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Goodbye Mini Coupe And Mini Roadster, Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Mini says increased demand for new three and five-door Mini and foreordained plans are bringing production of the Coupe and Roadster to an end. Also, it turns out people didn’t want less practical versions of a car that already lacked a certain degree of flexibility. Show More Summary

One Year And 18,766 Miles Of Being Couped Up

So here we are, one year after I took delivery of a 2014 Accord EX-L V6 six-speed coupe, eleven months after the first update, and five months after hitting the 12k mark. As fate would have it, at the same time the crew at Automobile...Show More Summary

Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrating Mazda this year [w/video]

Mazda is the honored brand this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 95-year-old marque will be the focus of the Central Feature on the lawn in front of Goodwood House, and the Le Mans-winning 787B will lead representative racers...Show More Summary

Goodyear blimp gondola heads for museum

Goodyear is donating a 33-year-old gondola that's served under three airships, flown over three Super Bowls and won a Guinness World Record, to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading Goodyear blimp gondola...Show More Summary

Holden rolls out new Senator SV with 462-hp LS3 in Oz

Holden Special Vehicles releases the luxed-out, amped-up Holden Senator SV to only 52 lucky customers Down Under, complete with 6.2-liter LS3 V8. Continue reading Holden rolls out new Senator SV with 462-hp LS3 in Oz Holden rolls out new Senator SV with 462-hp LS3 in Oz originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:32:00 EST. Show More Summary

Housekeeping: The Third Musketeer

When I announced the return of Doug DeMuro and the addition of Blake Z. Rong, I mentioned that there was more news to come. And now that everything is in place, I’m happy to announce the return of another TTAC veteran. Starting this week, Alex Dykes will be back, delivering his signature reviews. Show More Summary

Touring Superleggera teases new Geneva-bound creation

Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera seems to be taking inspiration from Ferrari for its latest creation called the Berlinetta Luso. The company just released a teaser video for the car ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Show More Summary

Weekly Recap: Ferrari pens a provocative F1 car of the future

We curate the week's events with a focus on Ferrari's provocative Formula One design. Plus, other news and notes from the auto business. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ferrari pens a provocative F1 car of the future Weekly Recap: Ferrari pens a provocative F1 car of the future originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:58:00 EST. Show More Summary

Yutaka Katayama, 'father of the Z,' dead at 105

Yutaka Katayama, a former Nissan executive credited with launching the iconic Datsun Z, has passed away at the age of 105. Rest in peace, "Mr. K." Continue reading Yutaka Katayama, 'father of the Z,' dead at 105 Yutaka Katayama, 'father of the Z,' dead at 105 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:58:00 EST. Show More Summary

Range Rover was improved by a German tuner

Arden, a renowned German tuner, has upgraded Range Rover by equipping it with a new supercharged engine with eight cylinders and 5000 cubic cm capacity. The standard configuration of the car has a powerful engine with 510 hp and 625 Nm of torque. However, Arden decided to improve the engine and make it even better.

Autoblog editors yearning for summer roadtrips share some tunes [w/videos]

We're not sure if you noticed, but it's pretty frigging cold out there in most of the US. In order to break the winter doldrums, we collected our favorite summer roadtrip songs to help you daydream about warmer days. Continue reading...Show More Summary

Gravity-defying Vauxhall sculpture goes up in London

British artist Alex Chinneck hangs a Vauxhall Corsa upside down and fifteen feet in the air on a 50-foot curved ribbon of tarmac as an artistic installation in London. Continue reading Gravity-defying Vauxhall sculpture goes up in London...Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: Is Minivan Fuel Mileage A Big Part Of The Problem?

“America’s minivan segment generated only 3.4% of the U.S. auto industry’s new vehicle volume in 2014, down from 5.2% in 2007.” So said I earlier this week in my review of the updated 2015 Toyota Sienna, the only remaining all-wheel-drive minivan. Show More Summary

Subprime Auto Loans Climb to Highest Level Since Financial Crisis

Alan Zibel and Annamaria Andriotis of the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) report that consumer loans to borrowers with bad credit, including those for cars and light trucks, are now approaching 40% of loans issued, the highest percentage since the start of the financial crisis in 2007-08. Show More Summary

Evo's Mini-focused tribute to Best Motoring is the best thing you'll see all day

Evo has paid tribute to the beloved Japanese video series Best Motoring, with an outstanding track-based feature involving four hot Minis. Continue reading Evo's Mini-focused tribute to Best Motoring is the best thing you'll see allShow More Summary

What you missed on 2.20.15

Introducing our long-term 2015 Volkswagen GTI; Takata fined $14,000/day; Chevy admits confusion over Bolt name. Those are the top automotive headlines for Friday, February 20, 2015. Continue reading What you missed on 2.20.15 What you missed on 2.20.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:32:00 EST. Show More Summary

2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The new 2016 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety by scoring a 'good' mark on the small overlap crash test. Continue reading 2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick 2016 Kia Sorento now an IIHS Top Safety Pick originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

Nissan to run two GT-R GT3 cars in 2015 Pirelli World Challenge series

Nissan will be lining up two FIA GT3-spec GT-Rs on the start line of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas March 6-8, sponsored by Always Evolving, Replay XD cameras, and Nismo. Continue reading Nissan to run...Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: Cars Do Better Than Buses For Fuel Economy?

A new chart from the Department of Transportation claims that taking the bus is actually less fuel efficient than driving a car or light truck. I’ll grab the popcorn while you read this and mull over Ronnie’s piece on EVs. Hat tip: Glenn Mercer The post Chart Of The Day: Cars Do Better Than Buses For Fuel Economy? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Jaguar Land Rover said to favor Europe rather than US for new plant

A recent labor dispute in the UK may be souring Jaguar Land Rover on a reported US factory, with the company looking at Austria and Turkey instead. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover said to favor Europe rather than US for new plantShow More Summary

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