Month: January 2014

 2 Comments on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Done Deal
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Done Deal

Chrysler is the automotive manufacturer that refuses to die. Since the late 1970s, the company has experienced several near-death experiences,…

 3 Comments on Young Car Buyers Eager to Own New
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Young Car Buyers Eager to Own New

Good news for car manufacturers. For the second time within a week, a survey has revealed that young car buyers…

 1 Comment on 5 Car Dangers That Come from Cold Weather
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5 Car Dangers That Come from Cold Weather

There’s more to winter than bigger heat bills. In the automotive world, frigid temps may lead to unique problems that…

 4 Comments on University of Michigan: American Car Ownership Falls
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University of Michigan: American Car Ownership Falls

Car ownership may have finally peaked, study reveals. Americas love affair with cars remains, but it isnt as strong as…

 5 Comments on Chicago Auto Show Debut: 2015 Lincoln Navigator
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Chicago Auto Show Debut: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

In 1997, the Lincoln Navigator was launched to the full-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment, one that spawned several competitors…

 1 Comment on Autonomous Driving: Ford Collaborates With MIT, Stanford
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Autonomous Driving: Ford Collaborates With MIT, Stanford

Moving forward with autonomous driving research. The Ford Motor Company is working with a pair of university partners as it…

 5 Comments on Deloitte Report: Young Adults Want to Buy Cars
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Deloitte Report: Young Adults Want to Buy Cars

Automotive executives have enough worries to keep them awake at night. Recalls. Upgraded IIHS crash standards. Federal fuel requirements. Persnickety…

 5 Comments on Living Large With the Hyundai Equus Ultimate
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Living Large With the Hyundai Equus Ultimate

The Hyundai Equus is the top-of-the-line model in this Korean brands arsenal, a true-blue full-size luxury sedan that is in…

 1 Comment on Return to Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed
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Return to Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed

Following my media preview of Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed at the North Carolina Museum of Art last Oct. in…

 0 Comment on Lexus RC F: More to Follow
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Lexus RC F: More to Follow

Fall 2014 release for RC line. Toyota introduced two sport cars at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in…

 6 Comments on Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards Places Ford First Again
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Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards Places Ford First Again

For the fourth consecutive year the Ford Motor Company has finished on top of the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards as…

 2 Comments on Tease Us Please: Kia GT4 Stinger Concept
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Tease Us Please: Kia GT4 Stinger Concept

Korean automaker Kia is full of surprises. In fact, it coined the phrase the power to surprise just before releasing…

 4 Comments on Sleek Cadillac ATS Coupe Takes on Germany’s Best
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Sleek Cadillac ATS Coupe Takes on Germany’s Best

Cadillac has been invading German territory since 2002 when it released the first generation CTS sedan. That model line expanded…

 2 Comments on Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Debuts
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Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept Debuts

Audi fans may want to pay close attention to what the automaker is revealing at the Detroit auto show this…

 6 Comments on Toyota FT-1 Concept to a Supra Reality?
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Toyota FT-1 Concept to a Supra Reality?

Toyota Supra fans have been waiting for what seems like eons for the Supra to return, a 2+2 fastback coupe…

 4 Comments on Next Generation Chrysler 200 Loses Its Sebring Sting
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Next Generation Chrysler 200 Loses Its Sebring Sting

If you are a car manufacturer and you have a model name that is hated, how do you get rid…

 3 Comments on Stepping it Up With the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4
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Stepping it Up With the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4×4

How do you cater to the pickup truck buyer that wants the next big thing? Usually, that means offering more…

 3 Comments on 7 Highlights of the 2015 Ford F-150
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7 Highlights of the 2015 Ford F-150

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has made its debut, the…

 2 Comments on 2015 GMC Canyon: Big Truck Styling Cues
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2015 GMC Canyon: Big Truck Styling Cues

At the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, GM unveiled the 2015 GMC Canyon, a midsize pickup truck….

 8 Comments on The Five Top Selling Large Crossovers of 2013
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The Five Top Selling Large Crossovers of 2013

How to do you define a large crossover? That definition includes models that offer seating for at least six or…

 4 Comments on The Five Top Selling Small Crossovers of 2013
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The Five Top Selling Small Crossovers of 2013

Small SUVs, better known as crossovers, are among the top selling models of our day. For 2013, the segment continued…

 5 Comments on The Five Top Selling Compact Cars of 2013
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The Five Top Selling Compact Cars of 2013

Compact cars are nearly as popular as midsize models, small front-wheel drive models that typically retail for under $20,000. Also…

 4 Comments on The Five Top Selling Large Sedans of 2013
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The Five Top Selling Large Sedans of 2013

You need to go back at least three decades to find large sedans among the top selling models in the…

 5 Comments on The Five Top Selling Midsize Sedans of 2013
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The Five Top Selling Midsize Sedans of 2013

2013 Midsize Sedans The Toyota Camry was threatened, but it did not lose its place as the top selling car…

 7 Comments on Ford, Toyota Models Pace 2013 US Auto Sales
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Ford, Toyota Models Pace 2013 US Auto Sales

2013 US Auto Sales Recap Updated Jan. 4, 2014. The 2013 US auto sales calendar officially came to end on…

 7 Comments on 2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover
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2014 Buick Encore:
Premium Small Crossover

It isn’t too often that the same model shows up in my driveway within three or four months, but when…

 0 Comment on John Krafcik and the Hyundai Upsurge
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John Krafcik and the Hyundai Upsurge

Mary Barra’s appointment as GM CEO surprised some industry analysts when Dan Akerson announced his retirement last month. But for…