Having successfully completed redesigns on the compact Mazda3, mid-size Mazda6 and CX-5 SUV in the last few years, the company has revealed the results of its latest efforts. After seven model years in North America, the Mazda2 subcompact will be replaced by an all-new version, which although called a “2016,” will arrive early in calendar […]

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Today the BMW Group started regular production of its i3. The BMW i3 production represents, amongst other, the first time that carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used in automotive volume production. The i3′s body structure consists entirely of this lightweight and durable material, allowing the extra weight of the batteries for the electric drive system […]

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Edmunds.com unveiled its 17 Best Used Cars for 2013 list. A total of nine brands are represented on the list; Honda and Toyota led the pack with four vehicles each – followed by Ford, with three vehicles that earned the accolade. Top in the hybrid segment is the 2006-2011 Toyota Prius, which is explained as […]

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During the Frankfurt show, the Volkswagen Group declared it has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “We are starting at exactly the right time. We are electrifying all vehicle classes, and therefore have everything we need to make the Volkswagen Group the top automaker in all respects, including electric mobility, by […]

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General Motors will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust. This gift is for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history. “The Chevy Volt is just […]

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The newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class in E250 BlueTEC sedan guise has achieved an estimated EPA rating of 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 mpg around town. The first diesel E-Class to be available with 4MATIC in the U.S. achieves best-in-class fuel efficiency for a midsize luxury sedan and for the entire industry in […]

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We learned form the Frankfurt show that both the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come equipped with the latest Harman Kardon audio and NBT infotainment system. The BMW i3 will be equipped with 12 high-performance loudspeakers: five 26mm metal-matrix dome tweeters, five 100mm ALumaprene midrange speakers and two 6x9” woofers. The BMW i8, on […]

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Tesla Motors presented its Model S and Supercharger charging system at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt. Tesla declared in a press release that having begun the first European deliveries of Model S this August in Norway, followed by Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, the IAA is an important […]

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The “Mazda Route3 – Hiroshima to Frankfurt Challenger Tour 2013″ is now complete. After a journey of 9,300 miles, the convoy of all-new Mazda3 hatchbacks crossed the finish line September 7 at Mazda’s European R&D Centre in Oberursel, just outside Frankfurt, right on schedule. Mazda said that every single one of the new compacts withstood the […]

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Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc. announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city. “We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to our members in the New York area through Zipcar’s program with Honda and our […]

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