Archive for July, 2010

2011 Chevy Caprice Police Cruiser

Chevrolet has released details and images of its new Caprice police cruiser. The Caprice police car will be based on the recently canceled Pontiac G8, and will share the G8’s large sedan body style and 6.0-liter V8 engine. The Caprice will be specially outfitted to the needs of police departments. The new Chevy Caprice police […]

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The 2011 Mazda 2 is on sale now, and Mazda is celebrating the launch of its smallest car by offering a Facebook game called DriverVille to anyone who wants to “tap your inner driver.” The Mazda 2 is the sporty option in the subcompact segment, so appealing to young drivers who want to enjoy the […]

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Nissan has revealed that it has an automatic accident avoidance system capable of preventing front-end collisions. Nissan’s Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept uses radar to detect objects in front of the vehicle and either assists in braking or stops the car if the driver isn’t responding. The system will be part of Nissan’s Safety Shield […]

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The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has been given the green light for production. Porsche revealed the concept for the 918 Spyder at the Geneva motor show, but made no official decision on the car’s future until Wednesday. The “overwhelming response” from the public was cited as the reason behind Porsche’s decision to go ahead […]

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2011 Volt will cost $33,500 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. That puts it well above the Nissan Leaf, the only other mass-produced electric car that will be available next year. The Leaf will cost $25,280 after the tax credit, but does not include a gasoline engine for long trips […]

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac Cancelled

Ford has announced that when the new 2011 Explorer hits the streets, the Explorer Sport Trac pickup truck will be discontinued. The Explorer Sport Trac is basically the front three quarters of an Explorer SUV with a pickup bed in place of the rear cargo area. Ford is moving to a unibody chassis for the […]

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Nissan Cube Recalled For Fuel Leak

The NHTSA is issuing a recall on 2009 and 2010 Nissan Cube models due to excessive fuel leakage in rear crash tests. During the NHTSA’s rear crash tests, the Cube leaked more fuel than is acceptable, which could lead to a fire in the event of a rear-end collision. According to Autoblog, 46,000 Nissan Cube […]

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Audi has revealed the new 2011 A7 four-door coupe. The A7 was revealed in Munich yesterday and will fit into the mold established by the Mercedes-Benz CLS for stylish four-door models that use design elements from coupes. Audi will begin sales of the A7 in early 2011, according to AutoWeek. The 2011 Audi A7 is […]

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Subaru is recalling 809 Legacy and Outback models from the 2010 and 2011 model years for a defect in the transmission that could cause the gears to break while the car is driving. Apparently, an essential lubrication hole for the transmission was left out due to a programming error. Subaru recently recalled 29,443 2010 Legacy […]

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2011 Ford Explorer Revealed

The 2011 Ford Explorer has been revealed. The Explorer has been completely redesigned as a crossover SUV, with handling and ride characteristics closer to a car than a truck. The newly redesigned Explorer also features inflatable seat belt airbags, a choice between turbocharged engines and Ford’s SYNC interactive media controller. The 2011 Ford Explorer has […]

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