January

Automobile Insurance: Why Car Insurance Premiums Continue To Rise in 2010
Automobile Insurance: Why Car Insurance Premiums Continue To Rise in 2010

As 2010 continues to unfold, millions of Americans are still experiencing record-level increases in their automobile insurance premiums. As of January of this year, 23 states had been jolted with heavy car insurance rate increases during the prior 12 months. Eleven other states showed no...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
The Rise Of 'Boomer' Coupes - Honda's Accord Crosstour and BMW's 550i GT

One of the highlights of trucks and SUVs is a high hip point (known as the 'H' point in design parlance). The height of the seat makes it easier for driver and passenger to enter and exit (with the exception of some truly stilted 4x4s). That elevated 'H' point will be driving sales of cars to aging...Read More»

2004 Detroit Auto Show
2008 Detroit Auto Show: Getting There

Despite the griping about the weather, Detroit draws crowds downtown the North American International Auto Show. Hosted, as always (almost) at Cobo, the show dates for this year are January 18th-27th. Here's the inside scoop so you can make the best of your visit whether you’re a first timer or...Read More»

2008 HUMMER HX Concept - Jabonski
2008 HUMMER HX Concept

General Motors is known to have had its eye on the niche occupied by the Jeep Wrangler. And at the Detroit auto show next week, it will reveal more of its intentions to field a Wrangler competitor in the shape of the HUMMER HX concept. HUMMER's general manager, Martin Walsh said, "We've made our...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK Freeside Concept
2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE Concept

After months of spy photos and speculation, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new compact SUV at the Detroit auto show. Dubbed the GLK, the new ute will get its world debut as a thinly disguised concept wearing the “Freeside” badge. The GLK slots beneath the classic G-Class Benz ute, the large...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
2007 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept

Hyundai’s new Concept Genesis Coupe has been unveiled, as Hyundai plans a production Genesis sedan for January’s Detroit auto show and a production coupe for April’s New York auto show. The new 2+2 coupe won’t be a replacement for the existing front-drive Tiburon coupe, though, Hyundai’s...Read More»

2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept
2007 Mazda Premacy HRE Concept

Call it “sustainable Zoom-Zoom.” Mazda has turned the advertising slogan, “Zoom-Zoom,” into more than just a cliché. It’s become the design and performance theme for its product lineup. But can it survive the transition to more environmentally-friendly powertrain technology? That’s the...Read More»

2007 Opel Flextreme Concept
2007 Opel Flextreme Concept

While there are more than enough muscle cars to go around at this year’s Frankfurt show, “green machines” are everywhere, as well. Nowhere was that more apparent than at the General Motors stand, where virtually every new product had an environmental spin, ranging from flex-fuel vehicles to a...Read More»

Buick Y-Job
Ten Concepts Detroit Should Have Built

by Rex Roy It could be argued that the 1938 Buick Y-Job stands as the world's first true concept car. Built under the direction of Genera Motors' first design czar, Harley Earl, the Y-Job was never intended for production but instead foreshadowed styling and engineering cues that would pop up on...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler’s recent crop of concept cars hasn’t been approved for production — but that didn’t stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The automaker brought an assortment of show cars — a handful from each category — out on a warm spring afternoon, some...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X
2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X Concept

Slideshow: Mitsubishi’s next-generation Evo will appear at the 2007 Detroit auto show under the guise of a concept car dubbed Prototype X. Prototype X will appear alongside the new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, at the Mitsubishi press conference on January 8. Mitsubishi says the Prototype X is a...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

LOTS MORE PHOTOS! How do you top the biggest hit of last year’s North American International Auto Show? How about by cutting the top off of the Chevrolet Camaro concept car? A ragtop prototype of the hit pony car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, and company...Read More»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

More Photos: The Jaguar C-XF Concept will leap into the Detroit auto show - and has patently broken cover a little early. The C-XF is the precursor to the new XF sedan, which replaces the S-Type sometime in 2008. A production version is expected to bow at a future auto show, while the concept bows...Read More»

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2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

Ford says a new rear-drive, four-door concept sedan will make its world debut at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The concept, dubbed Interceptor, is based on the Mustang’s architecture. But Ford officials were forced to confirm the Interceptor’s Detroit debut after several automotive...Read More»

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2007 Nissan Bevel Concept

Nissan says the concept it will show at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January will be dubbed the Bevel. The Bevel, Nissan says, will be a dynamic, multi-purpose vehicle with a small size, big utility and fresh thinking – including a function-inspired design, a ‘command central’ cockpit and...Read More»

2007 Kia Kue concept
2007 Kia Kue Concept

Kia says its Kue concept vehicle will bow at the 2007 Detroit auto show in January. The Kue, Kia says, emphasizes performance in a crossover package, and “is designed first and foremost as a driver’s vehicle…[that] focuses more on giving the driver an exhilarating driving experience on the...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Daily Edition: Apr. 6, 2006

'07 Durango: Re-Grilled, E85ed and ESPed Dodge will update the Durango SUV for the 2007 model year in anticipation of a new hybrid version coming in the 2008 model year. For this year, the Durango sports a revised grille that mirrors the one installed on the Caliber hatchback. The 4.7-liter V-8...Read More»

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Delphi Deadline Draws Near

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal by TCC Team (3/22/2006)Sweeping buyouts to help GM right Delphi, job cuts. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. faces some critical choices this week as the deadline for revising its...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Steering Wheel
2006 Geneva Show, Part V

Saab Aero-X: Born From the Corvette Is it the face of Saab's future? Don't expect to see the Aero X concept vehicle in your nearby Saab showroom anytime soon, but it still says a lot about the struggling Swedish automaker's future, according to company officials. Appropriately surrounded by 55 tons...Read More»

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