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Equinox SUV Design Enhances Aero – Sort of – for a Box

Aerodynamic performance, of course, is a big contributor to fuel economy given the speeds ‘Mericans drive at when able, but the box-like shapes of crossovers and SUVs are not conducive to aero efficiency. The new Equinox’s overall length was reduced by 4.7 inches, making it easier to park and maneuver. Continue reading

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Ferrari 70th Anniversary – 125 S Drives Around Maranello

On 12 March 1947, Enzo Ferrari started his 125 S, the first car with his moniker for a test-drive on the streets of Maranello starting a tradition that is now Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. The tiny factory matured into an internationally-renowned made in Italy symbol. Exactly 70 years later, on Sunday 17 March 2017, Ferrari launches official merriments for this milestone. Continue reading

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Geneva – Volvo Cars Shows New XC60 SUV

Something’s wrong when you have to put the word “premium” on an upscale crossover SUV that was developed with Chinese capital: People have to be told it’s premium because it doesn’t’ look like it until they see the window sticker? Continue reading

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Geneva – Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class Pickup Truck

Irony here: the original post-WW2 Ford F-100 – it would be considered a mid-size today – was a smash hit because it used a passenger car interior, spawning the dominate F-Series of today – the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 40 years. Continue reading

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Mopar 80th: 2017 Dodge Challenger Limited Editions

Mopar (a contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was born on August 1, 1937, as the name of a line of antifreeze products. Mopar has since evolved over 80 years to serve as the service, parts and customer-care brand of all FCA vehicles around the globe. Continue reading

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Top Ten Future Collectible Cars in 2017 Production

Ten vehicles in production by automakers stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal as collectible cars to enthusiasts, claims Haggerty. Continue reading

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Chevrolet 2017 Colorado ZR2 Starts at $40,995

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer it for more than $2500 less than the next closest comparable vehicles.” Continue reading

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Ford to Bring Back Ranger Pickup to North America

Ford is bringing back the Ranger midsize pickup truck to its North American vehicle lineup in 2019 and a Bronco midsize SUV to its global vehicle portfolio in 2020. Continue reading

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Honda to Debut 2018 Odyssey Minivan at 2017 NAIAS

The 5th-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey has been “completely redesigned” with new powertrain technology, less quirky, more mainstream styling, as well as expanded safety and connectivity features. Continue reading

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Infiniti QX50 Concept to Debut at 2017 NAIAS

The mid-size Infiniti QX50 Concept is an outgrowth of the QX Sport Inspiration that appeared debuted last April in Beijing. Continue reading

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Deliveries Start

California has approved a plan to develop up to 100 hydrogen refueling stations in the state during the next several years. This California initiative dovetails with some increased government support of hydrogen infrastructure development at the federal level, such as H2USA (http://h2usa.org/). Continue reading

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Freshened 2018 Chevrolet Traverse to Debut at NAIAS

Chevrolet will show what it calls an all-new 2018 Traverse with seating for up to eight passengers at the NAIAS in Detroit this January. Continue reading

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Toyota, Daihatsu Form Emerging Market Compact Car Company

Toyota is under intense competitive pressure from global automakers and is experimenting with a different organizational approach to getting mini cars to market. Honda, Maruti and Tata come to mind, among others come to mind here. However, this – potentially – could also change Toyota’s approach and cost basis to compact vehicles in established markets. Continue reading

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Alpine Opens Reservations for 1,955 Première Édition Cars

Starting today, Alpine is opening reservations for its ‘Première Édition’, a limited-edition version of its upcoming production car for €2,000. Continue reading

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Three New 2017 AMG GT Models on Sale

The new AMG Roadsters are said to make the AMG driving performance an even more intensive experience. In the entry-level model, the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG 4‑liter V8 biturbo unit produces an output of 350 kW (476 horsepower). Continue reading

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