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February 3, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 Recalled For Fuel Leak: 264,000 Vehicles Affected

Mazda is issuing a recall and stop-sale for 2014, 2015, and 2016 models of the Mazda CX-5 crossover. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that a part on some of those vehicles may cause a fuel leak and potentially a fire.

Chrysler 200 Vs. Chevrolet Malibu: Compare Cars

The 2016 Chrysler 200 and the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu are sleek, affordable, and full of features--but which one is better for you?

Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today

Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It's the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board -- plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations.

2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Best in the Desert race truck

2016 Ford F-150 Raptor Best in the Desert race truck

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From Motor Authority:

New Ford F-150 Raptor Ready For Best In The Desert Racing

Ford’s new F-150 Raptor isn’t due in showrooms until the later part of the year but you’ll be able to see it in action much sooner than that. Ford has confirmed that a virtually stock version will enter the off-roading racing series that is the Best in the Desert, competing in the new factory stock class.

Nissan Armada To Return As Rebadged Patrol?

Nissan is expected to return to the full-size SUV segment this year with a new Armada, the previous version of which bowed out of the market after the 2015 model year. It’s not clear what form the new Armada will take but there are rumors it may be a rebadged version of the Patrol sold overseas.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Leaked Again

Aston Martin’s long-awaited replacement for the DB9 grand tourer, the 2017 DB11, is set for its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1. However, photos of the car have leaked online and reveal many of its details.

Scion C-HR Concept

Scion C-HR Concept

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From Green Car Reports:

Toyota Kills Off Scion 'Youth Brand' Focused On Small Cars

After nearly 13 years, Toyota's Scion "youth brand" is dead. Conceived as an entry-level nameplate to slot below the main Toyota brand, and focused on small cars, Scion will cease to exist as an independent brand in August.

Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's development. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development said in October that the company's partnership with LG Chem was "unprecedented."

VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

The revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers. Volkswagen hasn't done much to rebuild its reputation since its cheating was first revealed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at a press conference in September.

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