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February 5, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a much-upgraded active-safety and technology feature set.

Midlife Crisis Cars: Men Want Black & Sporty, Women Want Red & Practical

You see it all the time: middle-aged men (and occasionally, women) driving sleek, sexy sports cars or brawny motorcycles. The disconnect between the drivers' midlife gravitas and the vehicles' juvenile showiness can be jarring.

Georgia Isn't Content With Mercedes-Benz; Now It Wants Jaguar Land Rover Factory, Too

Early last month, Mercedes-Benz fessed-up to one of the worst-kept secrets in the automotive world: after decades of doing business out of Montvale, New Jersey, the company admitted that it was moving its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia.

Teaser for 2016 Toyota Avalon debuting at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Teaser for 2016 Toyota Avalon debuting at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Toyota Avalon Teased Ahead Of 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The Toyota Avalon is about to receive a major makeover for the 2016 model year, which we’ll see for the first time at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show kicking off next week. The current Avalon has been on sale since the 2013 model year, with its arrival marking a dramatic departure from the rather somber styling the nameplate had—up until then—been known for.

Infiniti QX30 Compact Crossover Concept Coming To Geneva

It’s been known for some time that Infiniti is planning a crossover version of its upcoming Q30 compact car, and today we have our first official look at the vehicle by way of a teaser. The teaser is for a thinly-veiled concept version that's set to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

New Furious 7 Extended Trailer Released: Video

You’ve memorized every sequence in the first trailer. And you’ve hit the replay button on the Super Bowl spot a hundred times already. Now here’s a new, extended trailer for Furious 7 with even more scenes to salivate over.

2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200

From Green Car Reports:

Is Fiat Chrysler Secretly Developing A Diesel For Passenger Cars?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) green-car plans could include a new diesel engine for passenger cars. The company hasn't confirmed this, but a strange clue recently appeared that points to a potential diesel offering for U.S. models.

App Lets Tesla Driver Control Model S Electric Car From Apple Watch

What if the watch on your wrist could tell you more than just the time? Smart watches are emerging as the next wave of digital technology, and there's already one potential automotive application for them.

Consumer Reports Rates Tesla Service Tops Among Carmakers

The Tesla Model S electric car has received plenty of praise from Consumer Reports, and now Tesla's repair service turns out to get high marks too. The Silicon Valley carmaker's service was ranked top among all car dealers in Consumer Reports' annual survey of subscribers.

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