End of Days for Eos as Volkswagen Says it has No Plans for a Direct Replacement


It looks like Opel's decision to kill the Astra Twin-Top and add a larger and more luxurious soft-top model into its automobile lineup in the form of the new Cascada convertible was in the right direction as one of its chief rivals in Europe, the Volkswagen brand, is contemplating the same exact move. Read more »


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Meet the New Diesel-Powered 2014 Mazda6 Grand-Am Series Racer


The best way to convince consumers about a new technology is to showcase it on the track or at least put a racing spin on it. Diesel engines aren't anything new by any means, but the push to get American buyers to give them yet one more chance is.

Together with next year's launch of the new 2014 Mazda6 equipped with a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine in the States, Mazda will also field a racing version of the sedan during the 2013 Grand-Am series.

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To Illustrate Its Future, Lincoln Honors Its Past

If all you know about Lincoln automobiles comes from what you’ve seen in its dealer showrooms over the past two decades, it would be easy to write the brand off as a pseudo-luxury automaker reselling badge-engineered Fords. The demise of the Mercury brand was supposed to clarify the line between mass-market vehicles, sold under Ford’s...

2014 Mazda6 SkyActiv-D Clean Diesel unveiled

As Mazda said this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the wait is over. Mazda has finally shown its hand with their first diesel car for the North American market, a car that will go on sale in mid 2013, the 2014 Mazda6 SkyActiv-D. As part of a new strategy for their vehicles, Mazda will [...]
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The Mazda6 Diesel Is Coming To America

The show floor hasn't quite opened yet, but crack Jalopnik operatives have dressed in our special trash can costume (a trash can with feet holes) and got photos that prove that Mazda's new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine will, in fact, be an option for the Mazda 6. This was widely speculated, and now we have proof it's going to happen. More »


Nincompoop Jumps Under a Speeding Train, Makes it Out Alive


There is a very thin line between ballsy and brainless. In this case, our vote goes to brainless.

For their own ill-advised reasons, a group of young men who may or may not be from India or one of the surrounding countries, are watching and at the same time, filming one of their man-friends getting ready to perform a daredevilish act.

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Jeep Says New 2013 Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is Toughest Yet


Every once in a while for the past 10 years, Jeep unleashes a "Rubicon" version of its Wrangler 4x4, named after one of the world's most challenging off-road trails.

The time for a new Rubicon-flavored Wrangler has arrived, with Jeep to officially reveal the special edition off-road model created to celebrate its 10th anniversary at today's first press day of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Crazy But True: This Driver Saved His Car from Flipping Over!


We don't have much information about this incident to go by, but from what we can tell, it looks like someone smashed into the rear end of this vehicle on the highway – that or a one of its tires exploded.

Whatever happened, it caused the car to slide and head onto the grass on the side of the road, with the driver managing to avoid about half a dozen metal poles before the car re-entered the highway on its…two wheels.

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Ford Adds 123HP 1.0-liter EcoBoost to Facelifted 2014 Fiesta, Claims 40 MPG Plus [58 Photos + Video]


With fuel prices on the rise and federal and state mandates about fuel economy, U.S. manufacturers and buyers alike are beginning to see the advantages of downsizing when it comes to both vehicles and their engines.

Ford’s Fiesta, which has been redesigned for the 2014 model year and will launch at the LA Auto Show this week, is probably one of the best examples.

That’s because apart from the cosmetic changes, such as the larger trapezoidal grille that resembles that of the Fusion mid-size saloon (…or Aston Martin models), Ford’s subcompact will be offered in the States with the firm's new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

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Apple’s Siri “Intelligent Assistant” Comes to Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LTZ / RS from 2013


The late Jim Morrison sang, “keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel”. These lyrics from The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” would make a perfect match for Apple’s new Siri app that, from early next year, will be available in two of Chevrolet’s city cars.

More specifically, the company announced today that the Spark and Sonic LTZ and RS owners will be able to pair their cars’ standard MyLink infotainment system to Siri, provided, of course, they have an iPhone running Apple’s iOS 6.

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Jay Leno (Finally) Drives The Pagani Huayra: Video

In September of 2011, supercar builder Horacio Pagani brought his latest masterpiece, the Pagani Huayra, to Jay Leno’s Garage for a bit of show-and-tell. Since the car lacked advanced airbags and hadn’t been approved for U.S. sale, Leno never got a turn behind the wheel (although he did get some time in the passenger seat). The Pagani...

New Chevrolet Spark EV Priced at US$25,000 with Tax Incentives


It’s true that the words “fun” and “electric vehicle” don’t usually feature in the same sentence, especially if the vehicle in question is a city car.

Chevrolet, though, claims that the 2014 Spark EV, which was officially introduced ahead of its world debut at the LA Auto Show tomorrow, offers both one of the best ranges among electric vehicles on sale today and a sub-8.0 seconds 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time.

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Leah Petersen is One Awesome Motorcycle Gal


As you can no doubt see for yourself, there's a very pretty face hiding under that helmet, but what really makes Leah Petersen stand out from the crowd in our world is her motorcycle skills as she is a professional stunt biker.

It's no secret that most men just love beautiful women who are capable behind the steering wheel of a car or in this case, the handlebars of a bike, something that Peterson freely admits on the "about" page of her website:

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When Snow Piles Up, Mayhem is Everywhere…


Perhaps for some - mainly the younger ones, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but for the rest, the winter snow season is always full of nasty and usually, costly surprises.

In this footage, we see a group of cars, which from what we understand, had just been involved in a crash due to the slippery, snow covered road, suffer another blow when a trio of vehicles coming down from the steep street fail to stop and smash into them.

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