Month: May 2014

 7 Comments on Hauled It: 2014 Nissan NV200 Cargo Van
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Hauled It: 2014 Nissan NV200 Cargo Van

Driving the little van that could. Cars, trucks, utility vehicles and vans have come and gone, but there has been…

 1 Comment on Ford to Share Inflatable Safety Belt Love
Posted in Engineering & Technology

Ford to Share Inflatable Safety Belt Love

Innovative seat belts provide enhanced crash protection. Nearly five years have passed since Auto Trends first shared news about Ford’s…

 1 Comment on Brembo Expands Michigan Plant, Seeks North American Leadership
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Brembo Expands Michigan Plant, Seeks North American Leadership

Brembo seeks a boost in market share. If you are an automotive enthusiast, then you are familiar with the Brembo…

 3 Comments on Delayed: 2015 Honda Fit
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Delayed: 2015 Honda Fit

The battlefield for small cars is an intense one with numerous compact and other small models available to entice first-time…

 3 Comments on Dangerous by Design: A Look at Pedestrian Fatalities
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Dangerous by Design: A Look at Pedestrian Fatalities

Pedestrian safety report points out problems, outlines solutions. As a driver, you are very much aware of what other drivers…

 9 Comments on Midsize Maven: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited
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Midsize Maven: 2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited

The Hyundai Sonata is not the best selling vehicle in the midsize segment. That honor belongs to the Toyota Camry….

 2 Comments on Happy Memorial Day! Except for the Stop-Sale Orders.
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Happy Memorial Day! Except for the Stop-Sale Orders.

Stop Sale: No 2015 Cadillac Escalades can be sold until further notice. The Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. It…

 3 Comments on Elio Motors: Production Delayed Until Late 2015
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Elio Motors: Production Delayed Until Late 2015

Lack of capitalization delays the Elio dream. Paul Elio has been busy lately promoting Elio Motors, a company he founded…

 6 Comments on Arrived: 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
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Arrived: 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Consumers interested in green vehicles will soon have access to yet another technology: fuel cell vehicles. Though the technology is…

 2 Comments on 3 All-New Models for the Big Three in 2015
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3 All-New Models for the Big Three in 2015

New 2015 models on the way. The Big Three automakers continue to fight back in a wide open US market….

 1 Comment on MRY Study Reveals That We Still Love Our Cars
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MRY Study Reveals That We Still Love Our Cars

And don’t touch our smartphones! American consumers are not about to give up their cars despite the rise in popularity…

 4 Comments on Trekking With a 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro
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Trekking With a 2014 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro

Audi offers five crossover/wagon models and will soon add a sixth when the Q3 joins the line up later this…

 0 Comment on NHTSA Launches TireWise Safety Campaign
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NHTSA Launches TireWise Safety Campaign

Tire safety and your car. Tire-related crashes contribute to more than 11,000 accidents and kill at least 200 people each…

 1 Comment on Swan Song: 2015 Cadillac CTS Coupe V-Series
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Swan Song: 2015 Cadillac CTS Coupe V-Series

Chiseled sport luxury coupe gets a proper send off. End of a production run: 2015 Cadillac CTS Coupe V-Series. Say…

 0 Comment on All Set: 2015 Volkswagen Golf Pricing
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All Set: 2015 Volkswagen Golf Pricing

The Volkswagen Golf may not be the most profitable model in the VW arsenal, but it is the most popular…

 0 Comment on Let’s Build 100 Million Cars Per Year!
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Let’s Build 100 Million Cars Per Year!

Ambitious automotive sales forecast: will it hold up? Following the Great Recession, global auto sales have rebounded and are in…

 6 Comments on Behind the Wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD
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Behind the Wheel of a 2014 Infiniti QX60 AWD

Infiniti has changed its model naming convention by assigning a “Q” or a “QX” to precede the two-digit name for…

 4 Comments on California Hydrogen Refueling Network Receives Backing From Toyota
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California Hydrogen Refueling Network Receives Backing From Toyota

Hydrogen-powered cars are not some futuristic concept. Prototypes of these vehicles have been on the road for many years particularly…

 2 Comments on What You Need to Know About the Chevrolet Impala CNG
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What You Need to Know About the Chevrolet Impala CNG

For the 2015 model year, the Chevrolet Impala will get a new model. No, it will not be a coupe…

 1 Comment on Fiat Chrysler Outlines Five-Year Strategy
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Fiat Chrysler Outlines Five-Year Strategy

Sweeping revamp and expansion of several product lines announced. Nearly five years have passed since Chrysler went bankrupt, restructured, and…

 2 Comments on How to Sell Your Car to a Private Party
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How to Sell Your Car to a Private Party

Buy a new car and the dealer may urge you to trade in your old car. Unless you have plans…

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 0 Comment on Do Your Wheels Hang Low? Compression vs. Droop for Rock Crawling
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Do Your Wheels Hang Low? Compression vs. Droop for Rock Crawling

There are countless ways to customize a 4×4: lifts, tires, shocks, light bars, armor – and that isn’t even touching…

 2 Comments on Ford Transit Production is Now Underway
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Ford Transit Production is Now Underway

Ford expands its product line yet again. With much fanfare, Ford production workers at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in…