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Daihatsu Copen

Daihatsu Copen Sports Car Revealed In All Its (Tiny) Glory

Japan's strict kei car regulations, designed to get around some of the country's inherent automotive issues--lack of space, lack of parking, expensive gas--typically breed small, upright boxes where space is maximized and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ALSO SEE: #GiveAShift: The 7 Best... read more

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Volkswagen Amarok Power concept

Volkswagen Amarok Power Concept Set To Rock Wörthersee With 5,000-Watt Audio

The Volkswagen Amarok is a compact pickup truck U.S. buyers can only admire from afar, and a new concept unveiled for the 2014 Wörthersee Tour has made this piece of... read more May 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy Revealed Ahead Of 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Back in 2011, French automaker Renault set the front-wheel-drive lap record at the Nürburgring with its Megane RS 265 Trophy, which lapped the notorious German circuit... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
Honda S660 Concept at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Mid-Engine Honda S660 To Enter Production In 2015: Tiny Forbidden Fruit

Rejoice or mourn, depending on your take: the mid-engine Honda S660 sports car will be built, according to a new report. But it probably won't be heading to the U.S. With the... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Lexus LX 570 Supercharger

Supercharged Lexus LX 570 Launched In The Middle East

Buyers looking for performance-oriented SUVs don't usually go to Lexus showrooms, but a new model could change that. According to Middle Eastern website Qabaq (via World Car... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design

2015 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design: Forbidden Fruit

Volvo’s first plug-in hybrid model in the U.S. will be based on its next-generation XC90 SUV and is still more than a year away from reaching showrooms, but overseas... read more April 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD

VW Golf GTD U.S. Sales In Jeopardy: Report

With hot-hatchback performance and diesel fuel economy, the Volkswagen Golf GTD seems to offer the best of both worlds. Yet U.S. drivers may not get the chance to find out... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 Bitter Adam - Image via Motor Talk

Bitter Not Dead, Rolls Out New Model Based On Opel Adam

Germany’s Bitter, still headed by founder Erich Bitter, has rolled out its latest model, the Bitter Adam based on the Opel Adam minicar. For those unfamiliar with... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec) spy shots

2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-Spec) Spy Shots

Now that the Volkswagen Group’s latest modular platform, the MQB, is out in the open, having already appeared in the new 2015 Audi A3, 2015 Volkswagen Golf and recently... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake spy shots

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake Spy Shots

There's a shooting brake version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class in the works, and we now know it will have an AMG version. Sadly, both are almost certainly going to take up... read more March 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Falcon spy shots - Image via James Stanford, Carsguide

2015 Ford Falcon Spy Shots

Ford’s final Falcon has been spotted testing in Australia ahead of its market launch in November. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:] has confirmed it is ending production in... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
Honda Civic Type R Concept - 2014 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Honda Fans Start Civic Type R Petition For U.S. Sales, But Don't Get Your Hopes Up

The last bona-fide Type R model sold by Honda in the U.S. was the sprightly Integra Type R, sold under the Acura brand in the late 1990s. Many Type Rs have come and gone... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
MTM Amarok V8 Passion

VW Amarok Pickup Gets Tuner Treatment, Turns Into Something America Would Love

Yes, Volkswagen really does build a pickup—unbeknownst to those here in the largest pickup market in the world. And when you put a fuel-efficient but burly turbo-diesel... read more March 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 SEAT Leon Cupra

2014 SEAT Leon Cupra Sets Nürburgring Record For FWD Cars: Video

The Volkswagen Group’s Spanish unit SEAT can now lay claim to the Nürburgring lap record for front-wheel-drive production cars, with its 2014 Leon Cupra hot hatch... read more March 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme

Opel Astra OPC Extreme Road-Going Racer: Live Photos And Video From Geneva

In 2002 Opel revealed a wild concept based on its Astra that essentially packed all the best bits from various racing versions of the popular compact into a single package... read more March 4, 2014 by 


 
Land Rover Defender Black Pack and Silver Pack

Land Rover Defender Black & Silver Specials Set For Geneva Motor Show

Most cars have a lifecycle of six to eight years, with a facelift half way through the model cycle helping keep them fresh in the face of new competition. Some, however... read more February 19, 2014 by 


 
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