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Out With The Old And In With The New

Posted  February 8, 2012  by  Pete

Hyundai has been, as of late, filling a void in the affordable car segment that hasn’t been seen in a long time, if ever.  Offering stylish, albeit at times over-styled, well equipped and packaged, fuel efficient, and affordable vehicles to the masses.  The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, based on the newly debuted Elantra Sedan, [...]

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NEWS

Volvo Performance? Yes.

Posted  February 6, 2012  by  Pete

Volvo has always made high quality, luxury touring cars and SUV’s, that coddle their passengers in elegance and refinement in one of the safest forms of transport around.  Trying to change or better yet add to that image, Volvo has decided to offer an aftermarket tuning company’s performance products right from the factory and at [...]

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Industry

North Americas Top Producing Auto Plants

Posted  February 3, 2012  by  Pete

Not a surprise to most considering Volkswagen just finished 2011 with their best year ever now becoming the largest auto company in the world and having a record year in the United States, Volkswagen has claimed another volume-related title, top producing auto plant in North America, reports WardsAuto. Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico facility produced 510,041 cars [...]

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Demographics

Motor Trend’s ‘Cars That Catch Girls’ Eyes’

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Motor Trend has decided to compile a list of cars for 2012 unlike any other list they have ever created.  This list doesn’t focus on performance or practicality or cost or luxury or features or gas mileage or any other typical car-defining characteristic.  This list focuses on something just as important to some, its ability [...]

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NEWS

Volkswagen MKVII GTI Info Revealed

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Volkswagen AG, yesterday, released some information to Top Gear UK about the upcoming seventh generation of the iconic GTI hot hatchback.  As the owner of a current sixth generation GTI, you can understand why this information peaks my interest.  In a car I think is already fantastic, Volkswagen has some big plans to just make [...]

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Ford Fusion

Posted  January 9, 2012  by  Pete

Today, Ford debuted the highly anticipated 2013 Ford Fusion.  Based on the Euro-Spec Ford Mondeo, which has been on the market since 2007, the 2013 Fusion blends Euro-Chic with American Utility to bring the first car available on our shores utilizing the ‘Kinetic’ design language seen elsewhere in the world of Ford products. The 2013 [...]

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2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Cadillac ATS

Posted  January 9, 2012  by  Pete

Earlier today Cadillac took the wraps of their newest entry to their now consolidated lineup, the ATS Sedan.  The 2013 Cadillac ATS is designed to put Cadillac directly against competitors like the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Audi A4, to name a few.  They are referring to it as a ‘compact luxury sports sedan’, the [...]

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U.S. Auto Sales By Brand – 2011 Year End

Posted  January 5, 2012  by  Pete

After a tumultuous year for some, lagging sales for others, and record breaking year for a few, 2011 has come to a close.  Here we have the sales figures for each brand, in order of units sold in the United States.   Nothing really stands out as a surprise as we have been seeing these same [...]

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New Lexus LF-LC Concept Revealed

Posted  January 4, 2012  by  Pete

Over the last few weeks Lexus has been teasing us with photos and information regarding a concept car to be shown off at the Detroit Auto Show this month.  The LF-LC Concept is that concept car and today Lexus revealed full photos of the car showing various design details we expect to see in Lexus’s [...]

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BMW Drops M3 Sedan (E90) for 2012 Model Year

Posted  January 3, 2012  by  Pete

BMW has decided not to offer its most sporting variant, the M3, in a sedan body for the 2012 model year, leaving 2011 the last year to pick up quite possible the last V8 powered M3 Sedan in the company’s history. The M3 began life in 1986 based on the E30 3-Series platform.  Introduced with [...]

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Sets Record for Braking

Posted  January 3, 2012  by  Pete

The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 represents the epitamy of performance for the Porsche brand.  Taking the already insane GT3 RS to level 11 with a 500 hp naturally aspirated 4.0L Boxer-6-Cylinder engine.  Thus making this the most powerful non-turbo Porsche in history. This of course will lend itself to incredible performance and not [...]

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