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  • First Look: 2010 GMC Terrain Shows Its Face (501 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on April 05, 2009 12 a.m.

    General Motors sure does enjoy badge engineering. We just saw the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox for the first time this past January along with Cadillac's new SRX, but instead of making a replacement for the outgoing Pontiac Torrent, the General decided to add another vehicle into GMC's product line -- the 2010 Terrain.

  • First Look: BMW X5 And X6 Get The M Treatment For New York (374 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on April 04, 2009 12 a.m.

    File both of these in the "utterly pointless yet totally awesome" category. BMW will be officially unveiling the new X5 M and X6 M at the New York Auto Show next week, but the official details and photos have just now leaked out onto the web. Both of these newcomers mark BMW's first application of all-wheel drive on an M vehicle, and while we don't exactly see them selling in droves, we're confident that they'll both be an absolute hoot to motor around in.

  • Analysis: The Lessons of Rick Wagoner’s Demise (367 views)

    By Tom Martin on April 01, 2009 12 a.m.

    I confess to having mixed emotions about the Obama administration’s move over the weekend to throw Rick Wagoner under the Escalade. On the one hand, Mr. Wagoner was pretty clearly toast last fall. He had to get the axe, at a minimum for political reasons, but for sound reasons as well.

  • Driven: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, Decisions Decisions… (863 views)

    By Rex Roy on March 30, 2009 12 a.m.

    The obvious comparisons surrounding the all-new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro pit the reconstituted pony car against the Mustang and Challenger. Well duh. We submit, however, that the obvious overlooks something right before your eyes; a Camaro versus Camaro face off.

  • Driven: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (1817 views)

    By Tom Martin on March 27, 2009 12 a.m.

    We had a chance to drive several Hyundai Genesis Coupes this week at Hyundai’s launch event outside of Las Vegas. Our summary: The Genesis Coupe is both intriguing and confusing; kind of like a girlfriend you probably had once (or have now).

  • List: Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles Throughout History (3322 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on March 26, 2009 12 a.m.

    We love cars here at NextAutos. We also love barbeques. We especially love barbeque cars. It should make sense, then, with barbeque season fast approaching, that we find ourselves daydreaming about hot dogs.

  • Driven: 2010 Toyota Prius (747 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on March 25, 2009 12 a.m.

    It has become almost passé to criticize Toyota products for being rather soulless, yet utterly effective, to drive. Prius, especially in the ubiquity that it has earned in its last generation, has toiled famously under the “appliance” descriptor—serving up masses of consumers with a high-mileage, low-effort driving experience. And while enthusiast-minded detractors everywhere may take issue with the very notion, the good people at Toyota Motor Corporation are well aware of their cars’ snoozing reputation and are far more willing than one might expect to create a different identity for their brand.

  • Driven: 2010 BMW Z4 (793 views)

    By Matt Davis on March 20, 2009 12 a.m.

    Two market segments in particular have been decimated by the Great Recession. First, the Bentley-Ferrari-Porsche 911 area has effectively been castrated in the past six months. Second, there are the smaller two-seater premium Euro roadsters we all love so well in the best of times: Porsche Boxster, Mercedes SLK, Audi TT Roadster, and BMW Z4. For these little guys, emasculation similes do not suffice.

  • List: Top 10 Sporting BMWs Of The Past 50 Years (2180 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 19, 2009 12 a.m.

    We're right on the heels of getting the first drive impressions about BMW's latest Z4 hardtop roadster. Because of this, we began to think about the sporty, road-going BMWs of the past and how there have been a few really great cars that have come from the fine folks in Munich. Thus, we present our list of the top ten sporty BMW's from the last fifty years.

  • Driven: 2010 Kia Soul Sport (1329 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on March 12, 2009 12 a.m.

    When an automaker launches a new vehicle, there’s usually a lot of corporate enthusiasm built in. All of the engineers, executives, and public relations people get really excited about their latest and greatest offering, and in turn, they hope that the automotive press feels that excitement, too. The Kia people are no different in this regard but, given the automaker’s rather bland current lineup, it’s been harder for them to sell it.