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Ford is looking to shredded U.S. “green” to help make its vehicles even greener. The Detroit automaker says it’s considering using old U.S. currency, along with dandelions and coconuts, to manufacture car parts. Recycled denim is already used in the Ford Fusion as sound-dampening material to eliminate unwanted road, wind and powertrain noise. Scrap cotton from… Read More
A stretched out version of BMW's 3 Series will make its world premiere at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. With a wheelbase that's 11cm (that's more than 4 inches) longer than the standard 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Li models offer more room and more luxury. And of course appeals to those who prefer to be chauffered around. BMW says it will have the best rear seat… Read More
The fuel economy of new vehicles sold in March topped 24 mpg for the first time ever according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) which tracks vehicle mileage. Average fuel economy (window-sticker values) of cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs purchased in March was 24.1 mpg, up from 23.9 in February and 23.6 in January,… Read More
The Dodge Dart returns with an option that will make tangled, unsightly power cords a thing of the past. Through its Mopar Division, Chrysler will offer in-vehicle wireless charging on the all-new 2013 Dart. “At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s… Read More
Fisker unveiled its growing family with the introduction of the Atlantic Concept. The smaller, less expensive sibling of the Karma is a 4-door luxury sedan with coupe-like styling (yes, there are actually 4 doors). Like the Karma, the Atlantic is a plug-in series hybrid that allows drivers to switch manually or automatically between electric and gasoline driving … Read More
MotorWeek host John Davis is at the 2012 New York Auto Show where he attended the unveiling of the completely redesigned Chevrolet Impala. More likely to be found in a fleet, than in driveways, the 2014 model sports a sleeker, more modern look and better fuel economy. The Impala comes in three engine choices, one of which is the eAssist. While it's not EPA rated… Read More
They're known more for their special edition Corvettes and Camaros, but Callaway also has a SportTruck lineup. Here at MotorWeek, we got a chance to take the Callaway Silverado SC540 and the Suburban SC450 to the track see just what these performance pickups can really do. The full road test airs on MotorWeek episode 3137 beginning May 19th. Check your local… Read More
Ram Trucks is hosting a guessing game on its Facebook and Twitter pages. Each day through April 4th, images will be released of a new Ram Truck product. On April 5th, at the New York International Auto Show, the vehicle will be fully revealed. Here's the first clue, a closeup of a chrome grille. Oh, and the social media campaign is being called, "A Giant Awaits."
High-Performance Ford Explorer Revealed 3.29.2012
The Ford Explorer is going high-performance. The Explorer Sport version of the popular SUV will debut at the New York Auto Show. Ford says it has the highest projected fuel economy among gasoline-engine-powered, high-performance SUVs - achieving up to 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. “Adding an EcoBoost drivetrain to… Read More
Toyota is giving us a look at the back end of an all-new sedan to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The global premiere of the U.S.-designed car takes place April 5th. Toyota describes the sedan as featurning, "an elegant yet athletic look." Toyota says this is a production vehicle, not a concept. From what we see, this is a sleeker, sexier sedan than the bestselling Camry.