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Toyota To Increase Tacoma Production

On: Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:24PM | By: Carl Malek


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With the mid-size pickup truck segment being reinvigorated by new entries, including the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota announced that it plans to increase Tacoma production by 60,000 units in 2018. That would allow the brand to reaffirm the model's place in the sales race, while bringing the fight to the two leading entries in the mid-size pickup truck segment:  The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon.


2017 Chevy Bolt: Over 230 Miles On a Charge

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:28PM | By: Gary P Garry


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When I was a little kid growing up in the 1960s, there were a lot of futuristic innovations floated around on sci-fi shows and in scientific publications. Many of these gizmos, gadgets, devices, and vehicles were actually rather slow to hit the marketplace, but we are in the sweet spot of technological advancement at the present time. This certainly extends into the automotive realm in many different ways, and some of the things that are happening have been quite predictable.


Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive

On: Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:23AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Golf Could Embrace All-Wheel Drive test 1-1

Volkswagen's versatile Golf hatchback has already proven to be a viable contender in a wide range of applications, but, other than the Golf R, the standard Golf is solely front-wheel drive. However, a statement from someone who would know at Volkswagen said VW is ready to offer four-wheel drive Golf for the U.S. market.


Finally! This Japanese sports car duo gets its due with record-setting sales at AA's Auburn Auction

On: Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:29PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Finally! This Japanese sports car duo gets its due with record-setting sales at AA's Auburn Auction test 1-1

If you were one of the people who thought Japanese sports cars were criminally undervalued, you should feel good in the knowledge that you were right. But unless you also PURCHASED one of those absolute steals at their rock-bottom prices, that feeling ain’t gonna last long because—as shown at Auctions America’s Auburn, IN, sale Aug. 31–Sept. 4—it would seem that your chance to get in on any of the 20 or 30 lower floors of this exploding market has passed you by.

Then, again, seeing as how the 2017 NSX hasn’t made its full impact on the value of its predecessors yet (up or down)—and that there’s supposed to be another Supra on the way in 2019 that could do the same—there might yet be some money on the table for you if you act fast…


 

Genesis Reveals U.S. G90 Pricing, Starts At $69,050

On: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10:41AM | By: Carl Malek


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Hyundai's Genesis sub-brand made it clear that it wants to shake up the established players in the luxury car sales race, and the G90 sedan appears to be the sedan that could very well help them achieve this goal. A notable question was how much the G90 would cost here in the U.S., and whether it would, indeed, undercut its European rivals. Genesis has now released this information, which shows that the G90 will be more of a threat to the established sales order than first thought.


New Report Reveals New Details On Next Generation Volkswagen Passat

On: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 12:30PM | By: Carl Malek


New Report Reveals New Details On Next Generation Volkswagen Passat test 1-1

Volkswagen has been hard at work on a replacement for the venerable but aging current generation Passat full-size sedan. It is currently unknown what the next generation Passat will bring to the table, but if a new report from VW Vortex is to be believed, there could be several big changes coming to the Passat, which should please a whole new generation of buyers.


Google To Expand Waze Navigation Service

On: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 9:07AM | By: Carl Malek


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Waze has already proven to be a formidable piece of software that has some neat and clever features to help keep it fresh. However, a new report suggests that parent company Google is expanding Waze to allow the program to assist the tech giant in launching an all-new carpooling service.


GM Brings New V6 and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission To 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

On: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 8:57AM | By: Carl Malek


GM Brings New V6 and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission To 2017 Chevrolet Colorado test 1-1

The current generation Chevrolet Colorado has proven to be not only a hot seller for Chevrolet dealerships, it's also the key offering that has single-handedly revived the mid-size pickup truck segment. However, the V6 model's thirstiness at the pump has always been a major weakness for the Colorado, especially when compared to its four-cylinder siblings. GM aims to have rectifed that in a brief statement detailing the mechanical changes that are in store for the 2017 model.


Subaru BRZ tS Heading To U.S. Showrooms? New Report Says Yes

On: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:36AM | By: Carl Malek


Subaru BRZ tS Heading To U.S. Showrooms? New Report Says Yes test 1-1

Subaru's tS model has been a captivating piece of forbidden fruit for U.S. buyers; the model is available only in the company's home Japanese market. However, a recent trademark filing that was submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that the company has broader plans for the variant, and it could perhaps be making the trip across the pond to U.S. dealers in a bid to expand the firm's U.S. performance vehicle portfolio.


H-D & EPA Settle ASAP, Despite AMA RPM Act Introduction

On: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 2:26PM | By: Arnold Knox


H-D & EPA Settle ASAP, Despite AMA RPM Act Introduction test 1-1

Harley-Davidson (H-D) has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); it calls for a $12 million fine for selling after-market motorcycle engine tuners that add performance for racing and more emissions for the rest of us. At least 340,000 have been sold since 2008, when the EPA’s Emission Standards for Highway Motorcycles took effect.


Apple Possibly Exploring Hollow-Type Batteries

On: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 6:18PM | By: Carl Malek


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Apple's rumored Project Titan autonomous car has existed under a tightly guarded veil of secrecy ever since it was first mentioned in a report several years ago. However, a new report reveals that the tech giant is exploring a new type of battery technology to help provide juice to its long rumored vehicle project.