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From The Car Connection:
The Jeep Renegade is already into its second model year; yet it hasn't been given a full set of U.S. crash-test ratings until now. And the results, while mostly good, could definitely be better.
Ten years ago, the Hyundai Elantra was an also-ran in the compact-car sales sweepstakes. It wasn't anywhere near the ranks of the best sellers or best performers--cars like the Civic, Corolla, and Focus.
Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly, refused).
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It was at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that Ferrari surprised the world with the FF, a shooting brake with V-12 performance and all-wheel drive. At this year’s show, Ferrari will introduce an updated version of the car that receives some subtle styling tweaks, a four-wheel-steering system and a new name: GTC4 Lusso.
Following last month’s announcement that famous Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld would be selling some of his prize possessions at an auction taking place during next month’s 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, organizers of the sale have now released the complete list of vehicles being offered by the comedian.
The Super Bowl is big business, particularly for automakers who each year line up to pay millions of advertising dollars for a bit of airtime. While in past years there were always the luxury brands trying to outdo each other, this year they’ve mostly taken a backseat and left the task up to more mainstream brands.
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If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would seem to be the thinking at VW Group, which over the last six months has announced plans for the first three brands to launch all-electric cars in 2018 or later.
Technology can do a lot to improve fuel economy, but in the real world, changes in driving technique can also pay off with fuel savings. This latest fuel-saving measure uses the former to encourage the latter.
It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a population willing to embrace new technology--make the Golden State the friendliest place for electric cars in the nation.