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The Next New Audi Model Is A...Grand Piano ?!?!?
The Next New Audi Model Is A...Grand Piano ?!?!?

Audi is celebrating its 100th birthday as a brand these days, with ceremonies that included the unveiling of a 32-foot-long, 10-ton model of the Audi TT sports car. So there was much anticipation around a gala event held last night at the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, at which the company promised to...Read More»

2004 Jaguar X-TYPE
RIP Jaguar X-Type: Putting The Kitten To Sleep, At Last

Many histories of Jaguar have been written, and no doubt there will be many more. In most of them, the sad saga of the Jaguar X-Type sedan is likely to be covered as a misguided diversion--if it's spoken of at all. While the smallest Jaguar sedan was pulled from the US market after the 2008 model...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Subaru Gives 2010 Outback World Premiere At NYC Show

Subaru's one of the few automakers who enjoyed sales increases for 2008. Today at the New York International Auto Show they introduced their new 2010 Outback, which is based on the completely redesigned 2010 Legacy chassis. It's fitting Subaru chose the U.S. for the 2010 Outback's release; many of...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hugely Changed 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Debuts In NYC

Jeep just rolled out the brand new (and we mean brand spanking new) 2011 Grand Cherokee at the New York Auto Show. Based on Mercedes' ML-platform (wow, the old DaimlerChrysler relationship continues to pay dividends), the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee promises massive leaps forward in refinement...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2010 Chevrolet Equinox $1,800 Less Than 2009 Model

In a statement today, Ed Peper of Chevrolet announced that the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Equinox small SUV will retail for $1,800 less than the outgoing 2009 model it replaces. The vehicle will begin at $23,185 when it goes on sale this June. But the new model is far from de-contented; mechanically...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen CC
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion

We recently had the honor of spending a few days in Volkswagen's second attempt at the luxury sedan market, the 2009 Volkswagen CC. Last time around, the big Audi-based Phaeton proved a sales disaster; VW learned its lesson and built a beauty on top of its tried-and-true Passat platform. This keeps...Read More»

2010 Subaru Forester with green-roof option
2010 Subaru Forester Gets Revolutionary 'Green Roof' Option

Nature-loving lesbians everywhere will surely rejoice at the introduction of Subaru's new environmentally-friendly, CO2 reducing, organic rooftop carpeting just announced for its award-winning 2010 Forester model. Subaru announced today it will soon be offering this new Green Roof option to its...Read More»

Volvo Design Chief Peter Horbury
Volvo and Ford Get New Design Chiefs Horbury, Callum

The 59-year-old Peter Horbury, Executive Director of Design at Ford, will become the new head of Product Design at Volvo Cars on May 1. Volvo says he will "lead the next stage of the development of Volvo Cars' design language." Moving into the vacancy at Ford will be Moray Callum, who is currently...Read More»

Hyundai HCD-11 Concept
Hyundai Nuvis HCD-11 Crossover Concept For New York

Hyundai will present a concept called the Nuvis HCD-11 at next week's New York Auto Show. It's meant to provide a glimpse at a new crossover the South Korean company has in its product pipeline. Styling was done by Hyundai's studio in California, ensuring this is a distinctly American-flavored...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2010 Subaru Legacy Sports Swept Design, New York Debut

Sporting a style very close to the concept that was shown in January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2010 Subaru Legacy makes its official debut next week at the New York International Auto Show. The vehicle will go on sale this summer at Subaru dealerships across the country. Phsyically, the 2010...Read More»

Tesla Model S unveiling
Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Unveiled Today In LA Rocket Factory

Tesla motors has talked and teased its all-electric Model S sedan to death. But today at noon, Pacific Time, the official unveil goes down in Los Angeles. Location: "a high-security rocket factory." The perfect locale, it would seem, for the eccentric visionary Elon Musk to do his song and dance...Read More»

1980 Ford Mustang convertible
Ford Celebrates The Malaise-Era Mustang

In preparation for its iconic ponycar's 45th birthday on April 17 (official celebration in Birmingham, Alabama), Ford's been walking down Mustang memory lane. This week they drug up the Malaise Era second- and third-generation Mustangs, built from 1974 to 1982 when gas crises and claptrap catalytic...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
Driven: 2009 Acura TL - Digital Delight

A member of our staff dubbed the new 2009 Acura TL "The Polynesian War Canoe". An apt handle: the newly redesigned sedan is swift, strikes awe (or fear) with its collection of angry angles, and stomps purposefully down the road. Many have criticized Acura's new beaky prow; Honda's luxury division...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima
Driven: 2009 Nissan Maxima SV. 4DSC Faith No More.

After some city commuting and a weekend road trip in Nissan's 2009 Maxima SV, we're sad to report that the sedan has lost direction and purpose. For one, it starts at over $10,000 more than the Nissan Altima with which it shares a front-wheel drive platform and V-6 engine. As such, it has an...Read More»

2009 Honda Ridgeline
Next Gen Honda Ridgeline Lighter, More Efficient and Aerodynamic

“The (current) Ridgeline was the right thing to do at the time,” said Dave Marek, chief designer and senior manager of the automotive styling group at Honda Research and Development. “But now that the truck market is a moving target, our opportunity is to make it more fuel-efficient --...Read More»

2009 Acura ZDX Concept
Third Tease For Acura's NYC Crossover; to be named MSX?

Acura has been releasing a slow stream of teaser images - with no details - of a vehicle that appears to be a low-slung crossover along the lines of BMW's SAC (Sports Activity Coupe), the X6. This third image shows a sloping rear profile even more dramatic than the X6; from this hazy image, it...Read More»

Acura Crossover New York
Acura Shows A Bit More Leg: Four-Door Coupe Crossover for NY

Acura has been hinting about an SUV/crossover along the lines of BMW's Sports Activity Coupe, the four-door X6. You know, long, tall, big on the outside, and small within. A lack of visible rear door handles suggests the coupe theme (perhaps suicide doors; more probably a handle concealed in the...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37S. Great Panache With Drivetrain Lash.

Ever trying to capture the BMW 3-series magic, for 2009 Infiniti has blessed its G37S with the same hi-po 3.7-liter V-6 found under the hood of the angry Nissan 370Z Coupe. Continuously-variable valve timing and trick VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift, wherein the intake valves self-regulate...Read More»

2009 Honda Ridgeline
Driven: 2009 Honda Ridgeline

Personally a fan of low center-of-gravity, aerodynamically superior cars and wagons, I was a little underwhelmed when I discovered I'd be spending a weekend in Honda's first - and sole - pickup offering, the 2009 Honda Ridgeline. And being a gearhead, I secretly yearned for something really...Read More»

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