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2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4 door Quick Take

Everywhere I drove the 2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-door, people noticed. The first memorable instance happened when I was donating several bags of closet relics to Goodwill -- a task made easier thanks to this Mini's expanded cargo area. The worker stared quizzically at the Mini, pointed at the rear, then looked to me for an answer. Yes, this new model Read more...

Ford sets up tech lab in Silicon Valley

Ford Motor Company has just opened the doors on its Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto, a new facility aimed at "accelerating the company's innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data." Located in the Stanford Research Park, this latest addition to the automaker's expansive global R&D operation Read more...

Promising to tell all on Feb. 3, Ford has provided a peek at a lightly disguised prototype of the hot, new 2015 Ford Focus RS model undergoing testing in Europe and the U.S. As we reported last month, this Mk3 iteration will be the first time the RS is offered in America and if the rumors are true, it should be a car well worth waiting for.  Also: Read more...

It looks like the diminutive Scion iQ is heading into its final lap here in America. According to Bloomberg, Scion boss Doug Murtha said the least popular member of the family won't be staying around "for too much longer." While Murtha did not provide an official departure date, a well-informed Scion source confirmed to us the iQ is on a short leash and Read more...

During the Detroit show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the next generation of the Leaf EV will deliver a 200-mile per-charge range, same as the just-announced Chevrolet Bolt due in 2017. "You can expect us to come with a lot of enhancement in terms of our EV technology," he said. "But this is no surprise, it's expected."  Also: The Class of 2015 -- Read more...

Chevrolet hit the Detroit auto show with a one-two fuel-efficiency punch by showing the 2016 Volt and a concept vehicle called the Bolt EV. The Bolt is designed to have a range of more than 200 miles, at a base price of about $30,000. In contrast, the Tesla Model S offers a total range of 265 miles and its price starts at over $70,000 Read more...