Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Priced From $55,295

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Chrysler has just released the pricing for the high performance 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 starting from $55,295. As one of the most powerful SUVs on the market, this Jeep packs a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, cranking out 465-hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. This is by far the most… Continue Reading...

Jeep Releases JK-8 Pickup Truck Conversion (Wrangler) For $5,499

Jeep Releases JK-8 Pickup Truck Conversion (Wrangler) For $5,499
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Jeep has released the JK-8 conversion package, based on the current Wrangler Unlimited. The installation of the kit involves removing the doors, roof and bumpers, as well as drilling out spot welds on some body panels. The kit comes with a new shortened roof panel made out of fiberglass, stamped sheet metal reinforcements for the body… Continue Reading...

Porsche Increasing Cayenne Production as Global Demand Surges

Porsche Increasing Cayenne Production as Global Demand Surges
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Porsche is planning to double its sales to 200,000 units by 2018, and the German automaker is expecting the SUV side of sales to take the lead in achieving this goal, especially considering the Cayenne is already the best selling vehicle in its lineup. The automaker wants to increase production of the Cayenne by 10… Continue Reading...

Audi To Build Vehicles In the U.S.

Audi To Build Vehicles In the U.S.
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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has confirmed that the company will build a vehicle assembly plant in North America. In an interview with Automotive News, Stadler explained specific details about models, location and capacity will be made within three years. Audi may also be building a plant to specialize in the construction of engine and transmissions. “It is totally… Continue Reading...

Robby Gordon Joins The Bullrun, Piloting Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

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Robby Gordon Joins The Bullrun, Piloting Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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Legendary NASCAR driver and off-road pilot Robby Gordon has been invited to attend the Bullrun Live Rally commonly know as, “The Bullrun”. One of the most glamorous (perhaps second only to the Gumball) of high-end luxury automotive rallies, it’s limited to 100 entries consisting of the finest high-end cars in the world taking on an epic eight… Continue Reading...

2012 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Gets $3,000 Price Drop

2012 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost Gets $3,000 Price Drop
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For 2012, Lincoln has lowered the price of its not-so-successful EcoBoost MKT three-row crossover by $3,000. There are no equipment of styling changes for this model year, but Lincoln is hoping the lower price will make the car more desirable to consumers. For 2012, the MKT will no longer have the all-wheel drive model with… Continue Reading...

Ram HD Trucks Get New 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ram HD Trucks Get New 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
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Chrysler has announced that heavy-duty pickups in the company’s lineup will be available with a new six-speed automatic transmission for the 2012 model year. The Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models will receive the six-speed coupled with an available 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel engine with 800 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm and… Continue Reading...

Ford Ranger To Be Discontinued After Almost 30 Years Of Production

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Ford Ranger To Be Discontinued After Almost 30 Years Of Production
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Production will end for the Ford Ranger on December 22, according to the United Auto Workers 879 June-August newsletter. The Ranger is currently built in Ford’s Twin Cities assembly plant and the truck has been built since January 1982. The Ranger originally replaced the Ford Courier which was based on the Mazda B-Series small truck…. Continue Reading...

Maserati SUV… Yea, It’s Got a HEMI

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Maserati SUV… Yea, It’s Got a HEMI
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Should Maserati build an SUV? Well, that doesn’t really matter because they will and it won’t be what you’re expecting. One would imagine the SUV would be dripping in fine Italian materials but the underpinnings of this truck will be very American. The  vehicle will be based on the brand-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, but insiders… Continue Reading...

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker
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However, an engine tends to be at it’s least efficient when idling, as well as producing the greatest amount of oxides of nitrogen (smog). The CARB ruling required that in order to certify diesel trucks for California, automakers had to meet an idle emissions standard of 30 grams of NOx per hour. Continue Reading...

Audi To Launch Q2 And Q6 SUVs

Audi To Launch Q2 And Q6 SUVs
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Audi is planning on launching the Q2 and Q6 sport oriented SUVs by 2016. Along with the Q2 and Q6 will be the new Q4 and today’s Q3, Q5 and Q7 to complete Audi’s lineup. “It’s clear that demand for SUVs and crossovers is still in an upswing phase and will remain so for some… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz GLS Takes On BMW X6

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Mercedes-Benz GLS Takes On BMW X6
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Mercedes-Benz is planning to take on the BMW X6 with it’s own sporty SUV called the GLS. The GLS is scheduled for launch in 2014, and will be a new four-seater built around the same unibody platform that makes up the third-generation M-class (shown above) and the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee. The GLS will have less cargo… Continue Reading...

Audi Q4 To Rival The Evoque

Audi Q4 To Rival The Evoque
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Audi is planning to rival the Range Rover Evoque with it’s own fastback-styled, sporty version badged as the Q4. Audi will likely launch the Q4 in 2014/2015 and will cost around £30,000 ($47,500). Audi also expects fierce competition from the BMW X4 by the end of 2014 with the growing demand for upmarket SUVs. Audi also… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford Make The Transit Connect A Family Car

Report: Ford Make The Transit Connect A Family Car
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Today, the Ford Transit Connect is targeted at taxi and delivery business. The vehicle is reasonably priced, great on gas and is nimble through narrow streets. However, Ford may choose to offer a seven-passenger version for young families that are not interested in bulky minivans. The next-generation Transit Connect arrives in a few years, and will allegedly be assembled… Continue Reading...

Porsche Cayenne-Based Lamborghini SUV Rumors Surface… Again

Porsche Cayenne-Based Lamborghini SUV Rumors Surface… Again
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Lamborghini and Porsche are allegedly teaming up to build Lambo a 4×4 SUV. Even though the two car brands produce very different sports cars at the opposite end of the spectrum, Porsche has agreed to lend its existing expertise to the Italian automaker to produce a SUV. This is not Lamborghini’s first time building a 4×4 however…. Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Launches Two M-Class Hybrids

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Mercedes-Benz Launches Two M-Class Hybrids
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ne Mercedes-Benz has recently unveiled its new M-class SUV and there has been confirmation that several variants for this crossover will be included. Among them will be two hybrid variants. One will be powered by a gasoline-electric system similar to the current ML450 hybrid. The other hybrid will feature a brand new diesel-electric system. Peugot is… Continue Reading...

eBay Find: Jeep Wrangler Jurassic Park Edition

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eBay Find: Jeep Wrangler Jurassic Park Edition
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A Jurassic Park Jeep Sahara Edition Wrangler replica was up for grabs earlier on eBay and it looks pretty sweet. The graphics are painted on, instead of vinyl use, giving it better longevity. There’s even a pretty cool light bar that is still functional with each of the four lights being controlled by individual joysticks mounted to… Continue Reading...

Toyota Hands Over Development Clout to U.S. Operations

Toyota Hands Over Development Clout to U.S. Operations
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Toyota is taking product development authority away from Japanese bosses and putting it in the hands of North American executives as part of a larger change aimed at fixing quality control issues that hurt the automaker’s reputation last year. Until now, vehicles produced and designed and developed in North America had to be approved by… Continue Reading...

The Cadillac Escalade Ranked First For Vehicle Satisfaction

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The Cadillac Escalade Ranked First For Vehicle Satisfaction
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The Cadillac Escalade was ranked first among all models in the AutoPacific’s 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards as well as topping the Luxury SUV segment for the fourth consecutive year. 68,000 owners of new cars and light trucks completed a survey in the U.S selecting the Escalade as the top choice. “It’s especially gratifying to be honored by… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Donate Cars To 100 Non-Profit Groups Via Facebook Vote

Toyota To Donate Cars To 100 Non-Profit Groups Via Facebook Vote
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Toyota is launching its “100 Cars for Good” program, where the company will donate 100 cars to various non-profit groups. Facebook users will choose which groups will receive the vehicles via a voting process. The winning organizations will get to choose from a selection of vehicles, including the Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility. The… Continue Reading...

Land Rover Defender EV Built For Safari Driving

Land Rover Defender EV Built For Safari Driving
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Land Rover South Africa has taken the brand’s iconic Defender off-roader and converted one to run on fully electric power, with an 80 horsepower motor good for 63 miles of silent, emissions free driving at speeds of up to 37 mph. The Defender EV also retains a full four-wheel drive system despite its electric drivetrain…. Continue Reading...

Chimney Pulled Down By 4 Volkswagen Amarok Trucks

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To highlight the launch and strength of the all new Volkswagen Amarok pickup, four of the trucks were used to demolish a 219 foot industrial chimney. The industrial building was in Reading, Berkshire, UK, and the trucks were attacked to the top of the chimney using a  650 foot length of rope. The 2.0 litre… Continue Reading...

Toyota Canada Warns Dealers Of Chaotic Summer Due To Tight Supplies

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Toyota Canada Warns Dealers Of Chaotic Summer Due To Tight Supplies
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Toyota Canada has cut its sales projections by a third and warned dealers that the supply of new vehicles is starting to be choked off as the company feels the effects of the March 11th earthquake that rocked northern Japan. While Toyota sent two memos to dealers regarding the revised sales forecast, the company refused… Continue Reading...

856,000 GM SUVs Under Investigation For Faulty Fuel Gauges

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856,000 GM SUVs Under Investigation For Faulty Fuel Gauges
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Federal regulators are investigating 865,000 General Motors SUVs, including the 2005-’07 Chevrolet Trailblazer and Buick Rainier,for faulty fuel gauges that are inaccurate. The 2005-’06 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, the 2005-’07 GMC Envoy, the 2005-’06 GMC Envoy XL and the 2005-’07 Saab 9-7X are also affected vehicles being investigated. 668 complaints regarding the vehicles having defective fuel gauge readings… Continue Reading...
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