Bob Lutz has left the building folks. It’s my opinion (and many others) that GM would be in much much deeper doo doo than it is today if it weren’t for Maximum Bob and his insistence on getting the job done right. Always candid and refreshingly so, Mr. Lutz will be widely missed [...]
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The most frequent question [...]
Symbols are powerful shorthand for communicating. The stop sign. Bono. A Coke bottle. The Nike swoosh. Those Darwin fish. Iconic symbols all. Add the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed star to the list. No, put it near the top. It instantly says three things- luxury car, German engineering, and the [...]
General Motors debuted the Volt MPV5 electric concept vehicle, a 5-passenger crossover concept at Auto China 2010 in Beijing. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability, scheduled to go on sale in 2011, the MPV5 is designed to show the further potential of the Voltec propulsion system [...]
The 2011 Ford Fiesta will debut Ford’s new SYNC AppLink, a downloadable program that will allow Fiesta owners to access and control Android and BlackBerry smartphone apps.
Ford will release the downloadable software update for 2011 Fiesta owners later this year, with the rollout of AppLink for most other models equipped with SYNC planned for next [...]
We here at Driven like clean design. This may not be an Aston but it gets our attention. The Ford Start Concept is making it’s global debut at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. With it, Ford continues to tout its EcoBoost engine technology. In the Start, there’s three cylinders and 1.0 [...]
Cars are so much more than transportation. They’re art, pop culture icons, and like it or not, status symbols. Add musical instrument to the list. The sound of a car is critical to its mission. There’s a reason why a Dodge Viper does not sound like a Honda Civic.
If you get a chance to see [...]
Mercedes-Benz has built on the styling of the CLS 4-door coupe with the Shooting Break Concept, a look at what a CLS wagon might look like, revealed at Auto China 2010.
Described by Mercedes-Benz as a coupe with a roof which extends through to the rear of the vehicle, the Shooting Break Concept features a sleek [...]
For those who think all cars look the same these days I offer up exhibit A- The new Honda Accord Crosstour. While the rest of the industry steadfastly applies the “box on wheels” formula to crossovers, Honda just says no to the same old same old. Marketed as a crossover, Accord Crosstour is essentially a [...]
Lexus today asked dealers to temporarily suspend sales of the 2010 GX 460 after Consumer Reports identified a safety issue with the GX 460 and added the Lexus SUV to its “Do Not Buy” list. Lexus released a statement that they are taking the situation very seriously and testing the GX using Consumer Reports’ parameters [...]
Don’t look now but that old slogan just might have relevance today. Seems Buick is snagging substantially younger buyers with their new models. Robert Snell writes about the brand for the Detroit News and finds a lot of life left in the brand. While sales of the Lucerne are down 15 percent, the well regarded [...]
Who’d have thought 5 years ago that the hot luxury category would be crossovers? Sure there were rumblings. The Lexus RX350 has been the brand’s top seller for years. But really, it could be argued that they’re simply tall station wagons. Into the fray comes the versatile Audi Q5. Audi has always made great looking [...]