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Buick Cascada Ads Digital Only for Now

The Cascada, Buick’s first convertible in 25 years, arrives in dealerships if all goes well during February. Continue reading

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Original Mom-Mobile Minivan Redesigned for 2017

Timing is ripe for Pacifica as FCA has been losing its sales leadership in the segment for lack of a major redesign for seven years. During 2015 Caravan sales totaled 97,000 or – 28% from the year before. The Chrysler Town & Country at 93,848 was down -32% owing to the popularity of cross-over vehicles. Continue reading

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Lexus Unveils LC 500, a 2+2 Coupe in Detroit

“This couldn’t simply fill a category it had to fill people’s hearts. It must help improve the world we live in,” said Toyoda. Continue reading

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BMW X4 M40i Unveiled at NAIAS

The 2016 BMW X4 M40i will be available at certified BMW dealers in February 2016 starting at $57,800 plus Destination and Handling. Continue reading

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New Semi-Autonomous E-Class Premiers at NAIAS

What E-Class does to the art of driving and distinctive vehicle character is subject to debate. Will driving fun still exist? Continue reading

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Honda Ridgeline Mid-Size Pickup Debuts at NAIAS

The Ridgeline faces stiff competition from the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, as well as Chevrolet and GMC Canyon trucks in the segment. Ford and Dodge, of course abandoned the market in favored of full-size pickups, a move that they are currently getting way with because of $2 a gallon gasoline, but one that is a far riskier bet in the long term. Continue reading

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2017 Acura NSX Priced at $157,800 to $207,500

The NSX has been out of production since 2005, but the original mid-engine car – New, Sportscar eXperimental – when it started production in August of 1990 was a serious challenge to Italian (think Ferrari 328/348) and German two-seat super cars of the day. Continue reading

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Ford Investing $4.5 Billion in Electric Vehicles

First up is a new Focus Electric, with an all-new DC fast-charge capability delivering an 80% charge in an estimated 30 minutes and projected 100-mile range – an estimated two hours faster than today’s Focus Electric that has performed dismally in the marketplace. Continue reading

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Japanese Name Mazda MX 5 Car of the Year on Pearl Harbor Day

In one of the most insensitive announcements AutoInformed has endured, Mazda Motor Corporation said today that the all-new Mazda Roadster, aka MX-5 outside Japan, has been named the 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan. Continue reading

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Overdue Update of Mazda CX-9 Appears at LAAS

This three-row seat CX-9 is long overdue for a major overhaul in an ultra-competitive field, but Mazda’s fragile financial position saw it mildly freshening the Ford Edge-based platform since its 2007 introduction. That’s a long time in car life years as it turns it into a dog. Continue reading

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Cadillac XT5 after Dubai Desert Debut at LAAS

Cadillac XT5 is mostly new. It’s claimed to be built on a unique chassis and structure. Continue reading

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Debuts at LAAS

The 2017 Elantra will arrive at U.S. Hyundai dealers in January. With heavily revised exterior sheet metal, all-new powertrains and claimed improved fuel economy, a better ride and more noise insulation, the super-competitive compact class continues to offer some of the best cars ever made. Caveat here: Hyundai got caught cheating big time on fuel economy ratings by the EPA by falsifying the settings used for testing. (Hyundai, Kia Fined Record Amount for Fuel Economy Cheating or Hyundai Cops Plea on Mileage Fraud Class Action or Hyundai and Kia Caught in EPA Mileage Rating Fraud) Continue reading

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Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Undercuts Civic, Corolla, Elantra

The battle of best-selling global compact cars continued today with Chevrolet pricing its brand new Cruze model $1980 cheaper than the Honda Civic LX, an acknowledged leader in the class. The formidable Cruze – Chevy’s bestseller globally – is also less expensive than the Toyota Corolla L (-$570) and the Hyundai Elantra SE (-$580). Continue reading

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XT5 – Cadillac SRX Replacement makes US Debut at LAAS

SRX is Cadillac’s best-selling product line worldwide, although the brand is regional when compared to the global luxury powerhouses of Audi, BMW and Lexus. Continue reading

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Subaru Tribeca Replacement to be Built in Indiana

Beginning in 2018 the unnamed larger vehicle with third-row seating will likely be branded like all other SUVs with a name synonymous with outdoor adventure. Continue reading

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