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2012 VW Beetle Roundup: All Your Bugs Are Belong To Us
2012 VW Beetle Roundup: All Your Bugs Are Belong To Us

The icon is re-reborn, and this time, it looks more the part: the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is here, fresh from its unveiling ahead of the 2011 New York Auto Show. VW calls it the sportiest, most efficient Beetle yet, with a pair of engine options pulling the weight for those appellations. The first...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu leaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Sneak Peek: 2011 New York Auto Show

To say the new Malibu is an important car for Chevrolet is to engage in a daring bit of understatement. The mid-size sedan segment is a lynchpin to success in our market, and the Malibu will face stiff competition from the likes of Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Kia. With a week until the full...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Unveiled Live Via Facebook

Chevy is leveraging the power of social media to reveal the next generation of its all-important volume selling sedan, the 2013 Malibu. As the official release puts it, "The all-new Malibu will transcend time zones and embrace the diversity of cultures around the world," with a live unveiling on...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Preview

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to usher in a new era of compact cars with the debut of the Concept A Class at the upcoming New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. Actually, New York is designated as the “world premiere” for the stunning compact luxury car. Mercedes-Benz says the design...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck concept
Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck Previews Next-Gen Midsize Pickup

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you a teaser image for the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck ahead of its unveiling at the Bangkok Auto Show. Today, Chevy has pulled the sheet off the truck, revealing a modern, forward-looking concept for what will be the brand's next global midsize pickup...Read More»

2011 Nissan ESFLOW Concept
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»

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