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2016 Volvo XC90

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From The Car Connection:

2016 Volvo XC90 Review

The completely redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 bears very little semblance to the boxy, utilitarian wagons the brand built a reputation for in the past.

Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys

Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers (when they work properly, that is). Unfortunately, many of the newest, glitziest gizmos are only available on new cars -- often, new, expensive cars.

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology found on cars today. Of all the problems that customers have with their new vehicles, Kolodge said that complaints about voice-recognition are more common than any other.

2015 Aston Martin Lagonda

2015 Aston Martin Lagonda

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From Motor Authority:

2015 Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan Revealed

The Lagonda name is officially back, this time on a limited-production sedan that so far has only been confirmed for the Middle Eastern market. But Lagonda isn’t a standalone brand just yet, with Aston Martin satisfied with using the storied nameplate for its new sedan only at present.

UPDATE: Bankruptcy Protection Of Saab Owner NEVS Approved

Saab’s current owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden is on the verge of bankruptcy but the firm has been thrown a lifeline by a Swedish court. The district court of Vänersborg today approved the application from NEVS seeking additional time to restructure its business, and attorney Lars Eric Gustafsson will serve as administrator.

First Look At 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak: Video

Dodge has given drag racing fans an early look at the 2015 Challenger Drag Pak by unveiling a prototype version at the 60th annual National Hot Rod Association U.S. Nationals meet currently underway in Indianapolis. The new drag racer is based on the recently updated 2015 Dodge Challenger but features a number of modifications designed for motorsport.

2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

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From Green Car Reports:

2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation. While it's a part that covers two thirds of all Volt miles driven, the other third is handled by its range-extending 1.4-liter Ecotec gasoline engine.

Renault To Show 117 MPG Concept At Paris Auto Show To Hit French Target

Europe's CO2-based taxation system means consumers already have access to a wide range of highly efficient vehicles. There are stricter targets on the horizon however, and Renault is the latest to accept a challenge set by the French government to produce a 117 mpg car by 2020.

In CA, Renters Can Now Install Electric-Car Charging Stations

For many drivers, a home charging station is necessary to make electric-car ownership feasible. For people who don't own a home in which to install a charging station, that can be a problem.

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