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2013 Scion FR-S Priced at $24,200

Scion announced in a press release that the 2013 Scion FR-S, which is the fifth addition to the Scion lineup, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $24,200 before destination charges. The base four-seat, rear-wheel drive FR-S has a six-speed manual transmission that’s mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Choosing the six-speed manual transmission, which comes with paddle shifters, adds $1,100 to the ... continue reading»

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GM to Replace Chevrolet Volt Charging Cord

GM is replacing all 120-volt charging cords in Chevrolet Volts that have been sold so far. The new cord and plug will be more heat-resistant. The cord replacement follows “complaints from Chevrolet Volt owners whose 120-volt charging cords overheated and in a few cases melted, raising questions about the cords' durability,” Yahoo! Autos reports. Cars.com says the 240-volt charging cord that also comes with the Chevrolet Volt does not need to be replaced. “GM spokesman Randal Fox says the ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, Model News, Battery Fire, charging cord

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, but Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the refreshed SUV ahead of time. The GLK-Class is an upscale compact SUV with seating for five, and gets some fairly significant revisions for the 2013 model year. According to a press release, next year’s GLK will offer a diesel powertrain, further growing Mercedes’ BlueTec lineup. The new 2.1-liter four-cylinder BlueTec diesel engine will make 190 ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Mercedes Benz GLK, Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show

Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will make its American debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The Crosstrek will be a crossover-type vehicle and will be brand new to the U.S. market, Subaru says in a press release. Based on the Subaru Impreza platform, the Crosstrek compact crossover will offer two different all-wheel drive systems. Kicking Tires notes that the Crosstrek will have a ride height of 8.7 inches, which is higher than many crossovers, and ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show, 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

The Hyundai Sonata will be updated for 2014, and a redesigned Hyundai Genesis sedan will debut in 2013, Hyundai CEO Kim Choong-ho told Reuters Wednesday. The Sonata debuted in the U.S. in 1989, and the current generation was redesigned in 2011, while the Genesis sedan debuted in the U.S. as a 2009 model and was updated for 2012. The Sonata is Hyundai’s best-selling model in the U.S., making up 35 percent of all Hyundai U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Genesis, Affordable Midsize Cars, Affordable Large Cars, Model News

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