VW to Debut New Touran Compact MPV at Geneva Motor Show

The newly redesigned small people mover is a minivan at it's core.  So I won't regale you with tales of turbodiesel performance.  If you've got a family, here's some of the real sexy stuff: Child safety seat anchors on all rear seats 47 storage compartments 3-zone PureAir automatic air conditioning system Collision avoidance with emergency...

A New EcoBoosted Ford Focus RS is Coming to Geneva

This is a car we will get in the States.  Finally. Rather, other people will get it.  I'm married and have a 4-year old. Responsibilities. However, were this "back in my day", then the new Ford Focus RS would be my "Most Fabulous Object in the World," with apologies to Terry Gilliam. First let's...

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Guess Who’s Building a Plug-in Hybrid Minivan?

Looks like the company that built the market for minivans is making the next logical evolution in the platform.  Chrysler, according to the fine folks at The Detroit Bureau.com, will introduce a plug-in hybrid minivan at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Why this hasn't been done by any automaker is still a...

Cars to See at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: Chevy Colorado ZR-2 Concept

We discussed this turbo diesel powered, rugged and fast Chevrolet concept small pickup here.  But you can see it up close and in person at this year's Chicago Auto Show.  The ZR-2 was originally introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. [caption id="attachment_26641" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image by Hybrid and Electric...

2015 Ram EcoDiesel at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Cars to See at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

Here are some words that you may not realize can go in the same sentence: light duty crew cab pickup truck, 28 mpg, 9,200 pounds max towing, luxury, RAM, 420 lb./ft. of torque, stop-start fuel management, automatic load leveling system. [caption id="attachment_26387" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image by Hybrid and Electric Car News[/caption] If...

Chicago Auto Show Main Entrance

2015 Chicago Auto Show, Day 1: Thoughts and Images

Today was the "Concept & Technology Garage" at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.  Held in a smaller hall somewhere in western McCormick Place, the venue was a cavernous as it was set apart from the rest of the show.  I know, because I think I lost 4 pounds walking to...

4 Cool Things Hyundai is Showing at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Fresh off it's debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai will show their Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, the 2015 Tuscon Fuel Cell SUV, specialty vehicles from SEMA and new Connected Car technology at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.  Making its Chicago debut, Hyundai’s innovative Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept reflects a...

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