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Chevrolet SS Manual Now Up on Chevy's Site

Nov 25 2014 07:34 PM | Chevrolet News
If you've been waiting for a row your own American Performance Sedan, the Chevrolet SS with 6-speed manual just arrived on Chevrolet's configuration site. Before you try saying "Charger Hellcat", Dodge has said that they won't be building a manual transmission version of that car.

In the SS, the 6-speed manual is a no cost option on a car with very few selectable options. In fact, the only other selectable factory options are a $900 sunroof and a $500 full size spare tire. The SS comes standard with leather, Chevrolet's MyLink with 8 inch screen, and Navigation.

Selecting the 6-speed manual also changes the rear axle ratio from 3.27 to 3.70, so acceleration from the 415 horsepower / 415 lb-ft torque 6.2 liter V8 sho...

Not Going To Happen: Scion FR-S Convertible and Turbo

Nov 25 2014 08:15 AM | Scion News
For the past couple of years, we have reporting on countless rumorpile stories concerning the Scion FR-S. Most of these stories have dealt with a convertible and turbo power, and whether or not they are off or back on the table. Well it might be that two things may never come.

Wards Auto spoke with Doug Murtha, senior vice president at Scion. Murtha explained that Toyota couldn't make a business case for either proposal.

“So on the convertible we went down swinging,” said Murtha. “I think we were pretty aggressive on our (submitted plan), but we looked at what we would have conceivably lost on the product and said, ‘We’re not going to even push it further.’ Nobody was more disappointed than we were.”


Looking Into the Mind Of Cadillac's President

Nov 24 2014 11:05 AM | Cadillac News
Since Cadillac has brought in Johan de Nysschen as its new president, the decisions made by him - such as the CT/XT nomenclature and moving some of their staff to New York - have caused many to experience a range of emotions from happiness to outrage. So we don't know how many people are going to feel about de Nysschen's thoughts about Cadillac in the future that he talked with a couple of outlets at the LA Auto Show.

First up is Reuters who reports that that de Nysschen sees Cadillac selling a $250,000 luxury sedan, but not anytime soon.

"It is too early today for a $250,000 Cadillac. Fifteen years from now, it won't be," said de Nysschen.

Next up is Car and Driver who got a flurry of thoughts from de Ny...

Volkswagen USA CEO Says Golf SportWagen Will Have AWD, AllTrack Will Be Coming In 2016

Nov 24 2014 08:15 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News

Sometimes the more interesting bits of an auto show aren't the vehicles on display. Its the senior executives divulging some intriguing information. Case in point comes to us from Automotive News. Volkswagen of America's CEO, Michael Horn let out th...

Ford Releases Fuel Economy Numbers on 2015 F-150

Nov 22 2014 10:35 AM | William Maley in Ford News

Ford has finally spilled the beans on fuel economy for the 2015 F-150 engine lineup for two-wheel and four-wheel drive variations. The fuel-economy numbers do put Ford in a good place for most half-ton gasoline competitors. But the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel s...

LA Auto Show: The Rest of the Reveals

Nov 20 2014 03:45 PM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

Being a two person outfit is somewhat difficult when covering an auto show. With one on press release and story writing duty, and other trying to get pictures at the show, that means we can't cover all of the reveals. But that doesn't mean we're not go...

LA Auto Show: Lexus LF-C2 Concept

Nov 20 2014 09:35 AM | William Maley in Los Angeles Auto Show

California, a place known for its abundance of sunshine was the place that Lexus showed off a drop-top concept. The LF-C2 serves as a preview for design cues to come on future Lexus products. But it also likely gives us a sneak peek into a possible RC...