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Entries from June 2012

2013 Jaguar XJ Facelift

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Jaguar has unveiled a facelifted XJ model for 2013MY. The most important update is the availability of an all-new supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The six-cylinder is good for 335 horsepower and is bolted to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox with a start-stop function. The changes should help the big four-door yield a 14 percent improvement [...]

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Fiat Viaggio is Ready for Production in China

June 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Fiat and Chinese Guangzhou Auto are ready for start production the Fiat Viaggio on the their new joint-venture factory in Changsha, China. The new plant covers an area of 730,000 square meters and is the result of a US$787 million joint venture between Fiat and GAC, which is China’s sixth largest vehicle manufacturer.

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Best Ways to Finance Your New Car

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

When you want to buy a new car, the process of saving up funds can seem overwhelming. Maybe you want to purchase a new vehicle for $10,000 or $15,000. The best way to achieve this goal is to create an “action plan” of steps that you can take that will get you to this goal.

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2013 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V Facelift

June 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Meet the facelifted Cadillac CTS and CTS-V Sedan, Sport Wagon and Coupe as 2013 model year cars. They were unveiled with only minor updates to their styling and equipment features.

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2013 F-150 SVT Raptor

June 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Ford presented the 2013 F-150 SVT Raptor with some minor enhancements. The latest Raptor will be offered directly from the factory with beadlock-compatible alloy rims. Beadlocks secure the edges of a tire to the wheel between two surfaces to prevent the tire from rolling off the trim when the tire pressure is low.

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Mercedes-Benz recalling 2007-09 E350 Wagon

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Mercedes-Benz recalling 2007-09 E350 Wagon for rear suspension issue. The safety recall involves vehicles from July 1, 2006, and April 30, 2009, its load-leveling suspension may be faulty.

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5 Cities with the Most Strict Emissions Standards

June 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The fight against carbon emissions is taking shape across the country. With the help of thoughtful consumers and citizens, all cities will have tough emission standards to help fight pollution and provide clean air to everyone in America. The following cities are some of the most progressive emission-cutting places in the country:

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2014 Kia Sorento SUV Facelift

June 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Kia today lifted the first official photos of the facelifted Sorento crossover that will be sold in the U.S. The 2014MY refresh brings some improvements that include styling and equipment upgrades as well as what Kia is describing as a “re-engineered bodyshell” and “a new chassis”.

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Hyundai released pricing details for the 2013 Elantra GT

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Hyundai today released full pricing and equipment specifications for its new 2013 Elantra GT hatchback. The new five-door model that also known in Europe as the i30 goes on sale in the U.S. The price starts from $18,395 for the six-speed manual gearbox model and $19,395 for the six-speed automatic transmission version, with both MSRPs [...]

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2013 Opel Astra

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

The 2013 Opel Astra notchback sedan going on sale in European markets. The new Astra based on the Delta II platform and was designed by GM’s studios in the U.S. and Asia. The new Astra has started her life as Buick Excelle GT in China and then as the Buick Verano in the U.S.

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