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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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As promised, there’s now a plethora of information on the new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Forfour, which had their global debut yesterday in Berlin. The cars retain their rear-engine/rear-drive layout, surrounded by an updated tridion safety cell, which uses a mix of ultra-high-strength and ‘multiphase’ steel to deliver maximum crash performance. The Fortwo also keeps […]

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Hybrids and EVs are great, but what about those who need a full-size SUV and would still have environmental and fuel consumption concerns? There’s no hybrid for them yet, or at least since the demise of the Chevy Tahoe’s hybrid version. Ford has redeveloped the powertrain of its Expedition SUV to bring this vehicle more […]

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The Ram pickup truck will become the first to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all of its three fullsize pickup truck segments, including the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and Ram 3500 Heavy Duty. Ram said it beats the competition in the two most sought-after titles […]

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While Europe and arguably Canada have embraced the Smart experiment, the company’s fortunes in the U.S. have been painful at best. For many would-be buyers, the current Fortwo just doesn’t make sense, even in the tightest most congested cities around – especially with relatively more space and fuel prices still low. In contrast to the […]

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An online newspaper report from Puerto Rico indicates Nissan will begin sales today of its all-electric Leaf. From now through July 31 pre-orders are being accepted with first deliveries expected in August. Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja, which is west of San Juan. The entry […]

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Given how harshly the buying public associates anything that has received government funding during development, it’s no wonder why carmakers go to great lengths to defend against such claims, whether entirely accurate or not. The latest blow-up and finger-pointing comes between Hyundai and Tesla. During a recent event highlighting the company’s long investment in hydrogen […]

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Tesla told us back in January that in-house it was calling its next, smaller, more affordable sedan “Gen Three,” not “Model E” as previously reported, and now CEO Elon Musk has said it will be known as Model 3. In an interview with the UK’s Auto Express, Musk laid out the rationale for a sports […]

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After fifteen years of research and development, Hyundai launched the first mass-produced, federally-certified hydrogen fuel cell vehicle available in the U.S. market, known as the Tucson Fuel Cell. This hydrogen-powered vehicle is now ready for sale to select customers in Southern California. The Korean carmaker has produced a video highlighting the vehicle and the philosophy […]

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Volkswagen announced the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be building the brand’s new midsize SUV. Diesel and/or hybrid powertrains are expected to be available on this new seven passenger SUV. The Group said it will be investing a total of approximately $900 million in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 […]

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