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The 2014 Honda CR-Z officially hit the market this week. The CR-Z received most of its recent overhauling for the 2013 model year, so the new CR-Z continues in its path, offering a combination of sportiness, agility, and fuel economy that few other cars can match.
Posted In: Car News, Hybrid / Green
Tags: Honda, hybrids, new cars, CR-Z, hatchbacks
The 2014 car-buying year has barely begun and already there is a recall from General Motors. I don’t know why this would not have been apparent in initial crash tests before the vehicles were released, but it seems that the front seats have the possibility of moving during a rear-end collision, increasing the chance of injury. This issue affects the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks which have manual reclining front-seat backs.
Hyundai previewed the refreshed 2014 Tucson last week ahead of its US launch in the fall. The updated crossover benefits from a number of upgrades over its predecessor, including the new 2.0-liter Nu GDI inline four-cylinder base engine.
With the exception of classics, very few people ever buy a car with the intention of keeping it forever. Car ownership is, as a whole, a series of temporary stewardships. We buy, we own, and then after a few years, we sell. If we've worked hard and been successful, then maybe we'll trade up a bit. It's why no one buys cars with highlighter yellow exteriors and fuschia interiors; who's going to buy that five or six years down the line?
It’s been a while but Mitsubishi has promised to break away from the everyday design of its vehicles with three completely new models to be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Mitsubishi has new @earth TECHNOLOGY for these cars which focuses on environmental responsibility and driving pleasure plus safety and toughness.
Arguably the most technologically advanced "mainstream" car that the world has ever seen, the XL1 represents Volkswagen's way of jumpstarting the green auto industry with a no-expenses-spared approach. Dubbed as the world's most fuel efficient and aerodynamic car, the XL1 debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. In Germany, one needed only stop into the Frankfurt train station during the recent IAA international auto show to get a close-up look of the technological marvel, but Americans have had to have a bit more luck and timing. Until last week.
Posted In: Hybrid / Green, Special / Limited Edition, Technology
Tags: Volkswagen, XL1, green, technology,
Ron Howard’s latest picture, Rush, illustrates the story of the 1976 Formula 1 season and the rivalry between the two drivers at the heart of it. Following in the footsteps of 2010’s incredible documentary about the life, death, and career of Ayrton Senna (the aptly titled "Senna"), Rush has some big racing boots to fill. Unfortunately, despite the film’s abundance of acting talent and lush visuals, it ultimately falls short of its goals, toeing the line between narrative and documentary while committing to neither.
Posted In: Racing, Car Reviews
Tags: Rush, Formula, One, F1, Ron, Howard, Chris, Hemsworth, Daniel, Bruhl, Racing, Cinema, Movie
You’ve been counting down for days or even weeks and now it’s finally time for your road trip. Whether for business or pleasure, the preparation for a trip is stressful. Here are a few things to remember to bring or do when you’re packing.
To most people, the idea of a cheap, front-wheel drive Mercedes is absurd. Like seeing Martha Stewart at a monster truck rally sipping Boone's Farm from a Dixie Cup, it just won't happen. But it already has! The 2014 Mercedes CLA250 starts at $29,900, it's driven by the front wheels, and the EPA just announced that it can achieve 38 mpg on the highway. So peel back the price tag and crack open that bottle of Fuzzy Navel, Ms. Stewart! It's time to learn about the new definition of budget luxury.
Tags: 2014 mercedes cla250, mercedes cla-class, mercedes-benz
Cars have been inspiring weird stories ever since Henry Ford came out with the Model T. They’re a staple part of urban legends, those odd accounts that move through society faster than a Ferrari on the Autobahn. Here’s a look at three of these strange tales.
Saudi Arabia definitely has a problem with its women. They aren’t allowed to go out unless they are covered head to toe. They must have a male guardian to do almost anything and must get permission from this guardian to study, work, travel, marry, or seek healthcare. The guardian has the authority to sell them into marriage. Now, of all things, women want to drive. Heavens, how inappropriate!