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  • List: Truly Cool Minivans (21150 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 29, 2009 3:03 p.m.

    Toyota is pleased with its new Sienna minivan, seeing it as a fresh alternative to the dumpy, uncool image usually associated with these oft-ridiculed people-haulers. Winding Road’s Seyth Miersma found out if it lived up to the hype, leaving us to paw through the WR family photo albums for past MPVs that transcend their unflattering stereotypes. Surely, the Sienna wasn’t the first vehicle of its kind to attempt to appeal to the more savvy soccer moms.

  • Audi Confirms Q5 Hybrid To Debut In Late 2010 (1147 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 29, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    In a recent press release, Audi states that the Q5 crossover will be the its first production vehicle to feature hybrid technology when it is unveiled near the end of 2010. A hybrid Q5 will be poised to compete against the Lexus RX450h and the all-new Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrids. The Q5 is already a hot-selling luxury CUV, and should prove to be a good start for Audi to launch its new hybrid system, though it is unclear if other vehicles in the automaker's portfolio will receive this technology.

  • Report: Saab 9-5 Could Live On As A Buick (1689 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 28, 2009 1:16 p.m.

    With the death of Saab still fresh on our minds, a new report states that General Motors might make use of the newly finished 2010 9-5 sedan by rebadging it as a Buick, to better expand that marque's lineup.

  • Volvo Announces Pricing For XC60 R-Design (1360 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 28, 2009 10:38 a.m.

    Volvo has announced pricing for the 2010 XC60 R-Design. For a base MSRP of $41,550, the R-Design gets a host of interior and exterior styling changes, as well as some slight mechanical upgrades.

  • Keepers: Saab 900 Turbo—Community (1467 views)

    By Christopher Smith on December 28, 2009 10:38 a.m.

    Saab the car company isn’t likely to be around much longer, but Saab the legend will live on indefinitely thanks to a healthy enthusiast community that works hard to keep these cars on the road. That community maintains a strong presence in cyberspace—as do most modern auto clubs—but also offers a more traditional owners club for Saab faithful to join.

  • First Look: 2011 Ford Mustang GT Gets 5.0-Liter V-8 Power (3373 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 27, 2009 11:01 p.m.

    The Mustang GT has always been one of our favorite sports cars, and there's more to love for the 2011 model year -- the Mustang GT gets an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 engine, producing 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

  • First Look: 2011 Ford Racing Boss 302R (4347 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 27, 2009 11:01 p.m.

    Today, Ford Racing unveiled the all-new Boss 302R based on the 2011 Mustang GT. The 302R is a factory-built, race-ready machine poised to compete in Grand-Am, SCCA, and NASA classes, as well as individual track days.

  • Report: Detroit-Bound Mystery Cadillac Concept Is Actually XTS Sedan (1083 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 26, 2009 10 a.m.

    On Tuesday, we broke the news that Cadillac would be unveiling an all-new concept car (teaser image shown above), as well as the production-ready CTS-V Coupe at next month's Detroit Auto Show. And while the details on the V-badged Caddy Coupe are pretty much set in stone, we could only come up with speculation about what the concept car would be.

  • Driven: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport (22041 views)

    By Matt Davis on December 25, 2009 12 p.m.

    How many Elons do you have on your Rolodex or Blackberry, hmm? Elon Musk, chairman, product architect, and CEO of Tesla Motors is the only Elon we know. His name just gets cooler and rarer by adding the Musk.

  • Happy Holidays From Winding Road! (607 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 25, 2009 8 a.m.

    We at Winding Road are signing off for the holiday weekend to fill up on holiday beer cheer, spend time with family and friends, and practice our snow drifting techniques. Things will be pretty quiet around WindingRoad.com for the next few days, but don't worry -- we've slotted some good content to publish throughout the weekend. And if huge breaking news (like Saab rising from the dead) happens, we'll be sure to give you the full report.