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In an effort to refresh the Lincoln brand image, Ford Motor Co. has made plans for seven new or improved models by 2014. All models, including new compact vehicles for the European market, will be redesigned or restyled. They will be differentiated from other Ford models by their onboard technology, sheet metal type, wheelbase, and the length of the front and… Read More
Volkswagen is planning to invest nearly $1.5 billion into its commitment to renewable and green energy over the course of the next two years. By looking to purchase offshore windparks, and signing a deal to draw roughly 10 percent of its electricity from hydropower, VW will have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by about 40 percent over a period of ten years;… Read More
Kia Going for Fuel Economy World Record 8.26.2011
Wayne Gerdes and Chris Bernius, experienced “fuel economy drivers,” are getting ready to drive a factory-standard 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid 8,000 miles through all 48 adjoining states of America, attempting to break the Guinness Book record for lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid car. Departing from Kia Motors’ manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia… Read More
Cadillac’s New Ciel Concept Revealed 8.25.2011
The sky's the limit with Cadillac's new convertible concept. It's called the Ciel, pronounced "C-L" which is French for sky. The four-seat convertible takes Cadillac's Art and Science design to a whole new level of luxury. The Ciel is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6-liter Direct Injection V6 with a hybrid system utilizing lithium-ion batteries.
Ford’s Crown Victoria Retiring From Duty 8.24.2011
It's the end of an era. Ford is retiring the Crown Victoria from duty. Sales to consumers ended in 2008, but the iconic cruiser was still sold to police departments. It's been facing some tough competition from rival police cars such as the Dodge Charger and the Chevrolet Caprice. Meantime, many police departments have decided to stock up on the Crown Vic.… Read More
All-New 2012 Toyota Camry Launched Today 8.23.2011
Today, Toyota introduced the totally redesigned, seventh-generation 2012 Camry sedan. All models, including the SE, LE and LXE and Camry Hybrid have been developed for optimal handling, quietness, braking performance, and ride comfort. Emphasizing a wider, lower stance and younger, more dynamic shape than previous models, as well as a host of new interior… Read More
Ford and Toyota are teaming up to develop an advanced new hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding today. By working together, Ford and Toyota say they will be able to produce full hybrid powertrains for light trucks and utilities that deliver higher fuel economy, without compromising capability. They also… Read More
Lexus Reveals All-New 2013 GS 350 8.19.2011
Lexus unveiled the all-new GS 350 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Lexus says it looked to the LFA supercar for inspiration and carried over some key elements to provide a more engaging driving experience, including a new aerodynamic body; a completely new platform with a wider stance and stiffer structure; a transmission with quicker shifts;… Read More
Cadillac is moving forward with production of a luxury coupe with extended-range electric vehicle technology like the Chevrolet Volt. The ELR Coupe is based on the Converj Concept and will feature an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. It uses electricity as its… Read More
Toyota is about to top itself when it introduces its most frugal Prius yet at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid sedan gets a jaw dropping 107 miles per gallon. A newly designed, compact lithium-ion battery greatly reduces fuel consumption. Toyota says the new Prius will go up to 13.4 miles on battery power alone.