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March 12, 2014
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2014 Chevrolet SS Review

With the 2014 Chevrolet SS, the rear-wheel-drive V-8 performance sedan is back at Chevy dealerships for the first time this century. For the SS, which packs a 415-horsepower version of the outgoing Corvette C6's big LS3 V-8 under the hood, the timing might seem a little odd.

Christie Allows New Jersey Agency To Block Tesla Store Sales

Just as New Jersey governor Chris Christie is struggling to distance himself from one scandal, he’s becoming embroiled in another polarizing controversy—by expediting a rule proposal that would effectively block electric-car maker Tesla Motors’ direct-sales model in the state.

Congress Investigates GM Ignition Recall: Did Automaker Wait Too Long?

Did General Motors wait too long to initiate a recall to remedy a potentially dangerous design flaw? Pressure on GM from Washington, D.C., escalated Tuesday, as a Congressional investigation gave the automaker two weeks to respond.

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

From Motor Authority:

Lamborghini Huracán Makes North American Debut At Amelia Island Concours

Having only made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week, Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP 610-4 has since made a surprise showing at the recent 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. On hand for the car’s official North American debut was Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann who was able to meet with potential customers and tell them all about the latest raging bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Spy Shots

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a blast to drive, so the upcoming AMG variant should be an absolute hoot. Prototypes for the car have been spotted wearing the least camouflage gear we’ve seen yet, which means an auto show debut can’t be far.

Acura Gets Own Marketing Division As Sedan Sales Slide

From April 1, Acura will have its own sales and marketing division separate to that of Honda for the first time. The move is intended to create greater clarity and more cohesive sales and marketing plans that are better suited for its products, Acura said in a statement.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

From Green Car Reports:

Mercedes S-Class Electric Car Could Follow Plug-In Hybrid

So far, Mercedes' exploration of electric vehicles has been fairly diverse. It started, logically, with the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. But then it jumped to the other end of the scale with the SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar.

Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

If drivers are going to use an alternative fuel, they need places to fill up their tanks. Honda announced today that it will install a compressed natural-gas (CNG) fueling station near its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant.

Proposal: Buy Out, Shut Down U.S. Coal Industry For $50 Billion

Give Felix Kramer credit for thinking big. Twelve years ago, he and others founded CalCars, a group dedicated to promoting plug-in hybrid vehicles with large battery packs--and built the world's first plug-in Prius hybrid.


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