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A new, production-intent concept Jeep Grand Cherokee made its debut at the Houston Auto Show. Based on the Laredo X model, this Grand Cherokee has an aggressive, chrome and "blacked-out" look, and sports 20-inch tires, with one-of-a-kind black-gloss aluminum wheels. “Jeep enthusiasts have always appreciated limited-edition models and the ability to customize… Read More
Chevrolet's first global mid-size sedan is now being shipped to dealers across the country. The 2013 Malibu Eco will be sold in nearly 100 countries on six continents. The most fuel-efficient Malibu ever, the Eco model uses eAssist technology to get a GM-estimated 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. The gasoline-electric hybrid system combines start-stop technology… Read More
Pragmatically speaking, a car isn't much of an investment. Unless of course you own a rare vintage car. This past weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing was auctioned off for a record-setting $4.62 million. Only 29 of them were built. The final sale far exceeded expectations of a $3 milllion price tag. Photo courtesy of Gooding & Co.
Bootmobile Tour Kicks Off 1.20.2012
This boot is made for driving! To celebrate its 100th anniversary, L.L. Bean is taking to the road in the Bootmobile. A nod to the iconic product that started it all back in 1912 when Leon Leonwood Bean created the Maine Hunting Shoe, and the eponymous outdoor gear and apparel retailer. The newly unveiled Bootmobile remains true in likeness to the original … Read More
Volkswagen Releases Super Bowl Teaser 1.19.2012
Volkswagen scored big with its Super Bowl ad last year. Now the German automaker is apparently shifting gears from the dark side to the bark side. Volkswagen released this teaser video today. Building off its successful Star Wars-themed "The Force" campaign from 2011, the canine chorus barks the Imperial March. Look for Chewbacca, Ewoks and a Wookie... among others.
Edgy and minivan are not two words normally associated with one another. But Chrysler, the automaker that invented the minivan, is trying to change all that. In Detroit, Chrysler unveiled the 700 Concept, a swoopy-looking minivan that hints at a new design direction. Of course it's chock-full of cup holders and kid-friendly features, but its chrome accents and… Read More
In an effort to jump start sales, a roomier, wagon version of the Fiat 500 will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The 5-door model is designed specifically for the U.S. market. Sales of the 500 have been disappointing, with only 26,00 units sold, about half of what was expected. The Fiat 500 Wagon will hit showrooms in 2013. No photos of the new… Read More
A vehicle that will make a major difference in the lives of people with disabilites is on display at the North American International Auto Show. The MV-1, built by South Florida-based Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG), is the first mobility vehicle that was designed specifically for wheelchair accessibility. The MV-1 comes equipped with a deployable integrated… Read More
Up Close With the Dodge Dart 1.12.2012
It was one of the most highly anticipated reveals at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. Photos of the Dodge Dart leaked ahead of its big debut, but that didn't quell the buzz about the Dart's return. As you can see, it's a sporty compact sedan that we are told is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is sold in Europe. With an emphasis on fuel… Read More
2013 Cadillac ATS Unveiled in Detroit 1.09.2012
GM takes aim at the compact luxury segment with the new 2013 Cadillac ATS. Revealed on the eve of the North American International Auto Show, the ATS will take on rivals BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi with an American-style compact, sport luxury sedan. “ATS engineers built on the legacy of the acclaimed CTS-V Series and picked up the challenge of well-established… Read More