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 Kyle Johnson

Ford Puma Wins What Car? Car of the Year 2020

Ford Puma Wins What Car? Car of the Year 2020

U.K. auto magazine and website What Car? has determined that the all-new Ford Puma, the sporty small SUV revealed last year, is its choice for 2020 Car of the Year. Also topping the small SUV category, the Puma won out over the Skoda Scala, Range Rover Evoque, and Tesla Model 3. The Puma’s victory marks […]

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Ford Ka+ is Going Ka+put in Europe

Ford Ka+ is Going Ka+put in Europe

The days of the minicar in Europe may not necessarily be numbered, but there’s not much reason to suspect that the tiny cars are on the upswing. Automakers are dropping minicar offerings left and right, and Ford is the latest to join the party with the news that it will end sales of the Ka+ […]

 Zachary Berry

8 Vehicles Named After Mythical Creatures

8 Vehicles Named After Mythical Creatures

Discover the mythical inspirations behind some of the world's most iconic vehicles, from the Pontiac Firebird to the Ford Thunderbird

Here at The News Wheel, we have previously discussed how automakers look to the animal kingdom in search of names to use for their vehicles. Models like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Viper were inspired by creatures that can be found throughout the natural world. Still, some vehicles don’t draw their names from creatures that […]

 Zachary Berry

Popularity of Small SUVs on the Rise Across Europe

Popularity of Small SUVs on the Rise Across Europe

Small SUV sales throughout Europe are expected to reach numbers near 1.8 million by the end of the year as automakers introduce new segment models to the European market

SUVs seem to be all the rage these days in the United States. However, the U.S. isn’t the only region of the world that has taken a shine to SUVs. The popularity of small SUVs is also on the rise across Europe. In fact, recent projections have suggested that the segment will grow by approximately […]

 Aaron Widmar

6 Classic Halloween Movie Monsters Re-imagined as Cars

6 Classic Halloween Movie Monsters Re-imagined as Cars

The autumn season brings cooler temperatures and changing leaves–as well as frightening ghosts and ghouls! This is the perfect time of year to pop in an old VHS of a classic scary movie and have a scream. Speaking of scary movies, did you know that some of the famous Universal Pictures monsters from the silver […]

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UK’s Young Driver to Produce Tiny Electric Car for Kids Under 10

UK’s Young Driver to Produce Tiny Electric Car for Kids Under 10

Newer drivers in the United Kingdom are probably familiar with Young Driver, an organization that offers driving lessons to teenagers under the age of 17, getting them versed in driving before ever getting their licenses. However, now Young Driver is looking to do a little more than that, with an age group a little bit […]

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Mazda Named Best Car Manufacturer in Which? Awards

Mazda Named Best Car Manufacturer in Which? Awards

In the 2014 Which? Awards, Mazda took home the title of Best Car Manufacturer. The annual awards determine UK customer favorites for everything from banking brand and insurance provider to supermarket and computing brand. Mazda took home the award over Audi, BMW, Honda, and Skoda, marking the automaker’s second win and first since 2008. “To […]

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World Cup of Cars: Croatia vs. Mexico

World Cup of Cars: Croatia vs. Mexico

Going into this third and final match for the two teams from Group A, things are pretty much up in the air. The top two spots in the group, which will mean advancement to the knockout stages, are still up for grabs, and it’s likely that either Croatia or Mexico will make it through today. […]

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World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia

World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia

Tonight’s World Cup matchup from Arena Amazônia, Manaus pits Cameroon against Croatia. Both teams will be looking for their first win in Group A after Croatia came out firing in a loss to host Brazil and Cameroon was blanked by Mexico. For the World Cup of Cars: Cameroon vs. Croatia, we’ve dropped the victorious Toyota […]

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World Cup of Cars

World Cup of Cars

Welcome to our series, the World Cup of Cars. In this series of articles, we take a look at some of the most popular vehicles from each country competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and pit them against each other to see who will be the ultimate winner. We’ll be updating daily, so […]

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World Cup of Cars: Mexico vs. Cameroon

World Cup of Cars: Mexico vs. Cameroon

Welcome to day two of our series, the World Cup of Cars. Yesterday, we saw Croatia take beat Brazil when it came down to the VW Gol vs. the Skoda Octavia. Unfortunately, the actual Croatian football team wasn’t so lucky. After a 3-0 defeat from host country Brazil, Croatia will begin preparation for their next […]

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World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Croatia

World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Croatia

Later today, host country Brazil kicks off the 20th World Cup by playing Croatia in the country’s Sao Paolo stadium. While we can’t speculate the outcome (beyond mentioning that no country has defeated Brazil on its home turf in 12 years), we can share our thoughts on the two countries’ best-selling cars and pit them […]

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Vauxhall Viva Reborn from Chevy Spark, Should Be Called Reviva?

Vauxhall Viva Reborn from Chevy Spark, Should Be Called Reviva?

It’s alive! The long-gone Vauxhall Viva badge, which hasn’t been used since 1979, will return at last, though GM missed a lovely opportunity to have some fun by calling it the Reviva. According to Autoexpress, the revived Vauxhall Viva will be based on the next-gen Chevy Spark. Hunting Demons? Learn why Supernatural’s Chevy Impala is […]

 Kyle Johnson

2014 Geneva Motor Show Lineup: World and European Debuts

2014 Geneva Motor Show Lineup: World and European Debuts

A rundown of what's hot at this year's auto show in Geneva: concepts, new models, and familiar faces (oh my).

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is upon us, and automakers from the world over are trotting out their best and boldest for auto enthusiasts around the globe to see. Here’s a look at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show lineup for world and European debuts from some of the most prominent brands: Alfa Romeo 4C Targa […]