On this week's show, a listener asked if it's OK for a man to like the Mini; we help a buyer decide between a Honda and an Acura; and we get a car camera question.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 029 SHOW NOTES
Honda debuted a CR-V concept today at the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, but don't expect gullwing doors, cameras instead of rear view mirrors, or some new, revolutionary electric power train. This CR-V is a preview of the 2012 model update, the production version of which Honda will show off in November.
The concept reveals new styling, and Honda says the new CR-V will have more cabin space, a redesigned interior, and better fuel economy than the current model.
The redesign gives the CR-V a much more modern look than the previous generation, which has gone for five years without a significant update. The headlights are integrated with the grille, and a skid-plate-looking piece rises up from under the front of the car. … Read more
Drag Racing for Android puts you in the driver's seat of your favorite street racer. With more than 50 real cars to choose from, dozens of upgrades, and a nearly unlimited pool of opponents, don't be surprised to find yourself behind the wheel for hours at a time.
The game offers four racing modes to choose from. You can Race Offline against the computer, Quick Race one-on-one against an online opponent, join the Pro League against a group of online competitors, or race against Friends. Also, you can choose either quarter-mile or half-mile races, with the shorter distance … Read more
New miles per gallon regulations have carmakers facing a new reality, connected navigation is No. 1 in tomorrow's dashboard, Ford tries new sounds for electric cars, and we check out the next Honda CR-V.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 226 SHOW NOTES
Photos of a camouflaged 2012 Honda Civic design as a European, C-segment competitor, popped up on the Web today.
Here's what has been revealed so far: the new Civic has been developed specifically for the European market, and it will debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September.
Offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback, the new Civic offers a roomy cabin and bold look.
Developed in Japan, at Honda's Research and Development facilities, the automaker's Japanese development team worked closely with their European counterparts to improve the ride and handling on European roads.
"Honda'… Read more
Interbrand released a report today ranking the world's most green brands in terms of both perception and performance.
The companies on their list are not just using green initiatives as a way of creating a positive image with consumers. They are also making money from them.
Toyota ranked first, not only due to the financial success of its hybrid-electric Prius and its partnership on the all-electric Tesla. But since 1992 the auto manufacturer has also made large strides reducing energy use, water consumption, waste, and toxic emissions, according to Interbrand.
Honda today released an image of the new CR-V crossover concept; this is the fourth generation of the popular vehicle. The new crossover has a bolder look and more fuel-efficient engine options.
The Japanese automaker revealed the latest CR-V in a press release, along with the announcement that the CR-V will be available in the United States by the end of 2011, and in Europe in Autumn 2012.
The new crossover has a more aggressive look compared with the previous model. The CR-V features deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia.
According to Honda, the new … Read more
I'd like to have a little fun while saving the planet--I'm sure that we all would--but this wave of hotted-up hybrids has me scratching my head. Some, like the Prius Plus Performance Package, appear to use the term "performance" a bit too liberally for my tastes Still others, like the Mugen CR-Z, seem to add a sporty pedigree to what was previously just sporty pretense. Building on the later of those concepts, Honda has just pulled the wraps off of an even more extreme variant of its sporty hybrid at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in … Read more
Could you have predicted in 1965 that a $3,000 Mustang would be worth $50,000 today? Or in 1960 that a $5,000 Corvette could go for $100,000 in 50 years? There are certainly many cars from the past that are gone and forgotten, that will never attain anything like classic status. Trying to predict classic cars is harder than picking soybean futures.
Nevertheless, the editors of Car Tech decided to give it a try. Looking at cars from the last decade, we came up with 10 that seemed like they should stand the test of time. Most of the cars we picked had niche interest or a limited production run, ensuring some rarity in the future. A car like the first-generation Toyota Prius heralds the beginning of a new trend in the automotive world, while the Pontiac G8 marks the end of a brand. … Read more