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Chevrolet Reveals Updated Traverse Ahead of New York Auto Show

A refreshed 2013 Chevrolet Traverse was revealed ahead of its debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The eight-passenger Traverse receives exterior and interior updates, as well as safety and technology upgrades, Chevrolet says in a press release. Along with its platform mates, the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, the 2013 Traverse will receive GM’s new center airbag as an option, which is designed to protect front-seat occupants during a side-impact collision. Since the center airbag is ... continue reading»

Tags: Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Toyota Highlander, Buick Enclave, Ford Flex, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Toyota, Model News

BMW X1 to Make US Debut at New York Auto Show

An all-new entry level BMW SUV will make its U.S. debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Called the X1, BMW says in a press release that the new luxury compact SUV will be on sale stateside this summer. While BMW hasn’t yet announced pricing or where the SUV will slot in the automaker’s U.S. vehicle lineup, BMW’s United Kingdom website indicates that the X1 slots below the X3 in both size and ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3, BMW X1, BMW, Model News

Will the Fiat 500 Abarth Boost FIAT Sales?

When the 2012 Fiat 500 went on sale last year, Chrysler Group predicted that the Italian mini car would be an instant hit. But Chrysler Group didn’t meet its 2011 sales goal of 50,000 units, selling only 19,769 models by the end of 2011. Chrysler Group hopes that the introduction of the performance-oriented Fiat 500 Abarth will appeal to a new audience. “When we originally launched the car, a lot of our struggles came from the fact ... continue reading»

Tags: Fiat 500, Chrysler, Model News, FIAT 500 Abarth

2013 Ford Explorer Gains Sport Model

Ford is adding the 2013 Explorer Sport to the Explorer lineup later this year, and has designed the new model for shoppers who want an Explorer with a more powerful engine and a sportier interior and exterior. The 2013 Explorer Sport will feature a 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost engine that can tow 5,000 pounds and will make at least 350 horsepower, Ford says in a press release. That’s 110 horsepower more than the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost ... continue reading»

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New EPA Fuel Economy Labels Starting to Hit Dealerships

The federal government debuted redesigned fuel economy window stickers last May in an effort to increase awareness about how much car shoppers spend on fuel. The new stickers are mandatory on all 2013 model-year vehicles, which are starting to hit dealer lots. Some automakers implemented the new stickers on their 2012 model-year vehicles. The new labels aim to provide consumers with more information, specifically on the annual fuel cost and environmental impact rating. But the estimated annual fuel cost, for ... continue reading»

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