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Mercedes-Benz SL, SLK May Share Architecture, Offer AWD

Honda's Fit-based crossover to be called HR-V in US

You may remember it as the Urban SUV (pictured above) from when it debuted in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show last year, or know it as the Vezel as the production version was unveiled for the Japanese Domestic Market at the 2014 Tokyo Motor Show. But when Honda starts exporting its new …

Chevy Corvette Stingray gets 8-speed auto for 2015

Christmas has come a year early - and by "Christmas" we mean availability of the eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2015 Corvette Stingray; it was was suspected that the General Motors 8L90 gearbox first announced for the Corvette Z06 might not make it into the standard C7 until 2016. The …

Can-Am Spyder gets Mark Messier's seal of approval

Mark Messier played in the National Hockey League for 25 years and was so good at it that he earned the nicknames The Moose, Mr. June and The Messiah. In 1994, as captain of the New York Rangers and with his team down three games to two in the Eastern Conference Finals, he guaranteed the New York …

2015 Mini Countryman getting mild facelift for NY

Mini has introduced three generations of retro hatchback since its revival in 2001, with numerous bodystyles spun off that core model. But the Countryman has always stood apart from the rest (save the Paceman which was in turn spun off of it). The Mini crossover is bigger than the rest of the …

2015 Cadillac Escalade First Drive

Recapturing Its Star Power<p>Cadillac has been an interesting story in the auto industry over the past several years. Its comeback bid may be well over a decade old, but it's only recently that the Wreath and Crest has transformed from the auto industry's retirement home into its hot new thing. …

Mercedes SL400 coming to America in the fall with twin-turbo V6

Place an order for a SL-Class roadster in North America and your choices come down to the SL550, the SL63 AMG (both with twin-turbo V8s) or the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG with a twin-turbo V12. But overseas buyers also have the option of a smaller engine, and soon American buyers will as well.<p>Until …

Chris Harris on the McLaren 650S

More horsepower, better handling, and aerodynamics borrowed from the P1.<p>In a post-McLaren P1 world, it's easy to forget how ridiculously fast the 12C is. Now McLaren has brought us the 650S. It's based on the 12C, but it's faster and more competent by almost every measure. At least, that's what …