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From The Car Connection:

Mazda Takes Aim At Subaru, Snowy Climes, With Predictive AWD

Mazda isn’t the first brand you’d associate with all-wheel drive. Up until now, it’s focused tightly on its “zoom-zoom” messaging, and a reputation for lightweight, high-economy hatchbacks and sports cars.

2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study: Technology Problems On The Rise

J.D. Power has unveiled its 2016 Dependability Study, and while some of the findings seem unsurprising, the study's brand rankings hint at interesting changes.

2016 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Get MPG-Boosting Mild-Hybrid Tech

No, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 still aren’t moving to downsized engines, or turbocharging. But if you’re in California, you might soon find new mild-hybrid versions at the dealership.

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence

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From Motor Authority:

2017 Volvo XC90 Gets Four-Seat Excellence Option

It turns out the four-seat XC90 Excellence Volvo rolled out at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show wasn’t only developed for China’s chauffeur-driven class as the vehicle is being made available here in the United States for the 2017 model year. Billed as Volvo’s most luxurious car in its 89-year history, the XC90 Excellence features four seats split over two rows.

DS Rolls Out E-Tense Electric Sports Car Concept: Video

PSA Peugeot Citroën’s nascent luxury brand DS will mark its first auto show appearance as a standalone brand with the unveiling of an electric sports car concept. Set to debut at next week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show is the DS E-Tense, which boasts a powerful electric motor and a driving range of about 200 miles.

Can-Am Boosts Spyder's Performance With F3 Turbo Concept: Video

Canada's Bombardier launched its three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder back in 2007 and has managed to keep motorcycle fans scratching their heads ever since. The Can-Am brand is sticking with the three-wheel Spyder formula, though, as evidenced by a new performance concept.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, Sep 2015

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From Green Car Reports:

2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco: Gas Mileage Drive Of New Compact SUV

South Korean carmaker Hyundai has aggressive plans to expand its lineup and its sales in virtually every segment, and it's launched consistently better cars for several years in a row.

Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales By 2040: Energy Analyst

Despite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And while that won't change immediately, energy-industry analysts believe a surge in electric-car sales could be just around the corner.

Colorado Megachurch Goes Electric: BMW i3, Charging Stations, And More

Electric cars and organized religion aren't necessarily seen as fellow travelers, but one megachurch is bridging the two in pursuit of its mission. The Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, Colorado, has installed a charging station in its parking lot and leased a BMW i3 for the use of its pastor, Jonathan Wiggins.

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