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Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio Enters Production Thanks to Saudi Investment

Can you afford a Maybach, but are turned off by the big ugly styling? Well Xenatec has the answer. Xenatec has unveiled the Cruiserio, which is essentially a coupe conversion of the Maybach 57S. AutoKingdom of Saudi Arabia has invested $93 million and together with Xenatec and Daimler the group hopes to produce 100 units. How much does the...

Ford Recalls Almost 15,000 2011 F-Series and Edge/MKX Crossovers

Ford is issuing a recall of 14,737 2011 F-Series pickups and Edge/MKX crossovers that were built during a 6-day production period. According to Ford, the supplier of the body control module manufactured modules that may have the potential for an internal short. If the module does short out overheating could occur and lead to a possible vehicle fire. Ford is going...

What Were the Top-10 Worst Handling Cars Tested in 2010?

We tend to always only focus on vehicles that handle flawlessly, but ever wonder what the worst handling vehicles that were tested in 2010 were? Thankfully Motor Trend has compiled a list of the 10 worst handling cars that they tested in 2010. 10. 2011 Honda CR-Z EX CVT/2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail Figure Eight: 29.0 sec @ 0.57 g (avg) Skidpad: 0.78/0.73 g...

Chrysler Town & Country to Regain Sales Crown

Chrysler has dominated the minivan segment since the first minivan rolled off the production line in the early 1980's, but the last two years Honda has had the best-selling minivan in the US with the Odyssey. It looks like that is about to change this year. With only one more day left in 2010 sales of the Chrysler Town &...

Chevy Cruze Hatchback Design Trademarked

GM showed off a near-production version of the upcoming Chevy Cruze hatchback at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and thankfully it looks like the production version is going to remain very close to what we saw in Paris. GM recently registered trademark filings with the European patent office, which reveals the actual shape and design of the five-door hatchback. The...

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Facelift Photos Leaked

Last week Mercedes unveiled the changes to the 2012 C-Class lineup, but not the much hotter C63 AMG version. The guys over at EvoCars have posted two photos of the revised 2012 C63. Although it looks like the exterior has been toned down a bit, we're more interested in what is underneath the hood. Mercedes hasn't officially announced what will...

2012 Ford Focus Gets Standard Brake-Based Torque Vectoring

All of you should know by now that Ford has an all-new Focus for the 2012 model year, which will be on sale in early 2011. Before the new Focus officially hits dealers, Ford has been releasing little tidbits of information. Ford has just announced that the Focus will feature standard torque vectoring control to increase vehicle stability. The torque...

Paris Hates SUVs…City Wants to Ban Them

Large gas guzzling SUVs have fallen out of fashion with buyers now downsizing to smaller and more efficient vehicles and it looks like Paris hates them as well. Paris is planning on implementing restrictions on gas-guzzling vehicles, which will likely include SUVs. Denis Baupin, an environmental official in the mayor's office recently stated that sport utility vehicles and old...

Dodge Journey Becomes a Fiat in Europe

The Dodge Journey is going to officially become a Fiat in Europe. According to Fiat sources, the current Dodge Journey is going to be replaced by a Fiat version of the Journey in Europe, which will be dubbed the Fiat Freemont. The Fiat Freemont is part of Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's to cut development costs. The Freemont will essentially be...

Porsche to Unveil a New Model Live from Detroit

The Detroit Auto Show is only a few weeks away and we're starting to get more information about what we can expect to see at the show. Porsche has announced that a new model will have its world debut at the show. Reports have also come out that Porsche is going to unveil something "spectacular" at the show and...

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