At the rate things are going with model bloat, we wouldn't be surprised if this was actually a prototype for an upcoming Mini. It's not. It's actually the Mini media shuttle. Obese car journalists don't fit in Mini backseats.
Our new intern Blake was so bashful when we dispatched him to snap booth babes that one of them actually stole his camera. Don't worry, we got it back from her and recovered these images.
Homologate [ho'malegat]: verb. 1) approve for sale in a particular market or use in a particular class of racing. 2) express agreement with or approval of. 3) set something up to be loved by Jalopnik. STI sedan, anyone?
The Acura TSX Sport Wagon just debuted in New York. A compact, sporty station wagon? What's not to like? Plenty, starting with the lack of both a V6 (or a diesel) and a manual transmission.
Toyota likes to say the the 2011 Scion iQ has "3+1" seats. It's actually got four, but the back seat passengers better not have legs. Still, that's twice the seats of a Smart.
The Playstation generation hearts them some GT-R, but they don't have jobs so they can't afford one. Solution: The 2011 Scion tC apes some of the fast Nissan's styling cues, but the rest is crappy Toyota parts.
Hyundai used to be an automotive punchline, but with the new Hyundai Sonata Turbo dishing up a cracking 274HP and 269 lb-ft of torque and 34 MPG from a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder we wonder: who's laughing now?
Mazda continues to heed the call of enthusiasts, claiming they'll bring the Sky-D diesel engine to the U.S. in two years powering the Mazda6 producing a mid-size-hybrid-besting MPG. Zoom Zoom meets Burn Burn!
Just like bacon and Americans, airbags are causing cars to get bigger. On a plus note, editor emeritus Mike Spinelli tells us bacon has the same effect on your body as cocaine. No more airbags, but more bacon please.[TheSmokingTire]
This is it. The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is officially heading to production. This is the "show car" version of the 556 HP supercharged Corvette-engined Caddy-badged Jesus wagon we'll be seeing live this week in New York. Daddy like.
The new-for-2011 Subaru Impreza WRX gets a 1.5 inch-wider track in front and the rear, and benefits from firmer rear subframe bushings directly from the STI. It's also got a newer, purdier mouth.
When the Hyundai Sonata Turbo and the Hyundai Sonata
Greenwash Hybrid are unveiled at this month's New York Auto Show, Hyundai exclusively told Jalopnik they believe the two will cancel each other out. "No harm, no foul," we're told.