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First Edition XC90 Sells Out in 47 Hours

First Edition XC90 Sells Out in 47 Hours

Analysts have been laying the future success of Volvo Cars—which continues to rise in China and Sweden despite falling off in the United States—at the feet of the 2015 XC90, which the company itself has long positioned as the figurehead of the brand’s directional shift. That Volvo began offering the first 1,927 XC90s to the […]

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2015 Volvo XC90 Exterior Revealed, Looks Tasty

2015 Volvo XC90 Exterior Revealed, Looks Tasty

Over the last few months, Volvo has taken the unique approach of revealing their 2015 XC90 from the inside out. Starting with the gorgeous interior and the in-car control system, then focusing on the absurdly fuel-efficient T8 powertrain and industry-first safety features, and stopping just long enough to focus on the benefits of SPA and […]

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Vincentric Determines Hyundai CPO Vehicles are Best Value

Vincentric Determines Hyundai CPO Vehicles are Best Value

If you’re not someone who buys their cars new, Hyundai has yet another persuasive reason to check out their Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. After a rigorous assessment, Vincentric LLC, a private data-analysis firm, has awarded the Hyundai Veloster and Hyundai Santa Fe as the best in their categories for overall CPO value. As part of […]

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IIHS Picks 7 Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles as Teen-Friendly

IIHS Picks 7 Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles as Teen-Friendly

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has put together its first-ever list of safest used vehicles for teenagers, and a great many Honda pre-owned vehicles have been named as ideal choices for first-time drivers for their safety and reliability. Honda pre-owned vehicles named by the IIHS as some of the best choices below $20,000 […]

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IIHS Awards 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ Honor

IIHS Awards 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ Honor

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just awarded the 2015 Sonata the Top Safety Pick+ designation, the highest distinction that the institute doles out to vehicles. Specifically, the Sonata equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system was given the Plus distinction. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis also earned this top honor. “The Top […]

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BMW 2 Series Earns 2014 Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

BMW 2 Series Earns 2014 Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The BMW 2 Series has received plaudits for performance, refinement, and pretty much all of the aspects folks have come to expect from BMWs. You can now add 2014 Top Safety Pick+ to the list of reasons why the 2 Series is among the best that the industry has to offer. 2 Series models built […]

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New Airbag Design Debuts in 2015 Mustang

New Airbag Design Debuts in 2015 Mustang

There are plenty of reasons that people are getting all excited about the impending launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang. Granted, airbags was probably not among those things, but Ford’s announcement of a new airbag design that will debut in the new Mustang is actually quite a bit more exciting than you’d think. This new […]

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World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Mexico

World Cup of Cars: Brazil vs. Mexico

In today’s Brazil vs. Mexico World Cup match, the host country takes on a seemingly weaker competitor. During qualifying matches, Brazil claimed 22 wins and 71 goals while Mexico only scraped by with about half of each of those figures. But in the World Cup of Cars series, those stats don’t matter. We want to […]

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Buick’s Rearview Camera to be Standard on All 2015 Models

Buick’s Rearview Camera to be Standard on All 2015 Models

According to statements today, Buick’s rearview camera will become standard technology on the entire 2015 Buick lineup. “Rear backup cameras have become like power windows and air conditioning,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “While they’re not standard on every car, yet, it’s rare to operate a new vehicle without them. The […]

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Ford Virtual Crash Tests Mean Safer Cars

Ford Virtual Crash Tests Mean Safer Cars

Work smarter, not harder – which is exactly what Ford is doing when it comes to their crash tests and safety data analysis. Ford uses a combination of virtual and physical crash tests when developing and updating vehicles. Ford virtual crash tests help the automaker in developing safe vehicles before they are ever physically tested, […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee History

Jeep Grand Cherokee History

Introduction The Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced in 1992, and was originally planned to be the replacement to the Jeep Cherokee. With the SUV market just taking off and Cherokee sales remaining strong, Jeep ended up deciding to keep both vehicles in their lineup. Related: Dodge Celebrates Centennial with Look Back at 1915 Touring Car […]

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Volvo S80 History

Volvo S80 History

Introduction The Volvo S80 is a mid-size luxury sedan that has been in production since 1998. The S80 has helped Volvo establish itself as premium automaker with car-buyers since its inception, and has changed the way North American buyers viewed the nameplate through its multiple generations. Early History The very first Volvo S80 was based […]

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Overview

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Overview

2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Exterior Anyone can recognize a Volkswagen Beetle or a number of the German automaker’s sedans, but when you see the 2014 Touareg TDI brandishing the VW logo, you may have to double take. The bold front fascia of the 2014 Touareg is unlike anything VW has ever created, and the standard […]

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 as an agency of the United States government’s executive branch and their Department of Transportation. Today, the NHTSA is primarily known for authoring and applying Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and conducting crash testing—vehicles that receive the annual NHTSA […]

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

History and Information on the life saving organization.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit organization that was established in 1959 in Arlington, Virginia, by three major insurance agencies. Over fifty-plus years, the IIHS has evolved to become one of the nation’s leading nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the automotive industry and is increasingly committed to significantly decreasing […]

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2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Are 5-star Safety Winners

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 Are 5-star Safety Winners

It was announced Thursday that both the regular and double cab versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 earned the top 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program. It was previously confirmed that crew cab models of the 2014 Chevy […]

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Lightweight Steel in the 2014 Chevy Silverado Means More Capability

Lightweight Steel in the 2014 Chevy Silverado Means More Capability

Chevrolet compares its decision to drop traditional steel in favor of lightweight, high-strength steels in the 2014 Chevy Silverado to “athletes who burn fat and build muscle to become more competitive.”  It isn’t a perfect analogy, however, because muscle weighs more than fat, but the presence of new, lightweight steel in the 2014 Chevy Silverado […]

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Toyota the Most Valuable Automotive Brand in the World

Toyota the Most Valuable Automotive Brand in the World

Interbrand is a global consultancy firm, which annually publishes a list of the Best Global Brands.  For 2013, 14 automakers made the list, but Toyota came in at No.10, effectively making Toyota the most valuable automotive brand in the word. Toyota retained the No. 10 spot that it earned last year, despite the Japanese automaker […]

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