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Pickup trucks from around the world: Stuff YOU can’t get

Pickup trucks from around the world: Stuff YOU can’t get

The United States is deservedly recognized as the pickup truck capital of the world, with the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado the top selling models on the U.S. market while pickups in the rest of the world are niche players. But that doesn’t mean the open bed haulers aren’t, well, interesting. Mahindra Imperio: Back in […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
#PinkBeetle is VW’s girly-girl car for social media savants

#PinkBeetle is VW’s girly-girl car for social media savants

#PinkBeetle—that’s right, hashtag-Pink-Beetle as its name—is a real thing. Or at least it will be when it goes on sale this fall. Volkswagen claims the Beetle #PinkBeetle will be the first car with the pound sign as part of its name, and we certainly don’t doubt it. Thanks to the hashtag, says Volkswagen, the #PinkBeetle […]

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
How capitalism bests socialism: the Volkswagen GTI meets the Trabant

How capitalism bests socialism: the Volkswagen GTI meets the Trabant

What, one might ask, does the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI, the archetypical hot hatch and everyman’s sport compact from capitalist West Germany, have to do with the Trabant, the notorious automotive artifact of the dismal socialist economy of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik? Not much…and yet, everything. For those not familiar with the odd little Trabant, […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hertz reprises Shelby Mustang rentals with 2016 GT-H, but reserve yours now

Hertz reprises Shelby Mustang rentals with 2016 GT-H, but reserve yours now

Black with gold on Mustang is back at Hertz. The car rental company has announced that it will be leasing the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, reprising the Shelby Mustangs that Hertz rented out in 1966 as the Shelby GT350-H, and again in 2006 as a 40th anniversary celebration of the original Beginning TK, muscle […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai  is preparing fuel efficient and environmentally friendly fraternal triplets, all named Ioniq, to take on the Toyota Prius and similar competitors in the United States. Introduced at the New York International Automobile Show, the three vehicles are nearly identical in exterior design, but each carries its own fuel-efficient powertrain. The standard […]

March 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R debuts as a good thing

NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R debuts as a good thing

If you made 565 horsepower, had a drag coefficient of .26, and a circle-and-bar logo on your rear end, what would you be? You’d be the new 2017 Nissan GT-R, making its debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. And that would be a good thing. The 2017 Nissan GT-R is the latest […]

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept shows when it comes to size…it matters

NYIAS: 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept shows when it comes to size…it matters

The world belongs to crossovers—and SUVs—but if the scale weren’t so apparent, the 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept—making its debut at the New York International Auto Show—would be a crossover. But the Navigator Concept  is huge, just like the current Navigator, and really as big as a full-size SUV should be. But the Navigator Concept, instead […]

March 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime — Plugging into the future

NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime — Plugging into the future

  How do you top the popularity of the Toyota Prius? By creating the Prius Prime, the most technologically advanced Prius in the vehicle’s history, according to Toyota. At an estimated 120 MPGe, the Prius Prime now tops all other PHEVs on the market today. The Prius Prime even beats the previous Prius PHEV for […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: Mazda unveils all-new MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback

NYIAS: Mazda unveils all-new MX-5 RF Retractable Fastback

Mazda surprised the New York International Auto Show with taking the wraps off of an all new version of the iconic MX5 sports car, one that adds new style to the brand. The MX-5 RF (for Retractable Fastback) offers a fully automatic retractable targa-like roof that disappears under a hard clam-shell cover into the trunk […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Acura NSX GT3 — Let’s go racing…again!

NYIAS: 2017 Acura NSX GT3 — Let’s go racing…again!

It appears that the Acura brand has had a major infusion of life recently, fueled by the all-new NSX supercar. To prove that Acura is all about precision performance, the NSX GT3 racecar made its official debut at the New York International Auto Show this week. For those not familiar with racing outside of NASCAR, […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
NYIAS: 2017 Acura MDX World Debut — Precision Crafted Performance

NYIAS: 2017 Acura MDX World Debut — Precision Crafted Performance

It’s hard to believe that Acura, the luxury division of Honda, came into existence 30 years ago. We remember the Acura Legend, and back then questioned the logic behind this. Would people really pay more for a tarted-up Honda? The answer was yes, and Acura is responsible for all the second-channel divisions from the Japanese […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
More 2016 Chicago Auto Show Hotties; Trucks beauty and brute

More 2016 Chicago Auto Show Hotties; Trucks beauty and brute

Chicago may not seem to be a truck-centric town; however when it came to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, trucks were everywhere. Auto shows in general are the show cases of the auto industry. Walking (and we walked a lot, over six miles each day) through the cars, trucks, SUVs, CUVs and concept vehicles scattered […]

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
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