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December 17, 2014
From The Car Connection:

Chrysler Is Dead! Long Live FCA US LLC!

In 2009, the auto industry was in turmoil. The global economy was falling apart, car sales had cratered, and the U.S. and Canadian governments had launched an audacious, contentious plan to bail out two of Detroit's biggest automakers, General Motors and Chrysler.

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.

Hyundai Sonata Vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars

In just a few generations, both the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima have gone from distant finishers high-ranked competitors that now rank in sales alongside vehicles like the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. It's all for good reason, thanks to great styling, excellent fuel economy, available hybrid models, and class-leading value.

Teaser for new Acura NSX debuting at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Teaser for new Acura NSX debuting at 2015 Detroit Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Acura NSX Teased Ahead Of 2015 Detroit Auto Show: Video

Acura has confirmed that its new NSX supercar will debut in production trim at next month’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and to build up excitement has released these new teasers. The teasers confirm that the lines of the production NSX, which is due to go on sale later in 2015, will closely resemble the original concept first shown in 2012.

2016 Lincoln MKS Replacement To Revive Continental Name?

Lincoln is set to launch a replacement for its MKS late next year and according to a somewhat unusual source it may end up being called a Continental. The source of the information is none other than singer Neil Young.

Eleanor Ford Mustang Fails To Sell At Auction

The only drivable ‘Eleanor’ Ford Mustang to have survived the filming ordeal of 2000’s hit movie Gone In 60 Seconds went up for auction over the weekend at Mecum’s first-ever collector car auction in Austin, Texas, but unfortunately for its owner the car failed to sell.

2015 Ford Fiesta

2015 Ford Fiesta

From Green Car Reports:

Ford On Track To Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Rules, CEO Says

Meeting U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was expected to be tough work for carmakers, but so far Ford doesn't seem worried. The carmaker is on track to achieve the required fleet average of 54.5 mpg (equivalent to about 42 mpg on the window sticker) by 2025, it says.

California, Washington Lead All Other States In Electric-Car Ownership Rates

For anyone who follows the U.S. electric-car market even casually, some new data on which states have the largest numbers of them probably doesn't count as news. A recent survey shows that California leads the nation in plug-in electric car registrations--with almost half of the nation's plug-in cars plying its roads.

NY Motorcycle Show: Sole Electric Is Harley-Davidson Livewire

Motorcycle shows are exciting displays of the latest technology and developments in two-wheeled transport. But while the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in NYC has been a showcase for electric motorcycles over the past few years, there was but a single electric two-wheeler on the floor this year.

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