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I Sing the Golf Electric. And the New GTi, Too.

05.28.2014
The Volkswagen Golf, neé Rabbit, turns the big 4-0 in the United States and VW is marking the occasion with the launch of a series of Golfs manufactured in its new Mexican plant. Some are roomier, somer are cheaper...and some are even electric.

McLaren Reboot

04.18.2014
McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

03.28.2014
Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."

J aguar F-type Coupe R
Jaguar F-type Coupe R

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

01.24.2014
This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

12.14.2013
When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.

Driving VW's Astonishing 200 MPG XL1

12.13.2013
It's the most aerodynamic, fuel-efficient car in the world, and $145,000 buys you bragging rights. But only in Europe, alas.

Ford's 2015 Mustang Debuts, Goes Global

12.05.2013
The Mustang has always been an American icon, but now Ford wants to spread its appeal to Europe and Asia (where it has long had cult status).

BMW X1 and the Return of the Clown Car

08.23.2013
Is America finally getting over its infatuation with the SUV, and returning to cars that actually carry lots of stuff?

Fast Forward: First Pedal to the Metal in Tesla's Model S

07.24.2012
The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.

Driving Audi's Electrifying E-Tron

06.13.2012
Audi's electric e-tron division has unveiled battery-powered city cars and the high-performance R8, the first that will actually be produced. I finally got behind the wheel of an e-tron on a rainy Manhattan afternoon. This A3 won't be produced, but a plug-in hybrid version will be out in 2014.

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