even in difficult economic times. In the next ten years, General Motors wants to cut the number of platforms and engines used by its divisions in half. Today, the automaker utilizes nearly...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES
Hungry For Sales, Mitsubishi Expands AWD Lancer Offerings

In 2011, buying an all-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer required you to purchase either the high-performance 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or its slightly detuned stable mate, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. Both are fine cars, but their high-strung turbocharged engines and stiff suspensions...Read More»

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