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    Report: Toyota considering RWD hatch to commemorate Naruse
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    We see plenty of rumors crop up on the interwebs, but we've rarely wanted any of them to come true as badly as this particular juicy morsel. The crew at Autocar reports that Toyota wants to build a new model to honor its former chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse. Naruse recently passed away in an a ...

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    Rumormill: Smart Roadster to make a comeback
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    The internets are abuzz with word that the recent partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Renault may allow the the long dead Smart Roadster to be revived. The folks at Autocar report that a source within Smart says the company has had its eyes on bringing the roadster back to market for awhile ...

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    Peugeot to resurrect Talbot brand as channel for cheap cars?
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    It's certainly possible. According to La Voz de Galicia, the French automaker is currently mulling the creation of a new sub-brand to break into the lower rungs of the inexpensive car market. Rather than go through the hassle of rustling up a whole new name, the company has looked to the past for ...

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    Rumormill: Infiniti working on Euro-market front-drive hatch
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    Infiniti Essence Concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    Infiniti is reportedly set to follow Lexus into the premium compact hatchback segment with a new model for the European market. With Lexus about to launch its hybrid CT200h and the Europeans already well established with the likes ...

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    Rumormill: Volkswagen CC set to get wagon variant. Wait, wha?
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    Volkswagen CC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're not sure if you've noticed, but we've officially entered the dog days of Summer. And while that means that temperatures have begun crawling their way to the triple digits in certain portions of the country, it also means that ...

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    Rumormill: TVR on the comeback trail with American V8 power?
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    TVR Speed 12 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hey you Anglophiles, looks like TVR is coming back. And really, it's a shame they went anywhere in the first place, but that's the British car industry for you. Nevertheless, a flurry of rumors and speculation has just cropped up, all of them ...

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    Rumormill: Next-gen Saab 9-3 to see return of five-door bodystyle?
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    Saab 9-3 Sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hopefully, and while Spyker's at it they'll bring back the 900 name. Don't count on that last bit, but according to a report by the Dutch site Auto Internationaal, Saab will be bringing back a five-door (as in hatchback) 9-3. To even the ...

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    Rumormill: Volkswagen head (kinda) confirms new entry-level Porsche 356
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    Volkswagen Bluesport Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The head of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn, spoke with Autocar about the possibility of a new entry level Porsche model. Perhaps fancifully dubbed the 356, the new model would slot into Porsche's lineup below the ...

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    Follow-up: Toyota may not produce hybrid Yaris after all
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    2009 Toyota Yaris - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    A Toyota insider is countering yesterday's report that the automaker is planning a Yaris-based hybrid to be built in France. Such a vehicle would be unnecessary, according to the unnamed source. Today's Toyota Yaris is already a fuel ...

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    Despite denial of Fiat/Opel tie-up, critics say alliance would be "far more compelling" than Chrysler deal
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    Despite Fiat SpA chairman Luca de Montezemolo (above) denying that his company is interested in purchasing General Motors' Opel brand, a new report by The Wall Street Journal indicates that many investors and analysts apparently find the alleged tie-up to be "far more compelling" than Fiat's ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: Audi A4 Allroad Quattro
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    The Outback treatment of the new Impreza may not be a best seller, but if emerging reports are to be believed, Audi thinks it can do a better mini-me impression by applying the Allroad concept – its take on the Outback theme – to the smaller A4. Currently the Audi Allroad is based ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: Ferrari 599 roadster and F149
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    The internet, as usual, is rife with speculation. Today's source is the FerrariChat message forum, where members claim to have inside information on two new Ferrari models that are anticipated for launch within the next couple of years. The news concerns a convertible version of the current 599 ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: a new Alfa Romeo Duetto
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    Cyberspace is rife with speculation about a new small Alfa Romeo convertible, which could be an indicator of one of two things: either the quintessential Italian automaker has got one such spider in the works, or it's just plain old wishful thinking. Rumors suggest a revival of the Alfa Romeo ...

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    Hmm... Altima Convertible in the works?
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    Nissan's studying the Altima's segment hard, looking for nooks and crannies to poke Altima variants into. The first volley is the coupe, which rides on a shortened platform and shares only the hood with the longer Altima sedan. The lines of the coupe would lend themselves quite well to having a ...

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    Rumors: Schumacher to lead Ferrari
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    The motorsport press rumor mill is grinding away at full speed on a juicy bit of gossip and speculation that Michael Schumacher is being groomed to take over as head of Scuderia Ferrari. After his retirement, Schumacher took on a role as a special advisor to Ferrari chief Jean Todt. It was supposed ...

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