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2014 Acura RLX P-AWS HD Video Review

2014 Acura RLX P-AWS

A Sedan That Exudes Subtlety

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2014 Mazda3 Grand Touring HD Video Review

2014 Mazda3 Grand Touring

A Japanese Compact With Italian Attitude

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2014 Toyota Corolla LE HD Video Review

2014 Toyota Corolla LE

A More Emotional Appliance

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Tesla Employees Die in Plane Crash

Three employess of Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, died Wednesday morning in a plane crash in East Palo Alto, Calif., according to a statement posted on the Tesla Web sit by company CEO Elon Musk.
“Three Tesla employees were on board a plane that crashed in East Palo Alto early this morning. We are withholding their identities as [...]

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Cadillac SRX 3.0L Premium

Cadillac SRX 3.0L Premium

Cadillac sharply refocuses on the crossover segment
By Tom Voelk

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

The Hyundai juggernaut continues at speed
By Tom Voelk

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Kia Debuts Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept

Combining a sleek aerodynamic design and  innovative technology for fuel-efficiency, Kia unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept  at the Chicago Auto Show as the latest vehicle to wear the EcoDynamics label. Powered by an all-aluminum 153-horsepower direct-injection 1.4-liter engine mated to a continuously-variable transmission and combined 78kw electric motor, Kia claims a range of up to 746 miles.
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2011 Ford Edge

HERE’S A LINK TO THE 2011 FORD EDGE VIDEO REVIEW
Ford updates the 2011 Edge with a fresh exterior design, upgraded interior materials and three available engine choices, including the debut of the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged inline 4-cylinder. Both V6 engines, the 285 horsepower 3.5-liter and the 305-horsepower V6 for the Edge Sport benefit from [...]

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Nissan Juke Coming Fall 2010

Nissan Juke Coming Fall 2010

HERE’S A LINK TO THE NISSAN JUKE REVIEW
Nissan confirmed that the Juke, an all-new small crossover set to make its public debut next month in Geneva, will be coming to the U.S. market next fall. The agressively-styled Juke was inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept car and is intended to be an SUV alternative to small [...]

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2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD Debuts

The new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD debuted this week at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, boasting improvements expected to deliver best-in-class payload rating, towing capacity and fuel economy. The new Silverado HD features an all-new fully-boxed frame, stronger suspension, an improved standard 6.0-liter engine standard and a new exhaust brake system.
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Toyota Recalls Hybrids

Toyota announced a voluntary recall of 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h vehicles to update ABS software after reports of inconsistent brake pedal feel during braking. Toyota has already implemented a change for 2010 Prius models currently in production. The update is for 2010 Prius models produced after May 2009 and owners will [...]

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Ford Reveals 2011 Shelby GT500

Ford Reveals 2011 Shelby GT500

Ford’s 2011 Shelby GT500 takes performance to a higher level, powered by an all-new 550-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine with an aluminum block that also reduces weight by more than 100 pounds for improved handling and driving dynamics. In addition to a 10 horsepower increase, the 2011 Shelby GT500 is expected to earn EPA fuel mileage estimates of 15 [...]

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New GM Diesel Biofuel Capable

General Motors announced that the new Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel engine, slated to power the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and 2011 GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups will be B20 Biofuel capable. B20 fuel is a blend of 20-percent biodiesel and 80-percent conventional diesel, which helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and lessens dependence on petroleum.
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Ford to Update Fusion Hybrid Brakes

Ford to Update Fusion Hybrid Brakes

Ford announced plans to update the software of the regenerative braking system of some 2010-model Ford Fusion Hybrids and Mercury Milan Hybrids. Not an official recall, the “customer satisfaction program” is intended to address concerns about the brake feel when the braking system transistions from regenerative to conventional hydraulic braking.
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Toyota Woes Continue With Prius Brake Investigation

Toyota Woes Continue With Prius Brake Investigation

Just as Toyota begins to impliment repairs to address issues with the accelerator pedal in a number of Toyota models, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admininstration (NHTSA) announced it is opening a formal investigation of the 2010 Toyota Prius to look into allegations of momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump.
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