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Mirai Sets Fuel Economy Benchmark of 67 eMPG

Mirai Sets Fuel Economy Benchmark of 67 eMPG

Much of the hubbub surrounding fuel cell vehicles focuses on, well, the “fuel.” How will you get it and how far can you go with it? The Toyota Mirai answered both of those today. The Japanese maker said today the new fuel cell vehicle will average 67 miles per...
Return of the Lexus SC?

Return of the Lexus SC?

The Lexus SC nameplate has gone through a number of major iterations over the years, from the original sporty coupe to a quirky hardtop convertible and, if new reports prove accurate, it’s about to change again, this time becoming the production version of the LF-LC...
To Hell and Back in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

To Hell and Back in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

I’ve been to Hell and back. And with 707 horsepower under the hood it didn’t take me long to get there. Hell, Michigan seemed like the appropriate place to take a spin in the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – not just because of the kindred name but because the little...
Consumer Report Calls Out Oil Burners

Consumer Report Calls Out Oil Burners

If you’re adding oil to your car’s engine between oil changes, something may be askew, according to Consumer Reports. The advocacy magazine found that some cars built between 2010 and 2014 are not just needing a little top off between service intervals, but burning...
Muscle Car Sales Charging Up in America

Muscle Car Sales Charging Up in America

If it appears that there are more Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers on the roads around town, it’s not a figment of your imagination: American muscle cars are big sellers these days. According to Experian Automotive, muscle car sales are up more than 35% in the last nine...
GM Taking $600 Mil Charge Due to South America

GM Taking $600 Mil Charge Due to South America

In a move that signals another round of trouble for automakers operating in the Venezuela, General Motors expects to record a pre-tax charge of approximately $600 million due to the company’s devaluation of its currency. The “re-measurement” charge is for the...
Hyundai Replaces GM as Top NFL Sponsor

Hyundai Replaces GM as Top NFL Sponsor

For hours on end every Sunday this fall, American football fans are going to see something new on their television screens: the Hyundai logo. The South Korean automaker is taking over for General Motors as the league’s top sponsor in a new four-year agreement. No...
July 4 Holiday Likely to be a Deadly One

July 4 Holiday Likely to be a Deadly One

With highway fatalities already on the rise after years of steady decline, the upcoming Independence Day holiday could be a particularly deadly one. As many as 409 Americans will be killed on the road during the long weekend, with another 49,500 injured, forecasts the...
Auto Brand Loyalty Hits Highest Level in a Decade

Auto Brand Loyalty Hits Highest Level in a Decade

New vehicle buyers are visiting dealership in droves these days, and more often than not, they’re sticking with the brand that brought them there, according to a new study. IHS Automotive reports that brand loyalty among new car buyers is up to 52.8% in the first...
Audi Reveals New A4 Ahead of Formal Frankfurt Debut

Audi Reveals New A4 Ahead of Formal Frankfurt Debut

You might need to take a second glance if you see the 2016 Audi A4 glide by. But while the German maker has opted for a relatively subtle and evolutionary exterior update, this all-new model delivers a number of more revolutionary changes. Despite growing longer and...
Court Approves NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow Plan

Court Approves NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow Plan

The State of New York’s top appeals court has ruled that New York City can launch an all-Nissan taxi fleet under its $1 billion contract with automaker. The court rejected the Greater New York Taxi Association’s argument that the city exceeded its authority to...
Jeep Expects to Hit 1.2 Million in Sales in 2015

Jeep Expects to Hit 1.2 Million in Sales in 2015

Sales of Jeep-branded vehicles are on track to hit roughly 1.2 million this year, according to the FCA U.S. executive responsible for the nameplate. Michael Manley, president of the Jeep brand, noted that Jeep sales have increased by 20% so far this year, after...