2013 Honda Accord CVT - Autoweek Drive Review
Road test editor Jonathan Wong takes the 2013 Honda Accord CVT out for a drive in Santa Barbara, California. The 9th generation Accord is fuel efficient and relatively fun to drive. For Jon's full review, click: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120910/CARREVIEWS/120919999?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
Bidding at Bruce Weiner Micro Car auction exceeded $9 million -- Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
Bidding at Bruce Weiner Micro Car auction exceeded $9 million, Hackers attack Jeep Twitter account, and the Qoros is set to make a Geneva debut. There was a time when microcar collectors were viewed as the eccentrics of the already super-eccentric collector-car community. Now, a lot of them look like savvy investors. RM Auctions helped The Bruce Weiner Micro Car Museum liquidate most of its collection in Georgia this weekend, and we were there to witness the microcar madness. The microcar dorks -- yes, including me -- were out in force and the bidding surpassed $9.1 million dollars. Sure, the total for the sale is less than RM has sold single cars for in the past year, but when a Kabinenroller goes for $322,000, people notice. Of course, the bad news is that my dream of one day doing a weird, one-wheel-drive reverse donut on the lawn at Pebble Beach in my very own Voisin Biscuter is on hold for a while. More details from the auction: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130216/CARNEWS/130219847?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Just 15 minutes after Jeep's social media firm posted nine tips to keep your Twitter account from being hacked, Jeep's Twitter account was hacked. Things got pretty weird after that. The hackers started tweeting that Jeep had been sold to Cadillac, they put up a background showing a cool McDonald's-themed donk, tweeted WORLDSTAAAAAAAAAR a couple of times and posted an image of a guy smoking crack -- you know, the usual stuff. Not to worry, though, the account is back in the hands of its rightful owners, who are now back to the business of leveraging social media to reinforce Jeep's brand values, or whatever. Finally, what do you get when you cross a BMW 3-series, a Chrysler Sebring and a Kia Forte? You get the Qoros, a new Chinese car slated for a Geneva debut. Of course, no one could blame you if you also get a little sad and/or confused after looking at the thing. But, give the Chery Automobile-backed Qoros some credit. Instead of ripping off another carmaker's design wholesale, they're ripping off design elements from a whole host of companies and then kind of awkwardly cramming them together. Progress. Anyway, that's the news. We're back tomorrow, but until then check out our other videos at autoweek.com and on YouTube.
NASCAR: Daytona 500 - Bench Racing with the Autoweek editors
With the Daytona 500 coming up this weekend, Autoweek editors took a few minutes to talk about the race, the new Gen 6 race car and the upcoming NASCAR season. For all our Daytona 500 coverage: http://www.autoweek.com/section/daytona?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=socia l&utm_campaign=social
Audi E-tron to debut at Geneva motor show - Autoweek TV with Greg Migliore
Audi has another E-tron. Rinspeed has another approach for Geneva. And, in case you hadn't heard, this weekend is the Daytona 500—we've got the grid. Audi will reveal a new E-tron at the Geneva motor show, and this one is based on the A3. What's new and different here is Audi is calling this a realistic glimpse into the future of its cars. E-tron versions of the A1 and R8 never made it to series production. We think the A3 has a better shot. It runs a hybrid-electric setup making around 200 hp, and it can travel 31 miles just on electricity. This is more realistic than the original E-tron, which was all electric and based on a supercar. The A3 would use a hybrid setup, and that technology is more common today. The Geneva motor show is getting closer, and that means one thing: Rinspeed is back with another crazy concept. It's become a tradition of Geneva, and this year the tuner is showing the microMax. It's about the size of a Mini -- but is designed like a bus and uses cloud technology to avoid congestion. Theoretically. Most importantly, it has a coffee maker. Rinspeed does stuff like this. There always is one crazy concept on hand, and usually they're pretty cool. We're talking about Lotus submarines and bright-yellow customized Talbo-Lagos. It's all pretty out there. And, we know Danica Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500, and Jeff Gordon starts next to her on the front row. Now we know who's next. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick each won qualifying races Thursday afternoon, putting them on the second row. There's a fairly elaborate qualifying system for the 500, and the race of course, is on Sunday. Check back at http://www.autoweek.com all weekend, where our hall of fame NASCAR writer Al Pearce will bring you the all of the latest news from the track. That's it for today. Enjoy the Drive. Follow us: @AutoweekUSA on Twitter | AutoweekUSA on Facebook