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September 26, 2013

From The Car Connection:

2014 Chevrolet Spark

While performance of the standard Spark is lackluster, the limited-availability Spark EV breaks out as one of the best-performing, most efficient electric car

Rearview Cameras Still Delayed, Consumer Groups Sue DOT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking its time in finalizing rules for enforcing mandatory backup cameras for new vehicles. And now, they're the target of a lawsuit filed by safety advocates and two parents who unintentionally backed over their children.

2014 Nissan Versa Note, Now Available At Amazon

Once upon a time, Walmart seemed very, very weird. "Who would want to get groceries, gardening supplies, and oil changes, all in the same place?", we wondered. Now, until November 5, Amazon is dipping its little toe in the world of wheels by selling one special car: the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

You Call Them "Rest Stops", New York Calls Them "Texting Zones"

Now, the rest stop is also the place to make phone calls and send text messages -- at least in New York State. A total of 298 signs will be located along major highways across the state, notifying motorists to 91 Texting Zone locations."

Equus Bass 770

Equus Bass 770

From Motor Authority
:sEquus Bass 770: Muscle Car Chimera

All it takes is one look to know the Equus Bass 770 ain't no Hyundai. It's all American, bred in Detroit, with the best bits of every classic muscle car, bundled into a thoroughly modern and wondrously beautiful package.

2014 BMW M3 Sedan Crashed On The Nürburgring: Photos

Just yesterday, BMW released the first official technical details on the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Today, we have photos of the first 2014 M3 crash, fresh from the Nürburgring.

Volvo Concept Coupe Could See Limited Production: Report

Remember Volvo's great Concept Coupe from this month's Frankfurt auto show? It might see a limited production run, Volvo says, a la Bertone.

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S Electric Car Available From Hertz As Rental Car

Always wanted to drive a Tesla Model S? Well, now you can now rent one. The wonder car from Tesla Motors will be offered for rental from Hertz in (very) select U.S. markets, as part of the company's "Dream Cars" program.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Sales In Fall 2014, Maybe

Yes, Mitsubishi's plug-in hybrid crossover was supposed to be on sale by now. But high demand in other global markets and a limited supply of battery packs will delay its U.S. launch until about this time next year.

Can 2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car Rescue GM's Luxury Brand In California?

Cadillac accounted for only 0.8 percent of new registrations in California in June. Could the ELR's plug-in powertrain and attractive packaging could make a difference?


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