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Jay Leno listens to the people, shows off still-stock 1972 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3

Let it be known, Jay Leno is a man of the people. Long-time viewers will recall the time he walked fans of his popular video series around the various projects going on in his eponymous garage. One such vehicle was his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, which he’d planned on fitting with the powert…


Jaguar XE to be built in China

After a six-year absence, the Jaguar XE will return that most English of automotive companies to the compact premium segment, the brand’s first whole-hearted launch into that market. For certain Western markets it begins production at the Land Rover plant in Solihull early next year, but it will…


2016 Honda Pilot, Acura RDX confirmed for Chicago Auto Show debut

The Chicago Auto Show this year is going to be chock-full of Honda crossovers. Not only has Japanese automaker announced that it will be revealing the all-new Pilot at the Windy City expo, but that it will also preview the styling of the next Ridgeline pickup, while its luxury counterpart Acura


Volvo planning more Cross Country models

Back in August we had a chance to sit down with Volvo Senior VP Lex Kerssemakers at the unveiling of the new XC90, when he told us all about the company’s plans to completely revitalize its lineup within the next four years. Cross Country models, he assured us when asked, would be a big part of …


Saints Row video sends up Top Gear with motorized, machine-gunned Barcalounger

As the Grand Theft Auto series has created more lifelike video game worlds for players to experience, the Saints Row franchise has embraced fantasy by letting people pretty much just fly around and completely ignore reality. The latest standalone expansion, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, further d…


Toyota holds onto crown of World’s Largest Automaker

Although there were hints and allegations that the Volkswagen Group might have taken the global sales crown for 2014, the final tally puts Toyota at the top with 10.23 million sales in 2014. We should really say it keeps Toyota at the top, since that makes three years in a row the Japanese compa…


Industrial designer seeking classic car, sketches his finds as he shops

The process of shopping for a vintage car can be both a joy and a nightmare. Wrapped up with the exciting opportunity of owning a classic is the anxiety of picking just the right one. Canadian industrial design professor Bruce Thomson and his wife are chronicling all of those ups and downs in …


Mitsubishi bringing SUV ‘Legend’ to the Chicago Auto Show

Mitsubishi claims that “a legend” is returning to its ranks at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show in February. Its save-the-date to the Windy City event just depicts an indistinguishable crossover sitting on top of a sand dune as the only hint of what the Japanese brand has in store.

However, accordi…


Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition coming to Chicago

Between the GMC Canyon Nightfall Edition and Chevy Silverado Custom Sport, the truck divisions of General Motors had no lack of blacked-out custom pickups to showcase at the Detroit Auto Show this year. But now the General has announced one more.

Called the Midnight Edition, for this special …


Top 10 Most Evil Looking Classic Cars

There’s no question that cars have their own distinct personas, especially older cars of the classic variety. Some cars ooze utilitarian functionality, some cars ooze cute and bubbly, and some cars ooze sinister looking, evil design.

In 2015 it’s easy to lose sight of some of these classic ch…


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