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Ford F-150 Snags Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Ford F-150 Snags Motor Trend Truck of the Year

We already knew that Texans like the new 2009 Ford F-150; now the editors of Motor Trend add their vote to Ford's bread-and-butter pickup truck. The F-series--and the SUVs whose architecture it shares--was once Ford's lifeblood, and while it still sells in respectable numbers its sales are... read more

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5 lbs. of fat

First Petroleum-Free Engine Oil Debuts

How's this for green technology: engine oil made from animal fat. So maybe it's actually more of a nice, crispy fried yellow. Connecticut startup Green Earth Technologies... read more December 2, 2008 by  10

2009 BMW X6

BMW M Engines Going Turbo

Citing tougher emissions regulations, better fuel efficiency, and greater torque production from a smaller package, "well placed Munich insiders have said" that naturally... read more November 28, 2008 by  3

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

MINI Introduces New Cooper Convertible

First seen at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, today the BMW Group officially rolled out its latest four-seat MINI Cooper Convertible featuring, as they say, "improvements... read more November 28, 2008 by  5

Carlsson CD32

Carlsson CD32: Semi-Responsible SUV Bling?

Wait, a blinged-out diesel SUV? And introduced in flashy Miami Beach, no less. GGI European Tuning, the exclusive North American importer of the Carlsson brand, announced its... read more November 25, 2008 by  1

VW Chico

VW to Speed Production of Ultra-Efficient Mini-Car

U.K.'s Autocar reports that VW is speeding a small, Smart-size two-seat minicar to market. They claim that "in its most economical form," the little vee-dub will return 141... read more November 25, 2008 by  11

2009 Acura TL

IIHS Bestows Entire Acura Lineup with "Top Safety Pick" Status

In a first in the history of both Acura and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a single nameplate receives the IIHS' "Top Safety Pick" status for every model... read more November 25, 2008 by  0

2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in... read more November 25, 2008 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt: A $60,000 Mail Truck in the Near Future?

People are getting increasingly creative in their legitimization of massive amounts of government money propping up the U.S. auto industry. One anonymous individual wrote in... read more November 25, 2008 by  4

2010 Volvo S60 Concept

Volvo S60 Concept to Show at Detroit Auto Show in January

To be introduced in 2010, the next-generation Volvo S60 presents a smooth evolution of the current vehicle's "coupe-inspired" silhouette. Sigh. It seems every automaker is... read more November 24, 2008 by  4

2010 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera Sedan Launched, Shows

The five-door hatchback liftback has never been very well-received by American buyers. Yet Porsche intends to buck that trend with some 20,000 projected annual sales of its... read more November 24, 2008 by  11

2008 Hyundai Accent GLS

Hyundai to Offer Fuel-Miser Editions Of 2009 Accent And Elantra

Hyundai didn't get to be the world's fifth-largest auto manufacturer by not knowing how to produce cars that the market wants. While other manufacturers are currently meeting... read more November 24, 2008 by  4

2008 Hyundai HED-5 Concept

Hyundai Shows a Revised HED-5 I-Mode at LA Auto Show

If you think you've seen the Hyundai HED-5 i-mode concept, you have. The world's fifth-largest automobile manufacturer had the car on its stand during the Geneva motor show... read more November 24, 2008 by  2

Kia Soul

Kia Targets Scion with Soul, Introduced at LA Auto Show

The boxy Kia Soul has made the move from perennial show car to production. The model will be in dealers come March, with prices that Kia says will be "comfortably in the... read more November 24, 2008 by  2

2009 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Offers First Diesel Model in Its History

It's official: Porsche will be going diesel for 2009, with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel in its Cayenne SUV. The engine is sourced from corporate partner Audi and is the same... read more November 21, 2008 by  1

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Joins List of Car Companies Begging for Cash

Tesla, who looked so promising not very long ago with its Elise-based Tesla Roadster, is now among the car companies lobbying for federal funding to stay alive. Autocar... read more November 21, 2008 by  2


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