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2012 Nissan Versa: Dirt-Cheap Compact Unveiled At 2011 NY Auto Show
2012 Nissan Versa: Dirt-Cheap Compact Unveiled At 2011 NY Auto Show

Nissan looks to stick to its bragging point as offering the least-expensive compact car in the market with the introduction of the 2012 Nissan Versa at the 2011 New York Auto Show. How cheap is it? Some call it dirt-cheap, and at just $10,990, that descriptor seems accurate. The new front-wheel...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio Sedan
2012 Kia Rio: 2011 New York Auto Show

The 2012 Kia Rio makes its debut today at the 2011 New York Auto Show, in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback form. The Rio and Rio5 are part of the wave of 40-mpg cars highlighting this year's show. In both body styles and both drivetrain configurations, the Rio will hit the new magic...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show

With first driving impressions logged in the win column, the latest Chrysler 300 is doing all it can to earn a sedan smackdown with a new SRT8 edition coming for the 2012 model year. In SRT8 trim, the 300 drafts the big 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 already stuffed into the Dodge Challenger into service. With...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO: Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-size Sedan In Chevrolet’s 100-year History

What a fitting way for Chevrolet to celebrate Earth Day – introducing the 2013 Malibu ECO, the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in its history, at the opening of the 2011 New York Auto Show. ECO is based on the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, a four-door, five-passenger...Read More»

BMW ActiveE
BMW ActiveE: Important Proving Ground For BMW’s First All-Electric Vehicle, The i3

BMW, eager to get in the electric-car arena, announced this week in New York that it will lease 700 of its BMW ActiveE cars beginning this fall in select markets for a $499 per month, 24-month lease with $2,250 down. The ActiveE, a four-seater, is based on the 1 Series Coupe. The company will begin...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave
2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave: 2011 New York Auto Show

Jeep's always made the New York Auto Show its home for worldwide reveals, and the 2011 show's holding to that line with the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 and this special-edition Wrangler, the Mojave. The wheel-and-tire package gets its name from the California/Nevada desert, and the paint colors are...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu leaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu: 2011 New York Auto Show Preview

GM's best-selling sedan gets a major refurbishing early next year in the form of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which will be shown this week in New York after a global reveal in Shanghai. The new car will be the eighth new vehicle to wear the storied nameplate. This time around, the Malibu's a bit...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Bows At New York Auto Show

With a goal to “design a new original,” Volkswagen designers dove into the design process to create an instantly recognizable, yet wholly-new iteration of the classic Beetle. Consumers will be able to judge for themselves with the debut of the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle two-door...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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»

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