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New Audi Terminal in Tokyo Launches Brand's Sales Offensive
New Audi Terminal in Tokyo Launches Brand's Sales Offensive

Audi recently made its goals crystal clear: a 50 percent sales increase in seven years, which would total 1.5 million cars sold yearly by 2015. Toward this end, the company today announced the launch of Audi's "first terminal" (dealership) in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. Audi (and parent company...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
U.S. Soldier in Iraq Wins 2010 Ford Mustang

Describing his relationship with the Ford Mustang as "20 years of love, addiction and obsession," 22-year-old Kory Chesher of the Army's 101st Airborne Division was thrilled to find himself the winner of a 2010 Ford Mustang. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company, he will also be flown to the L.A. Auto...Read More»

2008 Tesla Roadster
Tesla Gets $40 Million Jolt--Enough to Resuscitate?

Reports TechCrunch, Tesla Motors has received a $40 million convertible to keep it solvent and building for the moment. This is on top of the $186 million that's already been invested in the company by private investors, of which the company has spent all but $9 million. Most recently, the...Read More»

2009 Audi A4
Taxpayers Help Automakers: Whom Would You Bet Your Money On?

In the December issue of Automobile Magazine, editor Jamie Kitman excoriates American auto manufacturers. He claims they should've seen the handwriting on the wall with the energy crisis of 1973 and started making better small cars then. And if you call the new-for-1979 Chevy Caprice (some 600...Read More»

2009 Audi TTS
Audi Releases TTS Coupe and Roadster, Squeezes More from 2.0T

Audi today released its "highest performing TT models ever," the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster. The Coupe will retail starting at $45,500, and the Roadster starting at $47,500. These are the latest versions of the Audi TT, a modernist sports coupe that has shared technology and some platform bits and...Read More»

Subaru 2.5 XT
"Practically Wicked" - Forester XTI Concept To Bow At SEMA

On the heels of its 2009 Motor Trend SUV Of The Year win with its 2009 Forester, Subaru teases with the Forester XTI Concept (2.5 XT shown), which they claim combines the versatility of the Forester 2.5 XT with the street performance of the Impreza WRX STI. While the standard-issue Forester has...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Touts "World-Class Weight Efficiency" In 2010 Genesis Coupe

What you will see over in Hyundai's territory at the sprawling SEMA show in Las Vegas next week is the firm's first rear-wheel drive coupe, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, arguably its sportiest automotive entry to date. What you won't see is the smart engineering that includes liberal use of...Read More»

Nissan 370Z - Need For Speed Undercover
Nissan Taps Video Game Maker to Help Launch New 370Z

"Bringing the Nissan brand to a passionate and unique audience" was the impetus behind featuring the brand's new 2009 Nissan 370Z in the hit video game series, Need for Speed. The game will allow Z enthusiasts and gamers a virtual seat behind the wheel of its new sportscar in Need for Speed...Read More»

Suzuki SX4t Concept
Suzuki SX4t Turbo Concept to Debut at SEMA

The line of breathed-upon vehicles to debut at SEMA '08 just keeps on growing, and Suzuki is getting in on the game with the announcement of a few vehicles, including the SX4t Turbo Concept. Turbo boost gives the Suzuki SX4 Crossover a crisp jump in power to 221 horsepower and 208 pound-feet of...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen R32 2-door HB *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View
VW Confirms: No R32 for 2009

VW spokesman Thomas Wegehaupt informs dismayed hot hatch fans everywhere that the Rabbit-based R32 hatch will be taking at least a one-year hiatus. Cars.com finds this a bit of a strange move, as the redesigned R32 hadn't even been on sale for a full year. Further, they muse that the reason for the...Read More»

Porsche Carrera GT Lock Nut
Porsche Increases Stake in VW to Nearly 75 Percent

Today U.K.'s Autocar announced that Porsche has bought more shares of Volkswagen Group, giving it a nearly 75 percent stake in the company. This will, says Autocar, "allow the sportscar maker to gain full control of VW's cash flow." The 75 percent stake should allow Porsche to enact a "Domination...Read More»

2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo
Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Delayed Again

Sad news for Alfisti; Fiat announced today that it's pushing back a return of Alfa Romeo to the United States until 2011 at the earliest according to the U.K.'s Autocar. Originally, Fiat had planned to reintroduce the sleekly styled Italian brand in 2009, but market realities have forcefully...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SEMA
Chevy Releases Camaro Black SEMA Concept Teaser

Chevy today released one of its SEMA Camaro concepts, called simply Black, which is one of several concept Camaros it will be showing off this November at SEMA '08. Absolutely no details about the concept have been released, but this is quite a menacing sketch with its nicely integrated body kit...Read More»

2009 Dodge Viper SRT10
Chrysler Shopping Viper Brand to Multiple Bidders

Chrysler, considering the sale of all "non-earning assets" to stay afloat and help finance deals like the proposed merger with General Motors, today said it has received multiple bids on its Dodge Viper sportscar line. We first reported on this possibility in August. Automotive News, via Reuters...Read More»

Lamborghini LP560-4 Polizia
Lambo LP560-4 Polizia to Storm Italian Roads

Forget KITT. If you want to chase down some bad guys while looking truly bad-ass, strap yourself into Lamborghini's new Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia. Today, an exclusive ceremony was conducted in the Viminale Palace during which Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. donated this, its newest police car, to the...Read More»

BMW V-12 X-Ray Vision
BMW Could Supply Engines for Mercedes, U.S. Automakers

BMW's engines have always been legendary for their performance, and yesterday the firm's head of development, Klaus Draeger, admitted the company is in "advanced talks" regarding licensing some of its engine technology to rival Mercedes, says AutoCar. The engine spawning the discussion is a new...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
Pontiac G8 Die-Off Rumored

Carscoop, via Edmund's InsideLine, report an unnamed source's claims that the rear-drive, Holden-based Pontiac G8 will not be kept in production after it lives out approximately five more years of production. Along with rumors, they claim, of the demise of Lutz's baby, the Pontiac Solstice...Read More»

Pinto Slapped
Jalopnik Names Top 70 Lemons in Texas 24 Hours of LeMons

God bless the irreverant folks at Jalopnik, obsessed as they are with the Cult of Cars. They might occasionally resort to dramatic headlines about, say, urea injection, but their top 10 (or top 70, in this case) lists are simply brilliant. We snagged a couple of our favorite pics from their...Read More»

Ford 2010 Mustang Photo Stories
Mustang Photo Stories: Vote for Your Favorite

In preparation for the launch of its 2010 Mustang GT--tenuous market be damned--Ford is encouraging Mustang enthusiasts to visit www.the2010Mustang.com and vote for their favorite photo story, of which there are 25 in the final running. The analysts claim Ford is sick, and the company's financials...Read More»

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