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2015 Nissan Murano gets edgier, lighter for NY [w/video]

Nissan's Murano stands as one of the originators of the crossover movement – it was perhaps the first such vehicle to throw out the idea that a CUV had to look like a boxy, cladded-up sport utility vehicle in order to be successful. Now poised to enter its third generation, the midsize Nissan is …

2015 VW Jetta gets official just ahead of NYC reveal

Volkswagen has offered up the lightest of refreshes on its Jetta for 2015, making subtle styling tweaks to the front, rear and interior while adding a few doses of new equipment. One of the biggest tweaks is the new, 2.0-liter TDI engine, which is now more efficient, returning 45 miles per gallon …

Leno's steam-powered 1925 Doble E-20 is fascinating

The steam-powered car is considered an old-fashioned relic in today's age, but in his latest video showing off his 1925 Doble E-20, Jay Leno demonstrates that at its best, steam provided a realistic challenge to the internal combustion engine. This car has some real provenance too. Famous …

Kia pulls covers off 2015 Sedona with New York as its backdrop

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the 2015 Kia Sedona. The automaker is sticking firm with its convictions in the minivan segment, but it's hedging its bets, saying the Sedona's "CUV-like styling and proportions offer all of the functional convenience of the segment while defying its design …

Q&A: GM Engineer Shannon Chiarcos

When you hear a job title like “Human Factors Engineer and Interaction Designer,” who do you picture? Think long and hard about this one, because what I’m about to describe may come as a surprise you: General Motors’ Human Factors Engineer and Interaction Designer is a sharply-dressed, blonde, …


Photos: 2014 Honda Odyssey


Photos: Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen 4Motion Concept

Check out photos of the bigger, better, and more powerful Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen Concept set to debut in New York.<p>A diesel manual wagon, coming to the 2014 NYIAS.

Volkswagen Golf

Watch the Volkswagen Kombi Reflect on Its Life, Try Not to Cry

Dr. Bob Hieronimus didn’t go to Woodstock himself, preferring to stay in Baltimore and work on a mural commission at Johns Hopkins. But a Volkswagen bus the artist painted did make it to the festival, and it wound up a symbol of 1960s counterculture.<p>Forty-four and a half years after the hoedown at …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Honda Taking Two New Concept Cars to Beijing Auto Show

Honda released a very brief announcement that says it plans to show two new concept cars at the Beijing auto show this Sunday. One, pictured here, foreshadows a China-exclusive model.<p>The second, as-yet unrevealed concept will preview the next-generation Spirior, which most of the world knows as the …