It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011:
Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan report US strong auto sales for June, while Ford and Volkswagen saw US auto sales dip for June. General Motors' auto sales were up 1 percent, despite all of the recalls.
Apple revealed CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show on Monday, bringing the iOS operating system to car dashboards with Siri sitting shotgun.
The EPA will release the results of fuel economy audits on 20 vehicles after overly optimistic estimates for Ford, Hyundai, and Kia stirred public outrage and legal action.
Kia Sorento recall includes over 9,700 SUVs in the US and Canada. The Kia Sorento recall is being issued because the front axles can fail, causing the vehicles to lose power
Ford is the latest in a string of auto companies that have scaled back mileage claims, after customers complained that the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid did not live up to its fuel economy label.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that the South Korean automakers will recall nearly two million cars and SUVs in the US.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Lawsuit says fuel economy claims for C-Max Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid are 'false and misleading.' Ford says cars can deliver 47 m.p.g. with right driving style.
The EPA will review complaints about the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid, Read writes, both of which are advertised as earning a combined fuel economy of 47 mpg.
Ford's 2013 hybrids aren't living up to their EPA fuel efficiency ratings. According to Consumer Reports, The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-Max 'have the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we've seen among any current models.'