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Hyundai, Volvo Recalls Affect Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Volvo S60 and XC60

Hyundai and Volvo have issued two separate recalls that could affect a total of 17,470 vehicles. The Hyundai recall applies to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years, and includes 14,728 vehicles. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says these models do not meet the federal safety standard for “occupant crash protection.” Motor Trend says that the rear center seatbelt can be detached, but that feature is only allowed in vehicles ... continue reading»

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2013 Honda Crosstour Concept Slated for New York Auto Show

The 2012 Honda Crosstour certainly stands out from the rest of the Honda lineup. However, in this case, unique looks don’t necessarily add up to moving cars off dealer lots. According to Honda’s February sales report, just 1,991 Crosstours have been sold so far this year. That’s a far cry from heavy hitters like the 2012 Civic and Accord, as Honda reported year-to-date sales of 48,970 Civics and 34,361 Accords. The Crosstour’s low ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen to Bring Electric Golf to US

Volkswagen will bring an electric version of its Golf small car, called the E-Golf, to U.S. dealerships as a 2014 model. The automaker will also launch a nine-month, 20-car test fleet program starting next month to assess the E-Golf’s performance, features and charging capabilities. Though VW hasn’t announced the official launch date for the E-Golf in America, Automotive News spoke with Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Jonathan Browning at the Geneva Motor Show, who said ... continue reading»

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2013 Mazda CX-5, which is an all-new compact crossover vehicle, recently earned top safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Because of its exceptional safety scores, the IIHS designated the CX-5 as a Top Safety Pick. In IIHS testing, the affordable compact SUV earned the top score of “good” in front, side and rear crash tests and roof strength tests. The 2013 Mazda CX-5 joins other affordable compact SUVs that are IIHS Top Safety Picks, including the ... continue reading»

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Buick Revamps Lease Deals to Lure Customers

Buick rolled out a new auto lease program on its entire lineup last week. Buick’s new two-year lease deals include free maintenance, as well as tech features, like subscriptions to satellite radio and OnStar, which are included free of charge for the duration of the lease. Brian Sweeney, VP of Buick and GMC sales and service, touts the Experience Buick lease program in a statement as “providing buyers two full years of all-inclusive, worry-free driving.” Automotive News says that ... continue reading»

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