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January 27, 2015
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

From The Car Connection:

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe spans two vehicles, both crossovers but one with seating for five and the other sized up for seven. The smaller Sport model is built in Georgia, while the larger model, sized up to replace the former Veracruz, is imported from Korea.

10 Most & Least Expensive ZIP Codes For Car Insurance: Are Your Neighbors Driving Up Your Rates?

Most insurance ads would have you believe that your premium is based solely on your driving history. They talk about forgiving motorists for accidents and reducing premiums for those who don't file claims.

Audi A6, A7, S4, S5, Q7, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Fire Risk

Volkwagen is recalling a range of Audi and VW vehicles from the 2011-2013 model years. In documents posted to the Department of Transportation's website by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), it appears that those vehicles may suffer from fuel leaks, which could increase their risk of catching fire.

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz May Have The Best Ad Of Super Bowl XLIX: Video

The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare gets a fresh, modern spin in Mercedes-Benz’s ad for Super Bowl XLIX. The tortoise is still the winner, but this time he doesn’t rely on the hare falling asleep but rather the pace of the all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT.

Ford GT Supercar’s Design Detailed, Possible Racing Version Teased: Video

It’s safe to say that Ford pretty much stunned everybody at the recent Detroit Auto Show with the reveal of its all-new GT supercar, which is scheduled for launch in 2016. It was amazing that Ford was able to keep the car away from prying eyes prior to the reveal, so that we were left with one of the best surprises of the year.

Idris Elba To Drive New Jaguar XE From London To Berlin

Idris Elba may be the self-appointed King of Speed but it seems he's about to focus more on fuel economy. Jaguar just tapped the British actor and musician to handle driving duties behind the wheel of a diesel-powered Jaguar XE.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S - 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S - 2014 Paris Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In Q2 Of 2016, Now

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has now been on sale in Europe and Japan for more than two years, but U.S. buyers will still have to wait a while to get their hands on the plug-in crossover. While a refreshed 2016 Outlander is set to arrive here in June, the plug-in version may not follow until almost a year afterward--likely as a 2017 model.

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,000 To $43,350

The BMW i3 electric car enters its second model year largely unchanged, with a few added features and a price hike to boot. The 2015 BMW i3 now comes standard with DC fast-charging capability, satellite radio, and heated front seats--for a starting price that's $1,075  higher than the 2014 model.

2014-2015 Toyota Prius V Wagon Recalled For Airbag Sensor Issue

Toyota is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 Prius V hybrid wagons to fix an improperly-calibrated airbag occupant classification system (OCS). The OCS determines whether the front passenger seat is occupied, and if so, by a passenger of sufficient weight to require airbag protection. If that is not the case, the passenger airbag is shut off.


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