Buick's spacious backseats may be the industry standard in China, but in the U.S., its cars are getting smaller. First came the compact Verano sedan, based on the Chevy Cruze. Now comes the Encore (2013 pictured above), a tiny crossover just inches longer than a Mini Cooper. Using smaller cars to attract younger buyers is key to Buick's survival, but previous efforts (Skyhawk anyone?) haven't been encouraging. Early reports suggest the chunky Encore needs to power up and slim down.
Super-exclusive Ferraris, a Fiat 500 limo, and gas prices through the roof. A look at what the new year may or may not bring to the world of cars.