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2016 Mazda CX-3

Mazda's new mini-ute drives nearly as sharp as it looks.<p>The subcompact-crossover segment is erupting like an overdue volcano—witness the new Chevy Trax, Fiat 500X, and Honda HR-V joining other wee hatchbacks on stilts, such as the Buick Encore, Jeep Renegade, Kia Soul, Mini Countryman, and Nissan …

Mazda

Jaguar Land Rover ditches confusing R-S, R-S GT badges

Buyers had been confused by the presence of two different trim levels above the already sporty 'R' designator that the company has been using since the 1990s.<p>The auto industry isn't exactly short of three-letter acronyms. But while the arrival of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations …

Non-Running 1957 Bentley S1 for $8500

This 1957 Bentley S1 is offered with the drivetrain out of the car for repairs. The interior looks complete but the whole vehicle looks like it needs …

James Bond SPECTRE's Jaguar/Aston Chase Scene Is Shaping Up To Be Epic

Excitement for the latest James Bond 007 movie, <i>SPECTRE</i>, is growing, including, at least in our circle, for the flick’s hot cars. While there will be a Range Rover Sport SVR and some cool, modded Defenders, the real stars are the ultra-limited-production Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar’s 890-hp hybrid …

James Bond

Talking Ford GT and self-driving cars with CEO Mark Fields

Ford CEO Mark Fields is on a mission, and while aluminum, rubber, and steel might be the most obvious part of that – whether a truck like the F-150 …

LeMons Southern Discomfort Inspections: Ranchero, Fairlane, Valiant, Monza, Many Mustangs and Miatas

We’re back at Carolina Motorsports Park in South Carolina for the sixth annual Southern Discomfort 24 Hour of LeMons, and today we inspected the 90 or so vehicles that will be competing this weekend. We saw more Mazda Miatas, BMW 3- and 5-series cars, and Ford Mustangs than ever before at this …

North Carolina

1-of-50 1972 Datsun 240Z Commemorative Pace Cars

This 1972 Datsun 240z is one of t50 or so pace car editions given to SoCal area Datsun dealers to promote the actual 240Z pace car used for the …

Report: Lotus Crossover Scheduled for 2019, Will Be Built in China

Lotus has been talking vaguely about introducing an SUV to its lineup for months. Now, a new report gives us a clearer look at what to expect from a Lotus five-door crossover SUV, which is poised to compete against the likes of the Porsche Macan.<p>The new Lotus, which Lotus Turnaround Plans” …

Nicely Modified 1978 International Scout II

This 1978 International Scout II looks very nice inside, out and underneath and comes equipped with a 345ci V8, 4-speed and Dana 44 rear axle with …

Nicely Restored 1950 Packard Custom Eight

This 1950 Packard Custom Eight has been fully restored including a rebuilt of its flathead straight eight and automatic transmission. Slightly …

One of 1582: 1953 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine SI

This 1953 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine is one of only 1,582 made over a three year production run. This is an early, first year MkI car, and as the seller …

Have 918, Will Travel: Porsche Hits The Road To Celebrate Facebook Milestone

It wasn't too many years ago that hybrids were antithetical to the very idea of performance cars. And while it might be hard to remember, people …

Lotus CEO Reveals Plans For Chinese-Built SUV

Insatiable demand for SUVs all over the globe but particularly in key markets such as China and the U.S. has led to companies even like Lotus, whose …

Lotus Cars

This Week's BaT Auction: Bidding Ends Today!

<b>4/29/2015 Update:</b> Bidding on these 10 cars ends today. Tune in for the bulk of the bidding that happens in the final hours.<p>You can find links to all …

2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 4WD Crew Cab Review - Verdict

Trophy Truck: Sends Same Message, Works Harder Than a Trophy Wife<p>GM’s latest full line of half-ton pickups came up a tad short against the competition in the comparison-test trench wars, but as fancy trucks go, the GMC Sierra Denali 1500 has been serving plutocratic construction bosses, horse …

Flying is more efficient than driving

Traveling by plane can be pretty daunting these days thanks to long lines at the airport and cramped quarters in the cabin. Still, flying is the quickest option for traveling long distances in the US. A recent study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute also finds taking …

EU is making automatic emergency calling mandatory for cars

The European Parliment just voted to enact a measure to make Europe’s highways a bit safer. Automatic emergency dialing service, eCall, will be …

Holden brings Opel Astra VXR, GTC and Cascada to Australia

We wouldn't go so far as to say General Motors keeps all its most exciting products in other markets. We do get the Camaro and Corvette, after all. What we don't get is GM's hot hatch, but now they will Down Under.<p>Holden has just announced the arrival of three models it's bringing over from Europe, …

Tortoise gets wheels in place of injured legs, faster than ever

Mercedes-Benz made some waves with its 2015 Super Bowl spot, showing a new take on the old race between the tortoise and the hare. Now, though, a tortoise in the UK has had its speed increased in a rather different way.<p>After a rat chewed off her front legs while she was hibernating, Mrs. T, a …

Ford recalls 591,177 vehicles in four separate campaigns

Ford is issuing recalls for a total of 591,177 vehicles worldwide, in four separate campaigns. The announcement comes just days after the discovery of door-latch problems in 390,000 of the automaker's cars.<p>The largest of these new recalls covers 518,313 examples of the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ …

The final Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is pure mayhem

We're just a hair over two weeks out from Fury Road's release date of May 15. Until then, here's your last taste of Max's new sun-roasted hell.<p>It seems like at least half of the film has been revealed by now in all of the trailers we've seen, but the great part about the final <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> …

Translogic 175: Motoped

Cross Between Mountain Bike And Motorcycle, Helpful For Zombie Apocalypse<p><i>Translogic</i> heads to Kansas City, MO to take a spin on a Motoped motorized bicycle. Motorized bikes have been around for decades, but this isn't your typical Huffy-powered by a lawn mower engine. The Motoped comes in a badass …

Why GM tried to stop direct Tesla EV sales in Maryland

GM Cites Unequal Standards, But Tesla Still Gets Four-Store Approval<p>If Tesla Motors thought a Maryland bill allowing direct automaker-to-customer sales would be legalized once the state's auto dealers association was on board, it was wrong. No, the California-based maker of the all-electric Model S …

Here's what the U.S. 2017 Jaguar XE will have underhood

Spoiler: there's a diesel, and a supercharged V6. Jaguar is staying mum about the V8, though.<p>Jaguar's rollout of the new XE sedan, its first four-door designed to effectively take onBMW's 3 Series, has been a long, slow process. And it'll roll on, since the XE won't actually go on sale in the U.S. …

Mercedes G-Wagen Clone Debuts in Shanghai

We look at this cloned Mercedes-Benz G-wagen as heresy punishable by four years in automotive design school. But in China, where copyright infringement is encouraged by the government’s many state-owned enterprises, knockoff products are simply good business.<p>Unlike contracts other foreign …

Profit

2016 Cadillac CTS-V to hit dealers this summer, start at $83,995*

Cadillac has announced pricing for the 640-horsepower CTS-V, and not only will the new super-sedan outgun its heartiest German rivals, it'll undercut them on price, too.<p>Kicking off at $83,995 (not including a $995 destination charge), the CTS-V is nearly $10,000 less than the 560-hp BMW M5, almost …

Audi On Demand, 2015 Toyota Corolla, 2017 Jaguar XE: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Rental cars are rarely nice. Online, rental companies may show images of sleek, sporty coupes, but when you get to the service desk, you're handed …

Jaguar Cars

2015 Mustang GT350 option pricing apparently leaked

The fans over at the Mustang6G forums seem to have figured out the price of every option package on the upcoming GT350 and GT350R.<p>We already know that the 2015 Mustang GT350 and GT350R will come in extremely limited numbers: Only 100 GT350s and 37 GT350Rs will be produced for the 2015 model year. …

Furious 7 is China's top-grossing movie ever

Well, that didn't take long. Not only has <i>Furious 7</i> conquered the US box office for a third consecutive weekend (and last, considering <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> drops in days), after barely two weeks in theaters, it's already the highest grossing film in China. Ever.<p>According to <i>Entertainment …

1951 Hudson Pacemaker Coupe

This 1951 Hudson Pacemaker is listed as a never-rusted driver with old if not original lacquer finish. Slightly dulled brightwork and faded paint …