• Apr 1st 2011 at 7:58PM
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No, the Honda Accord Crosstour Cabriolet is not real. Today is April 1st (aka April Fools' Day), and on the Internet, that means faux news. Thus we present the 2011 Autoblog April Fools' Round-up:
Cadillac is prepping a dual-rear-wheel heavy-duty Platinum-edition pickup truck. (PickupTrucks)

A convertible Volt is under the works at Chevrolet. (Road & Track)

Fab-Veloce supercar is being tested in Albania. (Jason Harper)

EPA wants automakers to "round-down" the number of letters in their names. (Motor Authority)

Charlie Sheen develops Sheen's Ravines app for your smartphone. (All Car Tech)

Ford and Microsoft are bring Kinect technology to the Focus. (Hooniverse)

Chevrolet packs Volt technology into pickup truck to bring us the ET Electric Truck. (GM Inside News)

BP has developed a liquid electrolyte transfer system that allows electric cars to fill up like traditional ones. (All Cars Electric)

NuTankX pioneers on-the-go tank swapping tech. (Green Car Reports)

Ray Wert steps down as Gawker's automotive arm becomes Autoblognik (Jalopnik)

Ferrari plans to bring hybrid technology to entire lineup. (0-60)

Group B will return in 2012. (0-60)

Subaru decides bigger is better and reveals the Grand Outback. (The Detroit Bureau)

Gawker decides to return Jalopnik to its original blog design. (CarScoop)

BMW develops M3 pickup truck (Autoblog)

Will and Kate will get married in style with the BMW M3 Royal Edition. (In Auto News)

Autoglass has developed self-repairing glass. (Youtube)

Goodwood to cover hill-climb road with one million red bricks. (Skid Marks)

Kia works with pigeon expert to forecast "bird strikes". (Snows Group Kia)


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      • 4 Years Ago
      0-60, that was a cruel cruel joke. Don't toy with my heart like that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least that joke made you smile, the Honda cross tour convertible made me sick. I never thought that ugly thing could get more ugly, boy was I wrong, lol
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Group B will return in 2012" not funny just plain mean.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think the internet has been a huge spur to April Fools Day.

        It's become a much more important holiday, which is a good thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thought the convertible Volt was kind of cool?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes.

        Hey, lets take an efficient plug in hybrid, throw some extra weight at it, and kill its Cd by chopping the roof.

        Genius!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unlike much of the transparently absurd April Fools news, I would say that if one didn't look beyond the slick pictures and headlines, the Crosstour Cabrio, Cadillac Dually and Convertible Volt seem like such plausible and even predictable introductions in today's market that it's almost hard to believe they're NOT real.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The stories here are bad enough, we don't need fake ones.

      LAME.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking forward to May Fool's day. Once a year is too long to wait.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Autobild.de had a MashUp-Car-Company-StartUp
      http://www.autobild.de/artikel/mashup-cars-1594731.html
      udin
      • 4 Years Ago
      hai http://askhowtodraw.blogspot.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      V8 Supercars Australia did this one.....

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcU0nRZxMKw
      • 4 Years Ago
      You missed one of the best ones at GM Inside News, which was GM was converting the Corvette C8 from a small block V8 to a Voltec power train.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Group B will return in 2012. (0-60)"

      That's not even funny, that's just mean.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As crazy as it would be for Honda to make a Crosstour Cabriolet, I think the photoshop looks better than the Murano Cabriolet. They are both beyond explanation though. lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was hoping the "Gawker decides to return Jalopnik to its original blog design" one wasn't a joke.

      But alas that awful, unusable design I guess is here to stay over at Jalopnik.
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