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2012 Jeep Wrangler to Finally Get Pentastar V6 and 5-Speed Auto Transmission

Chrysler is finally going to address some of the issues that owners and critics have had with the Jeep Wrangler. This summer Chrysler is set to replace the underpowered 3.8L V6 engine with Chrysler's new 3.6L Pentastar V6. In addition to the much needed new V6, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler will also get a new 5-speed automatic. Earlier this...

BMW Trademarks M2… BMW 2 Series on the Horizon?

Last week it was reported that the 2011 BMW 1 Series M will only live for one year due to a new 1 Series just around the corner. Well it's now being reported that BMW recently trademarked the M2 name, which has revived rumors that BMW is planning a 2 Series line. Late last year it was also reported...

VW May Build the Tiguan in North America

In an effort to lower costs and make it more competitive, VW wants to build the Tiguan crossover in North America. VW already builds the Jetta and the 2012 Passat in North America. WirtschaftsWoche magazine is reporting that a proposal for the Tiguan is soon going to be decided by the board. Currently the Tiguan is built Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant...

Tesla Model X Crossover to Debut by the End of the Year

Tesla is currently working on its third model after the roadster and upcoming Model S sedan. Tesla is currently planning to unveil a prototype of the Model X crossover by the end of the year according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing stated that Tesla is "designing the Model X to incorporate the functionality...

Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept Unveiled at Wörthersee with 500-HP

Audi has unveiled the A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept finally brings Audi's all-wheel-drive Quattro system to the tiny hatchback. Currently the Audi A1 is only offered in Europe with its power going to the front wheels. Audi is currently working on adding its all-wheel-drive system to the A1, but in the meantime we get a preview of what it could...

GM Cancels Plans for Plug-In Hybrid Based on the Cadillac SRX

According to sources, GM has canceled plans for a plug-in hybrid based on the current Cadillac SRX platform. The plans to build a plug-in hybrid based on the current Cadillac SRX have been shelved since the project was seen as not being financially viable. The project was never officially made public by GM, but the plug-in hybrid was expected to...

Fiat's Bravo Next Model Headed to the US, 500 Exceeding Sales Expectations

Fiat has officially relaunched in the US, with the introduction of the small 500. Fiat is currently working on its next model for the US-market, the successor to the Bravo. Although many critics predicted that the Fiat 500 would not succeed in the US, its early sales have exceeded expectations. The 500 cabriolet has just been released and Abarth...

Last Cadillac DTS Goes to Bulgari Vice Chairman

The last ever Cadillac DTS has rolled of the line at GM's Detroit-Hamtrack plant and the sedan has been bought by Nicola Bulgari, vice chairman of the Bulgari luxury goods. Bulgari, an avid car collector stated, "I like the DTS because it's a great sedan. It's the last of an era. I thought it would be wonderful to own the...

BMW 3 Series Production Ends this Fall with Next-Gen Coming in Spring 2012

BMW has announced that the current generation BMW 3 Series will end production this October. Production will end this fall, making way for the all-new 3 Series that is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2012. The all-new 3 Series will be built on a new modular platform, with overall proportions that are similar to the current...

Next-Gen 2014 Chevy Impala to Move Upmarket on Cadillac Platform

Details are slowly coming out about what we can expect from the next-generation Chevy Impala. GM recently announced that the next Impala will be built at GM's plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, alongside the 2013 Malibu and Chevy Volt. GM didn't release a timeframe of when we can expect the next Impala, but according to sources the 2014 Impala will...

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