It seems like every carmaker is trying to get a piece of the rapidly growing car market in India. Renault-Nissan, Toyota and other automakers have all announced plans to release "cheap" cars for that market. Well now Honda has announced that the automaker is also planning on releasing an ultra-cheap car by 2009.
A Few More Spy Photos of the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe V6...This Time We Get to See it in Blue!
It seems like the new 2008 Honda Accord is popping up everywhere, even though it is still a few months away from the actual release date. Earlier today photos surfaced from Cape Cod of the new sedan, but now we have some more shots of the coupe.
Brad Pitt is Going to Star in the Remake of the 1960's Bullit Movie
Leave it to Hollywood to remake every cool movie possible. Hollywood is following the Detroit automakers with their retro Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers, with the remake for the popular 1960's movie Bullit.
Mercedes-Benz is Planning a BMW 1-Series Competitor That May be Built on a MINI Platform
It was reported earlier this week, that Mercedes-Benz was thinking about killing the current A-Class, but now there are rumors that Mercedes may be thinking about building a 1-Series and A3 competitor. Additionally the automaker may be in talks with BMW about using the current MINI platform for the upcoming car.
2009 BMW M3 Convertible Spy Photos...The M3 Version Will Also Get the Retractable Hardtop
Spy photographers caught the upcoming convertible version of the BMW M3 testing in Germany. The interesting fact about these photos is that the convertible has the same retractable hardtop as the regular 3-Series convertible. It had been rumored that BMW was going to use a lighter cloth top for the M3 version.
Land Rover May Build a Vehicle That is Smaller Than the New LR2/ Freelander
Land Rover may produce a new smaller vehicle in order to reduce its fleet average carbon-dioxide emissions. In order to improve their "green rating" Land Rover CEO Geoff Polites told the Financial Times that the automaker is working on improving their current drivetrains by reducing their weight and upgrading their engine management systems.
2008 Honda Odyssey Spy Photos...The Odyssey Gets a Grille Similar to the New Accord
Honda is giving its popular minivan a midlife facelift. The new 2008 Odyssey will feature a new grille that is similar to the one on the new 2008 Accord. The taillights also will receive a slight update.
Should We Be Able to Sue Automakers if We Don't Achieve Their Claimed Gas Mileage?
With the consistently rising gas prices many consumers have been flocking to hybrid powered vehicles, only to later find out that they do not achieve the same gas mileage as the window sticker states. This has been a major problem and will hopefully change with the new 2008 EPA changes.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Revealed...To Bad it Only Gets 2mpg More Than the Normal Version!
GM has unveiled the hybrid version of its upcoming 2008 Chevy Malibu sedan. The sedan will look exactly like the non-hybrid version and will be powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
2009 BMW X6 Spy Photos...We Finally Get A Glimpse of the Actual Styling of the SUV
Spy photographers have caught fresh photos of the 2009 BMW X6 during hot weather testing in California. The vehicle is heavily camouflaged, but thanks to the testers we're able to see the actual shape of the rear end.
Should Mazda Bring the New Mazda 2 Subcompact to the US to Compete with the Fit and Yaris?
Sales of subcompact cars like the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris have taken off this year, due to the ever increasing gas prices. Honda has already sold approximately 28,000 of the 54,000 Fits that are allotted for the US this year. Last year Honda only sold 23,000 of the little cars. Now Honda dealers can't keep up with the demand, but even with that evidence Mazda still remains skeptical about the market.
Fiat May Build an SUV and Wagon off of the New Fiat 500 Minicar
The Fiat 500 minicar has just been released and the automaker is already thinking about other variants of the car. It has already been confirmed that a cabriolet and an Abarth performance version will be released next year. Now according to Automotive News, Fiat may be thinking about a wagon and SUV version of the car.
2009 Audi Q5 SUV Spy Photos...I Think You Can See an SUV Underneath the Camo
Car Magazine has posted two new spy photos of the upcoming Audi Q5 SUV. But just like the recently spied new Audi A4, you can't see much. If you strain your eyes you can sort of make out the rear of the vehicle through the camouflage.
More Spy Photos of the 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R...The Interior has Been Exposed
A few weeks ago, spy photos of Nissan's new 2008 Skyline GT-R surfaced after the car appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Autocar has posted some spy photos of the interior that were also taken at the festival.
The New VW Diesel-Powered Jetta Will Get 60mpg on the Highway...Should VW Release a Diesel Rabbit?
It seems like diesels are constantly in the headlines now. Honda has been making headlines with its upcoming Accord diesel that will be out next year. Well VW is also planning a release of an eco-friendly gas-saving diesel next March.
2010 Porsche Panamera Spy Photos...The Supersedan is Almost Naked But Is It Ugly?
Porsche's new Panamera supersedan has been caught by spy photographers with very little camouflage. We can now see most of the new sedan that will compete with the Maserati Quattroporte, the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide.
More Spy Photos of the 2009 Dodge Challenger...This One is Silver
Another civilian has spotted the upcoming Dodge Challenger undergoing testing in Michigan. The prototype seen here doesn't provide us any better views than the photos that surfaced a few weeks ago. The only difference here is that we get to see what it looks like in silver.
Honda is Going to Release a V6 Diesel in the US by 2010...The Odyssey, Ridgeline and Pilot Will All Get this Engine
Honda remains committed to being one of the most fuel efficient automakers. According to recent reports by Japan's Nikkei, Honda is planning on releasing its first V6 diesel engine in the US by 2010. Honda has already announced plans for a diesel powered Accord for 2009, but now the automaker is also working on a diesel engine for its larger models.
Anyone who has ever been to Times Square can attest to the fact that it is significantly overcrowded due to all the cars and pedestrians. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to hire Jan Gehl, a Danish urban planning consultant and architect to figure out ways to reduce the amount of traffic in and around Times Square.
The Honda CRX is Finally Going to Return by 2011 as a Hybrid
The return of the much loved Honda CRX has been rumored for years. Earlier this year rumors circulated that Honda is working on a new CRX that will be based on the Fit platform. Now according to Winding Road, the next CRX is going to be a hybrid.
2009 Lincoln MKS Sedan Will Debut Ford's TwinForce Engine Technology...The New Sedan Will Put Out 415HP
Two weeks ago Ford announced that the automaker is going to develop engines with twin turbochargers that will improve power and fuel economy (TwinForce). The first car to feature the new technology will be the 2009 Lincoln MKS sedan.
The Electric-Powered MINI Cooper Has Started Production and It Has Lithium-Ion Batteries
Hybrid Technologies has started production on the all-lithium electric MINI Cooper. The electric version of the popular MINI has been in development for the past two years. This version of the MINI uses Hybrid Tech's own proprietary advanced lithium management and battery-balancing system to propel the car.
Obama Buys a Hybrid... Is it Purely a Political Move?
Recently US Presidential candidate Barack Obama was criticized for lecturing automakers about their gas-guzzling vehicles. At the same time he owned a Hemi-powered Chrysler 300C, which to some people seemed a little hypocritical.
2008 Scion xD Starts at $14,550...Is it Better than the Old xA or the new xB?
Scion has announced the pricing for the all-new 2008 Scion xD, which is going to replace the xA in Scion's lineup. The new model will start at $14,550 with a manual transmission and a $15,350 for one with an automatic (plus $620 for destination fees).
Ford's Mustang isn't usually on the top of the list of most eco-friendly vehicles, but it may move a little higher in 2008. Ford is going to be the first automaker to use soy based foam in the 2008 Ford Mustang's seats.
Subaru Kills the Legacy Wagon and Outback Sedan for 2008
For the next model year Subaru has decided to simplify its lineup, which means the end of the line for the slow selling Legacy Wagon and Outback Sedan. Going forward there will only be Legacy sedans and Outback wagons.
Transformers Prequel Will be Included with the DVD Release
It is very obvious that there will be a Transformers 2 movie. The film has brought in over $222,000,000 in less than two weeks and add another $100,000,000 for the international box office. Before the sequel is released a prequel is planned for the Transformers DVD.
Spy Photos of Hyundai's New Rear-Wheel-Drive Coupe...Hyundai Moves Up Market
Hyundai's upcoming rear-wheel-drive coupe has been caught testing in Korea. Hyundai has many new vehicles in the works including the new rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and this upcoming coupe. These two vehicles alone will move Hyundai into new segments that the automaker has never been in before.
GM Buys 50% Stake in Italian Diesel Engine Maker...More GM Diesels are Coming
GM, Honda and VW and many other automakers have been discussing the futures of diesels in the US a lot lately. Last week GM's Bob Lutz went on camera to discuss the future of GM diesels. He stated that the first diesels will be under the hoods of Cadillacs and Saturns. Well now the automaker has decided to expand its diesel capacity by buying a 50 percent stake in VM Motori S.p.A, an Italian diesel maker.
2009 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe Takes Shape...Is This the Ultimate X5?
BMW's new X6 SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) has been caught several times during hot weather testing. The latest spy photos gave us a better glimpse at its distinctly slopping roofline, similar to the Mercedes CLS that gives it the "Coupe" label. CarMagazine has posted a few new photo renderings of what they believe BMW's newest 4x4 will look like when it debuts at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September.
Chrysler Has Decided to Kill Production Plans for the Imperial Sedan...Finally!
According to the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler has nixed plans for the large Imperial sedan. The main reason the plans were scrapped are because of the pending legislation in the U.S. Congress that will increase fuel-efficiency standards. The Chrysler Imperial would have been the largest and heaviest car in Chrysler's lineup.
2008 Subaru Impreza Will start at $16,995 and the WRX at $24,350...Both are Cheaper than the 07's
The pricing for the 2008 Subaru Impreza has been leaked on the web courtesy of a dealer. The base 2008 Impreza with the 2.5L boxer-four will retail for $16,995, which is $1,000 less expensive than the 2007 model. The WRX model will start at $24,350 which is $645 less than the old model.
2009 Audi A4 Photo Rendering...Is this What the Next A4 Will Look Like?
The all-new 2009 Audi A4 is set to be unveiled at this September's Frankfurt Auto Show with sales starting early next year. This latest artist rendering of the new A4 draws many styling cues from the new A5.
Toyota is Going to Unveil the new 2009 Corolla, HD Tundra and FJ Cruiser Convertible at The 2007 SEMA Show
This year's SEMA show is still a little more than three months away, but word has already broke that Toyota is going to unveil three new models at the show. The aging Corolla is finally going to be redesigned, an HD Tundra Concept that will be used to gauge interest in a Heavy-Duty Tundra and an FJ Cruiser with a removable hardtop will debut.
Spy Photos of Volkswagen's new Four-Door Coupe or is it a New Phaeton Coupe?
Winding Road has posted a few spy photos of what looks like to be a new coupe from VW. According to the spy photographers, the car pictured here is a prototype of a new VW Phaeton coupe. VW is already given the go ahead for a new Phaeton in 2010 even though the first generation failed to attract many buyers.
2010 Saturn Aura/ Next Generation Opel Vectra Spy Photos
Most people already know that the Saturn Aura and the Opel Vectra are similar vehicles that are sold on different sides of the Atlantic. A common misconception is that the two sedans are based on the same platform. This will change with the next generation as both sedans will be virtually identical.
The Next-Generation Honda Fit will Debut this Fall
The Honda Fit/ Jazz subcompact has been a hit for Honda. The automaker just announced that the Honda has sold 2 million units of the current model, which came out in 2001. Honda CEO Takeo Fukui has confirmed that the next generation Fit/Jazz will be unveiled this fall. Sales of the new car will start in Japan this fall and in the U.S. soon after.
Is Volkswagen Considering Pulling Out of The U.S. Market?
For the past three years, Volkswagen's U.S. operations have lost $1 billion annually. VW has always been up and down in the US market. Before the Beetle was reintroduced 10 years ago, VW was in a similar crisis. Well now the company is having issues again as sales last year slid to 235,000 down from 338,000 in 2002.
2009 Volkswagen Scirocco Spy Photos...The New VW Has Been Caught in the U.S.!
Volkswagen still remains uncertain about the fate of the new Scirocco in the U.S. First VW's U.S. operations stated that they did not want the car to come here because it would compete with the GTI. Shortly after, VW reported that no decision had been made about the fate of the car. Now there are spy photos of the car testing in California, which adds even more mystery to the situation.
2008 Cadillac CTS Pricing Leaked...It Starts at $32,245
Just like the 2008 Subaru Impreza a few days ago, the pricing for the new 2008 Cadillac CTS has been leaked. The new CTS will start at $32,245 for the base 3.6L V6 model with a manual transmission. The 3.6L VVT model with 300 horsepower and standard automatic transmission will start at $34,545.
2008 Jeep Liberty SUV Will Start at $20,990...Is it Uglier than the Old One?
Jeep has announced the pricing for its all new 2008 Liberty SUV. In general the new Liberty is about $1,000 cheaper than the outgoing model. A base Jeep Liberty 4x2 will start at $20,990 when it goes on sale this summer, which is $1,270 less than the 2007 model. The base 4x4 model will start at $22,600 and the Limited model will start at $25,175 for the 4x2 model. The 4x4 Liberty Limited is going to start at $26,785.
Chinese Built Volkswagens Are on Their Way to the U.S...Hopefully Their Quality Won't Suffer
Chrysler and Chinese automaker Chery have already announced plans to build a future small car and now Volkswagen is forming a similar relationship. VW and Shanghai Auto are going to work together to produce a car that will be aimed at the global market. The car will initially be sold in China and then in the U.S.
2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Unveiled...The Faster and Lighter F430 will Have 510HP
Ferrari has unveiled the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia before its official unveiling this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This lightweight version of Ferrari's F430 lineup weighs 100kg less than the F430.
BMW May Outsource the Production of the Upcoming MINI Colorado SUV to Magna
There are rumors that the next version of the popular MINI will be an SUV. This fall MINI is going to release a third version of the MINI called the Clubman, which is essentially a stretched MINI. BMW is considering other models of the small car, such as the MINI SUV that could be named the Colorado.
2008 Mazda 6 Spy Photos...Does it Look Better than the New Accord?
Brenda Priddy & Co. have managed to snap several shots of the upcoming Mazda flagship sedan. We've seen several photos of the car, but this is the first time that we can see the full shape. The new 2008 Mazda 6 is bigger than the outgoing version and will also have more power from a new V6.
More 2009 BMW X6 Spy Photos...This is the Best View Yet!
Spy photos of the upcoming BMW x6 SUV/ Coupe crossover have been circulating the internet for weeks. Unfortunately those photos did not reveal much about the overall styling of the SUV. Well now Brenda Priddy & Co finally managed to catch the X6 with very little camouflage, which gives us a real glimpse of the rear hatch.
Honda Delays the Next Generation Acura NSX to 2011?!
It seems like the head guys over at Honda can't make up their minds about the next Acura NSX. The automaker released the Advanced Sports Car Concept earlier this year that was supposed to give us a glimpse of the new supercar. Well shortly after it was revealed Honda decided to go back to the drawing board because the overall design did not get the response that they were looking for. It was still rumored that we would see an actual new Acura NSX at this fall's Tokyo Motor Show. Well now it looks like that isn't going to happen either.
GM Sold More Vehicles Than Toyota Last Quarter...Is GM Making a Comeback?
Toyota for the first time ever outsold GM worldwide in the first quarter of this year. So far this year Toyota is still outselling GM, but only by 46,000 units. In addition GM even outsold Toyota last quarter (April-June). Could GM win back its title of number 1 automaker this year?
Porsche and Volkswagen have teamed up to develop a new hybrid powertrain that will be available as an option in the next-generation Porsche Cayenne SUV and the upcoming Porsche Panamera four-door coupe.
2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 Official Specs Leaked...It WIll Only Have 280HP
A forum member on Caliberforums.com came across a 2008 model guide while visiting a local Dodge dealer in which he found the full specs for the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4. Even though it was originally rumored that the SRT-4 version of the Caliber was going to have 300 horsepower, the final version will have to make due with 280HP.
2009 Lincoln MKS Spy Photos...It Looks Like the Twin-Turbo TwinForce V6 Won't Be Standard
Spy photos of Lincoln's upcoming MKS sedan have been circulating for months. Recently we got our first glimpse of the interior of the upcoming sedan. Now KGP spy photographers have caught some photos of a prototype with its engine exposed. Unfortunately from these photos it looks like the standard engine will be the 3.5L V6 that is in the Ford Taurus, Edge and Lincoln MKZ and not the new TwinForce V6.
2008 Honda Civic Si Mugen Will Make it to the U.S. this October...Is it the Ultimate Civic?
The Honda Civic is one of the best selling small cars in the U.S. This year for the first time ever Honda applied the Si label to the sedan model (Previously the Si label was only applied to coupes and hatchbacks). This fall Honda is going to move the performance of the sedan up another notch. A higher-performance version of the Si, called the Mugen edition will be offered starting this fall.
Next-Generation 2008 Honda Fit Will be Wider and Longer than the Current Version
Rumors about the next-generation 2008 Honda Fit have been increasing in the last few weeks. Last week Honda announced that the next Honda Fit will debut in Japan this October. Now Winding Road has posted news about a scoop that they received regarding the styling and size of the new car.
More Spy Photos of the 2010 Porsche Panamera...We Get a Closer Look at the Rear End...Still Ugly?
Spy photographers have caught more photos of the upcoming 2010 Porsche Panamera sedan. Previous spy photos had a significant amount of camouflage on the rear end, now a prototype has been caught without the huge camouflage. These photos reveal that the rear spoiler on the Panamera will be a pop-up spoiler.
Spy Photos of the High-Performance BMW X5 M...This Version Could Have a V12 with 438HP
Spy photographers have caught what looks to be a higher performance version of BMW's X5 SUV. Currently the X5 only has two engine options, a 3.0L 6-cylinder with 272 hp and a 4.8L V8 with 355 hp. From these photos it is apparent that BMW is working on an even more powerful version that will liked be called an M model.
More Spy Photos of the 2009 Mercedes GLK SUV Caught on US Soil
Brenda Priddy and team have caught more photos of the upcoming 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV. The GLK will share many components with the new C-Class that comes out next month in the U.S. It will be powered by a 3.5L V6 and will use Mercedes 4Matic AWD as standard. The SUV will also have the 7G-Tronic TouchShift automatic transmission.
Official Sketches of the 2010 Audi A1 Leaked... It's Audi's Answer to the MINI
Apparently CAR Online has received official sketches of Audi's new A1. With the success of the MINI line, Audi is working on a new small car to compete with the MINI and the BMW 1-Series. Unlike the photo renderings that we usually see of upcoming cars that only speculate on what the final product will look like, these photos are the real thing!
Breaking News! Chrysler Announces Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on All Their New Vehicles!
Chrysler has stomped on the 10yr warranties that are currently being offered by some automakers by offering an industry first lifetime warranty. The warranty applies to every new car and truck that Chrysler sells (remaining 2007 models and all 2008 models). The warranty which goes in effect today will cover the entire powertrain including the engine, transmission/ transaxle, drive shafts and axles.
The Next-Generation Mercedes B-Class is Coming to the U.S.
There has been speculation that Mercedes-Benz is considering bringing the Mercedes-Benz B-Class to the U.S. Well now the automaker has confirmed that the next-generation of the small car will make it here.
Ford Surprises Everyone by Posting a $750 Million Profit Last Quarter
Ford has surprised the industry by posting a net profit of $750 million for the second quarter of 2007. After seven straight quarters of being in the red, Ford has managed to come back. Well don't get excited because it wasn't from actual car sales in North America, sales dropped 9 percent last quarter.
2009 Audi Q5 Spy Photos...The Upcoming SUV is Nearly Undisguised
Audi's answer to the BMW X3 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLK is the Q5 SUV. We've seen spy photos of the SUV before, but this is the first time we are seeing it this naked. This SUV is built on the same MLP (Modular Long Platform) as the A5 and upcoming A4 sedan.
What are the 20 Most Dangerous Vehicles For Sale Today? Hopefully You Don't Have One!
Forbes has put together a list of the top 20 most dangerous vehicles on the road. The Buick Rendevous SUV/ Minivan topped their list as possibly the worst car to buy right now in terms of safety. Compared to other minivans the Rendevous is up to three times more likely to cause a fatality.
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Spy Photos...Mitsubishi Takes on the WRX
Brenda Priddy's crew has managed to catch some spy photos of a very special Mitsubishi Lancer. This prototype is different than the upcoming EVO since it doesn't have the same flared fenders and spoiler as the EVO version. This version does have 18 inch wheels, an intercooler for the turbo and dual exhaust pipes.
Cadillac is Going to Stop Making the STS and DTS to Improve its Image and to Go After BMW
Cadillac hopes to rejuvenate its lineup by killing off its large slow selling STS and DTS sedans. For years Cadillac has had an image of a producer of large luxury barges, for example the Escalade XL SUV. The automaker hopes to change that image by discontinuing its largest sedans and introducing a new small RWD sedan.
Toyota Lowers the Price of the 2008 Prius by $1,225...Is it Due to Less Consumer Interest?
Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2008 Toyota Prius, which now has a lower starting price than the 2007 model. This is due to the introduction of a new standard model that will start at $20,950.
Spy Photos of The Next 2009 Acura TSX or is it the Next TL?
Spy photographers have caught a new Acura sedan testing in the California desert. It is obvious that the sedan in the pictures is a new Acura sedan (front grille), but it is unclear which sedan it actually is.
2009 Lexus RX350 Spy Photos...The Popular SUV Will Not Get Radical Changes
Lexus' best-selling SUV is due for a redesign for the 2009 model year. Spy photographers have caught a test mule of the SUV that looks pretty much the same as the current generation. Upon closer examination it is apparent that this is not the current version of the RX350.
Alfa Romeo Will Return to the U.S. in 2008 with the 8C Competizione!
Alfa Romeo has been out of the US market since 1995, but next year the automaker will finally return! The first car to be sold here will be the 8C Competizione. Alfa Romeo is only making 500 of the 8c, with less than 100 dedicated to the US.