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Alfa Romeo 4C marks return of sports car brand to the States

...195. Admirers who were drawn to the test car all guessed that pricing was much...car had only four cylinders. The test car, painted Rosso Competizione (competition...audio system, though upgraded in the test car, needed constant adjustments to volume...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-12-25/alfa-romeo-4c-marks-return-sp
Kia jumps on the all-electric bandwagon with Soul EV

...electric motor and battery pack provide good get up and go with 210 foot-pounds of torque available instantly.The test car effortlessly zipped ahead of other vehicles from stoplights.Total system horsepower is 109.Brightly colored gauges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-12-18/kia-jumps-al
Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

...This summer, Google plans to send test prototypes on closed courses, then later this year on public streets. Those test cars will have a wheel and pedals because under California law a test driver must be able to take immediate control.By summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-28/google-build-prototype-tru
2014 Mazda Miata still top roadster

...Headroom shouldn't be too much of a worry, though, because the appeal of the Miata is driving with the top down.The test car, an uplevel Club model with power-operated hard top, felt somewhat spartan inside as seats had to be adjusted by hand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-05-27/2014-mazda-m
Driver Joey Logano: Racing is 'a lot safer' than football

...promotional tour for Michigan International Speedway."NASCAR has a constant program of always being able to move up and test cars and crash cars and try to figure out what we can do to make them safer and make the crush zones crush and if there are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-06-04/driver-joey-logano-racing-
Mazda stays sporty with crossover SUV

...inches for second-row passengers and 32.4 inches for the third row.Driving the CX-9 is a sporty experience. The test car rode on 20-inch tires and hewed close to the pavement, even though it sat up a good ways.Via the front MacPherson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-07-03/mazda-stays-
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited is upscale without the cost

...don't have to touch the front seat backs.Entry and exit are a bit constrained by the sleek, coupelike roof line.The test car drove comfortably in the city and on highways. Nearly all passengers thought it had a V-6 and were surprised to learn all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-08-15/2013-hyundai-sonata-limited-u
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid beats diesel

...cylinder and lithium-ion battery pack.The Jetta Hybrid test car was so peppy when starting up from stoplights and in sudden...bit frumpy and not exactly upscale on the outside. The test car never got a single glance from passersby, and the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-02-28/2013-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid-
2013 Shelby GT500 is ultimate Mustang

...of torque.From a standstill, the test car's big, wide and somewhat worn rear...making it his own.Fittingly, the test car snapped passers-by to attention...harsh. Driver and passengers in the test car dropped down to get in the car and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-04-08/2013-shelby-gt500-ultimate-mu
BMW adds smallest crossover

...silence, conserving gasoline, was fine. But every time the driver took the foot off the brake to get going again, the test car shuddered and sort of rumbled to life.In addition, there were more than a few times ? particularly with air conditioning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2013-04-25/bmw-adds-smallest-crossover