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Jeep J8 Production Begins at Arab American Vehicles Company
Jeep J8 Production Begins at Arab American Vehicles Company

There's been lots of speculation on the value of Chrysler's brands as of late, especially in light of the stillborn merger with GM. Most agreed that the only truly valuable pieces of the business were the Chrysler Minivans and the Jeep brand. Proving the value of the iconic Jeep is the J8, a...Read More»

2010 Fisker Karma
Fisker Poised to Build Karma Plug-In Next Year

Move over, Tesla--Fisker Automotive just announced the signing of final assembly contracts with Valmet Automotive of Finland. Valmet will serve as engineering and manufacturing supplier for Fisker, who plan to begin building their four-door plug-in hybrid sports car, the Fisker Karma, in the last...Read More»

2010 Fisker Karma
Fisker to Open Engineering & Development Center in Michigan

In a welcome spot of good news for Detroit's struggling economy, the maker of the upcoming Karma electric sports sedan announced a 34,000-square-foot engineering & development facility that is set to employ up to 200 engineers and designers. The company's headquarters will remain in Irvine...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5 (Euro Spec)
2009 Audi Q5 Takes the Brass Ring

Audi proudly announced its win of Europe's "Golden Steering Wheel" award for the special SUV class, giving the brand an industry high of 17 awards total. Calling it "one of the most prestigious accolades in the automotive industry," Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Mercedes Launches New AMG ML- and SL- Models

Forget gas prices, economic woes, and the new era of fuel conservation--if only for one blissful Sunday drive a week. Today Mercedes-Benz presents its latest AMG high-cube monsters, the 2009 ML63 AMG 10th Anniversary, the 2009 ML 63 AMG Performance Studio, and the 2009 SL 65 Black Series at...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
SEMA 2008: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai swept into Sin City with seven customized vehicles on its brand-new 2009 Genesis platform. Both coupes and sedans are modded to the max, and it's a look more believable on the sporty coupe than on the sedate Genesis sedan. Nonetheless, the vehicles highlight just how far the Korean...Read More»

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
SEMA: Mustang Revives Cobra Jet

Not to be outdone by the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS7 Concept also revealed yesterday at SEMA '08 in Las Vegas, Ford introduced its FR500CJ, known as the Cobra Jet. Like its Chevy competitor, the Cobra Jet is tailored for drag racing. It joins Ford's stable of race-ready Mustangs, which also includes...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
U.S. Soldier in Iraq Wins 2010 Ford Mustang

Describing his relationship with the Ford Mustang as "20 years of love, addiction and obsession," 22-year-old Kory Chesher of the Army's 101st Airborne Division was thrilled to find himself the winner of a 2010 Ford Mustang. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company, he will also be flown to the L.A. Auto...Read More»

2009 Toyota Highlander
2009 Toyota Highlander Gets 2.7-Liter Four, 20/27 EPA Ratings

Toyota will be fitting its new four-cylinder--also the base engine in the new 2009 Toyota Venza--to its slightly larger 2009 Toyota Highlander SUV. The engine displaces 2.7 liters, makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The...Read More»

2009 Toyota Venza
Pricing Announced on 2009 Toyota Venza

Today, Toyota announced pricing on its new 2009 Venza crossover, a vehicle that basically takes the place of the Camry wagon that hasn't been sold in years. It also fills a (microscopic) niche left behind after a recent upsizing of the Highlander. Toyota has an exhaustive lineup of not-quite-a-car...Read More»

photo credit: Z Sasaki: "Entertainment Center"
AT&T CruiseCastSM Debuts Even More Satellite ICE at SEMA

Delivering exactly what distracted American drivers need more of, AT&T CruiseCastSM and RaySat Broadcasting Corp. will unveil AT&T CruiseCastSM, "the Total In-Car Entertainment service that will enable families, commuters, and mobile professionals to watch a lineup of 22 satellite video...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Rabbit
VW, Audi to Build More Cars in U.S., for U.S.

Like its sister brand Volkswagen, Audi is leaning toward adding vehicle production in the United States, something it's been toying with since the 1980s. Said Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn in Automotive News: "The new mid-sized car which we want to build in America, we want only to sell in...Read More»

2009 Audi TTS
Audi Releases TTS Coupe and Roadster, Squeezes More from 2.0T

Audi today released its "highest performing TT models ever," the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster. The Coupe will retail starting at $45,500, and the Roadster starting at $47,500. These are the latest versions of the Audi TT, a modernist sports coupe that has shared technology and some platform bits and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Touts "World-Class Weight Efficiency" In 2010 Genesis Coupe

What you will see over in Hyundai's territory at the sprawling SEMA show in Las Vegas next week is the firm's first rear-wheel drive coupe, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, arguably its sportiest automotive entry to date. What you won't see is the smart engineering that includes liberal use of...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G8 sport truck
Pontiac Pushes Forward with G8 'Ute Despite Tough Times

The continued production plans for the kinda-odd, kinda-cool Pontiac Amino pictured to the left is a surprising bit of verve from GM given its cost-slashing, factory-closing spasms of late. Yes, the G8 ST (sport truck) is still planned for 2010, and it shares a platform (with a wheelbase stretched...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
Canada Picks New Dodge Ram as "Best New Pickup Truck"

Take that Texas; Dodge strikes back at Ford's recent win of the Truck of Texas mantle by earning the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's "Best New Pickup Truck" award for its all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. The Dodge Ram beat out the 2009 Ford F-150, itself new for '09, after an "intensive...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150 Platinum
Ford Reliability: Bright Spot in Dismal Market

According to a report released this afternoon by Consumer Reports magazine, Ford Motor Co. continues its impressive quality climb despite a distressing sales decline. Its vehicles rated "average" or "better," with the exception of three truck models according to Detroit News. This is great news for...Read More»

Charles F. Kettering
Charles Kettering Is Alive and Well

Or the spirit of GM's genius engineer from the early 1900s, anyway, seems to be burning brightly in the R&D laboratories of General Motors. Automotive News explained that GM has now revealed more impressive technical details of its in-development 4.5-liter Duramax diesel V-8, to be installed in...Read More»

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