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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Takata president steps down, hands control back to chairman

With tens of millions of vehicles recalled, Takata has made several changes at its head office, including the resignation of its president, the promotion of its chairman and the appointment of several former US cabinet secretaries. Continue...Show More Summary

Audi 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...Show More Summary

What you missed on 12.23.14

Driving the 2015 Ram ProMaster City; Google unveils its fully functional self-driving car prototype; Alfa Romeo's US-spec 4C Spider. Check out today's top headlines, here. Continue reading What you missed on 12.23.14 What you missed on 12.23.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:31:00 EST. Show More Summary

Vehicles 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. Show More Summary

Fiat trademarks '124', '124 Spider'

Fiat files trademark registration with the USPTO for the model names "124" and "124 Spider." The filing could presage a Fiat coupe and convertible built on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata platform that was previously going to be used for a new Alfa Romeo. Show More Summary

Why a pro carwash is more eco-friendly than scrubbing your ride in the driveway

Getting your car washed in this wintry season and worried about the environment? Well, turns out a professional wash might just be best. Continue reading Why a pro carwash is more eco-friendly than scrubbing your ride in the driveway...Show More Summary

Honda helps Santa take his sled into the 21st century

When almost 75 billion miles on its odometer, Santa's sleigh looks unlikely to get through another night around the world. Cue Honda's helpers in the far north to help Mr. Claus get a sled built for everything he might face on a modern midnight run. Show More Summary

BMW expands Takata airbag recall nationwide, 140k 3 Series affected

BMW is joining the list of automakers expanding their regional Takata airbag recall into a nationwide one. In this case, 140,000 3 Series built for model years 2004 to 2006 are affected. Continue reading BMW expands Takata airbag recall...Show More Summary

Ssangyong takes another baby step towads US sales, registers 'Tivoli'

Ssangyong files applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the names "Tivoli" and "Luvent." Consumer Reports says the brand eyes a return to the US market in the next two years with a subcompact crossover that will launch in other global markets next year, and a hatchback built on the same platform. Show More Summary

Time 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...Show More Summary

Porsche to replace chassis components in 918 Spyders

Porsche is repairing 205 units of the 918 Spyder around the world for problems with unspecified "chassis components" on the hybrid supercar. The company discovered the problem during quality checks, and the affected owners have already been contacted to have the issue repaired, which could take around two days. Show More Summary

US-spec Alfa Romeo 4C Spider caught naked at a photo shoot

A keen amateur eye caught a naked Alfa Romeo 4C Spider out in public being used for photo and television work in Spain. The open-top Alfa stays close to the concept we saw at the Geneva Motor Show, but adds an cooling inlet on the driver's side for the six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Show More Summary

Good 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. Continue reading Good Samaritan helps save...Show More Summary

2015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman [w/video]

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. Show More Summary

How your Facebook and Twitter feed could lead to your car being repossessed

Trying to duck the repo man? Better not post your whereabouts on any social media sites or they could track you down and take back your car. Continue reading How your Facebook and Twitter feed could lead to your car being repossessed...Show More Summary

Google unveils first real prototype of its self-driving car

Google announced today that the cute, entirely autonomous car prototype they released in May has been realized as a fully-functional auto ready to hit the roads of Northern California in the new year. Continue reading Google unveilsShow More Summary

Watch 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. Continue reading Watch a camo'ed next-gen Chevy Volt go ice driving Watch a camo'ed next-gen Chevy Volt go ice driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

1984 Audi Sport Quattro expected to hammer at nearly half a million dollars

A highly original example of Audi's prototypical homologation special hot hatch is going up for auction, expected to fetch between $350,000 and $475,000. Continue reading 1984 Audi Sport Quattro expected to hammer at nearly half a million...Show More Summary

Russia's favorite car has a Lada problems, here's what's being done to save it

Lada is not well, and it's brought in a Swedish-American GM vet to try and fix things. It's not exactly going smoothly, though. Continue reading Russia's favorite car has a Lada problems, here's what's being done to save it Russia'sShow More Summary

Ford shutters Genk assembly plant in Belgium

After half a century and some 14 million units built, Ford closes one of its largest plants, located in the Belgian city of Genk, with manufacturing of the Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy shifting to Valencia instead. Continue reading FordShow More Summary

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