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Rumor: Volkswagen Wants To Purchase Alfa Romeo

Rumor: Volkswagen Wants To Purchase Alfa Romeo

According to an article in Germany's Automobilwoche, the Volkswagen Group wants to bring another child into its already-crowded family of brands: Alfa Romeo. Citing an unnamed senior VW manager, the report says that Wolfsburg would jump at the chance to sign adoption papers if the brand were to... read more

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Cast of 'Live Every Litre' by Honda

Honda Debuts A New Documentary For The 2011 CR-Z: 'Live Every Litre'

In these days of flashmobs, crowdsourcing, and other clunky neologisms, many automakers have turned to consumers for their ads. Yesterday, we talked about Hyundai's... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


Style, Not Alarms, Stops Car Thieves

A new study in the Netherlands suggests that choosing an unpopular color for your car can be as effective at stopping car thieves as using an expensive alarm system. The... read more July 7, 2010 by  0

2010 Volkswagen Golf

The Golf, Again, Or Who Framed The Volkswagen Rabbit?

The word Golf has had an intriguing year. The word conjures up an immediate mix of unfortunate associations, from the media sensation of the Tiger Woods scandal to the... read more June 17, 2010 by  1

2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid - European model

Video: Toyota Auris Hybrid Takes Test Driving To The Web

Debuting a new car is tricky business: timing and placement is everything. Traditionally, launches have taken place at major auto shows, accompanied by dry ice, booming... read more June 10, 2010 by  0

Fiat 500 Abarth

Give Me Some (Fiat) Panda Love

Many, many years ago, on a continent far, far away (Europe), I got a ride in a Fiat Panda, the original one, which I think had a rousing total of 45 horsepower, and possessed... read more June 1, 2010 by  0

2006 GMC Canyon Crew Cab 126.0" WB 2WD SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View

GM Finally Considering Entering The Compact Pickup Market In The U.S.

According to sources leaking information to, GM is considering entering the compact pickup truck market. The Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins are due for... read more May 31, 2010 by  0

Indian market Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet, nee Heartbeat of America, Goes Global: Can It Work?

As we enter Memorial Day weekend--which commemorates the U.S. men and women who have died in military service, most of them overseas--it's worth highlighting the increasingly... read more May 28, 2010 by  0

Brilliance BS6 crash test, before modifications, 2007

BMW's Chinese Partner Isn't So Brilliant, Pulls Out Of Europe

Yes, China is on track to become the world's largest single car market. And yes, one or more native Chinese carmakers will likely become fully competitive in the global... read more April 29, 2010 by  1

GPS satellite

Smile For The Camera: Big Brother Is Watching You Speed Via Satellite

Satellites do many awesome things: they allow us to communicate with friends and family, they help us find our way home when we're lost, and of course, they bring us... read more April 27, 2010 by  20

European ad for the Nissan Cube 'Symmetry Sucks' campaign

Nissan Says, 'Symmetry Sucks'

Last year, the Nissan Cube shoehorned itself into what's become a very crowded field. Technically, that field is known as that of the "mini multi-purpose vehicle" (aka, the... read more April 15, 2010 by  2

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac Returns To Europe, But With Modest Expectations

The past 18 months or so haven't been easy for General Motors, here or abroad. In Europe, GM endured much tense talk about its Opel brand, and the Kroymans Group fell prey to... read more March 8, 2010 by  0

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Premium RWD Grille

Cadillac Returning To Europe In A Big Way

The economic collapse has not been kind to General Motors: four of its brands have been killed off (we're not holding our breath for HUMMER), the company was chunked into... read more January 13, 2010 by  0

2010 Kia Sedona 4-door LWB LX Angular Front Exterior View

Kia To Kill Sedona in the U.K. After 2011; U.S. Discontinuation Possible.

    Kia has confirmed it plans to phase out the Sedona minivan in the U.K. after the 2011 model year. Kia cites its large size has contributed to slow sales. Slow sales... read more December 31, 2009 by  0

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne Weighs The Future Of Chrysler, Lancia, Alfa Romeo

One month ago, a popular rumor suggested that Jeep would soon be the only Chrysler brand sold overseas. Now, a contradictory bit of gossip says that Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio... read more December 3, 2009 by  3

Volvo Acoustic Design Lab

Geely Intends To Keep Volvo Production In Europe (Maybe)

We've been keeping a close eye on the evolving Ford/Volvo/Geely saga. So far, the biggest point of contention in the brou-ha-ha has been Ford's concerns about intellectual... read more November 20, 2009 by  1


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