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  • Honda Vezel (Japanese market model) at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

    At the Tokyo Motor Show today, Honda unveiled a new model that it calls the Vezel, which will go on sale in Japan before the end of the year. That name may well not be the one it carries in North America, however, where it will give Honda a new and smaller crossover that sits below the compact CR-V. The Honda Vezel is the production version of the Honda Urban SUV Concept that the company showed last January at the Detroit Auto Show. Whatever it's named, the North American version of the Vezel will be built in the same new assembly plant in Mexico that will build 2015 Honda Fit models...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG spy shots
    2013 Gallardo Spyder, 2014 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Spied, Record Space Jump: Today's Car News

    The 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 560-4 has been revealed, and like its hardtop sister, it's a case of minor upgrades and adjustments rather than a hardcore redesign. Mercedes' CLA 45 AMG has been spied again, this time showing the final shape--though still camouflaged--of the upcoming small...

  • Jay Leno's Fiat 500 Prima Edizione - image courtesy of Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's Fiat 500 Prima Edizione Hits The Block For Charity: Video

    Last year, Jay Leno took delivery of the second Fiat 500 imported into the United States, and you’ll soon get a chance to bid on that very same Prima Edizione car at an upcoming Gooding & Company auction. Leno is giving the limited-edition Fiat up for charity, with the proceeds from the...

  • 2012 FIAT 500 Sport
    Fiat Planning Five-Door 500 Wagon To Boost U.S. Appeal

    To grow sales of the Fiat 500 in the United States, the Italian automaker is embracing a time-honored tradition: make it bigger.

  • 2012 Fisker Karma
    The EPA Calls The 2012 Fisker Karma A Subcompact

    Since the EPA uses interior volume to determine size classes, it considers the new Fisker Karma to be a subcompact, alongside the Chevy Sonic and the Aston Martin Rapide.

  • 2013 Ford B-Max spy shots
    2013 Ford B-Max Spy Shots

    We already have a pretty good indication as to what the upcoming 2013 Ford B-Max will look like thanks to the unveiling of the almost production ready B-Max Concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. However, what we don’t know is whether the B-Max will be coming to the U.S. One strong indicator...

  • 2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

    Daimler, who took back distribution of Smart in the U.S. from Penske last month, is poised to launch a new media campaign to bring the Smart brand back into the spotlight.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
    2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Spotify Invites For Info Requests

    As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from their Ford Fiestas and Honda Fits. One way of doing this is giving free invitations to the Spotify digital music service to...

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