Month: May 2016

0 45  2 Comments on Oft-Dismissed Minivans Propel Fiat Chrysler Sales
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Oft-Dismissed Minivans Propel Fiat Chrysler Sales

FCA’s sales streak should continue with minivans providing an unlikely contribution. Car manufacturers track sales carefully, using monthly statistics to…

2016 Toyota Tundra.
0 88  16 Comments on The Full-Bodied 2016 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck
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The Full-Bodied 2016 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

Behind the wheel of Toyota’s largest pickup truck. How do you like your pickup truck — small, medium or large?…

0 56  1 Comment on IHS: Utility Vehicle Owners Drive Up Loyalty Rates
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IHS: Utility Vehicle Owners Drive Up Loyalty Rates

IHS Automotive analyzes 32 vehicle segments for auto trends loyalty. Subcompact CUV: Honda HR-V. Keeping vehicle owners in the fold…

0 39  0 Comment on Personal Finance Disaster: Car Title Loans
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Personal Finance Disaster: Car Title Loans

How to lose your transportation the auto title loan way. You own your car outright and have possession of the…

0 42  0 Comment on Rolled Aluminum Producer Novelis Expands NY Plant
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Rolled Aluminum Producer Novelis Expands NY Plant

Ford Super Duty benefits from Novelis aluminum. “Vehicle lightweighting” is one of those industry buzzwords that doesn’t easily roll off…

Valvoline
0 176  0 Comment on Valvoline at 150: America’s Oldest Branded Motor Oil
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Valvoline at 150: America’s Oldest Branded Motor Oil

The world’s oldest engine oil brand reaches an important milestone. One year after the final battle of the American Civil…

0 52  1 Comment on The Hits Keep Coming for Volvo
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The Hits Keep Coming for Volvo

With fresh product in and more on the way, Volvo is enjoying record sales on a global scale. It wasn’t…

0 35  0 Comment on LA Auto Show Now Includes AutoMobility LA
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LA Auto Show Now Includes AutoMobility LA

New Technology Pavilion launches this year. The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show adds a new component, AutoMobility LA, a four-day…

0 114  2 Comments on New Twin Turbo Engines Power 2017 BMW 2-Series
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New Twin Turbo Engines Power 2017 BMW 2-Series

BMW supplies the 2-Series with a pair of more powerful, yet efficient engines. For 2017, BMW is providing its entry-level…

0 90  2 Comments on The 2017 GMC Acadia by the Numbers
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The 2017 GMC Acadia by the Numbers

The second-generation GMC Acadia is 700 pounds trimmer than its predecessor. Ten years is a long time for a vehicle…

0 101  1 Comment on Fuji Heavy Industries Rebrands as Subaru Corp.
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Fuji Heavy Industries Rebrands as Subaru Corp.

Little known Fuji Heavy Industries to assume subsidiary’s well-known name. Subaru WRX. In 1953, Fuji Heavy Industries (Fuji) was formed,…

0 33  1 Comment on Cadillac House Serves Coffee, Not Cars
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Cadillac House Serves Coffee, Not Cars

Grabbing a cup of joe in a setting featuring art and fashion collections is not a new concept to New…

0 55  3 Comments on Key Facts Surrounding the Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
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Key Facts Surrounding the Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Will Nissan help Mitsubishi bring a new face to the US market? If you were one of those people concerned…

0 40  0 Comment on Stabilizing Fuel Prices: Good News in Advance of Summer
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Stabilizing Fuel Prices: Good News in Advance of Summer

Motorists can expect lower fuel costs this summer driving season. Drivers should face less costly fill ups at gas pumps…

0 64  5 Comments on The 2017 Honda Ridgeline by the Numbers
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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline by the Numbers

Following a two-year hiatus, the Honda Ridgeline crossover pickup truck returns. Beginning in 2006, Honda sought to turn pickup truck…

0 44  4 Comments on No New Buick Verano for US Market
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No New Buick Verano for US Market

Buick’s entry-level model is on its way out. An all-new Buick Verano is currently being marketed in China, but plans…

0 53  2 Comments on On the Horizon: A Front-Wheel Drive Chrysler 300?
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On the Horizon: A Front-Wheel Drive Chrysler 300?

What could this mean for the Dodge Charger and Challenger? The next-generation Chrysler 300 may switch to a FWD platform….

0 44  2 Comments on Chrysler, Google Project: Start of Something Big?
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Chrysler, Google Project: Start of Something Big?

If Fiat Chrysler is looking for a partner, it may do well to look outside of the auto industry. If…

0 48  0 Comment on A Buyer’s Market for New Cars
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A Buyer’s Market for New Cars

How to buy a vehicle in any market. New car sales remain strong, but one thing we are seeing more…

0 73  2 Comments on The 2017 Jaguar XE by the Numbers
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The 2017 Jaguar XE by the Numbers

The Jaguar XE is the latest model in this big cat’s repertoire. Not since Jaguar retired the X-TYPE in 2009…

0 50  2 Comments on Book Review — Fiat 500: The Design Book
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Book Review — Fiat 500: The Design Book

The Fiat 500 is one of the most easily recognized vehicles on the road. It is petite, stylish, and colorful,…

0 100  0 Comment on Hail Damage Cars: Are They Worth It?
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Hail Damage Cars: Are They Worth It?

Yet another round of hail storms have left dealers with damaged vehicles to repair or sell ‘as is.’ See Also…