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Volkswagen Cross Coupe Debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

There’s no denying that the Volkswagen CC took some styling cues from the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Now, Volkswagen has introduced its latest concept, the Cross Coupé, which shares some traits with the BMW X6. The Cross Coupé, however, does offer a unique twist under the hood. “The compact crossover gives a strong hint toward the future design language and technology of the company’s coming vehicles,” says The Wall Street Journal. “The car maker says the Cross Coupe, which seats ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Hybrid SUVs, Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen Cross Coupe

2013 Subaru BRZ Revealed at Tokyo Motor Show

Recently, we caught a glimpse of what the Subaru BRZ might look like when the concept debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, Subaru has unveiled the new affordable sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show. The BRZ is a rear-wheel drive sports car that features a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine. “It was developed as a joint-project between Subaru and Toyota Motor Corporation, to bring to the world a sports car with superior steering response and driving pleasure that everyone ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Model News, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR S, Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota and Lexus Raise Prices on Select Models

If you’ve been shopping for a 2012 Toyota or Lexus, you’ll want to head to the dealership before the automaker raises prices. Toyota announced price increases for the 2012 Corolla and Venza, which go up on Dec. 5. “The price of the 2012 Toyota Corolla models increased between $220 and $310,” writes Edmunds. The base Corolla L will start at $16,130, while a Corolla S with an automatic transmission will cost $18,820. The 2012 Toyota Venza ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Prices, Lexus LS, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Lexus LS Hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Model News

Dodge Journey and FIAT 500 Recalled for Brake Fluid Problem

Chrysler Group is recalling some 2012 Dodge Journey and 2012 FIAT 500 vehicles because they may have contaminated brake fluid. About 340 vehicles are affected, and were built from Oct. 24 through Oct. 26, 2011. The contaminated brake fluid could cause the brake system’s sealing components to degrade, which could lead to a loss of braking ability and a possible crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Chrysler Group and ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Dodge Journey, Fiat 500, Model News

GM Offers Loaner Cars to Worried Chevrolet Volt Owners

General Motors said Monday it will provide a free GM loaner vehicle to any Chevrolet Volt owner who is concerned about the car’s post-crash safety and fire risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently opened an investigation into the safety of the lithium-ion batteries used in the Volt and other electric cars, like the Nissan Leaf, after a Chevy Volt caught on fire at the NHTSA test facility several weeks after the agency’s side pole crash test ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet Volt, Model News

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