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Rumor: Chrysler To Unveil Lancia-Derived Model At NAIAS
Rumor: Chrysler To Unveil Lancia-Derived Model At NAIAS

Chrysler is in a tough spot these days: not only is the company still recovering from bankruptcy and adjusting to the habits of its new lifepartner, Fiat, but Chrysler is also struggling to bring its product development arm up to speed after sitting idle for months. To keep consumers interested...Read More»

2009 MINI Roadster Concept
Rumor: MINI Coupe, Roadster To Roll Out In October 2010

The MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster concepts generated loads of buzz at the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, and today, there's cause for even more excitement: rumor has it that production of the two models has been fast-tracked, and that they'll start rolling off the assembly lines in Oxford as...Read More»

Saab 9-3
Upcoming Concept Vehicle Will 'Define The New Saab'

The good news for Saab keeps on rolling: last month, we mentioned that the company's sale to Koenigsegg was looking like a done deal (thanks to a €400 million loan from the European Investment Bank), and now comes word that Saab is developing a new, small concept vehicle to presage the company's...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata South Korean model shown
Rumor: Hyundai Developing Telematics To Rival OnStar, Sync

Rumor has it that Hyundai is working on its own telematics system to rival GM's OnStar and Ford's Microsoft Sync. The news comes via a memo from Hyundai's manager of brand strategy, wherein he asks members of a focus group to help name the new product. Apparently, the system will have four  major...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30 R-Design
Rumor: Volvo Talks Between Ford And Geely Hit A Speed Bump

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Crown -- a consortium of American investors led by former auto industry executives -- is making a play for Volvo. The group's bid for the brand is substantially lower than that of current front-runner Geely, but we pointed out that the Americans do have some...Read More»

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Chrysler And Fiat Are Building An Electric Car

Chrysler board member Alfredo Altavilla has informed the press that Chrysler and Fiat are working on an electric car. Although he didn't provide specifics, Altavilla did say that the R&D process is "going very well" and that Chrysler is providing electric propulsion technology for the vehicle...Read More»

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Persistent Rumor: Porsche Panamera Convertible In The Works

Porsche's new overlords may be planning to let the new Panamera die a slow and painful death -- but not, apparently, before wringing every possible variant from the controversial model. Porsche insiders have confirmed previous rumors that the company is developing a convertible version of the...Read More»

BMW '0-Series' from CAR magazine [via Jalopnik]
BMW To Launch '0-Series' In 2013, Based On MINI Platform

If you were surprised by BMW's plans to revive the Isetta brand, this may fully blow your mind: the company is planning a new series of BMW vehicles called the "0-Series", which will be based on the third-gen MINI platform and feature front-wheel drive. The line should hit showrooms in 2013...Read More»

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Surprise, Surprise: Porsche Developing An Electric Sportscar

You might have missed it, but Porsche's new president and CEO, Michael Macht, announced yesterday that Porsche is planning to introduce an electric sports car. On second thought, you probably didn't miss it, because it's been all over the news -- despite the fact that Macht provided no details and...Read More»

MINI Crossover concept
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

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Rumor: Cadillac Converj May Be Back On Track For 2014 Debut

When the Cadillac Converj concept debuted in Detroit last January, many were awed by its stylish looks and its green pedigree. (Like the Chevrolet Volt, the Converj is powered by an electric motor, which can be recharged on-the-go by a gasoline engine.) Sure, pairing the Cadillac brand and an...Read More»

Lamborghini Reventon Roadster rendering
Rumor: Lamborghini Reventon Roadster Cruising To Frankfurt

Rumors persist that Lamborghini will unveil a Reventon Roadster at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. All across the interwebs, Lambo-heads are a-titter, guesstimating that only nine or ten of the supercars will be built, each featuring a snazzy 670 bhp V12 and a pricetag of €1.15 million...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Rumor: Suzuki To Sell Hybrid Kizashi Sedan In U.S. By 2011

It seems like Suzuki took the wraps off its new Kizashi sedan just last week (in fact, it was last month), but already rumors have begun circulating that the Kizashi is going hybrid. And soon. According to reports in Japan's Nikkei newspaper, Suzuki plans to launch a hybrid variant of the Kizashi...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series rendering
2011 BMW 5-Series Touring Wagon Rendered

The past 48 hours have been big for wagons. Apart from the buzz surrounding the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-class Wagon, there's also been news of the Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon and Honda's likely U.S. launch of an Acura wagon based on the popular Acura TSX. Now comes a new rendering of the next-generation...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Honda May Bring Acura TSX Wagon To American Showrooms

Since the advent of customized vans in the late 1970s -- and subsequently SUVs in the early 1990s -- wagons haven't gotten a lot of attention from consumers. True, many companies continue to produce them, but they typically lack the snazzy, front-page appeal of crossovers and other sporty...Read More»

Honda Brio minicar
BMW Re-Launches Isetta Brand With New Marketing Campaign

We don't have the chance to discuss the Isetta very much -- mostly because the hard-to-miss mid-century minicar is a rarity on this side of the Atlantic. In Europe, however, the Isetta was a popular model, and on a good day, you might even still see a few navigating  narrow city streets. Clearly...Read More»

Renault Twingo
Renault Helps Mercedes On New Smart, Plans Return To U.S.

No one can deny that French automaker Renault is on the move these days. In addition to its work with Nissan on electric vehicles, the company is in talks with Mercedes-Benz to develop a new model for Mercedes' Smart brand. And here in the U.S., the company is chatting with Roger Penske about...Read More»

2009 Volvo S60
Rumor: Geely Submitting $293 Million Bid For Volvo

According to a (very brief) article in China Car Times, Chinese automaker Geely is finally prepared to submit a bid to Ford Motor Company for Volvo. Geely's alleged offer: $293 million. A couple of weeks ago, sources were circulating a similar rumor, but with a figure of $2 billion attached. And...Read More»

Bugatti Royale (or Bordeaux) rendered by Car Magazine
Bugatti Royale (Or Bordeaux) Rendered

More speculation about the successor to the Bugatti Veyron has hit the web -- this time in the form of a rendering of the Bugatti Royale (also called the Bordeaux). Obviously, no one will know if this is an accurate representation until it's revealed to a select group of individuals at the...Read More»

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