Intense Air-To-Air Intercepts Off The Coast of US, Russia & China

It is really amazing how much tensions have increased among major powers over the last year, and this reality has manifested itself in newsmaking air-to-air intercepts now occurring regularly around the globe. Just last week, three major intercepts made national news, all of which were unique in their own right. » 6/13/14 7:19pm 6/13/14 7:19pm

Iran Cracks US Stealth Spy Drone's Secrets, Shows Proof

Iran claims that their engineers have reverse engineered the secrets of the American stealth spy drone RQ-170 Sentinel that went down in their territory last December. To prove it, they have made public some of the encrypted information stored in the plane. If confirmed, it's very bad news for the United States. » 4/23/12 9:15am 4/23/12 9:15am

How Can This Aircraft Carrier Be In The Middle Of A Desert Storm?

It looks like an airfield runway in the middle of the desert, but this is actually the deck of the the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The ship was navigating across the Arabian Sea on March 19 when a powerful sand storm crossed her path. » 3/21/12 10:00am 3/21/12 10:00am

For $2,500, the boxer stands alone

The number 33 appears, unexplained, on the side of Rolling Rock beer bottles. It's also the name of both Alfa's gorgeous 33 Stradale and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 33 Sportwagon. The latter can better the Stradale in carrying home cases of Latrobe's finest, but should it also carry a lower price? » 9/28/11 8:00am 9/28/11 8:00am

Big Video Contest: Show Us Your Jalopnik, Win Fabulous Roush Prizes!

After snagging some hot swag from today's 2010 Roush Mustang reveal, we figure it's time for another contest. Below, how to win some Jack Roush-signed paraphernalia and what you need do to earn it. » 3/18/09 5:30pm 3/18/09 5:30pm

2011 VW Polo Coming To America, Bringing +1

Volkswagen will redesign the 2011 VW Polo hatchback and sedan for the US market, making both beefier and more Husky-size-friendly than the new 2010 VW Polo available in Europe. » 3/16/09 11:00am 3/16/09 11:00am

2009 Nissan Cube Revealed

UPDATE: The 2009 Nissan Cube's price will start at $13,990 and we've even had a chance to test drive the Cube. Read our impression here. » 11/19/08 1:45pm 11/19/08 1:45pm The is hoping to capture the boxy chic market the Scion xB pioneered when it goes on sale in the US market next year. We think the Cube has a lot going for it. When it does arrive…

Chicago Auto Show: International MaxxPro

International didn't just bring it's super shredder semi, the International LoneStar to the show. They also brought the US Military's latest wheeled transport, the International MaxxPro. The imposing vehicle is basically a purpose-built mobile bomb shelter, capable of taking a hit from any direction, as well as… » 2/08/08 12:00pm 2/08/08 12:00pm

Polo For US Market? VW Is Mulling the Option

What would you say to the option of the tiny but tossable Volkswagen Polo making it's way to the shores of the United States? If you're like us, you'd be more excited in an R32 model, but still it's interesting. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn admitted that the possibilty is out there with the dry but corporate… » 1/15/08 5:45pm 1/15/08 5:45pm

Astras in America: Opel Club Meets GM's German Saturns, or Vice Versa

Our new buddy Will happened on an Opel party somewhere in the Golden State, where a group of classic Opel GT owners got to eyeball GM's Germanic B-car, the Astra — in hatch and retractable hardtop versions. As you know already, the Astra will be coming to the US as an entry-level Saturn sometime later this year. » 1/29/07 12:35pm 1/29/07 12:35pm

US Getting Mitsubishi Lancer Before Japan

According to Edmunds Inside Line, Japanese buyers are more interested in their tiny little keicars than the much larger Mitsubishi Lancer, a car that wouldn't even crack midsize in the states. As such, the company will introduce the redesigned Lancer in the US before it's launched in Japan — which, among Japanese… » 8/09/06 9:43am 8/09/06 9:43am

The US House Loves the Lease Deals


It's that time of year again when the Detroit Free Press publishes the results of their annual Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request list of House members paying for leases using their office budgets. » 3/13/06 11:00am 3/13/06 11:00am

And that argument makes sense to us. A closer look at the numbers seems to provide proof for what the…

Zetsche Says: Smart Likely Headed to US

DaimlerChrysler CEO, Dieter "Funke" Zetsche told German business newspaper Handelsblatt that, more likely than not, the company will launch the Smart brand in the US. Despite that the DCX division is more upside-down than Ernest Borgnine in "The Poseidon Adventure," Zetsche told Switzerland's am Sonntag he's looking… » 2/27/06 8:32am 2/27/06 8:32am

Spy Photos: More on the 2007 Jeep Compass

With the Dodge Caliber on its way down the pike, it's fitting that American Car Fans would uncover some spy shots of its badge-engineering mate, the Jeep Compass. Taken during cold-weather testing in Northern Europe, the shots indicate a vehicle similar to the concept unveiled in Frankfurt last September — albeit… » 1/03/06 8:44am 1/03/06 8:44am

Hurry Up and Wait: DaimlerChrysler Won't Decide on US Smart Before 2006

A zen koan for you: What is news about no news? A DCX official said the company won't decide whether or not to build a Smart car for the US market before sometime next year. In the meantime, a team of business strategists will finish reviewing Smart's sales and marketing network, and the company will likely develop a… » 12/20/05 12:46pm 12/20/05 12:46pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Fusion, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: For a commodious family four-door, the Fusion s priced right, undercutting its rivals by some margin. (Depreciation is another matter.) The Fusion s also a bit of a handler, both nimble and tenacious through the twisties. » 12/09/05 11:00am 12/09/05 11:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Fusion, Part 2

Exterior Design: **
The Fusion s three-bar front grill takes us to Infiniti and that s it. The Fusion s sharp, Caddy-like fender creases are distinctly dissonant, as are the oversized (and inexplicably clear) rear lamps. The rest of the car also goes meekly where a bunch of other manufacturers have gone before,… » 12/08/05 9:00am 12/08/05 9:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Fusion, Part 1

Ford s attempt to regain its place atop the sales charts is looking more and more like the scientific pursuit of cold fusion. Theoretically, The Blue Oval Boys should be able to screw together a nice car for a reasonable price and then sell it to the millions of US car buyers whose automotive aspirations never reach… » 12/07/05 9:00am 12/07/05 9:00am

Jalopnik Poll: What's Next For Saturn?

With GM announcing that its plant closures will most definitely include Saturn's Spring Hill, Tennessee facility Saturnites are worried for the future of their brand. The Spring Hill plant is 7 million square feet and currently produces only the VUE compact SUV, which is due for a replacement in 2007. Does the end of… » 11/21/05 1:12pm 11/21/05 1:12pm