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Audi Drops Top on A3 Cabriolet

Audi Drops Top on A3 Cabriolet

Another week, another new Audi. Hot on the heels of the Cross Cabriolet quattro at the L.A. Motor Show comes first pictures of the droptop A3 compact hatchback. Due on sale in Europe in the spring, the car is said to be a true four-seater. Two gasoline engines will be available from launch, with...

November 30, 2007 by
2008 Honda Accord

Sept. Sales: GM Up, Ford Sinks

New vehicle sales were weak during September, asToyota’s numbers dropped slightly and Ford recorded a stunning 21-percent decline. General Motors reported a four-percent... read more October 2, 2007 by 0

Preh console

And Now, the Carship Enterprise?

 Here’s a concept with a difference. This is a new prototype center console from German supplier Preh Automotive, which has production cabin components for the all-new... read more September 25, 2007 by 0

2007 Volkswagen UP! Concept, Frankfurt Auto Show

VW: More “UP!” for Tokyo, L.A.

While the automaker still needs “to do some homework,” it is beginning to look like little more than a matter of time before Volkswagen officials approve a... read more September 12, 2007 by 0

2008 Chevrolet HHR SS

August Sales: GM Up, Ford Down

Sales of new vehicles did better than expected in August despite troubled credit markets and the unfolding housing slump. The seasonally adjusted sales rate of 16.27 million... read more September 4, 2007 by 0

2007 Mazda CX-9

At Witz’ End – What's A Crossover?

Most remember when cars were cars, and trucks were trucks. Even back when cars, too, rode on full frames, trucks were clearly different. They looked like trucks, drove like... read more August 13, 2007 by 0

2005 Buick LeSabre

Power VDS: Buick, Lexus in a Tie

In a striking move for a troubled brand, General Motors’ Buick division landed in a first-place tie with Toyota ’s vaunted luxury marque, Lexus, in the latest long-term... read more August 9, 2007 by 0

2007 Infiniti G35

Luxury Cars Flunk Bumper Test

Luxury cars are going to cost you — or your insurance company — dearly, even in minor parking-lot bumper bashes. That’s what the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety... read more August 5, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Expedition

July Sales: Detroit Dips Below Half

Higher gas prices and turmoil in the housing market, particularly inCalifornia and Florida, cut sales of new vehicles by an estimated 12 percent as even both Honda and Toyota... read more August 1, 2007 by 0

2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Jetta Gets Clean Diesel TDI in ‘08

There are more details on the upcoming VW Jetta clean diesel model due in the U.S. next year. Volkswagen confirms that the Jetta sedan will be the first of the company’s... read more June 26, 2007 by 0

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

Flint: Sell Jaguar? No, Not Now!

Most of us think the idea in business is to keep the winners and sell off the dogs. At Ford the idea seems to be to sell off successes, or car lines on the edge of success... read more June 16, 2007 by 0

2007 Lincoln MKX

Ford Scores Again in Satisfaction Survey

Problem-plagued Ford Motor Co. has gotten another critical endorsement, this one from the 2007 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, an annual measure of quality and customer service... read more June 10, 2007 by 0

2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet

2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet: What’s New

Audi has reversed itself – the RS4 Cabriolet will be offered in the U.S. for the 2008 model year. Audi had said the 420-hp Cabriolet would not make the trip Stateside, but... read more June 6, 2007 by 0

2008 smart fortwo

Smart to Stoke Interest with Tour

SmartUSA, the U.S. distributor for DaimlerChrysler’s city car division, has announced that it will soon launch a national tour to introduce the tiny fortwo — which will... read more May 9, 2007 by 0

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

911 Turbo Flips Its Lid

Porsche’s new 911 Turbo Cabriolet will go on sale this September for $136,500, the German sportscar company said today. The new 2008 model will sport a 480-horsepower... read more May 7, 2007 by 0

Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth

In-Car Handsfree Calling Goes Hi-Fi

Audio expert Bang & Olufsen is claiming to have raised the bar on the quality of hands-free Bluetooth cellphone car kits for drivers. This is the Earset 2, which its maker... read more May 3, 2007 by 0


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