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Entries from February 2011

2012 Saab 9-3 Griffin

February 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Saab announced a mild facelift across the 9-3 range, which gets refreshed exterior and interior styling plus the introduction of gasoline direct injection on the 2.0-liter engines. The facelifted range will carry the 9-3 Griffin moniker and it is basically a last edition before a new generation takes over in 2012.

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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

February 21st, 2011 · No Comments

Today, Volvo released a full set of photos and additional specs on its Plug-in Hybrid, which will be launched in 2012. The new model is a world’s first diesel plug-in hybrid, the result of close co-operation between Volvo and Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid’s powertrain consists of a five-cylinder 2.4-litre D5 [...]

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Honda Recalling 97,201 2009-2010MY Fit Models

February 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Honda recalling its Fit model in the U.S., which affects 97,201 2009 and 2010 model year Fit vehicles. Parts of the engine valvetrain, the lost motion springs may bend or break over time due to the compression forces exerted on them by the rocker arms, resulting in abnormal engine noise or even damage. There are [...]

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Cadillac recalling 50,000 CTS models

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments

GM have announced a recall of certain 2009 and 2010 m.y. Cadillac CTS models. The notice covers around 50,000 units worldwide, 11,147 of which were sold in the United States. According to NHTSA, jam nuts on the vehicles’ suspension could come loose over time, eventually allowing the toe link to completely separate from the vehicle. [...]

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Suzuki Recalling Grand Vitara and SX4

February 7th, 2011 · No Comments

More than 32,000 Suzuki Grand Vitara and SX4 vehicles are being recalled in the United States over an improperly manufactured component of the tension adjuster pulley that could cause the drive belt to either slip or come off and lead to engine overheating or stalling.

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2011 Kia Optima

February 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kia Motors released a new commercial for TV. In Kia Motors’ Super Bowl ad, titled “One Epic Ride,” the all-new 2011 Optima becomes an object of desire and people across space and time, including Poseidon, will go to great lengths to snatch the midsize sedan from the clutches of others and put themselves behind the [...]

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