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Entries from October 2012

Facelifted 2013 Kia K7 / Cadenza Sedan

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Kia officially revealed its 2013 model K7 in South Korea. The new midsize sedan will go on sale during the first half of 2013 as the Kia Cadenza. In the U.S. Kia Cadenza will go on sale sometime next year.

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The 2013 Prius: The Best One Yet

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The Toyota Prius is widely recognized as introducing the world to the concept of an affordable and practical hybrid car. Its “Synergy Drive” system enables drivers to get around without burning any gasoline at all during most short trips, and the gasoline engine is powerful enough to propel the car long distances – as well [...]

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Lexus will unveil LF-LC Blue at Australian auto show

October 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Lexus will unveil its LF-LC Blue model at the Australian International Motor Show. LF-LC Blue is a second iteration of its LF-LC concept. As expected, the new model is shod in a color called ‘Opal Blue,’ and is inspired by the semi-precious opal stone found in the Australian Outback.

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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line Priced in the U.S.

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

The all-new 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line was unveiled five months ago. Today Volkswagen has released U.S. pricing for this coupe’s lineup. 2013 Volkswagen CC R-line will start at $32,195, plus an $825 destination fee, just before the end of the year. The R-Line version uses the same 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200hp, equipped [...]

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2013 Opel Cascada Convertible

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Here are the first official photos and video of the latest convertible model from Opel, called Cascada. Opel and its British right hand Vauxhall, will start producing its a mid-size convertible in March of 2013. At 4,697mm long and 1,840mm wide, the Opel (Vauxhall) Cascada is bigger than the Astra Twin Top and 71mm longer [...]

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The Volkswagen Up!: A New Microcar for 2012

October 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Volkswagen has been hit hard by the success of the Fiat 500. An unexpected breakaway hit, the Fiat 500 has pushed Volkswagen out of the lucrative super mini market. But Volkswagen has never been one to allow itself to be pushed out of any market, and the new Volkswagen Up! looks like it may be [...]

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Toyota Issues Global Recall For 7.4 Million Vehicles

October 10th, 2012 · No Comments

After the massive recall in 2009 and 2010 over the infamous unintended acceleration problems, Toyota has once again issues a global recall for 7.4 million cars over faulty power window glitch in 14 different models. This problem may malfunction and offer a ‘notchy’ or sticky feel during operation. The use of a commercial lubricant, instead [...]

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Honda Recall 489,000 CR-Vs

October 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Honda will recall 489,000 CR-V vehicles in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Usually, water puts out a fire but when it comes to the Honda CR-V from the 2002 to 2006 model years, rain can eventually lead to a fire risk. Honda discovered that if rainwater or other spilled liquids enter through an open driver’s [...]

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GM recalling Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

The NHTSA has issued a recall for over 40,000 of General Motors sedans and crossovers bought in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt and its Pontiac G5 twin are [...]

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