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Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups
Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec
2012 Hyundai Genesis Lineup Gets A Pricetag

When Hyundai first launched their Genesis sedan in the U.S. in 2008, a lot of critics scoffed. Common wisdom said that Hyundai built economy cars, and that no one would take a luxury sedan from the Korean manufacturer seriously. Fast-forward just three years, and it’s clear that Hyundai can...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
VW's Math Shows U.S. Passat No Bargain For E.U. Buyers

At first glance, the difference is obvious: a U.S. market 2012 Volkswagen Passat, now built in VW’s Tennessee plant, is quite a bit cheaper than its E.U. counterpart, which is built at VW’s Emden or Zwickau plants in Germany. An enterprising German buyer could, in theory, pay $25,995...Read More»

Volkswagen XL1 Concept
VW Uses Formula XL Concept To Kick Off MoMA Partnership

Volkswagen first showed off their Formula XL1 concept at this year’s Qatar Auto Show, but until now it hadn’t yet found reason to bring the prototype to the United States. That is, until now. Volkswagen chose the Formula XL1 to kick off its recent announcement of a new partnership with...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line
Electric Cars Coming To A Government Near You

It’s no secret that the current administration had planned to replace aging fleet vehicles with electric ones, since President Obama is a big proponent of electrifying the federal fleet. Reports of a 100-unit electric vehicle purchase have been circulating for the better part of a year, and...Read More»

Texting while driving
Memorial Day Driving: Don't Text (Do We Need To Remind You?)

Before you head out this holiday weekend for Memorial Day activities, check out the new video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Faces of Distracted Driving” series. The video features Jacy Good, a young woman who survived a crash caused by a...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler Pays Back U.S. and Canadian Loans

Chrysler has announced the repayment of $7.6 billion in government loans that we told you about last week. On Tuesday, Chrysler reported a $5.9 billion payment to the United States Treasury and a $1.7 billion payment to Export Development Canada. The payments were sufficient to cover the...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi i
Jelly Belly And Mitsubishi’s Electric Car: Sweet Treat

Mitsubishi had a sweet idea, pairing up with the Jelly Belly Candy Company for some custom graphics to plaster on the side of the automaker’s upcoming electric car, the 2012 Mitsubishi i. The novel promotion, in conjunction with the opening of the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo, featured a...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
U-Haul To Ford Explorer Owners: No Trailer For You!

The height of the Firestone-tire-failure-on-Ford-Explorers mess was 1998, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and Firestone. Since then, the Ford Explorer SUV has gone through three design revisions, including an all-new-from-the-ground-up redesign for the 2011 model year. Aside from...Read More»

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets'
Electric Cars Have Buzz In China; U.S., Not So Much

While electric cars are getting reams of press coverage around the world, actual acceptance in some critical markets might be a longer-haul effort. According to a recent study by consulting company Accenture, only 46 percent of respondents from the United States favor plug-in electric vehicles...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
NHTSA Clears Toyota Corolla On Steering Issues

An investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found no defect with the electronic steering in 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla models. The agency had investigated the Corolla (and the Toyota Matrix) for complaints of steering wander or poor on-center steering feel, based...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
'Toyota Friend' Links Driver, Car, Dealer and Factory

Toyota has developed a new telematics system called “Toyota Friend”, which looks to bring interactive social media into your Toyota automobile. Developed jointly between Toyota and Salesforce.com, the system allows communication between the driver, the car, the dealership and the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Veracruz
Supplier Strike Threatens Production of Hyundai, Kia Models

The biggest manufacturing lesson learned from this spring’s disaster in Japan is quite possibly this: single-source suppliers carry a large inherent risk. Hyundai and Kia are learning that lesson right now, as a labor strike at Yoosung Enterprise Company has crippled production of...Read More»

Cadillac CTS or iPad2: who wins? Image: YouTube user SoldierKnowsBest
Car Vs. Apple iPad 2: Which One Wins?

Would you jump up and down on your iPad 2, smash it with a hammer and then drive over it repeatedly with a car? Chances are good that your answer to those questions would be “no,” yet that’s exactly what product tester and YouTube reviewer SoldierKnowsBest did in the video below...Read More»

Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon Wasp. Image: USPS
U.S. Postal Service Commemorates 100 Years of the Indy 500

When it comes to racing in America, few events are as iconic as the annual Indianapolis 500, often called, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The initial 500 mile race was held on May 30, 1911, before a crowd of some 80,000 spectators. Back then, it took winner Ray Harroun 6 hours and...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Car Seat Safety: An Update On Age Guidelines, Car-Seat Advice

Whether you’re the parents of an infant or toddler or a young child under the age of 12, carrying them safely in your car means you need to know the right kind of child car seat to use – and how to correctly install it. But do you know the latest age guidelines on child car seats? The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Family Car Advice: What If You Have To Buy Now?

Looking at the news reports, it’s no secret that buying a new or used family car today is much less attractive than it was a few months ago. But if your car is about to expire or your current lease is up and you have to get into another set of wheels, that’s not comforting at all. What...Read More»

The Bugatti inspired desk from Luzzo. Image: Luzzo
Can't Afford A Veyron? This Desk Is The Next Best Thing

There’s more to owning a Bugatti Veyron than the multi-million dollar price of purchase. Autoblog once reported that the tires, which cost $30,000 for a set of four, need to be replaced every 2,500 miles. An annual major service will cost about $20,000, and the Veyron isn’t known for...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

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