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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Full Test: Yes, It’s as Great as You Think It Is  Apr 26th, 2015 
The eccentric tenor of Austin, Texas, goes so far beyond the stereotypes that it could pass for paro­dy. In the city’s South Congress neighborhood, for example, you get your kale juice, fried chicken, and breakfast tacos not from a food truck, but from food Airstreams and food shipping containers. The local thrift shop shares a […] 
 
 
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe – Instrumented Test  Apr 26th, 2015 
 
 
 
BREAKING: VW Chairman Ferdinand Piëch Resigns  Apr 25th, 2015 
After an uncharacteristically public spat, it’s over: Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch has resigned, The Wall Street Journal reports, effective immediately. His wife, Ursula Piëch, a member of the board, has also resigned. It’s an unexpected bold move from the man who was slated to head the VW Group’s supervisory board for at least another two […] 
 
 
LeMons Detroit Inspections: Rear-Drive Golf, GM Dustbuster Minivan, and a Subaru XT Turbo  Apr 25th, 2015 
The 24 hours of LeMons rolls into the heart of America’s Rust Belt this weekend for “The Cure for Gingervitis” at Gingerman Raceway, located just across Lake Michigan from Chicago. Midwestern LeMons racers have come to expect a few things from Gingerman races in the five years since the series started going there, namely that […] 
 
 
Three’s Insanity: Next Mazdaspeed 3 to Debut this Fall as a Concept  Apr 24th, 2015 
Excellent news, Mazdaspeed fans: The next-generation Speed 3 is on track and will appear at this fall’s Frankfurt auto show in concept form, if a report from Australia’s Motoring is accurate. This timing jibes nicely with the most recent intel on the car, which suggested that the Mazdaspeed 3 (which once again will be marketed under the MPS banner in […] 
 
 
All-New Mazda CX-9 Set to Debut at L.A. Auto Show This Fall, New CX-7 Could Follow  Apr 24th, 2015 
Mazda’s product renaissance, which began with the CX-5 crossover before spreading to the Mazda 6, Mazda 3, MX-5 Miata, and the upcoming CX-3 and Mazda 2, marches onward toward its next natural destination: the CX-9. (Even Mazda’s press website refers to the CX-9 as the “elder statesman” of the lineup.) That’s not to say we […] 
 
 
This 1970 Hemi ’Cuda Has 81 Original Miles—and You Can Own It  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Deep-Fried DBX: Aston Martin Looking to Build Electric Crossover in U.S. South  Apr 24th, 2015 
Not since Pussy Galore flew James Bond to Fort Knox has Aston Martin had the slightest connection to the American south. This random film trivia is brought to you by the U.K.’s wonderfully dry Financial Times, which claims Aston is looking at “several states in the southern part of the U.S.” to build its all-electric […] 
 
 
CR Supercars 1968 Ford Mustang Villain: 1968 Returns, New and Much Improved – Instrumented Test  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Corvette, Corvette Z06 Get Mild Updates, Are Still Aweseome  Apr 24th, 2015 
It looks like Chevrolet may be taking a page from Nissan’s how-to manual on keeping its GT-R fresh, having announced the second spat of updates for the Corvette Stingray in as many years. After the current, C7 Corvette debuted for 2014, it received a series of minor running changes—and a new transmission—for 2015; now, the […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Corvette, Corvette Z06 Get Mild Updates, Are Still Aweseome  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Apple Watch and Your Car: A Rundown of Automaker Apps  Apr 24th, 2015 
The long-awaited, much-hyped Apple Watch is officially here. As with most things Apple, the Watch is neither the first such device nor is it a segment leader in any meaningful way (aside from price, which can rocket into five figures depending which options you select). But as is so often the case with Cupertino products, […] 
 
 
Red, Black, and Blue: 2016 Corvette and Z06 Offer New Design Packages  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Tested: CR Supercars 1968 Ford Mustang Villain Restomod  Apr 24th, 2015 
There’s nothing wrong with old cars except the fact that they’re old. Bodies rust, suspensions creak, and most engines eventually eat themselves. Ford Mustang specialist Classic Recreations in Yukon, Oklahoma, has a solution—albeit an expensive one—for those who want a ’68 fastback with an invigorating dose of modern vitality: the Villain, by CR Supercars. This […] 
 
 
This 1970 Hemi ’Cuda Has 81 Original Miles—and You Can Own It  Apr 24th, 2015 
As blue-chip muscle cars go, the Hemi-powered Plymouth ’Cuda lies at the top of the heap. In fact, it’s the only muscle car we included on our list of 10 Cars to Drive Before You Die. In convertible form, it’s the only muscle car besides the Shelby GT350 listed on Hagerty’s index of postwar blue-chip […] 
 
 
Ford Recalls Nearly 400,000 Cars for Bad Door Latches  Apr 24th, 2015 
Ford just announced a recall affecting 389,585 2012-14 Ford Fiestas and 2013-14 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs, after three incidents caused by faulty or broken door latches, The Detroit News reports. It’s the fourth door-latch recall the automaker has enacted in the past year. Ford says the affected vehicles “may experience a broken pawl spring tab, which typically […] 
 
 
Red, Black, and Blue: 2016 Corvette and Z06 Offer New Design Packages  Apr 24th, 2015 
For 2016, Chevrolet is helping design-challenged Corvette Stingray and Z06 buyers choose cool, coordinated interior and exterior colors with three new design packages: Spice Red, Jet Black Suede, and Twilight Blue. Red, white, and blue might’ve been more patriotic, but we think red, black, and blue definitely look better. For the Stingray, all three also […] 
 
 
Practical Matters: Every Compact Crossover SUV Ranked from Worst to Best  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition: The Closest You’ll Get to the Le Mans Race Car  Apr 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition: The Closest You’ll Get to the Le Mans Race Car  Apr 24th, 2015 
When Chevrolet unveiled its latest Corvette-based race car, the C7.R, at last year’s Detroit auto show, not only were we blown away by its sheer awesomeness, but we were impressed by the unprecedented level of co-development that took place with the roadgoing Corvette Z06. Corvette Racing partner Pratt & Miller operated in lockstep with Chevrolet’s engineering squad during the […] 
 
 
Gran Turismo OMG! Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition  Apr 24th, 2015 
For 37 years, the Dutch nuts at Donkervoort have been fiddling with Colin Chapman’s Lotus Seven formula. Unlike the blokes at Caterham, the Dutch concern hasn’t necessarily been concerned with keeping true to the Lotus’s aesthetic. As the years have progressed, Donkervoort’s cars, while retaining the Seven’s basic concept, have run off on their own […] 
 
 
Innovative Windshield Washer Additive for Safer Cleaner Driving  Apr 24th, 2015 
Rena Adam Enterprises LLC proudly offers the innovative C-Clear windshield washer additive to help keep your windshield cleaner for safer driving 
 
 
2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: More Luxury, More Features  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Subaru’s latest WRX and WRX STI performance sedans have only been on sale for about a year, but already the automaker is giving the fast four-doors some upgrades. The changes all center around the WRX and WRX STI’s infotainment and safety rosters, with every model now getting Subaru’s latest Starlink infotainment system with a 6.2-inch touch […] 
 
 
2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: More Luxury, More Features  Apr 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs. Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am  Apr 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Beyond the Gilded Cage: Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Limelight Collection Unveiled  Apr 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Bloodhound (SSC) Gang: Behind the Scenes with the Team Shooting for a 1000-mph Land-Speed Record  Apr 23rd, 2015 
The British have a long history of slightly unhinged motorsport projects, from shed-built hill-climb specials through to the Garagista teams who reinvented Formula 1 and sports-car racing in the 1950s and ’60s. But even by the standards of such eccentric endeavor, the Bloodhound SSC project stands out as something special, a car that’s being built […] 
 
 
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy Announced, Gets Up To 36 mpg  Apr 23rd, 2015 
The 2016 MX-5 Miata’s story is all about thrifty performance. It’s priced affordably—starting a smidge below $26,000—and its tidy size and diminutive weight make it a sprightly performer and bring another benefit to boot: The EPA just confirmed that the 2016 MX-5 is capable of up to 36 mpg on the highway. The full numbers shake out as […] 
 
 
More 2016 Acura NSX Details Announced at SAE World Congress in Detroit  Apr 23rd, 2015 
We know pretty much all there is to know about the 2016 Acura NSX sports car—well, save for carnal knowledge of how it drives. At the 2015 SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) World Congress in Detroit, however, we were able to glean a few new nuggets of information. While we still don’t know what the NSX’s […] 
 
 
Bloodhound (SSC) Gang: Behind the Scenes with the Team Shooting for a 1000-mph Land-Speed Record  Apr 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Beyond the Gilded Cage: Rolls-Royce Phantom Bespoke Limelight Collection Unveiled  Apr 23rd, 2015 
For the famous and powerful, appearance can be everything, and for those willing to live in a malleable reality shaped by stacks of cash and globs of ego, there is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Limelight Collection. The latest in a series of limited-production bespoke editions to emerge from the company’s home in Goodwood, England, it’s aimed at […] 
 
 
From the C/D Archives: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 vs. Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Five years ago, all the smarties, including those occupying positions of responsibility on this staff, told you that those manifestations of the great performance binge of the 1960s known as Pony cars were as surely doomed to the automotive tar pits as ragtops and side-mounted spares. No one believed these predictions more than the Detroit […] 
 
 
Top Gear Dropout: Producer Andy Wilman Throws in the Towel  Apr 23rd, 2015 
It almost felt inevitable: Longtime Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, who alongside Jeremy Clarkson rescued the show from obscurity 13 years ago, has officially resigned, the BBC confirms. Wilman’s resignation perhaps doesn’t come as a surprise: An internal email from the producer was leaked last month, subject line “Au revoir.” In the email, Wilman said, […] 
 
 
Putting F&I Online Increases Profits, MakeMyDeal Finds  Apr 23rd, 2015 
A new study from Cox Automotive company MakeMyDeal found that 63% of consumers would be more likely to buy F&I products if they could learn about them on their own time before entering a dealership. 
 
 
Manheim Vehicle Imaging Generates Gains For Toyota Financial Services  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Toyota Financial Services saw a 17% rise in conversion rates during a 16-week trial of Manheim’s Enhanced Vehicle Imaging. The results of the trial were documented in a recent case study released by both organizations. 
 
 
AutoNation's PVR Average Surpasses $1,500  Apr 23rd, 2015 
For the first time, the public dealer group’s F&I profit per deal average surpassed the $1,500 mark. Officials said the company will continue to emphasize F&I product sales as it preps for the launch of an AutoNation-branded maintenance contract later this year. 
 
 
Lithia’s Drop in New-Vehicle Gross Per Unit Offset by Q1 F&I Performance  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Lithia’s F&I operations grew its per-copy average by $52. The performance helped offset a $90 drop in new-vehicle gross profit per unit. 
 
 
We Will Get to See the Three Remaining Top Gear Episodes  Apr 23rd, 2015 
After Jeremy Clarkson’s blowup that cost him his contract as Top Gear host and put the remainder of Season 22 on hold, one of the first things BBC officials promised was that the show would return. Now, the broadcast company is confirming that claim, vowing to air the rest of Season 22, and bring back […] 
 
 
Japan-Market Minivan Cool: New Honda Step WGN  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Besides having one of our favorite Japanese-market car names, Honda’s latest Step WGN minivan is interesting for two other reasons: It debuts the brand’s 1.5-liter VTEC turbo four-cylinder, and it sports an intriguing “Waku Waku” tailgate. The latest version of Honda’s seven-seat minivan sees the brand’s first use of the new, 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged four, […] 
 
 
James May Won’t Do Top Gear Without Jeremy Clarkson  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Right on the heels of the BBC’s announcement that the remaining episodes of Top Gear Season 22 will be aired sometime this year, co-host James May is coming out with a strong proclamation: He simply won’t return to the show without Jeremy Clarkson. That’s what the BBC star and, apparently, weird-hat aficionado told The Guardian […] 
 
 
Ford Engineer-and-Son Duo Sets World Record for Hot Wheels Loop, Wins Take Your Kid to Work Day  Apr 23rd, 2015 
Typically, Take Your Child to Work Day is like a free day for your kid. They dress up in natty little mini-person business clothes, get the day off from school, and everyone gets a dose of adorableness. At Ford’s take your kid to work day, however, the air was decidedly more . . . competitive, […] 
 
 
That’s a Lot of Ponies: Lambo Announces Production Numbers for 740-hp Aventador SV  Apr 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Land Rover LR4 3.0 V-6 – Instrumented Test  Apr 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
That’s a Lot of Ponies: Lambo Announces Production Numbers for 740-hp Aventador SV  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Today’s number: 444,000. That’s how many total horsepower (or “horsepowers,” as some of our German colleagues might say) will be churning under the louvered engine covers of the world’s fleet of Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce models once the run is complete. So you don’t have to do the math, that means 600 of Lambo’s raucous, 740-hp […] 
 
 
2015 Land Rover LR4 3.0 V-6 Tested: How Not To Do the Whole Downsizing Thing  Apr 22nd, 2015 
In an industry rapidly pivoting toward downsized engines in both cylinder count and displacement—but not power—the Land Rover LR4 stands out as one of the less successful experiments. Last year, the LR4 was stripped of its 375-hp 5.0-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission; fitted in their stead was a 340-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and an […] 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Automatic Tested: 3.1 sec to 60!  Apr 22nd, 2015 
“Convertible” and “automatic” are two words that can suck the joy out of a sports car the way fat-free and sugar-free can ruin a dessert. But that’s not quite the case with the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The Z06 convertible proves that there doesn’t have to be a performance penalty for taking the roof off and […] 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Automatic – Instrumented Test  Apr 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Vboost Hits Viral Marketing Milestones  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Vboost Inc. announced that it has sent 250,000 photo communications on behalf of its dealer clients. 
 
 
GWC Warranty VSCs Now Available in All 50 States  Apr 22nd, 2015 
After receiving regulatory approval in Alaska, the F&I product provider announced that it's now able to operate in all 50 states. 
 
 
SNAAC Announces New Hires and Promotions  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Security National Automotive Acceptance Company has added three senior-level leaders and five new team members. 
 
 
Hudson Cook Adds Partner to N.Y. Office  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Hudson Cook LLP has added Trisha Cacciola as a partner in its Long Island, N.Y. office. 
 
 
Superior Integrated Solution Reaches Milestone With Ford SMARTT Dealers  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Superior Integrated Solutions announced that that it has surpassed seven million DMS transactions with Ford SMARTT dealers. 
 
 
Honest Abe: Lincoln May Ditch MK Nomenclature, Bring Back Actual Names  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Well, that only took 10 years. In an interview with Automotive News, a Ford top executive has acknowledged that Lincoln’s MK-based naming structure is confusing and that the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the Continental name’s revival may have the company rethinking its naming policy. From our point of view, MKC, MKT, MKZ, MKS, and MKX are tough to […] 
 
 
Mad Money: Top Marques Monaco Is the World’s Richest, Most Insane Auto Show  Apr 22nd, 2015 
Every April for the past dozen years, Monaco, the petite, tax-free principality on the Mediterranean, has been beckoning shady locals, oligarchs, and tax avoiders to offload some of their ill-gotten loot by welcoming them to Top Marques, dubbed “the world’s most-exclusive car show.” 
 
 
From the C/D Archives: In Search of the Best-Handling American Car  Apr 21st, 2015 
Now that the rubber dust has settled and five test cars have stopped smoking, the story can be told. We have a champion, a car we can confidently proclaim the best handler in all the land: the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
5058 Smart Fortwos Recalled for Steering Bolts  Apr 21st, 2015 
Mercedes-Benz is recalling 5058 Smart Fortwo models in the U.S. for poorly made bolts that could loosen the steering over time, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On 2014-2015 Fortwo Coupe and Convertible models, along with the 2014 Fortwo Electric Coupe and Convertible, some bolts that attach the steering gear to […] 
 
 
2017 Lincoln Continental Spied; It Really Is Happening  Apr 21st, 2015 
What It Is: Lincoln’s new Continental sedan, captured here wearing an exclusive new, trippy-ball body wrap while testing near Ford’s global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. Despite having only just debuted in concept-car form at the 2015 New York auto show, the Continental project has allegedly been well underway for some time, an assertion backed up […] 
 
 
BMW Recalls 91,800 Mini Coopers for Airbag Sensors  Apr 21st, 2015 
BMW is expanding an airbag-sensor recall for the third time to include older Mini Cooper models that may disable the passenger-side frontal airbag. According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW is recalling 91,800 cars, specifically the 2005–2006 Cooper and Cooper S hardtops, plus convertible models from 2005–2008. The weight sensor in the […] 
 
 
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack – First Drive Review  Apr 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe Revealed Via Patent Drawings  Apr 21st, 2015 
Honda is a notoriously secretive company, so fans and media must resort to steps like scouring patent office files—as CivicX.com did recently to acquire these and many other images—to bring you good stuff like this: official drawings of the all-new Civic coupe and sedan. And what the drawings reveal is a Civic design that is—hallelujah!—interesting. That’s right, after more […] 
 
 
2017 VW Golf SportWagen Alltrack First Drive: VW’s Take on the Outback Formula  Apr 21st, 2015 
VW always seems to be a bit late to the game. Next year, the German carmaker will bring the Alltrack model we’ve just driven to the U.S.; it’s a jacked-up Golf SportWagen fitted with all-wheel drive and off-road styling affectations. This comes almost two decades after the segment’s role models, the Volvo XC70 and the […] 
 
 
2017 Lincoln Continental Spied! It Really Is Happening – Future Cars  Apr 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
Tablet Usage Especially Low in F&I, Study Finds  Apr 21st, 2015 
An informal survey conducted by Auto/Mate Dealership Systems found that only 20% of dealership sales and service department utilize tablets. In F&I, only 7% of F&I departments polled employ a tablet-driven process. 
 
 
[Video] Overcoming the Warranty Objection  Apr 21st, 2015 
The magazine’s resident F&I wiz tackles a question about how to show the value of a service contract when the customer believes the warranty provides enough coverage. 
 
 
In-Vehicle App Integration to Rise, IHS Reports  Apr 21st, 2015 
In a new study highlighting the influence of mobile applications on car buyers, IHS Automotive officials said they expect significant growth in vehicle app integration over the next few years. 
 
 
SNAAC Announces New Hires and Promotions  Apr 21st, 2015 
Security National Automotive Acceptance Company has added three senior-level leaders and five new team members. 
 
 
Asbury’s Q Auto Stores a Work in Progress  Apr 21st, 2015 
The tablet-driven, fixed-price F&I process at Asbury’s Q Auto stores didn’t perform as well as the traditional F&I process employed at the group's core stores, but officials said they are happy with the new format’s progress. 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Cadillac ATS Coupe as the Anti-DeVille  Apr 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
The Continental: Cracks Form in the Tesla Story as Germans Assemble Luxury EV Assault  Apr 21st, 2015 
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. I have taken a break from the Conti for a few months, but now it’s back, typed aboard […] 
 
 
You Can Buy a Paul Walker Toyota Supra from “The Fast and the Furious”  Apr 21st, 2015 
Way back in 2001, few could have predicted that the movie The Fast and The Furious would blossom into what it is today. What started as a single movie has grown into one of the world’s most popular and profitable franchises, and the Furious series’ impact on car culture can’t be understated. That’s why this […] 
 
 
How We’d Spec It: The Cadillac ATS Coupe as the Anti-DeVille  Apr 21st, 2015 
Cadillac has come a long, long way from the overstuffed luxury barges of its (sales) heyday. And no current Cadillac illustrates that fact better than the light, lithe ATS coupe. Cadillac offers its two-door take on the ATS in several different permutations, however, so allow us to help lead you through the morass of choice […] 
 
 
Flower E-Power: VW Microbus Could Return as Long-Range EV  Apr 21st, 2015 
Another year, another swirling rumor of the imminent return of the iconic Volkswagen Microbus. The latest actually has some credibility, however, given that they started at a group interview with VW product-development board member Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser making comments that making “lifestyle vehicles,” such as the next-generation Beetle and yes, perhaps even a new Microbus, will […] 
 
 
Infiniti Q70L Bespoke Edition: It’s White Quilted Leather All the Way Down  Apr 21st, 2015 
At this week’s Shanghai auto show, the major luxury automakers have rolled out their most opulent ideas for the Chinese market. Among them, Volvo nixed the front passenger seat in the all-new XC90 in favor of massive amounts of legroom for one chauffeured passenger; Ferrari built a one-off California T; and now Infiniti’s beckoning to big-money buyers […] 
 
 
Year of the Goose, Part 2: Educational Anxiety and Rattlesnake Bar  Apr 21st, 2015 
Dennes Dale Boon, who would’ve been 57 last week, had the portly sage of San Pedro not died in a van accident at the age of 27, would likely have termed me an “anxious mofo”. And if I’ve externally mellowed with age, I’m certainly still often a knot of torqued-up doubt and inherited Hiberno-Teutonic worry. […] 
 
 
In Search of the Best-Handling American Car – Archived Comparison Test  Apr 21st, 2015 
 
 
 
Dealer Fined $50K for Deceptive Ads Targeting Military  Apr 21st, 2015 
A Tennessee dealership accused of using deceptive advertising to target service members will be required to pay a $50,000 fine and change its advertising practices. 
 
 
Hudson Cook Adds Partner to N.Y. Office  Apr 21st, 2015 
Hudson Cook LLP has added Trisha Cacciola as a partner in its Long Island, N.Y. office. 
 
 
Roses Are Red, Ferraris Are Beige? Well, This One Is, but It’s a Very Special Beige  Apr 20th, 2015 
The twin-turbocharged Ferrari California T is an extremely fast car, but as Ferraris go, it’s rather geared toward, um, Rodeo Drive more than Road America, what with its retractable hardtop and conspicuously comfortable interior. It’s a Ferrari that’s designed to be worn as much as driven, and as such is the only one that looks […] 
 
 
Full Pricing for the 2016 MX-5 Miata Revealed (and Yes, You Can Still Afford It!)  Apr 20th, 2015 
When Mazda first revealed the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s $25,735 base price, we declared: “No excuses, you can afford it.” At just under $26K, anyone shopping for a new car could snap up Mazda’s excellent little roadster, but would the same hold true for the other Miata variants, the nicer ones? Yes. Mazda has released pricing […] 
 
 
Full Pricing for the 2016 MX-5 Miata Revealed (and Yes, You Can Still Afford It!)  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Hakuna Matata! Honda Unveils Concept D at Shanghai Auto Show  Apr 20th, 2015 
If you live in China and are in search of “high-quality driving and a spacious cabin,” has Honda got a boy-howdy deal for you. It’s called the Concept D and they’ve just unveiled it at the Shanghai auto show. Calling it a “concept model for a new SUV model under development,” Honda’s D wears a […] 
 
 
Poncho Profile: The Rise and Fall of Pontiac  Apr 20th, 2015 
Gone but not forgotten, the story of the Pontiac brand is filled with highs and lows. Here's the tale from beginning to end.  
 
 
2016 Audi A6, A7, S6, S7 and RS7 Priced: Most Models Cost More  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Camaro’s Engine and Tailpipes Revealed in Latest Installation of Chevy’s Drawn-Out Striptease  Apr 20th, 2015 
Behold these never-before-seen photos of the long-awaited 2016 Chevy Camaro! Alas, these aren’t quite the images you’ve been longing for—just a couple more poorly lit details to add to the long line of teaser images that Chevy has parsed out over the past several weeks. This time we get to see the next Camaro’s exhaust […] 
 
 
2016 Audi A6, A7, S6, S7, and RS7 Priced: Most Models Cost More  Apr 20th, 2015 
Subtle improvements to Audi’s dapper A6 and slinky A7 bring none-too-subtle changes to their price tags for 2016. At least the horsepower and mpg numbers are also trending upward. The 2016 A6 starts at $47,125, up $1400 from 2015, and delivers 32 more horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbo four (now 252) and jettisons the CVT in […] 
 
 
Chevrolet-FNR Autonomous Concept Looks Too Good to Be Self-Driving  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Roses Are Red, Ferraris Are Beige? Well, This One Is, but It’s a Very Special Beige  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Craigslist Ad of the Day Is for a Used Imperial Star Destroyer  Apr 20th, 2015 
Today’s best Craigslist find comes to us via the RV listings in Humboldt County, Oregon. Dragging this off the property may take some doing. And buyer beware—it has a salvage title. Without further ado, the brilliant ad, in its entirety: “ Selling a slightly used Imperial II–class Star Destroyer. Previously (slightly) owned by a navigator […] 
 
 
Chevrolet FNR Autonomous Concept Looks Too Good to Be Self-Driving  Apr 20th, 2015 
Look at this crazy thing. It’s perfect. It’s like a sports car escaped from the Blade Runner prop room and came to life. It’s the world’s angriest roller skate. It’s the future we all dreamed about when we were 10, where the cars on the street look like wacky Hot Wheels concepts. It’s the Chevrolet […] 
 
 
Volvo’s Lounge Console Is the Ultimate in Chauffeured Pampering  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept: VW’s Audi Fighter – Auto Shows  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
EXCLUSIVE: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Revealed! (As We Know It, Anyway)  Apr 20th, 2015 
You’ve seen it here first, people: The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, completely naked, its 6.2-liter V-8 engine, exhaust, wheels, tires, brakes, front cradle, aluminum cross-car dashboard beam, aluminum suspension components, and last but not least, its all-new badge laid bare! You’ll note that all of these bits and pieces have been “teased” by Chevy over the […] 
 
 
High-Falutin’ Ford Mondeo Vignale Unveiled, Could It Preview MKZ–Cannibalizing Fusion Variant?  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
High-Falutin’ Ford Mondeo Vignale Unveiled, Could It Preview MKZ–Cannibalizing Fusion Variant?  Apr 20th, 2015 
To hear Ford describe the new, production-ready Vignale-spec Mondeo, the ultra-luxurious new version of the Ford Fusion’s European twin, is to hear it describe in detail . . . the Lincoln brand. To put the Vignale Mondeo in perspective, it’s a more nicely fettled model that offers a slightly more exclusive ownership experience and costs more but is otherwise the […] 
 
 
Buy This, Not That: Every Family Sedan Ranked from Worst to Best  Apr 20th, 2015 
 
 
 
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE Concept: VW’s Audi Fighter—Wait, What?  Apr 20th, 2015 
Volkswagen’s upmarket strategy lives on. VW calls this car a “design concept,” but we know that the C Coupe GTE concept, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, is a thinly disguised upscale “four-door coupe” that will come to market next year. At 199.7 inches long, 76.0 inches wide, and 56.9 inches tall, it will be […] 
 
 
Volvo’s Lounge Console Is the Ultimate in Chauffeured Pampering  Apr 20th, 2015 
Save for a single-cab pickup with a straight-up bench seat, a true three-seat vehicle is rare. There are basically the McLaren F1, Ferrari 365P, and, now, this Volvo XC90 concept. Yet since Volvo is owned by Chinese automaker Geely and the Shanghai auto show is positively dripping with money, you can expect this ultra-lavish SUV to reach production, deleted […] 
 
 
Elon Musk Nearly Sold Tesla to Google in 2013  Apr 20th, 2015 
Ashlee Vance’s upcoming book Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future seems like it could be a fascinating read. In an excerpt published by Bloomberg Business, we learn that in early 2013, when things were going decidedly not well for Elon Musk’s startup automaker, he arrived at a deal with Larry Page to […] 
 
 
Chinese-Market Buick Excelle GT Previews Next Verano  Apr 20th, 2015 
If it looks like a Buick Verano, smells like a Buick Verano, and walks like a Buick Verano, is it a Buick Verano? If we’re talking about the Chinese-market Buick Excelle sedan, the answer is probably yes. The current Excelle, the Verano, and the Opel Astra are all siblings under the skin, so the new […] 
 
 
In the Club: 533-Horsepower McLaren 540C Officially Unveiled  Apr 20th, 2015 
McLaren took the wraps off the second model in its Sports Series, the 540C (a.k.a. the 540 Club), at the Shanghai auto show this weekend. And the good news is that this most-affordable McLaren will be offered globally, so we should get it in the United States. (At the New York show, McLaren said it […] 
 
 
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