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Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models
Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models

Subaru is about to embark on a new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the launch of...Read More»

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Image: Flickr user Pierre LaScott
Governor Kicks Off Car-Free Week - In His SUV

After declaring this “Car-Free Week” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick was caught by Boston’s CBS affiliate being driven to work in the back of his Chevrolet Tahoe. In classic do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do political form, Patrick was quick to point out that he...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Another debut that could easily get overlooked at the glitz and glamour of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is nevertheless quite important for Honda: the 2012 Honda Insight. True, the changes aren’t radical, but they are both necessary and a long time coming. Here’s what’s new in the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Quick Drive

Earlier this year we brought you our preview of the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, a new subcompact that's set to replace the Aveo duo this fall. Last week, we took our first quick spin in the Sonic, and even before we've spent seat time in a production-series car, we're sure Chevy's made a smart...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Consumer Reports: 2011 Chevrolet Volt Can Save You Money

Prospective buyers of all kinds of products often look to Consumer Reports (CR) to weigh in on recommendations for one brand versus another. It’s no different when it comes to choices for family cars, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, since buying a vehicle is generally...Read More»

Cadillac Converj Concept
Chevy Volt-Based Cadillac Converj Approved For 2014

The gorgeous Cadillac Converj hit the auto show stage back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Many people in the industry didn't expect the Converj concept to make production, and these predictions were confirmed when the project was cancelled two years ago. Today GreenCarReports received new...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Ford To Pair Electric Focus With Home Solar Panels

While it’s not exactly a buy one, get one free offer, Ford’s partnering with SunPower to make home rooftop solar panels available to recharge 2012 Ford Focus Electric models may be the right deal for some families. That is, as long as the all-electric version of the redesigned 2012...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (MkVI)
Green Volkswagen Thinks Blue Is A Better Color

I clearly remember when I stepped into a late-'90s VW Passat that I had rented for a trip to a friend's wedding. Not only was I impressed by the exterior of the VW Passat, but the interior was superb as was the driving experience at elevated speeds. However, the best was yet to come. The sun went...Read More»

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
Mazda Poised To Take Zoom-Zoom To The Mainstream?

Mazda's timing might work out favorably. Through a massive initiative called SkyActiv, first announced three years ago, Mazda has given its engineers a clean slate to take a fresh look at all aspects of vehicle engineering—a company-wide brainstorm of sorts—aiming to improve fuel...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
2012 Mazda Mazda3 Preview: 40-MPG SkyActiv, New Base Hatch

Change is coming to Mazda's compact Mazda3 hatchback and sedan family for 2012, and the Japanese automaker looks poised to broaden its niche appeal to shoppers who want a responsive-driving car that also gets good mileage. Think 40 mpg for some Mazda3 models, plus better manual gearboxes and...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal with eAssist
2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Priced From $29,530

Family buyers looking for a mid-size luxury sedan that’s sporty and offers mild hybrid technology and fuel efficiency may find what they’re looking for in the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist. Buick announced that the mild hybrid version of the 2012 Regal will start at $29,530, including...Read More»

2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Edge Gets 30 MPG Gas Mileage With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost

Ford has already shown us the benefits of its new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the 2012 Explorer, with the latest version of the seven-seat SUV able to return a best-in-class 20/28 mpg city/highway when equipped with the frugal four-cylinder engine. Now the automaker has done the same with the...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5: First Look

Mazda is giving consumers an advance look at its brand-new compact crossover, the 2012 CX-5, ahead of its world debut at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. For family buyers, there’s a lot to like. For starters, the styling of the CX-5, which is the replacement for the current Mazda...Read More»

BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011
BMW i3 And i8 Concepts: Live Photos From Frankfurt Debut

In the not too distant future BMW will be launching a whole range of environmentally friendly vehicles grouped under its new “i” division, the first of which will be an electric compact hatch dubbed the i3. Today, at a special press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, BMW took the wraps...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Scores 28 MPG Fuel Economy

The 2011 Ford Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-seat SUV on the market thanks to the addition of its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option, which enables the big SUV to return an EPA rated fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway. This means the Explorer is now 12 percent more fuel...Read More»

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
DOT's LaHood Proud To Say He Drives A Ford Escape Hybrid

Secretary of Transportation (and former congressman) Ray LaHood doesn’t want to just be known as the man who launched a campaign against distracted driving. In a recent meeting with Volkswagen employees in Virginia, LaHood fielded questions on what type of car he drove, and his answers will...Read More»

Toyota Camry trunk badge
2012 Toyota Camry Revealed In Assembly Plant Video

Toyota has a lot riding on the redesigned 2012 Camry due out this fall. Up to now, little has been known about the next-generation mid-size sedan other than a teaser video with Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s president, providing just a glimpse and promising that the new Camry will be “the best...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 - U.S. spec
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: Big Savings At The Pump

In choosing a diesel vehicle instead of a gasoline model, you almost always get a lot more torque, for comfortable highway cruising and easier towing, plus significantly better fuel economy. Between the gasoline-powered 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and the 2011 ML350 BlueTec, this is true. EPA fuel...Read More»

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