Volkswagen Emissions Issue Update – Week 5

Regarding wholesale auction prices, not much has changed compared to last week. Gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segment. In the five most recent weeks post-issue, 2011-2013 gas-powered Jetta prices declined by a range of 4.2% – 9.2%. During this same period compact car segment prices were down by an average of 3.2% – 3.9%. Similar to the Jetta, 2012 – 2013 gas-powered Passat prices have declined by 1.9% – 6.8%, whereas average midsize car prices declined by 3.1% – 3.8%.

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Porsche Macan GTS Adds Power and Style

Porsche’s Macan, a compact utility vehicle (CUV), is quickly becoming a hot luxury market commodity. It’s a fantastic mixture of sporty and practical, at a lower price point than its bigger sibling, Cayenne. In an effort to continue strong sales and attract new buyers, Porsche announced the new Macan GTS yesterday. 

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Review: 2015 Chrysler 300C AWD

While crossovers might be an industry sales success, Chrysler's largest sedan is a welcome option to buyers who prefer a lower center of gravity without giving up the reassurance of all-wheel drive in inclement weather.

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Acura Drops Tech Specs for 573 Horsepower NSX

The Acura NSX has seemed more like a fantasy than reality for the past few years. What started as a magnificent return to the sports car world, turned into a parade of seemingly endless concept cars with no concrete production dates. The fairytale is finally coming true as Acura announced the complete specs for the 2017 NSX this week. 

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Volkswagen Emissions Issue Update – Week 4

Wholesale auction prices, gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segment.

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Chevrolet Plans New Red Line Concepts for SEMA

 Chevrolet previewed its lineup for SEMA 2015 yesterday, which includes the Trax, Malibu, Camaro, Colorado and Silverado 1500. The Red Line Series concepts are designed to highlight lifestyle and personalization possibilities across the brand's newest vehicles. 

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Subaru Achieves Perfect Season at Lake Superior Performance Rally

Subaru Rally Team USA pulled off a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in close to 30 years this past weekend. Driver Dave Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew won the Lake Superior Performance Rally and captured a perfect season. The last undefeated campaign in U.S. rallying was in 1987 by John Buffman, who now works as the teams’s manager.

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BMW Adds M2 to Potent M Lineup

Since the introduction of the 1M Coupe in 2011, BMW diehards have been waiting for a worthy replacement to the highly coveted, ground breaking coupe. The M235i was a step in the right direction but never quite lived up to the hype of the original. M enthusiasts get ready; BMW announced the all-new M2 coupe this week and it looks ready to take the torch. 

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Ford Focus RS Gets 350 Horsepower

The all-new Focus RS has its work cut out for it. It enters a fierce segment that includes the likes of the Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Even though it is the new comer, it’s looking to pack a serious punch. 

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Toyota Unveils Miata-Fighting S-FR Concept

Toyota is looking to build on the success of the GT-86 — known as the Scion FR-S here in America — with two new sports cars. It has been long rumored that Toyota has been trying to bring back the legendary Supra nameplate, but it also appears the company looks to bring a smaller, entry-level car to the mix as well. 

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