Ford S-Max Concept Monitors Passenger Health Status

Ford S-Max Concept Monitors Passenger Health Status
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Ford’s minivan isn’t sold in the U.S., but when the brand debuts the new S-Max concept in a little over a week, it will preview the next step in its global design language.  Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way

Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way
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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto
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Minivans are the most economical way to move lots of people and stuff. They’re spacious, comfortable and pretty carlike from a driving perspective. Good news for enthusiasts of the genre, Honda is updating its class-leading Odyssey for the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...

Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models

Dodge Expanding “Blacktop Package” to Seven-Passenger Models
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Dodge is bringing a touch of style to the seven-passenger vehicles in its lineup. Starting a little later this year Grand Caravan, Durango and Journey buyers will have the option of ordering a unique “Blacktop” package on these vehicles, which adds a healthy dose of design flair without breaking the bank. Continue Reading...

2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market

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2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market
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Ford made several important product announcements at a media event in Detroit this morning. Borrowing from its global portfolio, the Dearborn-based automaker is bringing an impressive array of commercial vehicles to the North American market, including a brand-new version of the Transit Connect. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Important Cars of All Time

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Top 10 Most Important Cars of All Time
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Cars have shaped the world we live in by giving mobility to the masses. Over the past century and beyond there have been plenty of revolutionary vehicles, not to mention quite a few clunkers. Continue Reading...

MINI Traveler Mule Previews New Minivan- Spy Photos

MINI Traveler Mule Previews New Minivan- Spy Photos
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Rumor had it that MINI was looking into creating a minivan to add some more versatility to its lineup, and today our spy photos confirm that MINI is working on an early protoype of the car to prepare it for production.  Continue Reading...

Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed

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Chrysler Town & Country Plug-In Hybrid Specs Revealed
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Last week, Chrysler announced delivery of four plug-in hybrid Town & Country minivans to the Auburn Hills city of Michigan as the initial part of an extensive two-year hybrid development project worth $25.8 million. Today, company delivered eight more units to the Duke Energy utility company as part of the two-year project. As the only minivan to boast a… Continue Reading...

Nissan Quest Recalled for Software Defect, 23,531 Units Affected

Nissan Quest Recalled for Software Defect, 23,531 Units Affected
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Nissan has announced a recall on Quest minivans manufactured from July 29, 2010 through February 21, 2012. Due to a flaw in its software programming, an insufficient supply of fuel to the engine may occur when the Quest is driven slowly along a descent or idling on a decline with a 1/4 tank of fuel… Continue Reading...

Ford B-MAX Revealed Before 2012 Geneva Motor Show

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Ford B-MAX Revealed Before 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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Unveiled before its 2012 Geneva Auto Show debut in March, the brand new Ford B-MAX mini-minivan (the term in Europe is mini MPV) showcases a couple new innovations from the American automaker. Based on a tidy Ford Fiesta platform, the heart of the B-MAX is Ford’s clever 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine producing 123-hp while reaching an… Continue Reading...

Buick Crossover To Debut At 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Buick Crossover To Debut At 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Amid news of an introduction for both the Cadillac ATS and Chevrolet Sonic RS at this year’s 2012 North American International Auto Show comes news of a third vehicle – a Buick crossover – that will also make its debut. The crossover will reportedly be based on a platform that underpins the Opel Meriva (above)… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea
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The South Korean auto market has long been dominated by domestic automakers like Hyundai and Kia, but Toyota is planning to make a play by sending 6,000 American-built Camrys to South Korea. Deliveries will begin starting in January, 2012. Toyota has been exporting the Sienna minivan since November, and also sells the Corolla, Prius and… Continue Reading...

Chrysler To Offer Different Minivans For Canada, U.S. Market

Chrysler To Offer Different Minivans For Canada, U.S. Market
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Canadians should get ready to kiss the Chrysler Town and Country goodbye, as Chrysler seeks to trim its minivan lineup down to a single nameplate – but the opposite will be occurring in the United States, with the Dodge Caravan getting the axe, as the Caravan will now become the exclusive minivan sold by Chrysler… Continue Reading...

$500,000 Worth Of Cocaine Found In Minivan Purchased From Rental Agency

$500,000 Worth Of Cocaine Found In Minivan Purchased From Rental Agency
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  Charles Preston, bought himself a used Chrysler Town & Country minivan from Thrifty, a rental car office, for $14,000.  But then, when Charles brought the Chrysler to the garage to get its brakes checked out, the mechanic took a look at the window mechanism as well to figure out why it failed to roll… Continue Reading...

Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan Frontrunners in 2011 Minivan Sales Race

Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan Frontrunners in 2011 Minivan Sales Race
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In the stretch for the 2011 minivan sales winner, it’s Dodge and Toyota out in front, and when the results are this close, it could still be anyone’s race. The Toyota Sienna and the Dodge Grand Caravan are neck-in-neck to become the top selling minivan of 2011. What it will come down to will most… Continue Reading...

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea
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Toyota has announced today that the made in the U.S.A. Toyota Sienna minivan will soon be sold in South Korea. Produced at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant, the Sienna has long been a top seller in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now, scheduled early this November, South Korea will mark the Sienna’s first distribution outside… Continue Reading...

2009 Honda Odyssey Investigated By NHTSA For Liftgate Malfunction

2009 Honda Odyssey Investigated By NHTSA For Liftgate Malfunction
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2009 Honda Odyssey for a possible liftgate malfunction. The Odyssey’s power liftgate is said to close unexpectedly, and NHTSA has received seven complaints so far, with two of the complaints resulting in injury after the owners were unexpectedly struck with the liftgate. An estimated 20,000 vehicles are affected…. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus To Get 1.0L Ecoboost In Europe

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Ford Focus To Get 1.0L Ecoboost In Europe
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The 2012 Ford Focus will get a 1.0L 3-Cylinder Ecoboost engine, but it will only be offered in the North American market. Ford says that the motor will make 118 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque at just 1300 rpm. An overboost feature will provide short bursts of up to 147 lb-ft of torque, while… Continue Reading...

Lancia Flavia Cabrio Debuts Ahead Of Frankfurt, Chrysler 200 Resemblance All Too Clear

Lancia Flavia Cabrio Debuts Ahead Of Frankfurt, Chrysler 200 Resemblance All Too Clear
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Fans of Italian cars should prepare to dry heave, as Lancia has just released an image of their new Flavia Cabrio, looking like a poorly rebadged Chrysler 200. The only engine available is a 175-horsepower 2.4-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic. Thrilling. Lancia will also get a re-badged Chrysler Town & Country, known as the… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Offer AC Electric Outlets On Japanese Market Prius Models

Toyota To Offer AC Electric Outlets On Japanese Market Prius Models
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For next year, Toyota will start offering AC electric outlets as an option on the Prius hybrid so drivers can plug in accessories or appliances to their car. Toyota developed the idea through the March 11 earthquake disaster in which people used the Toyota Estima hybrid van (pictured above) as a source of emergency electricity when the power… Continue Reading...