VIDEO: The 2010 Detroit Auto Show In 60 Seconds

The Detroit Auto Show's more than just cars. It's also goofy faux-bots, giant foosball tables, handicapped-van rodeo, VW super-villain thrones and Hardigree expressing his disappointment of the CR-Z in a chipmunk voice. This is all of it in 60 seconds. » 1/14/10 12:00pm 1/14/10 12:00pm

Luxo-Barge + Matrix Music = Still Not Exciting

The CTS-V Coupe launch video showed a car ready to destroy the world. The Cadillac XTS video, complete with dramatic Matrix-esque orchestration, shows a car ready to save it — right after it's done showing you pictures of its grandkids. » 1/13/10 11:00am 1/13/10 11:00am

Booth Professionals of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

The existence of booth professionals is very telling. They're strategically placed to deliver details of sexy vehicles or draw cameras to unremarkable ones. Who had the most? Ze Germans, China's eZone and of course, Chrysler. It's all they did have. » 1/12/10 5:30pm 1/12/10 5:30pm

Don't Believe The Hype: The CR-Z Is Not A New CRX

Honda wants you to believe that the CR-Z is the reincarnation of the legendary CRX. It should have been — and it even looks right — but it's no CRX. How do I know? I own one. » 1/12/10 4:00pm 1/12/10 4:00pm

2010 Detroit Auto Show Round-Up: The Full Monty

The Detroit Auto Show was slightly less depressing than last year, thanks to an onslaught of, like, five unawful cars. Every car we covered can be found in the Jalopnik round-up below. » 1/12/10 3:00pm 1/12/10 3:00pm

Commuter Cars Tango: First Drive

On paper, 805HP, 1,000lb-ft of torque, no gear changes, a center of gravity under the floor and a 0-100MPH time of 12 seconds sounds like automotive Valhalla. Then you drive the Commuter Cars Tango. Terrifying and exhausting, to start. » 1/12/10 2:00pm 1/12/10 2:00pm

The Fastest Way To Electrocute You And Three Friends

According to the press material, the CT&T Multi Amphibious Vehicle is the world's first amphibious EV. It's not, but it is the first to seat four. Other wild claims? A 95 MPH on-water top speed. » 1/12/10 1:30pm 1/12/10 1:30pm

Chinese Automaker BYD Claims They'll Sell Car In U.S. This Year!

What's the more outrageous claim: the full-electric BYD E6 MAV will go on sale in the United States this year; it'll easily pass U.S. crash regulations; or, BYD will be the world's largest automaker by 2025? » 1/12/10 11:15am 1/12/10 11:15am

Lacking Products, Old Media Fellates “Optimism” Instead

There's hardly any new cars on show here in Detroit, but don't worry, journalists that rely on the car industry to feed them have found another way to justify their meal tickets. Apparently, the big story this year is "optimism." » 1/12/10 11:00am 1/12/10 11:00am

Detroit Auto Show Journalist Opinion Barometer: Worst Reveals Edition

The wisdom keeps rolling out of the Journalist Opinion Barometer, this time divined from various rune-like scratchings on the third-floor Cobo men's room. What was the worst reveal? The opinion above, the photo below. » 1/12/10 8:00am 1/12/10 8:00am

2011 Lincoln MKX: No Buttons, All Nose

The 2011 Lincoln MKX distances itself from the previous iteration's hyperminimalist nose with a truffle-hunting schnoz ripped right off the Lincoln MKT. Do we care? No. Mostly because they created a nearly button-free environment inside. » 1/12/10 7:30am 1/12/10 7:30am

The Most Exciting Car On The Chrysler Booth Isn’t A Chrysler

Chrysler's done a good job making the Ferrari 599XX look like its on its very own stand, but the tunnel of fail you have to walk through to see it serves as a reminder of the Chrysler/Fiat alliance. » 1/11/10 5:45pm 1/11/10 5:45pm

We Call Bull: Ford CEO Uses Wrong Word For Plural Of "Taurus"

At a Fortune magazine interview with Ford's Alan "Boeing! Boeing!" Mulally, the always-smilin' CEO used "Taurii" as the plural for Ford's Taurus car model. Unfortunately, according to Ford and the New York Times, he's wrong. » 1/11/10 5:17pm 1/11/10 5:17pm

Wert Interviews Kia's Creepy Human-Powered Robot

The third of Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" states a robot must protect itself as long as such protection does not involve harming a human or disobeying orders. Therefore, the disturbing man-bot can't kill Wert for taunting him. » 1/11/10 4:45pm 1/11/10 4:45pm

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: We Like Big, Powerful Butts

Let's be honest, there aren't many performance advantages to the new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. It's two inches shorter, 18lbs lighter, and less likely to pack hundreds of pounds of knuckle-headed passengers, it does have a nice big back end. » 1/11/10 4:20pm 1/11/10 4:20pm

VIDEO: Detroit Auto Show Attracts World's Worst Protesters

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and TV cameras) attracted a few Tea Party and anti-Tea Party protesters to the Detroit Auto Show, as well as many singing LaRouche followers, confused Green Party members and other attention-starved hangers-on. Let's talk to them! » 1/11/10 3:55pm 1/11/10 3:55pm