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All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.
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Pressure Mounts For FCA Over Ongoing Jeep Recall; Advocates Claim Affected Vehicles Still Pose Threat To Public
The pressure is building on FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) with advocates and safety regulators trying to persuade the company to expand and intensify its efforts to contact owners of Jeeps that are affected by an ongoing recall that addresses a potential fire risk if the vehicles are struck from behind in a crash.
There are some cities that are synonymous with certain things, and Detroit is certainly one of them. The Motor City is the cradle of the American automotive manufacturing industry, and there has been a lot of history made in Detroit.
Cars and motorcycles are more than just transportation if you look at them right. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in the United States, vehicles have always been symbols with motors. They get you from place to place, but they also allow you to make a statement about yourself.
When Ford launched the Taurus in 1986, it turned the automotive world on its ear. Here was a stylish family car that actually wasn’t bad to drive. If you had wanted a midsize sedan that wasn’t designed with a straight ruler in the mid-80s, you would’ve been looking at an “import”. But Ford’s futuristic family car was made in good ol’ America, and that home-grown label helped it to corner the market almost immediately. It remained a best-seller for nearly two decades, but they ditched the futuristic look for the 2000 redesign, and the new ‘sophisticated’ look didn’t resonate with buyers. It was soon relegated to rental agencies and ‘senior living communities’, but it was actually the most refined Taurus to date. So if you need a reliable, non-boring car for under $5,000, the 2000-2007 Ford Taurus is one beater that’s hard to beat. Here’s why…
I was visiting Las Vegas a few years ago; I'd I lived in the city previously, so I had some memories. I'm not a guy who gets up particularly early when I'm in Vegas, so the beginning of my morning was pretty close to noon.
My rental car company upgraded me to a Kia Sedona minivan, a vehicle that I never would have chosen in a million years. Much to my surprise, it was actually fun to drive. It was surprisingly powerful, and it had a high perch and great visibility.
I felt the need to share that, but this article is not about the Kia Sedona, so let's move on.
In this week’s episode, we look at two similarly priced cars that have absolutely nothing in common. The 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a fashionably green hybrid (faux) luxury car that costs around $40k, and can tiptoe for about 40 miles on each gallon of go-juice. The 2014 Chevrolet SS is also priced around $40k. But it doesn’t give a sealion’s behind about the environment, fuel economy, or being ‘fashionable’. It’s a tire-shredding muscle car from the land down under, and it’s ready to party. Should you happen to have $40Gs burning a hole in your pocket, do you choose the pretentious vegan, or Crackodile Dundee? Well, let’s find out…
Cadillac’s return to relevance has been hard to watch at times. Blubbermobiles like the Cadillac XTS, and that Corvette-wannabe XLR, wouldn’t have even made it past the prototype stage in Europe. But the brand soldiered on, and its new boss, Johan de Nysschen, aims to beat the Germans at their own game. To do this, he needs some seriously good cars to sell. Enter the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. A 455hp ICBM, aimed right at the Fatherland.
In car circles, the letters ‘M’, ‘AMG’, and ‘RS’ are shorthand for speed. But if Cadillac has its way, a new letter will be added to the horsepower alphabet. Say hello, then, to the letter ‘V’.
Following a strong 2014 which saw the two companies post a record sales year with more than eight million units sold, Hyundai and Kia are preparing for a much chillier 2015 sales season. Increased pressure from Japanese rivals as well as a major slowdown in overall sales growth could put the squeeze on the bottom line for both Hyundai and Kia as the year marches onward.
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Everyone is different, and motor vehicles are used for various different purposes. There are those who are looking for luxury, some have the need for speed, and, for others, utility is the most important thing.
Volkswagen has taken the veil off of a new concept vehicle that showcases the company's vision of a futuristic cockpit that will add more connectivity and interactivity with drivers than ever before. In addition, it showcases the first viable touch-based concept in a real world vehicle, a system that has so far been a failure in other vehicle applications.
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