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A month after Fiat-Chrysler announced America’s first plug-in hybrid minivan, long-time minivan leader Honda announced an Odyssey hybrid too – for its home market. Honda’s announcement this week is that today dealers across Japan will begin offering its Odyssey with a version of the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain alongside conventionally powered Odysseys. The new gas-electric variant comes […]

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Like it or not, Toyota’s pre-Superbowl ad for the 2016 Prius takes counterintuitive to a new level portraying itself as a ride of choice for tough guys, sort of. It does get your attention, and may induce more than a few rolled eyebrows as well, but if it makes the vehicle memorable, people get over […]

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Poor Cadillac, its extended-range electric ELR only introduced in 2014 was again reported this week as to-be-canceled and it’s only now just enjoying an early mid-cycle refresh. The news this week nearly duplicating the gist a story run last April is that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen “confirmed” on Monday the car will get the […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied service to a customer for being “super rude.” U.S. venture capitalist Stewart Alsop wrote a post stating that Musk canceled his Model X pre-order following a phone conversation. It appears the phone conversation was in response to another post Alsop had written, where he complained about a delay in […]

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Scion, which came to life in 2003 as a Toyota sub-brand aimed at young buyers, is going away. All of its current models, save the tC coupe, will be become Toyotas. That means the FR-S sports coupe, the iA sedan, and iM hatchback, along with the upcoming C-HR, will all be rebadged as Toyotas for […]

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The Costco Auto Program is a great way to buy a new vehicle. It takes the hassle and stress out of this often torturous process by guaranteeing a low price and unprecedented levels of service. The program had a record year in 2015, with sales growing by nearly 16.8 percent compared to the year prior. […]

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In 2013 Tesla’s Model 3 – then “Model E” – was tentatively projected to be revealed January 2015 in Detroit, last May CEO Elon Musk tweeted it would be shown March 2016, and indeed it will be he said again last week – for the most part. “The first pictures of the Model 3 will […]

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January can be a slower month for plug-in sales after end-of-tax-year sales are made in December, so Nissan’s very low 755 Leaf sales reported last month could be understandable, but more variables are in play. Since last year the Leaf had fallen from a high watermark in 2014 of 30,200 U.S. sales, or an average […]

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January saw the break of a 2016 Chevy Volt sales streak as 2,000-per-month level sales were halved with just 996 units reported. This number was good enough to be 83.8 percent above January 2015’s year-ago sales of 542 units, but that number was around one-sixth the Volt’s all-time best month since its December 2010 launch. […]

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Porsche has no plans to join in the self-driving car race. “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself,” said Chief Executive Oliver Blume in an interview with Westfalen-Blatt. “An iPhone belongs in your pocket, not on the road,” said Blume, stressing that Porsche does not need to team up with any major tech companies […]

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