VW Almost Designed The Mini Back In 1955

Until the early 70s and the success of the Golf, Volkswagen was always known for their unwavering dedication to their rear engine/rear drive platform. That’s why it’s so surprising to find that the first all-internally designed car at VW was front engine/front drive. More surprising is how close that car is to their… » 5/07/15 10:00pm 5/07/15 10:00pm

The 1970's Jeep Chief Is Back As This Badass Wrangler-Based Prototype

Meet the Jeep Chief concept; a Wrangler-based redux of the classic Cherokee Chief. It's a perfect port of Jeep's 70's style onto their modern platform. Under that surfer-style exterior are Fox shocks, Rubicon rock rails, and Dana 44 axles to make this one all-around amazing conversion. » 3/19/15 1:08pm 3/19/15 1:08pm

This Fascinating Stillborn VW Prototype Would Have Been Revolutionary

By the late '60s, VW was in a legitimate full-on panic about replacing the Beetle: somehow, they never really managed to figure this out. The Beetle was just selling too well for too long to worry until it was almost too late. Eventually, the Golf saved the day, but there was a brief moment where it looked like VW's… » 12/29/14 2:25pm 12/29/14 2:25pm

Ford Everest Spied In Colorado, Is It (Or The Ranger) Coming To America?

What could only be a Ford Everest in camouflage was spotted this morning at Mt. Evans, Colorado by two different readers. We reckon it's only here for high-altitude testing, but it's possible the off-roadable SUV might be headed to the US. Or, perhaps, its cousin and perennial Jalopnik favorite: the Ranger. » 6/29/14 5:35pm 6/29/14 5:35pm