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2Nissan Titan Truckumentary looks back through the brand's trucks [w/video]

Nissan rolls out the first chapter in its Titan Truckumentary series. This one takes a tour of Nissan's history of pickups in the US.

33Hear the new Cadillac CTS-V torture some tires

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V seems like the type of wonderful gift that Santa might cook up in his workshop for one extraordinarily good boy or girl. However, the first chance for most people to actually see the super sedan and its carbon fiber pieces in real life is at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a stocking stuffer until then, Caddy has released this video featuring the latest V-Series roasting its tires better than any dinner for the holidays.

7Audi S1 rally car races its RC counterpart

Veteran racer Mattias Ekström campaigns the meanest looking Audi S1 on the block in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. With 600 horsepower on tap, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a claimed 1.9 seconds. However, for Ekstrom's latest race in the Audi pits him against a pint-sized doppelgänger in the form of an RC replica of the rallycross machine.

17Vehicles awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick awards skyrockets for 2015 [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its annual list tallying of the scores for the latest model year vehicles to see how they compare to last year. Judging by the agency's evaluations, the numbers look quite positive. Seventy-one vehicles earned either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating so far in its evaluations, compared to 39 at this point last year. Among the latest winners, there have been 33 TSP+ awards and 38 TSP medalists.

11Time to catch up with Jay Leno's Garage, including his Lamborghini Espada restoration

Jay Leno takes viewers on a tour of over a dozen projects currently happening in his garage in this video. The work spans the breadth of the automotive hobby, including a restoration of a 1969 Lamborghini Espada, a Ford Bronco waiting for a Coyote V8, several Panhards in various states of repair and a freshly completed Brough Superior motorcycle waiting for a ride.

8Good Samaritan helps save holidays, as FedEx truck drops packages on highway

Watch as this conscientious driver gets a FedEx truck to stop on a Colorado highway because packages were raining out of the open rear door. This guy likely saved the holidays for a few people.

612015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman [w/video]

Which Baby Box Is Best?

Ford and Nissan have been scrapping for market share in the very hot small commercial van segment, and now Ram wants in on the party. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City hopes to one-up its main competitors in key categories, making the best do-everything business vehicle in the process. Read on to find out how it fares.

28Watch a camo'ed next-gen Chevy Volt go ice driving

Chevrolet shows the next-generation 2016 Volt tacking snow and ice in a short video caught at its Michigan proving grounds.

18VW Jetta GLI, Peugeot 505 are MotorWeek's 1986 Euro sport sedan alternatives

MotorWeek digs into its archives to unearth this showdown between two European sports sedans from the 1980s.

10Here's why it's harder to drive backwards than forwards

YouTube channel MinutePhysics takes a look at why it's more difficult to back a car up than it is to drive it forward.

141964 Honda SM600 roadster gets elemental in Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno shows off the classic Japanese roadster with dual chain-drive and a 9500-rpm redline that he and his team exhaustively restored.

4Range Rover Sport SVR hangs its tail out at Rockingham

Land Rover's new performance utility gets off the old dusty trail and onto the racing circuit to show us what it's got in this minute-and-a-half-long clip.

68Mazda3 versus BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in Euro diesel showdown

From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.

13Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

Hyundai is taking auto advertising to some very odd places with its latest commercial, called Exobaby, and starring a computer-generated robo-toddler. And yes, robot babies still make a doodoo now and again, it seems.

31Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS

Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hellbent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world's greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute.

17Elderly enthusiast still has sense of humor after car crashes into his bedroom

Given his neatly stacked pile of model cars on display, bed sheets and wall art, it seems pretty safe to guess that Terry Brouillette of Worcester, MA, is a NASCAR fan. But the 71-year-old man got a very rude awakening recently when an allegedly drunk driver plowed through his bedroom window. The vehicle came to rest right on the other side of the bed from where he was asleep.

39Texas plumber shocked his old Ford F-250 is now in terrorists' hands [w/video]

Do you ever wonder what the a owner is doing with your vehicle after you trade it in? Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, TX, has no need to imagine, but it's probably his worst nightmare. That's because an image of his old Ford F-250 is now on Twitter as a gun platform in the Syrian Civil War.

64Swedish car mag says Ford Mondeo is dangerously, illegally overweight [w/video]

Sweden's Teknikens Värld has a reputation for being very persnickety when it comes to auto safety testing, and its latest catch is the Mondeo Titanium Estate 2.0 TDCi 150 bhp S6 MPS (basically a station wagon variant of the Fusion). In addition to the model's mile-long name, it has another problem according to the Swedes, because its weight on the scales does not equal the official numbers for the vehicle.

7Watch Emily Blunt and John Krasinski prank Jimmy Kimmel's SUV

Jimmy Kimmel has a bit of a rivalry going with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Not like the "I'm on television, you're on the radio" one he has with his former Man Show co-host Adam Carolla (who of course has more to do with cars than the last name he almost shares with a Toyota economy sedan). With Blunt and Krasinski, it's more of a prank rivalry.

40A car writer's year in new vehicles [w/video]

Just Your Typical $73,000, 328-Horsepower, Stick-Shift Automobile

Since I started writing about and reviewing cars in 2006, I've done an uneven job of tracking every vehicle I've been in, each year. Last year I made a resolution to be better about it, and the result is a spreadsheet with model names, dates, notes and some basic facts and figures.

1Lister founder Brian Lister passes at 88 years old [w/video]

The founders of most automakers aren't still with us. Enzo Ferrari, Ettore Bugatti, Henry Ford, Louis Chevrolet, Kiichiro Toyoda, Soichiro Honda and so many others have long since left this world. Those who are still with us – like Christian von Koenigsegg, Horacio Pagani and Elon Musk – got into the game much later. Brian Lister hit the scene a long time ago, but until just the other day, he was still with us. But now his time on the racing circuit has come to an end.

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