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Sonic Recall, Chevrolet Volt Production Halt, Lana Del Rey: Today's Car News
Sonic Recall, Chevrolet Volt Production Halt, Lana Del Rey: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan might be switching battery suppliers for the 2013 Leaf and General Motors plans to halt production of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt. We posted our video road test of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe and Lincoln expands into China. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze, Jeep Wrangler, Lenny Kravitz: Car News for May 17, 2011

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is shopping its 38-mpg highway rating to the media today. Relax, Cruzey--you had us at "active aero." [GreenCarReports] You might think it's charming in a Ferris Bueller way, but the way this 22-year-old clocked out a Lamborghini Murcielago is no laughing matter. Well...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»

2013 Lotus Esprit Concept
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV

If you're thinking of getting someone a "fuel miser," a car snow globe or other such nonsense for Christmas...don't bother. [TheCarConnection] While it's developing five all-new vehicles, Lotus also would like to develop a new V-8 engine in-house. [MotorAuthority] Honda's Fit hatchback is being...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta
Today at High Gear Media: SUV Values, Volvo S60 and Deer Season

Our road warriors have returned triumphant, with survivors' merit badges from the 2010 Paris Auto Show and the 2010 Fireball Run. Los Angeles is next--get psyched, bring permission forms. [MotorAuthority] A parting shot from the Eiffel Tower, first: a take on the five most wanted cars from Paris...Read More»

Paris
High Gear Media's Social Media Cheat Sheet For The 2010 Paris Auto Show

Chances are good that you're reading this from an office cubicle somewhere in America. Or Canada. Or maybe Australia. Or any other place on the globe that isn't the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Not to worry, though -- many of us are right there with you, scarfing down Lunchables from the vending machine...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus Elite, Challenger SRT8

What's the most often stolen car in America. Corvette? Not even close. Try a Civic or a Corolla. Thieves....up your game please. [TheCarConnection] Your car has five secret warning signals. Name them all, and you'll be forever remembered by non-car-loving colleagues as a time waster. [AllCarAdvice]...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis
Today in Car News: Xterra, Genesis and Lotus Esprit

Would you snap up a new Lotus Esprit rocking a Lexus LFA V-10? Well, not right now you wouldn't, but maybe next year, you can. [Inside Line] The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is movin' on up, with more standard equipment, more power--and more dollar signs on its price tag. [KickingTires] Kia won't be going...Read More»

Screencap from Ferrari's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Exotics And Premiums Disappoint On YouTube

Well, we've nearly come to the end of our look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've already hit up American companies, as well as their European and Asian competitors. Now we reach the last leg of the trip: exotic and premium brands. And you might not be surprised to hear that this leg...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Tesla Motors and the Model S Prepare To Take on the World

When electric car company Tesla Motors officially arrived on the scene in March of 2008, their first offering, the Roadster, definitively put to rest the long held notion that electric cars cant make your pulse race.  Since its debut the six figure carbon fiber bullet has been busy dismantling the...Read More»

2010 Lotus Evora
2010 Lotus Evora Priced To Start From $73,500

The Lotus brand has flown somewhat under the radar for the last decade or so in the United States, well-known to enthusiasts that enjoy its focused, no-compromises Elise and Exige sports cars, but often unheard of by more mainstream car shoppers and fans. But the 2010 Evora is primed to bring Lotus...Read More»

2005 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Convertible Deluxe Open Doors
Shopping for My First Car - Lessons Learned Back in the Day

It was 1975, I was twenty, and Albuquerque at that time offered up a plethora of used automotive opportunities. I had a budget of $ 1,500 or less, and not much experience to draw on. A Plymouth Gold Duster with an automatic was my Drivers Ed chariot in New York, and a white 3-speed 1974 Camaro was...Read More»

Jesse James with hydrogen land-speed record contender, by Spencer Weiner - Los Angeles Times
B-List Star-Mechanic Mouths Off: Jesse James On Green-Car Tech

We always liked watching Jesse James on "Monster Garage." He was quiet, and usually brought a needed touch of reality to the hype, jumpy editing, and quick-and-dirty projects his shop cranked out for Discovery Channel's cameras. Which is why we're disappointed that the mechanic /...Read More»

Lotus EV minicar concept
Lotus EV Minicar Looks Vaguely Familiar

Automotive Engineer magazine wanted to know how far Lotus could push the design envelope on a fully electric minicar. Judging from the sketches the company cranked out, the answer is: not very far at all. To be sure, there's some innovation at play, like the rooftop solar panels and the...Read More»

2004 Lotus Esprit
2012 Lotus Esprit: Powered by Lexus?

A new Lotus Esprit is in the works, and reports suggest that like the Evora coupe, the Esprit will get its power from Toyota. Last year, we brought you the first live photos of the 2009 Lotus Evora from the London motor show. That new 2+2 coupe sports a version of Toyota's corporate 3.5-liter V-6...Read More»

Godzilla and friend
Tokyo Motor Show Scales Down. Way Down.

This whole Economic Downturn is starting to get on our nerves. The Detroit situation was bad enough, but now the crisis is affecting the Tokyo Motor show, and frankly, we don't know if we can take it. We'd share a sob or two with the organizers, if only we could afford to attend the October...Read More»

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