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Lexus Seeks to Regain Luxury Crown With New Advertisement

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:47PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Lexus looks to dominate the luxury car market once again in the United States—they want to knock Mercedes-Benz and BMW down a few notches in the eyes of the consumers and become the top selling luxury brand in this country country. A major part of their plan includes a more aggressive, in your face-style advertising campaign.


Connected Cars Pose Challenges to Auto Makers

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:07PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The federal government has auto manufacturers in a state of suspense—new rules are expected over the next few months which could open the doors for connected cars. The new rulings might jump start the market for automobiles which can communicate with the road itself as well as other cars. The anticipation of these cars won’t come without trouble to auto makers, however. Car companies face real challenges to bring this technology to fruition should the government open the gate to make the technology possible.


2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected to Average 47 MPG

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 7:25AM | By: Teddy Field


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It seems that 47 mpg is now the “magic number” for hybrid fuel economy, as car makers rush to meet Obama's lofty CAFE target by 2025. In his proposal, the cumulative average fuel economy for a given car company's entire product portfolio is expected to be 54.4 mpg by the 2025 model year. And that certainly sounds good on paper. But not all models are required to get 54 mpg. That number is merely a mathematical exercise, designed to force car companies to start building more fuel efficient vehicles.

Failure to comply with the government's fuel economy standards will result in steep fines that can amount to thousands per vehicle sold. In order to comply, the combined average fuel economy for most vehicles in a car company's lineup will need to be around 35 mpg, not 54 mpg. To protect their corporate average (CAFE actually stands for Corporate Average Fuel Economy), vehicles that average less than 35 mpg, are offset by vehicles that exceed the average. Hence, the importance of 47 mpg hybrids like the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.


By 2020, Most Cars Will Have Built-In Connectivity

On: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:05PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The "Connected Car Industry 2013" report, published by Telefonia, goes into great detail about an expected change in the cars of the future. This report calls for the most significant change in the auto industry in many, many decades—a change brought on by consumer demand. What is this major overhaul all about? A built-in internet connection for your car.


 

Debates Over Ethanol Fuel Hit a Boiling Point

On: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:37AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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The debate over ethanol gas blends seems to be never ending. On one hand, it is cheaper and cleaner, but opponents are quick to point out that it could damage older model cars as well as motorcycles. Where does that leave the debate? At this point, it's at a roaring boil as both sides of the discussion clash. Now throw in a new higher ethanol content blend.


Nissan's Price Cuts Annoy Other Auto Manufacturers; Could Spark Price War

On: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 9:55AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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Nissan made a recent move to cut prices on its models in the United States—and competitors are not amused. This is a test of whether or not the auto industry can avoid a price war, and the head of the U.S. operations at Hyundai Motor Company is calling out Nissan for what they say is a bad move.


2014 Corvette Z51 Floors It to 60 mph in 3.8 Seconds

On: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 3:03PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Chevy unveiled the all-new Corvette Stingray at the North American International Auto Show in January but waited until this month to give us a firmer performance spec sheet for the most well-equipped Stingray. Not only is the new Stingray the most powerful standard Corvette ever, it's also the most capable.


GM Pickups Sweep J.D. Power's Quality Rating

On: Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:14AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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General Motors has earned itself some major bragging rights lately with their extremely popular Chevy truck and GMC truck lineup. In the most recent J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Survey (J.D. IQS), GM swept the light-duty and heavy duty passenger pickup truck categories. The experts at ALG have also noted that the 2014 GM trucks will carry some of he greatest residual value amongst the newest full-size pickup trucks.


Backup Camera Federal Ruling Pushed Back, Way Back

On: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 4:21PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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There are some very frustrated and angry safety advocates left behind after a major pushback in the backup camera mandate by the federal government. The ruling has had many waiting for quite some time, and now safety advocates will have to wait another 1-1/2 years before any conclusion will be reached.


Americans Love Buying Gas at Wholesale Clubs Like Costco

On: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:00PM | By: Chris Weiss


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According to a new study by customer intelligence firm Market Force Information, wholesale clubs are the most popular gas stations in America. Costco is the most popular gas station in America and it's followed by competitor Sam's Club. Despite having membership requirements that you won't find at the average gas station, consumers are flocking to these stations in droves.


Fiat Introduces 500 MPV

On: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 9:56AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Few things sound less necessary than a Fiat 500 minivan, but that's exactly what Fiat has introduced in the 500L Living. What was once a simple minicar has become a larger sedan, a crossover, and now a people mover with enough room for a family of seven.