Month: May 2013

0 91  0 Comment on GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap
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GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap

This June, General Motors will release the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, the newest generation of its large pickup…

0 107  2 Comments on Chrysler Announces 2014 Fiat 500L Pricing
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Chrysler Announces 2014 Fiat 500L Pricing

And then there were five. This June, a fifth Fiat 500 model goes on sale when the extended wheelbase 500L…

0 135  0 Comment on About the Fourth Generation Nissan Pathfinder
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About the Fourth Generation Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder made its US debut for the 1987 model year originally as a five-passenger SUV powered by a…

0 77  1 Comment on GM Touts Free Summer Plant Tours
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GM Touts Free Summer Plant Tours

Here’s a thought on how to spend your summer vacation: pay a visit to one or more GM manufacturing plants….

0 84  0 Comment on Priced to Lease: Chevrolet Spark EV
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Priced to Lease: Chevrolet Spark EV

The electric vehicle market is a tiny one with most manufacturers having a stake in the game. For GM, its…

0 155  1 Comment on Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
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Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Updated May 25, 2013, to reflect correct towing limit. Do you know your SUV history? No, not that Jeep and…

0 111  4 Comments on At The Rock With the 2014 Lexus IS
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At The Rock With the 2014 Lexus IS

Posing with a red 2014 Lexus IS at The Rock. Once in a while an automotive event really moves the…

0 67  0 Comment on BrandZ: Toyota Reclaims Top Spot Amongst Automotive Brands
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BrandZ: Toyota Reclaims Top Spot Amongst Automotive Brands

Millward Brown has released it latest Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ratings, with Toyota once again assuming the…

0 61  1 Comment on Capacity Constraints Has Automakers Fostering Creativity
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Capacity Constraints Has Automakers Fostering Creativity

Car manufacturers are looking at ways to make use of existing capacity, holding off on building new manufacturing plants as…

0 95  3 Comments on Acura NSX Supercar: Made In Ohio
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Acura NSX Supercar: Made In Ohio

The highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar has a new home. This week, Honda of America announced that it plans to…

0 78  3 Comments on What Makes Today’s Internal Combustion Engines More Efficient?
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What Makes Today’s Internal Combustion Engines More Efficient?

Internal Combustion Engine: First Use Karl Benz registered his first car in July 1886, the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car,…

0 191  0 Comment on Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56
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Behind the Wheel of a 2013 Infiniti QX56

Large and luxurious sport utility vehicles are a small segment with Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln and Lexus each fielding a model….

0 138  3 Comments on Strategic Vision: Dodge Dart, Kia Soul and Volkswagen CC Among Best Models
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Strategic Vision: Dodge Dart, Kia Soul and Volkswagen CC Among Best Models

Domestic car manufacturers score well in latest TQI study. About Strategic Vision Strategic Vision, the California consultancy group that measures…

0 116  4 Comments on 50 Years of the Porsche 911
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50 Years of the Porsche 911

The Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Porsche 911,…

0 146  1 Comment on About the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
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About the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

The automotive market is filled with compact crossover sport utility vehicles, a segment typically identified as five-passenger front- and all-wheel-drive…

0 91  3 Comments on Ford and Hybrids Are a Winning Combination
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Ford and Hybrids Are a Winning Combination

The Ford Motor Company has long operated as an also-ran to Toyota’s dominance of the hybrid electric vehicle market. Ford…

0 166  1 Comment on How to Make Your Wheels Sparkle
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How to Make Your Wheels Sparkle

You have just finished washing and waxing your car, but there is one very important step that remains: putting some…

0 101  1 Comment on High Country Chevrolet Silverado Steps Out
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High Country Chevrolet Silverado Steps Out

High Country for a top seller. The next generation Chevrolet Silverado will not take a big styling redirection. Instead, the…

0 72  0 Comment on Audi Seeks to Close the Luxury Brand Gap
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Audi Seeks to Close the Luxury Brand Gap

In Mexico for the ground breaking of Audi’s first manufacturing plant in North America. Pictured from from left to the…

0 77  1 Comment on Pricing, Availability and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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Pricing, Availability and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Late last month Chevrolet announced pricing for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh generation (C7) edition of America’s only true…

0 77  2 Comments on Mercedes-Benz Introduces Its GLK250 BlueTec SUV
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Mercedes-Benz Introduces Its GLK250 BlueTec SUV

GLK250 is priced from $38,950. The German car manufacturers including Mercedes Benz have taken a leadership position in introducing new…

0 65  0 Comment on Enlisted: 3M Auto Boot Camp
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Enlisted: 3M Auto Boot Camp

From liquid to solid: a durable, clear 3M adhesive. From time to time this writer takes to the road to…