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    Report: Lincoln to focus on volume models, not halo car
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    There's profits in numbers. That's going to be the approach to new vehicles at Lincoln, Automotive News says. Lincoln will focus on high-volume vehicles instead of low-selling flagships and halo vehicles. That means a steady diet of alphabet soup loaded with MKZ's, MKX's and MKS's for dealers ...

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    Video: Autonomous car support subject of political attack ad
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    It's election time and auto bailouts are not the only thing politicians are talking about. Down in Florida, one group has connected a candidate's support for automated car testing to, well, nothing. And that makes him evil. The Committee to Protect Florida has taken Rep. Jeff Brandes (R-Fla.) to ...

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    Report: Hyundai pondering creation of SR performance brand for Australia?
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    Hyundai won't confirm it's plans to introduce an SR performance badge to Australia, but GoAuto.com.au says it's coming. The Veloster SR Turbo is on its way and, now, there's speculation more performance-oriented cars could make their way Down Under. GoAuto says a performance version of i30 hatch ...

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    Video: Watch Audi's R8 E-Tron quickly and quietly round the 'Ring in 8:09
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    Silent but deadly fast. The Audi R8 E-Tron may set the record for a production EV on the Nurbürgring in June, but the video of Marcus Winkelhock won't win any awards for its sound track. During the eight minutes, nine seconds of driving, the car offers hardly any sound. Gone is the thunder ...

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    Video: NY neighbors turn out to mark passing of 30-year-old Honda Civic
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    Few cars get the eulogy they deserve after a life of serving us. But one 1982 Honda Civic was put to rest last week in Inwood, NY, and got a junkyard sendoff worthy of a lifelong friend. Riddled with rust, the battered and buckled Honda made its way in a New Orleans-style funeral under its own ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder images, specs released [w/videos]
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    Nissan has just taken the wraps off of its handsome new 2013 Pathfinder, touting 30-percent better gas mileage, svelter unibody construction and room for seven people. Built on the same platform as the Infiniti JX luxury utility that's already on sale, the Pathfinder hopes to make a serious ...

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    Report: NASCAR tracks battling attendance downturn by adding amenities
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    It was bound to happen: NASCAR couldn't grow forever. Now, as attendance for Sprint Cup Series races falls, NASCAR track owners around the country continue to add things like faster wireless internet services, newer restrooms and big-name concerts before a race to put more fans in the ...

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    Report: Toyota says next Corolla to get even bigger transformation than Avalon
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    One of America's blandest, yet best-selling cars will be less boring when its next generation arrives next year, Toyota officials promise. Bill Fay, general manager for Toyota and Scion brands in the U.S., tells Ward's Auto that the Corolla will undergo an even more dramatic makeover than the ...

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    Report: BMW dealer sends armed tracker team with helicopter backup to recover loaner car
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    BMW dealers in South Africa put Dog The Bounty Hunter to shame – they've got support from Airwolf. According to IOL Motoring, when a dealer's attempts to get back a BMW 325 loaner car were rebuffed by a customer, Ravindra Jainarain, the dealer took matters into his own hands. He hired an ...

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    Video: Jay Leno shows off the BaT Falcon of his dreams
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    Jay Leno owns all kinds of cars: Steam powered, 100-year-old electric and modern-day supercars. His legendary garage is teeming with millions of dollars of iron. But his dream car has always been the 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint. So when he saw exactly the car on BringATrailer.com, he plunked ...

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    Report: Big Chevy closeout deals have 2013 Malibu Eco sitting on lots in favor of 2012 models
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    First, the good news: The Chevrolet Malibu is selling at a great pace. Now, the bad news: It's the wrong Malibu. Dealer lots are filling up with 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco models as customers turn to the remaining 2012 models still there. After incentives are added up, the older Malibu costs ...

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    Report: CVTs expected to more than double in popularity
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    Belts and pulleys will continue to replace traditional gears in the coming years as more carmakers turn to Continuously Variable Transmissions to suck the fun out of future machines increase fuel economy. According to a new Automotive News report, by the numbers, about one percent of new ...

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    Auctions: Plymouth XNR concept parks on the auction block [w/video]
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    The 1960 Plymouth XNR will cross the block next month at the RM Auction in Monterey, Calif. The one-of-a-kind sports car was penned by Chrysler design guru Virgil Exner, who always hoped Chrysler would include a roadster in its lineup. The XNR featured a powerful six-cylinder engine that pumped ...

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    Report: Hyundai reduces global sales predictions due to struggling European, Chinese economies
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    Hyundai has lowered its 2012 global forecast for the global auto industry by 500,000 units due to faltering European economy and tightening registration restrictions in China, Automotive News has reported. The South Korean automaker had predicted that 77.6 million new vehicles would be sold ...

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    Report: 10 cities where homes cost less than a car
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    Things are not getting better everywhere. That's one of the themes in the 247WS.com story that points to 10 American cities where homes are cheaper than many new cars. The list spans across the nation from Florida, to New Jersey to Ohio. But Michigan catches the brunt of the poorly priced real ...

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    Report: Chevy Malibu dons Holden badge for Australia
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    The Chevrolet Malibu will wear a Holden badge when it arrives in Australia next year, General Motors announced. Engineers have begun testing the Holden Malibu to provide it with unique suspension tuning and transmission calibrations for Australian drivers. Testing is taking place in Lang Lang, ...

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    Rumormill: Cadillac XTS to become Opel flagship sedan?
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    According to Auto-News.de, Opel is considering using Cadillac's all-new big sedan, the XTS, as the base for its new flagship car, which would likely carry the name Omega. WorldCarFans.com speculates that Opel could use GM's 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 that generates 304 horsepower or, ...

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    Report: Most winning Corvette racecar ever heads to auction
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    RM Auctions in Monterey, Calif., will sell the most winning Corvette ever for more than an estimated $1 million next month. The 1968 Chevy L88 Corvette won checkered flags at multiple SCCA championships for owners Owens/Corning in the late '60s and early '70s. Piloted by racer Tony DeLorenzo, ...

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    Exclusive: Cadillac sets sights on No. 1
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    Don Butler, Cadillac's vice president of marketing, says Cadillac will to return as the No. 1 luxury brand in the United States, some day. "It's my goal that we're the No. 1 luxury brand in the U.S.," Butler said. "I'm not going to say when we hope to achieve that, yet, but there's no reason to ...

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    Rumormill: MG Roadster may return as convertible crossover
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    MG may resurrect an icon, but this time as an drop-top crossover. Auto Express is reporting out of the United Kingdom that MG will bring back the MG Roadster based on the MG Icon concept first shown in China last year. That four-passenger hard top SUV was tall in drive height and short on ...

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