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2016 Chevy Spark Redesign Brings It Up To Par, And Then Some

The 2016 Chevy Spark will be a completely redesigned car, Chevrolet says. Billed as a “city car,” the diminutive Spark will be manufactured in Korea and sold in 40 markets around the world. Profit margins may not be as high as for SUV’s but the Spark will likely be a volume leader for Chevrolet. “At […]

April 3rd

Nissan Hi-Cross A Green SUV? Maybe!

Nissan is looking to broaden its product range with a new hybrid prototype, named the Hi-Cross. The study was unveiled in Geneva, with future production versions meant to reach dealerships under the Juke, Qashqai, and Murano names. Modify, Modify, Modify The Hi-Cross based off a highly modified C-Platform (think the X-Trail). The study is 183” […]

March 8th

EICMA 2011: BMW's C Maxi-scooters are Here!

We’ve covered BMW’s new maxi-scooters since they were drawings, on through the prototype stage, and now – finally! – they’re in production, coming to a BMW dealer near you early next year. It’s no wonder we’re excited about the new BMW maxis.  They’re fast, they’re refined, and – offering 50+ mpg fuel economy and more […]

November 13th

Honda Panics, Adds "Base" Insight to Line-up

With hybrid sales declining across America, Honda has introduced a new, low-content Honda Insight model that begs the question:  how many speakers do you really need? Even with the overall hybrid market in decline, sales of Honda’s Insight have fallen way short of early expectations, and the company sells significantly fewer Insights than cross-town rivals […]

December 2nd

Detroit News Gets it Wrong About the Honda CR-Z

Detroit News writers recently got the chance to test-drive one of Honda’s new, “fun to drive” CR-Z hybrid coupes. They wrote about their experiences, and (after they got done calling Americans overweight and shallow) they told us about Honda’s new CR-Z and its chances in the US market. They were wrong.

August 27th