VW Wants To Make Up! (Lite) Yours In 2011

This is the VW UP! Lite concept, debuting moments ago at the LA Auto Show. It's a four-seat, front-wheel-drive, diesel-electric hybrid with 70MPG fuel economy. While it's not production-intent, Ze Germans have announced plans for an ultra-efficient compact by 2011. » 12/02/09 2:20pm 12/02/09 2:20pm

2011 Ford Fiesta: The Party Finally Comes Stateside

Though we saw leaked images of the 2011 Ford Fiesta yesterday, today we've got complete details on Ford's second Europe-to-US entry. The Fiesta hits our shores as either hatchback or sedan with a new dry-clutch automatic transmission and 40MPG highway. » 12/02/09 12:00am 12/02/09 12:00am

"TricPlate": Definitely Not For Defeating Speed Cameras

TricPlate is a $550 electrochromic license frame designed to obfuscate license plates for "car show use" and "off-road applications." Definitely not designed for on-road applications like avoiding ticketing by speed camera. No way. Available for show motorcycles and show cars. » 11/05/09 2:00pm 11/05/09 2:00pm

MotionLites LED Wheel Lights: The Next Trend You'll Hate

MotionLites are servo-actuated, multi-colored LED lights which extend from the wheel wells to light your giant chrome wheels. It's $400 for a set and it'll probably be the next customization making you hate everyone. Video and gallery below. » 11/05/09 8:30am 11/05/09 8:30am

400 HP Ecoboosted '34 Ford Retromod Hitting SEMA

Ford's bringing a lot of cars to SEMA and one of the coolest will be this all-steel reproduction '34 Ford sporting a 400HP Ecoboost V6. The car's being built by Detroit Street Rods and represents the first RWD Ecoboost application. » 10/29/09 1:00pm 10/29/09 1:00pm

New Honda CR-Z Concept Steps Closer To Production, Gets Manual…

At the Tokyo Motor Show the latest Honda CR-Z Hybrid concept has debuted along with news of a production debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Yes, the compact pocket-rocket will return, complete with a manual transmission. » 10/21/09 6:10am 10/21/09 6:10am

Toyota FT-86 Concept: The AE86 Is Back In The Red, Metallic Flesh

We've seen the Toyota FT-86 for a couple of weeks, carefully dissected the delicious, metallic red sports car in any way we can, but now we've actually seen it in the flesh and Toyota's got some serious hotness here. » 10/20/09 11:34pm 10/20/09 11:34pm

New Subieyota FT-86 Sketches Emerge

The first sketch of the Subaru version of the Toyota FT-86 came out a year-and-a-half ago, but now we get more than just a look at its hiney in these leaked-straight-from-Japan sketches. » 10/08/09 3:00pm 10/08/09 3:00pm

Toyota FT-86 Concept: Design, Dissected

The Toyota FT-86 Concept is an exciting step forward for the vanilla automaker, blending cues from the past (the Toyota AE86) with hints of ToMoCo future. We dissect the design below to see how they've accomplished this delicate feat. » 10/06/09 4:00pm 10/06/09 4:00pm

Toyota FT-86 Concept: Behold, The New AE86

A joint Toyota/Subaru sports car project has been in the works for what feels like forever. Now, finally, here's the first look, a heavily production-based concept called the Toyota FT-86 set to debut this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. » 10/06/09 8:30am 10/06/09 8:30am

Troy Trepanier's "Notorious" Will Steal Your Girlfriend

Troy Trepanier took a Chevy Nova, added a 572 cubic inch V8, a Procharger supercharger, blacked out everything and called it Notorious. This car will happily beat you up and take your lunch money. » 3/10/09 7:30am 3/10/09 7:30am

Pagani Zonda F Cinque: Last Zonda Until Next One Heading To Geneva

We were under the impression the belligerently awesome Pagani Zonda R's would be the last Zonda. Nope. Apparently, one last Zonda F-based edition will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the Pagani Zonda F Cinque. » 2/26/09 11:00am 2/26/09 11:00am

Nissan NV200: New Small Van Carries Cargo, People To Geneva

The new Nissan NV200 we first saw in concept back in 2007 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show boasting either commercial cargo-carrying or passenger-carrying applications. Maybe the Ford Transit Connect should watch its back. » 2/24/09 9:30am 2/24/09 9:30am

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Gets The Full Yo-Yo Ma

We've seen the Hyundai Genesis Coupe through the eyes of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, but how would Yo-Yo Ma see it? The answer is revealed in this commercial from last night's gay Oscars » 2/23/09 11:00am 2/23/09 11:00am

Ford Active Park Assist System

Ford announced its new Active Park Assist system before the Detroit Auto Show, but here, in one of McCormick Place's many labyrinthine parking garages, is the first time we've tested it. » 2/12/09 1:00pm 2/12/09 1:00pm

Cadillac Converj Concept: A Volt For Cadillac

The Voltec-equipped, extended range electric Cadillac Converj Concept has been unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show to a round of crushing applause by a mad-house crowd of GM employees. » 1/11/09 10:52am 1/11/09 10:52am