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July 15, 2014
2014 Nissan Cube

2014 Nissan Cube

From The Car Connection:

Nissan Kills Cube, Murano CrossCabriolet. Will Anyone Mourn Their Deaths?

The American consumer has spoken, and Nissan has listened: according to reports, the quirky Cube and the ungainly Murano CrossCabriolet won't be coming back for 2015. Or ever, for that matter.

2014 Ford Escape Recall: Possible Panorama Roof Glass Separation

Ford recalling certain 2014 Ford Escape models for an issue that could cause the glass of its panorama roof to detach.

Ford Fiesta Small Car Recalled For Leaky Fuel Tank

Ford] is recalling certain 2014 Fiestas for potentially leaky fuel tanks. The fuel tanks may leak from a seam, because they may be missing an adhesive layer.

2016 Jaguar XE teaser

2016 Jaguar XE teaser

From Motor Authority:

Jaguar Confirms September 8 Debut For 2016 XE, Reveals New Details

Jaguar has confirmed it will reveal its all-new XE small sedan at an event in London on September 8, ahead of the car’s formal debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in early October. In the lead up to the reveal, Jaguar has started a teaser campaign where the automaker plans to drip-feed information about some of the XE’s new technology.

2016 Ford Mustang GT350 (SVT) Spy Shots And Video

The 2015 Ford Mustang made its hotly anticipated debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, but since then has largely stayed off the radar as it awaits its start of production and rubber-burning arrival on America's streets. But there will be higher-performance versions wearing special badges, too.

Next Hyundai Genesis Coupe To Offer More Space, V-8: Report

Hyundai has just launched its second-generation Genesis sedan, and the vehicle continues to offer a well-built cabin, loads of technology and the option of a V-8. The good news is that Hyundai will use the platform of its new Genesis sedan as the basis for a new Genesis Coupe, but this time around the Genesis Coupe will be positioned closer to its upmarket sedan counterpart.

2014 Tesla Model S in China

2014 Tesla Model S in China

From Green Car Reports:

EPA Wants Carmakers To Verify Gas Mileage With Road Testing Too

Several automakers have come under fire in recent years over reported EPA gas mileage figures that prove unattainable in the real world. According to reports, the EPA plans to require car manufacturers to road-test new cars to confirm gas-mileage ratings based on laboratory tests that they submit to the EPA.

Chinese Tesla Owner Buys 20 Charging Stations, Seeks Sites On Social Media

The question of how to build a comprehensive network of public electric-car charging stations has often puzzled government officials and carmakers alike. For plug-in car adoption to grow, most observers feel there must be plenty of public charging available to boost confidence--whether or not it actually gets used.

BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW has announced that it's open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the technology, which it co-developed with Samsung SDI, it will benefit from improved economies of scale.


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