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July 1, 2014
From The Car Connection:

GM Sets No Cap On Payouts To Compensate Ignition Switch Victims; Claims Begin August 1

General Motors has received plenty of criticism for its handling of the long-delayed ignition switch recall at the center of "Switchgate" -- and rightly so. But the company's still-new CEO, Mary Barra, has been working to get out in front of the problem.

2014 Nissan Rogue Recalled For Steering Issue

Nissan is recalling certain 2014 Nissan Rogue crossovers due to a problem with the steering column. On some vehicles during the manufacturing process, the incorrect bolt was installed on the upper portion of the steering column.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long laid claim to the top of the luxury-sedan ladder. Especially if you value technology, engineering, and some of the most advanced active safety and occupant protection in the world.

Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari

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From Motor Authority:

LaFerrari Crashes In Monaco

Ferrari’s flagship supercar, the LaFerrari, has only been in customer hands for several months but the first crash involving one of the cars since its launch has occurred (a prototype was involved in a crash last year), and it’s not surprising that the crash took place in Monaco.

Chinese Cars From Transformers 4 May Be Sold In U.S.

The latest installment of the Transformers movie franchise, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, has made its theatrical debut, and many of the reviews are talking about the high level of product placement in the movie. Being a Hollywood blockbuster, that probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but what's interesting is that a number of the products shown aren’t from Western firms but Chinese ones.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe First Drive

Life is good. Life is especially good when you’re in Tuscany behind the wheel of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe.

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

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From Green Car Reports:

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap.

Will European Fuel-Efficiency Tests Get More Realistic Under New Rules?

When we report on European market cars, we'll often advise you to take their official fuel consumption ratings with a pinch of salt. The current New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) test simply isn't very real-world relevant, unrealistically inflating a car's economy potential.

Tesla's Smaller Electric Sedan To Have 'Realistic' Pricing Next To BMW, Audi

Tesla might have abandoned its trademark to the 'Model E' name for its planned smaller electric sedan, but the car itself is still very much on Tesla's radar. It's likely to be on buyers' radars too when it makes its expected debut in late 2016, priced to compete with conventional rivals like BMW's 3-Series and Audi's A4.

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