2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6 Delivers Best-In-Class V6 Power

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2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6 Delivers Best-In-Class V6 Power
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Dodge is introducing the 2012 Avenger SE V6 today as a class leader in power output, providing both performance and affordability for driving enthusiasts. The heart of the 2012 Dodge Avenger SE V6 is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 mated to an automatic six-speed transmission. The Ward’s “10 Best Engines” honoree delivers 283-hp and 260 lb.-ft…. Continue Reading...

GM Offers $1,000 Off V6 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain as 4-Cylinder Supply Dwindles

GM Offers $1,000 Off V6 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain as 4-Cylinder Supply Dwindles
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A direct reflection of the current market, GM has been struggling to keep up with demand for the 4-cylinder Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossovers for the past two months. Facing a shortage in supply, GM has restricted dealer orders to better ration its bestsellers. Unfortunately, this has caused many dealers to fill their inventory… Continue Reading...

Ford Taurus Under NHTSA Investigation for Sticky Throttle

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Ford Taurus Under NHTSA Investigation for Sticky Throttle
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has initiated a preliminary investigation regarding approximately 360,000 units of Ford Taurus produced from 2005 through 2006. According to 14 Taurus owners, the Ford Taurus has experienced incidents of stuck throttle due to cruise control cable detachment. NHTSA revealed that most complaints described that the Taurus would experience,… Continue Reading...

Jeep Launches Student Mentorship Program

Jeep Launches Student Mentorship Program
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  Jeep blazes trails in mountains rocks and mud, but this time the company is taking steps to tread new ground in education. In February, Jeep launched a partnership with Detroit’s Jalen Rose Leadership Academy public charter high school, an open enrollment public charter high school. The academy was created to provide a leadership-focused education based on… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac XTS Beats German Counterparts Inch for Inch in Video

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2013 Cadillac XTS Beats German Counterparts Inch for Inch in Video
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Hype around Cadillac has been directed to its ATS and CTS sports sedan offerings so often lately that sometimes we forget the company made a name for itself from its grand luxobarges.  GM just released a new 2013 Cadillac XTS promo video to remind us what owning a Caddy was all about. According to the… Continue Reading...

Fiat/Chrysler CEO Declines Salary and Bonus From Chrysler Group

Fiat/Chrysler CEO Declines Salary and Bonus From Chrysler Group
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Earlier, we reported that Ford CEO Alan Mulally had been awarded $58.3 Million worth of company stock for meeting company performance targets. Fiat/Chrysler‘s Sergio Marchionne, on the other hand, has declined a salary and bonus for the work he’s done for Chrysler Group in 2011. Although Marchionne is compensated for his work at Fiat S.p.A,… Continue Reading...

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Awarded $58.3 Million In Company Stock

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Awarded $58.3 Million In Company Stock
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Ford CEO Alan Mulally has been awarded shares of stock worth $58.3 million in value for his key role in the automaker’s turnaround in 2009. According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, this top executive award is part of an incentive plan that’s tied to Ford’s 2009 performance. Mulally hit nearly all… Continue Reading...

Honda Looks To Its Dealers For Expansion Of CNG Station Infrastructure

Honda Looks To Its Dealers For Expansion Of CNG Station Infrastructure
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Honda is currently the only automaker offering CNG vehicles in the United States. Although it is nice to own an exclusive niche in the vast automotive market, it does have its limitations. Compressed natural gas stations are uncommon in North America and Honda hopes to change this by installing pumps at its dealers as it… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Transit To Receive 3.5-Liter Twin Turbo EcoBoost

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2013 Ford Transit To Receive 3.5-Liter Twin Turbo EcoBoost
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More details have been released regarding the full-size 2013 Ford Transit van, which will partially replace the discontinued E-series. In Ford F-150 fashion, the new Transit van will also provide the option of a robust twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, good for 365-hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. The new full-size Ford van will be… Continue Reading...

Acura NSX Spider Patent Pending Images Leaked

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Acura NSX Spider Patent Pending Images Leaked
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Last year, we shared images of Tony Stark’s Acura NSX convertible on the set of the Avengers. Initially, Acura Spokesman Gary Robinson claimed an open-top NSX is a “one-off fictional car that was created just for the film.”  Surprise! According to a Honda and Acura forum, six drawings of an open top NSX were filed… Continue Reading...

2013 Dodge Dart to Stay Sedan-Only, For Now

2013 Dodge Dart to Stay Sedan-Only, For Now
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Based on the C-Evo platform from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchback, the American-twin 2013 Dodge Dart will only be available in a four-door body style. During an interview with Chrysler Canada president and Dodge brand CEO Reid Bigland, he noted that sedans make up 90 percent of the compact segment, and are 25 percent of… Continue Reading...

Jeep Becomes First Domestic Brand with 2 Million Facebook Fans

Jeep Becomes First Domestic Brand with 2 Million Facebook Fans
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Jeep is celebrating its 2 million Facebook fans milestone as the first domestic automotive brand to reach the figure. Addressing the achievement, Jeep Brand President and CEO Mike Manley said, “On behalf of the entire Jeep brand team, I would like to extend a personal ‘thank you’ to our consumers– and literally millions of fans– for… Continue Reading...

General Motors Posts Record Profit in 2011, Still Lacks in Many Areas

General Motors Posts Record Profit in 2011, Still Lacks in Many Areas
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Announcing its 2011 financial results, General Motors has reported record profits of $7.6 billion, an incredible 62 percent increase from last year. Its previous record was $6.7 billion in 1997. Annual revenue increased by 11 percent to $150.3 billion for the American automaker and its global says jumped 7.6 percent for a total of nine… Continue Reading...

Tesla Model S Will Not be Available to Media Before Release

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Tesla Model S Will Not be Available to Media Before Release
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One of the great perks of becoming an automotive journalist is the opportunity to get behind the wheel of practically any new car on the market, whether it be the latest Porsche or a Pagani Huayra. However, Tesla has chosen not to oblige. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk during an announcement last night, no… Continue Reading...

SRT Showcases 2013 Viper ‘Stryker’ Logo

SRT Showcases 2013 Viper ‘Stryker’ Logo
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The Viper is one of the rare vehicles to adorn a new logo for each major redesign, sporting “Sneaky Pete” on the original, and “Fangs” on the second gen. For the new 2013 Viper, the first under the SRT badge instead of Dodge, the “Stryker” logo has been designed to celebrate the new direction. Chrysler… Continue Reading...

2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger Both Top Safety Picks

2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger Both Top Safety Picks
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The 2012 Chrysler 300 and its mechanical twin, the Dodge Charger are both recognized as Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after also earning a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. The American full-size sedans each received full marks in front and side crash tests and earned a commendable four-stars in… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS Is Real Super Bowl Winner: Most Watched Ad In U.S. History [Video]

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When Cadillac aired its 30-second “Go To Green Hell” Super Bowl ad for the upcoming ATS sedan during the last two-minutes of the game’s last quarter, a total of 111.3 million viewers tuned in, effectively making this ad the most watched television commercial in U.S. history. Could the marketing department at GM have somehow foreseen… Continue Reading...

Ford Threatens Legal Action Over Chevy Silverado Super Bowl Ad

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Despite Ford’s efforts to stop GM, the apocalypse-surviving Chevy Silverado commercial aired last night during the Super Bowl. According to GM, the advertisement was intended as a “good-humored” spoof on the Mayan calendar predictions. Depicting a band of Silverado owners that are navigating across a “completely over-the-top, outrageous version of the devastation and destruction predicted to occur… Continue Reading...

Win a Camry by Watching Toyota’s “Connections” Super Bowl Ad

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Win a Camry by Watching Toyota’s “Connections” Super Bowl Ad
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Toyota has launched a new social media initiative with a chance for participants to win a brand new 2012 Camry for themselves and one more for a friend. The opportunity will come tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 5, during a live NBC broadcast – we’re presuming Toyota means the Super Bowl, but the oddly worded press release… Continue Reading...

New Federal Bill Proposes $1 Billion Prize For 100 MPG Gasoline Powered Car

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New Federal Bill Proposes $1 Billion Prize For 100 MPG Gasoline Powered Car
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Although electric vehicle technology has been touted as the way of the future, some believe that there is still untapped potential lying within the conventional internal combustion engine. To encourage engineers to push the internal combustion technology forward, Republican Congressman Dan Lungren has introduced a bill that will reward a handsome $1 billion in Federal… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Camry Sales Jump Significantly

2012 Toyota Camry Sales Jump Significantly
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In a January 2012 sales conference call, Toyota division group vice president and general manager Bob Carter reported some surprising results. Recovering from its mid-2011 slump, Toyota sold 124,540 units from its Toyota, Lexus and Scion divisions. Those sales translate to a 7.5 percent increase over last January. Toyota enjoyed a 9 percent increase in sales… Continue Reading...

Ford Gets Serious About Re-Inventing Lincoln

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Ford Gets Serious About Re-Inventing Lincoln
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Ford knows it will take a lot of work to restore its Lincoln premium brand. Most recently, Ford created an elaborate booth with modern decor for Lincoln at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show only to see the MKZ concept go up in smoke. Furthermore, the Lincoln MKZ concept failed to garner the same level of… Continue Reading...

Honda Ridgeline Recalled for Spare Tire/Tire Information Placard Mismatch

Honda Ridgeline Recalled for Spare Tire/Tire Information Placard Mismatch
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Honda has announced a recall in the United States for 206 Ridgeline trucks built from 2011 through 2012. This recall is to address a possible mismatch between the Ridgeline’s spare tire and the FMVSS mandated tire information placard installed on the vehicles’ driver-side doorjambs. Honda Ridgeline trucks sold in the United States are fitted with… Continue Reading...

National Insurance Crime Bureau Introduces Special Mustang Theft Report

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National Insurance Crime Bureau Introduces Special Mustang Theft Report
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB),  a non-profit organization created by the insurance industry to address insurance-related crime, publishes an annual report called Hot Wheels to identify America’s 10 most stolen vehicles. This year, the NICB introduced a special issue called Hot Wheels Classics, which focuses on a specific model with historical significance. For its first Classics… Continue Reading...