It's a situation already hackneyed: a new car model has been put on ice by the cold global economic climate. Fortunately for esthetes and fans of Aston Martin, however, the latest model to face that fate is the Lagonda. Widely lambasted for its Saab 9X Aero-meets-recreational-bus looks, the Lagonda Concept displayed at this year's Geneva Motor Show was an inauspicious rebirth of a once legendary brand. Fans were few and foes were many. It turns out that the car's looks weren't all it had working against it. The weak economy has caused it to be shelved - or at least offered Aston Martin a...
Report: VW working on Polo-based coupe
Volkswagen may already be in the midst of preparing a new three-door version of its 2010 Polo hatchback, but a rumored coupe version due late next year promises to be even more attractive. The car would slot into VW’s lineup as a smaller sibling to the Scirocco coupe, with which it will share...Alex Kaufmann
VW will sell sedan and hatch versions of Polo compact in U.S.
The small-car surge in the U.S. was cut short last year when once-high fuel prices dropped as suddenly as they'd risen, but the future of the market seems clear: prices will rise again, and small cars will be the best solution. To that end, Volkswagen is planning to bring its 2010 Polo compact car...Ralph Hanson
Aston Martin LMP1 racer debuts at Paul Ricard Circuit
In 1959, racing legend Carroll Shelby along with Roy Salvadori raced to overall victory at Le Mans in an Aston Martin DBR1, followed by another DBR1 in second place - both cars 25 laps ahead of third place. This year, marking the 50th anniversary of that feat, Aston Martin will field two works...Nelson Ireson
Volkswagen shows off 71mpg Polo BlueMotion concept car
Volkswagen is set to expand its BlueMotion range of fuel misers with the launch of a new version based on the recently revealed fifth-generation Polo hatchback. While the Polo BlueMotion isn’t due to hit the streets until next year, a concept version of the car has made an appearance at...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Report: Volkswagen considering sale of Polo in U.S.
The small-car surge in the U.S. was cut short in 2008 when once-high fuel prices dropped as suddenly as they'd risen, but the future of the market seems clear: prices will rise again, and small cars will be the best solution. To that end, Volkswagen now appears to be contemplating bringing the Polo...Nelson Ireson