August 1, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Portland, OR -- Often, it's important to look past something's name or label to really explore what it's all about. Never has that been more true than in the case of the brand new Dodge Challenger in Scat Pack livery. I'll get to the history in a moment, but let's take in the return of a halo car, the return to muscle-car-dom as it was meant to be. After driving the Challenger Hellcat with over 700 ponies, I wasn't sure I could be equally impressed with the remainder of the Challenger lineup...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: The 2015 Volvo S80 proves supremely comfortable both in terms of seating and ride quality. The interior is remarkably quiet and upscale, with arguably the best seats in its class, while power delivery is always smooth. Add top-notch safety and reliability, and you get an extremely relaxing driving experience for the entire family. Cons: The S80 is in desperate need of a do-over, with the last major revision dating back to 2007. The interior is a bit too plain, the steering lacks...

July 31, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: The competitively priced 2015 Acura ILX proves to be a refined, sporty sedan that's fun to drive, especially when equipped with the Dynamic Package. Cons: Acura engineers should probably abandon the 2.0L SOHC engine, which sorely lacks power. Moreover, the Dynamic Package is not available with an automatic transmission. Some people would say the ILX lacks available high-tech features, but then again, it's not exactly a full-fledged luxury sedan...

July 30, 2014

  • from Auto123

    The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently conducted its annual small overlap front crash test with a group of 12 compact cars from the 2014 model year, and only the MINI Cooper Countryman managed to earn a “Good” rating. The 11 others (including two all-electric cars and one hybrid) were either rated as “Acceptable,” “Marginal,” or “Poor.” Introduced in 2012, the small overlap test replicates what happens when the front...
  • from Autocar

    McLaren 650S on test; all-new BMW X1 scooped; BMW 2-series Active Tourer vs VW Golf SV; new X4 driven in the UK; buy a used Volvo S60 R This week's issue of Autocar, dated 30 July 2014, is something of a BMW special.Leading the charge is the new 2-series Active Tourer, which finds itself face to face with Volkswagen's versatile Golf SV in a compact MPV twin test. We drive both models to decide which is most worthy of your cash.Our eight-page road test focuses on the McLaren 650S. It's the car...
  • from Auto123

    I'm well aware there are cars out there for everyone. From sub-$10k microcars to million-dollar supercars and everything in between, there is a car for every budget and every need. Why else would there be so many different cars in such a variety of price ranges on the road today? I am also well aware that Chevrolet was eager to join the microcar (or mini car) segment in North America, and so after a gentle opening of the idea with the Sonic, they launched the nifty little Spark. With room...
  • General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 650 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars that have been recalled this year for faulty ignition switches.
  • Bo Andersson, a former top purchasing manager at General Motors, aims to turn around the struggling Russian automaker AvtoVAZ through cost reductions and launching new Lada cars that can compete with Western competitors.

July 29, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Buick has just announced a brand new midsize CUV that will slot between the smaller Encore and the larger Enclave. Called Envision, it's based on the concept that debuted at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. The Buick Envision will first launch in China this fall with a 2.0L turbo engine rated at 256 horsepower, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. North American customers will have to be a bit more patient and wait until the first half of 2015. Out here, the Envision could very...

July 28, 2014

  • General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted...

July 27, 2014

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