November 20, 2014

November 14, 2014

November 6, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Some of the more offbeat highlights form the world's largest aftermarket show in Las Vegas SEMA is a motor show where anything goes, and the madcap creations get as many headlines as the latest manufacturer products.The 2014 SEMA show didn’t disappoint in displaying the wacky, wonderful and sometimes weird cars and components.Most eye-catching was a Chevrolet Camaro modified to run on 34inch alloy wheels, something the firm who created it, Starr, proudly claimed as a world first. Other...

October 15, 2014

  • from Auto123

    The Volkswagen Jetta is the German company's best-selling product here in Canada. Yes, we Canadians love the Jetta, which is basically a Golf with an added trunk. We're not alone, as Volkswagen has sold over 14 million Jettas worldwide since its introduction back in 1979. Even a mid-cycle refresh like the one we're getting for 2015 is worth getting excited about. However, as they say, “it's all in the details,” and that's exactly where one needs to look to discover what's new for...

October 9, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Interbrand today released its 15th annual Best Global Brands report. While Apple (No. 1) and Google (No. 2) dominate the rankings, automakers like Toyota (No. 8) and Mercedes-Benz (No. 10) managed to crack the top 10. When determining the top 100 most valuable brands each year, Interbrand examines three key aspects that contribute to a brand's value: The financial performance of the branded product and service; The role the brand plays in influencing customer choice; The...

October 8, 2014

  • from Auto123

    When you hear the word “Jeep,” what image comes to mind? Probably a go-anywhere Wrangler hitting the Rubicon Trail and conquering everything in its path. What you do not imagine is a derivative of the long-gone Dodge Caliber with a seven-slot grille touting fuel economy over capability. Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes up the Compass. It's Jeep's redheaded stepchild with Trail Rated badging. But, it's not as bad as you'd think...

September 24, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Toyota has released the first official picture of the C-HR Concept that will make its debut on October 2nd at the Paris Auto Show. This follows the shadowy figure we saw on September 15th. At first glance, the Toyota C-HR Concept promises to take on other small crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax, not to mention the upcoming Honda HR-V. The design may hint at the future direction of Toyota models. There are no further details available at this point, so we'll likely have to...

September 23, 2014

September 17, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Despite our fascination with the small car, larger vehicles are just as prominent on our roads. Why? Because the desire for comfort, space, and security on the road is prevalent with those in need of the interior room and practicality. As one of the pioneers of the crossover market with their CX-7, Mazda's largest family member -- the CX-9 -- is just another feather in their cap in a lineup of fabulously built and fun-to-drive vehicles. With room for seven passengers, the CX-9 is every bit...

September 16, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: The 2015 Toyota Tacoma offers some decent cab-box and engine-transmission combinations. Given the brand's reputation, expect reliable performance from this rugged “little” truck. Plus, the various models in the lineup are all nicely finished and appointed. Cons: The suspension is a bit stiff, compromising ride quality. And while the V6 is an honest worker, the 4-cylinder proves quite noisy, unrefined and underpowered...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: Toyota has applied significant improvements to the road handling characteristics of the 2015 Corolla. Soundproofing is improved and the interior has expanded, mostly in the rear. The familiar 4 cylinder engine is now mated to a CVT transmission for improved fuel economy. The electric rack and pinion steering system is fairly precise. Cons: Although fairly precise, as mentioned, the steering system offers little feedback. Mechanically speaking, Toyota has not increased the engine output...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: The 2015 Toyota Tacoma offers some decent cab-box and engine-transmission combinations. Given the brand's reputation, expect reliable performance from this rugged “little” truck. Plus, the various models in the lineup are all nicely finished and appointed. Cons: The suspension is a bit stiff, compromising ride quality. And while the V6 is an honest worker, the 4-cylinder proves quite noisy, unrefined and underpowered...

September 15, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: Toyota has applied significant improvements to the road handling characteristics of the 2015 Corolla. Soundproofing is improved and the interior has expanded, mostly in the rear. The familiar 4 cylinder engine is now mated to a CVT transmission for improved fuel economy. The electric rack and pinion steering system is fairly precise. Cons: Although fairly precise, as mentioned, the steering system offers little feedback. Mechanically speaking, Toyota has not increased the engine output...

September 8, 2014

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