Volkswagen 'Intensively' Considering Trucks And Vans For The US

Volkswagen is crushing it in auto sales around the world, but their lineup just isn't deep enough for total domination of the US market. A statement by VW's Light Commercial Vehicle boss suggests that might change, possibly bringing Amaroks, Transporters, and(/or?) Caddys here. » 3/19/15 10:51am 3/19/15 10:51am

Jeremy Clarkson Suspended By BBC, Top Gear Won't Air Sunday

Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended from Top Gear by the BBC following an alleged dispute with a producer. The show will not be broadcast this Sunday, and it puts the future of the hugely popular series in doubt. UPDATED » 3/10/15 12:44pm 3/10/15 12:44pm

This New Ford Bronco Trademark Does Not Mean The Bronco Is Coming Back

It's true: Ford filed for a new trademark on the name "Bronco" just a few days ago. Now please stop interpreting that as the second (well, sixth) coming of the Ford Bronco. There's no indication whatsoever that that's the case. » 3/03/15 3:58pm 3/03/15 3:58pm

Costco Will Sell A 'Kirkland Signature' Chevy Silverado

A 2015 Chevy Silverado LTZ Kirkland Signature Edition for "Costco members only" sounds like a (pretty awesome) prank. But Chevrolet has confirmed they are indeed working with your favorite purveyor of enormous everything to co-brand a limited run truck. Because America! ...? » 3/02/15 1:15pm 3/02/15 1:15pm

Could GMC Really Build A Legit Jeep Wrangler Rival?

Rumors of GMC doing a Wrangler rival have been floating around for months. GM's apparently just polled dealers about whether such a vehicle would sell, but nobody at the company will admit to new product plans. Others have tried and failed to beat Jeep at making Jeeps (Toyota, Suzuki) so what would GMC need to succeed? » 1/29/15 6:11pm 1/29/15 6:11pm

Five Trucks And SUVs To Look For At The Detroit Auto Show

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is going to be a mega for trucks. At least two hugely important new pickups will be revealed, but there are a few other interesting rumors interesting rumors we might see fulfilled at this month's event » 1/07/15 10:00am 1/07/15 10:00am

Rumor Roundup: What The Hell Is Going On With American Rallying?

Could Rally America be kaput after January 1? That's what some rumblings around the Internet would have you think, although their release of a 2015 national championship schedule suggests otherwise. There's also the new United States Rally Association. How do they play into this? Let's take a look at the rumors. » 12/29/14 7:40am 12/29/14 7:40am

GM May Make The Off-Road 2016 Chevy Colorado ZR2 [Update: Rumor Denied]

GM trotted out this lifted, armored, diesel-powered 2016 Chevy Colorado ZR2 at last month's LA Auto Show and proved the company had the off-road market on their radar. Rumors suggested Chevy might actually the ZR2 happen in as little as three to six months, at least in Canada. » 12/11/14 8:09pm 12/11/14 8:09pm

At Least One F1 Driver Will Run Porsche's Third Car At Le Mans

Just days after triple-quadruple-pinkie-swearing that a Formula One pilot would not be driving Porsche's third car at Le Mans next year, Porsche announced Nico Hulkenberg as one of the third car's drivers. Hulkenberg will be the first F1 driver since Sebastien Bourdais in 2009 to do Le Mans during an F1 season. » 11/27/14 4:32pm 11/27/14 4:32pm

Jenson Button Has A Chat With McLaren Head Ron Dennis

Sky F1 captured some footage of driver-sans-2015-contract Jenson Button meeting with McLaren CEO Ron Dennis after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Although we're fairly certain Alonso will be driving for McLaren next year, no one knows who his teammate will be. » 11/23/14 12:42pm 11/23/14 12:42pm

Mercedes In Urgent Contract Talks With Lewis Hamilton

Per Motorsport.com, Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff wants to get into contract talks as soon as possible to keep both Lewis Hamilton as well as Nico Rosberg on the team for the forseeable future. This would shut the door on a Fernando Alonso to Mercedes move as well for Hamilton going back to McLaren. » 11/17/14 12:49pm 11/17/14 12:49pm

Despite Flood Of Rumors, Ford Says 'No Small Pickups, No New US Ranger'

USA Today's car guy James R. Healey got one Ford's marketing executives to muse on the idea of a new, small truck "the size of the old Ranger" and we all got a little fired up. Unfortunately, Ford say that executive's views "are not shared by the company." » 10/09/14 11:04am 10/09/14 11:04am

Ford Is Planning A Rear-Wheel Drive Hybrid: Will It Be F-150 Or Mustang?

Ford is officially hiring a "Rear Wheel Drive Hybrid Systems Engineer, Hybrid Vehicle Team." Of all the applications I could see for a rear-drive hybrid in Ford's lineup, a lightweight pickup truck seems to be the most likely. But there are certainly other directions they could go with the technology. » 9/09/14 11:53am 9/09/14 11:53am

Future Aston Martins Packing Mercedes Power?

The days of Aston Martin being under the Ford umbrella are gone. Even though Ford still owns a small stake in Aston and still provides some key parts critical to a small volume marque, they're no longer playing the role of big bad bureaucracy. That role's being filled by the new majority owners — Investment DAR. The… » 2/09/08 11:30am 2/09/08 11:30am