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Jaguar is Considering a 3 Series Fighter

At the beginning of the last decade Jaguar released a small sedan that was dubbed the X-Type and was based off the same platform as the European Ford Mondeo. It was hardly a BMW 3 Series fighter, but Jaguar is starting to look at the segment again. Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar's new global brand director recently stated that Jaguar is mulling...

VIDEO: VW Teases New Beetle Super Bowl Commercial

VW has a new Beetle coming for the 2012 model year, VW hasn't officially unveiled the next-gen New Beetle, although we've seen lots of spy photos. On Sunday VW is going to air two commercials during the Super Bowl. One will be for the all-new 2012 Passat and the second will be a teaser for the New Beetle. The next-generation...

VW Takes Top Spot in 2010 Total Value Awards, Ford Beats Honda and Hyundai Sonata Gets Highest Score in History

Strategic Vision has released the results of its Total Value Index for 2010, which places VW as the leader, while Ford managed to rank higher than Honda for the first time. The other big news is that the Hyundai Sonata managed to get the highest Total Value Index score (860 points) of any other vehicle ever tested by Strategic...

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible Starts at $26,445

Chrysler has announced the pricing for the new 2011 200 Convertible. Like its sedan brother, the convertible gets a new exterior/interior, the Pentastar 3.6L V6 and a revised suspension. "The sky is the limit with the new Chrysler 200 Convertible, delivering customers stylish design with purpose and the most interior space in the segment, comfortably seating four adults and providing...

BMW Officially Announces the Return of Four-Cyl Engines in the U.S.

BMW has been talking about the return of four-cylinder powered models in the U.S. for a while and earlier this month, BMW unveiled the new turbocharged 2.0L in the X1. BMW is now releasing more details about the 2.0L four-cylinder that will be the first time BMW has sold a four-cylinder powered model in the US since 1999. The 2.0L...

Geneva 11' Preview: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 Official Photos

Here are the first official photos of the revised 2012 Mercedes-benz C63. The 2012 C63 will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The revised C63 gets new headlights and taillights with embedded LEDs. The front end gets a reworked grille and a new bumper and there are new alloy wheels. Under the hood Mercedes has decided...

Volvo to Cut Lineup Starting with the V50

In an effort to stop declining sales, Volvo is planning on cutting its current lineup to focus its energy on its best selling models. Volvo currently offers nine models, but Doug Speck, head of Volvo's operations in the U.S.recently stated, "Five or six is probably a good number. We have to focus on the key segments with significant volume...

Geneva 11' Preview: Volvo Announces V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo has announced that it will be unveiling the V60 Plug-in Hybrid "a virtually production-ready car" at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The V60 Plug-In Hybrid is the result of is the result of theclose cooperation with the Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall. The front wheels of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid are powered by a five-cylinder 2.4L D5 turbodiesel,...

Kia Set to Show off the Optima in "One Epic Ride" During the Super Bowl

Kia's all-new Optima is a giant leap forward from the previous generation and Kia wants the world to know it. There's no better opportunity than the Super Bowl to grab the world's attention. Kia is going to be featuring the new Optima in a 60-second spot during the first quarter of the game. The spot is titled "One Epic Ride"...

VW Super Bowl Ads to Show off New Passat and Tease the Next Beetle

The Super Bowl is almost here. Of course the Super Bowl is technically a football game, but almost half of the viewers tune in just to see the over the top commercials. Advertisers spend big on these commercials, which often includes the automakers. This year VW is going to air two different 30 second commercials during the game. The...

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