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  • Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson (14879 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 15, 2009 2:45 p.m.

    The canyon roads in and around Beverly Hills, California, provide some of the best driving scenarios in the country. Long stretches of tight corners mixed in with rapid elevation changes make for a challenging and fun day of motoring, and give us the ability to really wring out our vehicle of choice—immediately pointing out any flaws in suspension tuning, balance, power delivery, shift fluidity, and overall grace. You really want a Lotus Elise for times like this. You can imagine our surprise when Hyundai chose these roads as the testing grounds for the all-new 2010 Tucson crossover.

  • Video: Audi Teases the A1 (754 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 15, 2009 2:27 p.m.

    Audi is a brand that loves to tease the world ahead of the launch of its products. This A1 video is no exception. Have a look as the artist in the video gives us visual clues as to what the production Audi A1 will look like.

  • Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster In The Snow (954 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 15, 2009 1:30 p.m.

    Just in case you were planning on getting a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster when it becomes available, then driving it around in the snow, it currently is undergoing cold weather testing to make sure it’s up to snuff.

  • Secondhand Gems: $10K Winter Second Cars (4912 views)

    By Christopher Smith on December 15, 2009 1:01 p.m.

    Many of us who choose to enjoy the fruits of dedicated performance vehicles also know the value of having a second vehicle on-hand. Those of us in four-season climates also understand the necessity of piloting something a bit more winter-friendly, if for no other reason than to keep our expensive, fair-weather ride out of the salt and slush.

  • Winding Road Seeks Interns (1262 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 15, 2009 11:57 a.m.

    We have a new website, a new year is on the horizon, and we’re looking for some new faces to brighten up our editorial office as the new semester begins.

  • 2012 Kia Forte Koup May Get Turbocharged (2020 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 15, 2009 9:23 a.m.

    Just yesterday, we posted our list of cars that are all bark and no bite. The good folks at Kia must have an ear to the ground, as the Forte Koup may be getting a turbocharger for the model year 2012, Edmunds reports.

  • First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible (3774 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 15, 2009 8:56 a.m.

    Kiss the CLK-Class goodbye—the debut of the new 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible marks the end of CLK badging, but ushers in a sexy new convertible poised to take on the Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series droptops.

  • Video: The Chevy Volt Dance (783 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 14, 2009 2:42 p.m.

    For those of you lucky enough to hear the original Chevy Volt song ('E' for electricity, 'V' for Chevy Volt and me...) at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, you can rest easy knowing that GM has hired a dance crew and commissioned a full-on show routine. Good to know all the penny-pinching over at GM is going to good use.

  • Toyota To Debut New Dedicated Hybrid Concept At Detroit Auto Show (469 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 14, 2009 1:19 p.m.

    The 2010 North American International Auto Show is just one month away, and Toyota has just released a set of teaser images and information about a new dedicated hybrid concept which will be unveiled at Cobo Hall in January.

  • List: Ten Cars That Are All Bark And No Bite (51011 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 14, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    In automotive terms, a "sleeper" is a car that doesn't look like it'll do much damage, but once it hits the road, it's a real performance dream. Think of the Mazdaspeed3 or BMW 335d—two cars that don't look all that vicious but are really stunning machines to steer. These cars, however, are just the opposite.