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  • Los Angeles 2009: U.S.-Spec 2011 Mazda2 Shows Its Face (493 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 02, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    If you feel like you've already seen the Mazda2 today, it's because you have, by way of the 2011 Ford Fiesta. No matter, though -- we're sure that like other Ford/Mazda collaborations, the 2 will be unique enough to set it apart from the festive Ford on the road.

  • Los Angeles 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept Is A 70-MPG Diesel Hybrid (614 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 02, 2009 3:29 p.m.

    Today, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its very fuel-efficient Up! Lite Concept. The tiny, four-seater hybrid is based on previous Up concepts we have seen over the years, achieves a claimed 70 miles-per-gallon.

  • First Look: 2011 Infiniti M (1954 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 02, 2009 3:27 p.m.

    When we think of competitors for the BMW 5-Series, things like the Mercedes E-Class, Jaguar XF, and Audi A6 come to mind immediately, and sadly, the Infiniti M is casually overlooked in most cases. This was mostly due, in part, to an anemic V-8 mill, out-of-date interior materials and technology, and old styling. This all changes, though, as Infiniti has just debuted the sexy new M -- in both M37 and M56 flavors -- at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • First Look: 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 (1376 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 02, 2009 2:43 p.m.

    Destined to leave behind its historic and hated spot as the poser’s car of choice, Ford has pulled the wrapper off of its 2011 Mustang V-6 to reveal a truly competitive modern muscle car.

  • First Look: 2011 Hyundai Sonata (1700 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 02, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    Hyundai is really on a roll. The automaker is really setting itself up to become one of the leaders in refinement, economy, and value in many segments. And while the Sonata has always been a fair player in this area of the automotive marketplace, it enters a whole new world of technology, design, and overall refinement for the 2011 model year.

  • Driven: 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo (13608 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 02, 2009 10:49 a.m.

    During our drive through the woodsy, hilly roads of southern New York and northern New Jersey, there was one question that kept cropping up during every conversation about the new BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo: “What is this thing?”

  • First Look: 2011 Ford Fiesta (1878 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 02, 2009 12:01 a.m.

    The Fiesta has been a success story in Europe for many, many years, and it seems like America's biggest concern is how the Fiesta's design would change once the car was brought to our shores. Well, as you can see by the photos, it's slightly different, but in a way looks like a natural evolution of the Fiesta. Consider it a mid-cycle refresh, if you will.

  • Spy Shots: Is This Lotus Prototype A Mule For The V-8 Esprit? (932 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 01, 2009 12:36 p.m.

    Our spy photographer caught this Lotus prototype out testing. Could it be a mule for a V-8 engine for the new Lotus Esprit?

  • Spy Shots: Mini Cooper S Diesel Offers More Diesel Power (858 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 01, 2009 10:44 a.m.

    Our spy shooter sent us photos of the more powerful diesel version of the Mini Cooper.

  • Spy Shots: Mini Clubman S Diesel Has Larger Diesel Engine (672 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 01, 2009 10:39 a.m.

    Along with photos of the Mini Cooper S Diesel, as we are tentatively calling it, we received these photos over the holiday of the Mini Clubman with the more powerful diesel engine.