smart fortwo and forfour debut in Europe, JBL brings the noise

smart has teamed with Harman to bring JBL sound to the newly redesigned smart fortwo and forfour city cars for the first time.

Rockford Fosgate and Mitsubishi ROCK Pikes Peak

During the 92nd Annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb, Mitsubishi tag teamed its forces with Rockford Fosgate to entertain the crowd when the racing was not happening.  Could the Rockford Mini Sound Lab provide the power for the I-MiEV to win the race?! Mitsubishi Motors entered two electric vehicles in the race, and Rockford more »

Clarion probably putting that NX604 in the 2002

We already told you about the new Clarion flagship NX model. And we are pretty confident one of those NX604 models will find its way into an old BMW 2002.

Hyundai Android Auto debuts at Google Developers Conference

We’ve known for quite some time Hyundai’s plans to push open-source infotainment into its cars as part of the Open Automotive Alliance, a consortium of automakers and aftermarket suppliers who will strive for that same goal. At the 2014 Google Annual Developers Conference, Hyundai showed its 2015 models running Android Auto infotainment interfaces.

Harman joins the OAA Army

As the Android and Google developer conference came to a close, the number of soldiers in the OAA Army increased. The latest recruit: Harman.


Rover Takeover: Of economy and shifting in the 2014 Range Rover Sport V6 SC HSE

So after a week with the Range Rover Sport, I am thoroughly impressed with it as a travel companion.

Rogue wave: We test the new-for-2014 Nissan Rogue

Let’s say it now: We like the new exterior and improved technology of the redesigned-for-2014 Nissan Rogue, but there are things we’re not crazy about, too.

Deal of the Day: Pioneer 6.5-inch 3-way speakers for 3 $20 bills

I noticed these three-way, 300-watt Pioneer TSA1675 units on sale at Electronic Express for $59 with free shipping — which is nice for those of you who don’t live within a nice 20-minute drive of an Electronic Express store location, as I do.

Deal of the Day: 40% off Pioneer FH-X700BT at Amazon

Pioneer is selling its Pioneer FH-X700BT double-DIN receiver at a 40% discount at Amazon — in case you’ve been waiting for a screaming deal on car audio.

Nothing smelly about BMW 6 Series Bang & Olufsen Editions except price

Who wants to leavie a new car at a high-end car audio retailer for weeks to get awesome sound? Enter the BMW 650i Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Edition.

A week in the SS: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS MyLink pretty solid

So I found the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS enjoyable in terms of its authoritative performance — but then, one might expect that out of the iconic American sports coupe with its horsepower-rich 6.2-liter V8, right? V8 grunt and muscular performance are things American ponycars have been getting right for a long time, though. What they’ve not been as reliable at is giving buyers a good infotainment experience.

With that said, does the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS provide a solid infotainment and car audio experience with its Chevrolet MyLink system and Boston audio? In a word: Mostly.

Kenwood taking it off the streets with powersports amplifier

For off-road use only. Well, maybe not. But here is the deal: You have a UTV, or golf cart, or snowmobile. Or, you have a bass (fish) boat you want to make into a bass (music) boat. Kenwood has you covered with the introduction of the KAC-M1804 four-channel digital amplifier designed to pump out the tunes in the great outdoors. Justin Moore couldn’t have said it better in “Letting the Night Roll.”

Kenwood’s tough, compact multi-application four-channel digital amplifier KAC-M1804 is perfect for these applications because its digital design means it does not put undue strain on what is probably a small Yuasa buried deep in the chassis somewhere.