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Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show
Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Enticing to look at, even better to ponder driving, these twelve concept cars from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show are more than enough to stave off the winter doldrums. A fun guess is when or if any of them will ever make it to production, or whether they’re tantalizing hints at what’s...Read More»

Next-gen Chevrolet Colorado teaser
Chevrolet Teases Next Colorado Show Truck Before Bangkok Show

Yes, Bangkok has its own auto show, and the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup will be displayed there. Why Thailand? Chevy says pickups are key to its presence in Southeast Asia. But whatever the location, it's a preview of the global truck that we expect on our streets later this...Read More»

Volkswagen Bulli Concept
Is Volkswagen’s Bulli Concept Unveiled At 2011 Geneva Motor Show The New VW Microbus?

The VW bus, as some of the older crowd may recall with nostalgia may be reborn soon -- if the stars are in alignment and Volkswagen honchos follow through with a production model of the VW Bulli concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Actually, the VW Microbus was born in 1950 and was...Read More»

2011 Ford B-Max Concept. Photo by Vitesse Photography.
2011 Ford B-Max Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Fiesta-based, powered by a punchy three-cylinder turbo 1.0-liter engine, and seating five (assuming they're family or very good friends) the Ford B-Max Concept is the new new thing in tiny MPVs. It's also an exercise in design, with its magical disappearing B-pillar built into the doors. As you can...Read More»

Lotus Engineering Range Extender
Lotus Supercharges The EV Range Extender: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

If you're familiar with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, you probably know that it carries an onboard 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that acts as a generator, powering the electric motors that drive the wheels (under most circumstances, anyway). Today at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus unveiled a new take on...Read More»

2011 Renault R-Space Concept
2011 Renault R-Space Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Imagined as a family car for the future, Renault's new R-Space concept offers a sporty, flowing silhouette with a unique interior space and wide-opening suicide doors. The inside might look a bit familiar if you're a fan of TV's Cash Cab, but otherwise, it's pure concept. Futuristic tiled themes...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi: The Wagon Is Back (In Sweden)

Celebrating its first year of independence, Saab (purchased by Spyker Cars NV from General Motors a year ago February) will debut a concept and a couple of new models – including the 2012 9-5 SportCombi at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show this week. Of note to Family Car Guide is that the automaker...Read More»

Tradesman on Chicago Stage
2011 Chicago Auto Show: Ram 1500 Tradesman

Dodge's CEO Fred Diaz proclaimed in Chicago that, "2011 was the year of the Ram." Ram truck, that is. He says Ram understands "loud and proud" truck buyers and, perhaps, a little Italian too. According to Diaz, there's a "famiglia" of Ram trucks. To that end, he introduced a new Ram family member...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Ford's F150 Info: Small Screen, Big Thing at Detroit Show

Raj Sarkar, Ford's F150 marketing manager, knows figures. In order to get them on the go, he says Ford's "class-exclusive" 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen provides oodles of numerals and pictographs so its drivers can stay connected with how they're driving, and what's happening in the cabin...Read More»

2011 Ford Vertrek Concept
Ford Vertrek Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Gotta love Motor City auto shows. It’s good to see virtually all the automakers coming back to Motown to give consumers a glimpse of what’s about to come out as well as show off their latest concept vehicles. Nothing against the Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, et al. auto shows...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Curb Concept
2011 Hyundai Curb Concept: 2011 Detroit Auto Show

In just a few years, Hyundai has developed a real design presence, going from derivative to different (as evidenced by the 2012 Hyundai Veloster also making its debut at Detroit). Now, the automaker is taking its 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language to new places with its Curb Concept, shown for the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces 2011 Explorer Fuel Economy Via Facebook YouTube

With the Explorer starting production it was only a matter of time until Ford would tout fuel economy. Ford initially promoted that the Explorer would have an overall fuel economy increase of 25 percent, but no real numbers have been given up to this point. Yesterday, a YouTube video was posted to...Read More»

Joel Interviewing Scott Monty
Video: Interview With Ford's Scott Monty At The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with Ford's social media lead Scott Monty at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Scott is not only leading the charge when it comes to Ford's social media, but is also a recognized leader in the social media industry as a whole. During the interview Scott gives...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
High Gear Media Invades The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Early this month we descended upon SEMA and brought you live coverage from the floor both on Twitter and Facebook. Just last week we brought you live pictures and juicy new information from the Hyundai Technical Center in Detroit. This week we will invade the Los Angeles Auto Show with the full...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Vs. Chrysler: Two Ways to Launch Cars Via Social Media

Unless you've been living under a boulder--or just don't have Facebook, same difference--you know Ford used social media to launch the new 2011 Explorer. Yup, Facebook. Today, Chrysler took the same route with not one, but four either new or refreshed models. In a huge shift in the industry...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Chrysler Uses Social Media To Tease & Reveal Updated 2011 Models

Today was huge for Chrysler! They announced/revealed pictures and some details on four new or refreshed 2011 models. From the refreshed Chrysler 200 (which is the new name for the Sebring) to the new Fiat 500 Sport, it was a frenzy of news. Chrysler took the social media route in releasing the...Read More»

2007 Skoda Fabia
Want Fans On Facebook? Hawk A Free Car And They Will Come

Have you heard about this crazy thing called Facebook? No? You should check it out, as the cool kids used to say. You know, back when Facebook was cool. Now, Facebook's become a marketing tool for everyone, including the auto industry. We're as guilty as the rest, but we're not quite as guilty as...Read More»

Jacoby's boots as seen in Detroit
Stephan Jacoby's Boots: Mark Barnes Interview, VW's Stride for Success?

VW's Boot Camp:  A CEO and COO Stride for Success One coup after VW's 2010 NAIAS coupe debut: face time with VW's chief operating officer Mark Barnes.  I wanted to know what makes VWoA's new leadership tick.  News sources say the top member of VW American management team (Stephan Jacoby) has...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on AllCarsElectric.com. The show's second...Read More»

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