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Ford Expands Manual Transmission Availability On Ford Focus

By Carl Malek

Following in the wake of Chevrolet’s recent announcement of a manual transmission option throughout most of the 2012 Cruze model lineup, Car and Driver magazine reports that Ford is also planning to expand availability of a shift-it-yourself 5 speed manual transmission to Ford Focus Titanium models. This announcement should please enthusiasts that wish to row through the gears themselves when the road get twisty.

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Porsche Unveils Stylish And Efficent 2013 Boxster

By Carl Malek

After months of speculation and numerous teases, Porsche has finally taken the curtain off of its latest redesigned offering, the 2013 Porsche Boxster Roadster. This car  promises to be the most efficient and performance-oriented Boxster iteration the company has ever built. The 2013 Porsche Boxster will not be formally unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show in March but the company was kind enough to share some initial details about its newest droptop ahead of its official unveiling.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: smart for-us Concept

By Carl Malek

When smart unveiled the for-us urban pickup truck concept on the floor of the 2012 North American International Auto Show, it was hard for me to decide which aspect of smart’s press conference was the strangest, John Lovitz of SNL fame helping to introduce the concept to the assembled press, or a smart “pickup truck” that has somewhat reasonable cargo capability. While I could not make a clear choice when it came to that particular debate, the smart For-Us concept car does bring some fresh ideas to the brand as well as what the future could hold for smart.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: Lincoln MKZ Concept

By Carl Malek

Lincoln chose to kick off day two of the 2012 North American International Auto Show by unveiling this MKZ concept car which appears to be a slightly disguised glimpse into what the production version of the next generation MKZ sedan could  very well look like.

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Mercedes SL Roadster

By: Carl Malek

Even though leaked images of the company’s flagship roadster made their way to the Internet last month, Mercedes-Benz chose to kick off  its NAIAS festivities in grand style by unveiling the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster in the flesh for journalists assembled at its stand. The newest iteration of the SL roadster should look very familiar to those that have seen and driven the last generation SL, but that doesn’t mean Mercedes has not tweaked the SL formula once again for the latest chapter in the SL’s long and legendary story.

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