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    Review: 2010 Audi A5 is a personal luxury coupe for the modern age
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    2010 Audi A5 – click above for high-res image gallery
    With the introduction of the A5 for 2008, Audi launched itself into a vehicle segment it had never competed in – one which has waned significantly over the past two decades. Not so long ago, the personal luxury coupe was one of the ...

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    Deep Dive: Getting intimate with the 2010 Honda CR-Z's powertrain
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    When the 2011 Honda CR-Z hits the streets this Fall, it will feature the latest iteration of the company's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild hybrid system. The basic concept of IMA hasn't changed since the original Insight debuted in 1999, but it has been refined to improve performance and ...

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    Playing Gran Turismo 5 and talking shop with Kazunori Yamauchi [w/video]
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    Autoblog gets hands on with GT5 – Continue reading after the jump
    The wait is nearly over. The game we all had nearly given up hope on is now less than five months away. Gran Turismo 5 is a reality, a playable reality, and Sony is making a big enough deal about its November 2 launch date ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy Duty trucks set new HD standard
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    2011 GM HD Trucks - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Usually whenever we head out to a new vehicle press launch, we have to sit through exhaustive technical and marketing presentations before we get a chance to climb behind the wheel. However, General Motors put us straight into a dual-rear ...

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    First Drive: 2011 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty technical deep dive
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    2011 GM HD Truck New Technology – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At first glance, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks don't appear to have changed much compared to their 2010 counterparts. But don't let their familiar faces fool you, because ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Buick Back? Later this month I'll be heading out to San Diego to get my first ride in the new Buick Regal. It's a trip I'm looking forward to, something I couldn't have said about most of the Buick product previews I've attended over the course of my 30 years on the auto beat. Let's face it: ...

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    Review: 2010 Acura ZDX is a space (challenged) oddity
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    2010 Acura ZDX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Needless to say, the 2010 Acura ZDX is a peculiar beast. And after a week's worth of testing, we're still not sure what to make of it.
    But just for some context, let's begin with the fact that despite a similar fastback, five-door ...

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    Review: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, who is it for?
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When pondering the idea of any near-$100,000 hybrid luxury sedan, one has to wonder, "What's the point?" The only hybrids that sell in any significant numbers are the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion, and for good reason. ...

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    GM gives us sneak peak of next-generation heads-up display technology
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    GM's next-generation HUD concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Currently, automakers use head-up displays to project important vehicle information (speed, navigation directions, etc.) on the windshield, keeping the driver's eyes focused on the road, where they belong. General ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 6 [w/video]
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    THE THAW

    You had to know it couldn't last forever. Most recently our Subaru ice racer was in action way up north in the wilds of Quebec, getting sideways on a frozen circuit. As it turns out, if we wanted to keep on racing we should have stayed up there. This form of motorsport needs frozen lakes ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 5 [w/video]
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    A TRACK DAY WITH SNOWBANKS This week we're taking a bit of a break from the on-ice action that we've been covering so far this season, trading wheel-to-wheel antics for something more controlled. Way up north in the wilds of Quebec there's a facility called Mecaglisse that runs driving schools ...

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    Review: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT is a mouthful, not a handful
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    2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6MT - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the redesigned Acura TL debuted in late 2008, it represented a substantial transformation over previous iterations. The third-generation model retained the transverse V6 of its two predecessors, but for the first time included ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 4 [w/video]
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    THE SEASON SLIDES ON

    If you've been following along, you got your first ever taste of wheel-to-wheel action on ice last week – and in that first event things didn't go so well. We delivered a mediocre performance and, sadly, saw others deliver some damaged bodywork. Things would improve, ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 3 [w/video]
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    HITTING THE ICE The time has come to do it for real. We've walked you through the various classes offered by the club we'll be racing with, and we've shown you what it's like to drive at speed on the ice, so there's nothing left but to do it in anger. In this installment of An Introduction to ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 2
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    THE WHAT AND THE HOW It's time to delve a little further into the crazy, sideways world of ice racing – where grip is at a premium but the grins come cheap. In last week's first article in the series we gave you a little bit of information about the sport in general, or rather sports, and ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 1
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    "You race on what now?" This is the typical response given when the topic of ice racing comes up. People can't seem to get their head around the idea that you, a sane human being with as strong a survival instinct as the next guy/gal, would drive a car out onto a frozen lake at speeds upwards of ...

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    Tata Nano makes North American debut in Detroit, but its future here remains uncertain
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    Tata Nano – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tata Nano has power windows for the driver and front passenger. Anyone sitting in the rear seats, though, will have to make do with manual controls. Of all the things we learned about the world's cheapest car during its official North ...

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    Video: We take Kia and Microsoft's Uvo for a test drive at CES
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    Kia's UVO system hands-on – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Tucked in between Google's hot new smartphone and a variety of other computer peripheral equipment at this year's CES show is a crossover. Not the jacked-up, tricked-out, neon-dragging customized type that we typically ...

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    MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem hands-on [w/video]
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    Hands on with MyFord Touch and SYNC App Ecosystem – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You've read the PR, seen the press shots and probably snickered a little at the quote from Ford's Derrick Kuzak indicating that his company's latest tech "will cause people to fall in love with their ...

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    Charting the Top 10 Best-Selling Cars and Trucks of 2009
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    Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2009 – Click above to view the list
    The most tumultuous year in the history of the auto industry draws to a close this week with two-of-three U.S.-based automakers having gone through bankruptcy, all all three have been battered by a down market. Through the ...

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