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  • 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 (2022 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 (3776 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.

  • Keepers: Saab 900 Turbo (1334 views)

    By Christopher Smith on December 14, 2009 12:03 p.m.

    Winding Road staffers are nothing if not hopelessly in love with quirky cars, probably because we’re quirky people. It should come as no surprise, then, that we pay homage to the King of Quirk, the Idol of Idiosyncrasy, the Pinnacle of Peculiarity, the … okay, you get the point. Straight from the land of Ikea, Dancing Queen, and the too-cool ice hotel (pun intended) comes the Saab 900 Turbo.

  • Toyota Announces Prius Plug-In Hybrid Lease Program (876 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 14, 2009 9:55 a.m.

    We knew it wouldn't be long before we'd see a plug-in version of the Toyota Prius, the world's most well-known hybrid vehicle. Today, Toyota has officially launched the Prius Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) lease program, which will provide 600 examples of this car for testing in Japan, Europe, and the United States. These cars will be leased to commercial, government, and universities for testing on how PHEV vehicles exist in real-world use.

  • Third Look: 2010 Ford Taurus SEL Is More Than Just A Good Value (7889 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 14, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    With all of the coverage that we've given to the Ford Taurus SHO lately, it's easy to forget that the bread-and-butter SE, SEL, and Limited models still offer a whole lot of goodness, even without twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6. We just spent one week with a front-wheel-drive SEL test car, and while the overall value proves to be the Taurus's best selling point, this car possesses plenty of other good qualities.

  • Video: Historic Ford Model T Footage - Driving Was Always Fun (1399 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 14, 2009 8:50 a.m.

    The following video shows historic footage of the Ford Model T being built on the assembly line. It’s actually quite interesting. But the real gem in this clip is toward the end, when it shows the Model T driving on and off road.