The 2013 Mini Roadster Is The Coupe's Sorority Girlfriend

There may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller than the Mini… » 1/10/12 9:00am 1/10/12 9:00am

The Dodge Dart Has A Really Hot Rear End

I'm just throwing it out there, but I really like the new Dodge Dart's taillights. I know it's just a continuation of the Dodge rear end design language that we've already seen on the Charger and Challenger — but I think the implementation we've seen on the Dart is really hot. » 1/10/12 8:20am 1/10/12 8:20am

Acura ILX: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Acura knocked the room for a loop with a haymaker called NSX. Here's the other end of the Acura excitement spectrum. It's the ILX, a car with which Acura hopes to attract younger buyers; older, downsizing urban dwellers, and those for whom a doctor has prescribed the avoidance of excitement of any kind. » 1/10/12 7:30am 1/10/12 7:30am

Chrysler 700C: The Secret Minivan Of The Future

The big reveal from Chrysler today at the Detroit Auto Show was supposed to be the 2013 Dodge Dart, but sitting in a booth at the far end of the display was this shiny jellybean. They're calling it the Chrysler 700C. We're calling it Chrysler's next big minivan. » 1/09/12 4:00pm 1/09/12 4:00pm

Killing America's Dreams, One Lousy Concept Car At A Time

Concept cars aren't just wank jobs of empty, aspirational futurism. They're goal posts. They're psychedelic mind-expanding drugs made from carbon-fiber origami and starlight. They stand as public examples of not just where a car company could go, but where—barring a collective public gasp at an engineer's daydream gone … » 1/09/12 2:30pm 1/09/12 2:30pm

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan: Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

If you're a die-hard inline-6 aficionado, and are looking for something to finally replace that aging AMC Hornet, you're in luck, as the new 2012 BMW 3 Series looks to be an engaging new way to drive around behind a sextet of lined-up cylinders. » 1/09/12 1:30pm 1/09/12 1:30pm