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  • Detroit Preview: Chevrolet Aveo RS Is A Surprisingly Hot Little Number (2516 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 07, 2010 11:27 p.m.

    We have a confession to make: In its current form, the Chevrolet Aveo has been the butt of many a joke within the automotive industry. It isn't nearly as good as anything else in the class, and in a time when more focus is being put on B- and C-segment cars, General Motors really disappointed with its smallest offering. But a new version is on the horizon. And judging by the preliminary information about the Aveo RS show car (which will appear next week at the Detroit Auto Show), drastic changes are in the works.

  • Keepers: 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS (11390 views)

    By Christopher Smith on January 07, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    Lest you think the Winding Road team is all about turbos and corner-carving, here’s a shout out to the muscle loving, bigger-is-better crowd and their definitive late-model flagship, the 1994-1996 Chevrolet Impala SS. Lord Vader, your car is now a Keeper.

  • Detroit Preview: Buick Unveils 255-HP, Turbocharged, All-Wheel-Drive Regal GS (4647 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 07, 2010 8:38 a.m.

    The fact that General Motors is finally bringing over the new Opel Insignia (Buick Regal) to the States makes us very happy campers. And now, knowing that a Regal GS is in the works, our interest is more piqued than ever. But hold on just a minute -- while the GS might look like an all-American version of the Insignia OPC, it's been diffused just slightly for Yankee consumption.

  • Tata Nano To Make Its Way To U.S. In 2012 (1111 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 07, 2010 8:34 a.m.

    India’s popular minicar, and the world’s least expensive car, the Tata Nano, will be heading to the U.S.in 2012, according to the company chief, Ratan Tata. The announcement came at the New Delhi Auto Expo, where Tata said the car is undergoing changes to meet U.S. guidelines for crash safety.

  • Ford Builds Upon SYNC Technology, Introduces MyFord Touch (3132 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 06, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    Ford's SYNC system was a huge step forward for the automaker, showing that the Blue Oval folks are serious about making sure that the cars rolling off their assembly lines have the best, most up-to-date technology available. Now, Ford debuts the all-new MyFord Touch system (see also: MyMercury Touch, MyLincoln Touch), which will be implemented into 2011 model year vehicles like the next-generation Ford Focus and the refreshed Lincoln MKX (both of which will make appearances at the Detroit Auto Show).

  • Gamer: New Gran Turismo 5 Cover Art, Screenshots, and Video (4665 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 06, 2010 1:45 p.m.

    We have just received the cover art for the upcoming PS3 title, Gran Turismo 5. We’re happy to see our favorite new gullwing, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the cover.

  • Noble Previews New Supercar Featuring 638-HP Corvette ZR1 Engine (3089 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 06, 2010 9:37 a.m.

    The Noble M12 is, in a word, superb, but we haven't seen the last of Lee Noble's supercar creations. These new teaser images are the first renderings of an all-new supercar, set to start development next month in South Africa.

  • New Details On Next-Generation BMW 3-Series Leak Out, U.S.-Only Sport Model In The Cards (3541 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 06, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    The BMW 3-Series is one of the most well-known vehicles in the enthusiast market, and with each new generation, BMW knows that it has to be relatively subtle with the overall tweaks, keeping the whole goodness of the 3-Series in tact.

  • List: What We Got For Christmas...And Really Liked (13107 views)

    By Rex Roy on January 05, 2010 2:11 p.m.

    If you know the right places to look, here's never a shortage of cool, automotive-themed gifts to give and receive. While the major gifting holidays are past, consider the following as a recommendations list for the rest of 2010.

  • Ask It: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS On Winter Tires (11485 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 05, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    When you think of snowy, slushy, wintry driving, a Chevrolet Camaro isn't necessarily the first vehicle that comes to mind. Naturally, when General Motors offered us the opportunity to test a Camaro SS outfitted with Pierlli Scorpion Ice & Snow tires in the middle of January, we accepted the challenge.