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Kia Sorento bares its claws for X-Men special edition

We all know what Batman drives. Chrysler even postulated at what Superman would drive with its special Ram Power Wagon. But what would the X-Men drive? According to Kia, the Sorento you see here.

Unveiled to promote the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD,…


Cadillac’s de Nysschen takes aim at Porsche 911, Cayenne

Johan de Nysschen has big plans for Cadillac. He’s moved the brand from Detroit to New York, revamped its model nomenclature, and planning a raft of new models for the near future – including a $250,000 luxury sedan to take on the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. But the veteran executive…


Fiat looks to retire ‘Fix It Again, Tony’ by knocking Honda

Ask Americans what Fiat stands for, and the odds are pretty low that you’ll hear, “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino” to be the answer. The more far likely response is “Fix It Again, Tony.” The ignominious moniker comes from the brand’s stint selling often unreliable models in North aMerica in…


Mercedes-AMG planning more hardcore A45 hot hatch

The launch of the A45 AMG marked Mercedes-Benz’s first real assault on the premium hot hatch segment. And with 355 horsepower from a 2.0-litre turbo four, it is indeed hot. But the latest word has it that Mercedes-AMG is planning an even hotter version.

Speaking with Auto Express at the LA…


Watch Ford build a Mustang atop Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building

In 1965, a Ford Mustang Convertible proudly went on display at the top of the Empire State Building, the world’s tallest building at the time. Earlier this year, the Blue Oval recreated the stunt by bringing the latest droptop ‘Stang to the sky-high structure during the New York Auto Show….


Top 15 cars plagued with recalls

New cars are clearly much more complex than they used to be and as a result, we’re seeing a record setting number of vehicle recalls from manufacturers. With a staggering 52 million cars recalled so far this year and counting, we can’t help but wonder if the endless stream of auto recalls by car…


Race recap: Abu Dhabi GP is reversals, luck, leanness and last dances

We weren’t sure if Alter Ego Nico Rosberg, the one who flew into Brazil and showed Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton that he knew also knew how to grab an entire race weekend by the scruff of the neck, arrived in Abu Dhabi. In both Friday practice sessions Hamilton showed Rosberg the…


Spectacular stunt: Giant truck jumps over Lotus F1 race car

A Lotus F1 car and the truck in which it’s transported may both be powered by Renault and share a common JPS livery, but as far as size and performance are concerned, they’re at opposite ends of the spectrum. So if you had to jump one over the other, you’d think it’d be a no-brainer to skip the…


2015 Volkswagen Golf R [w/video]

Grip It And Rip It

Volkswagen hired a photographer to come shoot the handful of journalists that it brought to drive the 2015 Golf R at Buttonwillow Raceway north of Los Angeles. This fact, though unremarkable in and of itself, was something I hadn’t noticed until I was well into my track time…


Ferrari replaces F1 boss with Marlboro exec

Ferrari just finished its worst Formula One season in decades, and if you’re thinking heads are going to roll, you’re right. In fact they already have, as team principal Stefano Domenicali was dismissed earlier this year and longtime chairman Luca di Montezemolo was axed just two months ago. Now…


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