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September 19, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2014-2015 Fiat 500L Recalled To Fix Faulty Airbags (No, They Weren't Made By Takata)

Chrysler has issued a recall for select 2014 and 2015 models of the Fiat 500L. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may contain faulty airbags.

Uh-Oh: Police Radar Guns Could Soon Tell If You're Texting, Too

Privacy is taking a real beating. Every few weeks, another group of hackers nicks our beloved credit card numbers, or a legion of crafty young gentlemen burrow into the online storage accounts of certain female celebrities, proving that iCloud isn't the Fort Knox of data we were promised.

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is easily more concerned with style than it is off-road capability. In that way, it's a refreshingly honest take on the modern crossover, as they're increasingly being purchased as fashion accessories and seldom if ever venture off pavement.

2015 Cadillac CTS

2015 Cadillac CTS

From Motor Authority:

Cadillac Flagship Sedan Enters Production In Late 2015 At Detroit-Hamtramck Plant

General Motors has confirmed that the upcoming Cadillac flagship sedan designed to take on the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be built at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant. The plant currently builds the Cadillac ELR as well as the Volt and several other Chevy products, and in the fourth quarter of 2015 it will start churning out the new Cadillac flagship.

New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG To Deliver Up To 503 HP: Official

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its new C63 AMG will be powered by a version of the M178 twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 debuting in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, and that in the C-Class-based sledgehammer the engine will deliver up to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

2017 MINI Cooper Countryman Spy Shots

The current MINI Cooper Countryman has just been updated for 2015 but development of its successor is already well underway. A prototype for the new Countryman has just been spotted, revealing many of the details of the next-generation compact crossover.

Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

From Green Car Reports:

Updated Ford C-Max European Models Unveiled For Paris Motor Show

Just one day after it revealed a small portion of the design in a teaser photo, the updated Ford C-Max for the European market has been unveiled ahead of the Paris Motor Show. With sleeker front styling and a host of new features, the new C-Max will go on sale as a 2015 model in Europe.

First 'Iron Butt' Award For Electric Motorcycle: Terry Hershner

The Iron Butt Association now has its first electric member, Terry Hershner. You may recognize Terry from his several cross-country attempts on his electric motorcycle. Now he has pushed the limits even farther, traveling 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours on his modified 2012 Zero S.

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising steadily. Wait...are we missing a green-car technology?

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