2012 Lancia Ypsilon

2012 Lancia Ypsilon

Today Lancia offered new photos and information on its entry-level model, which will be launched from June in Europe and from September in the United Kingdom, where it will wear the Chrysler logo.

The 3.84-meter long Lancia Ypsilon will be available with a choice of four engines. In Europe, customers will be able to choose from the 69HP 1.2-liter petrol engine, the 85HP 0.9-liter TwinAir unit and the 95HP 1.3-liter Multijet II turbodiesel engine.
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2012 Hyundai Genesis

2012 Hyundai Genesis

The pricing for the 2012 Hyundai Genesis has officially been set at $34,200, not including $850 for delivery. The facelifted Genesis four-door sedan was unveiled at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

The base Genesis 3.8 sedan, which now uses a direct-injected 3.8-liter V6, rated at 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque – gains of 43 and 27, respectively, versus the 2011 model. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is also on tap, meaning the Genesis 3.8 will achieve up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
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Spy Video: Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S Sports Coupe

Look at the spy video of the new camouflaged Toyota FT-86 prototype, which was caught during testing in Germany. The European market Toyota FT-86 prototype foreshadows the production version of the rear-wheel drive coupe’s North American sibling, the Scion FR-S.

There is no question about the mechanical hardware as both iterations of Toyota Motor Corp’s sports coupe proposal will share the same rear-wheel drive platform architecture and a more technologically advanced version of Subaru’s new 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine producing somewhere close to 200-horsepower.

2012 Focus ST Hatch

2012 Focus ST Hatch

The hot version of the Ford Focus hatch is testing now in Europe. The new sport variant will follow the company’s “One Ford” strategy and go on sale in Europe, North America and Asia under the same Focus ST nameplate.

2012 Focus ST hatch will be powered by a new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivering 250 hp. Developed together by the RS and SVT engineering teams, the Focus ST was presented as a pre-production concept car at the 2010 Paris motor show.
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GM recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

General Motors is recalling 154,112 Cruze models to ensure proper installation of the intermediate steering shaft covers. Automatic transmission-equipped models will also be checked for proper installation of the transmission shift linkage.

GM says it hasn’t yet received any complaints about the issue and no accidents have been reported. GM says that the vast majority of recalled vehicles will not need to be repaired ?? the automaker simply wants to inspect the vehicles “to give customers additional peace of mind about the quality of the Cruze.”
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