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Malibu's Eco model also offers 'mild hybrid' fuel-saving boost

Car colour a black and white (and silver) issue for owners

When it comes to autos, white is the new white. Automakers in North America offered more white cars than vehicles in any other colour during the just-completed 2012 model year, according to the automotive coating division of PPG Industries.

Porsche's 911 still very alive and kicking

If ever a car could be called evergreen it would be the Porsche 911, introduced in 1963 and still in production, albeit significantly updated.

Amphibious ATV coming in November

The Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft, will be on sale in the United States next month for around $40,000.

GM moving computer work inside company, plans to hire 10,000 techies

Now hiring in Detroit: Software developers and programmers. General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty, low-tech image. It's setting out on its own to develop software and invent the most advanced gizmos for your car.

Readers write in with their favourite cars

LEFT: 1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA I'm a 58 year-old woman in her midlife adjustment phase. My favourite car is the first car I ever bought with my own money - a 1966 Plymouth Barracuda.

G6 spacious and sporty, coupe or sedan

Pontiac's midsize model replaced the long-serving Grand Am that had been around since the 1985 model year. The front-wheel-drive 2005 G6 sedan was joined by a coupe for 2006 as well as a unique-looking convertible with a retractable metal roof.

Fisker pushes new model back at least two years

Fisker Automotive, the hybrid sports-car startup backed by venture investors and the U.S. government, aims to start production of its second model in late 2014 or 2015, the automaker said this week, at least two years later than initially planned.

Fusion hybrid tops midsize fuel ratings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid as the most fuel-efficient model in the hotly contested midsize-passenger-car category. Rated at a combined U.S. 47 mpg (47 city/47 highway, or 5.

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Check out these highlights on the portion of our website, The GT-R is the highest-performing Nissan on the road, just as the ZL1 is the fastest production Camaro ever built.