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January 26, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality

For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared to be coalescing into a more streamlined series of nationwide recalls.

Honda Pilot Vs. Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat family utility vehicles, though they're about as far away from traditional SUVs in refinement and design as you can get.

Volkswagen Employees & Managers Knew About Diesel Cheat In 2006

In 2006, George W. Bush was president, David Bowie was alive, and the world hadn't yet heard of iPhones, Instagram, or ISIS. But in Germany, Volkswagen managers had already begun making plans to cheat on emissions tests with VW, Audi, and Porsche diesels.

2016 Cadillac CT6

2016 Cadillac CT6

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From Motor Authority:

2016 Cadillac CT6 First Drive

Cadillac has a problem. Over the past few years it has developed and delivered a pair of sedans—the ATS and CTS—that are as good as or better than anything Europe has to offer. And yet, car sales were down last year and those cars really haven’t put a dent in the sales of the class leaders.

Replica Ford GT40 From Fast Five Heads To Auction

Fans of the 2011 movie Fast Five will immediately recognize this Ford GT40. It’s a replica built exclusively for filming of the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and featured prominently at the start of the movie, during the train heist scene. Now it’s headed for auction.

First Of 10 Ferrari F60 Americas Delivered To Customer

Remember the Ferrari F60 America? The limited-edition supercar based on the F12 Berlinetta and built to celebrate six decades of Ferrari’s presence in the United States? Well, the first of only 10 examples to be built has been delivered to its eagerly awaiting customer.

2016 BMW 328d

2016 BMW 328d

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From Green Car Reports:

BMW Admits VW Emission Scandal Hurts All Diesel Sales In U.S.

With the revelation that it cheated on emissions tests using "defeat device" software, Volkswagen has gone from one of the biggest proponents of diesel cars in the U.S. to not currently being able to sell a single one.

Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrids: Electric Miles Are Half Of Total

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show two weeks ago contained relatively little new from Ford Motor Company. A lightly updated 2017 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan emerged, as did an F-150 Raptor SuperCrew performance pickup truck.

GM Adds Used Cars To Online 'Shop-Click-Drive' Tool; Buyers Still Finish At Dealer

In almost every state, you can't buy a car online from its maker, owing to language in franchise laws that forbids direct sales, written at the behest of auto-dealer lobbyists. Whether or not that's a good thing, a majority of car buyers now research new cars online well before they ever set foot in a dealership.


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