Archive for March, 2010

Toyota has announced that it will bring its microcar the iQ to the United States. Toyota’s Smart Fortwo fighter will be called the Scion iQ in America, according to Autoblog. The Scion brand was formed to be Toyota’s quirky, youth-focused brand, so the iQ will fit in perfectly. The iQ will go on sale for […]

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Ford announced this week that it will build a luxury hybrid to compete with the Lexus HS250h. For the 2011 model year, the Lincoln MKZ will be available with the four-cylinder hybrid powertrain currently available on the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, according to Autoblog. The Lincoln MKZ hybrid will get 41 miles per […]

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Nissan has announced that the MSRP of the Leaf electric car will be $32,780. That means that after the $7,500 federal tax credit, the all-electric leaf will cost just $25,280, according to CNN Money. The Leaf will be the first real attempt by a large scale carmaker to sell an electric car when it goes […]

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Lamborghini and other supercar companies like Ferrari have the unenviable task of trying to meet emissions and fuel economy standards without sacrificing performance or watering down their brand image with economical ringers. Lamborghini, like Ferrari, has figured out that computer controlled automatic transmissions are a great way to increase fuel economy without ruining a car’s […]

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Owners of 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 models should park their vans away from buildings and other vehicles and disconnect the battery because of a serious risk of fire. GM announced today that the alternators used in the heavy duty vans can cause a fire in the vans and a recall […]

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Ford has announced that it will sell its Volvo brand to Zhejian Geely, a Chinese car company. The sale will be completed in the third quarter of 2010 and will be for about $1.8 billion. Ford will continue to have a relationship with Volvo after the sale is completed, but will not own any part […]

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Ford says that the company’s recent success is due in large part to customers who traded in cars and trucks from competing brands. Conquests helped Ford to gain market share in 16 of the past 17 months. Part of Ford’s success in winning buyers from competitors can be attributed to GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcies. When […]

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When the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz flagship S-Class sedan is released in 2012, it will be available exclusively with a hybrid powertrain. According to a source contacted by Autoblog, the 2012 S-Class will be hybrid only, except for any model built by the company’s high-performance AMG division. The only hybrid S-Class currently sold is […]

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Ford has announced the pricing for its hotly anticipated 2011 Mustang. The flagship 412-hp Mustang GT will have a base price of $30,495, which is $1,300 less than the 2011 Camaro SS’s $31,795 starting price, according to Left Lane News. That’s enough savings to buy yourself a nice sounding exhaust. The V6 model, which has […]

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Ferrari gave North America its first look at the new Ferrari 458 Italia last week. According to Autoblog, Ferrari threw a party in southern California and invited a small group of celebrities and the company’s favorite customers to bid on the very first U.S.-bound 458 Italia to benefit Haiti. The auction raised $530,000 from the […]

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