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November 8, 2013
2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

From The Car Connection:

2014 Subaru Impreza, XV Crosstrek Given Top Safety Nod

Both the 2014 Subaru Impreza and the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek have earned the top nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The new results apply to both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Impreza—and to the XV Crosstrek, which is only offered as a hatchback.

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled For Electrical & Software Flaws

Chrysler is recalling 2014 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee -- specifically, those vehicles manufactured between January 8, 2013 and August 20, 2013. The recall stems from unrelated problems with the Grand Cherokee's software and electrical wiring.

2014 Mazda MAZDA2 Review

Now in its fourth year on the market, the 2014 Mazda 2 is the smallest four-seat car from the small Japanese carmaker known for the "Zoom-Zoom" character of its cars. The five-door hatchback is a simple, basic, fuel-efficient subcompact that won't be to everyone's taste.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport pre-production model

W Motors Lykan Hypersport pre-production model

From Motor Authority:

$3.4 Million Lykan Hypersport Debuts In Production Trim At Dubai Motor Show

A new supercar, billed as Arabia’s first, is brewing in the United Arab Emirates, and it’s called the Lykan Hypersport. After first appearing as a concept one year ago, the Lykan Hypersport, the creation of supercar startup W Motors, has progressed to the pre-production stage, meaning most of the specifications have been locked in and production likely to soon.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Revealed: Video

The V-8-powered 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG offers up everything you could ever want from a full-size performance sedan, but there’s something about having 12 cylinders nestled under the hood that simply makes a car feel a tad more special. Enter the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, the V-12-powered AMG variant of the latest-generation S-Class.

Transformers 4 Camaro Concept And Corvette Stingray Make SEMA Showing

One of the big surprises at this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas was a pair of Chevrolet concept cars many readers will recognize as being from the upcoming Transformers movie, Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction. One is a unique Camaro concept car that’s almost certain to be the vehicle mode for the Autobot Bumblebee, while the other is a motorsport-inspired Corvette Stingray that’s also fighting on the side of the Autobots.

Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept - 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept - 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

From Green Car Reports:

Nissan BladeGlider Concept: Electric Delta Wing Racer For The Road

The claim that race car development helps road car development is getting harder to uphold these days, but there are still some engineers willing to have a go. Look at the Nissan BladeGlider electric car concept for example, and it's hard to argue that the design and engineering hasn't been influenced by the company's Delta Wing and ZEOD RC race cars.

BMW i3 Demand Will Be Strong In U.S. Too, Says Executive

Early demand for BMW's i3 electric car in Europe looks set to continue when it debuts in the United States, according to the company's North American CEO. Despite plans to produce just 10,000 units in its first year, BMW has considered expanding production after 8,000 reservations were made on the car's launch in Europe.

Updated Gas-Mileage Aid: Valve Caps That Change Color With Tire Pressure

Sometimes, little things can make a big difference. Tire pressure can have a significant effect on fuel economy, but checking it generally requires unscrewing a valve cap and checking it with a pressure gauge (unless your new car has tire-pressure sensors and a dashboard display that shows the readings).


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