Infiniti G37 Coupe is Going to Get All-Wheel-Drive to Compete with BMW and Audi
BMW has just announced the 335i is going to get all-wheel-drive, which actually makes it faster than the rear-wheel-drive version. Infiniti is likely to make AWD optional on the new G37 coupe to keep it competitive with the 3-Series coupes and the upcoming Audi A5/S5.
It seems that the Lincoln Mark LT luxury pickup has failed to meet sales targets. The Lincoln version of the Ford F-150 was launched for the 2006 model year, but as failed to find a following. The latest reports state that the truck will be discontinued after the 2008 model year.
Is it the End of the Line for Mercury? Should Ford Turn Off Mercury's Life Support?
For years there has been speculation that Ford may eventually kill off Mercury due to weak sales. The current Mercury lineup is aging and there seems to be little new projects in the works. Could this mean that Ford is finally letting Mercury die a slow death?
Volkswagen Sets 10 Year Goal to Catch up to Toyota
VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has made a pledge to close the gap between Toyota and VW. The automaker has set a goal of ten years to catch up to Toyota in terms of productivity and profit. Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking also backs the plan. Wiedeking sees Toyota as the benchmark.
2008 Audi RS6 Avant Revealed...580 Horsepower in a Sweet Family Mobile!
Audi has finally released the full details on the high-performance version of the Audi A6 Avant, the RS6 Avant. The wagon is going to be powered by a V10 engine with FSI direct injection and twin turbochargers that puts out 580 horsepower and 480 lb-ft. of torque.
New BMW M3 CSL Caught Testing in Germany?...It's the Ultimate M3
Spy photographers have caught what appears to be a CSL version of the upcoming BMW M3. It is uncertain if this is actually an M3 CSL, but the rear trunklid spoiler and wider track obviously lead us to believe that this is indeed a CSL version.
Can Honda Finally Build a Hybrid That Will Steal Potential Prius Buyers from Toyota?
Honda was the first automaker to launch a hybrid powered vehicle in the US with the Insight in 1999. Even though Honda managed to beat the Toyota Prius to market, the automaker has continued to lose market share in the hybrid segment.
2008 Lamborghini Reventon Unveiled...It's a One-Million Euro Supercar!
Lamborghini has unveiled the Reventon supercar, which is based on the Murcielago LP640 that costs a cheap one-million euros. The car is going to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow.
BMW X6 Crossover Unveiled in Frankfurt...Will Design Over Function Work?
Today BMW unveiled the new X6 Concept, which is supposed to be very close to what we will actually see in showrooms. The X6 crossover is an exercise in design over function, which is apparent with the raked roof that plunges downward after the B pillar. This significantly compromises rear seat room and the luggage capacity of the X6. BMW is betting that X6 buyers will be willing to give up that extra space for additional style over its X5 crossover.
Honda Accord Tourer Concept Unveiled...It May Hint At the Next Acura TSX?
Honda has unveiled the Accord Tourer Concept that is supposed to give a hint of the styling direction of the next Accord and Accord Tourer (UK) that will debut next year. More importantly this concept could also provide hints of what the next Acura TSX is going to look like in the US, since the TSX is essentially the same as the UK Accord.
Chevrolet unveiled the 5-door Chevy Aveo today for the European market. It's basically the same Aveo 5-door that we get in the US, but with a new front end that is very similar to the new Malibu sedan, although it is so not cute.
BMW's upcoming 1-Series is one of the more anticipated models that will be going on sale early next year. BMW has already released the full specs on the two initial models that we will receive here, the 128i and the hot 135i. The one thing the automaker hasn't spoken about is the pricing.
All-New Ford Kuga Unveiled...Another Good Looking Ford that We Wont Get Here
Yesterday Ford unveiled their newest CUV for the European market, the Kuga. The great looking CUV follows Ford's new "kinetic" design theme. The Kuga also draws inspiration from the Iosis X Concept CUV that was shown last year.
Spy Photos of Honda's New "Global Hybrid"...Can it Take on the Prius?
It is widely known that Honda who first brought the "hybrid" to the US has failed to win over as many hearts as the Toyota Prius. Sales of the Toyota Prius have far outsold Honda's current hybrid lineup. Well Honda hopes to change that in 2010.
Saturn Vue Plug-In Hybrid Could be on the Market in 2009
GM has been talking about their Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid for sometime, but the first plug-in from GM could be a Saturn Vue. According to Jill Lajdziak, brand general manager, the Vue will be the automaker's first plug-in hybrid and will be capable of traveling 10 miles on a single charge.
Hyundai Genesis Interior Spy Photos...Will it Win Over Luxury Car Buyers?
Spy photos of Hyundai's new 380 horsepower flagship sedan, the Genesis have been circulating for months. Now we have the first photos of the interior of the RWD car that Hyundai hopes will move the automaker up market.
Volkswagen Wants to Sell 1 Million Cars in the US by 2018
VW has vowed to close the large gap between itself and Toyota within the next ten years. Part of this new plan is to increase sales to 1 million units in the US by 2018. The automaker hopes to reach this lofty goal by focusing on four core vehicles.
Production Version of the Toyota IQ Will Show up in January 2009
Last week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Toyota unveiled the world's smallest four-seater car. The car measures less than 3 meters in length and is 425mm shorter than the Aygo and 770mm shorter than the Toyota Yaris.
Wow! Nissan Offers $1,500 Cash Back on Altima Hybrid...Not Meeting Expectations?
As I was fishing the internet this morning I came across this banner that is advertising $1,500 cash back on the new 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid. I was shocked and immediately thought it was a mistake, but after a visit to Nissan's website the deal is confirmed.
Cadillac Confirms the Death of the STS and DTS Sedans
Earlier this year there was speculation that Cadillac is going to eventually drop the slow selling STS and DTS sedans in favor of one premium sedan. Well it has been confirmed by Cadillac officials that both sedans will die after there current product cycles.
All-New 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser is Officially Unveiled
Toyota has finally officially unveiled the all-new 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser today, although we've already seen many leaked photos of the SUV. The new SUV is being unveiled before its live unveiling at the Australian International Motor Show next month.
2008 Honda Civic Mugen RR Sells Out in 10 Minutes!...The 240 HP Civic's Are All Sold!
The Honda Civic Mugen RR which is based on the JDM Civic Type R in Japan has a limited production of 300 units. On September 14th at 9am in Japan, the car went on sale. 10 minutes later 300 reservations had been received, which meant the limited edition car was sold out.
2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt Spy Photos...It's Packing 312 Horsepower
Spy photos of the upcoming Ford Mustang Bullitt have showed up on the internet. This time around the Bullitt version of the popular Ford Mustang will do without any spoilers or hood scoops. Instead it will remain simple and pack more muscle than the Mustang GT.
2008 Honda Odyssey Unveiled with a Very Accord-like Grille
Honda has released the details and photos of the refreshed 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan. While other automakers (GM and Ford) continue to move out of this segment, other automakers (Honda, Chrysler and Toyota) continue to remain intent on it.
The All-New Nissan GT-R is Going to Show up in Gran Turismo 5
The production version of the Nissan GT-R is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show. Sony is going to going to release a demo version of the next Gran Turismo game to coincide with the unveiling.
More Photos and Official Specs of the All-New 2009 Honda Fit
Well just a few days ago photos of the all-new Honda Fit (Jazz) leaked onto the web. Now we have some more official photos of the car and product specs of the car that is set to be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show.
Audi Delays the Launch of New Crossovers Until 2009
It looks like we will not see the new Audi Q5 crossover in showrooms until sometime in 2009 at the earliest. Management wants to delay the model until some time in 2009 so that it can be labeled a 2010 model.
2008 Mitsubishi EVO X Unveiled with 295 Horsepower
The official unveiling of the all-new Mitsubishi EVO X is right around the corner. This means that the first photos of the car are finally showing up on the internet. Some of the larger automotive publications have already posted their initial reviews of the awesome car.
Bentley's sales have continued to be strong over the past few years thanks to models like the Continental GT Coupe. Although the automaker has successfully managed to outsell Maybach and Rolls Royce it is looking towards the future.
We all should remember the Ford Escort that was very popular in the 1980's. The "World Car" actually saved Ford in its early days, but as the 90's set in it quickly became unpopular and died by the new millennium.
2009 Toyota Matrix Gets Ready for Halloween a Month Early
Toyota recently announced that the automaker is going to unveil the all-new 2009 versions of the Corolla and Matrix at the SEMA show next month. Today, Toyota unveiled a teaser photo of the next Matrix dressed in a ghost costume.
BMW Wants to Sell 2 Million Vehicles a Year by 2020 by Adding a Fourth Brand
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer has revealed a few of BMW's plans for th next ten plus years. The automaker has set a five year goal of selling 1.8 million vehicles per year by 2012 and 2 million vehicles by 2020.
2008 BMW 1-Series Convertible Officially Unveiled...Hits Dealers in Spring 2008
This summer BMW officially unveiled the all-new BMW 1-Series Coupe that we are going to get here in the US in Spring of 2008. Now BMW has unveiled the convertible version of the coupe that will be on sale at the same time as the coupe.