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58Thirty-percent of new car sales will be AWD by 2015

All-wheel-drive continues to infiltrated a range of new vehicles as the added traction and improved capability now appeals to more than just crossover and SUV buyers.

26Rated M for "Matured" - Nissan readying kinder, gentler GT-R Spec M?

2009 Nissan GT-R (regular strength version) – Click above for high-res image gallery

14VW Group's next small-car platform to get AWD across the board

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi metroproject quattro Concept.

9Haldex developing AWD system for Hyundai

The Swedish engineers at Haldex can finally add an Asian automaker to the ever-expanding list of companies using the firm's all-wheel-drive systems. Haldex currently supplies systems to the entire Volkswagen consortium (from Audi to Bugatti), as well as Land Rover and Volvo. Additionally, the Haldex XWD system that's finding its way into Saabs will likely spread across much of the GM range in the future. That same AWD setup is the basis for a system that will be employed on some Hyundai models i

24BMW adding all-wheel drive to 3-series coupe

Reports are coming in that BMW will be launching an all-wheel-drive 335xi Coupe sometime in the first half of next year. It will be the first time all four wheels will be powered on a 3-Series coupe, and the car will stand as a direct competitor to Audi's A5 Quattro coupe. Being coupled with BMW's 300-hp twin-turbo inline-six means the 335xi Coupe can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds for the manual version (0.1 second quicker than the RWD model) and 5.3 seconds for the automatic (0.2 seconds quicker

27Enter the (drivetrain) rumormill: V6, AWD Corolla on the horizon?

Our friends over at the Authority of all things Motored came across an interesting interview with Soichiro Okudaira, a Toyota technician, who maintains that the next Corolla may have a large enough engine bay to fit a 3.5-liter V6. The idea is being batted around ToMoCo's executive washroom, along with the possibility of offering an all-wheel-drive variant of Toyota's compact sedan.

8VIDEO: "Not in this Weather" Mercedes ad

This is a bit of an old commercial, but it's a good one, and since it's resurfaced on the net, we thought we'd give you a chance to enjoy it again... for the first time.

22Report: Volkswagen Scirocco green-lighted

After a seemingly interminable number of artist renderings and computer-generated 'spyshots' (including the shot seen above), AutoWeek says that Volkswagen has given the neo-Scirocco the go-ahead.

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