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

Sadly, Lexus Will Never Build The LF-Lc Concept

If you've already seen early photos of the Lexus LF-Lc concept you can stop reading. It's a styling exercise. Everything else is just fancy. » 1/10/12 8:45am 1/10/12 8:45am

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

When A Beetle Loves A Porsche-uh At The Detroit Auto Show

Sure it looks like a squashed bug, er Beetle; but the E-Bugster concept also has some very Porsche-y elements. Take, for example, those huge, chrome wheels that echo the Fuchs wheels of Porsches past. » 1/10/12 7:45am 1/10/12 7:45am

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

Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Soul Brothers!

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: So far, one of the best places to watch people at the show is at the Kia booth, by the giant cut-outs of their spokesgerbils. Or is it spokehamsters? » 1/09/12 5:01pm 1/09/12 5:01pm

How To Be One Of The First 86 Scion FR-S Owners

Has the continuous march of news about the Scion FR-S driven you to crave the lightweight RWD sports car like a smack addict seeking his next fix? Scion's offering you an opportunity to be one of the first 86 customers to take delivery. Here's how. » 1/09/12 4:45pm 1/09/12 4:45pm

Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: The Loneliest Spot Here

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show shows the best place in the show to go for some quiet time: the Maybach booth. » 1/09/12 4:15pm 1/09/12 4:15pm

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… » 1/09/12 2:30pm 1/09/12 2:30pm

Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Smart Little Burgers

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: The Smart booth was giving out burgers sized in proportion to their cars. Normal car:Smart car=normal burger:Smart burger. » 1/09/12 2:00pm 1/09/12 2:00pm

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

Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: A Booth Professional

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: If you're drawing someone, that doesn't count as leering, right? Right? » 1/09/12 1:01pm 1/09/12 1:01pm

Eating Sushi In Rosa Parks' Bus: Ford's Detroit Auto Show 'Fantasy…

"Technically they didn't serve the sushi in the bus," laughed a man who attended a party thrown by Ford in the Henry Ford Museum last night. "But you could have carried the sushi up there." » 1/09/12 12:34pm 1/09/12 12:34pm

Smart Hauls A Tiny Pickup Truck Onto The Detroit Auto Show Floor

This is the "truck" that will save Smart in America. Stop laughing. Yes, it's just a concept car, but the Smart For-Us stands to recast the American standard pickup truck as an urban, green vehicle for fun couples. Seriously, stop laughing. » 1/09/12 12:30pm 1/09/12 12:30pm

Livesketching The 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Bentley Mulsanne

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show is a car that should go a long way to support my "eyes-as-headlights" argument. » 1/09/12 12:20pm 1/09/12 12:20pm

2012 Detroit Auto Show: Take A Quick Nooner

It's noon here in Detroit and we're taking a 15-minute breather. While we catch our breath, enjoy our full 2012 Detroit Auto Show coverage — every reveal and lifted skirt — below. » 1/09/12 12:00pm 1/09/12 12:00pm

2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Porsche pushed a new 911 Cabriolet sans chappeau onto the dias in Detroit this morning on a brief stop on its way to dealerships this spring. If you get the chance to deliver one, take the long way. It's quite the ride. » 1/09/12 11:45am 1/09/12 11:45am

Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: The Toilets

Our latest Car-Toon straight from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show is a bit gross, so I included a little less gross sketch as well, from the bathroom stall. My first sketch both on an iPad and the toilet. » 1/09/12 11:25am 1/09/12 11:25am