December 23, 2012
- Cadillac’s 3-Series fighter is a winner. We try to avoid bombastic statements here at Winding Road, but it’s quite difficult when a vehicle is as good as the ATS. Never before have we seen a vehicle that seems so able to dethrone the mighty 3-Series, and in turn become the new measuring stick for the sports sedan segment. It’s great to look at, both inside and out, but more importantly it is absolutely excellent to drive.
- The Treasury plans to sell its remaining stake in General Motors over the next 15 months, allowing the automaker to shed the stigma of being partly owned by the U.S. government.
- It certainly sounds like we’ll be seeing a high-powered Infiniti sedan that will do battle with the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and Cadillac CTS-V, if a message from Infiniti’s president, Johan de Nysschen is to be believed.
December 18, 2012
- Cadillac has begun the slow strip tease ahead of the January 15 reveal of the ELR extended-range EV at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
- This month, we get inside the new Buick Encore, which seems to be playing its own game. Will that make it a winner? Plus, we pack a bunch of other automotive content in this issue.
- The Cadillac ELR, Caddy's more upmarket version of the Chevy Volt, will be officially debuting mid-January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Of course, they couldn't resist leaking a little teaser image. More »
December 15, 2012
- With a fresh new Ram and F-150 breathing down its neck, GM needed to make a move to keep its share of the full-size truck market from slipping. That move is the new 2014 GMC Sierra and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.
- When an automaker announces a more powerful version of one of its vehicles, it usually makes us quite happy. Generally (but certainly not always), more power means more fun. So it was with some joy that we greeted the news of Buick’s new turbocharged Verano. With a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-pot under its handsome, portholed hood, it packs 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
December 10, 2012
- The 2013 Buick Encore is unlike anything the GM subsidiary has produced before. It’s tiny. Really tiny. It’s so tiny that you need to see it in person to appreciate the size of its footprint. Since it won’t be on sale for some time, this is the best we can say: its 100.6-inch wheelbase is shorter than a Mini Countryman (102.2 inches).
- Cadillac recently announced that the next-generation CTS wouldn’t be offered in a wagon. This makes us sad, as it essentially means the death of the superb CTS-V Wagon. Have no fear, though, as Audi’s come to the rescue with this. It is the RS6 Avant and it will be very fast.
November 29, 2012
- We've already driven (digitally) the 2014 Corvette, and now Chevy has shown us the car's new, digital instrument panel, as well. More »
- We’re inching closer to the official debut of the production Chevrolet SS. Until then, let’s enjoy the racing version, set to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2013. It’ll make its racing debut at the 2013 Daytona Speedweeks, ahead of its production debut at either the Detroit or New York Auto Shows.
- As we've known for a while, Chevrolet is going to be bringing a rear-wheel drive sports sedan known as the SS to the US market for 2014. More »
- On January 13, 2013, Chevrolet will unveil the long awaited C7 Corvette, which is the next generation of America's greatest sports car. More »
- Kia has unveiled a significantly updated version of its four-door Forte at the LA Auto Show. The new compact will do battle with the likes of the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Chevrolet Cruze.