What's Good About the U2 Urban Utility Concept

It's absurd, innovative, and maybe the wave of the future.

If the Toyota's Urban Utility concept vehicle (scheduled to debut on September 20 at the World Maker Faire, a sort of festival/conference showcasing hobbyist, inventors, and artists in New York City) reminds you of the Honda Element, that's probably because, like the Element, it represents yet another attempt to reach the ever-elusive youth market. And because it's basically a box on wheels.

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A New Miata and Other, Less Important Things

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/29 - 09/05.

In a move that's certain to capture the attention of car enthusiasts for no less than a full week, Mazda finally unveiled its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata at a press event earlier this week. Duran Duran was there, too, but who cares - a new Miata! Mazda is still mum on tech specs, but what we do know is that the new Miata's target weight is 2,200 pounds, making it more than 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

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Jeremy Clarkson's Ice Bucket Challenge, Tesla Drag Racing

The Web2Carz top 5 kick-ass car videos of the week

Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed. @MrJamesMay @RichardHammond You're next." The Top Gear host is one of many celebs who've taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in recent weeks. Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed.

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Hellcat Sales, Subaru Sales, and Dodge Troubles

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/05 - 09/12.

If you're looking to pick up the small-batch, 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, good luck finding a dealer. Chrysler has instituted a series of requirements before any dealership can procure and sell Hellcats, and most of the metrics are related to sales performance of other Dodge-brand vehicles. Once the initial round of Hellcat sales is over, Chrysler will look at Hellcat dealers and adjust allocations based on how long the Hellcats sat on the lot before being sold.

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Volvo's New Car, Mercedes' New Price, and Some Bad Drivers

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/22 - 08/29.

After what felt like a decade of teasing, Volvo finally unveiled the exterior of its all-new XC90 full-size crossover. The XC90 is going to represent the future of Volvo's design, and we've got to say, we like what we see. The LED daytime running lights have been nicknamed "Thor's Hammer." That fact alone makes the car worth buying. And speaking of price, it'll come well-equipped (including all-wheel drive) for a hair under $49,000. Full details are still on the way.

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News Roundup: Efficiency, Efficiency, Efficiency!

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/15 - 08/22.

We're all pretty excited about the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang, especially the one that comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That four-pot slots into place between the base V-6 and the hi-po V-8, and thanks to some window stickers leaking out, now we know what sort of gas mileage to expect from the lower two engines. The EcoBoost I-4, will earn 22 mpg in the city and a staggering 31 mpg on the highway.

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