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  • Announcing The Launch Of WindingRoad.com! (982 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 08, 2009 1:33 p.m.

    Since the inception of Winding Road as a digital magazine in 2005, our editorial staff has availed itself of every tool in our online toolbox to deliver as rich an automotive experience as possible. As many of you know, for the last two years, one of our primary delivery vehicles has been NextAutos.com. From its launch, the goal of NextAutos has been to provide a fresh and diverse cross-section of the motoring landscape, with content that is both timely and insightful. We’ve learned a lot from developing NextAutos, and we’re excited to have translated those lessons into the all-new WindingRoad.com ...

  • Driven: 2010 BMW X5M (14616 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 06, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    If a nonsensical vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S tickles your fancy, you may want to leave space on your bedroom wall for another drool-worthy pinup. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW X5M. It has 555 horsepower, it runs a tuned version of BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and it costs $85,400—that’s a whopping $40,900 less than the starting price of Madam Cayenne. And if you immediately think to yourself, “Well, clearly this is because the Porsche is a superior vehicle,” you’ll want to think again. The X5M is as good to drive as it is unnecessary to own.

  • 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Priced From $199,950 (1055 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 06, 2009 12:06 p.m.

    The über-exotic Rapide, Aston Martin's new four-door, four-seat sports car, officially launches in the second quarter (late Spring) of 2010, retailing for a base MSRP of $199,950. Aston Martin expects to build approximately 2000 Rapides total in the first year of production.

  • Los Angeles 2009: Honda P-NUT Concept Is Weird, Awesome (1377 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 03, 2009 1:28 p.m.

    File this one under the "weird = cool" category. Honda's Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) concept is nothing short of futuristic, and shows what possibilities are in store for city cars moving forward. The weird angles and funky shape are the work of Honda's Los Angeles design crew.

  • 2011 Ford Fiesta Priced From $13,320 (783 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 03, 2009 12:37 p.m.

    While the full details on the 2011 Ford Fiesta broke out yesterday, the Blue Oval folks went ahead and debuted pricing information on the official Fiesta website. What's that mean for consumers? The sweet little B-car can be yours for just $13,320, including $675 for destination.

  • First Look: 2010 Hyundai Tucson (2265 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 03, 2009 12 p.m.

    The previous-generation Tucson, while trusty and capable, looked rather odd and never really separated itself from the more popular Kia Sportage that it shared (everything) with. This all changes for 2010, though. The new Tucson is more powerful, more economical, and much more appealing on the eyes.

  • Mitsubishi Previews Pint-Sized RVR Crossover, Confirms Sales For North America (555 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 03, 2009 9:46 a.m.

    Mitsubishi has announced that it will begin production of a new small crossover, dubbed RVR, which will go on sale next spring in Japan. And while we're very accustomed to the idea of Mitsubishi releasing JDM-only products, the three-diamond folks have confirmed that this little cutie will be coming to North America at some point next year.

  • Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Gets New Platform (583 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 03, 2009 9:01 a.m.

    Our spy photographer has sent us some shots of some forbidden fruit from the wintry north of Sweden. The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, dressed up to keep prying eyes from seeing too much metal, is in cold-weather testing.

  • 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.