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2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

MINI Production At Magna Steyr Ending In 2016, Moving To U.K., Netherlands

BMW's version of the MINI is an unusual vehicle, and it's built in unusual places. Currently, many MINIs are built in the Oxford, England plant that's most closely tied to the brand's heritage. But the Countryman and Paceman are made under contract by Magna Steyr in in Graz, Austria. The latter... read more

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Volkswagen GTD (Euro spec)

2015 Volkswagen GTD: Preview Drive

It’s the fastest, most powerful GTD ever—capable of getting to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, and hitting a top speed of 143 mph, yet returning more than 40... read more June 28, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf R spy shots

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Spy Shots

Volkswagen’s seventh-generation Golf and GTI have made their official debut, but the cars won’t be on sale in local in showrooms until the start of next year... read more June 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW 1-Series Hatchback facelift spy shots

2014 BMW 1-Series Hatchback Spy Shots

BMW is planning a subtle facelift for its 1-Series Hatchback sold overseas, as these latest spy shots of a prototype reveal. It appears the changes will only affect the... read more June 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

2014 BMW 5-Series Family On Video

Just over a week from its official web debut, the 2014 BMW 5-Series is now showing off on video. From sedan to wagon to Gran Turismo, the updated 5-Series range adds more... read more May 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo spy shots

U.S. Likely To Miss Out On New BMW 1-Series Range: Report

With the current BMW 1-Series Coupe and 1-Series Convertible soon to adopt new 2-Series badges for their respective successors, will the 1-Series nameplate disappear from the... read more May 7, 2013 by 


 
2008 Alfa Romeo MiTo

Next-Gen Alfa Romeo MiTo May Spawn Crossover, Reach The U.S.

One of Alfa Romeo’s most attractive cars that we barely hear of is its tiny MiTo hatchback, which has been on sale since 2008. The MiTo comes exclusively as a... read more April 29, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)  -  Preview Drive, April 2013

2015 Volkswagen GTI: Preview Drive

We're hustling along in the all-new Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, on a tightly curved back road in mountainous Southern France. Just as traffic opens up and I can see a fair distance... read more April 24, 2013 by 


 
Ford Focus RS on Jay Leno's Garage

Ford Focus RS Touches Down In Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

A few years ago, Ford’s Focus came in two different flavors: the lame duck version we received here in the U.S., and the more refined and much more powerful version (in... read more April 8, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, March 2013

2014 Ford Fiesta ST: First Drive

The idea of packing a very powerful engine into a very small car—especially a car originally designed with frugality in mind—isn’t by any means a new... read more March 30, 2013 by 


 
2014 Kia Soul

Kia Bares Its (2014) Soul In New York, Complete With Live Photos

Though Kia has, on occasion, missed the mark with vehicles in the United States (such as its Borrego SUV), there’s no denying that its Soul “urban passenger... read more March 27, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf models - image: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen Debuts 2015 GTI And Golf In New York

American consumers will need to wait until next year to buy a 2015 Golf or GTI at their Volkswagen dealer, but New York Auto Show attendees can see the Mark VII models in the... read more March 27, 2013 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus RS development mule spy shots

2015 Ford Focus RS Spy Shots

The subject of rumors since even before the last Focus RS ended its run, the next generation of the hot hatch has been spied testing in Focus ST-based development mule form... read more March 18, 2013 by 


 
2011 Volvo C30 Black Design

Volvo Tuner Polestar Gives The C30 A Proper Farewell: Video

Late last year Volvo quietly discontinued its C30 hatchback from the market, with nary a mention of a reason why or a possible replacement. It’s likely the fact that... read more March 13, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)

2015 Volkswagen Golf Coming To New York, But Why Does America Have To Wait A Year?

The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf was launched to the world at the Paris Auto Show last September, and has been on sale in Europe since late 2012. The new GTI will join it in May... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mark VII): Geneva Motor Show Preview

Sitting across the table from Porsche AG CEO Matthias Mueller once, we asked why the 911 had changed so little in its design over time. He answered simply: you don't mess... read more February 26, 2013 by 


 
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