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Rumor: Toyota Launching Yaris-Based Subcompact Hybrid In 2011
Rumor: Toyota Launching Yaris-Based Subcompact Hybrid In 2011

Toyota's subcompact Yaris will allegedly serve as the basis for a new hybrid model, set to launch sometime in 2011. The car (name TBA) will feature new styling and a new hybrid system that's apparently less expensive than those found in Toyota's other hybrid vehicles, which should have a nice...Read More»

toyota-iq
Revamped Toyota iQ To Be Company's First Fully Electric Car

Toyota's iQ is a popular guy these days. A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the iQ will serve as the base for Aston Martin's first foray into the citycar segment. (In fact, Aston Martin likes the iQ so much they're not touching anything under the hood.) And now comes word that after many...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Volt
GM Pushing The Chevy Volt On eBay?

When General Motors reinvented itself (on paper, anyway), the company's press release talked about selling GM vehicles on eBay. Unfortunately, that wasn't a done deal -- at least not from eBay's perspective. However, GM is still hot for the idea, and Chevrolet's Ed Peper has explored selling the...Read More»

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show Bugatti teaser image
UPDATE: Teaser Shot Allegedly The New Bugatti 'Bordeaux'

Yesterday, we posted a grainy, mobile-phone-esque teaser shot of a new Bugatti model, which was distributed as part of an invitation to an event at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Beyond that, we didn't know much about the mystery vehicle, but the folks at AutoExpress claim that it's the new...Read More»

Rumor: Another Clean Car Start Up Coming To The American South

It's good news/bad news day for T. Boone Pickens. On the one hand, his push for natural gas vehicles seems to be gaining traction in D.C. On the other, his new V-Vehicle Company in Monroe, Louisiana is about to get a little competition from two doors down. Chinese exile Yang Rong--former head of...Read More»

GM's new logo--in green?
Rumor: GM Going Green -- Literally

We all know that General Motors is trying to change its image. We also know that GM, like much of the auto industry, is trying to boost its eco-credentials. So is anyone really surprised to learn that GM's design team are considering a revamp of the company's image that includes changing the logo...Read More»

2009 Hummer H2
Rumor: HUMMER Deal Blocked By Chinese Government

Take this for what it's worth: Autocar is reporting that GM's sale of HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery is a no-go. The news comes by way of China National Radio, which says that the deal will be 86ed "by the ruling Communist party, as it goes against the country’s attempts...Read More»

Jaguar XE Roadster teaser
Jaguar XE Roadster: A Hybrid In The Works?

It'll be at least two years before the Jaguar XE roadster makes its debut, but here at TCC, many of us are already giddy with anticipation. That's partially because, hey, it's a roadster--and who doesn't like those?--but also because rumors have begun circulating about the possibility of a hybrid...Read More»

Ford Capri, reimagined
Ford Is Goin' Back To Capri. Maybe.

When you say "Capri" to a Ford fan, you're apt to get a mixed reaction. What started half a century ago as a Lincoln model--and a very sweet cruising machine--gradually devolved into a series of also-ran coupes that played second-fiddle to their pony car siblings. None has had an especially...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
Rumor: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

We've shown you the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and driven it for you, too--but what about the potential for a smaller two-door Mercedes for the future? Motor Authority reports today that Mercedes may already be working on a new C-Class coupe and cabrio dubbed the CLR, which would bring a new...Read More»

Nissan Murano convertible rendering detail
Rumor Mill: Nissan Murano Drop-Top Dropping in 2010

Sometimes, the car industry is a strange and magnificent place, full of rainbows and unicorns and sweet, sweet rides. Other times, it's confusing as all get out. This is one of those times. Last summer, we mentioned that Nissan was allegedly planning a convertible version of its popular Murano SUV...Read More»

Tesla logo
Tesla Punks Us Again. Maybe.

A few weeks back, we suggested that Tesla's Elon Musk is not real-crazy, just pretend-crazy--not Howard Hughes, just an actor playing the role of the wacko messianic CEO in order to get publicity for his company. Well, a new YouTube video suggests our suspicions may be correct--and that Musk's...Read More»

Jaguar XJ, rendered by Theophilus Chin
Fan Fiction: Jaguar XJ Rendered

  Here's what we know about the new Jaguar XJ: It was teased at the Shanghai Auto Show with a dark, sexy video (see below). Said video only gave us an overhead view of the sedan. Overhead photos were subsequently released, but didn't reveal much detail. When the XJ arrives, it'll have V6 and V8...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche Goes Down Easy

A couple of weeks ago at the Shanghai Motor Show, Porsche's head of sales and marketing, Klaus Berning, said that developing a new car for the 911 demographic would be peachy-keen in his book. At the time, we speculated that Porsche might be looking to revive the long-lost 928 using the Panamera's...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI
Audi R8 Convertible Coming In 2011

The Audi R8 may not have the high profile that some sports cars enjoy, but it's certainly no slouch--especially in the looks department. That's why TCC was especially happy to hear fairly credible rumors that Audi will release a convertible version during the 2011 calendar year. Apart from that, we...Read More»

Chrysler is sizzling
Chrysler Out Of The Frying Pan. That's Good, Right?

The last 24 hours have been big for Chrysler. The long and short of it appears to be that (a) the company will likely avoid bankruptcy court, and (b) its relationship with Fiat will soon get conjugal. Here's a quick rundown of the headlines: Creditors concede -- About $5 billion of Chrysler's...Read More»

2009 Toyota RAV4
In The Works: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota has set itself the nifty goal of bringing ten new hybrid models to market by 2012, and producing hybrid versions of all its vehicles by the year 2020.  Next in line for a green makeover? The popular Toyota RAV4. We don't yet know exactly when a hybrid RAV4 will hit the lots, but we do know...Read More»

Porsche 928
Porsche 928 Reborn. Maybe.

Remember the Porsche 928--the V8 grand tourer that was killed of in 1995, mostly because of unmet sales benchmarks? It may not have achieved the level of popularity of, say, the Porsche 911, but it's still got a sizable fan base. And many of them are all a-twitter (and a-Twitter.com) that the 928...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Coming To An Electrical Outlet Near You...Eventually

The electric vehicles are coming, y'all. In addition to the many "sure things" we've already mentioned--like the Chevy Volt, the Tesla Model S, and the Nissan EV we discussed the other day--Mitsubishi has announced that it's bringing the all-electric i-MiEV to America in the not-too-distant future...Read More»

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