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The Cadillac Of MINI Coopers: MINI Inspired By Goodwood
The Cadillac Of MINI Coopers: MINI Inspired By Goodwood

If you’ve shied away from MINI because they just didn’t use enough burled walnut and lambswool carpeting in their cars, you’ll want to pay close attention to their display at the upcoming Auto Shanghai 2011. MINI has announced the MINI Inspired by Goodwood model, an ultra-luxury...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
China Suspends Imports Of Jeep Wrangler Models

The Jeep Wrangler is off the market in China, if only temporarily. Citing a potential fire risk, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine suspended imports of the compact Jeep SUV, pending a solution to a problem that neither Chrysler nor the U.S...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering Wheel Issue

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has announced a major safety-related recall for its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. According to the automaker, during manufacturing the steering wheel might not have been properly fastened to the steering column and could potentially detach, leading to a loss of...Read More»

2011 Nissan LEAF prototype
Nissan Investigates Starting Problems With Leaf EVs

Owners of the first mass-market electric vehicle are experiencing delays, but now some are faced with the car's first mechanical glitch, Nissan confirms. Some Nissan Leaf owners, in both the United States and Japan, have reported occasional starting problems with their vehicles, and Nissan has...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang
Report: 2014 Ford Mustang Will Do More, With Less

To the Mustang faithful, change is rarely a good thing. Change, however, may be coming to the 2014 Mustang, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the venerable pony car. A report from The Mustang News suggests the 2013 Mustang will likely be the last model year for the current car. The site says...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade
Diesel Jeeps Could Be Here In Three Years

The last time you could walk into a Jeep dealership anywhere in the U.S. and put money down on a diesel-powered vehicle was 2006 (although the diesel Grand Cherokee was sold in regions of the U.S. until 2009). By 2007, tighter emission regulations forced Chrysler to kill off their Common Rail...Read More»

BMW 8-speed transmission
BMW Working On GPS-Linked Transmission

When it comes to the automobile, there are useful technologies like electronic stability control and anti-lock braking systems, that make driving safer for the vast majority of motorists. Then there's technology for technology’s sake, like rain-sensing wipers or like BMW’s latest...Read More»

Texting while driving
Rules On Distracted Driving Not Coming Any Time Soon

The federal government recognizes that distracted driving leads to accidents; the problem appears to be defining what constitutes distracted driving, as well as quantifying the danger posed by it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will publish their own guidelines on the...Read More»

VW Bulli Concept, from Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Pushes For Bulli Concept Production

Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, has the Bulli microbus concept at the very top of his “unfunded projects he’d like to see in production” list. Shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, VW’s Bulli combines styling elements from the 1950s VW...Read More»

Teen driver
Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

Leasing is back, in a bigger way than it's been for more than five years. Last month, nearly 21 percent of vehicles that left dealer lots did so on leases; in February, that number was closer to 25 percent. The last time that leasing accounted for this many new car sales was back in the...Read More»

2011 Pagani Huayra live photos
Pagani Appoints Two U.S. Dealerships

If you’re in the market for a new Pagani Huayra, there's good news and bad news. On the positive side, Pagani has officially appointed two U.S. dealerships, both in California. The bad news is, even if you live in San Francisco or Beverly Hills, you can’t schedule a Huayra test drive at...Read More»

Dr. Kay Segler
BMW's Dr. Kay Segler Returns To MINI

You’ve probably heard the name Dr. Kay (pronounced “Kai”) Segler before; as head of BMW’s M Division, Dr. Segler was instrumental in the creation of BMW’s 1-Series M Coupe. His name and face were all over the internet at the launch of the track-day-terror, which Segler...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sequoia 4WD LV8 6-Spd AT SR5 (GS) Angular Rear Exterior View
Price Increase Coming For Toyota, Scion And Lexus

If you’re in the market for a new Toyota, Lexus or Scion, you may want to make a purchase decision soon. Toyota has announced price increases, ranging from just four-tenths of a percent on the Scion xD, up to 2.2 percent on the Toyota Sequoia. Only the Tacoma compact pickup, Yaris sedan...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
Surplus Mustang Inventory Shutters Ford's Flat Rock Plant

If you're in the market for a new Ford Mustang V-6 or GT, we've got some good news for you: Ford is likely to give you additional cash rebates or low-interest financing in the very near future because Mustang sales are slow. The automaker has nearly double the amount of V-6 and V-8 Mustangs in...Read More»

BMW Concept M5 (a.k.a. 2012 BMW M5)
BMW Teases M5 Concept Ahead Of Shanghai Debut

BMW knows what’s riding on the launch of their 2012 M5: get it right, and the car continues a legacy of performance and comfort unmatched by any other automaker's performance sedans. Get it wrong, and the BMW faithful are likely to storm Munich with pitchforks and torches, demanding heads in...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»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
Despite The Deadpools, Saab Says It's Weathering Storm

Spyker Cars NV, parent to Saab Automobile, is in need of a cash infusion and warns that the Saab brand may be in jeopardy unless additional financing can be found. The announcement came with Spyker’s annual report, which showed a significant financial loss for the company in 2010. Operating...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Prince Says Women Should Be Allowed To Drive

It sounds ridiculously anachronistic here in America, but in many Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, women aren't allowed to drive. Today, a Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, spoke out on the matter, saying the ban should be lifted. Bin Talal's reasoning isn't rooted in human rights or...Read More»

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