Archive for June, 2010

The Chrysler PT Cruiser has been discontinued. After 10 years on the market, Chrysler has pulled the plug on the retro wagon. The PT Cruiser was popular when it first launched in 2000, but sales have slowly declined over time. The last PT Cruiser will be built on July 9, according to the [...]

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When the next generation Chevrolet Corvette C7 goes on sale, it will likely be one of the first cars to use GM’s all new 5.5-liter V8 engine. According to Motor Trend, the engine will make about 440-hp in the Corvette C7.
The newest Chevy small block will have an aluminum block and headers and direct [...]

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BMW may be planning to build a hybrid supercar. The car, which may be called the M8, will likely be similar to the Vision EfficientDynamics concept car, pictured below. The major difference between the concept car and the planned production car will likely be a lack of plug-in capability.

BMW hasn’t officially announced any plans for [...]

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Hyundai is doing well in America right now. The Korean carmaker’s sales are up 23 percent through May and the company  is closing in on Toyota and Honda. Not satisfied with slowly catching up to its Asian rivals Toyota and Honda in sales, Hyundai wants to beat them. To do that, the [...]

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The 2011 Honda Accord will get a styling refresh and better fuel economy. It’s common for a car to be freshened up, rather than completely redesigned, during the course of its life cycle in order to keep up-to-date with the latest fashions and performance expectations. In that vein, the 2011 Honda Accord will [...]

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The 2010 Lexus HS 250h will be recalled soon to fix a problem with the hybrid car leaking an excessive amount of fuel after a high-speed rear-end collision. During government crash tests, it was decided that the Lexus hybrid leaks more gas than is acceptable after being struck from behind.
During the Lexus HS 250h’s [...]

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The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 will be upgraded with a larger 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine that makes 480-hp. That’s a huge jump over the current model’s 425-hp. The 2011 Challenger SRT-8 will be the first of Dodge’s vehicles to use the larger Hemi, but expect the engine to make its way to the [...]

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The 2011 Mazda 2 will go on sale soon, and will compete in the increasingly crowded subcompact segment with the Ford Fiesta. But the Mazda 2 is a significantly different car than the Fiesta.
The Mazda 2 rides on the same platform as the Fiesta, and like the Fiesta, the Mazda 2 has been around [...]

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The Volkswagen Routan is the company’s first real attempt to break into the minivan market in America. Unfortunately for VW, the Routan has not been a hot seller and may not be worth keeping. According to The Wall Street Journal via Autoblog, Volkswagen may discontinue the Routan minivan in the next few years.

Before the Routan, [...]

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Hyundai has announced that the new Sonata 2.0t with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will go from 0-60 in just 6.5 seconds. That’s quicker than the 6.8 seconds it took Motor Trend to go 0-60 in the Hyundai Genesis 2.0t Track. The Sonata is a mid-size four-door sedan though, [...]

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