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Audi TT RS: Sonorous Turbo Five Spits Out 300+ Hp
Audi TT RS: Sonorous Turbo Five Spits Out 300+ Hp

Audi, the biggest defender of the oddball five-cylinder powerplant back in the 80s, plops a healthy one into its upcoming TT RS coupe that debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2.5-liter unit presumably shares architecture with the VW five of the same size and powering the Rabbit/Golf and Jetta. But...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid To Deliver V-8 Power, 26+ mpg

Pure electric propulsion is the name of the game for cutting gas/electric hybrid fuel consumption, and Porsche claims to have taken it to a whole new level with the upcoming 2010 Cayenne S Hybrid. Capable of traveling at speeds up to 86 mph solely on electric propulsion, the 5,000-some-odd pound...Read More»

Old Gas Pumps
Diesel Now Less Than Premium As Gas Prices Surge

As most figured they would do, gasoline prices are rising again. Not dramatically, mind you, but enough to push premium gasoline about one cent higher per gallon than diesel on average as of Monday. With a diesel engine's inherently higher efficiency (up to 30 percent more efficient than their...Read More»

2010 Hyundai i-20 3-door
45 mpg Hyundai i-20 Three-Door To Make Geneva Debut

We told you yesterday that Hyundai's set to roll out the concept form of its Tucson replacement, the HED-6 ix-onic, in Geneva. Today we learn that a spunky little three-door hatch, the i-20, will be joining in Geneva, itself the bite-size version of the i-20 five-door that was launched last year at...Read More»

Hyundai HED-6 ix-onic Concept
Hyundai 2010 Tucson Tease, HED-6 ix-onic, Shows In Geneva

Today Hyundai showed off a concept that most are saying will morph into the 2010 Tucson. Called the HED-6 ix-onic, it is one of the concept vehicles that will be on display at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. What can the HED-6 ix-onic tell us about the new Hyundai Tucson, set to bow later in 2009?...Read More»

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Aston Martin Lagonda Unveil For Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin greenlighted its Lagonda resurrection back in the fall, and we hear now that the Geneva Motor Show will provide a first glimpse of the car's form. The auto world has been rife with rumors of what shape exactly the new car will take; as long as it avoids the late 70s Lagonda's origami...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight Generates Swift Demand In Japan

Honda's timing for the re-introduction of its Insight nameplate couldn't come at a better time for the Japanese and American auto markets; both are experiencing historic lows and hemorrhaging profit. We reported that the Insight will sell in Japan at just under 2 million yen, a bit of a magic...Read More»

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VW and Toshiba To Partner On Electric Drive Systems

On Thursday, VW signed a letter of intent with the Toshiba Corporation with the objective of jointly developing electric drive units for VW's proposed New Small Family of vehicles. In addition to electric drive units, the companies will also be working on high specific energy density batteries...Read More»

2009 VW New Beetle Blush
2009 VW New Beetle Blushes For Spring

Destined to land in one of GayWheels' Top 10 lists, the re-make of Devil Wears Prada, or the driveway of a Mary Kay exec, VW unveils a sassy little special edition VW New Beetle for '09; the New Beetle convertible "Blush." As if the New Beetle's "Hi!" styling and standard flower holder weren't...Read More»

Volkswagen New Mid-size Sedan
Chattanooga-Built VW NMS Sedan Sketch Revealed

We told you a while back that Volkswagen decided upon Tennessee as the site of a new plant that will build its new American market midsize sedan. Well now we have a sketch direct from Germany of the proposed sedan; TV station WRCB of Chattanooga got ahold of this sketch from Wolfsburg that was...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept
Sixth-Gen VW Rabbit To Reclaim Golf Moniker?

Sister site GreenCarReports claims that showgoers at the barely-noticed Toronto Auto Show got a sneak preview of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI. Yup, you read that right; in Canada, anyway, the sixth-gen vehicle goes from Rabbit nomenclature (introduced in the 5th-gen in 2006) back to Golf. Further...Read More»

Tesla Model S unveiling
Tesla Teases Model S Electric Sedan

Network site AllCarsElectric today showed us this second teaser image of Tesla's upcoming Model S electric sedan. The vehicle is slated for a March 26 public debut and is said to retail for under $60,000. Despite being perhaps a touch crazy - and the head of a company that's being decimated by...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera interior
2010 Porsche Panamera Interior Revealed

I think I'm about to forgive Porsche for giving its Panamera sedan an awkward hunchback. Just look at these interior photos: no less than stunning. I imagine that sitting coddled in all that leather, enjoying huge rear seat comfort (CEO Wendelin Wiedeking insisted that his 6'4" frame fit...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package
2010 Toyota Tundra Boasts Efficient New V-8, New Trim Packages

Toyota debuted its new 2010 Tundra pickup at the Chicago Auto Show today. Big news is the arrival of an all-new 4.6-liter V-8 that boasts the best fuel efficiency of any V-8 in the full-size segment. New trims and models as well as exterior, mechanical, safety and convenience upgrades find their...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX V-6
Acura Introduces TSX V-6 At Chicago Auto Show

Always admired Acura's lean TSX but wished it had a little more pep in its step than the 2.4-liter Accord-sourced four provides? Enter the 2010 Acura TSX V-6, introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and fortified with Honda's 3.5-liter V-6 in brisk 280 hp tune and, thus, an additional 79 hp...Read More»

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible To Bow At Geneva Motor Show

Mixing a touch of German engineering with a dash of quirky British diction, BMW's MINI brand announces its "object of stormy enthusiasm," the new John Cooper Works Convertible. While their description of the special high performance convertible may sound strangely akin to the results of a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Boasts 3 Industry Firsts: Can You Name 'Em?

So says John Voelcker of network site All About Prius, an "industry first" is a feature that has never appeared before on any production vehicle. Toyota claims it has three industry firsts in the new 2010 Prius and challenged visitors at its Prius Connection New York event to guess what they are...Read More»

2009 Kia Soulster Concept
Kia Soul'ster Concept Pickup Production Under Consideration

Kia showed a funky little 2010 Soul-based concept (the Kia Soul'ster) at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Public response was so positive that it's rumored the South Korean automaker, who enjoyed a 3.5 percent sales increase in the U.S. market for January '09, is seriously considering production...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2009 Audi Q5 to Retail for $37,200

Audi has officially set the base price of its "segment-redefining" 2009 Audi Q5 crossover at $37,200. While this is a couple thousand more than some of its rear-wheel drive competition, their prices rise when equipped comparably with AWD, which comes standard on the Audi (Mercedes GLK 350 4Matic -...Read More»

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