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Audi Unveils Tweaked 2017 S4; Ditches Supercharger and Goes Turbo

On: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 2:01PM | By: Carl Malek


Audi Unveils Tweaked 2017 S4; Ditches Supercharger and Goes Turbo test 1-1

Looking for a more powerful alternative to the understated Audi A4, but desire an alternate form of horsepower-generating technology? Then look no further than the 2017 Audi S4 which brings new technology and a swap in aspiration gear for the upcoming model year in a bid to not only be more fuel-efficient, it will be faster as well.


Toyota-BMW Supercar Project Could Take Compelling Twist According To New Report

On: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:58AM | By: Carl Malek


Toyota-BMW Supercar Project Could Take Compelling Twist According To New Report test 1-1

The rumored Toyota-BMW sports car project has taken many twists and turns during the past few months, but, if a new report out of Australia is to be believed, a new twist could be in store for the project that could very well elevate it to supercar levels of performance in what could be a bold offensive aimed at rivals such as the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX.


Infiniti Officially Confirms Death Of Q50 Eau Rouge Sedan; Cites Cost

On: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 12:49PM | By: Carl Malek


Infiniti Officially Confirms Death Of Q50 Eau Rouge Sedan; Cites Cost test 1-1

Even though rumors regarding its demise had been swirling for the past 10 months, Infiniti has chosen to end the maelstrom of speculation by officially confirming that it has indeed killed the idea of producing the limited production Q50 Eau Rouge sedan citing practicality and cost as its key reasons for doing so.


Mazda Aims For Bigger Slice Of CUV Sales, Shoots For 50 Percent U.S. Sales

On: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:41AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Aims For Bigger Slice Of CUV Sales, Shoots For 50 Percent U.S. Sales test 1-1

With the recent surge in CUV sales, it is no secret that many automakers are recalibrating their plans to take full advantage of the increased demand. Mazda, in particular, has been eying recent developments and wants at least 50 percent of its U.S. sales to be CUV products, with the company aiming to achieve this ambitious goal in two to three years. This is key, as the company is trying to recover from a recent sales skid that came as a result of overreliance on the sale of low margin compacts.


 

Volkswagen Delays Next Generation Phaeton; Low Sales and Material Costs To Blame

On: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 8:52AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Delays Next Generation Phaeton; Low Sales and Material Costs To Blame test 1-1

Ferdinand Piech can be credited for many things during his long tenure at Volkswagen, from building the VW brand empire to approving the sensationally stunning Bugatti Veyron hypercar. His mark on the company will certainly be noticed for a long time. However, Volkswagen revealed that it has delayed the introduction of the next generation Phaeton, another car that was spearheaded by Piech.


Bugatti Rules Out Sedan Entry; Plans To Focus On High-End Segment

On: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 7:32AM | By: Carl Malek


Bugatti Rules Out Sedan Entry; Plans To Focus On High-End Segment test 1-1

Following conflicting rumors about the future of the company's plans to produce the 16C Galiber Concept, Bugatti has officially confirmed that it has killed the idea of a production version of the four door once and for all. Bugatti wants to sharpen its focus on the high-end limited-production luxury market, especially with regards to creating a successor for the Bugatti Veyron. 


smart Pulls The Plug On The fortwo Electric Drive

On: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 12:47PM | By: Carl Malek


smart Pulls The Plug On The fortwo Electric Drive test 1-1

In an announcement that received little fanfare, Smart has revealed that it has stopped production of the fortwo electric drive EV in a step to help prepare for full production of the next generation smart fortwo.


Study Finds Teens Text More When Driving Alone

On: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 10:35AM | By: Carl Malek


Study Finds Teens Text More When Driving Alone test 1-1

Providing perhaps the best glimpse into teenage driving habits yet, a new study reveals that more teens text and drive when driving alone, and that some of this activity involves responding to their parents. The main reason for teens' distracted driving is 'fear of missing out', the feelding that they need to stay connected at all times, and often at all costs.


Mitsubishi to end U.S. production and sell its Illinois factory

On: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 1:31PM | By: Teddy Field


Mitsubishi to end U.S. production and sell its Illinois factory test 1-1

After nearly three decades, and 3 million cars, Mitsubishi has decided to end production at its factory in Normal, Illinois. The central Illinois town is about to lose nearly 1,000 jobs, and $120 million dollars of local economic revenue. Even though the plant's main product, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, is the Japanese automaker's single best-selling model...


Mercedes Benz Ponders Viability of allroad-Fighting Station Wagon

On: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 2:46PM | By: Carl Malek


Mercedes Benz Ponders Viability of allroad-Fighting Station Wagon test 1-1

In a statement made recently, Mercedes Benz revealed that it is exploring the possibility of creating a high-riding off-road station wagon that will have its sights set on the sales niche that is currently occupied by Audi's range of allroad-branded vehicles.


Chrysler Predicts Imminent Midsize Sedan Incentive War

On: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 4:52PM | By: Carl Malek


Chrysler Predicts Imminent Midsize Sedan Incentive War test 1-1

With sales currently shrinking in the mid-size car segment (which includes the Chrysler 200, Toyota Camry, and Honda Accord), many manufacturers are engaging in a bitter incentive sales war that has the potential to erode long term profits for the segment, according to a statement released by Chrysler representatives to the folks at Automotive News.