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Volvo Increases Horsepower in Three Models

Earlier this month, we reported that Volvo was giving power upgrades to the C30, C70 and S40 models with a five-cylinder turbocharged engine. Now, Volvo has announced that a few more models will see a horsepower increase. The Volvo XC60 and XC70 crossovers and the S60 sedan will gain 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque as a part of the new Polestar performance package, which will be available on T6 models. Using tuning software, the package brings all three ... continue reading»

Tags: Volvo S60, Volvo XC70, Volvo XC60, Model News

Maybach Brand Will be Discontinued

Though most of us will never be able to afford an exotic car, many of these brands’ technological advancements eventually filter down to our everyday cars. Daimler AG, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has announced that Maybach will no longer be one of those technology-exporting brands, starting in 2013. The brand is being discontinued after the 2012 model year. The Maybach brand has been in trouble for a long time, though it managed to limp through the automotive world’s shakeup ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Mercedes Benz S Class, Maybach, Exotic Cars

Infiniti Teases Hybrid Sports Car Concept

Infiniti has released images of an upcoming hybrid sports car concept, which will debut in March 2012 at the Geneva Auto Show. “At the Geneva Show next year, we will present our vision for a totally new kind of inspired premium performance car,” says Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan, in a press release. Official specs on the new concept car have yet to be released. However, Autoweek indicates that the new concept will combine a gas engine with ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Concept Cars, Infiniti, Luxury Sports Cars, Hybrid Cars, Geneva Auto Show

J.D. Power Says Navigation Systems Frustrate Owners

As new cars continue to add more gadgetry, the bulk of consumers find the man-machine interface more frustrating, at least according to a new study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. “Vehicle owners are continuing to experience a high number of problems with factory-installed navigation systems, primarily with routing quality and system usability,” says J.D. Power. The study says that the most frequently reported issues with vehicle navigation systems include “Address/street/city not found”, followed by difficulty ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Car Tech, Stats and Studies

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Pricing Announced

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco will start at $25,995 when it goes on sale in early 2012, including the destination fee. Chevrolet says in a statement the 2013 Malibu Eco should get 26/38 mpg city/highway using General Motors’ eAssist mild hybrid system. The gas-only 2012 Malibu gets an EPA-estimated 22/33 mpg city/highway with the four-cylinder engine and 17/26 mpg with the V6. The eAssist system is already in use in GM vehicles like the ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Model News, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

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