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GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for NY
GM Makes Trax - and Groove, Beat - for NY

“Bigger is better,” or so went the traditional American mantra. Big houses, big meals and, of course, big cars, whether the finned Caddies of the 1960s, or today’s full-sized pickups and SUVs. But something seems to be changing. Maybe it’s a generational thing, or perhaps...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Concept Genesis
Hyundai Details Concept Genesis

The Genesis concept is the first preview of the “future architecture and design of a rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan scheduled to grace the Hyundai lineup in 2008,” the release says. The Genesis concept is formed around a rear-wheel-drive architecture, a first for an American-market...Read More»

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Keeping It Indie: No Fusion Chassis For Electric Sedan

The Silicon Valley’s automaker, Tesla Motors, has no plans to use a Ford platform for its upcoming electric-powered luxury sport sedan. That’s what the company says, though it runs contrary to several speculative sources, including Ward’s, which had recently suggested that Tesla...Read More»

2007 BMW M3 Concept
BMW Calls M3 “Concept”

PHOTO GALLERY: Perhaps BMW really intended the M3 Concept to be seen as a preview of the real car coming later this year. But with production-ready touches and finishes and exotica like a carbon-fiber roof, the M3 Concept seems more than 90-percent ready to charge on to autobahns and interstates...Read More»

2007 Hyundai QarmaQ concept
Hyundai Has Good QarmaQ

Hyundai’s Geneva concept was the QarmaQ, a 2+2 crossover SUV, and it features more than 30 different environmental technologies that could appear on future production models. The plastic body has been developed in conjunction with GE Plastics and has produced a vehicle that’s 50-percent lighter...Read More»

2007 Opel Corsa VXR
Opel Gets OPC, Hottest Corsa Ever

GM’s volume brand in Europe, Opel, has just taken the wraps off its hottest supermini ever. The Corsa OPC boasts 192 hp from its turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine. It means a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The OPC is only available as a three-door model, with varios...Read More»

2007 TechArt GTStreet
TechArt Mods the 911 Turbo for Geneva

Geneva’s motor show has a reputation for green machines and styling, but it might best be known as the tuner’s home. Year after year, microbrands like Rinspeed and TechArt show up in Geneva with their spins on existing production cars, with reskinned bodies, redone engines, or both. That’s...Read More»

2007 Rinspeed eXasis
2007 Rinspeed eXasis Concept

Flying cars, cars that swim – and now a mirage of a car? Switzerland ’s Rinspeed is at it again, this time bowing with a concept called eXasis that will be shown off at the 2007 Geneva motor show. Working with Swiss engineering company Esoro, Rinspeed has sketched out the eXasis, it reminds us...Read More»

2007 Dodge Demon concept
2007 Dodge Demon Concept

SLIDESHOW: Does Dodge have a Caliber-based roadster on its mind? That’s the easy question to ask as the Chrysler Group brand drops the veil on a new two-seat roadster coming to the Geneva motor show next month. The Demon, Chrysler says, is a “nimble roadster with an attitude” – a roadster...Read More»

2008 Nissan Titan
Nissan Updates Truck Trio in Chicago

As part of a surprisingly low-key press event, Nissan previewed three critical new truck offerings for 2008, starting with an updated version of its less-than-stellar-selling Titan pickup. Once considered a credible threat to Big Three dominance of the full-size truck market, the Titan has...Read More»

2007 BMW Alpina B7
BMW Alpina B7 Sports 500 HP

A new Alpina B7 edition has bowed at the Chicago auto show. BMW’s newest addition to its range-topping sedan lineup gets a 500-horsepower version of the 4.4-liter V-8 found in the current 7-Series. Tuned by Alpina, the motor makes 516 pound-feet of torque and pushes the am grosstens BMW to 60 mph...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
Detroit Muscles Up Again

by Rex Roy To our great delight, Detroit is back in the muscle car business. General Motors is readying their Camaro. Across town, Chrysler is busy prepping the Challenger. Unlike its rivals, Ford never stopped producing the Mustang, although some would argue the Mustang II wasn't a real muscle car...Read More»

2007 Scion tC Release 3.0
Scion Stacks ‘Em Up in Detroit

Toyota’s Scion division didn’t have any all-new products to show off at the Detroit auto show, but between the DJs spinning ‘round the show clock and the free T-shirts being pressed behind them, the upstart division found plenty of gawkers crowding its booth. And no wonder – the Scion show...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
Accord Coupe – But Not The Accord Coupe

SLIDESHOW: On the Honda stage, American Honda senior VP John Mendel brought out a concept that previews the exterior design for the next-generation Accord Coupe, set to debut this next fall for the 2008 model year. The Accord Coupe Concept features the automaker’s next-generation variable...Read More»

2007 Saab BioPower concept
2007 Saab BioPower Concept

A Saab concept vehicle powered without any fossil fuels has been introduced at the 2007 Detroit auto show. The BioPower Hybrid Concept, Saab says, takes a conventional 9-3 Convertible body and converts it to run solely on bio-ethanol, with the added propulsion of GM’s new two-mode hybrid system...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Ice Skating
Benz Bows with Diesel GL, Ocean Drive

The Mercedes-Benz stand temporarily turned into an ice rink this afternoon at the show — Zamboni and all — to host a semi-choreographed troupe of hockey players, ice skaters, and ice dancers as they strutted (and slid) their stuff around the introduction of the new GL420 Bluetec. We didn’t...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
The Week in Reverse: January 5, 2007

Detroit’s auto show opens on Sunday, and frankly, we’re wondering what’s left to see now that the Camaro Convertible, Chrysler minivans and the Interceptor are already live on the Internet. Pardon us for asking, but is there a print magazine that hasn’t hit the newsstands yet, with...Read More»

2007 Jeep Trailhawk concept
2007 Jeep Trailhawk Concept

Slideshow: Jeep has released these photos of the upcoming Trailhawk concept. The new concept SUV will be shown for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. Jeep says the Trailhawk concept is a cross between the Wrangler and the more upscale Grand...Read More»

2008 Honda FCX
Honda FCX Concept

SLIDESHOW: Fuel cells will power the cars of the future. We who follow the auto industry hear this quite often, and the vehicles admittedly sometimes seem like a distant pipe dream. But if Honda’s futuristic FCX Concept is any indication, the cars are a lot closer to reality than many might...Read More»

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