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The Hottest New Cars For 2014

With the debilitating effects of the economic crisis firmly in the nation’s rearview mirror and new-car sales firing on all cylinders, the 2014 model year is serving up an engaging array of new and fully redesigned models, ranging from family sedans and plush luxury cars to hot sport coupes and …

Tesla Model S

Cheat Sheet: 2014 Volvo C30 Polestar Limited Edition

Fast and entertaining, but rough.<p>A run of 250 C30s got this special treatment, named for Volvo's performance and motorsport supplier. Volvo fans rejoiced, but while the package—250 hp, Day-Glo blue paint, matte black wheels, all the premium options—is fast and entertaining, it's rough around the …

Volvo

Why Business Is Cheering Detroit's Bankruptcy

Nobody wants to undergo surgery. But if you need it, there’s no point putting it off. All you want is to get through it quickly and be healthy afterwards.<p>That pretty much sums up the view of Detroit business leaders after the city’s historic bankruptcy filing Thursday afternoon, according to Sandy …

A Declining Population In A Widespread City

Detroit's population is close to the same size now as it was in 1910, before the city's automotive boom began. The city's population peaked at 1.86 million in 1950. The 2012 U.S. Census showed the city with about 700,000 residents. Detroit covers 138.76 square miles, with a shoreline of 4.12 miles. …

Honda Releases First Photo of 2014 Fit, Details of Fit Hybrid

The next-generation Fit subcompact is just around the corner, set to arrive here as a 2014 model early next year, and now we’ve gotten our first official look at it, courtesy of Honda. It appears as though the alleged scans of the new Fit from a Japanese publication we recently published were, in …

PHOTOS: GM Heritage Center

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2015 Honda Fit First Drive

...and 'Big Change'<p>They say, “When you’re on a good thing, stick to it.” Honda has followed that formula since launching the first Fit back in 2001. And why not? It’s worked wonders for the automaker so far, even if Honda of America took three years to wake up to the car’s potential and launch it …

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States Ramp Up Efforts To Battle Distracted Driving

The threat posed by distracted driving has been steadily growing as more people use cell phones and other electronic devices behind the wheel. But there is some good news.<p>A new report finds that states are stepping up efforts to combat distracted driving. More states have passed laws, increased law …

BlackBerry Targets India With Launch of Mid-Range Q5

The first mid-range smartphone built for BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system has finally arrived at market.<p>This week, BlackBerry’s …

Motorola Droid Ultra leaks again, this time with a red, textured finish

A better look at Motorola's next Droid, the Ultra, has surfaced thanks to serial phone-revealer @evleaks<i>.</i> This time we're getting a clearer view of the back, decked in some familiar Verizon hues. Alongside some good hints that it'll house a high-capacity battery like the RAZR Maxx series, we'd …

Smartphone shipments could reach 1.5 billion by 2017

If the smartphone market wasn’t big enough already, research firm IHS reckons that global smartphone shipments could reach a massive 1.5 billion by the year 2017. That’s shipments per year by the way, which works out to a new smartphone for every 4.7 people currently living on the planet, which is …

Faster Samsung Galaxy S4 may be in the works

A new version of Samsung's Galaxy S4 may soon surface, at least based on a series of benchmarks.<p>New benchmarks from AnTuTu Labs were uncovered by GSMarena and other blog sites. The benchmarks highlight a new international LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S4 with a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon …

Samsung Galaxy

Optimus, we hardly knew you - LG Optimus G successor officially named 'G2'

LG has been making more than a few right moves over the past several quarters, despite not making records in terms of sales of their smartphones, either in the U.S. or globally. Today, LG brings us an official announcement:<p>[quote qtext=” The next flagship device from LG Electronics (LG) will be …

LG Electronics

Apple, Samsung's latest phones face antitheft stress test

Apple and Samsung's latest smartphones will face the scrutiny of state and federal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday, who plan to test the latest in antitheft security.<p>San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are testing the latest …

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GM wary of Tesla

The Detroit auto giant is boosting its innovation efforts while keeping tabs on the Silicon Valley startup<p>General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) CEO Dan Akerson has not minced words about his disdain for the way GM was run until its Chapter 11 reorganization in June 2009.<p>Now he’s starting to pay more …

Nokia chose Windows Phone because it feared Samsung would 'come to dominate Android'

Nokia's decision in 2011 to pin the future of its smartphone business on Windows Phone has been heavily scrutinized over the years, but the reasoning behind that choice is only becoming fully clear now. When asked last week if he regretted not choosing Android, CEO Stephen Elop told reporters that …

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Kia Debuts Justice League–Themed Sorento SUV at 2013 Comic-Con

As part of showing its support for DC Comics’ We Can Be Heroes campaign to fight hunger in Africa, over the past year or so Kia has whipped up a number of superhero-themed cars and displayed them at auto shows. There was the Batman Optima, The Flash Forte Koup, Aquaman Rio5, Green Lantern Soul, …

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1967 Jaguar Mark X/420G Classic Drive

The Fattest Cat<p>The trick is selling cars in the United States of America. It always has been, and even with ascending car ownership in places like China, India, and Russia, moving metal in America is the key to successful auto manufacturing. If you don’t agree, just ask Renault, Peugeot, and …

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2012 BMW 328i Sport Long-Term Update 7

The Bouncy Nose<p>Not far from the office, Sepulveda Boulevard crosses some railroad tracks in the middle of a moderately steep hill. This creates a sort of shelf that can decompress or compress a car’s suspension rather dramatically if you’re going fast enough when you hit it, and given that the …

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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL600

Lieutenants of industry need not apply.<p>TESTED<p>The CL600 isn’t what you’d drive to an Occupy Wall Street protest—unless you were protesting the protesters. The iconic coupe is big, bold, and bodacious, a rolling reminiscence of more grandiose times. It hides its considerable bones in sheetmetal that …

2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic

Everything the childhood versions of ourselves hoped a 911 would be.<p>TESTED<p>You have to keep reminding yourself while dusting switchbacks in the Austrian Alps with the new Porsche Cayman S that this is not your dream car. This is not the 911 Carrera, the car in the posters that once wallpapered your …

Doom-Doom? Why Mazda Needs a Savior

Its profits are up and its products are great. So what gives?<p>To the casual observer, Mazda appears to be on a hot streak. The new 6 is great and just beat the Honda Accord in our comparison testing. The CX-5’s 43,319 sales in 2012—the highest for a Mazda crossover in nearly a decade—helped propel …

2013 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon: The Jalopnik Review

At the end of this year, the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS will be released. That means the, hopefully temporary, demise of the current high performance …