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2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0L FWD Driven: Ace of Base  Jul 29th, 2015 
Hyundai is just so geeked to tell you about all the gilded features you can get on the 2016 Tucson. It’s practically like an Audi, they might say, what with its LED taillights, LED running lights, LED map lights, and even non-LED-lit things such as heated and ventilated seats, a 405-watt sound system, a panoramic […] 
 
 
The Long Goodbye: We Drive Every Generation of Land Rover Defender  Jul 28th, 2015 
Nothing is more British than the Land Rover Defender. Not the royal family, not warm beer, not even an understanding of cricket’s LBW rule or the baffling urge to have a lovely cup of hot, milky tea when the temperature is nudging 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. Which is why the official retirement of […] 
 
 
Infotainment Overkill: Do We Really Need This Many Features in Our New Cars?  Jul 28th, 2015 
Take a walk around an auto show and you’ll find that every car company wants to tell you about its great new in-car electronics, its apps, and its haptics. At the New York auto show, Jaguar gave a presentation on the system in the new XF, which, according to my notes, is called MeowConnect 10.5. […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel Details and Pricing Released  Jul 28th, 2015 
General Motors made us wait a year for its Duramax four-cylinder diesel, but this fall it will join the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as only the second compression-ignition engine offered to U.S. pickup buyers outside the heavy-duty segment. For 2016, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain this third engine choice beyond their 200-hp 2.5-liter inline-four and 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6. […] 
 
 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel Details and Pricing Released  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
The Best Around: Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars Through the Decades  Jul 28th, 2015 
Running down every Car and Driver 10Best Cars list from the inaugural awards in 1983 all the way through the latest crop of automotive greats.  
 
 
Ford Releases Shelby GT350R Curb Weight—Here’s What We Think It Will Actually Weigh  Jul 28th, 2015 
Ford has at long last revealed a key Mustang Shelby GT350 specification: the lightweight, hard-core R model’s weight. The automaker’s just-revealed 3650-pound weight claim for its latest super-Mustang is promising, especially paired with the coupe’s 526-hp special flat-plane-crankshaft 5.2-liter V-8. And yet that assumes Ford’s curb weight is accurate; different automakers measure curb weights differently, with some using a […] 
 
 
2016 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0L FWD – First Drive Review  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
N.J. Consumer Affairs Division Reaches $25K Settlement with Dealer  Jul 28th, 2015 
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and AutoSource Group, a used-car dealership, have settled a lawsuit filed by the regulator earlier this year. The dealership was accused of failing to disclose the condition of its cars, among other things. 
 
 
GM Financial's Penetration of GM Retail Sales Grows Globally in Q2  Jul 28th, 2015 
GM Financial's transformation from subprime finance source to GM's captive finance company continued in the second quarter, with GM new-vehicle loans and leases accounting for 83.5% of total originations during the period. 
 
 
NADA Still Pushing For CFPB Transparency  Jul 28th, 2015 
One day after the CFPB rejected its Freedom of Information Act request to release an internal memo that proves the bureau is targeting dealers, the NADA urged members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to pass a bill that would repeal the bureau’s auto lending guidance. 
 
 
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider: The 661-hp 488GTB Dons a Folding Roof  Jul 28th, 2015 
The least-interesting thing we can say about Ferrari’s new 488 Spider is that it’s little more than a 488GTB with a retractable hardtop. Nor is the alfresco Ferrari much of a surprise—we’d be more shocked if Ferrari had announced the 488GTB would stay a fixed-roof coupe only. Everything else about the 488 Spider (no GTB […] 
 
 
2016 Ferrari 488 Spider: The 661-hp 488GTB Dons a Folding Roof  Jul 28th, 2015 
 
 
 
J.D. Power: Dealers Willing to Pay for Better Lender Services  Jul 28th, 2015 
The firm found that dealers are willing to pay a premium for high-quality service from finance providers, including dedicated underwriters and dealer-focused sales reps. 
 
 
Vero Forms New Division With Acquisition of Fidelis PPM  Jul 28th, 2015 
With the acquisition, Vero and Fidelis PPM have formed DRIV Technologies LLC, which will provide dealers with a new prepaid maintenance technology platform designed to drive customer retention. 
 
 
Portfolio Announces New CFO, Treasurer  Jul 28th, 2015 
The reinsurance program manager announced that Pam Hamilton will take over all treasury functions. The company also appointed Robert Dickey as CFO. 
 
 
Chevrolet Sonic Nominated for 2015 Top Safety Pick  Jul 28th, 2015 
Chevy improves its small sedan and hatchback. 
 
 
2017 Audi A4 Prototype Drive: Familiar Looks, Highly Evolved Driving Experience  Jul 27th, 2015 
When the latest Audi Q7 broke cover last spring, the SUV’s styling proved to be a very hot topic for discussion, and that’s happened again with another new Audi. This time, it’s the A4’s turn, as the all-new 2017 iteration that debuted last month has plenty of folks wondering why it looks so similar to […] 
 
 
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop – First Drive Review  Jul 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
Robo-Lastwagen Is Coming: Autonomous Autobahn Semi-Truck Testing to Begin Soon  Jul 27th, 2015 
While the Western U.S.—namely California and Nevada—is pretty much ground-zero for autonomous-vehicle testing, Daimler would like to bring that development closer to its own engineering hub in Baden-Württemberg. And it looks like that’s about to happen very soon. One German testing door closes and another one opens. While the Nürburgring has banned lap-record attempts, it looks […] 
 
 
FCA Will Buy Back Certain Ram Trucks and Dodge/Chrysler SUVs After Failed Recalls [Updated]  Jul 27th, 2015 
More bad news for Fiat Chrysler: After today’s announcement that the company must pay up to $105 million in fines for improperly handling 23 separate recalls, the automaker has announced that it is prepared to buy back some of the 578,000 Dodge and Ram pickup trucks and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs that it failed to fix during […] 
 
 
2017 Audi A4: The Early Returns Are Positive – Prototype Drive  Jul 27th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive: Max Mini, Take Three  Jul 27th, 2015 
When engineering the 2015 John Cooper Works, the most powerful production model in its history, Mini started somewhat paradoxically, with the brakes. And indeed, the brakes are utterly fabulous. Red-painted Brembo front calipers are so large that the wheel offsets needed to be increased. (Consequently, fairings on the fender arches were also added.) When called […] 
 
 
More Than 1 Million Ram Pickups Recalled for Accidental Airbag Deployment  Jul 27th, 2015 
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling more than 1 million Ram pickups in the U.S. for airbags that can suddenly deploy without warning, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Following a $105 million total fine involving axle and steering defects on other Ram pickups, the automaker issued two separate recalls for 2012-2015 models. The […] 
 
 
Hyundai Motor America CEO: Santa Cruz Pickup Expected to be Green-Lighted, Small SUV to Be Funky  Jul 27th, 2015 
Hyundai is in the midst of a major push to remind consumers that it does, in fact, build plenty of “trucks”—and by trucks we of course mean crossovers. With a production mix skewed strongly toward cars, Hyundai publicly acknowledges that it isn’t as well set-up as it’d like to be for the automotive industry’s largely truck- […] 
 
 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Captured During Final Testing  Jul 27th, 2015 
Still lightly camouflaged, here is the Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe in final testing at Hockenheim racetrack in Germany. To be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show this September, Mercedes-AMG’s response to the BMW M4 is a surprisingly distinct and almost brutal variation of the rather elegant next-gen C-class coupe. We already know that the C63 […] 
 
 
NHTSA Fines Fiat-Chrysler up to $105 Million, Jeep Owners Get $100 Gift Cards  Jul 27th, 2015 
The federal government has fined Fiat-Chrysler $70 million for untimely responses to a series of recalls and forced the automaker to buy back a half-million vehicles, among many strict provisos announced Sunday night by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In a consent order signed Friday by CEO Sergio Marchionne, FCA could face up to […] 
 
 
Hellcats a-Poppin! Dodge Is More Than Doubling Output for 2016  Jul 27th, 2015 
Dodge SRT Hellcat demand has easily outstripped supply—this is something the company intended. It was also blatantly obvious that a lot of dealers gouged the hell out of customers looking to get one of the few Hellcats around—something that Dodge isn’t terribly fond of. In an attempt to limit dealer shenanigans, Dodge is going to do a […] 
 
 
2019 Audi Q6, a Dedicated Green Machine  Jul 27th, 2015 
What It Is: The Q6 is a four-door CUV closely related to the next-generation Q5. It will come to market with alternative powertrains only, including a fully battery-electric version. A plug-in hybrid will follow, and there is the possibility of a hydrogen-fueled model, as well. Although it has four doors, the Q6 will have a […] 
 
 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Reviewed: $55 Grand for a Fusion in Fancy Duds  Jul 24th, 2015 
Overview: 2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label, base price: $46,500. Technology package: $2495. Multi-contour seats: $595. Full-length sliding glass roof: $2995. THX sound system: $995. Chroma Flame metallic red paint: $1750. Grand total: $55,330. READ MORE ›› 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t: The Entry-Level Lexus IS Gets a Much-Needed Power Boost  Jul 24th, 2015 
After two years of selling the current-generation IS sedan with a strange, underpowered 2.5-liter V-6 engine (in addition to the optional and way better 3.5-liter V-6), Lexus has wised up and replaced the base engine with a new, turbocharged four-cylinder from the NX200t. The newly created IS200t brings Lexus’s IS lineup in line with pretty much […] 
 
 
RIP Heavy D: Our Icelandic Ode to the Land Rover Defender  Jul 24th, 2015 
Only in a place where the locals live in the shadow of volcanoes and eat sheep heads can you drive off the Hertz lot in a Land Rover Defender. In Iceland, renting a Defender is a deliberate choice. There’s no getting stuck with an “or similar.” The alternative is another Defender, lifted on 38-inch snow […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Transit 350 Wagon EcoBoost V-6 – Instrumented Test  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
For Sale: a Championship-Winning Piece of NASCAR History  Jul 24th, 2015 
The late 1960s was an exciting time for NASCAR. For most of the decade, Ford was dominant and Chrysler was right on its heels. Both companies spent vast sums of money investing in racing—creating vehicles such as this 1968 Ford Torino Coupe NASCAR stock car. The Torino was introduced in 1968 as a top-shelf version […] 
 
 
Fiat-Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars to Prevent Hacking  Jul 24th, 2015 
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars in the U.S. to fix a software vulnerability that could allow a hacker to remotely control the car over the Internet. Affected models include late-model Ram, Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen: The 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, Ram 1500/2500/3500/4500/5500; 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Dodge […] 
 
 
Mitsubishi Closing Only U.S. Plant, 636-Acre Illinois Site up for Sale  Jul 24th, 2015 
  Mitsubishi will stop building cars in the U.S. as it plans to sell its only American assembly plant, the company said today. The Normal, Illinois, plant, formerly a joint manufacturing venture with Chrysler, has churned out more than 3.2 million Mitsubishi and Chrysler models since 1988. It is also the only foreign-owned plant on […] 
 
 
2016 Lexus IS200t: The Entry-Level Lexus IS Gets a Much-Needed Power Boost  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
For Sale: a Championship-Winning Piece of NASCAR History  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Au Revoir, Minivan: BraunAbility MXV Is a Wheelchair-Accessible Ford Explorer  Jul 24th, 2015 
As far as wheelchair-accessible personal transport goes, the minivan has been king for as long as there have been accessible minivans. We have a feeling that might be about to change, as BraunaAility is releasing their new MXV, an Explorer-based machine with a sliding door and side-mounted ramp. The Indiana company notes that it’s their […] 
 
 
Buick Envision CUV Almost Definitely Coming to U.S.—Plus a Subcompact Hatch, Too?  Jul 24th, 2015 
Adding some fuel to the fire slightly smoldering, ash-covered coals surrounding the prospect of a U.S.-market Buick Envision crossover, Automotive News has reported that the Envision is slated to arrive here in late 2016. Earlier this year, we spotted a test vehicle near our Ann Arbor offices. The Envision is a small crossover that’s roughly the same size as the Audi Q5; it will fit […] 
 
 
Buick Envision CUV Almost Definitely Coming to U.S.—Plus a Subcompact Hatch, Too?  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – Quick-Take Review  Jul 24th, 2015 
 
 
 
Swift Swabians: Stuttgart Students Set 1.779-Second 0-to-62-mph EV Record [Video]  Jul 24th, 2015 
Those pesky Swiss, so smug with their chocolate and francs and Sepp Blatters and 0-to-100-kph acceleration records. They needed to be taken down a peg. And if the Porsche 959 and Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser taught us anything, it’s that when the Swabians need to remind the world who’s boss when it comes to engineering, Stuttgart […] 
 
 
Van Damn! 2015 Ford Transit 350 Tested, Rules All  Jul 24th, 2015 
Before we give our full attention to the 2015 Ford Transit 350 XLT that is the subject of this test, let’s take a moment to give a shout-out to its predecessor, the legendary Ford E-series/Econoline. Debuting in the early 1960s, the first-generation Econoline employed a forward-control layout that positioned the driver and passenger above the […] 
 
 
Why the Recent Jeep Cherokee Hack Is Not Cause for Panic  Jul 24th, 2015 
This week, Wired published a fantastic and unsettling report on the current state of automotive hacking. Senior Writer Andy Greenberg ​put himself at the mercy of two digital security researchers as they wirelessly took over control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving, messing with the car’s climate control, stereo, windshield wipers, and eventually stalling the engine. […] 
 
 
Go Ahead and Sleep On It—Hell, Sleep In It: Buick Offers 24-Hour Test Drives  Jul 23rd, 2015 
If you can’t get comfortable in a Buick’s comfortable environs, you’re not trying very hard. But in case it takes time to find just the right seating position, if you want to see how Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work in all their glory, and/or you just want to see if the dang thing fits […] 
 
 
Bull Session: Maybe Lamborghini Might Build a Urus Superveloce  Jul 23rd, 2015 
We like to imagine Stephan Winkelmann waking up in the morning in his impeccably tailored pajamas, sitting up thoughtfully in bed, sipping an espresso handed to him by a lovely signora, and thinking to himself, “What new Lamborghinis can I think up today and use to play it coy with those off-the-rack schmoes in the […] 
 
 
One-Off Ferrari with an Incredible History May Pull $16 Million at Auction  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Repurposes Collision-Warning Lights for Head-Up Shift Indicator  Jul 23rd, 2015 
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and even-hotter GT350R were both built to attack track days. Today, Ford showed off another nifty little feature designed for track rats: a shift light that uses Ford’s forward collision-warning system’s head-up lights to tell you when to upshift. As Ford tells it, Shelby electrical engineer Mike Makled was inspired to […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Test: Over the Top—and Beyond  Jul 23rd, 2015 
When we tested the S63 version of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, we called it “over the top in every way imaginable.” So let us now imagine that one wearing a price tag swollen by 25 percent with 50 percent more cylinders under the hood must be beyond over the top, somewhere the usual rules […] 
 
 
2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe – Official Photos and Info  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2016 Honda Accord Revealed: Tweaks and Tech  Jul 23rd, 2015 
It’s coming up on three years since the Honda Accord’s successful redesign for 2013, which means the mid-size favorite—and multiple 10Best Cars winner—is due for some fussing over for the 2016 model year. We previously published exclusive, completely undisguised spy photos of both the sedan and the coupe that showed the obligatory styling tweaks front […] 
 
 
2015 Toyota Sienna – Quick-Take Review  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
2015 Toyota Sienna Reviewed: Suburban Spacecraft  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Overview: Minivans may not be the suburban status symbols they were a generation ago, but for those who want room, easy sliding-side-door access, and people- and pet-friendly convenience, no other type of vehicle will do. The spacious and comfortable 2015 Toyota Sienna is among the more highly evolved minivans, with a peppy 3.5-liter V-6, crisp-shifting […] 
 
 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe – Instrumented Test  Jul 23rd, 2015 
 
 
 
One-Off Ferrari with an Incredible History May Pull $16 Million at Auction  Jul 23rd, 2015 
A million dollars for a car is insane. Yet, we continuously see classic Ferraris pull in more than 5 to 10 times that at auction, and this one-off 1962 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is expected to far exceed that number. In 1912, Giovanni Bertone founded Carrozzeria Bertone in Turin, Italy. The company’s main focus […] 
 
 
Asbury ‘Comfortable With’ CFPB Limits on Dealer Markup  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Asbury Automotive executives were confident that the dealer group’s internal caps on dealer markup and its fixed F&I product prices will keep it safe from any actions by regulators. 
 
 
AutoNation’s Jackson Urges Other Lenders to Follow Honda Financial’s Lead  Jul 23rd, 2015 
The group’s chief executive reiterated his support for Honda Financial’s new dealer markup caps. He said the policy should serve as a template for the rest of the auto finance industry. 
 
 
Hackers Demonstrate Security Risks In Connected Cars  Jul 23rd, 2015 
On the same day WIRED magazine posted a video showing two hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee traveling down a St. Louis highway, two U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would direct the NHTSA and FTC to establish standards to secure cars and protect drivers' privacy. 
 
 
Ally Renews Exclusive Sponsorship of TIME Dealer of the Year  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Ally Financial has renewed its exclusive sponsorship of the TIME Dealer of the Year program through 2021. Nominations for the 2016 program are now open. 
 
 
AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program  Jul 23rd, 2015 
AskPatty.com has re-launched its Certified Female Friendly Program with a new focus on marketing consultation for automotive retailers. The company has also added a dealer division. 
 
 
NADA Urges Dealers to Oppose Recall Amendment  Jul 23rd, 2015 
An amendment rejected by the Senate Commerce Committee last week that would have barred dealers from selling recalled vehicles could be attached to a multi-year highway funding bill, the NADA warns. 
 
 
Westlake Customers See Largest Jump in FICO Score, Equifax Finds  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Westlake Financial Services was recognized by Equifax as the national auto lender whose subprime customers have seen the highest credit score increase over the term of their loan. 
 
 
Will the 2016 Chevrolet SS be Receiving Extra Power?  Jul 23rd, 2015 
Rumors suggest the automaker's new sedan may sport an upgraded engine. 
 
 
10 Cars that Made Complexity a Virtue  Jul 23rd, 2015 
It’s said that simplicity is a virtue, but automakers don’t always see it that way. 
 
 
2015 Nissan Murano – Quick-Take Review  Jul 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Porsche Pajun Sedan Could Appear at Frankfurt Auto Show with Electric Powertrain  Jul 22nd, 2015 
It’s no secret that Porsche is planning to build a smaller-than-Panamera sedan-ish thing to compete with the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-class, and Jaguar XF, among others, although the plans for actually when Porsche plans to launch that car, nicknamed “Pajun” (PA-namera JUN-ior, get it?) are as clear as mud. But a report in the French […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible Test: A Great, If Pricey, Convertible in Search of the Right Engine  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Ford’s push for its EcoBoost agenda—the one where turbocharged, small-displacement engines can supposedly replace larger, naturally aspirated engines with improved fuel economy and no impact on power—turned to a shove when it added a turbo four-cylinder to the new Mustang’s engine lineup. A turbo four in America’s pony car, dadgummit?! The experiment worked out okay […] 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Automatic Convertible – Instrumented Test  Jul 22nd, 2015 
 
 
 
Journey to the Valley of Fire: FCA Recalling 2011-2015 Dodge Journeys  Jul 22nd, 2015 
FCA has announced a recall of four-cylinder-powered Dodge Journeys and (Euro-twin) Fiat Freemonts due to a potential engine-fire risk due to loosely attached engine covers. Discovered in Chile—where apparently, drivers actually do take their utelets off-road—excessive shaking can knock the engine cover loose and onto the exhaust. None of the three reported Chilean engine-compartment conflagrations […] 
 
 
2015 Nissan Murano Reviewed: Aggressive Style, Agreeable Personality  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Overview: Lock eyeballs on the 2015 Nissan Murano and it’s not likely you’ll un-see it anytime soon. Nissan’s third-generation “flagship crossover” sports a jutting chin and sci-fi styling worthy of a Star Wars flick. As with the smaller Juke crossover, the mid-size two-row Murano is designed to stand out in parking lots now teeming with […] 
 
 
Sonic Cautious About CFPB, But Revs Up Hybrid F&I Push  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Sonic executives said the company is delaying plans to launch a captive finance company in light of the CFPB’s recent settlement with Honda Finance. But the group has given the go-ahead for the first phase of its much-delayed hybrid sales process. 
 
 
CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Steps Down  Jul 22nd, 2015 
After nearly five years with the CFPB, Deputy Director Steve Antonakes is stepping down from his position as the bureau’s No. 2 official to spend more time with his family. 
 
 
Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act. 
 
 
Photos and Details of the Facelifted 2016 Porsche 911 Emerge  Jul 22nd, 2015 
Over the past few years, we have reported several times that Porsche would kill the naturally aspirated flat-six in the 911 as of this fall. Now Porsche confirms the move—by means of a prototype drive of the facelifted model, which appeared in the German magazine Auto Bild. We take away a few things from our […] 
 
 
The University of Michigan’s Connected-Car Test Track Is Now Open to (Almost) Anyone  Jul 22nd, 2015 
The University of Michigan has just opened the country’s first test track for connected and automated vehicles, or what really is the first fake American town outside of Celebration, Florida. The 32-acre Mcity, a $10 million project funded in part by the Department of Transportation, is now available to any automaker, supplier, or organization that […] 
 
 
Sound on Sound: AMG Teases C63 Coupe, Adds Noise [Video]  Jul 21st, 2015 
A couple of weeks back, AMG peppered its Facebook pages with images of a lightly camo’d C63 coupe. Which is all well and good, but it neglected one of the finest things about V-8–powered automobiles from Mercedes-Benz’s extra-zoot division: the racket. Having driven the AMG GT-S, which carries a version of the C63’s twin-turbo, 4.0-liter […] 
 
 
Senate Introduces Automotive Anti-Hacking Bill  Jul 21st, 2015 
New legislation that would create the first-ever automotive cybersecurity standards could force automakers to push out more software updates and allow owners to use Internet services without their vehicles being tracked. The bill introduced by Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass., at left above) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn., at right) would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety […] 
 
 
Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule  Jul 21st, 2015 
Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act. 
 
 
Hey, We Found a Pile of Sweet Vintage Porsches, Benzes, and Detroit Iron at the L.A. Auto Show  Nov 20th, 2014 
Wait—what L.A. auto show? These classics had their own thing going on just outside. 
 
 
2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Debuts: The S-class You Want if Your Name is Galactus  Nov 19th, 2014 
“The choice of a gentleman.” That’s Daimler’s line in China, where the Mercedes-Maybach S-class was shown a few hours before its debut at the Los Angeles auto show. We don’t think this slogan would fly in the U.S.—may we suggest “Occupy what now?”—but it emphasizes the fact that this S-class is all about conservative style […] 
 
 
BMW Launches Joint-Developed Sports Hybrid  Mar 24th, 2014 
BMW has announced its Z4 replacement, which will be one of the first models produced from its partnership with Toyota. 
 
 
Next Porsche Boxster and Cayman to Receive One Whopper of a Four-Cylinder Engine  Mar 21st, 2014 
Racing development should push the engine to 400 horsepower. 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Classic Center Staffers Pick S-Class Favorites  Apr 9th, 2013 
Our most recent trip to Germany was all about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. First we previewed the interior of the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (it’s really nice) and then it was off to Benz’s Classic Center in Fellbach where we got a quick refresher course on the S-Class lineage. Mercedes first started using the S-Class designation [...] 
 
 
We Hear: Mercedes Planning Mini-Fighting X-Class Cars  Apr 4th, 2013 
Mercedes-Benz and BMW are known rivals, but a new report from Automobile suggests that the German automaker from Stuttgart is gunning for BMW’s Mini division and BMW’s own upcoming front-drive model with a new subcompact X-Class range. Thanks to its partnership with Renault-Nissan, Mercedes will have access to a flexible shared platform upon which it [...] 
 
 
Carfax Partners with Volvo  Apr 4th, 2013 

carfax_logoCarfax has been chosen by Volvo Cars of North America to provide vehicle history information for the Volvo Certified Pre-Owned program. Since 1999, certified Volvo dealers have run a Carfax vehicle history report on all Volvo cars submitted for certification. Under the renewed agreement, Volvo and its certified dealers are providing consumers with free Carfax reports for every certified Volvo vehicle.

 
 
 
Milestone: Mini Sells 500,000th Vehicle in the U.S.  Apr 4th, 2013 
In just over 11 years after BMW revived the Mini brand in the U.S., the premium nameplate has scored its 500,000 sale. The brand’s success in the U.S. and abroad has inspired a number of imitators from automakers who want to sell small cars at a premium price. Mini sales numbered 24,590 units in 2002. [...] 
 
 
  Apr 24th, 2012 
What will you do with your tax refund?
http://wot.motortrend.com/a-taxing-question-what-will-you-do-with-your-refund-193227.html 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz's 'invisible' electric car turns heads  Mar 8th, 2012 
Mercedes-Benz has created a vehicle it claims is "virtually invisible" - to the environment, that is.The German car manufacturer has blanketed one side of its new F-Cell vehicle in sheets ...  
 
 
High turnout at Detroit auto show  Jan 24th, 2012 
Over 800,000 people attended this year's Detroit auto show, said a media report. 
 
 
Used-Car Values to Increase 3 to 5 Percent, KBB Reports  Jan 17th, 2012 
Kelley Blue Book said it anticipates used-car values to increase 3 to 5 percent in the first quarter of 2012, with gains to continue into the second quarter. 
 
 
First day Auto Show attendance of 92,106 best in five years  Jan 15th, 2012 
Detroit - Opening day of the North American International Auto Show recorded its strongest first day attendance in five years, organizers said Saturday night."We are absolutely thrilled at ...  
 
 
Is the U.S. Auto Industry on Track for a Comeback  Jan 9th, 2012 
More than three years after bad management, a swooning global economy, and foreign competition gutted the U.S. auto industry, car makers are revving up for a comeback at what's likely to be one ...  
 
 
TuneIn Radio talks apps, cars, discovery and streaming rivals  Jan 5th, 2012 
apps era. That said, the company has been around for much longer than the app stores, having been founded in 2002.The service, which enables people to listen to ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz, BMW vie for US luxury car crown  Dec 31st, 2011 
DETROIT: In a first, two German manufacturers-Mercedes-Benz and BMW- are dueling for the honor of being the top luxury brand sold in the United States. With the champion of the past 11 years, ...  
 
 
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec 4Matic: Review notes: A perfect luxury diesel application   Dec 22nd, 2011 
EDITOR WES RAYNAL: I love this 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec. 
 
 
Auto industry poised for employment growth, experts say  Nov 29th, 2011 
The Detroit Three are poised to go on a hiring binge over the next four years as car and truck sales rebound and new labor contracts make it less costly for the automakers to add employees in the ...  
 
 
TRW unveils new generation of adaptive airbags  Nov 29th, 2011 
Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in automotive safety systems, is today announcing its next generation of adaptive frontal passenger ...  
 
 
Updates to Trucking Regulations and Driver Hours Behind the Wheel  Sep 21st, 2011 
When trucker fatigue leads to serious injuries or fatal accidents, truck accident attorneys help clients pursue justice and personal injury compensation 
 
 
AutoTrader.com: Drop in Gas Prices Fueling Popularity of Trucks, SUVs  Sep 13th, 2011 
AutoTrader.com's Trend Engine report for August indicated that the decline in gas prices over the summer has driven consumers back toward large trucks and SUVs, particularly in the new-vehicle arena. 
 
 
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