Month: April 2015

 0 Comment on Specs Announced for US-Bound Jaguar XE
Posted in Model Overviews

Specs Announced for US-Bound Jaguar XE

Jaguar Land Rover may not command the market presence of a Mercedes-Benz, a BMW or an Audi in the US,…

 1 Comment on Steal This Car — With the Keys in the Ignition!
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Steal This Car — With the Keys in the Ignition!

Do you leave your car keys in the ignition? If so, why? How easy is it to steal a car?…

 2 Comments on Hydrogen Toyota Mirai Hits the Track
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Hydrogen Toyota Mirai Hits the Track

Fuel cell vehicles may change the way we drive, offering zero emissions leading to cleaner air. Toyota’s entry will become…

 2 Comments on Recalibrated SUV: 2015 Ford Expedition
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Recalibrated SUV: 2015 Ford Expedition

For 2015, the Ford Expedition continues with its traditional body-on-frame construction. Several updates, including a turbocharged V-6 engine, give this…

 1 Comment on Make it Five: Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country
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Make it Five: Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Wagons have not sold well in the United States, but that isn’t stopping Swedish automaker Volvo from introducing a variant…

 1 Comment on Will Lincoln Toss Its Current Naming Convention?
Posted in Automotive News

Will Lincoln Toss Its Current Naming Convention?

The Continental name has served Lincoln well and returns in 2017 in time for the marque’s centennial. Widespread support for…

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
 1 Comment on 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing and Production Set
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing and Production Set

Anticipation is growing as Mazda announces both the launch edition and prices for the MX-5 Miata’s trim levels. The first…

 4 Comments on GMC Canyon: Smaller Truck, Big Amenities
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GMC Canyon: Smaller Truck, Big Amenities

The GMC Canyon is nothing less than a brute, a robust midsize pickup truck sold in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations….

 6 Comments on Give Me a Chevrolet “B” as in Bolt
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Give Me a Chevrolet “B” as in Bolt

Naming conventions aside, the Chevrolet Bolt brings a more reasonably priced electric vehicle to the market for the 2017 model…

 2 Comments on Natty Sport Coupe: Lexus RC 350
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Natty Sport Coupe: Lexus RC 350

Lexus brings to the world an affordable sport coupe that isn’t a convertible. The RC is derived from three Lexus…

 2 Comments on Price Cut, More Power for the 2016 Cadillac ELR
Posted in Automotive News

Price Cut, More Power for the 2016 Cadillac ELR

GM is staying with the Cadillac ELR despite a paucity of sales. For 2016, this exquisite coupe will benefit from…

 5 Comments on New Car Affordability: Toyota Yaris
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New Car Affordability: Toyota Yaris

The smallest model in Toyota’s broad product arsenal is the Yaris, a subcompact three- or five-door hatchback. It competes in…

 1 Comment on Why No One Wants To Hook Up With Fiat Chrysler (FCA)
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Why No One Wants To Hook Up With Fiat Chrysler (FCA)

Rumors of a possible Fiat Chrysler (FCA) alliance with another automaker have been circulating for the past several months. That’s…

 9 Comments on New Car Affordability: Nissan Versa Note
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New Car Affordability: Nissan Versa Note

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note, a five-door subcompact hatchback. Someone at Nissan has a sense of humor. Or perhaps they…

 1 Comment on Masterpiece Theater: 2015 Range Rover HSE
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Masterpiece Theater: 2015 Range Rover HSE

A sophisticated sound system, highly supportive command seating and excellent towing capabilities are just a few of the many positive…

 1 Comment on Charlotte Autofair Celebrates 100 Years of Dodge
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Charlotte Autofair Celebrates 100 Years of Dodge

The marque named for the Dodge Brothers is celebrating its centennial, one of the few American automotive brands that have…

 3 Comments on Product Review: Cyntur JumperPack Mini
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Product Review: Cyntur JumperPack Mini

Please note: This product is no longer available. Instead, we recommend the Cobra Jump Starter 800A. Jumper cables come in…

 1 Comment on Lincoln-Bentley Squabble Makes for Good Theater
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Lincoln-Bentley Squabble Makes for Good Theater

The Lincoln Continental Concept is a rip off of a Bentley sedan or at least that is the contention of…

 3 Comments on Scion is Back With Two New Models to Show For It
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Scion is Back With Two New Models to Show For It

Scion never went away. But for many enthusiasts and analysts, the brand’s best days in its too-short history can be…

 4 Comments on Eight is Enough: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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Eight is Enough: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Even as some manufacturers struggle to field one or two hybrid (gas-electric) vehicles, Toyota continues to expand its offerings. At…

 5 Comments on Mercedes-Benz Nabs a World Car Award Hat Trick
Posted in Auto Shows Automotive News

Mercedes-Benz Nabs a World Car Award Hat Trick

The most prestigious of the annual car of the year awards is held annually in conjunction with the New York…

 9 Comments on Next Generation Kia Optima Bows in New York
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Next Generation Kia Optima Bows in New York

Five years after releasing its most advanced Optima midsize sedan yet, Kia is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, the…

 5 Comments on Elio Motors Presents at the New York International Auto Show
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Elio Motors Presents at the New York International Auto Show

Talk about making the big time: Elio Motors, the upstart American automaker intent on bringing a three-wheel “auto cycle” to…

 14 Comments on Chevrolet Malibu is Larger, More Efficient
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Chevrolet Malibu is Larger, More Efficient

In desperate need of a segment winner, GM has replaced the Chevrolet Malibu for the 2016 model year. The new…