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By Nick Chambers At the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Buick announced that the 2012 Regal will be its second vehicle to sport the eAssist mild hybrid system—following in the footsteps of the 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With an EPA estimated 26 mpg city and 37 mpg highway, the 2012 Regal with eAssist will be 25 percent […]

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By Nick Chambers As the luxury brand of Nissan, Infiniti has built its name on the back of its parent company—often benefitting from the larger organization’s research and development. But with the Infiniti M35h Hybrid—a vehicle designed from the ground up to meet the demands of luxury customers—the tables have been turned. Merging Performance Beast […]

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It’s official. The small car wars have begun. It started with the introduction of both the 2011 Chevy Cruze and 2011 Hyundai Elantra last year—of which the Elantra is a truly compelling package. But with the 2012 Focus—available in early 2011—Ford is bringing some real competition for the seeming-to-have-it-all Elantra. Both cars offer incredible fuel […]

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By Nick Chambers Over the last 100 years, Ford has been built on the principle that every person in the United States should be able to afford a vehicle. With pioneering initiatives such as honing the efficiency of automotive assembly lines and controlling all aspects of vehicle manufacturing from metal forging to delivery, Henry Ford […]

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Un•i•corn | Noun | Definition: An elusive mythical beast. Mix equal parts extreme value, good looks, and great warranty. Add incredible fuel economy and a dash of luxury. Place in Alabama manufacturing facility to bake. Result: a vehicle that sends competitors running in search of their own elusive mythical beasts. (Serves 4 in relative comfort—5 […]

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As the global focus on improving fuel economy reaches a new level, the writing on the wall has become clear to automakers and those who supply them. Consumers are demanding more efficient and, in many cases, smaller vehicles and governments worldwide are putting new emphasis on reducing emissions… and Eaton Corporation, being one of the […]

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With the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the new Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandating a steady increase in the amount of next generation ethanol produced in the U.S. year over year, you might think that the burgeoning industry would have an easy time of finding the money to build their new facilities—bringing them from pilot […]

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