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Ford Focus Electric Will Require Almost No Maintenance

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One of the big advantages of an electric car is the lack of routine servicing they require. With only the battery and electric motor present, consumables like fluids, filters, belts and the like are obsolete. Ford is making this a big selling point for their upcoming Focus Electric, as it released a list of 25… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 To Start At Around $47,000

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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, is expected to have a base price of $47,000 when it launches in February, 2012. While it undercuts its chief rival, the Ford Shelby GT500 by about $2,495, a base Corvette, which has a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds, but only 430 horsepower, retails… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Five Axis Project CT Shows the More Exciting Side of Hybrids, Lexus

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Lexus is a brand desperate to grow its appeal among younger buyers and while the new CT200h hybrid hatchback might be more of a European-targeted vehicle, apart from the IS series, it’s easily the most attractive car to the Gen-X and Gen-Y crowd from the Toyota luxury brand here in North America. To help convey… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Audi TT-RS Makes U.S Debut as Sales Announcement Looms

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A day ahead of an expected announcement by Audi that it will offer the TT-RS in the U.S., the German automaker is showcasing the sports car at the Chicago Auto Show. Later this month, Audi Canada will be showing the same car at the Canadian International Auto Show and company representatives have confirmed it will… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec Impresses With 429 Luxurious Korean Horses

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For 2012 Hyundai has announced several updates to the Genesis luxury sedan, including the addition of an 8-speed automatic transmission and direct-injection for the V6 model, taking horsepower up 43 ticks to 333-hp. But the big news is the addition of a new 5.0 R-Spec model with the same 8-speed transmission, but with that extra… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Dodge Challenger Debuts New Hue, Green With Envy

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It’s pretty hard to make the Dodge Challenger even more eye-catching, but a new color, dubbed “Green With Envy”, should help it attract the attention of bystanders and the ire of other motorists. Available on the R/T Classic (white black or white stripes) or the SRT8 392 (black stripes only), the new getup is supposed… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Ram Heavy Duty Updates Bring Class-Leading Torque, Towing

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Chrysler’s new Ram brand is looking to get on top in the truck segment, announcing today at the Chicago Auto Show a new high-output Cummins diesel engine that will deliver best-in-class torque. The new 6.7-liter diesel engine will also deliver several other class-topping statistics, which Ram will exploit under a new ‘strength in numbers’ marketing… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: Acura TL Gets Its Beak Nipped And Tucked

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Acura is cognizant of the fact that their current design language isn’t going over well with consumers, and is at least doing something about it. Truth be told, the Acura TL is a good car. Equipped with SH-AWD it’s even better, and with the 6-speed manual transmission, it’s fantastic. Unfortunately it looks like a child’s… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: 500-HP Hyundai Veloster Rallycross Racer Revealed

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To help promote the new Veloster to the Gen-Y and under crowd, Hyundai has decided to bolster the coupe’s credentials by taking it racing. And in keeping with the car’s demographic, it’s won’t be racing in the more mainstream World Challenge or Grand Am series, but in an arena where the Red Bull-drinking youth of… Continue Reading...

Chicago 2011: 2012 Dodge Charger Says ‘Get Out of My Way’

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Making damn-near everything on the road look as cute as a Smart car by comparison Dodge has just unveiled the new 2012 Charger SRT8 at the Chicago Auto Show. Revealed by Dodge brand CEO Ralph Gilles, he described the new front-end treatment as having the sort of look that, “will make those people who hog… Continue Reading...
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