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Think You’re Safer? Maybe. Maybe Not…

Think You’re Safer?  Maybe.  Maybe Not…

Often when sifting through the press materials of a new car there’s talk about fancy new airbags that protect better than ever. Is that so? New York Times writer Jo Craven McGinty reports about new research that throws some doubt on those claims.
The research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that [...]

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Chrysler/Fiat Speeds Things Up A Bit

Chrysler/Fiat Speeds Things Up A Bit

Of the three domestic automakers Chrysler has been labeled as the weakest.  It’s product pipeline had run dry after double whammy ownership whiplash with Daimler and Cerberus.  As as we all know, product is king.
In an article by Alisa Priddle for the Detroit Times,  Fiat backed Chrysler describes plans to accelerate launches for new and [...]

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Ooops! Volvo safety demo turns out differently than planned.

Look up “safety” in the dictionary and there’s bound to be a photo of a Volvo. With the media assembled, Volvo intended to show off its latest safety tech, a collision warning system on the new S60,
Designed to detect an impending impact and then automatically stop the car, the demo didn’t quite work [...]

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New Feature- The Insider

New Feature- The Insider

Driven now has it’s own bona fide editorialist. The Insider is an auto industry veteran who knows the intricacies of this turbulent world and has a definite view of it. We at Driven are honored to have The Insider posting weekly opinion pieces.
Just like the legalese on DVDs, The Insider’s opinions may [...]

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Did They Copy the TP Test? Cars.com Goes to Costco.

Did They Copy the TP Test?  Cars.com Goes to Costco.

Driven member superocean brought an interesting Cars.com video to our attention.  In order to test the trunk space of a number of family sedans they took a trip to Costco and tried to jam the shopping excursion into the various trunks.   Sound familiar? Does it? Does it? Huh? Huh?
OK, kidding. [...]

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USA Today Family Sedan Shootout

USA Today Family Sedan Shootout

The folks at USA Today along with Motorweek and Cars.com took 8 of the most competitive sedans and put them to the test.  A few of the results will surprise.  The clear winner?  The new Hyundai Sonata.  #2 is the perennial fav Toyota Camry but the big upset comes in the #3 slot- Suzuki’s Kizashi which beats [...]

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Bob Lutz Leaves GM

Bob Lutz Leaves GM

Bob Lutz has left the building folks. It’s my opinion (and many others) that GM would be in much much deeper doo doo than it is today if it weren’t for Maximum Bob and his insistence on getting the job done right. Always candid and refreshingly so, Mr. Lutz will be widely missed [...]

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GM Debuts Volt MPV5 in China

General Motors debuted the Volt MPV5 electric concept vehicle, a 5-passenger crossover concept at Auto China 2010 in Beijing. Based on the same platform as the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability, scheduled to go on sale in 2011, the MPV5 is designed to show the further potential of the Voltec propulsion system [...]

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New SYNC Apps for Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta will debut Ford’s new SYNC AppLink, a downloadable program that will allow Fiesta owners to access and control Android and BlackBerry smartphone apps.
Ford will release the downloadable software update for 2011 Fiesta owners later this year, with the rollout of AppLink for most other models equipped with SYNC planned for next [...]

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Start me up Ford

Start me up Ford

We here at Driven like clean design. This may not be an Aston but it gets our attention. The Ford Start Concept is making it’s global debut at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show. With it, Ford continues to tout its EcoBoost engine technology. In the Start, there’s three cylinders and 1.0 [...]

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Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes-Benz has built on the styling of the CLS 4-door coupe with the Shooting Break Concept, a look at what a CLS wagon might look like, revealed at Auto China 2010.
Described by Mercedes-Benz as a coupe with a roof which extends through to the rear of the vehicle, the Shooting Break Concept features a sleek [...]

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Lexus Suspends Sales of GX 460

Lexus Suspends Sales of GX 460

Lexus today asked dealers to temporarily suspend sales of the 2010 GX 460 after Consumer Reports identified a safety issue with the GX 460 and added the Lexus SUV to its “Do Not Buy” list. Lexus released a statement that they are taking the situation very seriously and testing the GX using Consumer Reports’ parameters [...]

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