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    Review: 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE
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    Looks The Same Yet Is Anything But

    2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    2010 has been a banner year for heavy-duty pickup truck fans, with revamped entries from all three U.S. automakers making their debut this year. Of those, the HD pickups from both ...

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    Review: 2011 Ford F-450 Lariat
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    Industry Giant Still Working Hard to Stay Ahead
    2011 Ford F-450 Lariat – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ask any economics professor – competition is a good thing. Exhibit A? The large pickup truck market. Ford F-Series trucks have been the number-one selling vehicle line ...

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    Report: Super GT moving closer to DTM, may adopt KERS; Grand Am to join as well?
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    In an attempt to reduce costs and get more brands into the field, it's beginning to look like as many as three different race series in Europe, Asia and the United States may adopt a more-or-less common set of rules. The German Touring Car Championship (shown above) is set to introduced a new ...

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    Lotus willing to build Evora-based sportscars for other automakers?
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    2010 Lotus Evora – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus is considering offering up its latest sports car platforms to other automakers, and this isn't the first time. When the Elise debuted in the mid-90s, Lotus sold the chassis to form the basis of new lightweight coupes with ...

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    Rumormill: Ford Falcon to get blown 5.0-liter Coyote
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    Ford FG Falcon XR Series – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back before Ford announced it was producing a new aluminum block version of its supercharged 5.4-liter V8 for the 2011 GT500, speculation ran rampant that the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 would get the force-feeding treatment. At ...

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    General Motors 2011 VIN decoder reveals new 1.0L, 1.2L, 1.6L four cylinder engines
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    2010 Chevrolet Spark – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors' Service and Parts Operations website has published a pair of new documents for decoding 2011 model year Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) which reveal several new engines. The passenger car list includes a ...

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    Reader Spy: Are you the next Dodge Charger SRT8?
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    2011/2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 prototype – click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that Chrysler is unleashing redesigned versions of the 300 and Dodge Charger sedans this Fall and we've seen numerous images of them prowling the streets of suburban Detroit in recent months. Now ...

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    Lincoln, Buick top ACSI satisfaction study for first time ever
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    The annual American Consumer Satisfaction Index is out, and while the auto industry as a whole slipped this year, Lincoln-Mercury and Buick moved to the top of the heap for the first time ever. Each of the domestic brands was rated on a scale of 100, with Ford Motor Company's LM outpost scoring ...

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    Congress considering higher weight limits for interstate trucks
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    This fall, Congress will consider modifying 36-year old regulation that would increase the weight limit for trucks on interstate highways by 8.5 tons. According to The Wall Street Journal, the increase from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds is being pushed by a coalition of over 150 companies that ...

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    General Motors and SAIC to jointly develop small engine and dual clutch transmission
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    General Motors has reached an agreement with one of its primary Chinese partners, Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp. (SAIC), on the joint development of powertrains for small vehicles. GM and SAIC will develop and produce a family of four-cylinder engines ranging from 1.0- to 1.5-liters with ...

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    Report: Jack Roush loses sight in left eye after plane crash, still aims to fly
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    They say that statistically speaking, flying is safer than driving. Jack Roush might beg to differ with that assessment. After his second life-threatening plane crash in eight years, the NASCAR bigwig was back at the Michigan International Speedway this past weekend to watch his team in action. ...

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    Spy Shots: Lotus Evora S looks great in red
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    Lotus Evora S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Paris Motor Show in just over a month is shaping up to the be one of the biggest shows for Lotus in many decades. While the highlight is expected to be a new supercar successor to the departed Esprit, it apparently won't be alone. ...

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    Ford says 2010 Taurus resale value up by whopping 39%
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    2010 Ford Taurus SEL – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While most of the major mechanical systems of the Ford Taurus were unchanged from the 2009 to 2010 models, the all-new styling and interior has inspired people to more people to buy the shapelier four-door than its bland ...

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    California Chevrolet dealer unhappy with arbitration, sues for franchise
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    When General Motors announced a couple of weeks ago that it had completed the arbitration process with all of its discontinued dealers, the automaker no doubt hoped that its painful retail shrinkage process was over. But sadly, it was not to be – Rally Auto Group of Palmdale, CA, is ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2013 Ford Mondeo/Fusion looks more Kinetic
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    The cover of the latest issue of Auto Express in the UK features one of the first renderings of the next-generation Ford Mondeo, which as we all know will be basically the same as Ford's future replacement for the Fusion in the States. If this drawing proves accurate, it looks like the new midsize ...

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    Toyota cuts 600 contract workers in Japan as production slows
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    A recent report out of Japan had Toyota preparing to cut domestic vehicle production by up to 20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. Why? Sales of hybrids and other fuel efficient vehicles are expected to drop following the expiration of tax incentives on those vehicles. Now comes word that ...

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    New Ford 5.0L and supercharged 5.4L V8s now available as crate engines
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    Thanks to an alert reader perusing the Ford Racing online parts catalog, we now know that both the new 5.0-liter "Coyote" V8 and the aluminum-block supercharged 5.4-liter V8 that power the 2011 Mustang GT and GT500 can be purchased in boxes. The 412 horsepower, twin-cam 32-valve V8 comes fully ...

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    Porsche celebrating 60th year in U.S. by searching for oldest example in the country
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    Sixty years ago, New York City businessman Max Hoffman began selling a diminutive German sports car with an air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine hanging off the rear axle. Today, Porsche is one of the most highly respected performance brands in the world. To celebrate its diamond anniversary ...

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    Report: Struggling Suzuki cuts 50 U.S. dealers
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    Any hopes that Suzuki might have had a year ago that the Kizashi would revive its U.S. sales prospects were quickly dashed once the car went on sale in late 2009. The attractively style Kizashi has not made any noticeable dent in the hyper-competitive mid-size segment, however, and Suzuki's sales ...

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    Honda's fix for prematurely dying Civic hybrid batteries hurting fuel economy, performance?
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    2008 Honda Civic Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Until the past year or so, the Civic Hybrid had been by far the best selling gas-electric model introduced by Honda. However, the second-generation model introduced in 2006 has not been entirely problem-free. There have been ...

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