Want wagons? Kill the crossover

Cadillac boss Bob Ferguson recently told Automotive News that GM is considering an ATS wagon. Autoweek contributor and GM big shot Mark Reuss is on record speaking in favor of wagons. And whether they know it or not, American car buyers need a station wagon, but not a wagon built to satisfy station-wagon fetishists. » 1/27/14 4:39pm 1/27/14 4:39pm

Misnomered Auto Buff Mag Reporting Camilo Pardo Leaving Ford

AutoWeek's now reporting rock star car designer Camilo Pardo's leaving Ford. Hey, didn't we break the news on that story yesterday? Well, better late than never. Kind of like AutoWeek's new not-so-weekly publication schedule. [AutoWeek] » 1/15/09 11:00am 1/15/09 11:00am

The Post Whereby We Welcome AutoWeek to the "Embargoes Suck" Bandwagon

Yes, it's official, Auto Week hates embargoes as much as those of us here in the automotive blogosphere despise them. In an editorial written in the wake of the silliness that was Chrysler's embargo strategy on the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 reveal for the Chicago Auto Show, Dutch Mandel, the hard-charging editor of … » 1/24/08 3:30pm 1/24/08 3:30pm

Proof Is In The Pictures! AutoWeek's Phil Floraday Breaks Embargo On…

At car industry events, Phil Floraday normally can be found arm-in-arm with his fellow AutoWeek mag o' war man, Bob Gritzinger. Somehow we're unsure if we'll be seeing either of them invited to another event of the General's. If you'll remember, Gritzinger was the motor-man who broke open the seal on the new-for-2007… » 4/24/07 12:15pm 4/24/07 12:15pm

Ford to AutoWeek: No Mustang Sedan, No Mustang Wagon

We'd heard rumors from auto journalists for the past two weeks of plans for a Mustang-derived wagon concept said to be in the works for the Detroit Auto Show. But when we first saw the story yesterday in AutoWeek of just such a vehicle with a reported lot-drop date of 2011, we were a bit skeptical of the speculative… » 12/15/06 2:12pm 12/15/06 2:12pm

AutoWeek on the Next Jaguar S-Type

In this week's missive, AutoWeek's gone into high speculation mode regarding the next-generation Jaguar S-Type. They say (and frankly, they're not wrong) the success of the next S will likely determine Jag's fate. Considering the buckets of bucks Ford's poured over the cat in recent years, full envelopes had better… » 9/22/06 10:36am 9/22/06 10:36am

Embarg-Uh-Oed! AutoWeek Breaks Honda/Acura Embargo, Spews MDX Pics…

We feel like AutoWeek must not need to worry about those "embargo"-things, it's like they don't seem to apply to the folks with the once-a-week web updates. Like with the GMT-900 pickups last month and now with these pics of the Honda MDX. Of course what do we know, maybe AutoWeek went to the bathroom when the… » 8/25/06 7:21pm 8/25/06 7:21pm

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on the 2009 Cadillac CTS

I'm not a big fan of bait and switch. For example, Automobile's June cover features the Bugatti Veyron's bodacious butt with the tease "Coast to Coast in the USA." In fact, Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings drove the Bug from one side of Florida to the other. AutoWeek's editors may not practice this kind of morally… » 5/15/06 4:00pm 5/15/06 4:00pm

Between the Lines: Automobile on the Future of Cars

The future is a terrible investment. Consider Tommorow- land. Disney s ode to the joys of scientific progress has been causing the Mouse conniptions ever since it opened in 1967. And no wonder. Unlike the past, the future is always changing. One minute everyone s flying around with nuclear-powered backpacks popping… » 3/14/06 1:04pm 3/14/06 1:04pm

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on Norway's Car Taxes

Our little corner of the infosphere is not immune from political considerations. We re often ground zero for petro-political debates about the connection between American foreign policy and the way the needle in your big-ass SUV's gas gauge swings to E like a Big Band bee-bopper. We re also the subject of discussions… » 3/06/06 10:12am 3/06/06 10:12am

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on Hip-Hop Car Culture

Once upon a Time, millions of Americans digested the Newsweek with one of two general interest magazines. When it came to pop culture, Time and Newsweek spoke with one voice. And earned a reputation for being cursed; the moment an artist appeared on their cover(s), their cultural relevance was over. It s the same… » 2/01/06 10:30am 2/01/06 10:30am

AutoWeek Editors' Choice Awards

Each year during the NAIAS Industry Preview days, AutoWeek hosts a Design Forum with big names in car design. At the end of the day, barring any deaths from excessive usage of words ending in "ism," the magazine announces its favorites of the year s cars on display. This year, the Forum looked at Iconic Design,… » 1/13/06 11:24am 1/13/06 11:24am

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on the Cadillac STS-V

What is it with AutoWeek and Cadillac? After giving the new DTS a free pass, the weekly car mag French kisses Cadillac s performance-tuned luxobarge, the STS-V. Promises Kept the cover headline proudly proclaims. For years GM said it would battle BMW s Best. Now it Does. The eagle-eyed lawyerly-types amongst you will… » 12/02/05 12:25pm 12/02/05 12:25pm

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on the Subaru Tribeca B9

This Web site and others have savaged the Subaru B9 Tribeca for its hideous snout, ugly ass, cramped interior, hateful ergonomics, anemic engine, pathetic gearbox and piss-poor mileage. Needless to say, Rich Ceppos and his fellow AutoWeek scribes don t share our editorial freedom. The magazine s lucrative… » 11/21/05 2:50pm 11/21/05 2:50pm

Between the Lines: AutoWeek on the Jaguar Super V8 Portfolio

Automotive writers serve three masters: their readers, the publication and the manufacturers who supply cars — but not in that order. While you re guessing who goes where, October 17th s AutoWeek provides yet another off-kilter example of a tri-cornered car hack struggling to balance these forces. Steven Cole Smith… » 10/18/05 1:54pm 10/18/05 1:54pm

Between The Lines: AutoWeek Gums the BMW 545i

We never fail to be amused by automobile magazines and websites that struggle to maintain a critical edge without offending current or potential advertisers. This time out, AutoWeek's Bob Gritzinger is charged with the delicate task of telling the world that the 545i sucks, without telling them it sucks. In "weDrive… » 9/26/05 1:05pm 9/26/05 1:05pm