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

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

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 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