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June 6, 2014
From The Car Connection:

VW Golf, GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+

With the 2015 Volkswagen GTI already on sale and the standard 2015 VW Golf set to hit dealers in August, both versions of the compact hatchback are proof that small cars can deliver big on safety.

Roundup: All The GM Recalls Of 2014

Need to catch up on all the recent GM recalls and verify what might affect your vehicle? General Motors has this past week released a table outlining its vehicle recalls so far in 2014, through May.

2015 Subaru Outback Gets A Price Hike, Now Starts At $25,745

The new 2015 Subaru Outback was introduced at the New York Auto Show, where Subaru proclaimed that this is the “roomiest, most capable Outback ever.” When it goes on sale this summer, it will also be the most expensive Outback ever.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, 2014 New York Auto Show

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From Motor Authority:

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: 650 hp, 650 lb-ft, Most Powerful GM Ever

The most powerful car General Motors has ever built will soon hit the streets, packing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and it promises to be America’s fastest production car, in both coupe and convertible forms.

2015 Lincoln MKC First Drive

With the 2015 MKC, Lincoln finally has a model that's going to play well in California.

2015 BMW X6: Rear-Drive Option, Fresh Face

The U.S.-built 2015 BMW X6 takes the brand’s four-door-coupe-SUV formula to the stylistic limit and adds a new rear-drive option to the previously all-wheel-drive-only range. The new model, dubbed the X6 sDrive35i in BMW-speak, offers rear-wheel drive, the familiar 300-horseepower turbocharged TwinPower 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder, and BMW’s eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission.

Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

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From Green Car Reports:

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims its three-wheeled car does 84 mpg on the highway, far exceeding that of any car on sale.

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes, VW Fuel Economy Tested: UPDATED

You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future. The most recent crop of diesel launches has been in the crossover utility vehicle class, of which we've now driven three different models.

Will There Be Enough Batteries In The World For Electric Cars?

As demand for electric cars grows, supply of batteries must grow to meet it. That much is obvious. But just how much is battery demand expected to grow by over the coming years?

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