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Friday 29 May 2015
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Wheels of fortune?

It’s a crowded market full of fickle customers, but sometimes you just have to go for it. By TODD BURLAGE The...


Leather floor mats?

You don’t want to put just any floor mats inside your expensive vehicle or classic car. Not when there’s a wide assortment of...


Espresso yourself

People on the go no longer have to wait in line at an overpriced specialty coffee emporium for their favorite cup of espresso. Handpresso...

HPD Supercharged CR-Z.

The CRZ will shift from eco weenie to turbo terror:

The Sleuth drove one of the first Honda CR-Zs to be brought to North America, which left him with lukewarm feelings about the car. In...


Lincoln initiates a Continental divide-and-conquer strategy:

The Sleuth’s sources were bang-on a few weeks back when they emphatically stated that Ford’s upscale branch would affix a...

The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe arrives track-capable from the factory next spring, powered by the first-ever twin-turbocharged engine in a V-Series. Rated at an estimated 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (603 Nm), the 3.6L V-6 is the segment’s highest-output six-cylinder and enables 0-60 performance of less than 4 seconds and a top speed of more than 185 mph.

Next camaro will shed about 200 pounds:

The realization that less vehicle weight makes the engine work less and burn less fuel is gaining traction with automakers. Latest case in...


Brit subsidies push two-wheeled transportation to blunt congestion:

Electric motorcycles and scooters now qualify for government subsidies in England, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced. The...


Mini’s cool Superleggera looks to be a go:

The Trenchcoated one was disappointed to hear that BMW’s Mini brand was canceling its two-seat Cooper Coupe and Roadster after the...


Remove the strain

Getting rid of nasty auto-related spills caused by motor oil, diesel fuel and brake, hydraulic, transmission and power steering fluids,...


Fuel-cell vehicle production primed to grow:

Just months after the Mirai hydrogen car’s debut, Toyota says it will more than triple production of the ultra high-tech sedan....