Month: August 2014

0 137  0 Comment on Kia Motors Announces Mexican Plant Venture
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Kia Motors Announces Mexican Plant Venture

Kia enters the Mexican market in a big way. Korean automaker Kia Motors Corporation announced this week that it will…

0 164  7 Comments on Evade Terrorists With a BMW X5 Security Plus
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Evade Terrorists With a BMW X5 Security Plus

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. An ordinary BMW X5 does not offer the protection of a…

0 308  3 Comments on Chevrolet Niva Rocks, But Will it Roll Here?
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Chevrolet Niva Rocks, But Will it Roll Here?

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. Take a look at the current Chevrolet utility vehicle line and…

0 126  4 Comments on Moscow: Datsun Makes a Splash With Its mi-DO Hatchback
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Moscow: Datsun Makes a Splash With Its mi-DO Hatchback

What’s new at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon. The last time that the Moscow International Auto Salon (MIAS) was…

0 168  0 Comment on Opel Adam to Buick, Not Chevrolet
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Opel Adam to Buick, Not Chevrolet

Jam, Glam & Slam to the US? Last week, Auto Trends looked at Buick’s expanding line up, particularly its connection…

0 93  3 Comments on Looking Ahead: Moscow International Automobile Salon
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Looking Ahead: Moscow International Automobile Salon

And the show goes on. Moscow plays host to an important automotive event this month, the biennial Moscow International Automobile…

Chrysler Town & Country
0 835  1 Comment on How Many Miles Per Gallon Does a Minivan Get?
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How Many Miles Per Gallon Does a Minivan Get?

The modern minivan movement began in 1983 when the Chrysler Corporation brought the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan to the…

0 145  2 Comments on UC Davis Study Shows Confidence in Hydrogen
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UC Davis Study Shows Confidence in Hydrogen

Report offers support for an emerging infrastructure. A new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of…

0 101  2 Comments on Buick Forecast: Bright With New Models Due
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Buick Forecast: Bright With New Models Due

Projecting the near-term future of GM’s premium marque. This Opel Cascada may someday become a Buick. GM’s Buick marque finds…

0 387  3 Comments on Off-Road Fun With a Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate
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Off-Road Fun With a Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate

Toyota is saying “good-bye” to its FJ Cruiser in a big way. To mark the end of this utility vehicle’s…

0 171  0 Comment on Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Breaks Cover
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Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Breaks Cover

Chrysler lays claim to the world’s fastest sedan. Just weeks after introducing the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Chrysler…

0 283  7 Comments on Living Large With a 2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium 4WD
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Living Large With a 2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium 4WD

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade marks the start of this luxury SUV’s fourth generation and remains the largest and most expensive…

0 141  1 Comment on Rock Solid Tesla Model S Showing Vulnerabilities Says Consumer Reports
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Rock Solid Tesla Model S Showing Vulnerabilities Says Consumer Reports

The Tesla Model S is a pure electric vehicle that needs no introduction. Although its overall sales are small compared…

0 171  3 Comments on Cadillac LTS and Other Luxury Rumors
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Cadillac LTS and Other Luxury Rumors

A big sedan seems certain for Cadillac. The Cadillac brand’s US sales are down by nearly 1 percent through the…

0 144  1 Comment on About the 2015 GMC Canyon
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About the 2015 GMC Canyon

All-new GMC Canyon arrives this fall. After a four-year absence, General Motors is back in the smaller pickup truck segment….

0 226  7 Comments on Grand and Efficient Sedan: Toyota Avalon Hybrid
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Grand and Efficient Sedan: Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Latest edition Toyota Avalon hits all the right marks. After three consecutive weeks of driving hybrid electric vehicles, little did…

0 105  2 Comments on Where Was My Car Manufactured?
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Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle…

2014 Chevrolet Impala Police
0 795  1 Comment on Chevrolet Impala Police Car Specifications
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Chevrolet Impala Police Car Specifications

Specifications of a Chevrolet police pursuit vehicle. The Impala is one of three pursuit vehicles offered by Chevrolet. All three…

0 126  1 Comment on Highlights of July 2014 US Auto Sales
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Highlights of July 2014 US Auto Sales

Chrysler, Subaru, Mitsubishi and Nissan shine. The car manufacturers couldn’t wait to post July 2014 auto sales data. Chrysler, usually…

0 134  3 Comments on Active Hybrid: 2014 Lexus CT 200h
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Active Hybrid: 2014 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus has taken its own approach to the premium/luxury segment. Its model line is composed mostly of a variety of…