Kia’s Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA

Kia’s Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA
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SEMA is an annual event that allows automakers, tuner companies and aftermarket firms to showcase their hottest, most exciting products. Surprisingly the folks at Kia have decided to bring a modified minivan. SAY WHAT?! Continue Reading...

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Pricing Announced

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Pricing Announced
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Things are heating up in the premium-EV segment. The folks at Mercedes-Benz are poised to introduce their new B-Class Electric Drive. Pricing for this small people-hauler was just announced. Continue Reading...

Ford Launches 3 Cylinder Engine in B-Max Minivan

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Ford Launches 3 Cylinder Engine in B-Max Minivan
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Ford has officially confirmed that its new ultra-efficient smallest ever engine, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost unit will be placed in the new B-Max MPV. Ford claims that its new 3 cylinder engine, “delivers the same performance as a four-cylinder, but with much higher fuel economy and lower emissions”. The three cylinder engine was developed by engineers… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Orlando Spied Nearly Undisguised In China

Chevrolet Orlando Spied Nearly Undisguised In China
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Chevrolet‘s Orlando compact van was spotted in China nearly uncovered, and looking very similar to the concept that debuted at the 2008 Paris Auto Show. The Orlando doesn’t exactly break new ground in the looks department but its a sharp looking vehicle outside and the interior looks to be carried over from the Cruze compact…. Continue Reading...

Dodge to Launch Mazda5 Rival in Growing MPV Segment

Dodge to Launch Mazda5 Rival in Growing MPV Segment
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The MPV segment is growing quickly and it appears as though Dodge it getting set to join in. In Fiat’s larger plan for the Chrysler Group, company CEO Sergio Marchionne included a seven-seat multi-purpose-vehicle (MPV) destined for U.S. showrooms in 2012. Based on the upcoming Fiat compact car platform this new model would compete against… Continue Reading...

New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG

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New Volkswagen Touran 7-Seater Gets 51.3 MPG
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Volkswagen‘s compact Touran Minivan (not to be confused with the Routan sold here in North America) has just been launched in its newest incarnation, and the range is being led by a 1.6L BlueMotion diesel that makes 105 horsepower returns a very impressive 51.3 miles per gallon. Also interesting is the tiny 1.2L 4-cylinder gas… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Kia Venga Unwrapped

Frankfurt 2009: Kia Venga Unwrapped
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Kia pulled the covers off the Venga, its new B-segment MPV at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Based on the No. 3 concept shown at the Geneva show earlier this year, the Venga will be sold across Europe with Kia’s seven-year drive train / five-year whole car / 150,000 km warranty, as well as a ten-year… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Ford Grand C-Max to Debut Alongside Smaller Sibling

Frankfurt Preview: Ford Grand C-Max to Debut Alongside Smaller Sibling
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Last week we brought you a story about Ford’s upcoming C-Max that is scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow (September 15th). We suggested that the multi-activity vehicle could eventually find its way to U.S. shores. Today, we’d like to revise our suggestion as Ford has released images of the Grand C-Max –… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Kia Venga MPV Revealed Ahead of Official Debut

Frankfurt Preview: Kia Venga MPV Revealed Ahead of Official Debut
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Kia is unveiling its new MPV, the Venga, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Based on the No. 3 concept model Kia displayed at the Geneva show, the Venga has a 103-inch wheelbase, longer than most cars in its class. Kia says the interior will also be  roomier than its competitors with space typical of a… Continue Reading...

Buick Business MPV Concept Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show

Buick Business MPV Concept Unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show
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It’s a well-known fact that the Buick is a dominant force (and growing) in the Chinese marketplace, so it’s no surprise that the traditionally traditional brand used the Shanghai Auto Show to debut an important new concept. The real surprise is that this crossover is anything but traditional. The Buick Business MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle)… Continue Reading...