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The Most Interesting Car In Detroit Was This Front-Drive, Diesel Manual Body-on-Frame Van

Even though this year’s Detroit Auto Show was a little bit thin, there were still plenty of interesting cars around: the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the new Supra that we never talk about, and I suppose even the new Ford Explorer. But when it comes to the most technically interesting car at the show, none of these…

I Just Don't Believe What the Toyota Supra's Chief Engineer Says About the Fake Vents I Just Don't Believe What the Toyota Supra's Chief Engineer Says About the Fake Vents

Look, I’m not trying to be a jackass here or anything, and I fully realize that I’m just some drooling simpleton that writes about indicator lamps and Tetsuya Tada is an incredibly smart and skilled Chief Engineer for one of the largest carmakers in the world. But I can’t change what I saw. So when our good pals at…

Here's Every Fake Vent on the 2020 Toyota Supra Here's Every Fake Vent on the 2020 Toyota Supra

Have we mentioned that there’s a new Toyota Supra out on this site yet? I don’t think so, but I think maybe we should have some content about the car, right? With that in mind, I’d like to inform you that our crack Jalopnik team has assessed the new Supra and located every fake vent or air intake on the car. Here’s…

The GAC Entranze Is an Ambitious Concept From a Chinese Company Eying U.S. Sales in 2019 The GAC Entranze Is an Ambitious Concept From a Chinese Company Eying U.S. Sales in 2019

GAC Motor, one of China’s biggest auto manufacturers, is looking to break into the American market this year. When it announced a new EV concept for this year’s Detroit Auto Show—the Entranze—it could only be with the intention of making a big splash. And with an innovative interior design centered around…

Bang up job, pals. Did M.C. Escher design that inline V6?

Volkswagen's Adding 1,000 American Jobs With a New EV Plant in Tennessee Volkswagen's Adding 1,000 American Jobs With a New EV Plant in Tennessee

In Volkswagen’s big press conference here at the Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess revealed that Volkswagen will be building an all-new factory facility to produce electric vehicles alongside their existing factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This factory will be the North American production site of…

Let's Look at The New Logo on Cadillac's First Electric Vehicle Let's Look at The New Logo on Cadillac's First Electric Vehicle

Last night Cadillac showed images of its first-ever electric vehicle, a sleek crossover, though its name and any real details have yet to be revealed. One thing that was very much revealed, though, was the new Cadillac logo glowing proudly on the nose of the car. This logo is the first major update to the famous…

Here's Your First Look at Chinese Automaker Geely's All-New Electric Sedan You've Never Heard Of Here's Your First Look at Chinese Automaker Geely's All-New Electric Sedan You've Never Heard Of

It’s 1 am and I have to get up in four hours to cover the Detroit Auto Show, but for some reason Geely decided I needed to see this very first look at their all-new electric sedan concept. Interestingly, the press release states that the sedan is “globally developed” and “will begin to spearhead Geely’s efforts into…

This Is The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Before You're Supposed to See It and It Looks Pretty Good This Is The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Before You're Supposed to See It and It Looks Pretty Good

Not everyone is buying into the idea that the sedan has been murdered at the tire-gloved hands of the crossover, which is good news for those of us who want to keep a little variety on our roads. That’s why it’s nice to see that Volkswagen’s re-design of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is quite a dapper, handsome-looking…

Quick Question: What Do We Call a Hatchback With a Side-Opening Door? Quick Question: What Do We Call a Hatchback With a Side-Opening Door?

I’m here in Detroit, doing my pre-auto show motor-oil-and-papaya-juice-cleanse, which forces me into the bathroom for long periods of filthy, noisy time. Luckily, our own David Tracy is here, and was willing to talk to me through the door. While talking, we stumbled onto a fascinating question: what would you call a…

Manager of Canadian Nissan Dealership Vandalizes Cars at a Nearby Nissan Dealership Manager of Canadian Nissan Dealership Vandalizes Cars at a Nearby Nissan Dealership

This whole story reads like a Shakespearian tragedy, with two branches of the same family feuding, but instead of a family it’s Nissan dealerships and instead of duels to the death its keying cars and instead of being set in Verona or wherever it’s in Orilla, a town about two hours from Toronto, Canada. In this town, …

Mazda Once Built a Concept Car Called Secret Hideout  Mazda Once Built a Concept Car Called Secret Hideout 

There was a brief, glorious period in the mid-2000s when you actually had a choice of vehicles in what I’m going to call the Friendly Box segment: the original Scion xB, the Nissan Cube, the Kia Soul, and, I suppose the Honda Element. Of these, only the Soul survives to this day in the U.S., and I think that’s a…

Elon Musk Tweets Again About Tesla Roadster Rocket Engines But He's Going in a Weird Direction

You might recall that around six months ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he was planning an option package for the next Tesla Roadster that would replace the rear seats with equipment for a SpaceX-developed system of rocket thrusters. Initially, Musk described the system as “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed,…

Hot Rod Builders: It's Time to Incorporate the Brannock Device Hot Rod Builders: It's Time to Incorporate the Brannock Device

I’m guessing most of you knew this day was coming. I’m sure you all realized that it was just a matter of time before the call would go out to hot rod builders around the globe that it’s finally time to integrate Brannock foot-measuring devices into designs for pedals. The time is now, and I believe the world is ready.

Of Course That Stupid Tesla-On-Autopilot Hitting A Robot Video Is Very Likely Bullshit Of Course That Stupid Tesla-On-Autopilot Hitting A Robot Video Is Very Likely Bullshit

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the various blogs and articles about how a “self-driving Tesla” drove into and severely injured an innocent robot from the Russian company Promobot during CES in Philadelphia. While it may be fun to think of this as one of the historic first cases of robot car-on-humanoid robot violence and…

People Stealing From a Pipeline Have Caused a Massive Fuel Shortage in Mexico People Stealing From a Pipeline Have Caused a Massive Fuel Shortage in Mexico

Central and western Mexican states have been experiencing severe fuel shortages not because there’s actually a shortage of fuel, but because the primary fuel pipelines and refineries are being continually tapped by fuel-theft gangs. The government has shut down many of these pipelines, and is resorting to tanker…

Attention! Attention! The first Wankel-engined car was not a Mazda, in case you forgot. No, the first rotary was this charming little beast, the NSU Wankel Spider, from 1964. It was rear-engined, too!

Anna Karina -- 'Roller Girl' Anna Karina -- 'Roller Girl'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Watch a Bollard Show a Drunk Driver in a Speeding Car Who's Boss

If you’re tempted to get liquored up and go to your local bollard and barrier bar and try to start some shit, let me just stop you right now: that is a terrible idea. Bollards are badasses who will lay you out without breaking a sweat. Just like this one did in the small Belgian town of Roeselare last week to a drunk…

Here's That Old Film of a Parade of Auto Parts, Cookware, and Luggage You Were Probably Looking For

This is a sitcom-length film from 1940 about Auto-Lite and their many, many important automotive endeavors, full of strange, outdated terminology and pacing and charm. Best of all, the film ends with a stop-motion parade of headlights, taillights, distributors, batteries, spark plugs, cookware, intake manifolds,…

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