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2012 Hyundai Veloster Pricing, Configurator Now Online
2012 Hyundai Veloster Pricing, Configurator Now Online

Hyundai’s fresh interpretation on the hatchback, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, won’t hit dealers for a few months yet. If you’re eager to see how the Veloster stacks up when you begin adding option packages, Hyundai now has its Veloster configurator online. With a starting price of...Read More»

2012 Lexus IS
2012 Lexus IS Stays The Course

If you were looking for a long list of changes to the 2012 Lexus IS series, you’re going to be disappointed. In fact, the only changes for 2012 are these: Nebula Gray Pearl paint replaces Smoky Granite Mica paint, and Fire Agate Pearl paint replaces Glacier Frost Mica paint. That’s not...Read More»

2012 Honda Fit Sport
2012 Honda Fit Shapes Up

The 2011 Honda Fit is one of the most popular vehicles in the subcompact segment, and with good reason: it’s small on the outside but big on the inside, relatively entertaining to drive and affordable for most any budget. It’s racked up “Best Of” awards from the likes of Car...Read More»

The Xplore Rescue Series Jeep Wrangler. Image: Xplore
Park Rangers Getting "Professional Series" Jeep Wranglers

Xplore is best known for their work in building off-road ready vehicles for Jeep and Toyota dealers, as well as their support of the National Park Foundation. Each Xplore Adventure Series vehicle purchased includes a one-year pass to America’s national parks and monuments, as well as a...Read More»

The Xplore Adventure Series Toyota 4Runner
Xplore Beefs Up The 2011 Toyota 4Runner

Straight off the dealer showroom, a four-wheel-drive 2011 Toyota 4Runner is already a fairly capable vehicle. No, it may not be able to tackle the Rubicon Trail without some bolt-on modifications and a tire upgrade, but even in stock form it has more off-road capability than most drivers will ever...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)
Green Volkswagen Thinks Blue Is A Better Color

I clearly remember when I stepped into a late-'90s VW Passat that I had rented for a trip to a friend's wedding. Not only was I impressed by the exterior of the VW Passat, but the interior was superb as was the driving experience at elevated speeds. However, the best was yet to come. The sun went...Read More»

Audi duo City
Audi Goes Green With Fewer Wheels, More Wood

If you understand German companies, you know the emphasis they place on “green” manufacturing and sustainability. Audi’s latest line of vehicles takes this concept to a whole new level. Borrowing a page from Morgan’s engineering manual, the Germany automaker is introducing a...Read More»

Still from the 2011 Lexus IS 'Music Track' commercial
Video: Behind The Scenes Of The New 'Music Track' Commercial For The Lexus IS

Late last week, Lexus launched an eye-catching new commercial for the 2011 IS sedan. It's also proven to be fairly ear-catching, and now Lexus has uploaded a YouTube clip to show how the ad was made. The commercial is called "Music Track", and it features an Ultrasonic Blue Lexus IS drifting...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Aims For Annoyance Avoidance With Three-Blink Tech

The 2011 Ford Fiesta has garnered loads of attention in recent months. It's been popular with drivers and journalists, and it's been the subject of a highly successful marketing campaign. Now there's yet another reason to look forward to the Fiesta's U.S. release: it will be the first American Ford...Read More»

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.
GM Has 'A Comprehensive Plan to Address Dealer Concerns'

General Motors and Chrysler have been the target of frustration from thousands of dealers that were cut from the companies' networks during last summer's restructurings. The automakers, dealers, and other interested parties have proposed a variety of ways to resolve the matter -- including...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Acura Announces TSX Sport Wagon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Honda was looking to bring an upscale wagon to American showrooms. Today, it's been made official: in one of the briefest press releases we've received in recent weeks, Honda has announced that an Acura TSX sport wagon will arrive in the U.S. in the fall of...Read More»

Skinny-fit jeans, sponsored by Alfa Romeo
WTF Humpday Press Release: 'Alfa MiTo DNA Is In Your Jeans'

If TCC doled out awards for bizarre press releases -- and believe us, we've thought about it -- the latest missive from Alfa Romeo would be the hands-down winner for 2009. It's impossible to summarize, but we'll do our best. The focus of the press release seems to be a limited-edition series of...Read More»

Cristian de la Fuente and unidentified friend
Cash-For-Clunkers Site Milks Celebs, Our Patience

Do you know this man? Apparently his name is Cristian de la Fuente, and he's on Dancing with the Stars -- a show that we've never been able to watch because we're always reading press releases and going on test drives and other stuff on your behalf. (You're welcome.) Anyway, Cristian and other...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Ford Fanfare: New Lineup, New Tech, And Gosh Darnit, People Like Them

Not wanting to be left out of the "reinvention" moment, Ford has launched its own assault on the marketplace, trumpeting the company's "freshest" model lineup in history, as well as fuel efficiency, quality, and Ford's growing market share. According to a company press release, Ford is rolling out...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
General Motors Launches Six-Day, 72-Hour Sale

In an effort to keep the wheels of (re)invention rolling, General Motors has released plans for a "72-Hour Sale", which starts today and runs through July 6. By our calculations, that's considerably longer than 72 hours, but we're going to give GM the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Teased: The 2010 Audi A5 Sportback

Audi fans: we have good news and bad news. The good news? Audi has released a sketch and a teaser image for the upcoming 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, and although we can only see a sliver of the vehicle in the photo, we're definitely intrigued. In sketch form, the "five-door coupe" appears boxy but...Read More»

Volkswagen Eos White Knight
The New Minimalism: Volkswagen Eos, White Knight Edition

In these sobering Economic Times, when everyone speaks of cutting back and 80s-minimal retro is hot hot hot, is it any surprise that Volkswagen would launch a grayscale version of its Eos convertible? Nein, fräulein. Based on photos alone, the Eos White Knight looks awfully nice--short and sturdy...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Announces Pricing For 2010 Legacy, 2010 Outback

Subaru fans, today's your lucky day: the company has announced pricing for two of the stars in its lineup, the 2010 Legacy and the 2010 Outback. The new Legacy starts at $19,995 and features a fairly broad range of powertrain packages. The base model is the 2.5i, available with both manual and...Read More»

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster
Lamborghini Makes It Official: Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster

For weeks, details of the Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster have been oozing out of Lamborghini headquarters like bourbon from Nick Nolte's pores. Apparently, someone in Sant'Agata Bolognese finally got the picture and sent out a press release--you know, just to make things official. As expected the LP...Read More»

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